Today, I was working on a “Questions About Hypnosis” promotional table tent to use at corporate events.
My role model was a table top used for club performances by the late Stage Hypnotist, Pat Collins. She billed herself as the “Hip Hypnotist.”
The idea behind this promo piece is to generate a buzz about the upcoming performance, while eliminating the general myths and misconceptions most people have about hypnosis.
Plus, it’s just good business to give people something they can take home with them!
Common Questions About Hypnosis
Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?
YES! All that is required is an ability to follow simple instructions.
A willing, strong-minded person makes the best subject. Good concentration and creative imagination are helpful qualities that allow someone to be coached into the trance state.
What is Hypnosis?
A state of focused attention that allows deeper, and creatively powerful parts of the mind to become more accessible.
You already experience the hypnotic state in natural cycles. Can you recall a time when you were “in the zone,” experiencing strong focus and creative energy?
Can a Person Get Stuck in Hypnosis?
NO. There has never been a case of a hypnotized person failing to return to normal, wakeful alertness.
If left to their own devices, a hypnotized person would either emerge themselves, or drift into natural sleep before waking up. They could also quickly emerge themselves if there was an emergency, such as a fire.
Will a Hypnotized Person Reveal Their Secrets?
NO. Hypnosis is not a truth serum. A hypnotized person will not discuss anything they would prefer to keep private.
Also, you will not say or do anything that is contrary to your personal moral and ethical nature.
I am proud of my comedy hypnosis show, because I never embarrass anyone on stage, nor do I let anyone embarrass themselves! This is another reason I return year after year to perform for the same clients!
Some people might think it would be hilarious to see the Vice President of Sales dressed up like a member of the opposite sex. However, for long term success, I rely on non-demeaning humor that is just as funny without negative repercussions.
The volunteers have such a good time participating in the hypnosis show, that audience members always come up to me after the performance to say, “Gosh, now I wish I had volunteered!”
Can Hypnosis Help Me to Lose Weight, or Stop Smoking?
YES. Many undesirable habits are successfully treated with hypnosis.
What Does It Feel Like to Be Hypnotized?
A very pleasant feeling of profound relaxation and contentment. You are NOT asleep or unconscious, because you hear sounds, and have awareness of everything around you.
When you emerge, you are full of energy, as though you had been asleep for many hours, and usually obtain a peak feeling of self-confidence. In general, you feel as though you have participated in one of the most exciting experiences of your life!
Can Anyone Volunteer to Participate in the Hypnotist Show?
YES. It’s good clean fun. You may surprise yourself with your own natural abilities, and the volunteers have even more fun than the audience spectators.
Is Hypnosis Dangerous?
NO. Hypnosis is not dangerous when done by an experienced practitioner.
This trade is no different than any other profession. It’s always best to work with a professional that is legitimately trained, certified, and insured.
For instance, dentistry is completely safe, but if practiced by an amateur that is self taught, non-licensed, and uninsured, there would be obvious risks!
I hope this answers your questions about hypnosis. If you have others, please post them in the comments section below!