"Basically, it's a state of relaxation. I would get you to relax and once you're relaxed, I would plant direct suggestions into your subconscious mind. You would then make an internal decision to follow my suggestions. What I'm doing is embedding a command into your subconscious mind. So even when you're in a normal waking state, my embedded suggestion will linger and every time you go to do something that goes against the suggestion, your subconscious mind will override your conscious mind and block you for doing it."
Watch the full interview with Richard Barker the Incredible Hypnotist by clicking the YouTube icon above. During the television interview, Richard answers the popular question: How does hypnosis work?