Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Colin Christopher – Hypnosis & Healing

June 08, 2020 Marie Gervais Season 2 Episode 11
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Colin Christopher – Hypnosis & Healing
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Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Colin Christopher – Hypnosis & Healing
Jun 08, 2020 Season 2 Episode 11
Marie Gervais

Bio for Colin Christopher 

Colin Christopher is a keynote speaker, stage hypnotist, clinical hypnotherapist, hypnosis instructor and author. 

Episode highlight

Listen in on how Colin Christopher found himself in odd places – in the middle of the ocean, all alone on the road, and as a hypnotist on stage. 

Links

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.colinchristopher.com

TV Appearances: www.colinontv.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colinchristopher

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinOnTV

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinchristopher/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinchristopherspeaks/ 

Quotes

“The only real way to grasp if things are different elsewhere is to really experience it elsewhere.”

Takeaways

Childhood incidents:

When Colin was in Grade 2, he accidentally knocked his friend’s tooth off while playing during a school recess. His teacher screamed at him in public, which badly scarred him. 

Colin credits his high school drama teacher, Mrs. Kwan, for his career as a hypnotist today. She encouraged him to try relaxation using hypnosis in class one day, which made him want to be a hypnotist.

Groups you were born into and belonged to: 

Colin’s parents immigrated to Canada from Germany, and he faced prejudice for being a German. He disliked German culture due to a few unruly German men he met as a child. 

Colin became a part of a group of people from many different countries while working on cruise ships. Professionally, Colin is a member of hypnotherapists’ and entertainers’ associations. 

Temperament and personality influences

Colin claims he has always been quiet. He has invested considerable time and effort into developing a stage persona who is an outspoken performer. 

Since the Grade 2 incident, Colin had been antisocial. It wasn’t until he began working on cruise ships that he began developing his social skills. 

A time I became aware that my way of doing things was cultural and specific to my cultural experience

In Grade 6, Colin learned about the culture of the Aztecs wherein they beheaded a losing team’s captain in games. He couldn’t see the reason why this would be an acceptable practice. 

Colin dated a Caribbean woman from Trinidad and Tobago, whose fibbing culture was in stark contrast to his upbringing as an honest person. 

Advice to an employer to work with me

Colin advises anyone looking to work with him for an event or for therapy, to call him on the phone. He likes to set a clear purpose and establish the outcome from the beginning. 

More great insights from our guest! 

Colin sees clients as part of his clinical hypnotherapy practice for losing weight, quitting smoking, etc. He also conducts a sales training program. 

Show Notes

Bio for Colin Christopher 

Colin Christopher is a keynote speaker, stage hypnotist, clinical hypnotherapist, hypnosis instructor and author. 

Episode highlight

Listen in on how Colin Christopher found himself in odd places – in the middle of the ocean, all alone on the road, and as a hypnotist on stage. 

Links

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.colinchristopher.com

TV Appearances: www.colinontv.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colinchristopher

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinOnTV

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinchristopher/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinchristopherspeaks/ 

Quotes

“The only real way to grasp if things are different elsewhere is to really experience it elsewhere.”

Takeaways

Childhood incidents:

When Colin was in Grade 2, he accidentally knocked his friend’s tooth off while playing during a school recess. His teacher screamed at him in public, which badly scarred him. 

Colin credits his high school drama teacher, Mrs. Kwan, for his career as a hypnotist today. She encouraged him to try relaxation using hypnosis in class one day, which made him want to be a hypnotist.

Groups you were born into and belonged to: 

Colin’s parents immigrated to Canada from Germany, and he faced prejudice for being a German. He disliked German culture due to a few unruly German men he met as a child. 

Colin became a part of a group of people from many different countries while working on cruise ships. Professionally, Colin is a member of hypnotherapists’ and entertainers’ associations. 

Temperament and personality influences

Colin claims he has always been quiet. He has invested considerable time and effort into developing a stage persona who is an outspoken performer. 

Since the Grade 2 incident, Colin had been antisocial. It wasn’t until he began working on cruise ships that he began developing his social skills. 

A time I became aware that my way of doing things was cultural and specific to my cultural experience

In Grade 6, Colin learned about the culture of the Aztecs wherein they beheaded a losing team’s captain in games. He couldn’t see the reason why this would be an acceptable practice. 

Colin dated a Caribbean woman from Trinidad and Tobago, whose fibbing culture was in stark contrast to his upbringing as an honest person. 

Advice to an employer to work with me

Colin advises anyone looking to work with him for an event or for therapy, to call him on the phone. He likes to set a clear purpose and establish the outcome from the beginning. 

More great insights from our guest! 

Colin sees clients as part of his clinical hypnotherapy practice for losing weight, quitting smoking, etc. He also conducts a sales training program.