Hypnosis Step #4 - Termination
You should formally identify the end of every hypnotic session. By
doing this you provide a clear demarcation between the hypnotic state
and your ordinary conscious awareness. A clear termination also prevents
your self-hypnosis practice session from turning into a nap. If you
want to take a nap, take a nap. But don't do it in a way that sleeping
becomes associated with self-hypnosis practice.
If you are practicing at bedtime and don't care if you go on to sleep,
that is okay. But still draw the line in your mind to indicate the end
of your self-hypnosis session.
To terminate the session, think to yourself that you are going to be fully awake and alert after you count up to, say, three.
"One, I'm beginning to come out of it, moving toward a waking
state. Two, I'm becoming more alert, getting ready to wake up. Three,
I'm completely awake." Something like that.