The pandemic drove some stage hypnotists out of the industry. After two years of disruption to the live entertainment industry, experts are beginning to discuss the possible end of the pandemic, but that won't necessarily mean a return to normal for entertainers. Instead, it may signal an evolutionary leaping point in how entertainment is distributed, consumed, and experienced. Are stage hypnotists ready?
Self-hypnosis is not a magic bullet. It's not a cure. There's no magic wand. But if you master self-hypnosis, it might feel at time like it's doing something magical for you, and that would be awesome. Most people won't get to that place with self-hypnosis, though, for one simple reason: Read more
So you've discovered hypnosis, and now you have the desire to develop the skill of hypnotism for yourself. But what's the best way to learn hypnosis?
If you're wondering how to become a certified hypnotist, this article might save you a lot of time and money. There are some common misconceptions about becoming a professional hypnotist that cause people to jump through hoops they don't need to worry about, or that stop them from training in hypnotism at all.
Clubhouse is the newest social media platform to grab the attention of small business owners, marketers, influencers, and thought leaders. But should hypnotists be including Clubhouse as part of their branding and marketing strategy? I'll give you three reasons why the answer is "No."
"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."
-J. Paul Getty
Human beings love certainty. Our need for certainty is encoded within us. It's a survival instinct. The more we stick with what we know, what consistently works, the more likely we are to survive. Unfortunately, no survival instinct is perfect for all situations in which there is a threat.
What I'm about to discuss is so simple, yet profoundly important for those who wish to learn hypnosis. Perhaps the simplicity of it is what makes it easy to overlook. In any case, if you take this blog post to heart, and truly raise your awareness afterward, it could save you thousands of dollars and countless wasted hours. It could propel your achievement in your personal health, wealth, and happiness.
I recently had a stage hypnosis show at a boarding school. It was a gorgeous campus, made up of classic federal style buildings from the 1800's and newer contemporary buildings that glistened with glass that allowed the warm light of the interior to spill out into the cold January evening. The campus was nicer than many colleges I perform at, which is often the case when I do shows at private schools. They are places of great privilege and means.
There has long been a division in the profession of hypnotism between consulting (or clinical) hypnotists and stage hypnotists. Many consulting hypnotists believe that stage hypnotists misrepresent the true value of hypnotism, and some would even say that stage hypnotists hurt the profession with their playful use of a skill set that can help people change their lives. As a hypnotist who keeps a foot in each circle of hypnotism, I believe that there is tremendous value in the work stage hypnotists do, when they do it well. In fact, I would argue that besides the internet, stage hypnotists are the greatest asset that the profession of hypnotism has today.
Have you thought about getting into stage hypnotism? What would you leave behind in order to fulfill that desire? If you had told me when I was 18 years old that one day I would learn to hypnotize people and make a career of it, I would have laughed at you. Well, I'm not laughing now.
In this video, I tell my story of how I came to hypnotism as a career.
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