Hypnosis and mind control are both confused with each other and misunderstood. There are similarities between the two for sure, but there are some important differences also. One of the terms generally has a positive connotation, albeit couched in some skepticism, while the other has a negative connotation. In this article I will give a bit of insight into how you can use principles of these two disciplines in a positive way to improve your life.
How is hypnotizing someone different from controlling their mind (also known as brainwashing)? Clinical hypnosis, which is the type we are most familiar with (as opposed to the more secret covert, or underground variety), is a voluntary process that involves being put in trance putting one into a state of hyper sensitivity to suggestion in order to influence the subconscious mind. Mind control, on the other hand, is involuntary and often involves psychological and physical torture and manipulation in order to brainwash someone into doing what you want them to do.
The subconscious can be altered in order to change your behavior using hypnosis and mind control. Brainwashing is imposed on one, while hypnosis is something you choose for yourself. Ultimately, both can achieve similar results, but obviously, one method is much more pleasant than the other.
In order to benefit the most from the voluntary process of hypnosis, you must want to change. The desire to make changes and to practice mind control has to come from deep within you. The level of determination which you exercise to make changes in your life will often determine how successful you will be at the hypnotizing techniques you employ. The subconscious is powerful but the conscious mind can override it if you let it. You can only make changes in your life by have unity between your conscious and subconscious, this comes from true desire for change.
You can also visit a hypnotist, a professional with whom you can build trust and confidence, and in whose presence you feel comfortable and relaxed. Trust has to come first before all else for hypnotism to work effectively. If you have any fears or doubts they will work as a barrier and the process will not be effective. Your subconscious is only as receptive as you are to the whole experience.
As I mentioned earlier, hypnosis and mind control can achieve much of the same effect. However, the ethical foundation behind mind control is questionable at best. An alternative to the above method is used by those who capture prisoners of war brainwash them into believing their country is evil, or that their political outlook is immoral. This is the essence of mind control. It is very effective, but the psychological and physical torture methods used in it are very unpleasant and can leave a lasting negative impact on one’s psyche. So basically, you should stick to hypnotizing others and don’t concern yourself with mind control unless you want to be an evil scientist screwing with people’s minds against their will (hopefully you don’t).