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Background on Don Spencer & SleepNow™ Productions
Hello Friends, I began hypnosis fulltime in 1986 and created SleepNow™
Since that time it rapidly became one
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Biography of Spencer
Spencer first induced hypnosis at the age of 12. His young
"girlfriend" at the time was being hypnotized by her father
who was in the military. She taught the young Spencer the art of stilling the mind. He would sit quietly with her head on
his lap. Rubbing her temples and having her count backwards she quickly
entered a deep somnambulistic state! The astonished Spencer gave her
directions. The teenage boy likened the experience to an exaggerated
Spencer never forgot that experience and over the
years was drawn to books and classes, movies and people that hovered
on the edge of the mysterious. His curiosity led him to formal educational
studies in philosophy, psychology, physiology, abnormal behavior and
comparative religion. Alternative studies that captivated his attention
and lifestyle were shamanism, metaphysics, hypnotism, NLP, kinesiology,
1986 - Present day.... Spencer began his work as a Hypnotherapist.
His most influential teachers at the time were Charles Tebetts, Ormand
McGill, Jim Russell, Al Krasner and other notables to numerous to
mention. He began his associations with the leading certification
bodies of the day.
He developed the Hypnotism Training Institute of
Idaho in 1989, Hypnotism Training International in Utah in 1991, the
Personal Acheivement Center for private consultations and morphed
into SleepNow Productions, Inc. SleepNow went online in 1994 as a
leader in hypnosis information and technology.
In 1991 he raised the bar on Hypnosis Certification Training when he turned away from the traditional 30 hour or 150 hour courses offered at the time and began the first 300 hour Hypnotherapy Certification Program offering Hypnosis as a Career. His school was registered as a Postsecondary Proprietary School with the Utah State Board of Regents to offer Diplomas in Hypnotherapy.
During this time he also taught Hypnosis for 4 years at the College of Southern Idaho plus hosted a weekly radio program called the Master Mind Hour. Thousands of people tuned in each week to listen and get hypnotized!
After spending over a decade as a Clinical Hypnotherapist,
after training over 25,000 people in the art and science of hypnotism/hypnotherapy,
after going nucking futs from being a full-time hypnotherapist running
4 highly successful offices in 2 states and 2 schools of hypnotherapy,
after amassing an incredible library of over 1,000 books on the mind
sciences, after hypnotizing hundreds of thousands of people, (now over 1,000,000 hypnotized) Spencer said enough.
Spencer stretched his imagination and followed a dream........
Spencer began performing hypnosis show and hypnosis events for
unleashing the human potential in the Northwest USA.
In 1992 Spencer received the name, "The World's
by legendary Ormand McGill, Dean of American Hypnotists
and author of Professional Stage Hypnosis, "the book on hypnotic
This was opening night at the Avalon Theater in Salt Lake City.
The show went on for 320 weeks before he took the next step and began
to travel internationally to provide worldwide hypnotic events.
Spencer is considered by his peers and friends to be one of the greatest performers
in his profession. Born and raised in L.A., California, Spencer has
appeared on MTV Asia, Studio 23, FOX, and has been heard
on hundreds of radio programs worldwide. Spencer has trained
over 25,000 people in hypnotism, hypnotized over 1,000,000 people
worldwide and travels the USA and abroad giving lectures and seminars
creating "Miracles on Demand" with his hypnotic skills.
From 1995 - 2000 Spencer produced the longest running weekly hypnosis
show in the world at the time for an amazing
320 straight weeks. Spencer then traveled the
world multiple times hypnotizing over 1,000,000 people. Spencer performs
for major corporations like MTV, 2002 Olympics, Fox, Hardrock,
Hilton, Marriott, ATT, World Trade Center, Beaches Resorts, Cavalli's in Dubai and the list goes on!
that there is nothing magical or mystical
about hypnosis. An individual can be hypnotized without even realizing
it. In fact, people slip in and out of hypnosis all day long. Hypnosis
is based upon the power of suggestion with the addition of relaxation
that his subjects can be hypnotized in less
than one second!
2012 Don performed the WORLD'S FIRST holographic hypnotist presentation at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney, Australia.
Present Time - Spencer now calls Utah his home. He travels with his comedy hypnosis show and SpencerSeminars, providing Private Hypnosis Consultations and Stage Hypnosis Mentoring.
At home he delights in being a single dad to a wonderful son Dakota and you can find him fishing, golfing or mtn. biking most sunny days. In the winter you'll find him skiing, in the jungle or sitting by a warm fire.
EARLY HYPNOSIS TEACHERS, ENERGY HEALERS & SHAMANIC INFLUENCES
Jim Russell, Don, Ormand McGill
Don, Jim & Mary Russell w/Charles Tebbetts
Ormand McGill, Don, Gil Boyne
Michael Yapko, Ericksonian Hypnosis
Don Eduardo Calderon, Peruvian Shaman
Alberto Villodo, PHd Shamanism
Rolling Thunder, Medicine Man
Ormand McGill, Spencer
Jack Schwarz, ND, Energy Healer
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