Melissa Morrissey Hypnosis would like you to understand the process of hypnosis. Hypnosis is natural and safe. You are not asleep or unconscious. It is what you experience, for instance, when you are so engrossed in a TV program or driving to work, that nothing around you can disturb you. For most people, being hypnotized does not feel much different than how they usually feel. Most likely they will feel relaxed-more than ever before.
Hypnosis is a built-in ability of the brain. It is a way of using your concentrated imagination to change your deeper, mostly subconscious, thoughts. Because the subconscious cannot tell the difference between real and imagined experience, this leads to changes in your behavior and conscious thought.
Hypnosis is not sleep or a trance. The hypnotized individual is aware of everything that is taking place. Therefore, hypnosis cannot be induced without consent. You will not do anything under hypnosis that you are opposed to doing. You would either ignore the suggestions or would easily bring yourself to a fully conscious state.