When people are in trance, they feel wonderful, and sometimes patients are not in a hurry to return from this wonderful experience. Dr. Lazarus has had extensive training not only in guiding people into trance, but also in helping them return to being fully alert.
When patients practice self-hypnosis alone, they will always return to their usual state of mind. Because trance is so relaxing, occasionally, patients may fall asleep while in trance.
It is important to reiterate here that trance is not sleep! The only time individuals usually fall asleep during trance is when they are tired.
If this happens, then upon awakening, they will once again be in their usual state of mind.