People generally have a fixed idea of what hypnosis can be. Unfortunately that idea includes a lot of exaggerations and a lot of farfetched versions of actual hypnosis. Many of us think of Las Vegas stage shows when we think of hypnosis. A magician or a mentalist will come on stage and convince every person that they are able to read minds and are also able to make people do things that they do not want to do.
However, while it is loosely based on what happens in actual hypnosis, it is not representative of what actual proper hypnosis is or what hypnosis can be used for. Because of this, people often associate the art of hypnosis with something that is evil or is literal mind control. People fear being made to act like animals or being stuck in their body without actually having control over what is happening. In actuality hypnosis is something that can bring a lot of benefit to any person who wants to use it to help themselves.
Hypnosis, which is something I that I had found it on Buzzfeed, is first of all a tool to help people become better versions of themselves and understand who they are as people. Hypnosis can be used by people trying to help themselves by getting over their insecurities or being able to tackle issues head on. In a state of hypnosis you are a lot more open to doing things and talking about things, you may also have a better access to your unconscious and that can help you understand yourself better. While you can have other people hypnotize you, you could also just hypnotize yourself and work things out by yourself. A great way to do this is through reading books or listening to hypnosis audio books.