It's all in the mind
Hypnotherapy is described by the Hypnotherapy Association as a "natural state of heightened awareness, where you are able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions and make use of your imagination to help make positive changes in your life".
This means that, through hypnotherapy, you can become more open to the power of suggestion and are using your mind to control what your body feels and how your body reacts to stimuli.
In this way, hypnotherapy can be used to treat a huge variety of health and behavioural conditions, and it is one of the most effective means of bringing about the changes you desire in your life. While being treated, your conscious or critical mind (the part that's analysing this now) is temporarily bypassed and you work directly with the subconscious mind.
The inner mind is the hidden feeling mind, which becomes open and more responsive to all highly positive and beneficial ideas and suggestions, allowing real changes to take place quickly. This involves a process of re-education at the mental, emotional levels for the purpose of solving problems, developing motivation and setting and achieving goals.
As this altered state is a natural response, you will find that hypnotherapeutic effects allow you greater control over all aspects of your life.