Hypnosis isn't what most people think it is. Many people have seen a Stage Hypnotist perform and have seen people doing some pretty strange things for the entertainment of the audience. The behaviors that you see on stage occur partly because the show is for entertainment purposes and the people who volunteer do so, knowing that they will have fun experiencing strange and amusing things. In a clinical setting, Hypnosis does not generate the same type of physically active responses that Stage Hypnosis does. This is because the context is different and the expectation is typically one of relaxation. "Hypnosis is a state that is created through deliberate focusing of the imagination, combined with deep physical relaxation. When done properly it produces a dream like state where the listener "cycles" through various degrees of internal and external awareness like day dreaming." Hypnosis for Relaxation, De-stressing and Personal Change uses a "Hypnotic Induction" which involves creating a deep state of physical relaxation along with "Hypnotic Language" in a easy to listen to tone that allows the conscious mind to visualize, explore and experience the things the Hypnotist is talking about. At the same time, direct and/or indirect suggestions are given to the unconscious mind that can help bring about the changes the listener desires. Hypnosis is not something the Hypnotist does to you, it is a state that you create yourself with the Hypnotists help. All Hypnosis is therefore Self Hypnosis. Because you create the state, you are the one in full control of the state. You can end the Hypnosis session at any time, you are always aware of things around you including touch. You never go unconscious during Hypnosis, however if the Hypnosis is designed to facilitate sleep then you can drift from the relaxed hypnotic state directly into a natural and deeply relaxing sleep. The more you experience the state of Hypnosis, the better you will become at creating and accessing the state! Most people experience a deeper state of Hypnosis after several sessions. It is strongly believed that the unconscious mind controls almost everything we do. The conscious mind has been shown to be able to keep track of between 5-9 things at once (5 if you are in a weak state and 9 in peak performance). However, the unconscious mind can keep track of and process millions of bits of information a second. Indeed the conscious mind is merely a needle in the haystack, it is the unconscious mind that knows why we really do the things we do. It uses all of our past memories, experiences and outcomes to drive our behaviors, habits and phobias. It's number one job is to protect you and keep you safe and in your comfort zone, even if it means hiding certain information or truths from your conscious awareness. By providing the unconscious mind with a different views, various options and supplemental behaviors which are acceptable to you the unconscious mind can learn to make changes that help you in better quality ways while maintaining it's overall goal of keeping you safe. Of course your unconscious mind also have the ability to automatically reject any suggestions which are not acceptable to you for any reason.