Trance-Acting: Actors, Directors, Dancers, and Musical Performers

Hypnosis for Actors . . . Hypnosis as Method

Ryan Omega writes an interesting profile of Toni Attell (http://www.attell.com) and her acting/hypnosis courses for the Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/x-12989-LA-Occult–Paranormal-Examiner~y2009m7d5-Hypnosis-as-a-method-for-actors).  Toni's program covers some of the same general concepts that I cover in my own Trance-Acting courses as well as the improvisational comedy that I incorporate in my creativity for the classroom/boardroom programs.  For those of you…

Hypnosis for Performance Anxiety or Stage Fright

I received the following query via Facebook and thought I would share the question and the brief answer here for others with similar questions: "Hey Brian – have you worked with performance anxiety clients before? I was wondering what kind of approach you would take when dealing with something like this? Would you regress them?…

Desired Intention Memory Box Improvisational Hypnosis with Navin Prabhakar

Continuing with a bit more in terms of our short series of improvisational hypnosis clips, this time with a changework twist instead of just as a call challenge for the induction proper . . . Navin Prabhakar (yes that Navin Prabhakar [http://www.navinprabhakar.com], the famous Indian comedian, actor, and singer) attended the Speed Hypnosis Techniques workshop…

Waking Hypnosis in Mumbai

As regular readers of Life of Brian know, I have just returned from a hypnotrip to India where I taught four hypnosis seminars in Mumbai (Experiential Hypnotherapy and Psychic Hypnosis were the big events while I also did lecture demonstration on Trance Acting and a private workshop in Erotic Hypnosis). I had a wonderful time…

Hypnotizing Miss India

While I was in India during my last hypnotrip, I presented a talk demonstrational lecture on Trance Acting (using hypnosis and trancework to enhance actor training and skillsets) to students, teachers, and guests at Kishore Namit Kapoor's Acting Institute (one of the premiere actor training institutes in Bollywood). One of the guests at the talk…

Fairy Dragon . . .
. . . Raiya Sinha hypnotized by Brian David Phillips

Raiya Sinha, actress, attended the Speed Hypnosis Techniques workshop taught by myself (Brian David Phillips (羅狼仁)), hypnotist (催眠), in Mumbai and volunteered to be trance partner for the demonstration of the Fairy Dragon trance technique. Sorry for the poor lighting. This video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv3OspAjsLw – is part of a series of highlights filmed during various…

Desired Intention Memory Box . . .
. . . Navin Prabhakar hypnotized by Brian David Phillips

Navin Prabhakar (yes that Navin Prabhakar [http://www.navinprabhakar.com], the famous comedian, actor, and singer) attended the Speed Hypnosis Techniques workshop I taught in Mumbai, India, and volunteered to be trance partner for the demonstration of the Desired Intention Memory Box creative trance process. Those of you familiar with my improvisational hypnosis approaches know that I like…

Hypnosis Calms the Ol’ Nerves for Adam Harvey

Country music star Adam Harvey recently performed in Melbourne and revealed that he wasn’t always so comfortable in front of an audience. In a recent interview, Harvey said that ten years ago, he underwent a severe case of nerves.  According to Harvey, “I ended up having hypnotherapy and ever since then, I’ve never felt nervous” …

Hypnosis: Educational Enhancement or Unfair Advantage?

As an educator and a fatehr and a hypnotist, I am very interested in ways that trance can enhance learning.  A solid sixty to seventy percent of my presentations at academic conferences have been on this very subject. Wendy Lapidus-Saltz (web) asks the question of whether hypnosis is a boon to young people or if…

Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom

On 26 December 2007, I presented a workshop on "Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom" to senior students in an elite English program at Taipei First Girls High School, the top girls high school in Taiwan. The program is an adaptation of one I have presented elsewhere in a number of continuing education and academic conference…

Mind Games, the Zone, Tiger Woods, and Self-Hypnosis

Kevin Manahan has written an interesting piece that explores Tiger Woods and self-hypnosis . . . Mind games? Tiger wins those, too . . . Woods learned self-hypnosis when he was young and now routinely uses it to go into the Zone, that special place where an athlete is able to create peak performances via…

