Is it possible to get stuck or trapped in hypnosis?
Fear of not waking up from hypnosis again
For many people, the fear of not waking up from hypnosis resonates. This is also understandable, because even today hypnosis is something mystical and intangible for many people. There are horror stories that the hypnotist can't get you out of hypnosis, that you have to stay in a trance for the rest of your life and walk around as if remote-controlled or even fall into a kind of hypnotic coma. But is such a thing really possible?
No, you don't have to worry about getting stuck in hypnosis and not waking up. First of all, you are not asleep during it, nor are you unconscious. Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness of your brain. This is created and maintained with the help of the hypnotist, but it is not possible for you to remain permanently in hypnosis. When you are deeply immersed in the events of a book, you also do not stay in this other world forever. A stimulus from the outside, your body telling you that it is time to change position or fatigue is already enough to be back in the here and now.
Fall asleep under hypnosis
Even if you should fall asleep during hypnosis, you wake up normally and the hypnosis is dissolved. People who are hypnotized are usually very relaxed. So it can happen quite quickly that you fall asleep. If you appear to the session already tired and stressed, the probability is even higher. But this is not a problem at all, neither will the therapist resent you for it, nor will you get stuck in hypnosis. You will simply wake up again or the hypnotist will gently wake you up when the session is over. Usually, however, the hypnotherapist will discharge the hypnosis so that you are completely clear and oriented again afterwards. You can think of hypnosis as a state between being awake and being asleep. This is a natural experience that the body can regulate all by itself. After all, you wake up every morning as well. Even if no one would get you out of hypnosis, you will wake up by yourself after a certain time. So far, no person has been stuck in hypnosis and will not be in the future. Remember, every day countless people go to hypnosis - this procedure is completely harmless.