A few years back I fell for the mystical realms of prestidigitation and mentalism. I started studying, among other sleights of hand, how to drive into a hypnotised state unfortunate volunteers.
When a classmate agreed to get hypnotised, I was thrilled, and started writing a basic script that was supposed to gently bring her into a garden of eden where her will would have been mine to play with. I could already envision the astonishment in the eyes of my other classmates when seeing our friend, submissively doing thing she would never, under normal circumstances, have done (simple actions as poking her nose or other humorous and lighthearted acts, I did not intend to do anything bad).
The following day we were there, sitting in our classroom, my head full of knowledge and expectations. I started my, let’s call it with this improper name, “routine”, driving her towards semi-consciousness, with my eagerness breaking the ceiling.
After fifteen wasted minutes, she reopened her eyes and said these exact same words: “yeah it’s cool, because it makes you feel a little dizzy”. That was all, nothing beyond some drowsiness caused by keeping her eyes shut.
But what am I trying to prove?
You wonder if it might be dangerous. Yes, definitely, hypnosis is not to be played with in absence of experience and proper knowledge about what you are doing. What you should be wondering though, is if you could be capable of being dangerous.
I’m not an expert, as that failure was my last encounter with that world, but I can say without any shadow of doubt that if you are asking this, you are not remotely capable of hypnotising someone, and even further from being capable of hypnotising yourself.
It might appear as an easy and effective way of relegating your low self-esteem in the back of your mind, but you should defeat it by either entrusting your consciousness to an expert (preferably a psychologist, more than a hypnotist) or by dragging your will, body and mind outside your comfort zone, instead than outside your control.