Truth: You can’t be forced to concentrate or relax. Entering a hypnotic state is a personal choice.
The clinician is a guide for the hypnotic experience, but you hold the power and choice to enter a hypnotic state. The clinician can use their skills in communication to make acceptance of suggestions more likely, but there is no control over you other than the control you give to the clinician to allow you enter a more relaxed and open state. The clinician directs your experience, but only to the degree that you allow the clinician to. It’s a relationship of mutual respect and responsiveness.