Playtime Explored – Hypnosis

This is a topic I know little about. I have never done it or been to a play party where it was being done. I find it very fascinating and would love to try it. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I had writing it.

Hypnosis is usually defined in one of the following three ways: 1) The by-pass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking. 2) A state of mind that allows you to more easily accept suggestions. 3) Ways to communicate with the subconscious mind.

Paul Brown is Indiana Leatherboy 2013. He writes about explorations in leather and fetish and lives in southwestern Indiana. His column runs monthly.

Paul Brown is Indiana Leatherboy 2013. He writes about explorations in leather and fetish and lives in southwestern Indiana. His column runs monthly.

You have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is where you spend most of your time. Its does the following functions: 1) Analysis – figures a way to solve a problem. 2) Rational part – your conscious mind gives you a reason for everything you do—right or wrong. 3) Willpower – The conscious mind’s attempt to create change. 4) Working Memory – Just enough memory to get you through the average day. If it were compared to a computer, it would be ram memory.

The real part of the mind is the subconscious mind. It resists any attempt to make a change. It does not like to work and make changes. The subconscious is the part of the mind that makes each of us unique. The subconscious mind includes these functions: 1) Permanent memory – The hard drive where all memory is stored from birth. 2) Emotions – Are stored here and are sent to the conscious mind when activated by an event. 3) Habits – These are centered in the subconscious mind. 4) Self-preservation – The mind protects against real or imagined danger. 5) Core beliefs – our inner most beliefs about ourselves and the world. The foundation for our cognitive thinking.

Your subconscious is programmed from birth and things are added to your program each day. It works like a computer. In the beginning your mind is like a new computer. You have the basic programs to get up and running. As you grow and experience things in life, programs and data are added to this computer. Both good and bad information is added and permanently stored.
Your private logic and lifestyle are governed by the subconscious mind.

A positive suggestion, (example “I will go on a diet and lose weight”) is easy for the subconscious to reject. It causes changes to habits, and emotions. It requires reprogramming of eating habits and actions. It’s much easier for the subconscious just to reject it without taking any action. When the subconscious rejects it the only place it has to go is willpower. Willpower, a conscious function, will not overcome programming in the subconscious mind.
There are three keys to successful hypnosis: 1) trust in the hypnotist 2) no fear of being hypnotized 3) understanding what hypnosis is and is not.

Many people are afraid of hypnosis for a number of reasons and these fears have to be relieved before hypnosis can be successful.

Some of the common fears related to hypnosis are as follows: 1) Will I lose control of mind? 2) Will I come out of hypnosis? YES. 3) Can you make me do something against my will? 4) Can I hear everything while hypnotized? YES. 5) Will I remember anything? That depends on how deep you go. You may or may not remember – both are considered natural. 6) Is it safe? It is safe as long as you have a TRAINED person hypnotizing you. 7) Can I be forced to tell something I don’t want to? NO, you are not in a state beyond your will to override suggestions.

Most modern theories of hypnosis state that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The hypnotized subject can’t be forced to do anything while hypnotized that they would not do while awake. The hypnotist is a guide that leads the subject though the experience. Yes, hypnosis is consensual.

Their is a very good reason that the stories on websites about hypnotic mind control are listed as fiction. The truth is that you CAN’T control another person’s mind using hypnosis. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis or at the very best only guided by the hypnotist, not controlled by him. The mind has too many built-in safeguards to allow simple hypnosis to be used to take over the hypnotized person’s mind. The hypnotized person thinks and feels emotions to clearly to be fooled or misguided.

If mind control is you idea of how you would like to use hypnosis or how you would like it used on you, it’s just fiction. Yes, hypnosis can be used to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors, but it’s done in cooperation with the hypnotized person.

If you would like to read more about this subject, I suggest visiting or I leave you with this thought, “The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed”