Myth 5: You'll Be Forced to Do Things Against Your Will

You will not do anything that is against your nature or personal standards. You cannot be made to violate your own values or accepted patterns of behavior. You would either reject the suggestion or come out of hypnosis. You hear everything that is said. You are in complete control at all times.

Television programs often portray people under hypnosis becoming assassins or doing evil things. First of all, keep in mind that it is television, which is supposed to be entertaining. As the previous paragraph stated, you would not do anything against your nature or personal standards. So if you are inherently a very good person, you could not be turned into an assassin or an evil person in hypnosis unless you wanted to be.

However, if you are already a very negative person who is not beyond doing these types of things, then it is possible. Hypnosis will not make you do anything you do not want to; however, if you do want to do something, even if it is negative or harmful, hynosis will help you to be even better at what you wish to do.

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