In this candid (but tasteful) conversation about erotic hypnosis, Luke Chao interviews Bruce Anderson about his personal and professional experiences using hypnosis to elicit erotic pleasure, especially with female subjects. We discuss erotic hypnosis as a little-recognized “third genre” of hypnosis, consensual power exchange, better orgasms, healthy (as opposed to toxic) masculinity, benefits and methods…

In this episode, Luke Chao interviews Ed Fernandez, a stage hypnotist and certified consulting hypnotist, about his long and storied career. A mainstay of the Canadian hypnosis scene, Fernandez has been performing shows around the world for decades, often with well-known names in entertainment. In this hour-long episode, we discuss the differences between stage hypnosis…

While the world’s quarantined during the pandemic, we’re filming The Hypnosis Nerd episodes through online videoconferencing, featuring dialogues between Luke and a selection of outside guests. The first of these guests is Charlotte Brammer, a registered psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist based in Toronto. She specializes in trauma and anxiety disorders, using modalities such as hypnotherapy,…

While our physical location is temporarily closed, we’ve released a series of short hypnosis sessions to help members of the public who are self-isolating or still working during the pandemic. Although they are not a replacement for counselling or therapy, they will help to keep your spirits high if you only need to hear a…

We rushed this special episode to keep our clients informed about how to safely continue with their sessions during the current pandemic scare. Even though your next concert or vacation might be cancelled, your hypnosis sessions don’t need to be. Here’s a summary of the episode, which answers your questions about tele-hypnosis: Socially distancing and…

Answering the question of “Does hypnosis work?” is more complicated than answering whether a drug or operation works, because of the client’s active involvement in the process. The short answer is yes, but in this episode, we attempt to answer the question more thoroughly. In other news, The Hypnosis Nerd is now on iTunes, Google…

This episode of The Hypnosis Nerd takes a closer look at The Results-Based Hypnosis Manifesto, a statement of principles that Luke wrote when he opened his hypnosis practice in 2006. The purpose of this manifesto is to clearly state what he believes good hypnosis should entail, and it is these principles upon which Luke has…

Update: As of March 18, 2020, we’ve decided to temporarily close our physical location and perform all consultations and sessions online. Dear client, Like many establishments that engage with the public on a personal basis, we have been following the global Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak with some concern. Even though there have not been many…

The Hypnosis Nerd is a new interview-style format that we’re using to share our latest thoughts about hypnosis. For our first episode on The Hypnosis Nerd, we were joined by Luke Chao and Kim Gray to discuss hypnosis as an art form, what it feels like to be hypnotized, and Kim’s first experience with hypnosis….

As we settle into autumn and the cooler weather, we start to think more and more about indulging ourselves. October, specifically, is the month of crisp, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, “sweater weather”  and Halloween. While one can never have too many sweaters, one can definitely have too much candy, especially considering Halloween isa time for…

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