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What A Trip!

Oct 6th, 2014 | Category: Blog

Hello All!

Just back from doing some Weight Loss Seminars in the Midwest. Ames, IA and Des Moines, IA to be exact.

It was amazing to see all of these awesome, motivated people, ready to create some positive changes in their lives.

From my background of doing Comedy Hypnosis in Las Vegas and for corporate comedy hypnosis to stand up and hypnosis in comedy clubs, it was refreshing to do something a little different.

Feels good to be back in the desert. On to the next seminar.

Take a look at my new sites, www.TransformYourGame.com and www.MichaelJohnsSeminars.com

Have a great week!

 

MJ

 




Common Questions and Answers about Hypnosis

Sep 29th, 2014 | Category: Blog

Common Questions and Answers about Hypnosis
What exactly is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state – we are all hypnotized each and every day. Trance states are situations of deep concentration, increased awareness or enhanced learning. Do you ever feel some days that you are just “in the zone”? This level of concentration is a naturally occurring state of hypnosis. Do you ever feel like nothing can bother you, that even normal distractions seem easier to deal with? Do you ever laugh at a film or cry during a drama? You know the actors are from Hollywood, yet emotionally you react to the experience as if it were actually happening. These are also examples of hypnotic states.

At Michael Johns Seminars, we use these naturally occurring states of concentration, increased creativity and the ability to step back from beliefs, situations and stressors to facilitate lasting change.

Will I actually be asleep?
You will always be aware of what is going on and your comfort is important to us. Hollywood has perpetuated the myth that in a hypnotic state one is zonked, zapped or acts as a mindless zombie. This is entertaining in Hollywood, but has no relation to reality. Hypnosis is not sleep, but a natural state that we experience every day that lies between ‘awake’ and ‘asleep’. Therefore it has characteristics of both levels of consciousness.

I saw an Oprah guest do “past-life regression” using hypnosis, will we be doing this?
Although in America we generally have linear religious beliefs, the majority of people on the planet earth actually hold some belief in reincarnation or past lives. But make no mistake, PLR (past-life regression) is an expression of one’s religious beliefs and faith, even when on TV. At Michael Johns Seminars, we only practice clinical hypnosis. We prefer to deal with solutions as they are available today, regardless of our past experiences, and we do not practice “regress to cause” hypnosis either. Although your religious beliefs will be respected, we do not offer any religious counseling or hypnotherapy, including PLR. We have clients who are Christian, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Buddhist, Wiccans and those who practice other religions. Unless it has direct bearing on your individual solutions, we will most likely never discuss religion during our sessions. People of all religious faiths can benefit from hypnosis, and any religious prohibition regarding hypnosis espoused by some groups most likely comes from a lack of understanding about the nature of hypnosis as a profound tool for resolving present day problems.

In short, hypnosis has absolutely nothing to do with religion or a belief system. It’s SCIENCE. You don’t have to believe in hypnosis for it to work!

Are there certain types of attendees you will not see?
We do not provide counseling, psychotherapy or diagnosis and treatment of disease. Clients currently under the care of a doctor or mental health professional should make this provider aware of desire for clinical hypnosis. Michael Johns Seminars provides services to all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.




Does Weight Loss Hypnosis Work? Yes, and Here’s How It Can Work For You:

Sep 22nd, 2014 | Category: Blog

Does Weight Loss Hypnosis Work? Yes, and Here’s How It Can Work For You:
We know the setting: you’ve been searching for help for a long time, looking through page after page of Internet articles trying to find the solution to your problem. Then, a novel idea comes to you: what about weight loss hypnosis? That’s a question a lot of people in the same position as you have asked, and the ones that have followed through have not been disappointed.

Does weight loss hypnosis work? The truth is that hypnosis is one of the most beneficial and practical strategies for losing weight and staying healthy. It is a simple, medically-supported process for safe, effective transformation of the body and the mind. If you’ve tried other weight loss methods and had zero luck, say goodbye to the days of painful diets, disgusting pills, and unwanted weight.

