6 Mesmerizing Hypnosis Facts – Uncovering the Benefits of Hypnosis

You’re getting sleepy…very sleepy…

You’ve probably heard that phrase before, and imagery that follows is usually a dapper gent swinging a pocket watch in front of someone’s face, or maybe you imagine that iconic swirling black and white spiral ready to take anyone who stares into it long enough to a dream-like trance.

While there’s no way to completely undo the effects of this hypnosis cliché and the usual skepticism; The fact is, hypnosis is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice. Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility.

1. You Experience Hypnosis Every Day

All hypnosis is self-induced. When you sit in front of your favorite TV show or become engrossed in a good book, you are experiencing a hypnotic trance-like state. Have you ever taken a trip while in a car or train and have reached your destination without paying any attention to the moving scenery, and are surprised to find yourself at the end of the trip? Again you have experienced a mild hypnotic state, as the comfortable movement of the car and the rolling scenery have created a rhythmic experience.

2. Hypnosis Can Reduce or Eliminate Pain

It sounds too good to be true, but studies have shown being hypnotized can relieve the pain from an allergic reaction, a burn or insect bite. Influencing your mind through hypnosis controls your body’s response to the ailment and with the help of an experienced hypnotist, individuals can master the skill of guiding their body to control the effect of their condition. It is possible to persuade your body into reducing swelling, inflammation or blistering. Hypnosis simply allows you to access your natural healing ability.

3. It is Impossible to Get Stuck in a Trance

Have you seen the movie Office Space where the main character gets stuck in a hilariously nonchalant state after experiencing an accidentally botched hypnosis session? It makes a good movie plot, but REAL Hypnosis is nothing like that. While you are under the effects of hypnosis, you always remain fully in control of your body and senses. Even being in an influenceable mindset under hypnosis, you’ll still be aware of all external sounds and can move your body freely – for instance scratching an itch or repositioning yourself in a seat. Should the need arise, you will also be able to come out of the hypnotic state instantly, by simply opening your eyes. However, Doing this without counting back into wakefulness, may make you feel slightly disorientated for a few minutes – much like being woke up abruptly from a deep sleep – so isn’t recommended.

4. Hypnosis Can Strengthen Your Personality

Everyone has a good side, but sometimes the best part of your personality may not shine as bright or as often as you’d like. Hypnosis can focus on increasing your positive personality traits. It can influence you to become more confident, outspoken, assertive and more aware of positive aspects that make you more positive about yourself and your abilities. The power of hypnotic suggestion can provide a trigger for increasing your awareness of your own personal development. Hypnosis can also relieve stress, fears, negative and unwanted behavior patterns, and encourage more positive responses to situations you may struggle with. Hypnosis can also be a tool to improve concentration, helping you get better results with studying and work assignments.

5. Hypnosis Can Help You Conquer Your Fears

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft.

What is holding you back? Fear is said to be the biggest contributing factor of not living up to your true potential. Fear of failure, rejection, or maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it. Causes of phobias and fears can be identified and then released by using hypnosis. An experienced hypnotist can help you safely uncover and overcome your fears. With the use of hypnosis techniques combined with positive affirmations, it is possible to permanently release and remove the fear. In its place your mind will accept the positive suggestion which will enable you to lead your life free from fears.

6. Hypnosis Can Be Fun & Entertaining

In addition to all of the great ways to utilize hypnosis, it can also be incredibly fun and entertaining. Hypnosis is such versatile and safe way to get everyone at your event interacting, laughing, and having night guests will be talking about for years to come – no open bar or hangovers required! From corporate entertainment (that even HR can enjoy), graduation parties, colleges, weddings and beyond the possibilities are endless. You should find a hypnotist that is willing to customize their show to fit the mood of your event and guests needs. Choosing a reputable and personable hypnotist is key and will give you the most “bang for your buck” for your event. Using entertainment hypnotism is not only a fun way to create lasting memories and encourages camaraderie for all events; when used in a corporate setting, it can lead to increasing sales & productivity as well.

Post provided by Sailesh The Hyptonist.

