Can I get stuck in Hypnosis?
Again, this idea is a Hollywood creation to spark the imagination of its audiences. I saw this in the now cult comedy The Office where one of the characters went to a hypnotist and was hypnotized. While under hypnosis the Hypnotist dies. This scenario plays on the fears and lack of knowledge of the general public. In reality, if for some reason the Hypnotherapist were to leave the room and not come back the client would do one of two things: They would simply come out of trance and leave the room or they would fall asleep for a short time, wake up feeling refreshed and leave the room.
Most people spend a good part of their day in some form of trance and there have been occasions that I have had to count someone up from trance before working with them.
Occasionally you can find a report here or there online about some kids getting "stuck" in hypnosis. Usually this means that the hypnotist isn't skilled enough to bring the people back or the people are choosing to stay in this peaceful state of total relaxation longer then the hypnotist anticipated after trying to bring them up.
In any event, because hypnosis is a natural state, no one stays in trance for long.
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Ron Lake C.C.Ht.
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with a number of specialty certifications. I am constantly continuing my education and as I do so I want to share with anyone who is interested. .