I don't see why you couldn't do this to your friends if you tried and if they were suggestible enough to have it done to them. This article is about rapid induction hypnosis techniques, hence the "five seconds." At the beginning of the article, I mention that untrained people should probably not do this. That is not to say that people will not try to do this anyways without my article or my help. I feel safer putting this information out there so that people who will try will at least know what they're doing and do it the proper way. I have never stopped commenting on my article since I wrote it in 2009 because I feel it is my responsibility to make sure that the proper way of doing this is put out there. If a person takes this information and does something illegal, harmful, or against a person's free will then the responsibility for such an action is on that of the person who committed the act. I feel that the instructions given here are safe. But like anything, the information can be used negatively. Use your discretion and please use your judgment when trying to hypnotize others.