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It’s National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month, which is every April, is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

With that in mind we want to highlight the amazing poets that we work with.

iCon – SHA’CONDRIA “iCON” SIBLEY is a national championship poet and multi-disciplinary teaching artist. Her slam accomplishments include becoming the first woman and non-Texan to ever win Texas Grand Slam and currently ranking as the #3 female poet in the world.

Jinahie – Jinahie has collected hundreds of Potluck Poems, a collaboration among strangers in which a poem is completed during live performances by the contribution of a line from each audience member.

Rudy Francisco – Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry through workshops and performances at schools and community centers.

OVEOUS – As a poet he’s earned countless national titles and is one of few artists to be chosen by the US State Dept of Music to represent America this year on a world tour.

Sierra DeMulder – Sierra is the curriculum director of the Slam Camp at Indiana University, an annual writing summer camp for high school students, and one of the founders of Button Poetry, the largest digital distributor of spoken word in the world.

Angelo Geter – Angelo is a multi talented entertainer who merges his passions for poetry and speaking into a unique performance that educates, entertains and inspires. He blends his pieces with commentary and personal narratives that transcends a traditional lecture or performance, and has given birth to a new genre.

If you have an event coming up at your school that needs some amazing and inspiring entertainment – these are all amazing choices. Think global, book local!

Send us a message to see which of these artists are going to be in your area.

Humor Month Highlight – Daphnique Springs

Incredulous is one of my favorite comedy flavors and nobody does it like Daphnique Springs. I could watch a whole set of Springs working a crowd and/or just focus on her amazing eyebrows. It feels like she’s not even doing material, but she is definitely doing material.”  – The Portland Mercury

Daphnique Springs is a Stand-Up Comedienne who has featured For Martin Lawrence (2015) and Toured with Katt Williams on his Born Again…Again Tour (2014-2015). She is the 2015 Winner of the She-Devil Festival in New York City, NY.  World Series of Poker Comedy Girls Satellite 1st Place Winner (2016). ABFF Comedy Wings Competition Sponsored by HBO Winner (2016).

To follow along with her career be sure to like her Facebook Page.

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Metropolis Management is at NACA Northern Plains!

Dates: April 5-8, 2018

Location: St. Paul, MN

Booth: 310-314


———- Thursday, April 5th 2018 ————

Nash Fung
Location: Ballroom
Time: 4:50pm

———— Friday April 6th, 2018 ————-

Joshua Fredenburg

Location: Room 12
Time: 10:00 am

————- Saturday, April 7th 2018 ———–

Joyce Jiawan


Topic #1: Diversity – Beyond the Buzzword

Location: Room 14
Time: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Topic #2: Creating Norms in Cross Cultural Communication

Location: Room 14


David Coleman

Topic: Unplugged with The Dating Doctor
Time: 10:00 am

Megan Stubbs

Topic: The F Word: Understanding Fat and Body Image
Time: 3:30 pm


Be sure to stop by the booth to take some photos with us for our SnapChat! We can’t wait to meet you.

It’s National Humor Month!!

“National Humor Month was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy – the benchmarks of humor – lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life.

It’s no coincidence that the month begins with April Fool’s Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement for hundreds of years.

Humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is an established notion supported by scientific research. The curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries of our times.”  – http://www.humormonth.com/

In honor of National Humor Month we have decided that we’re going to take some time to highlight our amazing comedians. We’ll take a break from Tuesday Tunes and showcase all of the amazing people that make others laugh with their real world experience, and funny antics.

Who is your favorite comedian, and why?

Check out our amazing comedians here!

Mitzi Sinnott

Black Gold in Appalachia – Their Footsteps, Our Treasure

This past October, I received a call from Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center at Berea College, “Mitzi I’d like to bring about 20 of my students from my African Americans in Appalachia course to your hometown for a tour!” I thought, “a tour of what?!”

Like most small towns in Appalachia, my hometown is doing it’s best to reinvent itself since the slow death of the coal and steel industries. Sad to say, many feel we don’t have much left, yet a few are collaborating to find new solutions to problems and visioning a new way of existing that respects our past yet creating a better future.

