Hypnosis is a natural mental state that we experience on numerous occasions throughout the day. Have you ever driven perhaps a regular route to work only to get there and not remember the journey, almost as if you had been running on autopilot? I expect you have, this is a form of hypnotic trance. There are many myths and misconceptions about hypnosis, some of the more popular ones are listed in the myths and misconceptions section. Hypnotherapists use hypnosis as a tool to aid relaxation and to help reduce anxiety.