You know, one of the things that I love about stage hypnosis is the instant feedback you get from the volunteers. Immediately you see whether or not a routine is working or whether a volunteer has understood what you've suggested.
There is a saying in hypnosis and NLP - "the feedback you get is the communication you give". This is so true. It's up to the stage hypnotist to ensure that his/her suggestions are given in a way that elicits the responses you are seeking from the volunteers. Although every show is different because the volunteers are different. This is what makes a comedy hypnosis stage show so much fun
Another great aspect of stage hypnosis is that you must have razor sharp "sensory acuity". That is, you've got to be able to read your volunteers and respond/act accordingly.
One time, I had a volunteer who just got so active that they raced around the stage skipping, jumping, clapping and so on. To stop them from leaving the stage I had dropped in some commands to stay on the stage. Nevertheless, I kept an eye on them.
You really have to be on your pace to ensure the stage show is fast and fun for everyone and also safe for the volunteers.
Next time you come to one of my shows have a look at how I monitor the volunteers....OR maybe ...YOU will volunteer.
Have a great weekend and see you at The Forbes Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday 18th July.