Some smokers use hypnosis as a tool for quitting. During private sessions with a therapist, hypnotherapy utilizes techniques like guided imagery, meditation and relaxation to relax the subject. Hypnotherapists work on convincing a person's subconscious to break the emotional ties with smoking. Once the patient is in a relaxed state, the hypnotherapist offers motivations for quitting smoking and reinforces a positive self-image for the subject. Through mental relaxation and conditioning techniques they learn, many smokers are able to quit using hypnosis therapy.