Hypnotizr Posts

Disrupting Hypnotherapy: My Vision for Hypnotizr

What do Wikipedia, Netflix and Travelocity have in common?

They aren't just websites. They're disruptive innovations. Wikipedia defines disruptive innovation as "An innovation that creates a new market by applying a different set of values, which ultimately (and unexpectedly) overtakes an existing market."

Examples of disruptive innovation exist all over the Internet. Take Wikipedia, for example. It has replaced traditional encyclopedias so completely that Encyclopedia Brittanica, an institution that has existed for almost 250 years, published its last print edition in 2010. Similarly, Netflix is killing the video rental industry by making it possible to watch your favourite movies without leaving your home, at a flat monthly rate. And Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia and other online travel sites have decimated the travel agent industry by making it easy to book flights and hotels online...

Hypnotizr Gains a Female Voice

Faye Elatrash, Hypnotherapist

I'm proud to announce that all three of Hypnotizr's programs—Sustainable Weight Loss, Build Inner Strength and The Ex-Smoker’s Secret—are now available in a female voice, provided by Faye Elatrash of The Life Enhancement Centre. The scripting for both the male and female voices is the same; only the delivery is different.

Faye was one of my hypnotherapy students back in 2007. She is certified as a hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists (ARCH) Canada, and has additional training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching. In 2008, she founded The Life Enhancement Centre, where she specializes in anxiety and depression for women...

Introducing the Man Behind Hypnotizr

Luke Chao, founder

I'm Luke Chao, creator of Hypnotizr and this blog.

I've been practicing hypnosis since I was 15 years old—half a lifetime ago. Actually, that's a half-truth. In those early days, the only person I hypnotized was myself. I did hypnosis by recording sessions into a microphone hooked up to my computer and then playing them back to myself through headphones. I don't think I actually summoned up the courage to hypnotize another human being (or found a willing participant) until I reached university, a couple of years later.

I remember the days when I first learned hypnosis. I had a scientific upbringing (my father's a doctor, my mother a scientist) and I had been reading a lot of Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins and James Randi at the time. I had my skepticism meter tuned to "overdrive," and my first reaction to hypnosis was that it couldn't possibly work...