When asked to speak at a conference for stage hypnotists in 2018, I framed my presentation right away from a perspective that was bound to make some people in the room uncomfortable, but it's important that we be honest about what's going on in our profession: there's a serious lack of innovation.

Training in the skills of stage hypnotism simply isn't enough.  You must also receive guidance and mentorship.  Make sure you ask about this when you consider what training program you sign up for.