I have been studying trauma and how easy it is to hypnotize people when they are traumatized.
Do you mean study as in you are conducting an empirical inquiry, gathering data and seeing how best to quantify it, constructing rival hypotheses that derive from the observational data acquired? Have you been hanging out in emergency rooms, do you mean???
Or do you mean study in that you've been studying the texts of peer reviewed literature and reputable scholars in the area?
I love hearing someone doing actual STUDY of this topic rather than the usual using the mere word "hypnosis" as some sort of black sack they can rumage around in and pull out any mental construct they like out of it and it is all just as good as actual empirical study or reputable scholarly study. Man! The nerve of people who do that! Often time they use the word "hypnosis" to mean whatever magical effect on thinking they'd like to suppose exists and invoking the word alone proves their ideas to the uneducated in the topic. The general ignorance the public has in this area seems to give some people license to use mere utterance of the word as a magic spell to prove whatever they want.
So details please! I'm delighted to hear of some serious study going on here. Especially as it concerns trauma, as one of the better current views about hypnosis is that trauma distracts people too much from entering into various highly focused states associated with hypnosis, which usually requires an ability to focus the mind WITHOUT distraction that trauma provides. Your study results seem to stand to overturn a lot of thinking, then, and I hope you pass peer review with your contrarian insights of this STUDY you are doing.