Hypnotherapy is a relaxed and focused state, and you will remain conscious at all times.
I use the term ‘unconscious mind’ to include all the processes that occur automatically in our minds. It refers to everything that you are not consciously aware of at the moment: Background noise, the weight of your clothes and breathing are typically unconscious sensations. You become consciously aware of them as they are mentioned, and they fade away again. The unconscious mind is also the seat of emotions, motivation and memories and helps direct your behaviour.
Most people don’t understand unconscious part of their mind. This may be because it does not learn and interpreting the world as we expect consciously. For example it has different interpretations of what is good and what is bad. And different interpretations of success and failure too.
The unconscious mind is important in our everyday life. Changing something as simple as a habit requires change at the unconscious level for it to feel natural. At times we may try to change an unconscious process and fail because of resistance at the unconscious level. This resistance may manifest itself as stress, self-sabotage or internal conflict.
A hypnotherapy session helps you interact with your unconscious mind differently to how you normally do. You have a much greater degree of control over unconscious processes and thoughts. This helps you bring about the changes that you want your life.