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Saturday, 4 May 2019

Strike Like Lightning

The air takes on a breathless feel as my audience of a thousand people wonders who will be struck next. My subjects have just been seated on stage, are still shifting in their seats. I select a young man wearing a blue T-shirt as my target. He’ll be the first to go.

As I walk toward Mr. Blue at center stage, I sense raw emotion, as if it were a growing electrical field. Some subjects lean back away from me with sudden, irrational fear. I smile a wicked grin, and don’t slow my pace.

This group is perfectly ready for what I’m about to do...
 
Strike Like Lightning!
As I approach, I extend my hand to shake, gesturing him to stand at the same time. I call out my name and say Hello. As with anyone well-trained in Western culture, he stands and reaches to grasp my hand, smiling in preparation for introducing himself. But his right hand misses mine, which has somehow rapidly circled around and grasped the back of his.





"Look at your hand, look at your hand, look only at your hand, close your eyes, feeling so relaxed, so sleepy, just let go , drop down, dropping down now, I've got you, let yourself go and around and around and down..." my nonstop comments/suggestions/commands overwhelm his confused mind, and he finds it much easier to follow every one of them.

I ease him to the floor carefully, reassuring him that he is doing wonderfully and feeling amazingly well. He is already deep in trance within five seconds from the time that our hands met...





I look up to evaluate my subjects on stage. (I can already hear the muttering roar from the audience.)
The remaining subjects look on with expressions ranging from stunned disbelief to horrified am-I-next? looks.

Not a skeptical expression is left to be found. Excellent.
I grin even wider as I find my next target.
Next victim, please.

The Classic Handshake Induction is only one of dozens of instant hypnosis inductions used by Professor Jay Tee in each of his shows and seminars. 
(Instant inductions also help to prepare other volunteers to accept more rapid inductions. Much like toppling a row of dominoes...)

Contact Professor Jay Tee, "Asia's Lightning-fast Hypnotist" at pjt@zapmymind.com for bookings.

Book for your upcoming events as soon as you can — Don't miss out because someone already got that time slot!

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Tips on Using Interpreters


Tips on Using Interpreters for a Show or Seminar

by Professor Jay Tee, zapmymind.com

I was asked to give some tips to a friend, and then forgot about it like half of forever. Hope he can still use these, and since the tips might be useful for others, I’m sharing them publicly, too.
I have also added this as a section in my upcoming book, "Zap My Mind."


  1. Simple, simple, simple. I can’t say this too much. Keep the show simple, keep the language simple. Save the complex shows and speeches for native language audiences only.

  2. Arrange for interpreters well before the event. Some venues hire locals and bring them in at the last minute. Some bring professionals by airplane. Some have them on staff. Nag the venue/hiring company when needed (by email) and get assurances. You don’t want them to forget that you need one, or be blamed for their error.

  3. Meet the interpreters well before the event, if at all possible. You want to assess their level of ability in English. Some interpreters have certifications that say they are great, but their actual level is quite low. You need to know this.

  4. You may meet the interpreter only 5 minutes before the event. Talk to them for a minute anyhow; it helps you tremendously to try and gauge their ability. You should always guess they are somewhat lower than you think.

  5. You must match your speaking level to that of the interpreter’s ability, or lower. It does no good if they are ad-libbing what to say because they must guess at what you said. Especially if you used too-fancy or too-technical words.

  6. If you use a script, go through it and simplify all the language. Practice it with the simpler language. It doesn’t hurt natives when you use simpler speech, either!

  7. If you don’t use a script, then practice, practice, practice until you can avoid the tougher words and phrases easily. You don’t want to be searching your mind frantically for a simpler way to say something, standing in front of 5,000 people. Trust me on that.

  8. Use ONLY short phrases. In some languages, they can’t even start to interpret until you finish the sentence! And if you typically speak in long phrases linked with commas, you’re just asking for trouble. The interpreter may forget whole sections that were essential. Because you didn’t help them do their job…

  9. Short phrases may sound choppy to natives in the audience, but choppy to some is far better than unintelligible to your interpreters.

  10. Expect delays. Your natives will respond first, and then there is a variable delay as your language is interpreted, then the interpreted-for people will respond. You may find them laughing at a joke you made 30 seconds ago, and can barely remember. Just keep on going, and don’t wonder, “Why did they suddenly laugh at me?”

  11. If you have interpreters doing multiple languages at the same time, it can get confusing. You will have multiple delays and multiple delayed responses happening all at the same time. Bull through and keep going. You’re probably doing fine.

  12. Voila! If you followed all the above ideas, you’ve probably wowed the audience and made a whole group of foreign people think you are a genius. Good for you!

Professor Jay Tee.
Kobe, Japan,
April, 2019
zapmymind.com



Sunday, 3 March 2019

Bit by Bit (pun intended) the new book is coming along

The new ZapMyMind.com is just about complete. We didn't want to make a complete change to everything, just a little touch-up and clean-up to the site.
The new book of the same title is progressing well, so it's about time to tell you about it.

"Zap My Mind" is the title of Professor Jay Tee's upcoming new book, which contains what is an almost guaranteed-controversial, yet complete and logical explanation of hypnosis.

What's in the book?

The book begins with a look at the current state of hypnosis, its's flaw, failures and dogmas. Jay Tee then strips off the fluff that has accumulated over the years, and digs down to the bare bones.
We are searching for the true meaning of, What is hypnosis?

In order to understand that, we first must dig down into other questions, for example, How does the mind work? What happens in the mind during hypnosis? and Can we throw away some of this old BS that is still being taught about hypnosis? (The answer to that last one is Yes.)

After answering the question of what hypnosis is, by reference to Jay Tee's new and useful model of the mind, we will look at how hypnosis happens, and different concepts and methods for encouraging that state of mind. In other words, we learn how to hypnotize almost anyone.

Later chapters include how hypnosis is used on the stage and in therapy. We will learn how they differ, how they are the same, and how you can develop your own methods to do either one or both.

A lot of sacred cows of hypnosis are being turned into barbecue in this book, and no punches are being pulled. We're going to learn and share the awful, actual truths about hypnosis, although some people probably won't like that very much!

Lots of tips and advice on how to do and how to use hypnosis is included, much of which will probably annoy someone. (Please send your most bitchy tweets to @superunconsc on Twitter so I can laugh at them. Thanks.)

  • The purpose of the book, "Zap My Mind" is to bring hypnosis out of the shadows and out into the popular consciousness in a positive way.
  • It's time to kill the misconceptions and silence the dogmatic "truths" promulgated by various hypnosis "authorities" for their own purposes.
  • It's time for the unvarnished truth about hypnosis...

...and here it comes.

The book "Zap My Mind" is non-technically written, for everyone to understand. It is intended not just for the professional hypnotist, but for the general, intelligent person, a person with zero knowledge of hypnosis or the mind. As far as possible, jargon and obfuscation by the use of overly field-specific language has been avoided.
Yet the content is such as to enable such a person to start to become a professional, if they should wish to. (Warning: it's not as easy to make a good living doing hypnosis as it would seem!) 
I hope you like "Zap My Mind."  —Jay Tee

Intended for mere beginners, novices, experienced hypnotists, and the simply curious-about-the-mind.

Professor Jay Tee is 100% self-taught in how to do hypnosis. He is an autodidact, who has never taken a hypnosis course from anyone. He studied hundreds of new and old hypnosis books, and audio and video sources from dozens of places over the years, and he then blended all the things that worked into his own unique hypnosis style. (And it works very well, thank you!)

Jay Tee is fascinated by the human mind and the human brain, and does the best he can to keep up with the rapid pace of new research on both. Experts should always strive to continue to learn, in order to remain experts! He particularly detests those "experts" who simply repeat the same tired old adages, mistakes and intentional untruths that have passed into popular psychology. (Or worse, those who make up their own BS.)

Sorry, Virginia, but there is no "Quantum Mind" or "Universal Consciousness," and the "Secret" is merely wishful thinking without applying the personal effort to go with your wishes. The Universe doesn't care about your wishes or prayers. (But good things will often happen when you actually work for your goals!)

Jay Tee is also very much NOT a member of any of the various competing-for-your-membership-fees hypnosis organizations that now exist. He has no worries about breaking any rules of the (numerous and pointless) hypnosis groups out there nor about violating any unwritten codes embedded by his prior (and nonexistent) instructor gurus.

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