Hypnosis is often misundersood . Even today there is confusion between what the term 'hypnosis' actually means and what happens when your'e 'in' hypnosis. The truth is we all enter varying levels of hypnosis constantly throughout the day. Daydreaming, watching tv, becoming engrossed in a good book, these are all examples of us experiencing hypnosis. Becoming engaged to such a degree that our imagination is completely focused, even external influences become irrelevent, although you are aware that things are happening all around you.
Children are the best examples of being engrossed in hypnosis. Their young imaginations can take them off to places in the blink of an eye. Truly believing the fantasies that they create. When we decide to enter hypnosis deliberately, what we're actually doing is commiting to 'believed imagination' that is imagining things to such an extent that we truly feel and believe we are experiencing our imaginings. By doing this in hypnotherapy we are allowing ourselves to have experiences that also trigger emotions, by triggering emotions we are then able to modify and change how we feel in certain situations, and this is where the path to change starts to happen.