Guided meditation is hypnosis. The difference is the connotations people have with the two words. Guided meditation sounds like fun and exploration. Hypnosis sounds like mind control. Hypnotists are aware choosing the right words.
Hypnosis begins before even starting the session. The choice of calling it a “guided meditation” is already part of the induction.
To contribute something on topic:
My favorite “guided meditation” was the “beliefs unlimited tape” by John C. Lilly - you listen - your beliefs about what is possible changes - your mind opens up and you explore the world from a whole new perspective.
Currently, I am using my voice for recording guided meditations. When you hear something in your voice, change appears quickly.
If you want to release tension, I recommend Yoga Nidra or TRE (Trauma/Tension Release Exercise). One is available as guided meditation, the other is a simple body exercise modality you can take courses in.