People have been arguing over hypnosis for year, and even science is yet to explain how hypnosis works. It is more than a mystery, more than a puzzle with scientists yet to arrive at a conclusion. Fortunately, psychiatrists have answers to this intriguing state of mind. It is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and imagination. Not not like sleep but more like day dreaming. Deep hypnosis, often compared to the relaxed mental state between wakefulness and sleep, is now getting popular, to cure anxiety and stress. The interesting part - it is practiced with soothing instrumental music which varies from sound of rain, waterfall or sea waves. In this state, people get suggestible Under the charm of the hypnotist, even sensible adults start walking or singing at the top of their voices. The phenomenon of hypnosis is still a mystery and no wonder mysteries keep out interest alive.
In reality, real hypnosis bears little resemblance to these stereotyped images. According to John Kihlstrom, "The hypnotist does not hypnotize the individual. Rather, the hypnotist serves as a sort of coach or tutor whose job is to help the person become hypnotized"2 While hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like trance state, it is better expressed as a state characterized by focused attention, heightened suggestibility and vivid fantasies.