panthercoolcat7 wrote:The hypnotist uses the reactions produced by their words and the imagination to create a belief for the client of, post hoc, ergo propter hoc- after this, therefore because of this.
Another way of saying that is... The hypnotist teaches the subjects how to automatically react to suggestion. This is facilitated by a hypnotic trance state, a condition in which the focus of attention is not outside of the body, and the (*)imagination automatically reacts to suggestion instead of peripheral awareness. This is because peripheral awareness is being shut down as well as our analytical mind, resulting in our ability to disbelieved becoming suspended.
So, what is suggested by the hypnotist becomes the new reality for the subject.
(*)Some use the term imagination instead of sub-conscious