Hilarious hypnotist performs during Family Weekend
Le Moyne’s Family Weekend 2011 held many events for students and their families to enjoy. One such event was Master Hypnotist Tom Bresadola who performed two shows at the Performing Arts Center, both of which lasted about 90 minutes.
As an employee of Simplified Entertainment, Bresadola has toured all over the country and has worked with celebrities such as Jackie Chan and organizations like the American Cancer Society. His hypnotism is so popular that he even landed a Discovery Channel show called “The Mind Traveler.” He said that the show is centered on helping people overcome their fears and obstacles in life through hypnotism.
After speaking to everyone for a short time on his background and the key points to his performances, Bresadola recruited 14 volunteers from the audience. He explained before he began that his strong form of hypnotism would put them into a state of hypnotic sleep in which the volunteers’ subconscious minds would take over, leading them to fall under his control.
In order for everyone to understand his techniques, Bresadola even had the audience participate in a couple of short exercises. He claimed that his hypnotism was so powerful that several people in the audience could have been hypnotized during the show.
Among the 14 volunteers, there were several who seemed to be more sensitive to Bresadola’s words than others. After placing the volunteers into a very deep trance, the hypnotist began putting them through different scenarios. He hypnotized them onto an island, made them believe they were flying, and even brought them to the moon. He then continued to use words and gestures that triggered certain reactions from each of the volunteers.
Bresadola explained to everyone that hypnosis is simply separating the mind from the body and that once he could grab hold of the mind, he could also control movements. Although he said that most of the volunteers would remember everything, he also stated that a few of them might not remember much of what was happening during their hypnotic sleep. At the end of the performance he even had the family and friends of the volunteers participate in the show by using his techniques in order to control the reactions of the volunteers.
Bresadola’s show was clean as well as hilarious, and the audience was obviously having a great time watching. It was a terrific performance that I would recommend to anyone.