Is it safe and do I go to sleep ? Hypnosis is completely safe. Although we use the word sleep. Our volunteers do not actually go to sleep as we know it. If they did they would not be able to hear the instructions given to them. All they are doing is transferring from there conscious mind to their sub conscious mind. They are at all times fully aware of where they are, and what they are doing. In fact if the hypnotist requests them to do something against their morals or religion, they simply will not do it.