Background on Don Spencer & SleepNow™ Productions

Hello Friends, I began hypnosis fulltime in 1986 and created SleepNow™ Productions, Inc.

Since that time it rapidly became one of the world's foremost sites for hypnotic information, hypnotic training, hypnotic products and for professional hypnotic entertainment. I know you'll enjoy the site and I look forward to assisting you during your quest for hypnotic realities!

I am constantly working to stay abreast of the latest developments in the mind sciences and create hypnosis programs that are ground-breaking and futuristic. I believe you'll enjoy what I've done. As always, if you have any great ideas please feel free to drop me a line.

Don Spencer

Hypnotic Biography of Spencer

Don 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 Simon Says.

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, and theater.

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, Gil Boyne 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. He continued raising the bar with 700 hours of training. 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........

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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 Fastest Hypnotist!"
by legendary Ormand McGill, Dean of American Hypnotists
and author of Professional Stage Hypnosis, "the book on hypnotic entertainment."
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.


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!

SPENCER says...
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 and concentration.

SPENCER says...
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.


Al Krasner


Ormand McGill

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