Hypnosis is not brainwashing or mind control. In contrast to the authoritarian hypnosis done years ago, contemporary hypnosis is permissive and respectful of clients. When in trance, you know exactly where you are and what is happening. You can even converse while in trance. People experience trance in several different ways. Some people are capable of a deeper trance than others, but almost everyone can achieve some level of trance that enhances the incorporation of hypnotic suggestions. Hypnosis is not a "magic cure-all". Although effective in many cases, trying hypnosis is the only way to know if it will be of help to you.