Yes. Just as when you are asleep, your subconscious is aware of things going on around you, you’ll be aware of things during hypnosis, but they just won’t bother you. You’ll still be able to hear normal sounds around you if those sounds are happening near enough for you to hear – traffic, dogs barking, music, the air conditioner, other people talking, and of course, the voice of the hypnotherapist. In fact, the hypnotherapist will probably suggest the other sounds will help you to relax more.
Do not expect to go to sleep or lose touch with reality. You are fully aware, and you will know everything that is going on around you.
Being hypnotized may not feel as you expect it to feel, but that does not mean that you were not in a hypnotic state.
The hypnotic state is very pleasant. You feel mentally very calm, content, relaxed, focused, and yet alert. It is a form of deep mental and physical relaxation.