You cannot get stuck in hypnosis! It is a natural, yet altered state. Everyone enters altered states naturally in the course of their everyday activities. Any time your awareness wanders away from the analytical, reasoning mind you are entering what is called an altered state. Examples of everyday altered states include taking a nap, daydreaming, watching a movie, or it can be the result if an intense emotion or activity. Athletes sometimes refer to it as “being in the zone” when such an altered state allows them to perform exceptionally well.