Hypnosis is a mystery to most people, and that's why TV and movies love to take liberties with what hypnosis can and cannot do. Over the years I have had several fear-based questions that had origins in TV, movies, or some other rumor or urban legend. Concerns over not being able to come out of hypnosis, being "brainwashed", being out of control of their actions, or that hypnosis is somehow "forbidden". What therapeutic hypnosis actually does is engages with the most powerful part of your mind and set it to work to resolve your issues.
Hypnosis is a very natural process, because we all go in and out of hypnosis all the time. But it's so natural, we simply aren't aware of it. Ever notice when you drive to a place you've driven hundreds of times that when you arrive, you hardly recall the drive? You were, most likely, in a hypnotic state for most of the drive. Hypnosis is not a magic wand, but if you are ready for change, hypnosis is an excellent tool to do it!