Hypnosis is used in a variety of applications yet the best use is hypnosis self benefit. Self hypnosis is easily accepted once the truth is understood about what hypnosis is. Think of it as meditation with a specific goal you have in mind. The process of getting into the deeper relaxed state, which happens automatically when we are awake, is meditative but once you achieve that level of mind you then engage your imagination to "act as if" what you desire exists and you are experiencing it. This is the way to achieve what you want in life and live life on purpose. This was touched upon in the DVD The Secret and the process explained was hypnosis self achievement.
There are many ways to meditate as there are many ways for hypnosis and self hypnosis practices. The irony is the process we are using intentionally was exactly what we did as children when we fantasized and pretended. We played in our minds and created our reality to suit us. However, as adults it appears we need to have lessons and practice to do what is absolutely natural. Hypnosis, self hypnosis and any other method of engaging our subconscious mind, the creative part of our mind, is nothing new. The only difference is we place labels on this process like hypnosis self hypnosis, etc. and people change how they feel about it. When you understand the truth behind hypnosis self hypnosis you realize being apprehensive is actually silly. All that's required is to sit comfortably, undisturbed and quiet and allow yourself to turn off the analytical thinking thoughts and wander in your mind and imagine. This happens even when it is not so quiet, like in a bright lit busy mall or on a beach with other people around.
We begin imagining what something might be like and we "space out" or get "zoned" and then become startled if someone was to approach us quickly. Any time you are startled you were in a light trance state… hypnosis self induced without trying. So then, isn't it sensible that everyone can do this and we never really lose control when it happens? But mention the word hypnosis self hypnosis or anything with hypnosis in it and people become wary, apprehensive and even afraid. .. if they only knew the truth. And the best part of this process is that the only thing we didn't realize as children or were taught is this is the process that was given to us as a natural ability and way to live life on purpose and to create the life you desire rather than struggling through life with will power and conscious force. Its hypnosis self induced daily that allows the subconscious mind to be directed properly. Hypnosis self help CDs or live sessions are a great way to get started. After that, have at it and make the changes you desire.