During our waking life, the average person enters an altered state of consciousness several times per day. Most of the time, while awake, our brains produce beta waves. In this state, people tend to be fully awake, alert and focused.

Between every 90 to 120 minutes, our brains naturally an altered state of consciousness for twenty minutes or so.

enter the alpha state which is characterized by (LIST STUFF)…..You know the saying, all work and no play make Jack a very dull boy, indeed!
There are varying degrees of altered states.
Not only do we naturally go in and out of different states on a daily basis. There are several common ways to induce altered states.

Common ways to induce altered states include

watching television

intense concentration

intense surprise


intense anger

intense pleasre

vigerous physical activity

deep breathing (double check)

Characteristics of altered states:

high suggestibility

What it feels like to be in an altered state:


getting lost in the story/moment.