When I am in Trance, am I asleep? Would I be aware of what is going on around me?

No, you are definitely not asleep, though to an observer, you appear to be sleeping because you are in a state of deep physical relaxation. You are completely awake and aware of your surroundings. While in Trance, you are actually more alert and aware than you typically are in your normal waking state.

About Stielmond

Prin­ci­pal Clin­i­cal Hyp­nother­a­pist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioner, Motivational Interview (MI) Practitioner. Bachelor in Information Technology, (CQU).