Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Corporate Events, Company annual parties, High School Graduation Parties, "Sweet 16" private parties,
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I have written a free report entitled: 9 Questions to Ask Any Stage Hypnotist You Are Considering Hiring". It will ensure that you ask the right questions, get the answers that will give you the confidence that you are getting a professional and credible stage hypnotist. This is free and if a customer wants a copy, just email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Everyone can be hypnotized. Some easier than others. We all experience the hypnotic state 2 or more times every day of our lives. Hypnotic state lies between fully awake and deep sleep. So, every night as you fall asleep you pas through it, and of course as you wake up in the morning you pass through it. All of us have probably driven our car and realized we just missed the freeway exit--then realize it was 10 miles back and we don't even remember driving those 10 miles. That is also a hynotic state.
No one can get stuck in hypnosis. Can't happen. You just wake up normally or at the hypnotist's suggestion to wake up.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. The professional stage hypnotist needs to know several things: location of the show; the type of venue (stage, outside, inside, hotel meeting room, etc); how many people are expected; what objective they really have in having a stage hypnosis show.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am a full-time comedy hypnotist, certified with several hpnosis organizations. I am covered by liability insurance. I have written 2 books on hypnosis, and produced my own 7 Hypnosis CD's to help modify behavior such as lose weight (I've lost 64 lbs using hypnosis), stop smoking, Stress management and others. I have many testimonials available, I am very flexible in my services, bring my own sound equipment, arrive early. My shows are completely "clean"--no off-color or suggestive skits. Just good clean fun.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love seeing people desplay their imaginative abilities in the hypnotic trance. It is unbelievable to see folks really put themselves into the skits that I suggest. I love to have people understand about hypnosis, and not believe many of the incorrect myths about it from movies and books. I show the entertainment side of hypnosis, but it is a way to interest folks in seeking help using hypnosis for behavioral problems
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Is hypnosis real? Yes, it has been proven through brain scan studies (Positron Emission Tomography) in Canada that the hypnotic state is not imagination, but actually involves the area of the brain that is the same area activated by real experiences. The imagination area of the brain is an entirely different one.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized? It feels very relaxed, you are aware of your surroundings (hypnosis is actually a heightened awareness state), and if what the hypotist suggests to you is not against your normal behavior you will go along with it.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I do a routine where I tell all the hypnotized volunteers they are a marching band and I tell one of them they are the leader. I wake them up, start the music and they march around the audience playing invisible instruments. One night I forgot that I had already told on lady she was the leader, and I told another lady she was the leader. When the marching band started up, I had 2 ladies shouldering each other out of the way to be the leader! The audience got a great kick out of that one.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Customers should know that I am a serious full-time stage hypnosis performer. I am not someone who has just read a book on hypnosis (like a lot of young folks today) and out to take your money to practice on your guests, but a professionally trained hypnotist that continues to study, take professional training in order to make sure you have a great, fun, safe, and hilarious event. Be careful if you can't find a hypnotist who is full-time.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have been a professional magician for over 36 years, and have always been interested in Hypnosis. I saw one of the greatest : "REVEEN" many years ago and was amazed at his show. Many years ago I finally found some competent individuals to train me properly in presenting a fun, safe, sane, sober and hilarious stage hypnosis show, totally respecting the volunteers.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I recently entertained a large corporation recruiting event. We had a great time, tremendous volunteers. It was so successful they had me come back again a couple of months later for another corporate event.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Absolutely. Continuous reading and study. I also take on-line training and I take professional in-person training in Las Vegas with the Stage Hypnosis Center.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Training and application are becoming more widespread. The myths about hypnosis are slowly going away in the public eye.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Most recently I provided a comedy hypnosis show for a High School Grad party for the 4th year in a row. It lasted an hour. You can see video comments on my website. I won't display price, that is confidential with my clients
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. My prices depend on the size of the show, the location, and if any customization of the show is needed to tie in with company or corporate themes (like company slogan, or products, or new product launch, etc.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Find a professional stage hypnotist and ask how they got started. Get professional training from the experts. Train, Train, Train--some hypnotists will take on an apprentice to teach them the work, the safety, and the business aspects of stage hypnosis shows.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Your price is quite expensive, can you lower it for our group? We don't have a large budget. My prices are fixed based on a few details, and are the same to all similar groups. I know I am one of the more expensive stage hypnostists around. You are perfectly free to choose a cheaper hypnotist, but sadly I have found, in this business, you only get what you pay for. Ask for my "9 Questions to Ask Any Hypnotist You Are Considering Hiring" and those questions will give you the best information on the hypnotist you are hiring, even if is not me. I sincerely want you to have the best hypnotist for your event--it reflects on you the planner, one way or the other