Dr. Turley continued, “Woodson spent a lot of time in your birth town of Huntington WV.” I said to her, “Growing up here, I had no idea who Carter G. Woodson was, sadly it wasn’t until I moved to New York City as a young adult that I first heard his name. We’re nottaught that the Father of Black History Month moved here from Virginia with his family to find work and received his high school diploma.”

Not only did Carter G. Woodson receive his diploma in Huntington, but he later came back after time spent at Berea College, and became the principal of our Frederick Douglas School, where he was once educated. It’s unbelievable to me that folks (we say that in WV) here let the school be torn down. They say some tried to stop the demolition, apparently there wasn’t a large enough group who voiced the value of maintaining such a building.

With disappointment and frustration surrounding my heart, my mind started to race, “How could we have let such important influence dissolve into the river (the Ohio River to be exact)!? The Frederick Douglas school has been torn down! Every child up and down this Ohio River Valley should be taught that the Father of Black History lived and worked in the area! Shouldn’t everyone here, African American, white, and brown wear this truth proudly in our hats!?”

I asked Dr. Turley “please give me some time to find out what kind of a tour I can organize that might be of value to you and your students.”

I was compelled to host a tour for the students! Berea College has been so good to me, each time I’ve performed and been a keynote speaker on campus. Like an archeologist I started my dig calling every African American elder I knew;

Me: Somebody’s got to know about Dr. Woodson’s time in Huntington?

Elder 1: He was the principal of the old Frederick Douglas school. They tore that down, but there’s a statue over on Hal Greer Blvd.

Me: A statue is all we have left?! I can’t have them come just to see a statue.

Elder 2: My Mom remembers Carter G, she said he was a small man, serious, not very friendly, I guess he was so focused on his mission, he didn’t care to socialize much…

Me: Can you imagine during that time the effort it would take to bring Negro History Week into existence? That’s serious stuff.

My most important excavation, connecting with Professor and journalist Burnis Morris head of the Carter G. Woodson Lyceum at Marshall University in Huntington. I had no idea Huntington housed a lyceum! Within minutes of talking with him, I learned that a few local people understood Dr. Woodson’s value and gone to great lengths to preserve some of his memory. Karen Nance a historian and preservationist (see photo) is now the current owner of the Barnett Building on 6th Avenue in Huntington. The Barnett Building was built to be the first African America Hospital in West Virginia. Carter G. Woodson’s family owned it. I also learned that the creator of the CLIO on-line history walking tour system lives in Huntington. Clio has a specific African American history component. https://www.theclio.com/web/entry?id=27312. Additionally, David Harris, a local citizen and treasurer of Huntington’s Carter G. Woodson Group does performances as Woodson during Black History Month.

“Hmmm” I could see a tour coming together. Dr. Turley and Morris and I fleshed out what was to be one of the most inspiring moments I’ve ever experienced in my hometown.

We started Friday evening, October 6, at the Marshall Café with City Council Member Sandra Clements joining me in welcoming our guests. She shared her own family’s knowledge of Woodson (see photo above). Saturday morning started with a lecture with Burnis Morris, a presentation by David Harris, and Karen Nance’s orientation of the migration of Woodson’s family to Huntington in preparation of our tour of the Barnett Building which she currently owns. As each person presented their knowledge of Woodson, our Berea guests were amazed, so much of his and his family’s story in Huntington is missing from national books. After having some of the best peach cobbler at Buzzy’s Café (see photo below), we walked 2 blocks to see the Woodson’s statue (see photo below) and the new Frederick school. We boarded the bus, off to the Barnett building. What a treat!

