“It kind of feels like how Dave the astronaut felt in “2001 A Space Odyssey“, doesn’t it!?” I remember someone telling me way back when I announced I was going to college to study hypnosis.
“Umm..well, no, actually, it’s not quite that dramatic”, I replied, feeling bad that I had squashed his illusions. (He seemed pretty excited.)
As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, you already know what it feels like because it’s a natural state you go into regularly. Some people seem to spend most of their waking day in a trance state. (This is called hypersuggestibility, resulting mostly from being overwhelmed.) In fact, people that spend a lot of time feeling like that will often say after their first session “I didn’t really feel any different.”
When you are in a hypnotic state under controlled conditions, such as in my office, you will be awake, aware, and thinking thoughts. Even thoughts as to whether or not you are really hypnotized. You hear everything that is being said and are in control enough so that you are not going to reveal anything you don’t want to. Also, you certainly are not going to do anything wacky unless you want to. (The only one allowed to be wacky in my office is me.)
So what about stage hypnosis? A good stage hypnotist asks for volunteers. Think about this: “Who would like to come up on stage and experience hypnosis?” asks the stage hypnotist. The people in the audience wildly waving their hands to be picked already know that to expect. We can say that thay they are already suggestible to the idea of going up on stage and getting a little uninhibited. If the hypnotist sees that there is resistance from any of the volunteers during the induction, he will put that person back into the audience. The people on stage are really hypnotized and can be given suggestions that they will act upon. That’s how stage hypnosis works.
Tell you what I’ll do. Anybody out there that would like to experience hypnosis, email me or give me a call and I’ll give you a first session for $75 just for reading my newsletter. New clients only!
I promise not to make you cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog unless you want to, and remember, I charge extra for working with animals. 😉
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TmanTed A. Moreno Personal/Small Business Coach Certified Hypnotherapist Specializing in Your Success www.TedMoreno.com (626) 826-0612