Hypnosis is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness (or focus) - reached using skilled therapeutic techniques - opens up the path for change to occur at the deepest level.
Hypnosis in and of itself is not therapy it is a theraputic tool that can be used for personal development, and clinical purposes, and can also be used in self-hypnosis. It is what you do with hypnosis that creates changes and promotes well-being.
mindfulness, Most definitions describe as paying ‘purposeful attention’ to the present moment, not just an awareness of what you are doing and thinking but being completely attentive to the finer experiential details.
Based on Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation, mindfulness involves, paying focused attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment, and can be described as a state of ‘being in the present’, accepting things for what they are in a non-judgemental way.
With practice, you can train your mind to become less busy/distracted and more capable of focusing on one thing at a time.
It was originally developed to assist with mood regulation and relapse prevention in depression and has now been found to have considerably more health benefits.