Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that is achieved by a singular thought in which suggestion is more readily accepted. A more general definition is being more suggestible than usual. This enhanced suggestibility is created by a specific formula: Expectation + Realization = Belief . Hypnosis is a state of heightened mental awareness using repetition, fixation, and relaxation. My first experience with hypnosis I was disappointed.
I thought I would be “put under” and some “magic” would be performed on me and I would wake up cured!! Since then, I have learned that many people believe that too, and are afraid of that happening to them. Contrary to my original belief hypnosis is very natural and we all experience hypnotic states many times.