Hypnosis is believed to alter our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. While the conscious control of the mind is inhibited, the subconscious mind is awoken.
Since the subconscious mind is deep-seated and a more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part that must alter for the clients’ behaviour and physical state to change.
Hypnosis produces increased awareness of the unconscious mind, a heightened sense of suggestibility, and deep relaxation to access the subconscious mind without resistance. This allows for the brain wave states to shift so to promote wellness and recovery.
For example, It can aid people in altering their behaviour. This can be useful in smoking cessation, weight donation back to the universe, phobias, anxiety, etc. Similar changes enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.
So much is possible.