Stage Hypnosis- Start Learning with These 4 Skills
Would you like to get started learning stage hypnosis?
Stage hypnosis consists of performing hypnotism in front of large crowds. It can be used to get large numbers of people to perform acts and feel different things, such as falling asleep and feeling relaxed.
Stage hypnotism is a great way for hypnotists to connect with people on a larger scale and develop their skills even further. It’s also great for beginners to get a grasp of what hypnotism can do.
Start practicing these skills to set you on the right path to hypnotism glory.
1. Prepare the Stage and Your Spectators
When starting your act, it’s important to make sure that your audience knows what they’re getting. There are several steps you can take to make sure that everything goes as planned:
- Ensure that everyone is ready and focused
When your audience arrives at the theater, chances are they might not know exactly what to expect from you. Every hypnotist is different, so you have to drive your point across. Make sure that everyone is calm and paying attention and understands what to expect should they choose to volunteer.
Having people that are focused and willing is important when choosing your volunteers, and it will prevent anyone from potentially being the wrong candidate for the demonstration.
- Hype up your audience
Hyping up your audience get excited before the show is an important thing to do as an entertainer. You need to emphasize the fact that your hypnotism is a unique and really fun experience. Using some pre-show announcements and uplifting music can really help
If spectators believe that your hypnotism is “out of this world,” they will be more inclined to come back and recommend you to others.
- Make sure everyone is aware that you won’t do anything harmful or embarrass anyone
Many people have a fear of hypnosis because they don’t want to be forced to do something they don’t want to. Make it clear to your audience that you won’t force anyone to do something that could be harmful to themselves and others. let the audience know that they will be kept safe and will only do the things they choose to on stage. The show is appropriate and family-friendly.
Using this time to show your audience the props that you’ll be using for the hypnosis will give them insurance.
- Set your props and equipment up on stage if you have any
Preparation is key to any successful event. If you are not prepared, your audience will get bored and question you as a professional. Make sure you or your crew prepares the stage a bit before the show starts so you don’t forget something. make sure the chairs are set and any promotional banners you choose to use.
2. Make Sure You Choose Participants Carefully
When you’re on the stage trying to hypnotize someone, the last thing you want is someone that’s awkward and uncomfortable. Your ideal volunteer should be exactly just that, a volunteer.
Don’t attempt to bring someone up that shows signs of disinterest. Picking someone that is energetic and clearly wants to get on stage will provide great entertainment for your audience. I always like to choose those with a fun personality above all else.
They will also be easier to hypnotize because hypnotism requires a willing person. You also need to make sure that no one is exaggerating or faking the hypnosis because this can lead your audience to believe that the whole act is fake.
3. Have Confidence During Stage Hypnosis
Confidence is a necessity when performing anything in front of a crowd. You need to show your audience that you know what you’re doing and have done it before. If you’re new, pretend that you’ve performed 1000 times before.
Not having confidence can lead you to make mistakes, and again, making the audience question your credibility. Confidence also allows you to be in control of the environment, making it easier to hypnotize your volunteers.
4. Be Natural and Friendly
As Bruce Lee would say, “Be water, my friend.” You need to go with the flow during your act. If something unexpected happens, you need to be ready to adjust to it.
The main goal of hypnotism is to be in command and control, but there are times when external forces will prevent that from happening. For example, if a drunk person causes a scene, you need to be ready to work around them and learn how to stay in control. Sometimes at Fairgrounds you get a monster truck behind you or a tractor revving its engine and you must be able to deal with those sounds and distractions
While staying on top, you need to keep a friendly attitude with everyone. If you’re rude towards the audience and volunteers, they most likely won’t show up the next time you’re in time.
Being friendly will make everyone comfortable, and it encourages people to open up. As previously stated, hypnosis requires willingness. Just don’t overdo the happiness because you can give off an awkward vibe.
Is Hypnosis Real?
Hypnosis is often criticized as something that’s just an illusion. However, hypnosis is most certainly real. While it’s mostly used for entertainment, it has been used to treat people with a variety of problems such as:
- Anxiety and fears
- Bad habits like smoking
- Memory loss
Check out this cool video outlining Stage hypnosis in perfect detail
It’s a unique phenomenon and there’s still more to learn about the subject, but people are mastering the arts of hypnotism. Hypnosis has been thoroughly studied and it’s been found that it can give people false memories.
These false memories can make people believe something that isn’t actually real. Because of this, hypnosis techniques often aren’t allowed in court because they can’t provide solid evidence, though they were used in the past.
Get Started with Hypnosis Today
If you’re a beginner or someone that would like to elevate your stage hypnosis to another level, remember these skills to keep people coming back to you for hypnotism.
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