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Alan Sands – The SandMan

Hi, I am Alan…

I began doing hypnosis in 1977, but I started in earnest in 1993. I had some advantages and a few disadvantages.

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Alan performing in his red jacket

Advantages

My father did stage hypnosis. I watched his shows repeatedly as a teenager and copied what my father did. Then I did hypnosis while entertaining at parties during my senior year of high school. I stopped doing hypnosis when I realized: at 17 years old, I didn’t know what I was doing. I took it up again at age 32, 15 years later.

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Alan “has trunks, will travel.”

I began doing comedy magic in elementary school. My father, George Sands, did magic for a living. In my late 20s and 30’s, I worked on the same stages at county fairs as Hypnotist Terry Stokes, Sr. Terry’s influence was tremendous on me and many others who do stage hypnosis. To this day, I still think Terry Stokes; Sr. is amongst the best. Terry published a hypnosis book in 2019 called “Stage Hypnosis My Way.” I give this book to every student taking my boot camps.

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Comedy Hypnotist Alan Sands leans on Logo.

When I began, I studied the best book available at the time, written by Ormond McGill. Then, I took notes and developed my show.

I sell  – “The New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis” by Ormond McGill on my website. It is available here: http://alansands.com/encyclopedia – If you do not own a copy, it is the bible – you should get a copy.

As a registered student in my classes, I used to give the encyclopedia to every student. Now I give you Terry Stokes’s newest book, “Stage Hypnosis My Way.” It is a lot more practical.

Disadvantages

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hypnotizing a rubber dove

When I began doing stage hypnosis, there were no trainers who gave classroom overviews of how to do a stage hypnosis show like Marc Savard, Terry Stokes, Richard Barker, Justin Tranz, Jim Wand, Jonathan Chase (in England), Alex William Smith (aka Jonathan Royle also in England) Jerry Valley, Tommy Vee & Michael DeSchalit, Kevin Lepine, Don Spencer, Barry Jones, Rich Guzzi, Michael Anthony,  Justin James, and others offer.

Alan Sands, Itchy feet routine
Alan Sands performs in Farmington, Utah, at the Lagoon Amusement Park.

I eventually took Jerry Valley’s first Stage Hypnosis Class with Ormond McGill and Shelly Stockwell in 1999. It was an introductory class, and I had already performed on stage for six years. In 2015, I attended another class by Jerry Valley, Tommy Vee & Michael DeSchalit. It was an excellent classroom overview of how to do a stage hypnosis show, but it did not get people on stage to do shows.

This is the original STAGE TRAINING created because I wanted to give back. Stage hypnosis has allowed me to travel around the world performing – but I also want people to have the jumpstart I did not have. Don’t get me wrong, others have copied my classes and attempted to operate similar stage hypnosis boot camp, but from what I keep hearing, they are not doing it quite well. People are leaving very disappointed. Nevertheless, I stand behind what I offer – in everything.

Lisa Kunschick (alias Misty Knight)

Lisa Kunschick head Shot with watch

Hi, I am Lisa…

I began studying hypnosis in 1983. I had some advantages and a few disadvantages.

Advantages

Lisa leg up on Model T

I was young and ready to learn.

I trained with some of the greats of hypnosis, including Ormond McGill, Charlie Tebbetts, and James Russell. They influenced and shaped the way I practice hypnosis.

I spent years studying and was very gung ho.

Disadvantages

I was young. I immediately started advertising for clients; they looked at me like I was a little kid.

My mentor suggested I switch to stage hypnosis, where my youth would not matter. So I started doing hypnosis house parties. Eventually, I migrated back to the clinical side. I had a clinical hypnosis practice for 14 years in Escondido, California.

Lisa leans on Alan's Shoulder

We offer you what we didn’t have:

  • The opportunity to get on stage and work a show with a new audience, show after show.
  • Two coaches are giving you valuable directing.
  • A way to create a video demo. Getting good video footage is nearly impossible when you begin.
  • Photographs, costumes, and music are all critical factors in getting off to a good start.

Fairs have always been a great place to work on new material. A performer can do multiple shows in a row and have the opportunity to work with a fresh new audience for each show.

This also makes fairs the perfect training grounds to teach someone stage hypnosis!

Misty and the sandman with timetunnel
Misty & the SandMan

In October 2013, Alan pioneered a hands-on training approach for stage hypnotists, mentoring newcomers Dr. Dan Anders and Brian Varano. This successful venture has since evolved into a comprehensive program. Participants gain practical experience by performing live shows, with each performance video-recorded for review.

The curriculum covers essential skills like sound and video equipment operation, microphone techniques, and sales strategies.

These immersive sessions provide knowledge typically taking years to master. Alan’s Boot Camps have coached 47 individuals across 17 sessions, with many attendees returning multiple times to refine their skills, underscoring the program’s effectiveness and our confidence in its value.

Misty and the SandMan Logo
Misty and the SandMan logo

I teach the way I like to learn.

  • The teacher tells me what they are going to do;
  • The teacher shows me what they told me;
  • The teacher then lets me do it.
Frank Worley
A Justin Tranz-style induction was performed by Frank Worley.

It’s exciting to see many of our students making decent money and getting paid fair market value doing complete-stage hypnosis shows. I have helped many of my students after the training is over and gotten performances for them, including Dr. Dan Anders;

Michael Mayo ASEVariety.com/hypnotists/hypnotist-michael-mayo/

 

 

James Dayley
James Dayley has come to multiple boot camps and now performs full-time as a stage hypnotist

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Lynx Kim Full-time entertainer
Lynx Kim Full-time entertainer

Lynx Kim ~ ASEVariety.com/magicians/lynx-the-animator/

 

 

Kegan Remey travels the world and performs comedy shows everywhere
Kegan Remey travels the world and performs comedy shows everywhere

 

 

Kegan Remmey ~ ASEVariety.com/hypnotists/kegan-remmey/

 

 

 

Michael O’Clair alias Michael Darvy – ASEVariety.com/hypnotists/michael-darvy/

 

 

Marc Marshall is HypnoMarc – ASEVariety.com/hypnotists/marc-marshall-hypnomarc-comedy-hypnosis-show/

 

 

 

To learn more about me, my bio is on my website:

http://alansands.com/bio

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Robeson County Fair, Lumberton, North Carolina
Alan Sands performing at the Robeson County Fair, Lumberton, North Carolina