People naturally go into trance in everyday life, although we don't usually call it hypnosis.  While absorbed in thought watching a favorite television show, reading a book, or driving down a highway, our conscious mind relaxes, and another level of consciousness, our subconscious mind, takes over.  These are very focused states of attention, similar to hypnosis.

Clinical hypnotherapy is a relaxed state of mind achieved through inner absorption, concentration, and focused attention.  The worrying, conscious mind is able to get out of the way so the change that is needed becomes clear and possible.  You only accept suggestions that are meaningful to you, and the hypnosis is controlled by you, not the therapist.  In this sense, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

Used along with psychotherapy, hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to:

Hypnotherapy will help your conscious mind relax so that your subconscious mind may support the healing and changes you want to make.