Have you ever tried to make some kind of change in your life and found that, as healthy as this change might be, it turns out to be impossible to achieve, even with the best of intentions, a ton of determination and the support of all your besties! It's baffling. Why, when you're trying to make a positive shift, would it be so difficult?
The answer lies in your subconscious, or unconscious, mind. This part of the mind contains all the experiences and memories you've ever had and all the associations you've attached to those experiences and memories. It's what we call your life script. Your subconscious doesn't judge your experiences (even the ones you might consider negative or not good for you), your subconscious mind simply knows them. And it wants to keep things as they are. Just as your body tries to maintain balance, so does your mind. It's called homeostasis.
Your subconscious is a whopping 80-90% of your total mind, with the conscious (rational, decision-making, analytical) mind occupying the bit that's left. Yes, really. So it stands to reason that if you're trying to make change with your conscious mind only, it's either not going to happen or it's going to take a very, very long and arduous time.
Hypnosis is simply a focused state of relaxed awareness that we all go in and out of during the day. Accessing this natural brainwave state, which is slightly deeper than normal waking consciousness, gets us to the subconscious mind, where we can more effectively and more permanently make changes.
The side effect (yes, I'm afraid there is one) is that the state of hypnosis itself can bring about a really good sense of wellbeing, relaxation and stress release. Be warned: before anything else happens, happiness might shine forth 😁