The Barnett Building (see photos and video) has not been renovated since the early 1900s. Our guests and myself felt like we were taking a ghost walk back in time. There were suites for hospital guests, including a bathroom. The old tiles still there, the impression of tubs still on the floor. A desk still in the front space where an administrator must have done their work. Our guests agreed that the nervous walk up the fire stair case was worth it to see this historical space. Mrs. Nance shared an article with us, featuring the Guthrie Family, a prominent white family in town that owned a hospital, donation of the first shadow-proof chandelier to the Barnett hospital. Now with the new chandelier patients could be treated at all hours of the night. She also shared that Barnett Hospital had a “zero infection” rate. This was unheard of, not even the white hospitals in the region could boast of having “no infection.” This rating means, Barnett was superior. African Americans came from around the country to train there.

Lunchtime on our tour, the new president of Marshall University Dr. Jerome Gilbert hosted us for lunch. After lunch, Marshall’s Dr. Monica Brooks of the Drinko Library hosted a session on the CLIO system.

4 p.m. we were filled with stories of Carter G. Woodson’s life, of local people who’ve overcome limited resources and expectations, building hospitals, directing schools, and inspiring our nation to take time to honor the many contributions African Americans have made to make this nation great! We asked our guests, if they wanted to continue with the bus tour to Burlington Ohio, just across the Ohio river to see a few more of Woodson heritage sites. Most responded, “We’re overwhelmed with the information we’ve received today, we’d like to take some time to reflect and consider how this will affect our thesis and final projects.”

We ended the tour at Marshall’s student union, where Dr. Turley asked each student to speak on their thesis statements and the edits they plan to make.

In closing, I asked if each student would share some thoughts on what they’re thinking and feeling from this tour. My heart was full from their comments, especially one young man who said, “Who am I to lose motivation, think my life is hard… being here and walking in the first African American Hospital in West Virginia. Incredible. I need to step-up my game!”

It was an incredible opportunity for me to arrange this tour for our guests and community members. Everyone shined that day. I know there’s more to come from this, Huntington WV should be a destination for African American History. There’s something very special about us on this Ohio River. Black, white and brown folk on the Mason-Dixon Line. The space, the place where free-slaves, Natives and whites co-existed in a way that was impossible in the South. This trip confirmed that so many important stories of over-coming, of brilliance have been left out of our text books, and been destroyed… our future together on this planet depends on us allowing each voice, each success to be honored.

I am committed to bringing true stories to those who need to hear them, and working within my community to rectify our past and create a new space where we walk truthfully in our history and live our future. There’s an amazing African American history in every town in America. All Americans can be inspired by it. If you know this already good, and if it’s not apparent now, please go excavate yours!


About the Author

Named in the “Top 5 Best Diversity Speakers in America,” by Campus Activities Magazine performance artist, activist, and educator, Mitzi Sinnott presented her unique family saga “SNAPSHOT: a true story of love interrupted by invasion,” featured repeatedly on PBS nationwide, and on stage in South Africa, Scotland, Sweden, Brooklyn, and campuses across America. SNAPSHOT is the true-life quest of a mixed-race daughter from Central Appalachia who eventually finds her Vietnam Veteran father suffering in Hawaii.

Audience feedback affirms her story has transformative power which she incorporates into her keynote presentations, campus workshops and strategic planning efforts, using story-telling to reveal, connect and challenge.

Mitzi’s personally familiar with the complexities of racial identity, mental illness, and the legacy of war. She is a champion of authentic conversation who effortlessly and respectfully navigates difficult topics, making her very effective on college campuses and why she is a sought-after keynote speaker for groups like Marshall University’s Women of Color Luncheon, St. Thomas University’s Leadership Institute, The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, AFLV West, and APCA National Conference.

Currently Mitzi’s company All Here Together Productions utilizes her expertise to convene conversations about race and class across industries and interests, building more tolerant communities, learning from the past, re-imagining our future, one story at a time. This is her life’s purpose, creating community from strangers.

Would you like to learn more about Mitzi, See the variety of programs she has to offer, or find out how you can book her for your event? Click here!

Tuesday Tunes – Tana Matz

Tana Matz is an up and coming singer/songwriter in the Cincinnati area. She knew she had a love for music at a young age, but she is now putting those dreams of hers into action.

With a country and pop mesh, Tana brings a cheery tune out of Cincinnati and I’m excited to hear more from her.” – Infinity Beats Music

You can follow her exciting career by liking her Facebook Page.

