What You Get From Boot Camp

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Andie Oswald performs for a nice-sized audience at a Stage Hypnosis Bootcamp in Eugene, Oregon. Andie had read books and watched videos all his life. He always wanted to “DO” hypnosis but had never hypnotized anyone before he came to Boot Camp. So instead, he took Lisa’s one-day induction training, then got on stage and rocked his audiences!

You will get on stage and do a show every day.

You will get coaching with notes, two directors write up and give you to keep and review
We will take photos of you, so you have a good starting promo photo you can use for social media, a postcard, and use in your advertising.
We discuss some marketing, creating websites, Social Media pages, and other methods of getting shows – but this is not the focus of Boot Camp. Instead, our focus is on making you do shows in real-life situations.
Technology is important – know and understand microphones, headsets, mixers, amps, speakers, receivers, wires, connectors, MP3 players, remotes, wireless systems, and video cameras are part of this. Still, one week is never enough to master these things. However, we do give you a strong introduction.

Lane County Fair, Stage Hypnosis School
Lane County Fair, Eugene, Oregon cast of students

Minimal group size makes this training in-depth and very personal.

You work hard for a week and succeed!

“Want to become a more proficient and effectual hypnotist?  Invest a week of your time with Alan Sands.  There is no better use of your time and money than learning every aspect of stage hypnosis from a professional that will enhance your knowledge and ability. You will quickly realize your return on investment.  I went from 2 shows a year to 40 – and the knowledge I gained while working with Alan is continuously incorporated.  Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.”

 — Dr. Dan Anders, Ph.D. Psychologist
2013 Student
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Dr. Dan Anders
The SandMan’s Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp
What You Get
  • You learn all the parts of doing a show
  • You implement all the parts of the show
  • We take lots of photographs of you, and we do a photoshoot – Bring your Sunday Best, dry-cleaned & pressed with you!
  • We record HD Videos of every show & give you an SD Card with all your files.
  • Marketing Advice
  • Extensive Analog Sound System Training
  • Music and Sound Effects direction

All very personal, designed to help YOU become a stage hypnotist.
This is the only live, on-stage, solo performance, day-after-day training of its kind!

Joan Sands performs at Lane County Fair
Joan Sands performing five solo comedy hypnosis shows and was amazing! She had never done a hypnosis show before she came to the Lane County Fair In Eugene, Oregon.

Are you getting value?
My first two demo videos in the early 1990s cost me $3,000 each to produce!
You will leave this training with enough footage to edit and build a demo, GUARANTEED!

Thom Kyte performing at BootCamp in Washington
Thom Kyte performing at the Kittittas County Fair, Ellensburg, WA Bootcamp

Thomas Kyte doing shows at The Kittitas County Fair, Ellensburg, WA

What will it take for you to participate?

You get access to our Video Boot Camp Training on Vimeo


We have dozens of shows, by us and others. We break down the parts of the shows for you.

Before you attend Boot Camp with us, we expect you to either know a good induction or transcribe one of our inductions before you come to class, so you have some working knowledge of an induction.

If you choose to use your own induction, that’s fine. However, you will be getting on stage and doing shows, so we really recommend you have some working knowledge of how to do an induction. We will learn the rest together!

Lynx Kim returns to his second Boot Camp 2016 - Ellenburg, WA
Lynx Kim returns to his second Boot Camp 2016 – Kittitas County Fair, Ellenburg, Washington.

In 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, Alan Sands attended HypnoThoughts (presenting in 2016 and 2017) in Las Vegas. (http://HTLive.net)

I also returned to the Jerry Valley / Tommy Vee / Michael DeSchalit classroom stage hypnosis training in Las Vegas in March 2016. (https://www.stagehypnosisseminar.com)

Alan attended the Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Conference in March 2017; was a presenter at the Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Conference in 2018, and presented at HypnosisWorld in 2019. Alan was invited back to present at HTLive 2021 but was unable to attend. Lisa (alias, Misty) has attended all ten HTLive conferences and regularly presents at them.

