Hypnosis is a state or condition in which the client becomes highly responsive to positive suggestions.  During the hypnosis process a client is induced into a deep relaxation which quiets the conscious mind and enables the subconscious mind to retain helpful suggestions provided by the hypnotherapist.  Hypnosis can be used to maximize skills, change a behavior, address old trauma, overcome phobias, increase self-esteem, cope with anxiety or pain, or relieve stress.