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Hypnosis 101 - Overcoming Failure

It's been a while since I've posted anything with regards to performing hypnosis. I've still been beavering away performing stage shows and attending street hypnosis meets in and around London.

A question I'm often asked particularly by beginners is; 'what happens if they don't get hypnotised?" To be honest, this was something I worried about when I began my path into hypnosis and it held me back from performing hypnosis for a couple of years. I spent the first couple of years going through the same cycle of attending a course and then going home trying it out on a family member, failing and then not trying it again.

I persevered with it though and eventually I got my first subject that I got phenomena with and it was one of the best feelings ever that had made all that training and reading worthwhile.

Had I have experienced that phenomena the first time I tried performing hypnosis I may have saved myself a couple of years, it was similar when I first started comedy, had I not have got some laughs during my first set I probably would have decided that comedy was not for me however, much to my partners dismay I got those laughs and as a result I'm still performing comedy almost a decade later.

In this week's blog I want to offer you some of my tips to help you overcome failure and fast track yourself to becoming a successful hypnotist.

Fake it until you make it

If you're not feeling confident in something the best thing to do is to fake confidence because to the outsider looking in, it's exactly the same thing. It's still hard to do however, you'll find that if you believe you're the hypnotist people will also believe it and your success will be greater.