Our heart rate is a sure indicator of stress and discomfort, but also of relaxation and well-being, and can be positively influenced by hypnosis. When people are under stress, they can notice themselves that their pulse is increasing. Hypnosis can positively influence this state and ensure a feeling of well-being. Hypnosis can slow the heart rate. The heart rate is brought back to normal by deliberately bringing about a calm and relaxed state.