A hypnotic subject must actively like a suggestion to accept it. If one is neutral or averse to the suggestion, it will not be accepted. Brainwashing is used to break down the personality of a subject. It is a form of torture, and as such is highly unethical. In hypnosis one reclaims areas of one’s life which have been out of control. Negative symptoms can be eliminated: phobias, psychogenic pain, stutters, anxiety, depression, nightmares, etc.