The Circus Comedy Hypnosis Show

Peter Zapfella has performed his Comedy Hypnosis Show across Australia and abroad too. This has given him a depth of knowledge and understanding of hypnotic trance that few hypnotherapists have ever experienced.

It all started in the usual way… an email inquiry.

An events company was asking me to do a Comedy Hypnosis Show at the iconic Luna Park, diagonally opposite the Opera House on Sydney Harbour. It was to be the annual Christmas Party for one of Australias biggest building and construction companies.

My Comedy Hypnosis Shows  would usually run around 60 – 90 minutes, and occasionally longer. Truth is, my shows would almost always run over time, as the fun and excitement on stage would carry us away.

A second email from the event organizers explained that according to their new schedule for the show I would only have 30 minutes on stage. I was less than happy about the idea, however I really wanted the opportunity to perform at Luna Park so I agreed. In any case, I thought I could somehow squeeze in another 15 or 20 minutes.

They would fly me across the country, from Perth, Western Australia to Sydney and put me up in a top hotel, plus pay me the fee I demanded. It was a good deal for me.

Days before departure I received another email from the organizers to tell me that the entertainment had evolved into a circus. There would be fire-eaters, flying trapeze and other circus acts too. I would get just 10 minutes on stage.

Ten minutes? I thought out aloud. I cant do a ten minute show. By the time I do a pre-show warm-up and call volunteer performers I will be out of time. This is crazy.

I phoned them immediately in protest, and quickly realised I was not going to get any extension of time. If I was only going to get 10 minutes on stage I was going to need to find creative ways to speed up the whole process.

When I worked for Spano, a legendry old time American stage hypnotist,  I observed he often took up to 40 minutes to do his pre-talk, performer selection and hypnotic trance inductions – only then did the show begin. I had a much faster show, but 10 minutes for the whole show was ridiculous. Spanos shows were always honest. No stooges or actors.

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You already have a ‘Six-pack’!

You already have a ‘Six-pack’!

The problem is, it is covered by a layer of ugly fat.

The 6-pack program has a 3 prong approach.

1. A healthy fat burning diet.

2. Overcoming stress, anxiety and depression.

3. A daily exercise program, to burn excess fat and build muscle.

The most relevant muscle groups to develop are the;

  • Transverus abdominis
  • Rectus abdominis
  • External abdominal obliques
  • Internal abdominal obliues

We collectively call them the abs.

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When we make a choice it is a logical, rational decision made between two or more options. It often involves an analytical cognitive thinking process within the cerebral cortex, or fore brain.

Humans are not born with the ability to think in this way; it is learnt. Children do not appear to have the ability to think analytically until about the age of seven, when their consciousness breaks the surface. Before that they are largely thinking unconsciously.

Unconscious thinking is instinctive. It occurs mainly in the ganglia and the base of the brain. This portion of the brain is sometimes referred to as the reptilian brain, or bird-brain as it is the original brain of mammals and other higher order animals. Birds, fish and reptiles only have this early brain, and they are only capable of instinctive thought. Continue reading “CHOICES …CHOICES …CHOICES”

Sugary soft drinks and soda culprit in obesity battle

A meta-analysis of 30 research studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored), covering 244,651 people have concluded that soft drinks, energy drinks and sweetened fruit juices are responsible, in a BIG way, for childhood and adult obesity. Continue reading “Sugary soft drinks and soda culprit in obesity battle”