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Gerard's blog. Mostly showbusiness related but other stuff too such as sales and selling, performing and sleeping. I'm an entertainer so I share thoughts about the show biz life. I'm a hypnotist and involved with motivation and life in general - so some of those thoughts also show up here.
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The Swimmer's Body Illusion and Other Brain Fails

Watch any international swimming competition and you’ll see toned, sleek men and women with great physiques. It is common for people who have watched the olympics, for example, to flock to their local swimming pool, determined to achieve that same result for themselves. After all, if swimming makes a person look like that, then surely if I swim I will look like that too. It’ll be amazing. Even as a comedy stage hypnotist people ask me to help them maintain that motivation through psychology even at a show.
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What is the difference between a "hypnotist", a "stage hypnotist", a "comedy hypnotist" and a "hypnotherapist"?

What is the difference between a “hypnotist”, a “stage hypnotist”, a “comedy hypnotist” and a “hypnotherapist”? Let’s start with the easy bit. A hypnotist is one who performs “hypnosis”. All of these other terms are variations on kinds of hypnotist, and all of them can and do hypnotise people under different circumstances. The varying circumstances give rise to the different “types” of hypnotist. A hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to help people with health and performance issues such as dealing with anxiety, changing behaviours or being better at golf.
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How to Learn Comedy Stage Hypnotism [2024]

Updated: 26 Feb 2024 You’re thinking about learning to do comedy hypnosis stage shows and you’re looking for resources and guidance about how to do that. While you’ll find plenty of material online and many people offering to train you for various sums of money, if you have come here it is hopefully because you’re not certain if any of that material is useful and you want to better understand the journey you must make to be successful on stage.
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What is "Hipnosis" and is it like hypnosis and hypnotism or is it something else?

I have started to see the word “hipnosis” more and more of late and have done some research to find out why. It turns out to have several legitimate meanings and is not simply a mispelling of “hypnosis”. Hipnosis - Meaning “Hypnosis” but in another language Hipnosis is used in Spanish and means “hypnosis”. It is also used in Tagalog, a language spoken in the Phillipines. Hipnosis - The Band It turns out that there are several bands called Hipnosis around the world.
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The difference between a stage hypnotist, a magician and a mentalist?

Stage Hypnotists, Magicians, and Mentalists The world of entertainment is vast and varied, with performers specializing in a range of disciplines. Among these are stage hypnotists, magicians, and mentalists. While they may seem similar at first glance, each of these performers brings a unique set of skills and techniques to their craft. Let’s have a look into the differences between them. Image created by DALL-E3 Stage Hypnotists A stage hypnotist is a performer who uses hypnosis as a means of entertainment.
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Conferences, Awards Nights and Gala Dinners

I’m often asked by companies if my show is suitable for their conference, awards night or gala dinner. If you have a group of people, and a timeslot of 45 - 75 minutes (usually after dinner) where some entertainment would be welcome then yes, my show is perfect for that. We simply go on stage, make people laugh, ask for volunteers, hypnotize them, and then do some silly (but clean) gags.
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Why Hire Professional Entertainment for Your Corporate Event?

Hiring professional entertainment for corporate events can have several benefits, such as: Increased Engagement: Professional entertainers know how to capture and hold the attention of an audience. By providing engaging and interactive performances, they increase attendee participation and create a much more memorable experience for everyone. Positive Atmosphere: Having quality entertainment creates a positive and enjoyable atmosphere at your corporate event. This can help to create a sense of camaraderie and promote networking among attendees, staff, suppliers and customers; and increased sales too.
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Hypnotists Are Not All The Same

Way back when I first went professional I rang around a few entertainment agencies asking if they would list me on their roster of performers. One conversation has stuck in my mind ever since. I was speaking to this guy called Alex and told him who I was, and asked if they would list me. He replied “no, we already have a hypnotist”. I nearly replied with “do you already have a band?
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Don't Let Anyone Fool You, This is How You Book a Corporate Comedy Hypnotist

Booking a corporate comedy hypnotist can add a touch of excitement and entertainment to your corporate event. However, to ensure a successful and memorable experience, it’s crucial to follow a few essential steps in the booking process. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the key factors to consider when hiring a corporate comedy hypnotist, helping you avoid any surprises and make an informed decision. Set Clear Expectations: When reaching out to a comedy hypnotist, be sure to provide them with all the necessary details about your event.
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Hypnotizers Near Me (Hypnotisers)

People find me online in all sorts of different ways. Word of mouth, general searches, looking for corporate entertainment ideas and fun things to do. The one that makes me chuckle is when people search for “hypnotizers near me”? Are they looking for therapists or entertainers? Or perhaps they are seeking Arnie “The Hypnotizer”? [Another word that has started to come up a lot more recently is “hipnosis” ]
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