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 «