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Alan wears a suit when doing professional presentations. However, he wears his “Steampunk-lite” costume when doing shows.

Why do I go?

When I began doing magic lectures, I saw other magicians lecture to learn how to lecture. So I knew my material but needed polish in ‘how to deliver it.

I began doing comedy stage hypnosis shows in 1993. And, beginning in 2013, The SandMan’s Stage Hypnosis Bootcamp. I have now run fourteen Bootcamp programs with dozens (over 40) students … and I know I can always learn more.

I attended Jerry Valley’s 1st stage training in ’99 with Ormond McGill and Shelly Stockwell.

I absorbed a lot while I was in each of these classes. I call my boot camp training “Coaching.” It’s different from other trainers and how they train because I put you on stage, day after day, show after show.
Doctors don’t become doctors sitting in a classroom. Doctors do classroom, internships and then they practice.

You want to be an entertainer – a performer – perhaps a presenter. But, unfortunately, you can not learn how to entertain, perform, or present sitting in a classroom.

I read books, watched other performers, took classes (clinical and stage), and did shows when I started. But I had no coach, no director, no one giving me small, subtle hints on safety and how to be more effective. I wish I had the stage direction I now offer.

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Brian Varano performs a hypnosis show using the Justin Tranz pre-talk and induction at the Robeson County Fair, Lumberton, NC.

We want you to succeed.

Boot Camp is designed how I wish I had the opportunity to learn when I began performing. Half my alumni have asked to come back and participate again – and a few of them three and four times – so they can improve even more. That is my measure of success! Please, talk to them directly.

  1. A complete list of every student and their emails are available by asking.

This is Jerry Jarnagin – Entertainment Director at the Kittitas County Fair, Ellensburg, WA

Thom Kyte, Mike Allerton, George Brewster, Alan Sands, Lynx Kim
Thom Kyte, Mike Allerton, George Brewster, Alan Sands, Lynx Kim

These are 12-14 hour days!
This is Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp!
This is not for the faint of heart! You will do shows!

Our training includes classroom, usually a smattering of reading, watching videos, getting on stage – but most of all … you DO shows!

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A fair audience filled with never before hypnotized volunteers – you won’t find that in a classroom. Instead, you will find that day after day at Misty & The SandMan’s Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp.

Entire Solo Shows

With an audience of fresh volunteers, show after the show: no ‘Hypno-junkies’ or fellow students. You will get old & young volunteers just like you will get in actual shows! THAT is the only way to learn how to do stage hypnosis! You will have large audiences and small audiences, just like in real life.

As one past student said, “Alan pushes you off the dock and into the water, and you learn how to swim” however, I am still there and will not let you drown. I am your lifeguard.

You learn to do shows – real shows –  in the real world. I have a 100% success rate.

Are you ready to become a stage hypnotist? Then The Sandman’s Stage Hypnosis Boot Camp is for you.

It’s time to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Frank Worley Headshot
Frank Worley- Curry County Fair, Gold Beach, Oregon
Lynx Kim Headshot
Lynx Kim – Curry County Fair, Gold Beach, Oregon & returned to Kittitas County Fair, Ellensburg, Washington
Scott Parks
Scott Parks – 2015 – Red River Exhibition, Fargo, ND
Diane Schweizer
Diane Schweizer joined us twice to learn stage hypnosis – Missoula, MT and Eugene, OR

Other trainers take as many students as they can get, sit ’em in a classroom & lecture them for 1 to 5 days. The students leave the classroom, never having done a full show or a show with people who have never been hypnotized.

Would you take a cooking class and never actually cook, or perhaps the class uses all canned and frozen, previously prepared ingredients?

That’s not how people learn things.

 Lisa and I take the group and bring them to a classroom. We learn audio, video and discuss the parts of a show, so you are ready; then we go to fairgrounds, and you get on stage multiple days in a row, doing shows!

When you leave, you will say, “YES, I can do a show!” with confidence!

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