Hypnosis for Performers
Reduce performance and audition stress, build confidence and creativity, and navigate challenging roles through personalized, collaborative hypnosis experiences
"To experience change,
you have to change experience"
Transform your brain (and career) using hypnosis
Hypnosis is a mental state that opens the subconscious mind to change through imagery and suggestion.
As a performer, you are already trained in the practice of using imagination to influence your mental and physical state as your characters.
Using your unique, creative skill sets, in hypnosis you'll learn to harness your imagination to support your mental and physical wellbeing and set you up for success in your career and your life.
Who would benefit from hypnosis?
The short answer? Anyone! Hypnosis is simply a framework to help you harness your own inner resources to overcome obstacles and work toward your goals. It is particularly beneficial for the following groups:
Working actors and performers who are...
- experiencing high levels of stress in their career
- preparing for/ navigating traumatic or stressful roles
- prepping for auditions or looking to change their stress-based relationship with auditions
- beginning a new project and want to prepare their mind and body for optimal performance
- seeking tools to cultivate confidence and self-worth in the performance industry
Students who are...
- preparing for college auditions (click here to learn more about our combined college audition coaching & hypnosis sessions!)
- looking to cultivate their creative brains to serve their performance education
Other creative people who...
want to enhance their imagination, remove obstacles, and build inner resources to pursue their goals. This includes but is not limited to...
- Content creators and internet personalities
- Writers, directors, intimacy coordinators, and other folks in the storytelling industry
- Educators who teach creative skills
- And more!
Before booking your first session, you'll get a free consultation to answer all of your questions and make sure hypnosis is a good fit!
Please inquire for pricing for in-person, backstage, or on-set hypnosis sessions.
Ten 1-hour sessions
Five 1-hour sessions
PLEASE NOTE: Completing a single session is required to access the discount packages.
We do not treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other clinical diagnoses. These hypnosis sessions are not a replacement for support from your licensed healthcare and mental health professionals.
If you have any curiosity about hypnosis at all, that means that it’s meant for you! These sessions will enhance how you feel about yourself as an actor and your experience when you are acting, and it’s a chance to get out of your head and let joy seep in instead. During my session with Emilie, I felt like I was able to surround my brain and my being with joy and that’s something I think I’ve been missing when it comes to my performing career. This really reminded me that acting gets to be filled with love and joy and that the pressure and seriousness is not required.
These sessions are catered to you and also catered specifically to actors which I think is super special! There are not many mental resources out there made specifically for performers so this is something you definitely want to take advantage of!
My hypnosis session with Emilie was very beneficial for me. The whole process felt very safe and guided and the feeling stayed with me, almost like a warm hug that continued throughout the day. I hoped to experience some peace and a quieting of my negative self thoughts, and I left feeling excited and at peace with myself knowing that I was safe in my life decisions. Emilie helped guide me there, and having someone right there with me guiding me in something specialized for me and my needs was so relaxing and just yummy to experience.
I luckily had therapy almost right after the session and it allowed me to think through different topics with less negative self-talk, and my therapist and I agree that this would be a good resource for me to return to in the future! Emilie is so kind and empathetic and soothing. They will take good care of you. Your mental health as an actor is the most important tool and attribute you have.
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Meet Your Guide
Emilie Leyes (she/they) is an actor, singer, brain training specialist, and hypnosis practitioner. For the last 4+ years, she has been researching the intersections of neuroplasticity, acting, and psychophysiology (mind-body connection). She is certified in Positive Neuroplasticity and Positive Psychology, and is formally trained in clinical hypnosis. She is on track to receive a Masters and PhD in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University, where she is researching resilience and self-directed mind-body practices for high-empathy individuals.