There are many misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis is a powerful technique; it can help you change negative beliefs and achieve your goals. First of all I would like to reassure you that hypnosis is safe. Being hypnotised is not dissimilar to being sleepy or in a daydream. When you are hypnotised you are completely aware of the words being spoken to you by the hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis is a state of mind connected to deep relaxation, narrowed focus and increased suggestibility. Hypnosis is an intermediate state between sleep and wakefulness. Hypnosis can be likened to the state where you act intuitively rather than intellectually.
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used for therapeutic purposes. Hypnotherapy applies the technique of hypnosis to encourage your concious mind to find solutions to problems.