Hypnosis pays attention to what is immediately important to the client through an altered state of awareness, much like a dream state. Clients may be taught to practice self-hypnosis and gain the understanding that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. This will allow the client to assist in their own transformation. The unconscious mind is referred to as the "Storehouse" of all memories and functions, by accessing and communicating with the unconscious mind one can change behavioral patterns, reduce stress, heal traumas, rid themselves of anxiety, assist in lessening the affects of allergies (and possibly curing them), limiting beliefs, and change the way one looks at the world around them. All of this is done outside of conscious awareness, which means that the conscious mind is still present but is a sense given another task to do while the unconscious is being spoken to or doing the work at hand. The client is lead into a state of total relaxation, completely aware of all that is going on around them, safe and secure at all times, and able to awaken from the trance state at any time they so choose.