Hypnosis provides and atmosphere to address change. It does not take control of the individual. It does offer control to the individual as they are led into the area of focus or purpose of the session. Results are based on a choice and commitment to perform and hypnosis acts as a support system for change. The experience I've had with it allows the individual to see themselves as they are and as they wish to be with a bridge for getting there. I prefer the deeper work hypnosis can provide, though, rather than addictions or behaviors.