What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a means of accessing the subconscious mind. It sounds mysterious, but hypnotic states are actually normal and healthy; you go in and out of hypnosis many times each day. When you daydream about winning that Oscar, you’re in hypnosis. It is a myth that, when hypnotized, you are more easily controlled, or will do stupid things like cluck like a chicken. You have to want to cluck like a chicken. But hey, you’re an actor, so maybe you do!
How can it help my acting?
Think of your subconscious mind as your personal treasure chest, full of gems like your memory, imagination, emotions and most of your personal power. Using hypnosis, you can learn lines more easily, relax at auditions, and give yourself positive suggestions as antidotes to any personal issues you might have. What I like most about Hypnosis For Actors is that it’s the fastest, most effective tool I’ve ever used for getting into character.
Can I be hypnotized?
Yes. Actors are especially suggestible and easy to hypnotize. In fact, because acting is a form of hypnosis, it’s literally your job to be hypnotized! By learning self-hypnosis, you will have more power in your life, your career and your art. Every actor should have these tools.
Will I remember being hypnotized?
Yes. Hypnosis does not automatically bring on amnesia. You will be fully and aware and in control during all the exercises we do.
Is it safe?
Functioning from a state of hypnosis is actually safer, in many ways, than functioning from your conscious mind, which can become muddled and tense and start to rationalize things. In hypnosis, your body is relaxed and you become very tuned into your needs, feelings and desires. It’s the best place to act from, whether it’s on stage, in front of a camera, or in life.