Inner Image Technique

On Radio America, G. Gordon Liddy interviewed Amy Hibberd about the Inner Image Technique, a hypnotic technique for weight loss in which the hypnotist guides the trance partner into a state of experiential change where the person’s inner subconscious image is transformed into their ideal self so that once the inner image is changed, the…

Focus Groups for Business with a Hypnotic Twist

Focus groups are used by businesses to get feedback about products, programs, services, campaigns, and just about anything else.  Basically, a company specializing in such groups brings in a group of random consumers who try out the product or service and then sit around and talk about their reactions. Unfortunately, some companies find that the…

American Idol Hypnosis?
. . . trance-acting, peformance enhancement and hypnosis

In yet another round of Beatles song coverage, contestants on American Idol all sang songs from the celebrated Beatles songbook.  This time around Kristy Lee Cook sang You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away in a not very rousing rendition.  While the other judges called Cook’s performance "playing it safe" Simon suggested that Kristy seek…

Performance Hypnosis . . .
. . . theatre, dance, music, sports, and more

I was asked about performance hypnosis on my myspace . . . specifically using hypnosis to help actresses and dancers but also general performance issues. As folks know, I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in acting . . . so, performance is one of my great loves . . . I absolutely LOVE being in…

Ideokinesis . . .
. . . clarifications and whatnot discussion on . . .
. . . Workshop on Utilizing Ideomotor Effect and More

A few comments, queries, and clarifications from the Hypnosis Technique Exchange related to the upcoming workshop on UTILIZING IDEOMOTOR EFFECT (Using Programmed Unconscious Movement within Trance Sessions) . . . Oh Brian, you keep teasing with these announcements. you’re too far away. You’re welcome. 🙂 Actually, I thought I was just the right distance from…

Taipei Hypnosis Workshop Meeting . . .
UTILIZING IDEOMOTOR EFFECT
(Using Programmed Unconscious Movement within Trance Sessions)

On 20 November 2005, the Taipei Experimental Hypnosis Workshop will have a meeting. This month’s topic is UTILIZING IDEOMOTOR EFFECT (Using Programmed Unconscious Movement within Trance Sessions). If you live in these parts and would like to join us, contact me. The Taipei Experimental Hypnosis and Trancework Workshop is the largest English-language hypnosis practice group…

Overcoming Shyness through Theatre Training

A bit that caught my eye in the second installment of the Cliff’s List Seminar Report: “Shyness can often be mistaken for aloofness. A great way to get over shyness is to take stage theater classes.” While I would indeed advocate the idea that folks should take acting classes . . . it would not…

Stage Fright . . . trancework

Lyn Gardner writes in the Guardian Unlimited that not all right on the night. The piece discusses stage fright and how some actors have overcome it . . . of particular interest is Daryl Hannah’s success with hypnosis in overcoming her own stage anxiety. While the article does not intend to, it over simplifies some…

T R A N C E P L A Y
Hypnotic Holonovels and Games and Art – Trance-Based Hypnotic Virtual Reality

Discussing a response to his book on using hyperempiria/hypnosis for consensual adult sexual imagery (available here), Dr. Don Gibbons wrote: Voila, mes amis. We have all the mastery we need right now to knock the socks off of Hollywood! We can not only guide our participants through an experience of being Harry Potter jousting on…

Britney Spears to Give Hypnosis a Go at Quitting Smoking

The latest in the celebrity hypnosis connection . . . Britney Spears To Attend Quit Smoking Classes . . . Spears has a 20-a-day cigarrette habit which she wants to quit before getting pregnant. Evidently, she really wants to become a mother and realizes smoking over twenty cigarrettes a day is just not a good…

AUD27 Acting: Become the Character

AUD27 Acting: Become the Character (46 min.). Downloadable audio hypnosis session (Mp3 format). Taking the Method further, this hypnotic trance program helps actors learn to become one with their role while on stage and in performance. For this program, Dr. Phillips combines his expertise in acting from gaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre as…