While under hypnosis the client can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions. Hypnosis is a state of heightened, focused attention. If the client is ready to quit, that suggestion will be planted at a deep level in the clients mind, which helps them tap into some useful physical and psychological resources.
Hypnosis is perfectly safe as trances occur naturally throughout our day. It is a relaxed state of consciousness such as being absorbed in a tv show or a book. While in this state of relaxation hypnotherapists suggest specific goals and the client can concentrate without distraction intensely on this specific feeling, memory, sensation or thought.