I once come across a writer who mentions that hypnosis is like a dance. In a dance, there is the elements of leading and pacing between the 2 dancers. In the case of hypnosis, the hypnotist does the leading and pacing for the person undergoing hypnosis. The person receiving hypnosis will standby and follow as instructed.
I agree with this metaphor – the process of a good dance requires understanding each person’s role and chemistry. Soon, the dancers get into the dance rhythm.
The same can speak for hypnosis.