COMMON MYTHS ABOUT HYPNOSIS
Hypnotists are fakes.
Not true a hypnotic trance is very very real and so are most stage hypnotists.
Hypnosis will cause mental illness.
Not true in fact a recent home office review into hypnosis revealed their is
less risks then a lot of other activities and they removed a lot of restrictions
on hypnotism performers.
They make you do horrible awful embarrassing
Not true it is
impossible for the comedy hypnotist to make someone do anything totally against their normal morale
values in a stage hypnosis environment.
You cannot hypnotise me because I tried it before
and it did not work. Everybody
alive and with a normal or above IQ has the ability to be hypnotised to some
degree or other just because it did not work with someone else does not mean you
cannot be hypnotised. I use the very latest and safest techniques but also
extremely powerful in order to achieve hypnosis.
It is not possible to hypnotize someone against
This is true for the purposes of a hypnosis show.
Do you use a swinging watch.
might expect this but it would
be very boring I prefer to use some of the fastest techniques known to man.
So what does a
Well let me start off by saying that all
stage hypnosis entertainers are unique in the type of sketches they do but there
are some classic sketches what most will do. Each hypnotic performer also has
there favourite sketches as well but a good comedy hypnotist can think on his
feet and change the show at will. An example where a artist may change his
routine is when the volunteers are too deep to respond to that sketch or don’t
quite grasp what the performer wants them to do. From time to time after
watching lots of stage hypnotists you will notice that sometimes you get a
hypnotized volunteer who is well in a hypnotic trance but does not respond to
the performers commands. The reason for this is likely to be he is enjoying the
relaxing feeling or what the artist is asking is against the subjects morale
values. A good comedy hypnotist does not need to degrade or ridicule a person to
get the audience laughing. Miles England never asks volunteers to remove any
clothing or command them to do anything against there normal morale values. A
hypnotic performer usually has his show planned out before the hypnosis show
begins but can change it at any moment to suit the mood of the audience. A
example is if a hypnotic performer was booked for a adult show and the
majority of the audience find it offensive he can revert to a more family
orientated show with no problems whatsoever, however most good performers such
as Miles England don’t get complaints about there material as a good hypnotist
would not be put in a position where his or her respect was compromised. In my
personal opinion if anyone asked me what to look out for when booking a stage
I would say make
sure the hypnotist is a member of a professional organization as Miles England
is this way you know the performer has a code of conduct to follow. Equity and
F.E.S.H are the most common organizations and you will notice Miles England is
indeed a member of Equity as are many other stage performers.
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The history of stage hypnosis
Stage hypnosis as a
form of entertainment and amusement has been around for
200 years and according to many sources the first person
to perform stage hypnotism was a man by the name of Abbe
Faria and he was also known as a scientist and this
first demonstration took place in Paris. In those early
days stage hypnotism was not nearly performed on the
same scale as they are today. This was the first time
where stage hypnotism was used as a tool to amuse
audiences. The first person who really employed
hypnotism as a stage act was the largely unsuccessful
French actor by the name of Charles Lafontaine. This man
toured Great Britain during the mid-1850s and he
performed in many theaters. He was the first stage
hypnotist that has gained substantial popularity for the
hypnotic shows which he performed in various locations.
Because of the relative secrecy in which hypnotism was
veiled it really did not take much to amaze audiences.
The mere act of causing subjects to fall asleep was
looked upon with great amazement and wonder.
Many others followed
The performances of Lafontaine was
witnessed by a certain gentleman by the name of James
Braid in 1842 and this man was the first one to use the
terms hypnotism or hypnosis which is derived from the
Greek word for sleep. During the latter part of the
1840s many hypnosis demonstrations was seen and it was
very common to see an advertisement during the close of
the show where the hypnotist would promote their own
private practices. This extraordinary form of
entertainment was unfortunately tainted by the
appearance of many charlatans and con artists who were
paying assistants and even members of the audience to
fake states of hypnotism. Eventually a gentleman by the
name of Dr. Walford Bodie came along in the early 1900s
and although it was quickly determined that he was not a
real doctor he has done a lot to revive the interest in
stage hypnotism. He managed to put on an excellent show
which was thoroughly enjoyed by his audiences.
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