Hypnosis is a natural altered state of awareness. In many instances we use it automatically by continuously stroking a baby or dog who then often 'fall asleep'. Have you ever driven a car from A to B and cannot remember the journey? This state of awareness would be considered a form of self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is a successful therapy for many conditions such as phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviour and stress related conditions. It can assist in helping to give up habits such as smoking, over-eating and drinking.