My Mission is to serve others in ways that are Empowering and Transformational!Erick Känd, Hypnotist Extraordinaire
A Little About Hypnotist Erick Känd
- Hypnotized over 23,000 people,
- Over 5 million views on Youtube,
- Certified Consulting Hypnotist,
- Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP),
- Performed Stage Hypnosis Shows in every state of the USA,
- Certified Public Accountant (no longer practicing),
- 4th Degree Karate Black Belt,
- Can Recite the Alphabet, Backwards!
- Certified Hypnotherapist, National Guild of Hypnotists, 2003
- Master NLP Practitioner, National Federation of NLP, 2013
- C.O.A.C.H Practitioner, International Society of Advanced Hypnotherapists, 2019
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Hypnotist Erick Känd FAQ
When Did You Get Interested in Hypnosis?
At eight years old, I saw a stage hypnotist perform at the Orange County Fair in California. One guy got hypnotized watching the performance from the audience. He ended up on stage, becoming a part of the show.
Intrigued, I purchased a book about hypnosis from an ad in a comic book. It came with a plastic “Hypno-Disc” optical illusion for hypnotizing people!
I was too scared to approach people about hypnotizing them. So, I stared at my HypnoDisc attempting to induce some sort of “self hypnosis.” This was NOT very productive, and I lost interest.
How Did You Become a Certified Hypnotist?
Fast forward a few decades. I was working as an Accountant, and bored with the corporate lifestyle. I wondered if there was “legit” place I could learn about hypnosis?
A little research on my part proved to be fruitful. A School of Healing Arts offering Hypnosis courses was located just ten blocks from my home. Right in my own neighborhood!
I signed up for the full curriculum of 250 course hours spread out over nine months. Those hypnosis certification classes were my first exposure to hypnotherapy.
My Hypnosis Business
A local Chiropractor had some open office space available. Renting one of the treatment rooms, I started meeting with hypnosis clients on nights and weekends.
With a consistent stream of clients coming in, I decided to make Hypnosis my full time profession. Turning in my resignation at the corporate job, I proudly announced I was leaving to become a Hypnotist!
Big Break- Hypnosis on TV
There was television show called Dateline. The program featured a popular “weight loss challenge“. Participants were supposed to lose as much weight as possible in a short time frame.
One person had a dedicated personal trainer. Other participants followed diet programs like Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, or the Atkins diet.
One lucky participant had weight loss sessions with a Professional Hypnotist. He lost 13 pounds his first week!
All the other contestants were struggling. They had emotional issues, health problems, and poor results. Hypnosis was CLEARLY the winning method for weight loss.
The segment was a huge public relations boost for everybody in the hypnosis field. EVERYONE was watching that Dateline weight loss challenge. My phone was ringing off the hook!
To promote my hypnosis business, I did educational talks for local groups like the Rotary and Lions clubs. Hypnosis demonstrations are always a part of these talks.
My Chiropractor friend (and landlord) asked if I would perform a full-length Hypnosis Show at a house party. That was in February 2003. My first performance as a bona-fide Hypnotist entertainer!
People can get hypnotized watching the show from the audience. At one corporate event, a waiter went into trance watching the show from the back of the room.
His co-workers looked on in amazement as this waiter reacted to all my hypnotic suggestions. He was hallucinating that his belly button was missing. We brought him up on stage, and he was the star of the show!
What’s With the Name “Känd”?
I’ve kept the European spelling of my name as a tribute to my Estonian heritage. Estonia is a small country in central Europe bordering Russia.
In World War II, my Dad’s family escaped the invading communists. The family spent seven years in German displaced persons (“DP”) camps.
After the war, they resettled into the United States. My Dad was with his parents and three sisters. His father passed away.
There was no salary to support the remaining family of five. They received a notice to vacate their small apartment.
Neighbors advised them to seek help at the local welfare department. My grandmother stubbornly refused that kind of assistance.
We asked for a chance to come to America to earn a living. The people of this country must never regret that they gave us this privilege.Lydia Känd
Here’s a vintage newspaper article with the story: