The Hypnosis Nerd is Luke Chao, founder of The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis in Toronto, Canada, and a lifelong practitioner of hypnotherapy. In this interview-style podcast, he speaks with either a staff member or an outside guest about topics relating to hypnosis, personal development and applied philosophy.
This year-end episode allows you to hear about the goings-on inside The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis during this highly unusual year. We’ve had to make a number of adaptations to serve our clients during a global pandemic, and not all of the changes are temporary or detrimental. Hear how we’re using technology to deliver high-quality hypnosis straight into your home.
Meditation vs. Hypnosis (The Hypnosis Nerd, Ep. 9)
In this episode, we introduce Nicole Druken as the new co-host of The Hypnosis Nerd, and we have a conversation about how meditation relates to and differs from hypnosis.
History of Hypnosis
Although the word “hypnosis” was only coined in the 1800s, the use of verbal and non-verbal suggestion dates back much further than that. Many hypnotists claim that Egyptian sleep temples, for example, were early examples of hypnosis.
In this episode, Luke is joined by Daniel, a moderator on the /r/hypnosis community on Reddit, who has investigated these claims by reviewing original sources. Daniel is an amateur recreational hypnotist, which affords him a perspective that’s free from the commercialism and seriousness of professional hypnotherapy.
We discuss reasons why hypnotists are often considered disreputable today, different eras in the history of hypnosis, the origins of common misconceptions and much more.
Erotic Hypnosis with Bruce Anderson
In this candid (but tasteful) conversation about erotic hypnosis, Luke Chao interviews Bruce Anderson about his personal and professional experiences using hypnosis to elicit erotic pleasure, especially with female subjects.
We discuss erotic hypnosis as a little-recognized “third genre” of hypnosis, consensual power exchange, better orgasms, healthy (as opposed to toxic) masculinity, benefits and methods of overcoming shame, and much more. This is the longest Hypnosis Nerd episode yet, but the content makes it absolutely worth a listen (if you’re over 18).
To contact Bruce, visit Turn On Toronto.
Stage Hypnosis with Fernandez
In this episode, Luke Chao interviews Ed Fernandez, a stage hypnotist and certified consulting hypnotist, about his long and storied career. A mainstay of the Canadian hypnosis scene, Fernandez has been performing shows around the world for decades, often with well-known names in entertainment.
In this hour-long episode, we discuss the differences between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy, whether volunteers on stage are faking their performance, hypnotic phenomena, emergency hypnosis, Fernandez’s wildest story, and much more!
For more information, visit his website.
Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, Feat. Charlotte Brammer
While the world’s quarantined during the pandemic, we’re filming The Hypnosis Nerd episodes through online videoconferencing, featuring dialogues between Luke and a selection of outside guests.
The first of these guests is Charlotte Brammer, a registered psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist based in Toronto. She specializes in trauma and anxiety disorders, using modalities such as hypnotherapy, EMDR and equine-assisted therapy.
In this hour-long episode, we discuss the state of the world today, trauma, bad therapy, hypnosis, personal lessons, animals, the future of mental health and much more.
You can contact Charlotte through her practice, Living Clarity.