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A Strange Way to Stage Hypnosis by Christan P. Taylor

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Chris Taylor (aka Chris Doc Strange) has written a really entertaining and useful book here.  To be honest I have zero interest in being a hypnotist (in my early twenties I read a few books on self-hypnosis, but that was a long time ago and I haven’t really thought about it since), but I found this book not only a really good primer on pretty much everything to do with becoming a professional stage hypnotist, but it provides a good grounding for anyone performing to the public, and in fact has some good advice on life in general.

Chris holds no punches and it is quite refreshing to read a book in the magic related arts that is so honest, humble and to the point.  Chris does not oversell anything here, including his performances and experience, and comes over as someone who genuinely cares about the art and human beings in general.  He certainly is not in it just for the money!  

If you are serious about learning to become a professional Stage Hypnotist  this is the perfect place to start.  Chris takes you through how to start, all the pitfalls, and provides tons of real world examples.  He also talks about things like insurance and the stage equipment required.  It is all here and should you still want to read more you could also try out Ormond McGill’s work: The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism.  But I would start with Chris’s book, it is much easier to get into and you’ll learn something about life and performing even if you never hypnotize anyone.

Find out more about Chris here: www.DocStrange.co.uk

Details:  Be Warned. You will see Cheaper Books offering you Information that are by people who have gathered information and put in their own book.

NOT with me, this is ALL my own work from Years of Experience. I share it with you as I didn’t want to die and everything I have learned get lost. This is my way of saying thank you to all the people who helped me over the years and a big up yours to those who didn’t.

You will be Buying a Real Book from an actual, professional, working stage hypnotist of 30 years. Google Chris Doc Strange the Comedy Hypnotist Bloke in a White Coat and see for yourself. Watch the videos. Read the reviews.

This is a book for teaching entertainers the art of Comedy Stage Hypnosis in a clear, concise manner. It explains all aspects from selecting volunteers, hypnotising them, performing safely while being entertaining for the audience and enjoyable for the subject. The book is Honest and Forthright and will help anyone understand how to become a Stage Hypnotist, however it will not teach how to be an Entertainer. That is something you learn with experience. Reading this book will save you money and time on expensive courses, conventions, DVD’s and anything else you think you need to learn to be a stage hypnotist. It may not be the last word in learning how to hypnotise, it is however, the Honest Hypnotists Guide and will show you how to hypnotise safely, Right Now.

Contents:

i Reviews
1 What’s this book about & who’s it for?
4 How I Became a Hypnotist.
18 What Do You Look Like?
33 Have YOU been Hypnotised?
35 What’s in the Act?
41 Is Hypnosis Real, Or Imagined?
45 Who to Hypnotise, Who to Avoid.
51 Is it Dangerous?
58 How can you tell they’ll get Hypnotised?
62 What happens when nobody volunteers?
66 How to be Likeable on Stage.
70 If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.
78 People who have never been hypnotised.
81 Hypnotists who get their kicks.
85 Hypnosis students take note.
95 Be Polite. Always.
101 Time to be brutally honest.
109 Equipment (Gear)
119 Final Words

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1 review for A Strange Way to Stage Hypnosis by Christan P. Taylor

  1. Andy Martin

    Chris Taylor (aka Chris Doc Strange) has written a really entertaining and useful book here.  To be honest I have zero interest in being a hypnotist (in my early twenties I read a few books on self-hypnosis, but that was a long time ago and I haven’t really thought about it since), but I found this book not only a really good primer on pretty much everything to do with becoming a professional stage hypnotist, but it provides a good grounding for anyone performing to the public, and in fact has some good advice on life in general.

    Chris holds no punches and it is quite refreshing to read a book in the magic related arts that is so honest, humble and to the point.  Chris does not oversell anything here, including his performances and experience, and comes over as someone who genuinely cares about the art and human beings in general.  He certainly is not in it just for the money!  

    If you are serious about learning to become a professional Stage Hypnotist  this is the perfect place to start.  Chris takes you through how to start, all the pitfalls, and provides tons of real world examples.  He also talks about things like insurance and the stage equipment required.  It is all here and should you still want to read more you could also try out Ormond McGill’s work: The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism.  But I would start with Chris’s book, it is much easier to get into and you’ll learn something about life and performing even if you never hypnotize anyone.

    Find out more about Chris here: http://www.DocStrange.co.uk

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