The word “hypnosis” is derived from the Greek word hypnos, or “sleep.” Hypnotherapists utilize techniques that induce deep levels of relaxation, or trance state, otherwise known as the healing state.
A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person’s mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
Actually, hypnosis can be instrumental in helping people master and guide their own levels of awareness, and facilitate improved psychological and mind/body responses. A quiet mind is a powerful mind.