When this happens the unconscious effectively hijacks us and puts us in a trance, often resulting in the instinctive Fight, Flight or Freeze response which can be disproportionate to the event itself. Whilst these instincts were necessary in Caveman times for survival, these instincts have not been updated to reflect modern living. Unfortunately the unconscious is not good at determining what is a useful habit and what is not.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you by using a light relaxed form of trance. Trance is something we all do naturally on a daily basis whether it be daydreaming, driving the car in auto pilot, or over indulging without consciously realising until after - the point is that this is something we do automatically and it is instinctive.
Bad habits, beliefs and patterns of behaviour are also believed to be a trance state and the process of Cognitive Hypnotherapy uses tools to assist you in adjusting and improving what you would like to change.