Inspired by this recent thread (https://www.adisc.org/forum/diaper-t...ml#post1118048) I've been thinking on hypnosis from an NON-ABDL viewpoint. I've put this here because I'm focusing more on the ethical concerns surrounding hypnosis, and then looking at the medical side of hypnosis.
I was never one for really believing in hypnosis, but I've been successfully hypnotised a number of times and this seems to have changed my views a little. I'm not sure that hypnosis can be utilised to make someone do something that they really don't want to do, but I think it can have it's uses. A friend at the pub has used it to help him stop smoking, and he swears by it. He's had an hours session every week, and a CD to listen to every night, and he's not smoked since the third day of the CD, which is pretty cool. Obviously with smoking you need to WANT to stop in order to manage, so I don't think it would work for everyone, but it could be a help to some.
One of the things that concerns me with hypnosis is that it could, potentially, be very unethical. I watched an episode of Numb3rs recently called Brutus, where during the war POWs were hypnotised by the Americans to return home and kill their higher-ups. This was then used by the 'baddies' to kill people twenty years later. Obviously this is a fictional example, but could something like this be done? Can people be forced to react to a command years in the future?
I've been hypnotised by a close friend a few times, and also by a few 'professionals', and trusted these people to not do anything screwy with me.
So my questions; is something like Brutus possible? Have you ever been hypnotised? Would you ever be hypnotised? Did it work? Would you use hypnotisation to give up bad habits like smoking, or get over phobias?