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15 Years of Stage Hypnotism

I started my career as a stage hypnotist in 2004.  I was working at the University of New Hampshire as a residence hall director, and I hired a retired hypnotist to come to my hall once a year and put on a hypnotism demonstration as a fun educational program for my residents.  Each year Bob Chase would show up early, chat with me for a bit, do his demonstration, then chat with me a bit more after the students went back to their rooms.

Bob would tell stories of the interesting clients he had over his 18 years as a practicing hypnotist.  I marveled at his ability to use simple techniques to create positive changes for people who had already been to doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, without getting relief.

The third time that I brought Bob in, we were chatting after his demonstration, and he offered to teach me hypnotism. “I think you’d be good at it, Paul” he said.  I put him off for a year, then took him up on it after his fourth visit to my dorm.  I thought it might make a fun hobby.

As soon as I had the basics, and started practicing with the students that lived in my building, my whole viewpoint changed. This was not a hobby, but a powerful skill that had so much more to offer.  I finished my training during my fifth year as a hall director, told my boss I wouldn’t be returning for a sixth year, and left to start my hypnotism business.

That was in 2004.  I’m now going into my fifteenth year as a full-time practicing hypnotist.  I’ve hypnotized over 15,000 people and performed for over 100,000 people.  I feel so blessed to do this work, and I intend to keep hypnotizing people for years and years to come.

 

 

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Whether it’s high school shows, college shows, corporate events, or any other kind of performance, I love sharing hypnosis with people.  The hypnotic state lets a hypnotist transform everyday people into a cast of characters.  It boosts people’s creativity, reduces their sense of limitation, and allows them to become the stars of the show.  When in hypnosis, volunteers can actually have a wide range of hallucinations that are incredible to experience first-hand, and entertaining to watch from the perspective of the audience, as well.