You can ask 100’s of people,experts and you will more than likely get 100’s of different answers.
Basically from mine!
Hypnosis is a trance induced state. It can be used in therapy to allow a modification of a behaviour,through suggestions.
We experience it every day,have you tried talking to someone and found it hard to get their attention, particularly if they’re entrenched in a newspaper, book or watching TV.
Or been driving along and then latter on thinking ‘Goodness that was quick or I don’t remember passing that,and are we here already’ This is a naturally occurring trance state.
The conscious mind is distracted.
In Hypnosis you are NOT asleep but in a deep relaxation,thus allowing access to the subconscious mind.
Tapping into the imagination let’s say.
You are fully aware of your surroundings. You are in full control of yourself. In other words you will not do anything that you find objectionable.
But it will help you accomplish goals you set yourself.