I was so excited to get hypnotized, but my first ever session didn't include hypnosis. More on understanding why I was so angry and how to "snap off" from that emotion. I learned about how to manipulate the emotion to do something better or to think and feel better. I must say, things that used to irritate me now looks funny.
But on my second and consequent visits, I was hypnotized for 15 minutes every time. If I asked you to "imagine" how it'd work, you would think that I sat on a reclined chair, with my eyes closed and oblivious to my surrounding and answer the therapist every question honestly, revealing my darkest secret and fantasy... right?
Sorry to say, that only happens on TVs.. Not with Julian.
There were no pendulum pocket watch or reclined chair involved. Just me, Julian and some soothing background music.
Instead of a Q and A session, it was more like Julian telling me to close my eyes and he'd start counting down slowly until I am fully relaxed. All the while, I'd be sitting upright on a chair with my hands on my lap. He'd then tell me to visualize peaceful mind and calm emotion and how it surge through every fiber of my being... You know like instilling ideas into my head, nice positive ideas..
If you want to relate it to Inception, you can.. it's almost the same! Minus the action, the guns, the building and Leo, of course.
You need full concentration the first 5 minutes, you can't be hungry because the growl from your tummy would just spoil it. But after the 5 minutes, you'd forget that you had tummy ache, or you'd not feel anything.
It'd be like you are in deep sleep but you could hear the sound from the air-con, Julian's voice, the door being opened and closed etc. You want to open your eyes and see what's going on but you can't! It's like your eyelids are glued!
And when Julian started counting down again to open your eyes, you started to get control of your eyes slowly. And when you open your eyes, it'd feel like you just woke up from a nap. Lightheaded and all.