Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. Everyone has already experienced hypnosis; by accident or by plan. In this natural altered state of mind, visualization and imagery are greatly improved.
Hypnosis is the by-pass of the critical factor (the mental blocking part) of the conscious mind combined with the establishment of acceptable, selective thinking.
“Hypnosis is a natural process by which critical thinking is diminished and internal visualization (imagery) is greatly heightened”. Athletes love this and the ability to tap into ‘the zone’!
It is a natural state of mind and is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. People go in and out of hypnosis all day long without even realizing they are in a natural altered (day-dreamy) state. As we intently listen to our Pastor or Rabbi, we automatically go into a ‘trance like state’. We are deep in our subconscious minds.
Example: When a person is staring into a beautifully lit fire in a fireplace, they find themselves entranced (deeply absorbed) in the beauty of the flames. Frequently, that person is in a natural and chosen light, ‘trance like state’ of hypnosis. Our creator designed our minds to dream big; when we do that, we automatically go into a natural, ‘trance-like’ day-dreamy state.