I am following my interview series with product creators with Rene Bastarache, the founder of the American School of Hypnosis, and the author of several hypnosis courses including the AIA Experts Membership. You can read my review here, and you can sign up here. Besides, you can find a ton of helpful videos on his Youtube channel. Let’s hear what he has to say about himself and his product!
So for anyone who doesn’t know you, who are you and what are you all about?
I’m an author of 35 hypnosis and self-help related books and manuals, founder of the American school of hypnosis and the American international Association of Hypnosis. For the past 20 years I’ve been teaching people from all walks of life how to conduct hypnosis sessions as a Certified Hypnosis Practitioner and be successful in their own professional business.
How did you get started in hypnosis, and what was your first experience?
Before I began my career in hypnosis I was a full-time entertainer (comedy magician) for a theme Park in the state of Maine. I wanted to expand my entertainment repertoire and decided to learn the trade of comedy hypnosis. Since there were no comedy hypnosis schools back then I decided to attend a certified hypnosis training course like the ones we offer.
Upon completion of the course I was so amazed with the power and effectiveness of hypnosis for healing and changing negative habits that I decided to start a hypnosis practice and put the comedy hypnosis on hold. Within three months I had three hypnosis practices in several towns and was successfully working full-time. I found it so rewarding that I eventually began the American school of hypnosis so I could teach other people to accomplish what I had. I did eventually conduct comedy hypnosis shows, but that’s another story.
My first experience with hypnosis was hypnotizing my next-door neighbor as a practice session after my second day of class. It was amazing to see how quickly he was able to overcome the smoking habit without cravings. The next day I informed the class of my success the previous night was smoking cessation. The instructor was very surprised as we want even going to be covering smoking cessation until that day. I simply had to read ahead in the manual myself.
Often friends and family don’t really ‘get’ this whole hypnosis thing or take it seriously, how do yours feel about it and how did they react when you first told them about it?
I do see this situation happening quite often with graduates especially if they came from a background totally unrelated to hypnosis. It can be hard for a woman to take her husband seriously when he tells her he’s going to hypnotize her so her hand will raise all by itself in the air especially if he has a jokester type personality.
I was lucky that I didn’t run into the situation as at the time I was already a magician which was also a mysterious type occupation so it wasn’t a far stretch to do hypnosis. I was also raising four young children who weren’t really aware of what hypnosis was at the time so they also reacted to it quite well.
As for my friends, when they found out I was taking hypnosis training to be a hypnosis practitioner they seem to come out of the woodwork wanting me to hypnotize them for various issues. This gave me a jumpstart in getting my career going.
If you had to give one piece of advice to a newcomer in hypnosis, what would it be?
If you’ve been trying to improve your life in the areas of health, wealth, relationships or happiness and have not been successful by now, you really owe it to yourself to take a look at hypnosis for self-help as well as to learn a powerful tool to help your friends and families. One thing I’ve found consistent throughout the years is that upon graduation people never look at things the same way again. It’s a definite life changer.
What is your flagship hypnosis product, and how did it come into being?
Our flagship hypnosis product is actually a combination of many of our best products all combined in one membership. After many years of teaching hypnotherapists I decided to create this membership monthly program as a way of helping them to expand their knowledge and be able to help others in a wide varieties of ways.
This monthly membership includes many of our courses, manuals, marketing materials and virtually everything anyone would need to be successful in a hypnosis or just about any self-help profession.
We designed it so that the monthly tuition was so low that it became the best value of any of our products.
This product came into being as a result of teaching our hypnosis certification course. We found that once people graduated they were so excited to begin work but they had no idea how to start a business or where to get clients. It also gave them a way to expand their business in many other areas as time went on so they would be more proficient and be able to make more money working less time.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Rene Bastarache. If you want to become a professional hypnotherapist and also acquire many many clients, then I highly recommend his materials.