Hypnotherapy is the treatment of disease by hypnotism, or psychotherapy that facilitates suggestion, reeducation, or analysis by hypnosis. Hypnosis involves a state of focused relaxation, when the subconscious mind is open to suggestions. It is a form of treatment, usually for relieving pain or conditions related to one’s state of mind. Practitioners believe that when a client enters, or believes he has entered, a state of trance, the patient is more receptive to suggestion and other therapy. The most common use of hypnotherapy is to remedy maladies like obesity, smoking, pain, ego, anxiety, stress, amnesia, phobias, and performance but many others can also be treated by hypnosis.