Is hypnosis “mind control”?

The only person controlling your mind at any time is you.

A hypnotist is not a “mind controller” and will not “mesmerise” you. These concepts can be very useful for stage hypnotists and are popular with the media, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Hypnosis is a 100% consensual experience – if you choose not to follow the hypnotist’s instructions and guidance then the hypnotic process simply will not work and you will not enter trance.

You hypnotist or hypnotherapist is just a guide – think of them like a driving instructor. They are going to show you where the wheels and the pedals are, but you’re the one in the driver’s seat.