Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. Many people believe they can't "get" hypnotized when, actually, they fall into trance all the time. For example, in boring classes or lectures, you may notice your mind "wandering." Where does it go? Generally, when something rouses you out of your reverie, you might not even know what you were thinking when it "went". That's trance, or self-hypnosis. Your mind simply blanked out into a pleasant state of relaxation--until someone drew your attention to the fact that you weren't paying attention.