Hypnosis is a state characterized by increased suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by trained hypnotherapists
In reality, it is more like daydreaming, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a good book or movie. It is also a state of focused concentration and when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought. In the everyday “trance” of a daydream or movie, an imaginary world seems somewhat real to you, in the sense that it fully engages your emotions.