Originally Posted by Aquarian
I'm a hypnotherapist and I will tell you otherwise.
Especially in stage hypnosis, the belief that the hypnotist has power is the main way it works. It just is far from the only way.
Also, it works for everybody, if the hypnotherapist is skillful enough.
If you're so inclined, a separate thread(s) about the nuances of hypnosis would be very interesting.