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.
I could not agree more. Beliefs are never set in stone so you may believe you can't be hypnotized but if you have a skillful enough hypnotist they will quickly undo that belief and have you in hypnosis very quickly.
The truth is that we enter hypnosis through out our daily lives, it's how we learn most effectively. When you read a good book or watch an enthralling movie you enter hypnosis.
It is not a matter of belief, it is a matter of experience.