What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Whilst you are in hypnosis the conscious mind becomes quiet, allowing access to your highly suggestible, subconscious mind.  Research has shown that electrical changes take place in the brain during hypnosis, the brain waves actually become slower than when you are in the normal waking state.


Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation with focused concentration during which relaxed states of alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves can be reached.  We naturally go into hypnosis when we daydream or watch television or are engrossed in a really good book so there is little difference between hypnosis and daydreaming!  It can also be that lovely feeling that you experience just before you go to sleep at night or just as you come out of sleep in the morning and is therefore a state that we all experience naturally.