Why can a hypnotized person overcome pain? What about amnesia – forget a number for instance? Exhibit some behaviours that is inhibited when the person is at wakeful state?
The answer lies in our thought – the thought that our mind sends to other parts of the body. It does not matter whether it is during wakeful state or trance state. When we are conscious, the thought we have (say we cannot remember the number 5) will allow us to deliberately control and forget that number. When in hypnosis, whether you intend to forget number 5 or not, it does not matter. Your subconscious is much more powerful. It can override your conscious intention and response to the hypnotist suggestions.