Updated: May 7, 2019
We commonly view hypnosis as a passive form of mind control, but hypnotists prefer to regard it as a sort of guided daydreaming for people who don't do it during working hours. There are three common types of hypnosis. The first requires that the subject focus on an object and shut out the outside world while the hypnotist goes through their coat pockets. The second form of hypnosis uses rapidly issued commands, like “blink, sit down, stand up”. This method is typically preferred by tax attorneys and sadomasochistic hokey pokey enthusiasts. The third technique involves the hypnotist speaking gently and suggesting peaceful images. The goal of this is to provide the subject with an environment in which they can unlearn harmful habits like overeating, smoking, or selling phony supplements on Facebook.