Many Protestants I have met have a practice called "binding satan." It usually goes something like this: a person suspects demonic activity. So the person holds out their hand (optional) and says, "Satan, I bind you in the name of Jesus Christ." Or, "Satan, by the blood of Jesus Christ, depart." I think some people also do something that is called "shedding the blood of Jesus," that is similar. (I don't know how we can possibly shed Jesus' blood. But hey.)
As someone who has been rather spiritually compulsive in the past (much less so now, thank the Lord) I suspect that this can be the beginning of a dark path for many.
For example, a person, struck with fear at entering a dark room at night, may "bind satan" when it is in fact easier to turn on the light, or to just leave a night light on. And a person might "bind satan," who might be suspected to be "causing" fear of reflections in a window or mirror -- when it is in fact more sensible to close a curtain over the window.
I think expressions of heroic spiritual power like "binding satan" have some things in common with prelest. One meets a very powerful spirit, head-on, in spiritual combat. I think that satan actually wants some people to "bind" him, because he ends up getting greater power over a confused soul when that person loses that encounter. I am not sure that the "name of Jesus" or the "blood of Jesus" have the talismanic power that some attribute to it -- and actually using these weapons is a kind of superstition.
Essentially, instead of doing extraordinary and heroic activities like "binding satan", it makes sense to me to go about our business as usual, without allowing any potential demonic activity to deform our lives. I think that "binding satan" would be an activity best left to saints and exorcists. Simple prayer is our job. Maybe the sign of the cross, and a "Lord have mercy" or a Jesus Prayer. But then do reasonable things that help to restore peace, like turning on the light, etc... which I think many people forget in the "high" of being afraid. And I certainly think it is a high, and an addiction, for many, to engage in "spiritual warfare". I speak from experience here -- I think I have "bound satan" a few times in my youth. Boy, was I wandering some eerie spiritual corridors then. Arid regions. Prelest was my middle name, back then!
I would imagine that a person involved in one of the more spiritualistic Protestant sects might be more susceptible to the sort of bondage that unwise spiritual warfare can result in -- more so than, say, an experienced Orthodox. What do you experienced Orthodox say?