Michael Johns Seminars is now offering group hypnosis sessions near you to teach you the skills necessary to succeed at your weight loss goal. Group hypnosis is a process of bringing likeminded individuals in pursuit of a common goal together under hypnosis, creating a safe and welcoming environment to help you make a change. You deserve the best, most effective way to safely lose weight, and hypnosis training from Michael Johns Seminars is the way to go.

Michael Johns offers presentations and training to help you change yourself to the way you want to be. From dropping a few pounds to making a complete image change, Michael’s powerful hypnotic path to weight loss that works is just waiting for you to make the call. You know you’re ready because you came to this site: take advantage of that momentum to step into your new life.

You know you want it, you know you deserve it, and you know you can get it. We’re here to help.

Michael_Johns_Seminarswww.MichaelJohnsSeminars.com




Hypnotist Announces Upcoming Events Aimed at Promoting Self-Help

Sep 20th, 2014 | Category: Blog, In the Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Hypnotist Announces Upcoming Events Aimed at Promoting Self-Help

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 – Acclaimed hypnotist Michael Johns has announced three upcoming events aimed at helping people use the power of self-hypnosis to create positive changes in their lives. Michael Johns is a fully trained and certified hypnotist who has practiced for almost two decades, and he is widely known for his work as a comedic hypnotist.

 

Currently, Michael Johns provides hypnosis and motivation services to corporate clients. He also works privately to help many celebrities, professional athletes and sports teams. He is recognized for his long running Las Vegas shows in which he uses hypnosis and comedy to amaze people from all over the world.

 

During the first week of October, Michael Johns, an Iowa native,  will change gears and offer three one-night-only events. During these exclusive events, Johns will present a new strategy to help people become mindful of their eating habits and will also educate attendees about harnessing the power of mindfulness and self-hypnosis to its true capacity to produce the best results.

 

By using this unique method of mindfulness and self-hypnosis, almost anyone can make positive life changes. Many have had incredible results using the easy-to-learn weight loss techniques presented by Michael Johns, and the upcoming presentations will aim to help even more people make rapid transformations. By helping attendees change their ways of thinking, Michael Johns will show people how to take control of their lives and make the significant changes they desire.

 

The first of the three seminars will take place in Ames, Iowa, on October 2, 2014. The second and third will be held on October 3 and 4, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Johns will use his successful techniques to help people make the life transformations they seek, including weight loss. Michael Johns has headlined shows at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Tropicana Resort and Casino and Stardust Resort and Casino, and he has been a keynote speaker or performer for PepsiCo, NASCAR, General Electric, AFLAC, and many more. Tickets for Michael Johns’ upcoming events are available at MichaelJohnsEvents.com or by calling (888) 376-7474.

 

About Michael Johns

 

Michael Johns is known for his comedic hypnosis shows in Las Vegas, as well as his clinical work. He’s a published author and is considered to be one of the top in his field. He is trained and certified in Clinical Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Professional Life Coaching by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists.

 

For almost 20 years, Michael Johns has helped tens of thousands of people in one-on-one sessions, group sessions, seminars, and shows to create positive, lasting change in their lives.

 

Contact

 

Michael Johns Seminars

Website: http://www.michaeljohnsseminars.com

Phone: (888) 376-7474

 




The Best Weight Loss Plan They Don’t Want You to Know About

Sep 19th, 2014 | Category: Blog

It’s no secret that the weight loss industry is big. Pharmaceutical companies and infomercial gurus spend billions each year trying to keep you roped in and hooked to their pill, device, or other continuous-cost item. As well as getting you hooked, many of these products don’t even work for a lot of people, but they continue to keep you tethered. All you are looking for is the best way to lose weight! Because of this, the weight loss industry has a secret enemy they don’t want you to know about. This enemy delivers on its promises of freedom from addiction, prescription, gadgets, and other hoohah that makes the corporate industry so much money each year: hypnosis.

You asked for it: the best weight loss plan on Earth. A single session of hypnosis devoted to weight loss treatment can help you turn your life around for the better. The thousands of people just like you who have tried hypnosis have loved every second of it. And who better to help you take positive steps toward change than health guru and professional hypnotist, Michael Johns?