For booking information please click here.



Tuesday Tunes – Roots of Creation

Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam favorites like Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, Fishbone, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offer up a high-energy, infectious experience.

“From addictive reggae pop songs to consciously charged roots rhythms and berzerk electronic improvisations, the grace and precision with which Roots of Creation execute their bass-heavy works is overwhelming. Their roots are tinged with rock, their rock brushed with electronica, and they’re as likely to dash off into a 10-minute guitar-led groove as they are to perform righteous vocal songs that resonate like the roots-rock classics of old.” — Homegrown Music Network

To see what they are up to be sure to check out their Facebook page.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Tish Norman

It is our day ladies!!! Happy International Women’s DAY!! We are so BOSS!! We are mothers, aunts, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, godmothers, employers, employees, mentors, supporters, sustainers, prayers, preachers, Bishops, Sorors, Sorority sisters, governors, mayors, presidents, volunteers, fighters, warriors, generals, survivors, BELIEVERS, faith- holders, life-givers, overcomers, VICTORS, and if you can believe it…so much more!!! It’s no secret that women are slowly taking over the world…and making significant progress in holding crucial positions in the work place and beyond. Women in areas like politics, academia, athletics and business are making advancements and experiencing new levels of success more than ever before. Women who are going after their goals are excellent examples for collegiate women to follow, and to show them what it means to truly be a flourishing woman.

Unfortunately, in some arenas today, faux beauty, glitz, glamour, and pettiness have rivaled what it truly means to “slay with one’s virtue.” With social media sites and TV networks like Bravo, E, MTV, and VH-1 constantly pouring out reality shows that endorse women making bad decisions—negative and skewed messages are in position to adversely influence women of all ages, everywhere. My opinion. You are certainly entitled to yours as well. During an interview last year, I was quoted, “Too many women have become household names from making less than constructive decisions in main stream media. This has literally taken over and transformed the culture. In exchange for a quick dollar and five minutes of fame, women let the networks and money-hungry television executives exploit the very worst of who they are.”

When women on campus take on the role of being a student leader, they’re faced with an array of challenges. Which organization is the best one to join for me? Will other women respect me? How do I give voice in an organization predominantly run by men? Do I have enough time to successfully lead an organization? These are just a few questions that a young woman may consider. I suggest, nonetheless, when faced with an obstacle, “unleash your inner GODDESS BOSS CHIC and know that you have gifts, talent and beauty that is uniquely yours—unmatched by any other. You have a voice. You count and your voice matters.”

Finding a positive role model in your life can guide you in the right direction as well. By looking beyond the overly glamorized lives in the media, social media, on reality TV, heck, even on your campus, and focusing on what it means to truly be successful, women can begin work towards honest goals that will put them ahead in life. I recommend that you Identify role models in your life. Surround yourself with people, not just women, but people who are going somewhere and doing something to incite change.

Every woman on campus can be successful—it’s just the matter of getting out of your head and your room, and fulfilling those dreams. Ladies, when you sit on social media or watch reality TV, watch what NOT to do. Look and listen so you know how NOT to speak, dress, dance, walk, connect with, and get motivated by your own exceptional greatness!

Tish’s keynote, Becoming Outstanding Women celebrates women by giving women life skills from a fresh and new perspective. Tish uses the traditional standards combined with the dynamism of this generation to reach all women on relevant issues.

WE ARE WOMEN… the bold and powerful! We have a voice to energize!! Walk in your Queendom today and every day as I salute and love you all today!


About the Author

Tish Norman has been captivating and motivating audiences for close to 20 years and is among the nation’s premier classroom, campus, and corporate keynote speakers. A former school teacher, Tish found her passion in life—educating and empowering others through her stirring keynote presentations. Known for her wit and style, it is here that Tish delivers powerful messages in an approachable and practical fashion. She relates to and appeals to her audiences’ basic desire and common goal, to make the most of every leadership experience. Tish is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company, specializing in college and career readiness and the African American experience.

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