I told you about the times when my hypnosis sessions with Jer went right. But neither of us have told you about the virtual one that nearly ended in disaster.
Hypnotherapy is done by real people in real situations. Occasionally, things go wrong.
The Night The Phone Rang…
All was going according to plan. We had good Internet connections, quiet rooms, and full concentration. UNTIL…
RING!!! 5 times in the room right next to me.
Jer never heard it. He kept going as if everything was normal (my microphone was not strong enough to pick up neither the ringing nor the subsequent answering machine message.) The sounds were muffled, but they distracted me all the same. I was straining to stay with him.
Once I was fully awake, I swore that in the future, if I found myself alone in my home during a therapy session, I would turn off every phone in it.
Why was this such a huge disruption?
Why are you being told this story? Because it illustrates 2 of the most basic but least understood points about trances.
Trances are fragile.
Trust. Lack of background noise. Concentration. Those are the elements upon which the magic hinges. Take two of them away, and the whole session or show (affiliate link) will instantly collapse. On the night when my phone startled me, without my efforts to hang on, everything would have fallen apart.
You will hear everything.
One of the biggest concerns that every potential client has is: “What if an accident happens in my space while I’m under?”. You think you’ll lose your awareness of everything that is not a part of your session. But the exact opposite really is true. The smallest distraction will drive you crazy unless you know it is absolutely nothing that needs your attention.
Want to know more about what it was really like to be hypnotized live with Jer? Ask me about it in a reply.