Hypnosis is a state of mind where the body is very relaxed. The person in hypnosis looks as though they are asleep as when in bed at night. When a person is asleep at night, they are unconscious, or it could be said that they are unaware. Certainly unaware that they are asleep, unaware of what is going on around them. Their conscious mind is asleep. While they are asleep they are not thinking such things as “it is good to be asleep”.
When a person is in hypnosis, or in the hypnotic sleep, they are very conscious. They hear very clearly and are aware of where they are and who is there with them. They are very conscious, they can think and reason, and they have full control of themselves.
Hypnosis is a conscious state where the body is asleep and the mind is awake.
It is not the ability of the hypnotist that puts people in the hypnotic state, but it is always the ability of the subject that results in hypnosis. Hence all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.