Comedy Stage Hypnotist Gavin Hooper

We have all read or heard about the article where a “hypnotist” had several people not wake from the trance state at a safe grad in Québec , and the young (20 year old) hypnotist had to call in his trainer/mentor to help wake the students 4 hours after the show.

This is another case of poor/not enough training and an apprentace hypnotist rushing in to play with people before he’s ready.

I relise everyone has to start somewhere, and challenges will arise that only time and experience can teach you how to deal with them.

(See my last post about practice, just because you can steer a car doesn’t make you a good driver)

The article also said the hypnotizing people under 14 is not a good idea because there more susceptible……. Thats simply not true, I’ve worked with people all over the world from 12 to 90 years old with out any problems as have many other Professional Hypnotists who are trained and capable of getting people of all ages into the state of hypnosis and back out again safely and completely.

The only thing in he article I will agree with is at no time was anyone one in any real danger…..

To this hypnotist in training I say, please take more time in learning all the aspects of the art more than just how to induce a trance, thats the easy part, its what’s happing while there in a state of hypnosis that counts. take care, You’ll get there.

The media really blew this story way out of proportion, they don’t know all the ins and outs of hypnosis so relies no one was hurt, just a bruised ego and that too is part of learning.

You dont have to agree with me, yet I’m pretty sure the other Pro’s will.

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