Ancient civilizations believed that hypnosis was a way to alter the human state of mind, in order to promote subconscious healing of the body. Unfortunately, much of today's society views hypnosis as no more than a parlor trick. But what many do not realize is that they are in a hypnotic state several times a day! Any time you find yourself staring, or driving and not remembering how you got there because your mind was wandering, you were actually in a hypnotic state! Best described as an altered state, in which the mind is relaxed and focused, hypnosis can be one of the most useful tools our brains have to offer us. Breaking habits, pain management, anesthesia and healing progression, can all be enhanced by the use of hypnosis. By using the power of suggestion, hypnosis can create a relaxed state that can help the receiver overcome a multitude of obstacles. The following article will help teach you how to hypnotize people, in order to encourage the benefits of subconscious healing.