The Art of Hypnosis - Hypnosis for Artists
Welcome to Hypnosis for Creatives
Welcome to Hypnosis for Creatives
I'm Cyrilla Baer - I've been a professional actress (AEA & SAG-AFTRA) for many years (www.CyrillaBaer.com). As an actor, I am of course fascinated with the human mind and behavior. Fascinated enough that about a decade ago I became a Certified Hypnotherapist. I've worked with primarily performing artist clients for smoking cessation, phobias, recovering from childhood traumas and even just relaxation hypnosis. And I have especially loved researching how brain science and hypnosis affect the creative personality - particularly with those that perform in front of an audience.
While my love affair with theatre started when I was about 3, I actually became interested in hypnosis when I was in the 4th grade - my father was getting his Masters in Psychology and was using hypnosis on family and friends, and I would listen Welcome to Hypnosis for CreativesI'm Cyrilla Baer - I've been a professional actress (AEA & SAG-AFTRA) for many years (www.CyrillaBaer.com). As an actor, I am of course fascinated with the human mind and behavior. Fascinated enough that about a decade ago I became a Certified Hypnotherapist. I've worked with primarily performing artist clients for smoking cessation, phobias, recovering from childhood traumas and even just relaxation hypnosis. And I have especially loved researching how brain science and hypnosis affect the creative personality - particularly with those that perform in front of an audience. outside his study door. I promptly went to school, hypnotized a friend, came home to proudly brag about it, and got my poor father pretty upset. (Even though hypnosis is quite safe, a 9 year old hypnotist is not a great idea!)
I received my Certification from The National Guild of Hypnotists in 2001. I was trained by hypnotherapist Gerald Kein of The Omnihypnosis Institute, who has a different and very effective approach to hypnosis. Mr. Kein has trained such noted hypnotherapists as Stephen Parkhill (author of the book ANSWER CANCER) and Cal Banyon of the Banyon Hypnosis Center (author, with Kein, of the book HYPNOSIS AND HYPNOTHERAPY, and creator of the 5-Path and 7-Path approaches to hypnotherapy, based on Gerry’s teachings).
Hypnosis is a very powerful tool for change as long as the client truly desires change. Many people have strange ideas about hypnosis, though, such as a hypnotist having control over one’s mind. Actually, hypnotists act as guides while YOU do the work - people go into natural trance states many times a day without even realizing it. Hypnosis allows you to use a natural trance state to make changes to the way your brain processes information - moving past old ideas that “you can’t” to the belief that you “can” and will! A good hypnotist can help you to safely accomplish lasting change in your habits and beliefs. Many hypnotists just put a client in trance and read from a prepared script. But Kein’s, Banyon’s and Parkhill’s methods, which I use most often, work far better on overcoming traumas, phobias, and addictions. And simple hypnotic scripts, which I also utilize for simple changes, offer things like enhanced learning and memorization capabilities, and skills such as “instant” self-confidence that you can activate with a subtle gesture of your hand to use for auditions, public speaking, or any situation in which nerves can play a part.
Here is a nice little "About" section from the trusted Mayo Clinic: About Hypnosis
"How do you learn all those lines/steps/notes??" We've all been asked that question by an audience member after a performance - probably more than once. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a student just learning your craft, memorization is often the frustrating drudgery lurking behind the joy of your performance - and we all have to do it at some time or other!
"Eyes-open hypnosis" has been used by hypnotists for many years to improve learning retention for students. But no one has created targeted sessions for actors/singers/dancers before. And no one has found a way to put it into a home learning format.
With my "Hypnosis for Creatives" Series, I've created a way for you to study your script, music or choreography with your paper in hand or your lines or music playing in your ear. By putting you in an "eyes-open" trance, you can play through the instructions and trance induction, then repeat one track as often as you want for your study session, then the next track emerges you from trance while reinforcing your learning. Not just a session of suggestions for better memory, like most hypnosis sessions, these CDs actually go through your study session with you - enabling you to learn your lines, music and steps deeply and in real time with the session. It's a powerful breakthrough in using hypnosis at home!
I’m not currently practicing, but I can make exceptions - If you’d like to figure out if hypnosis is right for you, send me an email at Cyrilla@Hypnosis4Creatives.com.
Click here for the pre-recorded sessions you can use at home!