About the author: Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis is certified and accredited by The American Board of Hypnotherapy, The National Guild of Hypnotists, and The American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Can someone be hypnotized against their will?
I enjoy answering these types of questions and demystifying the truth and falsehoods of what hypnotism truly is.
Hypnotism at its core is a beautiful natural state of mind, creating an intense focus, concentration, and relaxation. We go into trance (hypnosis) several times a day naturally. We do so when we drive, read books, watch TV, and listen to music.
Have you ever driven your car home and can’t remember the trip home? This happens often, your unconscious takes over as you make your way to the destination.
Hypnosis can help you with many struggles for example smoking cessation, weight management, stress and anxiety relief and so much more!
Some in the internet stratosphere will attempt to use hypnosis for nefarious reasons simply to control or manipulate.
Let me be clear about the point, you CAN NOT be hypnotized against your will!
The truth is the subject (client) creates their trance state under the guidance of a trained professional Hypnotist. A Hypnotist (or Hypnotherapist for therapy change work) will create an environment for hypnosis creation. The Hypnotist will use metaphors, analogies, stories, and suggestions to affect change.
Is hypnosis mind control?
Absolutely not! If any negative suggestions are made, your subconscious will simply disregard those codes (that go against your moral or ethical standards). You simply cannot be forced to do anything against your will – ultimately if you want to bark like a dog you will!
You (the client) are always in control, fully aware, and completely relaxed!