Hypnosis is a natural state between being asleep and awake. It is usually a very pleasant and relaxing experience. The human mind can be compared to an iceberg: the tip of the iceberg is the conscious mind and the larger invisible part beneath the sea is the unconscious mind.
The conscious mind is that part of your mind which is actively thinking all day long. The unconscious mind is a vast storehouse of all your memories, knowledge, beliefs and wisdom. The unconscious mind has such a wealth of stored information that gaining access to it can prove extremely useful. Communication with the unconscious mind is most effective when you are in a trance like state – that is hypnosis