You’re driving down the road, lost in a daydream, and suddenly you notice that you’ve driven past your exit. Welcome to the everyday experience of hypnosis!
People that don’t know much about hypnosis think of it as being in a sleep state, but actually it is not at all like that. More accurately, hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness – an experience of focused attention. It can also be defined as a guided daydreaming; a natural, altered state of consciousness; a half-ligth state; as a process of influential communication; and as a relaxed, hyper-suggestible state.
Relaxation is a pleasant byproduct of hypnosis; however, being relaxed isn’t necessary for hypnosis to occur. Moreover, most people experience numerous other benefits from hypnosis, including stress reduction, increased focus and greater confidence!