Before we get into the topic of what is hypnosis and what is hypnotherapy, we need to have a close look at the human mind and how it works.
We have two minds, a conscious mind and an unconscious mind. By definition, the conscious mind is that part of our mind that allows us to be consciously aware at any given moment in time. The unconscious mind is everything else. Now at this point you might be wondering what we mean by the term "mind" in the first place. And that's a good question that I'll answer in a moment.