Evolution did not come to a screeching halt with the first bipeds who could accurately be labeled homo sapiens. We have been developing the powers of our imagination in new and exciting ways ever since. However, the imaginatively gifted among us frequently need the services of a hypnotist to function as an enabler, coach, or personal trainer to show us how to use these emerging abilities with confidence, because they are so different from the current patterns of thought which we are usedd to in everyday life
There are literally hundreds of ways to "hypnotize" people; and entire books have been written on this subject. New methods are being devised all the time -- so many, in fact, that it is easy to see that the only thing which they to have in common is that they all plausibly present the idea (either directly or indirectly) that a person's consciousness is beginning to function differently.