You are not asleep. Sometimes hypnotists use the word sleep, but in hypnosis it means a deep state of physical and mental relaxation with a heightened sense of awareness. You will hear things going on around you, they just won’t seem very important. You will remember most of which you'd normally recall from any conversation. You may choose to take a break from my voice and do your own thing for awhile, but the subconscious mind is always listening. You may emerge from hypnosis thinking that it didn’t work because you remember so much – and of course, this is exactly what is supposed to happen! I may even have you open your eyes and talk, and all the while you will still be in trance. All of this is perfectly normal.