Michael Johns Seminars is now offering group hypnosis sessions near you to teach you the skills necessary to succeed at your weight loss goal. Group hypnosis is a process of bringing likeminded individuals in pursuit of a common goal together under hypnosis, creating a safe and welcoming environment to help you make a change. You deserve the best, most effective way to safely lose weight, and hypnosis training from Michael Johns Seminars is the way to go.

Michael Johns offers presentations and training to help you change yourself to the way you want to be. From dropping a few pounds to making a complete image change, Michael’s powerful hypnotic path to weight loss that works is just waiting for you to make the call. You know you’re ready because you came to this site: take advantage of that momentum to step into your new life.

You know you want it, you know you deserve it, and you know you can get it. We’re here to help.

www.MichaelJohnsSeminars.com




Back From The Road

Jan 13th, 2014 | Category: Blog

What an AMAZING start to the New Year!

Just spent some time on the road. Doing clubs and working on some new material. Felt so good to be home and sleep in my own bed. Psycho dog was happy to see me too. Made my day!

I was walking through the lobby on my way into the comedy club on Saturday night and I hear someone yelling my name. I turn around and see that it’s someone I haven’t seen in about a dozen years!

My old friend Mike Walsh and his awesome wife Chris. I was blown away.

Mike is probably one of the best radio guys in the biz. Back when I was starting out, he would let me come on his show and promote whatever I happened to be doing when I was in the area.

Totally random to meet up with him in a totally random place. I thought he was still in Green Bay. Turns out he had moved onto another station a thousand miles away.

How cool is that?

I wish you all the best and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Stay tuned because I have some new stuff coming and I’m excited to share it with you!

 

 




Happy Holidays!

Dec 25th, 2012 | Category: Blog

Hello Friends!

Just wanted to take a minute and wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!

I hope the holidays find you happy, healthy and prosperous.

Headed out on tour soon. See you on the road!

Much Love,

Michael

 




Any goal is better than No goal!

Jun 26th, 2012 | Category: Blog

Goals for today: Wake up. Keep it real. Read something positive. Hang with dog. Eat a banana. Work on Teddy Pendergrass impersonation. Write more material for play. Work on new website concept. Drink lots of water. Find my vintage Mighty Mouse t shirt. Help people on my team hit some goals. Something AMAZING is going to happen today!

Start small. Set a goal. Get the “win”. Repeat.




It’s been an AMAZING month!

Feb 28th, 2012 | Category: Blog

Hey All!

Sorry for the lapse in blog updates. This last month has been CRAZY busy!

Started the month on the road. Out doing comedy clubs. Really getting back to my roots as a performer. Got home from an extended trip late Superbowl Sunday. Had a few days at home, then it was back on the road for a big corporate show for Monsanto.

Have had a lot of time sitting in hotel rooms, airports and on planes the last couple of months. Really gave me some time to think about directions and long term goals. Also had lots of time to read good books. If you haven’t read “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy, I highly recommend it!

Was able to reconnect with some old friends. That was a nice change. One of the things I tend to do is avoid other people when I’m not working. I know it’s weird but I feel that when I’m on stage, I have to open myself up to others so much, I need to be an introvert off stage. Thats something I am working to change…Baby Steps!

Started working on my one man play. It has been a project that I have been wanting to do for years, was just too lazy to start writing. The working title is “Silicone & Cyanide”. It’s a story about my life and relationships, emotional maturity and insecurities. Talk about opening yourself up! I’m basically talking for 90 minutes about what a messed up individual I am and about the poor choices I make when it comes to relationships. Should be interesting.

I leveraged myself and put a deposit down on a theater. Now I have to get it done and perform it or I lose a substantial deposit. Gonna make it happen!

I know…I Know…I’m rambling! One last thing before I sign off:

When I woke up this morning, I realized for the first time in my life, that I am in a unique position. I never have to do anything I don’t want to do. I am beyond blessed and grateful for each and every opportunity and person that has come into my life. Thank you all! Talk soon!

“Who dares, Wins”

 




It’s The Little Things!

Jan 27th, 2012 | Category: Blog

What an amazing day it’s been! I got to do something I have always wanted to do. Really cool!

