How often you hear yourself saying:
I am not ready
It is too hard
I cannot do it
I may do it wrong
It is not the right time
People will laugh at me
Well, that is your conscious mind speaking to you and preventing you from achieving your full potential.
One way to view hypnosis is a state of relaxation in which the conscious mind becomes remote or detached from everyday cares and concerns. In this relaxed state, the subconsciousness part of the mind is best able to respond creatively to suggestion and imagery. It can focus on the things you wish to change and on the ways you can best do so: free from critical or anxious thoughts. You are, however, not asleep nor are you unconscious. Simply, it is an altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion. It is induced by a variety of methods and has been used occasionally in medical and psychiatric treatment for many years.