Is Stage Hypnosis Real?

October 31st, 2013 § Comments Off on Is Stage Hypnosis Real? § permalink

Is stage hypnosis real? How does it compare to the hypnosis used when working with a consulting hypnotist? Are the participants being controlled? These questions, and more, are addressed in this article by Debbie Taylor.

For many, their first exposure to hypnosis is at the local fair, or during a high school assembly, watching a stage hypnotist seemingly “control” his subjects, to the amazement of the audience.

Many people, when they first meet me and find out that I’m a consulting hypnotist, can’t help but ask, “Are you going to make me quack like a duck?” At first I just chuckled and went along with it, but this has been going on for years now! If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you going to make me quack like a duck?” I could retire.

I take my work as a consulting hypnotist seriously. My clients put a lot of trust in my ability to help them, to really listen and assist them to create change in their lives. So I wondered, what is all this talk about quacking? And how is stage hypnosis different from the work I do as a consulting hypnotist? Are those people on stage ‘really’ hypnotized? And if so, how does that work?

So I decided to find out for myself by going to Las Vegas, where I received training as a stage hypnotist, and I’m here to tell you, ”Yes, those people on stage really are hypnotized!” » Read the rest of this entry «

The Demystification of Hypnosis

October 1st, 2013 § Comments Off on The Demystification of Hypnosis § permalink

I have been so immersed in the world of hypnosis for such a long time that I forget how weird it is for some people. Hypnosis is just weird. A valid opinion for those who don’t fully understand what hypnosis really is and how it works.

One of my goals as a consulting hypnotist at Intuitive Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon, is to focus on the demystification of hypnosis for as many people as I can, on a regular basis. I have spent the last 4 years offering free lectures about hypnosis, I have written dozens of articles about hypnosis, and I have educated and informed each of my clients about hypnosis and how it works. As mentioned above, I have been so immersed in the world of hypnosis for such a long time that I forget there are still many people who just think it’s weird. » Read the rest of this entry «

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