Deep relaxation can be achieved by deep conscious breathing, by concentrating on the here and now. In this process, the whole body relaxes, muscles relax and tension decreases. Deep relaxation can also occur in hypnosis, a very deep relaxation that can be very healing and calming for body and mind. The nervous system quiets down, shuts down, breathing becomes calmer and all muscles can relax to a deep level. The mind also comes to rest and becomes peaceful. People often report after hypnosis that the carousel of thoughts stops and they feel incredibly liberated and relieved.