The basis of hypnosis is focused relaxation. That seems like a good start for any process of change. And, because that’s a good place to start it is the initial phase of most hypnotic processes. I use it successfully with my clients. Hypnosis is also a process of interrupting patterns of unwanted behavior. That may sound a little ominous but interrupting a pattern of stress seems like a good thing, doesn’t it? Ending a bout with insomnia, with restful sleep, sounds like a good thing too, doesn’t it?