People often ask “Can you really make someone do something against their will while in or while using hypnosis?”
And of course the hypnosis community at large is quick to reply with an emphatic “NO!” you can’t make anyone do something against their will in hypnosis.
They are wrong… At least on one level… okay actually several levels.
This post is NOT Going to make me popular with my Orthodox Hypnosis Community. But I sincerely believe that they are doing YOU a disservice by continuing to spread this inaccurate concept about what is and is not possible within hypnosis.
Now keep in mind, most hypnotists are NOT remotely skilled enough to be able to make someone do something against your will.
The corollary to that is also “how you ‘define” hypnosis
Not to mention something few people ever really talk about, and that is..
“What is it people really want to do, versus what they say they want to do or will do.”
A couple posts ago I showed you a video of Darren Brown Doing street hypnosis and literally walking away with a guys keys, wallet, watch etc.
Real or not? I will let you decide on that but I will tell you that what Darren is demonstrating as Street Hypnosis is a form or “waking hypnosis” Below is a video from my good friend Richard Nongard… Also a very skilled hypnotist.
Richard has a very different view of hypnosis that we see in Darren Brown’s example. Check out His YouTube Video Below
Richard has very specific view of what constitutes “hypnosis” and a hypnotic state. I don’t necessarily agree with him. Check out the Darren Brown Post On Street Hypnosis Below…
As you can see, from the two very different perspectives one side says hypnosis works this way, the other side says hypnosis works “that way”
The ability to make some do something is not a question of is it hypnosis or not.
In fact, what we really need to exploring are the differing states of mind that a human being can access and experience and what types of phenomena become possible when those states are accessed.
I’ve found three variables (and these are very big picture variables mind you)
A. you have to know your target/subject
B. You have to manage your environment
C. You have to manage the context of the interaction
If you can control those three variables, (and there are many ways to do that) you can in fact make anyone, do just about anything.
What do you think?
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