Can hypnosis be harmful? Well, it depends on a hypnotist. According to Dave Elman, the great American Pioneer of Hypnotherapy “Hypnosis is a natural state of mind in which the human critical faculty is bypassed and selective thinking established”.
Hypnotic trance can be induced by a hypnotist that gives you the suggestions-positive words. But here are the possible danger of hypnotism: those suggestions can be positive or negative. Of course a professional hypnotherapist who cares about his clients always gives only positive suggestions to his clients, that’s why his clients always achieve their goals.
But what if a hypnotist who wasn’t trained by official hypnosis school instructors gives the bad suggestions to someone? Such a hypnotist can suggest anything he wants. As a rule nobody can be hypnotized against his/her will, but we are getting kind of hypnotized every day by TV shows, news, books, movies, friends…
All right, my point is hypnotism, hypnosis or hypnotic trance can’t be harmful. Only hypnotist’s suggestions can do such a thing. Anyway acception or rejection of bad suggestions depends only on your morality when you are under hypnosis. You always have a choice: to accept or to reject. You don’t have to obey if you don’t want to.
Beware of a hypnotist who gives the bad suggestions!