Hypnosis business advice

I was recently at a cookout at a colleague's home, and everybody there was a hypnotist.  My colleague had purposefully invited only hypnosis business owners for this particular event, as a way to build some new friendships and bring like-minded people together.  A few of the people there were newly certified hypnotists, people who had gotten their certification within the past six months.  Others, like myself, had been practicing for a decade or more. It was a nice mix of people from different backgrounds and experience levels who all wanted to do good things and create successful practices.
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There's a creative process to being a stage hypnotist.  Part of the job is creating content that will entertain your audience and set you apart from other stage hypnotists.  How do you do that?

Hypnotizing people requires one set of skills.  Creating a stage show that is entertaining requires an additional set of skills.  Most stage hypnosis trainers teach you to hypnotize people, and they touch every so briefly on the the business aspects and entertainment aspects of the business.  They will often leave you to fend for yourself, in those areas.  It's a big part of why so many people who have been trained and certified in stage hypnotism aren't actually out there doing shows.


Past life regression is a popular topic in the world of hypnotism, and it's one of the topics that the broader public is often curious about, as well. I interviewed two practicing hypnotists who offer PLR as part of their practices, and they were kind enough to share their perspective.

The tour is wrapping up, but there's plenty to do for a full-time hypnotist.

The tour brings Paul back to New Hampshire for a show at his alma mater.


Touring is taking its toll on Paul. A mistake while driving could mean missing a show.


Paul visits Appalachian State University, where he discovers an interesting hobby and performs for his largest crowd ever.

A big "Thank You!" goes out to Southtowner for their use of "Raise a Little Hell" in this episode. Hear more music from Southtowner.


Paul heads out on tour, visiting Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina. He gets some unsolicited life coaching from a student, and plays Mind Games with students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Paul's agent tells him he needs to raise his game when it comes to wardrobe, so he goes to see a fashion consultant. Can the right clothes make you hypnotic?

A huge THANK YOU goes to Susan Osborne at Be Image Consulting for her help in this episode. Learn more about Susan and her image consulting services.