Most people are aware that hypnosis is one of the most effective means of overcoming the habits of smoking and excessive eating. These same people often do not realize that hypnosis is also highly useful in dealing with addictions to drugs or alcohol, bedwetting, nail biting, gambling, and other habits and compulsions. Hypnosis is rather unique in its ability to ferret out causes of problem behaviours, using where appropriate the techniques of regression therapy. Procedures which fail to deal with causing factors often prove to be “Band-Aid” therapies. Healing often requires the causes to be known and understood. Hypnosis can deal with the causes of problems, with related feelings and anxieties, replacing the emotional satisfaction the habit provided with desirable, beneficial alternatives.