DON'T MISS OUT!!
Nov. 20: Holistic fair set in Westlake
We can talk 1-on-1 at a holistic fair from 10 am-6 pm Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Unity Spiritual Center, Westlake.
Enter a drawing. You could win either a free hypnosis session, or a discount on your first session. The event includes at least 6 readers, 26 vendors and presentations every hour. Some vendors may be new to you, and many are returning after many events with us.
From 10-11 am, I will present. Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to experience hypnosis.
Admission is free, please bring a non-perishable food item.
In recent years, these events were produced by Harmonic Journeys at the West Shore United Unitarian Church in Rocky River. Because of COVID, that facility is still closed to us, so the event has moved -- at least for now.
Nov. 22-23: See comedy hypnosis
Hypnosis can be a great form of entertainment, Mike Oddo performs comedy hypnosis at 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23, at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, just a short drive from the Broad Street exit of Rt. 8.
December: Help celebrate my birthday
Myth-of-the-Month: Revelation of Secrets
I will celebrate my birthday in December, with an annual gift to the community. To help those who have financial issues, I offer five 1-on-1 stress reduction sessions during the month. For each session, pay what you can afford, at least $20 to cover facility rental. All sessions are at West Park Massotherapy.
To RSVP, send e-mail from the contact page. Mention your most convenient time(s), and you will receive an e-mail to confirm.
Myth: While in hypnosis, you can be forced to reveal secrets about yourself and others.
Fact: “Hypnosis is not a truth sermon.” Clients are aware of everything while being hypnotized. They can talk if necessary, but they can fib just as easily.
You don't have to study for these tests
She asked 'Can you teach me hypnosis?'
As a young child growing up in a rural town, hypnosis fascinated me. The local library had only one book on hypnosis, and I read it several times each year. Later, in college and beyond, I attended as many hypnosis performances as I could.
So, when a 13-year-old girl approached me at an event on Oct. 3, she got my full attention.
"Excuse me, sir," she said politely. "Can you teach me how to hypnotize someone? I have read all the books, and watched all the YouTube videos, but I still need someone to teach me."
Because of my early interest in hypnosis, I appreciate where she is coming from. We talked for a while about hypnosis, and she is very bright. I also talked with her mother at the event. We will discuss it further, after Mom and Dad discuss it at home. Perhaps the girl would like to browse my personal library of more than 50 hypnosis books.
Bottom line: I am not certified to teach hypnosis to persons of any age, but I salute her healthy curiosity, and hope she keeps it alive.
I did not become certified until I was 50+. I regret waiting so long.
Hypnotists often use tests, sometimes called "waking hypnosis", to work with clients before starting the trance. The tests are fun, and give the clients a taste of the hypnosis experience.
The tests help the hypnotist gauge the focus, suggestibility and imagination of the client. I offer these tests free to people who stop by my vendor table at holistic events, such as the one coming up on Nov. 20.
At an Oct. 3 event, one woman was really impressed after taking the tests. She said "WOW" 5 times, and called them "weird" and "interesting."
More than 500 people attended an event on Oct. 3. About 80 people stopped at my vendor table, and 30 signed up for a drawing for a free hypnosis session.
I look forward to seeing you on Nov. 20.
You can wake up now.
Photo by Dawn Tarka
CLIENTS THIS MONTH REACT...
"I slept soundly after our session, and had a great day at work. I was very relaxed as I went about my job. A few stressful things happened -- which is normal -- but I handled them with ease. The texts you sent me were very helpful.,"
"My arms were so heavy. I was wearing a blue dress as we walked down the stairs (one of many visualizations). I could feel my stomach shrink as we talked about it. I enjoyed the entire experience."
"I could hear you all the time, but I could not react to you. I could not move my arms, even if I wanted to. On the stairs, I was dressed like Cinderella, with a blue dress. I enjoyed the hypnosis, and want to come back."
"I knew I was not asleep, but I was so relaxed, I could not move. It felt so good, I was happy to be there. On the beach, I could feel the waves washing over me. On the stairs, I could see myself wearing pearls. Riding the elevator took me very deep, very quickly."
"I feel full of confidence."
"I am more relaxed now than I have been in a long time."
Ideas for holiday gift-giving
If your ideal holiday gift is still waiting off-shore in Los Angeles, here is an idea.
Give a gift of wellness. Gift certificates from my hypnosis business and West Park Massotherapy -- my landlord -- are easy-to-buy and easy-to-mail. One size fits all, and they are available in any amount. The lucky person can use it whenever they want. Everybody wins. Because of COVID, please call before you stop in, 216-671-6080. Some of our services...
In-person hypnosis session, 90 minutes
Zoom hypnosis session, 60 minutes
Deep Tissue Massage, 30, 60 and 90 minutes
European Hot Stone Massage, 60 and 90 minutes
Massage, 30, 60 and 90 minutes.
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4. Schedule a $20 consultation in my office at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Dr., or via Zoom.
5. Call me, 216-210-5504.
HOURS: Whether you want a session in-person or via Zoom, our hours are the same.
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-noon, 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm.