Hypnosis can be utilized in various ways, though the hypnotic state not always called hypnosis. Hypnosis is used for entertainment purposes (stage shows) or in a clinical setting, such as hypnotherapy to make positive changes in a person’s life.

Hypnosis is also used in the medical and dental fields.  Some psychologists, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists use hypnosis as an adjunct to treatments.  Self-hypnosis is an integral component in yoga, biofeedback, and meditation.  Top athletes also use self-hypnosis when they focus during competition to get into the zone.