When applied professionally and appropriately hypnosis is a very powerful therapeutic tool; its use as a form of entertainment however has inadvertently reinforced fears suggesting loss of control and awareness. This could not be further from the truth!
Hypnotherapy is all about enabling individuals to gain control. In the simplest sense, hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation. Believe it or not, to some degree we have all experienced hypnosis. For example, daydreams, those ethereal moments where we are simply "at one" and perhaps not consciously aware of what is happening around us.
In fact, we are fully aware of everything that is happening, but on a deeper subconscious level. Hypnotherapy is about encouraging this daydream like state to unlock an individual's full potential.