Thursday, May 23, 2013

Amazing Thing Happened During the Show Last Week in Daytona

This is the video of what happened. You just never know what is going to happen on stage!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Yes, I am finally finishing the book. It will be the definitive (and first) book on street hypnosis and how to do it. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Can You Do an Instant Induction on Yourself?

Can You Do an Instant Induction on Yourself?

What a Silly Question....
Occasionally I get a question from someone who views my Youtube videos. They want to know if you can do an instant induction on yourself. I tell them, "No. This is something that you can only do to someone else."

Well, because of what happened last weekend, I will have to change my answer. My friend Kenda Summers and I were doing a show in Cedar Rapids Iowa. We wanted to test out a new routine for our show in Chicago this month at the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.

We are SO excited about this show!

Anyway.... We had something happen in our show that has never happened before. In fact I have NEVER heard of it happening EVER!!!

Here's what happened....
The show was progressing nicely and we had two STAR subjects. We did the game show skit. One volunteer is only able to give wrong answers and the other volunteer is the smartest woman in the world and knows all the answers. If the judges overrule her (and they always will) she is instructed to become highly agitated.

The final question was, "How long does an instant hypnotic induction take?"  She looked at me and said with an intellectually superior attitude, "How about... an instant?"

"Wrong!" I said.

"WHAAAAT!???" she screamed.  "No." I said. "The answer is three nanoseconds."

She exploded in indignation. "What are you talking about!!! Everybody knows that an instant induction takes an instant. What is the matter with you?!!! You just go SLEEP!"and she clapped her hands. Her head snapped back and she was silent.

Cory was at the show and he described it this way. "Kenda looked astonished, and Sean looked like a dog who had just heard a high-pitched noise."

I couldn't believe what I had just seen. I shook her shoulder... Nothing! She was OUT!

She had done an instant shock induction on herself!!! Some audience members were filming and I am trying to find video for you. It was amazing!

Friday, January 7, 2011

How to Deal With Noises and Distractions in Hypnosis

Ask Sean

Q. How do you deal with sounds and other disturbances when you are hypnotizing a person? Won't these disturbances cause the subject to emerge from hypnosis?

A. Great question! First of all, I have wonderful news for you. Trance is not particularly fragile.

Often new hypnotists feel as though if they stop talking for just a couple of seconds, their subject will pop out of trance. While it is true that if you leave your subject on her own for an extended time, she will emerge herself from hypnosis, you don't have to worry about this happening very quickly.

Now, about distractions. You can keep your subjects from being distracted and popping out of trance by using what I call the "Distraction Filter."

Here is an explanation from a recent course I taught in Las Vegas.

If you'd like to learn more about how to hypnotize someone and how to keep them in trance, you can learn these things and much more with this product.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Last year we did street hypnosis in Las Vegas and had a blast! Maybe it's because the people there are out to have a good time and were more willing to participate than people in other parts of the country. Maybe it was just that my students were a bunch of "hypno-animals", hypnotizing any man woman or child that would stand still for them. It WAS a wild bunch of hypnotists.

We were cleaning up the classroom at the end of the first day and a wedding party showed up to inspect the ballroom. I dropped the groom and one of my students dropped the maid of honor... (with permission, of course!)

Anyway, next weekend we'll be at it again because I'm doing another class in Las Vegas called "Hyp on the Strip!" Why don't you come out and join us?

Sean Michael Andrews

Monday, May 31, 2010

Street Hypnosis - Ask Sean

Q. I know you are an expert on Dave Elman's work, and I have seen you teach the Dave Elman Induction. Did Dave Elman have a special way to emerge his subjects from hypnosis?
A. This is a great question! Dave's emergence was simple, yet elegant. It almost never results in a hypnotic hangover. Here is what Dave would say.

"In a moment I am going to have you open your eyes and when you do, you will feel better than you have all day.... Now open your eyes and see how good you feel!"

That's it! He gives a post hypnotic suggestion that the person will feel good after emergence and then he emerges the subject.

Many hypnotists will take a long time to do the emergence (I do this too sometimes) but it really isn't necessary. So, now you know! Street hypnosis is quick hypnosis, so why not make your emergence quick too?!
I will post more details on this in my next offering.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

How Do You Find a GOOD Hypnosis Teacher?

Eight Questions to Ask Your Prospective Hypnosis Instructor

If you have decided to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist or Consulting Hypnotist, you can expect to spend at least $1700.00 for a course that lasts at least seven days. This is a considerable investment in time and money, so how do you tell if the instructor is a good one? I recommend that you interview several instructors and ask the following questions.

1. What is the quality of the hypnosis organization the instructor represents?

· Your course should certify you with a reputable hypnosis organization that provides opportunities for continuing education as well as support to help you build a practice. If your instructor represents a reputable organization such as the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), or the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), you can be assured that you will receive the support you need and that you are certifying with a respectable organization.

2. Who did the instructor study with?

· Many hypnosis instructors have received inadequate hypnosis education. They studied with one obscure instructor, who probably studied with another obscure instructor, etc. This means that the hypnosis education they can provide you is just watered-down mediocrity. Ask the instructor who he/she studied with and then look up THOSE people. Are they world-renowned? Are they considered the best of the best? A truly good hypnosis instructor strives to learn from giants in the field, and then continues his/her education by taking classes and reading books and journals just to keep up to date.

3. Is the instructor a full time hypnotist?

· Sad to say, most hypnosis instructors are part-timers. The downside to this is that they never get enough clients to become really proficient. A good instructor has treated thousands of clients.

4. What hypnosis books does the instructor recommend?

· This seems like a no-brainer because one would expect a professional hypnosis instructor to be very well read. Most aren’t. This will tell you two things. First, you will find out if your prospective instructor is well read. Second, you will get some insight into the type of hypnosis your instructor practices. If he/she recommends Elman, Erickson and Yapko, you can be assured that this instructor knows clinical hypnosis. If the recommendations are for Weiss, Bernstein, and books like “The Secret,” you can expect a heavy metaphysical bent to the course.

5. Is the instructor an expert with Instant and Rapid Inductions?

· A good hypnotist should be a master of all types of inductions. Different inductions work for different people. Unfortunately, most hypnotists only know one induction, the slow progressive muscle relaxation induction, otherwise known as PR or PMR. There are MANY inductions out there, such as the Dave Elman Induction, instant inductions, and confusion inductions. If your prospective teaches instant and rapid inductions, you can be pretty sure that this person knows all the others too.

6. Is the instructor internationally known?

· Once again, a no-brainer. Do a google search on this individual and see what others are saying about him/her.

7. Does the instructor have testimonials?

· If your prospective instructor is good, there should be testimonials available from satisfied students. Video testimonials are even better because you can really see what the students think about their training.

8. Can the instructor talk to all aspects of hypnosis - clinical, street, stage?

· Most instructors know only one type of hypnosis. The techniques of stage hypnosis and street hypnosis are essential to the clinical hypnotist who wants to market the hypnosis practice. Street hypnosis is considered the most difficult form of hypnosis and enables the hypnotist to gain the best skills and confidence. A really superior hypnosis instructor knows how to do all three types.

I hope these tips will help you find the hypnosis education you deserve. Feel free to email me if you have further questions!

Sean Michael Andrews C.H. C.I.