Hypnosis is not some mystical ability only few people possess. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind we all experience every day.
Hypnosis is a state of mind in which the door of the subconscious mind is open and we have the opportunity both to program the subconscious mind with new ideas or to retrieve the information that is already placed there.
Subconscious mind, other than being a storehouse of our individual memories and programs, is also a doorway to the superconscious mind which is a storehouse of universal knowledge. Accessing the superconscious mind unleashes what some people refer to as supernatural powers. What may have seemed impossible before, now becomes not only easy, but natural and effortless.
Sometimes you may encounter references to subconscious as to one's "heart" because subconscious mind is governed by emotions. The more intense feelings you associate with any idea, the deeper that idea becomes impressed upon your subconscious mind. If you have two conflicting ideas, the one that will win, will be the one about which you feel more intensely. The feeling may be anything from love to fear, from conviction to doubt, from resentment to gratitude. The feeling may be new or it may have been with you so long that you're not even aware that it is there because it has become a part of your comfort zone, a part of what you identify with.
Whenever you work on programming your mind with new idea, it will work in conjunction with beliefs and programs that are already in your subconscious. If the programming that is already in your subconscious mind fully supports this new idea, you may experience even instant results. If the new idea is in conflict with what's already in your subconscious mind, it may take some time for the new idea to take hold and replace the previous programming. This doesn't mean that hypnosis is not working, only that you need to be patient and invest more time in impressing the desired change upon your subconscious mind.
If you are new to hypnosis, the best times to work on programming your subconscious mind are just before you are about to fall asleep and as soon as you awaken. While you are experiencing these dreamy states of mind, the door of your subconscious mind is open and you are experiencing what it feels like to be in a state of hypnosis naturally.