FAQ

amandasalzberger2Thinking about booking a Comedy Hypnosis Show for your upcoming event entertainment? On this page you’ll find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about having Professional Hypnotist Amanda Salzberger A.K.A Amanda-Mazing perform at your next event.

 What is hypnosis?

Hypnotism is the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. It is a state of deep relaxation with heightened awareness and concentration.

How does hypnosis actually work?

Hypnosis is at work when a person is processing information subconsciously instead of consciously. The conscious mind is very judgmental and the unconscious is more accepting and able to believe suggestions. When a person is processing subconsciously they will believe almost anything inside their moral code of ethics. We won’t do anything we wouldn’t want to do while in a state of hypnosis.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Sure, you are hypnotized regularly and don’t realize it. When you drive a car you can “zone out” and be consciously unaware because driving is a routine exercise that can be taken over by the subconscious. This phenomenon is referred to as highway hypnosis. Researchers say we go into some state of hypnosis about every 7 minutes. Hypnosis is at work when you become so deeply absorbed in a book or movie that you lose total awareness of your surroundings. Daydreaming is also an example of natural hypnosis.

Can anyone be hypnotized in a stage show?

Yes – Anyone of average intelligence can be hypnotized if they want to be. Unlike a therapeutic hypnosis session, the comedy stage hypnotist is looking for the best volunteers for the entertainment value. Time is of the essence in a hypnosis show so many volunteers are sent back to their seats who could have been ideal participants if given more time to relax. Stage hypnotists may also send back volunteers on the basis of other variables (e.g., if they are too intoxicated or if they do not have the language proficiency to understand the suggestions being given).

How are volunteers chosen for a Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show?

The Comedy Hypnosis Show volunteer participants are actually NOT chosen by the hypnotist. The stage participants are each self-selecting volunteers. Only audience members that are highly interested in participating will be invited to come on stage.

As expected, some people will prefer to be spectators and others will desire to be “a part of the action”. However, Amanda-Mazing is an expert at putting your audience members at ease with a pre-show talk designed to get people excited about participating.

Her opening comments address the myths about hypnosis in a humorous way. Additional interactive “suggestibility tests” with the entire group reveal that each individual has the ability to quickly enter the trance state! The end result is that you will be surprised by how highly motivated your audience members become to participate in Amanda-Mazing’s hypnosis shows.

Will Volunteers be aware of what is going on?

Yes! Show participants will be aware of what is happening and they will hear and respond to suggestions accordingly. Their bodies will be completely relaxed and their minds will feel clearer and more open than ever. Participants will experience how amazing it feels to be completely uncluttered by stress and distractions.

Will Volunteers be made to do anything embarrassing e.g. cluck like a chicken?

Absolutely not! Amanda’s deep respect for participants is evident throughout all of her hypnosis demonstrations and stage shows. Amanda would never ask a participant to do something that she would not be proud to do herself.  Amanda’s shows are always positive, clean and tasteful. Her goal is to empower people while giving them one of the best experiences of their lives!

Do you perform at events in our area?

Yes! Professional Stage Hypnotist Amanda Salzberger is based out of Toronto. She travels to all areas of Canada and the United States to perform Corporate and Comedy Hypnosis Shows for appreciative audiences.