I was really scared to go see a hypnotherapist. I thought I'd be brainwashed and was worried I'd be unconscious and not know what was going on. But I had a speech coming up for a wedding and needed all the help I could get. I made sure I checked that my hypnotherapist was completely qualified, and this calmed my nerves a bit. Afterward, I was totally shocked by how relaxing the whole thing was and I now laugh thinking that I believed I was going to be brainwashed. I was totally aware of everything going on and in control. It really helped me get through my speech and wasn't scary at all.