Why was I able to do it?

Because after pushing myself, stepping outside my comfort zone and doing what needed to be done, I could finally afford to!

I think milestones need to be celebrated! Too often in my life I have worked hard, sacrificed and achieved the goal, only to be so focused on the next big thing, that I didn’t take the time to appreciate the present.

Take the time to enjoy what you have accomplished. Makes it much, much sweeter!




Anticipation Vs. Reality

Jan 26th, 2012 | Category: Blog

I had a meeting today at 3PM.

All last week I was dreading this meeting. In my head, I knew exactly what was going to happen.

Yep. It was all planned out. There was going to be an argument followed by accusations and threats. I even imagined myself storming out.

Ordinarily, I would have no problem expressing my opinions. This was different. This meeting was with someone I consider a mentor and a friend, not just a business partner.

So, I get to the predetermined location at the predetermined time. Ready for a knock down drag out argument that wouldn’t have done anyone any good.

Much to my surprise, I was the only one expecting an argument!

After speaking for a while, we both came to a mutual agreement. I won’t lie and say that I got my way because I didn’t. That said, the working relationship wasn’t damaged beyond repair.

You see, even though 2 people in an organization don’t agree, as long as we are both shooting for the same goal, what is best for the group as a whole, we can come to an understanding.

I was anticipating a war, what I got was a lesson in reality.




Here is an article I wrote for TheAngrySheep.com

Jan 22nd, 2012 | Category: Blog

How TheAngrySheep got his “MBA” from a gangster rapper

 

 

So, there I was, 36 years old, have a multimillion-dollar a year company, driving a Lamborghini to work, and “popping bottles” in the clubs like a retarded monkey. Life is goooooood! I’m thinking I have the world by the shorthairs. Sounds great right?!? Not so fast my little sheeplets!

 

Fast forward 5 years (insert freaky time travel music here), I find myself upside down on a damn mortgage I cant afford, what little amount of money I had saved from the glory days was gone, my stable of cars had gone from Aston Martins, Porsche 911’s and Italian supercars, to a Mini Cooper and a Jeep with bald tires.

 

My friends who were more than happy to be around me when I was paying the way and hadn’t a worry in the world, had disappeared! My “entourage” was gone! What happened to my legions of  “friends”? Is it possible that they were just using me for what I had and what I could do for them? Say it isn’t so!!

 

Anyway, now my house is going to be foreclosed on, my business is inhaling its final breath, my incredibly hot and shallow girlfriend is reminding me that her previous boyfriends all had lot’s of money, lived in much bigger houses than the one I am about to lose and that when all is said and done, I should be grateful that she is hanging out with a loser like me.

 

REALLY? What did I do so wrong? I know I’m an idiot and made lots of mistakes, but do I deserve this? All these bad things that are happening to me, I was following “The Plan” dammit! Do I deserve this?!?

 

The simple answer is….wait for it….wait for it….YES…. I deserved everything bad that came my way! What? Did you expect TheAngrySheep to blame his misfortune on someone else? Not going to happen. I did it and I accept the consequences of my idiotic behavior. Do you have any idea how freeing that is?

 

Want to hear more? Read on….

 

What the hell happened??

 

Here is what happened…. I bought into the status quo. Without even realizing it, I had become the one thing I never wanted to be… A SHEEP!!  A follower!!

 

This is the GREAT plan in no specific order…

Settle down/Start a family

Buy a house

Start a business/Get a job

Scrimp and save for that once a year trip to Vegas or Disneyland

Choke on massive debt buying things to impress people you don’t like

Fund a 401k or IRA by throwing money at something you really don’t understand

Pay your taxes like a good American

Blah

Blah

Blah

 

Get the picture?

 

But wait! There’s more! Here come’s the “best” part:

 

When you are old, tired and unable to enjoy what life has to offer, you sell everything you have, move to Boca Raton, buy a condo and wait to die. Leaving behind whatever you have been fortunate enough to save, hoard or gather to your ungrateful children and grandkids. You remember them? The ones who always forget to call? Yep!

