How To Manage Hypnosis Rejection

This week you’ll learn my psychological stance on hypnosis rejection




I feel it’s first important to explain what I mean when I titled this lesson “How To Manage Hypnosis Rejection”.

First off, it’s not my way of implying you should convince them to let you hypnotize them. If someone doesn’t  want to experience their natural God-given ability to relax and heighten their awareness/consciousness, respect it.

Secondly, I know many who have let fear of rejection, be it personal or professional, keep them from making moves towards their desires, goals, milestones, etc.

In turn, this fear has managed to control and drive many of us away from even attempting to approach future people/situations we’d like to be involved with.

In short, the purpose behind my use of the word “manage” is to allow the possibility of rejection to help you switch perspectives, versus letting it discourage you.




Here are some stills from a recent shoot my videographer & I did on the beach for a YOuTube episode…


This was the first group we approached for the beach portion of the episode. I approached them similarly to how I approached most on the beach that day, which was something along the lines of, “Hey, I’m Jon Wayes, filming a YouTube episode for/at/on Silver Beach & wanted to know if you/anyone wanted to get Hypnotized [for YouTube]?” They obliged.


I chose this group next since they were younger adults, hanging out and clearly having fun playing with water guns. Needless to say, the man agreed. Interestingly, the ladies went from being camera shy to not caring as they watched & reacted to their friend reacting to the hypnosis.


While initially another hesitant woman, after hypnotizing her younger brother, we convinced her to try. I believe the picture speaks for itself in terms of the result.


One thing I’d like to emphasize before moving forward with this lesson is that the above stills were the result of persistence.

Had I not persisted, I wouldn’t have captured more than the first two beach clips shown above.


Because I got rejected…


After hypnotizing the guy (and then a non-believing female in another group), I was denied by this couple. I thought I’d pitch the free opportunity since they had been watching me the entire time…yet, no dice. Rejection #1.


Shortly after, these gentlemen proceeded to reject me. They were on their phones, not really soaking up the moment in nature and I mentioned that. Whether it was due to their dislike of that comment or general disinterest in hypnosis, their monotone rejection made it clear they weren’t up to being hypnotized. Rejection #2.


This was one of the last group’s to reject me. However, the lady shaded by the tent spoke with some hesitant enthusiasm as she denied me. I jokingly called her out, saying she seemed to secretly be a party girl. This made her laugh & as many men know, if you can make a woman laugh, you may have more of an “in” depending on the situation. However, with the group mentality of no one else wanting to volunteer (nor encouraging her to), I respectfully left. Rejection #3 (or #4).


All this simply to prove that even I, Vegas-trained Hypnotist Jon Wayes, still get rejected now and then. While these clips were never publicly released, many don’t consider I have my own rejections to brush off as I create this content for YouTube.

To some extent, my psychological viewpoint on hypnosis rejection is that it’s similar to dating. I mean this in the sense of the nerves it can take to approach and invite someone to share an experience with you.

If you’ve never done it before, it can be intimidating. However, with the proper mindset, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

In what was initially meant to be your video demonstration for this week’s lesson, I have my videographer take a shot of all the people in front of me as I stood in the middle of the beach.

The point behind that was, much like in dating, we already shared experiences with people behind us (in our “past”) and had a slew of people to share a new experience with in front of us (in our “future”).

I hypnotize people for two reasons:

  1. To help people realize the inner potential of their own mind
  2. To have fun in doing #1 by helping induce awesome experiences (aka Hypnotic Phenomena)

At the end of the day, the one thing I want aside from ensuring all HypnoKick students are well-educated on the proper ins/outs of hypnosis, is for them to have fun inducing and sharing experiences with the people they meet.

I believe this is one of the reasons HypnoKick’s Street Hypnosis Training has become so well received. It’s a simple & easy-to-diges training where you learn impromptu party-like tricks you can perform anywhere at anytime (just as I did in the beach clips).

Speaking of, if you’d like to watch the full YouTube episode, you can now do so by Clicking Here. This will also serve as a perfect example of the entertainment you can provide when you finally put yourself out there and execute your knowledge/education.



Additionally, as a major THANK YOU for helping HypnoKick reach over 1,000 subscribers, I’m personally taking suggestions from YOU!

Please leave a hypnosis lesson idea below. If you’ve ever wanted to better understand something hypnosis-related, now’s your chance to make your voice heard. I’m intrigued by what creative idea/topic/question you may have (and how I can cover it in a future lesson).


Now I welcome you to this week’s technical mishap of a video demonstration…






Hypnosis is (in my opinion) meant to serve as an enlightening and positively memorable experience.

Go out with the intention of creating awesome experiences with people by sharing your awesome skills, while remembering not to take rejection personally. Especially with cold-approach street hypnosis, there are numerous reasons why someone may wish to avoid getting hypnotized (none of which are likely because of you). Persistence pays, you’ll eventually get your yes (and if you do, film it).

New to hypnosis or looking for a free kick-start? This should help 🙂


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