Hypnosis is the modality of being guided into deep relaxation. At no time do you lose control. Both the conscious and subconscious minds will not accept or act on a suggestion that goes against your fundamental core values, moral or ethical belief systems. Hypnotherapy is the modality of being guided into deep relaxation and setting the conscious mind aside to reprogram the subconscious mind for a specific purpose, i.e. weight loss, pain relief, quit smoking, past life regression, stress relief, meditation, etc.