 

AHHHHHHHH! The American Dream!!!  Sounds great doesn’t it? Where do I sign?

 

Well, we’ve made it this far together. For some reason, you have kept reading. Is it because you also have made mistakes? Is it because you can relate to what the Sheepster is laying down? Can you dig it?

 

Listen, TheAngrySheep would rather light a candle, than curse your darkness! (A really famous guy once said something like that. I think it was John Goodman in “Raising Arizona”. Great movie BTW. But I digress…)

 

Did you think for a minute that I would drag you through all of that, pour my soul out in written form, depress you like a nasty gram from the IRS and not give you anything in return? Well, did you?!?

 

Not a chance my furry 2 legged Sheeple friends. That’s not how TheAngrySheep rolls!!

 

 

HERE is the GOOD news…Are YOU ready for it?

 

I decided enough was enough! I decided I wasn’t going to live like this anymore! Right here, right now, it was time to make a change and take action!!!

 

We will get more into detail later but I’m going to tell you this once, so pull up a chair, crack a cold one and listen up…If I did it, so can you. If I, the self appointed leader of TheAngrySheep revolution could take action and create what I wanted, so can you.

 

You see, as much as I hate to admit it, I am no different than anyone reading this. I came from nothing, I had no special advantages in life, and no one gave me anything. I made a decision. That’s right, the first of many but that one decision changed my course, my life, and my destiny. What was it, you ask?

 

I decided that I wanted more. I wanted more out of my relationships, my finances, and my quality of life. I was no longer willing to settle. I would do whatever it took as long as it was legal, ethical, harmed no people, animals or the planet, fit within my moral compass, and made me feel good about me.  Do you get where I am coming from? I decided to step up and take ACTION!!

 

You were expecting something else? What, that’s not good enough for you?

 

Fine! Read on!

 

Cutting to the proverbial chase in 3…2…1…

 

Now, I’m following my dreams! Money concerns are a thing of the past! My relationships are empowering and uplifting! My debt is gone! I look at my bank accounts and smile instead of crying like a baby sheep. (I know, its called a lamb, but it doesn’t get my point across)

 

Are you happy with where you are in life? I doubt it since you took the time to read this far! Do you want more? Of course you do!

 

This is not a magic bullet! There is no “one way” for everyone! TheAngrySheep is here to provide thoughts and ideas, mantras and philosophies! Take what you want and discard what doesn’t fit you!

 

The main thing is DO SOMETHING NOW!!! Did you hear that? I used all caps, which means TheAngrySheep is yelling to get a point across!  DO SOMETHING NOW!!!! Take action! Burn the boats! Life is a garden, DIG IT!! Who dares wins! All that good stuff!!

 

Look, I realize I never got to the part about the rapper! Patience my friends. Patience. That’s part two of this story…

 

Lets talk soon!




Staying sane in the midst of chaos!

Jan 17th, 2012 | Category: Blog

So, here I am. Sitting in the lounge in Calgary airport.

I have been delayed, rebooked, rerouted and stranded. No big deal!

Today I was informed that something I thought was true, was in fact not. No big deal!

You see, I made a decision over the last couple of days. I decided that no matter what happens, I’m going to be happy. No matter what.

Plans change, decisions do not. I’m not sure who first said that but they are very powerful words! What if you implemented that concept in your daily living?

 




Welcome To My New Blog!

Jan 16th, 2012 | Category: Blog

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to visit Twistedcomedy.com! I hope you will find many things that interest you as you cruise my world.

Whether you’re an old friend, new friend or maybe just someone who stumbled across my site, I am glad you’re here!

My goal in 2012 is to blog often about happenings with the show, my life, my dog and any other thing that I happen to want to blog about.

Some blogs I will be talking about quitting smoking, weight loss, stage hypnosis training or some of my other businesses. Maybe I’ll talk about show structure, motivational speaking, corporate entertainment, etc. Who knows? Sometimes, I’ll just be rambling!

I hope you stop back often. Please know that I am grateful for you, no matter who you are! It’s been an amazing ride so far and things are only getting better!

Much Love to all!

MJ

“If you don’t like something, change it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou