This coaching is not Pedantic. It is Experiential
This is a magical course.
You do not do a lot of ‘sit, watch & learn‘ like they do in a classroom. No.
You do not practice on fellow classmates who drop into hypnosis easily. Sorry.
This is a one-of-a-kind class where you get on stage and DO multiple, solo, full-stage shows; multiple days in a row.
I sit in the audience and take notes, giving you those pointers that take you from a performer and make you an entertainer, because lets be honest – anyone can do hypnosis, and anyone can copy others and create a show – but actors and performers get training, coaching, directing to make their shows entertaining.
So, that’s what I do – and guess what? This coaching works!
This is a very personal class. It may be the most personal training available. It is designed to make YOU into a stage hypnotist …
We all have individual needs. Some need voice lessons, some need improv, others need to work on music or routines, entering a stage, exiting a stage, making your volunteers feel comfortable or even GREAT!
Some students want to be presenters, others to do shows, some just want to master public speaking so they can pitch their clinical practices more productively. I am not here to make you into a Mini-Me. I am here to make you into what you want to do and be.
The Stage Hypnotist
Hi, I am Alan…
I began doing hypnosis shows in earnest in 1993. I had some advantages and a few disadvantages.
- My father did stage hypnosis.
- I was working as a comedy magician on the same stages as Hypnotist Terry Stokes. His influence was tremendous. To this day, I still think he is amongst the best.
I studied the best book available, took notes and developed my show. The latest version of that book I give to every student – “The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis” by Ormond McGill.
There were no trainers who gave classroom overviews of how to do a stage hypnosis show like Marc Savard, Terry Stokes, Richard Barker, Justin Trance, Jim Wand, Jonathan Chase (in England), Alex William Smith (in England) Jerry Valley with Tommy Vee and Michael DeSchalit, Kevin Lepine, Don Spencer, Barry Jones and others offer.
I did eventually take Jerry Valley’s first Stage Hypnosis Class with Ormond McGill and Shelly Stockwell in 1999, but it was an introductory class and I was already performing on stages for six years. I gained one routine from a member of the class but was too advanced for the rest of the group. I can now say that the class Jerry Valley, Tommy Vee and Michael DeSchalit do is excellent as a classroom overview of how to do a stage hypnosis show, but it did not get people on stage doing shows.
- The opportunity to get on stage and work a show with a fresh audience, show after show.
- I did not have a coach or director that could give me valuable pointers.
- I had no way to create a video demo. Getting good video footage is near impossible when you begin.
- Photographs, costumes, and music are all critical factors in getting off to a good start.
Fairs have always been where I work on new material because I do multiple shows in a row and I have an opportunity to work with a new audience each show.
I realized this is the perfect training grounds to teach someone stage hypnosis!
Since October 2013, I have been bringing wannabe and newbie stage hypnotists on the road. I get them on stage and they do multiple complete shows.
I videotape them.
I teach them about sound systems, microphones, video equipment, back-of-the-room sales and other little details that can take years to acquire unless you do it – hands on – multiple shows in a row.
To date, I have coached 25 people in eight Boot Camps. I am confident I am doing this right because six of my students have returned twice to further hone their skills and show.
TO VERIFY MY CLAIMS – ASK ME FOR THE NAMES AND EMAILS OF ALL 25 STUDENTS.
I teach the same way I learn things
- I like it when a teacher tells me what they are going to teach me
- The teacher then shows me what they told me
- The teacher then lets me do it
I am having awesome success. Everyone tells me I am doing it right.
It’s exciting to see that so many of my students are making decent money, getting paid fair market value doing complete stage hypnosis shows. In fact, I have helped many of my students after the training is over and gotten shows for them including Dr. Dan Anders, Michael Mayo (http://alansands.com/mayo), James Dayley (http://alansands.com/dayley) Lynx Kim (http://alansands.com/lynx)
My father was a career entertainer. I live by his motto: “Let me teach you everything I know, so you get the hell out of my price range.”
Do you want to know more about me? Visit my web site and read about me there.
It tells you all about who I am, what I do, how long I have been performing and for who I perform.
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