From Street Hypnosis to Stage Hypnosis Shows

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From Street Hypnosis to Stage Hypnosis Shows When I started doing hypnosis a year ago, it started off slow. First I was just going out and doing street hypnosis on the First Friday Art Walk. I still go out on the Art Walk every month – it’s fun, and I get to meet (and hypnotize) people from all over the city. I also go out to other events. Some large events don’t work out well: This past week I hit up Denver’s  City Park Jazz before the band started playing. Lots of people, but they’re mostly either camped out with … Read More

Does Hypnosis Put You To Sleep?

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Does hypnosis put you to sleep

Does Hypnosis Put You to Sleep? He slumped over in his chair. I told him “Sleep!” and he had closed his eyes just like the three other volunteers I had brought up to the front of the room. I was doing my hypnosis demonstration for the Rotary club I was speaking at that afternoon, but my first volunteer was doing something different than the others. He was doing nothing. Other than that “sleep” suggestion I gave toward the start of the demo, he just stayed slumped over, not following a single suggestion. So does hypnosis put you to sleep? Depths … Read More

How Do I Know I Have Been Hypnotized?

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How Do I Know I Have Been Hypnotized? If you’re curious about doing hypnosis to improve your life (whether that’s losing weight, getting over a fear), or if you want to be a volunteer in a stage show, you might be wondering: “How do I know I have been hypnotized?” People tend to have different ideas of what hypnosis is, and what it means to be in hypnosis. Whenever I’m going to work with someone for the first time – like when it’s a client sitting down for a paid session or out entertaining volunteers with street hypnosis – some … Read More

Denver Street Hypnosis Round Up First Friday Art Walk and More

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First Friday Art Walk Denver Hypnosis I wish you could’ve been there. A crowd of 15-20 people had gathered around, and he stepped forward. He tells his friend, “I want to do this.” He comes up to me, and I start talking to him about hypnosis. A few minutes later he’s drifted off into a deep trance, and I’m putting on a show with my new hypnosis rock star. I love hypnotizing people whether it’s to help them lose the weight they want to, or entertaining others. And that last one often takes place right on the street with people … Read More

Can Hypnosis Change Your Eye Color?

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Can Hypnosis Change Your Eye Color? If you’ve ever wondered what hypnosis can do and did a Youtube search for it, you might have come across a video like this: This video has more than 460,000 views, and if you search youtube for something like “how to change your eye color using hypnosis” or “can hypnosis change your eye color?” brings up nearly 55,000 results. If you could change your eye color, that would be amazing! So do these videos work? Can hypnosis change your eye color? The Limits of Hypnosis Yes! Hypnosis can change your eye color… sort of. … Read More

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

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Does Hypnotherapy work? If you’re interested in hypnotherapy, whether it’s to get over a fear, lose weight, stop smoking, or whatever else, you’re probably wondering about a few big things: Does hypnotherapy work? And will hypnotherapy work for me? If you’re worried hypnosis might not work, or that it’s just some “woo woo” mumbo jumbo, there’s a ton of research showing it’s a valid method of treatment. Here’s some of that research. Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss A 1996 analysis of multiple studies by Kirsch looked at the effectiveness of hypnosis when combined with other treatments. The results were clear: With … Read More

Is Hypnosis Safe?

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Is Hypnosis Safe? You know what it’s like when you don’t know very much about a subject? Maybe you become a little unsure of it, and depending on what it is, maybe it’s a little scary. Hypnosis is the same way. Not many people know much about it, and because of that, it can be frightening. As people, we do tend to fear the unknown. I get to see this a lot when I’m out doing street hypnosis. There are 3 types of people I run into when doing it: People who are excited about it. People who don’t believe … Read More

Is Hypnosis Real?

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Is Hypnosis Real You should’ve been there. I was performing during the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe here in Denver, and a young woman and her guy friend came up (not boyfriend – she told me a few times they were definitely not together). She was excited to give hypnosis a shot. Before we did anything, the guy she was rolled his eyes and said, “This is total bull****.”  The woman still wanted to go on, but as I started to hypnotize her, her friend started going off: “This is f****** fake bull****!” She apologized for him, “I’m so … Read More

What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?

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What Does Hypnosis Feel Like? Imagine you’re face-to-face with a person whose face has gone beat red. Their eyes are open but are glossed over like they’re not all there. These are just two of the signs that someone’s gone into a hypnotic trance. I enjoy doing hypnosis with some of the hardest hypnotees out there: random people on the street who’ve never met me before. When they volunteer, they’re usually fuzzy on what hypnosis is (most people are… even hypnotists sometimes), and they usually have a few questions. One of the questions they sometimes ask is what does hypnosis … Read More

Are You Burned Out or Just Bored?

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Back in 2014 I was still teaching Salsa dancing to adults. I didn’t have very many students (each class had around four to six people), but I had enough to pay the studio rental and make a little extra on top of that. At one point I wanted HUGE classes. Thriving classes with 20 or more people in each one. I knew what I needed to do to have that many – get my act together online. Advertise. Network more. I wasn’t doing much of any of it, and at the end of 2014 I stopped teaching dance to move … Read More