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swallowing when my light switch is off?

Hi, All! I've been having trouble avoiding the impulse to swallow during my hypnosis sessions. If my light switch is off, is this a problem? Am I overriding my switch? I have terrible allergies that create extra fluid in my throat, and so I feel like I'll drown if I don't swallow. Is there any way that swallowing could count as involuntary movement? Thank you for your help!
  • Replied by Rachel Carrales on Tuesday, February 12 2013, 12:16 PM · Hide · #1
    Thank you for the replies! I feel better now : )
  • Replied by Jenn King Lasek on Monday, February 11 2013, 05:34 PM · Hide · #2
    Hi Rachel,
    You can absolutely consider swallowing as an automatic response, therefore involuntary & necessary (like breathing).
    1 vote by Jen
    Replied by Erika Park on Saturday, February 09 2013, 08:13 PM · Hide · #3
    I'm not an expert, but I think that as long as you're defining your "off" to be the exact same every time that you're probably ok. I've been fighting a cough for pretty much the whole time I've been practicing my hypnobabies, so I've considered swallowing to be one of those natural, involuntary body functions (like breathing) that you leave on. Whenever I feel a big cough tickle coming, I've switched to center to cough, then back to off again.
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