Before we get started on binding spells, remember that like banishing spells and other revenge type magick, they can be used in both positive and negative ways. There are certain kinds of binding spells which CAN be used negatively but always be aware of the Wiccan rede - Harm none.
If you disobey this core element of white magick then you of course open yourself up to the returned by 3 rule which means that all the negative energy you have sent out into the universe will be returned to you but 3 times as powerful. You should ask yourself, is it really worth it?
Now we have that out of the way, there are many ways that binding spells can be used in a positive manner and also in a way that does not cause negative effects or energy to be directed at another person. Instead, binding magick takes away the power of the negative influence that is attacking you so it does not bother or hurt you anymore.
Some people like to use a love binding spell however I believe that these spells are cast way too late! Instead of cementing a current bond between two consenting and already in love people, this spell is generally used as a last result by a desperate person within the relationship trying to stop a breakup. This rarely works and in essence is not good because it attempts to impose will on the object of the magick.
For those of you who still wish for this type of spell however, here is an example...
Love Binding Spell
You will need two photographs - one of yourself and one of the person you are trying to bind. Use a sharp object like a knitting needle or letter opener to poke two holes in the photos. Using a yard of red ribbon sew the two pictures together. Throughout this whole process, chant out your desire in the form of a verse made up by yourself.
Let's look at some other ways to use binding spells...
As I have mentioned previously, these types of real spells work for the greater good by protecting potential victims and by lessening a negative influence instead of directly attacking a person no matter how bad or destructive they might be.
Even when you try and bind another person from doing harm either by the rope and knots method or by the tight wrapping of an image method you are still interfering with that person's life journey and karma. You may however feel that the harm being done by this person to others is just too great to turn a blind eye. To provide some form of safety and surety always add the proviso "if it is right to do so" at the end of your spell or ritual.
A ritual for harmony is another great way to use binding magic as it is far less invasive. If you are feeling too constricted, or get annoyed by constant bombardments' from someone then a good harmony ritual will do the job in a much more white light thanks to the way it preserves the positive aspects of the relationship.
You can get access to this Harmony ritual as well as several other binding spells in Witchcraft Exposed!
So in summary, remember that the true and best use of binding magick is to rid yourself of the negative energies of someone who is abusing you either mentally or physically. Casting binding spells in this way will not harm the object of the spell and it won't affect their daily life in any way. It simply makes the person powerless to mentally or emotionally harm you.