Hypnosis is a perfectly natural, indeed a very restful state, where the body is in a deep state of relaxation but the mind remains alert. When a person is hypnotised they become physically relaxed and their brainwaves enter the alpha state. This allows the hypnotist to bypass resistance from the conscious mind and make positive suggestions which will help the individual release unhelpful beliefs, values and emotional or behavioural patterns and find within themselves their skills, strengths and abilities.