Many of my clients have practice of mindfulness and a general spiritual practice as part of their lifestyle. Many also practice Yoga and other energetic practices as well.
Often clients will ask me what the difference between Hypnosis and Meditation is.
I answer that I have no idea, other than Hypnosis allows one to access deeper levels of relaxation, visualisation and mindfulness more quickly and effectively than that which most who practice meditation can achieve.
With Hypnosis one can achieve deep trance within a half hour or so and maintain that state as long as one wishes to remain there, with lowered heart rate, muscle tone and blood pressure. Many of my Hypnosis clients tell me that this is the state they wish to achieve with meditation and Yoga, but find the shift in state illusive, if not difficult to attain without many hours of practice.