My name is David Morrow and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina. I have been working in the mental health field consistently for almost 23 years. In May 2013, I took the stage hypnosis show internship with William Mitchell. I had great anticipation prior to the actual internship, and William exceeded my expectations. I was William’s only student that weekend and William was able to quickly see my strengths and places where I need improvement. I had the privilege of joining him in performing my first stage show during the internship. It was awesome! The show was at an after graduation party for a high school. We had great interest from the group, and the “stars of the show” responded beautifully. I did my first few rapid inductions. William taught me John Cerbone’s butterfly induction earlier that evening, and I did it successfully a few hours later! I did it with one person who said she could not be hypnotized. She went into a trance and responded to every suggestion given to her, including the post hypnotic suggestion. It was amazing. During the show, we used lots of different hypnotic phenomenon including amnesia, age regression, positive hallucinations, post hypnotic suggestions, and others. Everyone was laughing and having a great time. The thing that is most impressive about William’s teaching is his focus on the emotional and physical safety of all involved. For example, he chooses his words and phrases very carefully to ensure that no one becomes aggressive, and that no one does anything that would be embarrassing later. His entire show is appropriate for all ages. After the show, William processed my performance with me, and helped me to see where I can improve. Then, he helped me to learn about ways to get started in advertising. He connected me with someone that can take the video from the show and make it into a demo. We addressed what needs to be put in a business contract when a show is scheduled, and he helped me begin the process of writing my own show. Now I can finish my show with my own creativity, and be confident in my skills and abilities. He is a true professional as a stage hypnotist and as a teacher.
Prior to my stage hypnosis internship, I purchased a few of William’s teaching DVDs. I picked up some more while I was with him. Everything I have observed from William Mitchell has been professional, informative, and practical. For all of his teaching, he has definitely earned A++.
R. David Morrow,
M.Div/PC, LMFT, CCH, Ct.BH, CTCTS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist