Can hypnosis make individuals do things they don't want to do? Yes. They might be enticed to commit a seemingly perilous behavior. The technique through which a hypnotist induces hypnosis in a patient, usually by making a sequence of suggestions. Once patients are in a state of hypnosis, they are susceptible to performing various acts without resistance.
Does this mean that all people who use hypnosis will be able to make others do their bidding? Only those who are susceptible to hypnosis will actually follow the suggestions given to them under its influence. Those who are not susceptible will not be affected by it.
People often ask me if I can make them do things under hypnosis. My answer is always the same: It depends on how you define "make" someone do something. You can't really force someone who isn't willing to comply to change their mind about something. All you can do is show them what would be best for them to do and let them decide for themselves whether they want to follow your advice or not. Anyone who is capable of deciding for themselves what to do with their own lives cannot be forced to do anything.
The only way you could truly "make" someone do something is if they were already inclined to do so and you provided information that helped them make the right decision.
Hypnosis cannot force you to perform something that violates your morals or ethics. In reality, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and no hypnotist can make you do something you don't want to do. Hypnotists use this ability to help their clients solve problems, change behaviors, and achieve other goals.
However, it's important to understand that while hypnosis can not make you do things you believe are wrong, it can cause you to lose control of yourself and act on impulses without full awareness of what you're doing. For example, a client in a trance may feel compelled to punch someone in the face because they're angry about something else. Another example would be if a hypnotist told you how cool it would be if you jumped off a cliff into an unknown future, he or she could not force you to do so, but there's a chance you might say or do something you would later regret.
It's also important to note that even when you're not under hypnosis, every person has some level of creativity inside them that can decide what actions they'll take. For example, someone who uses drugs and alcohol regularly may be able to resist drinking beer during a party, but eventually likely won't be able to resist acting on feelings such as anger and lust.
Hypnosis can help you acquire control of undesirable behaviors or cope better with anxiety or suffering. It's critical to understand that, while you're more susceptible to suggestion when under hypnosis, you don't lose control of your conduct. You can say yes or no; you can walk away from anything dangerous. The only real difference between being hypnotized and ordinary consciousness is that during hypnosis, certain ideas will tend to come to the front of your mind.
So, yes, hypnosis can be used to control someone else's actions. But only if that person is willing. And remember, even though you're under hypnosis, you still have the ability to say no.