Hypnosis is a natural and very normal state of mind in which the body experiences deep physical relaxation while the mind remains clear, alert, and focused. In this altered state of awareness, the subconscious mind becomes highly suggestible. A person naturally enters this state many times during a normal day, unaware that this is even happening.
For example, how many times have you been thinking about something while driving your car and suddenly realize that your exit was three miles back? Many go to the movies and get so involved in the drama of the story that we forget we are only watching a movie. Everyone daydreams from time to time. All of these are examples of a natural state of hypnosis called “environmental hypnosis.”