Hypnosis is a means of directly reaching and influencing the subconscious mind where your beliefs, habits, behaviours, and conditionings are stored
The Hypnotic Induction is the process of getting you to relax and focus your attention
When focused, your brainwave activity is able to slow down. When it reaches Theta state, between Apha (relaxation) and Delta (deep sleep), the comparing mechanism of your mind is bypassed leaving your subconscious mind open to accepting new insights and suggestions
Hypnosis is not sleep. You are fully aware and in control at all times. When the hypnotist says sleep, it doesn’t mean sleep. It is short for close your eyes and relax as if you were asleep.