Somebody I know asked me if, when they're listening to their hypnosis tape, if their mind wanders and they find they're not at all listening to the voice on the tape, is anything therapeutic happening?
Now, on one hand I'm thinking that it's fine and that the mind wandering is keeping the conscious mind tied up while whatever's on the tape can go more smoothly into the unconscious.
But I remember speaking to Roger about learning, and absorbing information. A fellow student on the diploma had said that she barely wrote notes, because she fully trusted her unconscious to retain all the info for her.
I thought she was very brave to do that! I write lots of notes and find them invaluable.
Roger had said that there needs to be a level of focus and concentration going on in order to retain info - some part of you which is actively engaging in the learning.
So this is where I'm wondering how focused a person might need to be (on the actual voice) while being hypnotised?