I agree, Grammar. Some people like to stir things up. This could also be true for a "reality" show: Chris and his manipulative musings and hypnosis hypotheses could also be there to "stir things up." On the "Chris # 17" thread on FORT, there were some suggestions that his hypnosis mumbo-jumbo is scripted. This totally makes sense, especially since the same thread indicates that Chris is an actor and has appeared in bit parts on popular TV shows. I wouldn't put it past Fox to do something like this, just to keep the audience tuning in.
Fox Exec: "Chris, you'll be playing the psycho hypnotist in the guise of a motivational speaker..."
Chris: "Wow, that’s like totally cool since I haven’t played one of those before. Should help me to land a gig on ‘CSI’"