What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state in which you are relaxed and focused. It is
the state you are in when engrossed in a movie or novel. You pass
through the state each night when you drop off to sleep and just after
you awaken each morning. Because you are relaxed, and because you
are focused on the suggestions, then these suggestions are readily
accepted by the unconscious mind and acted upon. Usually this state is induced by another person, the hypnotist, but it can be self induced. Doing self-hypnosis follows exactly the same procedure as when hypnotized by another person. The major difference is that it requires a degree of dissociation because you are both the hypnotist
and the person being being hypnotized. However, dissociation is something we all do quite frequently.
The success of all hypnosis is based on two factors: