It feels amazing.
After discussing my terrible habits, we finally switch gears get into hypnosis. We begin by discussing another form I had filled out, which asked me whether I primarily rely on my sight, vision, or feeling to interpret the world around me. My answers suggested that I’m evenly split between being visual and kinesthetic.
“That information is going to help me better connect with you in just a moment,” he says, and then hands me a pair of headphones to put on. He picks up a microphone and starts talking over a very soothing backing track. I close my eyes as he talks me back from ten. With each number, my body gets heavier and by the time he’s at “one,” I’m just about as relaxed as one can be while fully conscious.
Rose asks me to visualize being on a tropical island and describes the sensory information I experience as I walk down a grassy hill, through a rainforest, and out onto a beach where I see a white, fluffy cloud representing my problems loom overhead, darken, then dissipate. I feel amazing.