I never was able to be hypnotized and altho i do practice self-hypnosis type stuff all the time (affirmation auto-suggestion thought loops), it was not super effective because I was not in the right state (the hypnotized infinite power integrated subliminal state as I call it).
I also had used changa (smokable ayahuasca--same MAOI interactions) many times and noticed how hypnotic it was, but until recently (the day i made this video in 2018), it never occurred to me to do self-hypnosis on changa to make massive positive changes in my daily life. Once you are in this state you can also plant the hypnotic suggestion in your subconscious that this state will be instantly accessible to you at any time with a keyword.
Another way to get into a powerful hypnotic state (tho maybe not quite as powerful as changa at first) is to wake up in the middle of the night. While you are between waking and sleeping, plant suggestions into your mind and you will see how it works! (Example: "My mind functions perfectly, blissfully, for the benefit of the universe, at all times.") If you can tolerate going to sleep with an audio recording (of positive suggestions), this can be a super powerful way to change your subconscious programming, as Dr. Bruce Lipton explains.
Imagine never reacting to people in a way you regret because your subconscious mind is working for you instead of against you.
Our imaginary selves can control our imaginary reality because conventional reality is built on our beliefs (individual and shared depending on the aspect being investigated). Just like in a lucid dream, even though the dream character who realizes the world is just a dream world is also an illusion themself, they still have enormous power from that deep realization.
Besides auto-suggestion, another very powerful way to break bad habits is to become mindfully curious about them, as explained in this TED talk.
Here's another TED talk that proves that drug addiction is not a chemical problem in the brain. Even heroin addicts can quit heroin without withdrawal when their reason for using heroin is gone.