This is not the place to delve further into such questions of ethics and ethical behavior. However, it can be said that most would probably feel great unease about modifying a person’s behavior without his/her consent. As such, mind control techniques are best served as an elective process. In other words, you need to be willing to undergo the techniques in order to experience the benefits of them.
When the techniques have been imposed upon you, they are of little value. But when you undergo them of your own free will to achieve improvements then you are gaining benefits from the process.
There is a bit of paranoid concern over what mind control techniques can deliver. Namely, when you alter and change your mind, you run the risk of becoming a “new person” in the extreme sense of the word.
In short, because your mind has been altered and changed, your physical form is now severed from your history. After all, the mind is shaped by the memories and experiences of what came before. Humans are the product of their own personal experiences and experiences are recorded in the conscious and the subconscious mind.
And what happens if the new and enhanced version of you is connected to troubling memories? Would this not lead to repeated bouts of anxiety and depression?
The likelihood of something such as this happening would have to be considered exceedingly rare and extreme. Only serious and highly expansive mind control techniques could alter the mind to such a dangerous degree. Mind control techniques of this nature would be at the core of a totalitarian regime, as opposed to a holistic process of New Age self-improvement. Yet, many of the fears surrounding altering the mind are pervasive and, in a way, such pervasiveness is understandable. We draw much of our understanding of this topic from depictions we come across in popular culture as opposed to any serious or real examination of factual events.