Perhaps to start, it is easier to say what hypnotherapy is not.
It is not a loss of consciousness but rather a change in awareness as when we become immersed in a good book or some enjoyable pursuit.
It is not being controlled by another as stage hypnosis may imply. In therapeutic hypnosis, the client is always in control and can end the hypnotic session anytime he/she wants.
It cannot be used to make anyone do anything that they would not morally or ethnically do at any other time.
What does hypnosis feel like? It is the relaxed feeling we get just before falling asleep at night or just as we awaken in the morning. Have you ever dozed off whilst listening to the television or radio, and been half aware of what is being said but been too comfortable to take much notice?
Therapeutic hypnosis is used to enable the client to achieve harmony in mind, body and spirit.