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  1. Each person has an innate blockage against external influence on the mind, but it is easily removed, there are several methods. I doubt that one of the practitioners will tell you about them.

  2. First of all, the question itself is not quite correct, because trance and hypnosis (and, for example, meditation) it's literally the same thing.

    This is a separate physiological state, different from sleep and wakefulness, contrary to the popular outdated opinion that it is “half-asleep” , etc.

    The condition for entering a trance state is a hypnogenic situation (a special combination of psychological, motor, and sensory stimuli). The realization of a hypnogenic situation is perceived by the body as eustress, as a result of adaptation to which specific physiological changes occur, which can very simply be called a state of relaxation.

    This specific condition has many interesting consequences – for example, high blood pressure tends to decrease (and even vice versa), chronic pain either goes away or decreases, etc., in other words, we can say that in a state of hypnosis, the body tends to some self-regulation, as much as possible. Accordingly, you can find a lot of specific and not very correlates – from the electrical activity of the brain ( using an electroencephalogram), from the activity of the autonomic nervous system (for example, heart rate variability). One of the properties of the hypnotic state is an increase in suggestibility and learning, which is what insidious psychotherapists use).

  3. One-piece train of explanations. Here's another one for you. Your perception (hearing, sight, touch, etc.) is a familiar signal source. But. During sleep, you can “turn away” from this signal and perceive a different source, that is, a dream. So, during entering into a trance, exactly the same thing happens. Readjustment of perception to other sources. Your nervous system is full of these sources, whether for generating dreams or trances. Call it whatever you want, and there's only one mechanism. Now in this direction, slowly and reluctantly, as all scientists carefully dig into the Visceral theory of sleep. Without loud statements. You can study it at your leisure, I'm curious.

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