What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of mind with a deep level of focus.  Forms of hypnosis are experience by most people every day. Have you ever been driving down the highway and spaced out and missed your exit, even though you drive the same route five days a week?  Or maybe you’ve realized fifteen minutes into your favorite T.V. show that you have no idea what you’ve been watching.  With both experiences, although the state of mind was unbidden as it is in hypnotherapy, are forms of hypnosis.