What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis, or trance, is a state of concentration and inner focus. Would it surprise you to know that you are already hypnotized to some degree every day of your life?
You can sink into a state of hypnosis, or trance, while doing common things like reading an interesting book, watching an absorbing movie, or even while daydreaming. Have you ever been driving and suddenly noticed that you had gone some distance without being aware? You have been in trance—on auto-pilot. Hypnosis is something that happens very naturally when a person becomes absorbed in what they are experiencing.
We use hypnosis, or trance, to access the subconscious mind. Although your conscious mind is the one you are fully aware of, it is ruled by the desires of the subconscious, which is the real you. Although your conscious mind may decide on a course of action, it cannot fully implement it unless your subconscious agrees. Your real source of energy and power is your subconscious mind. NO amount of willpower exerted by the conscious mind can override it.
How many times have you decided to change or overcome a habit, fear or obstacle only to fail repeatedly? To sabotage yourself? The real problem is that your subconscious mind has not been in agreement—and it is in charge, whether you like it or not!