BUZZ COLLINS

HYPNOTIST                                   MENTALIST

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This is where I share some of the stuff that's going through my head at any given moment.

By buzzcollins79111660, Apr 3 2017 09:07PM

It's been a little while since my last post so I thought I'd address one of the more common questions I get; particularly when I'm talking about my "Mind Games" show. That question, of course if the title of this blog.

The best way I can describe the craft of mentalism is that it's a process of using your 5 natural senses to create the perception of a "sixth sense". Aside from a dose of trickery, there are also techniques that involve watching body language and behavior, power of suggestion and, in some cases, even empathic techniques (mostly when deciding which individual is right for certain demonstrations.)

Now, that all said (and perhaps I've said too much!), here's a small sample from one of my more recent mentalism performances. Enjoy!

By buzzcollins79111660, Mar 4 2017 02:39PM

Throughout the years, Hollywood has done more to misrepresent hypnosis. One of the reasons audience members may be leary to volunteer at a stage hypnotist show is because of the preconceived notions they have about hypnosis; thanks largely to what they've incorrectly learned about it from movies. That said, I have to admit, despite the inaccurate portrayal of real hypnosis, the movie "Get Out" is definitely worth the price of a ticket! I don't want to give anything away so I won't say anything more other than I obviously enjoyed it...a lot. Get out and see "Get Out"!!

By buzzcollins79111660, Feb 17 2017 01:08AM

TV Painter Bob Ross used to say that there is no such thing as a mistake; only "happy accidents". As this video points out, some of the most memorable movie moments weren't even in the script!

By buzzcollins79111660, Jan 23 2017 10:42PM

The last time I checked in here, I was just wrapping up my busiest ever corporate Christmas season. It's been a while since I've posted anything, but it wasn't because I was goofing off. (Okay, maybe a little.) The fact of the matter is I was offered an opportunity to go back on the air full time; an offer I accepted!


Now, that said, don't think for a second that means I'm slowing down as far as my stage hypnosis and mentalism performances go. It just means my avilability may at times be somewhat restricted. I have people who are pretty good at juggling my schedule for me and I will definitely make every effort to accommodate show requests.


In the meantime, I gotta say it feels great to be back on the air! I'm working for a great company with a great bunch of people. Feel free to listen in anywhere in the world at www.rock107.ca - or if you happen to be in the Quinte region in Ontario, Canada, then tune us in at 107.1.


By buzzcollins79111660, Dec 21 2016 09:29PM

Well, I finally have a moment to reflect on what was my busiest corporate Xmas season ever.

Almost half the gigs were mentalism shows, the other half, of course, were hypno. Some shows were for repeat clients while others took me to places I had never been (ie. Manitoulin Island.)

Each year I have at least one moment that stands out as more memorable than the rest. This year, it had to be the one during the show in Oshawa for a property management company. I had a hypnotized individual doing his best to perform CPR on a skunk that had been "accidentally run over". Behind me, I hear a female voice frantically singing "Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin alive, stayin alive!" I turn around to see a young lady with tears literally streaming down her cheeks as she's trying her best to sing the song that is supposed to provide the perfect beats-per-minute for CPR. Priceless. Fortunately, the skunk was resuscitated and all ended well.

My least favorite moment of this past season was watching a volunteer destroy one of my handmade props used in my mentalism show. Alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst for unpleasant moments in any live performance.

Taking some time to rest and enjoy the holiday. Some exciting announcements to come!

Merry Christmas!!

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