What is Hypnosis?

So, it turns out that one of the most helpful answers to the oft-asked question, What is Hypnosis?, is also one of the most vague. I've said for a good few years that when clients ask that question they are usually asking something different to academics or professionals. In my experience, clients don't tend to be enquiring as to how involved their pre-frontal cortex will be, or whether they will be experiencing alpha or theta levels. Yet, having said that, I would still offer my answer as valid and useful to the researchers and hypnotists as well. What exactly is happening with hypnosis? What criteria can we use to define it? What is Art? By way of a poor analogy,...

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