ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Hypnosis is when someone helps you relax through talking so that your mind is open to positive suggestions. Sometimes this can help people feel better or do something they have been wanting to do. It's like a type of guided meditation - when you're in a state of hypnosis, you will feel very relaxed and open, so someone (like a hypnotist or therapist) can help talk you through it. They can help you think more positively, find solutions to things that might be bothering you, or just help you calm down and relax.