Hypnosis refers to a very enjoyable, comfortable and deep state of natural relaxation in which one is both fully in control and aware, but very beautifully relaxed.
A common misconception of hypnosis is that it involves another individual somehow ‘gaining control of’, or forcibly altering, our psyche. This is in fact NOT what hypnosis is and such control of another person’s body or mind is not possible through hypnosis or any other therapy or process of which I am aware. During hypnosis you will remain in control and aware of everything around you. You will be fully able to respond and react as normal when and if needed; you’ll just be very beautifully relaxed. Being in that lovely state of hypnosis therefore feels very enjoyable and pleasant in itself, but the benefits needn't stop there.... the important thing is what you then DO with that state of hypnosis. Hypnotherapists are specifically trained to help you access that state of relaxation and then to work WITH you, within hypnosis, towards a desired goal or outome.