In distinction to 'foreign hypnosis', the term 'autohypnosis' describes the application of a hypnosis to oneself. Psychology assumes that even foreign hypnoses are actually autohypnoses, which are merely guided by the therapist. The transitions into deeper forms of relaxation must be made by the client himself (under this guidance), this cannot be accomplished by the therapist. Autohypnosis is not intended to replace the actual hypnotherapy, but to provide skills for self-help. With relaxation exercises and concentration, the self-hypnotist tries to get into the desired trance state. The return from there also happens independently.