You know those shows where this one person hangs a pendulum in front of some people and hypnotises them and gets them to act like a chicken or make goat noises? This is the false version of hypnosis that has been fed into our minds.
Hypnosis is the state of focused concentration where you can communicate directly with your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind does not filter information but instead receives and stores every experience we have, whether we are aware of it or not. The subconscious mind is the gateway to our creativity and inspiration, so hypnotising someone can help them get in touch with their subconscious in case of any blockages.
Past life regression therapy uses hypnotherapy in order to connect someone with their subconscious memories. This is where everything is stored. Yes, even the memories of your past lives. Your subconscious holds all kinds of information that creates your entire reality and life right now. If you are having trouble maintaining friendships or romantic relationships, there is some part of your subconscious that knows exactly what the issue is.
Hypnosis is one way that allows you to connect to these parts of the subconscious. It can help you reevaluate your thought patterns and your belief systems. If you are looking to do healing work or shadow work, tapping into your subconscious is extremely important for you. You can perform hypnosis on yourself or you can do this with the help of a therapist so they can help you to make sense of the thoughts and emotions that rise up to the surface.
Remember hypnosis is a form of deep relaxation that can bring up all your negative beliefs to the surface. Facing these can be difficult so it is advised that you do it if you are trained and experienced or with a professional.