Hi, I'm Martin Blakley CMP, CMT, CSH, DASH (AKA Hypnotist Blake Andrews) and I've been
studying Magic and Stage Hypnotism and performing for over 30 years.
I got the magic bug as a teenager (back in the days of Mark Wilson and Doug Henning specials
on TV) and I was a member of the Prestigious Long Beach Mystics as a junior.
I was a contemporary with such noted performers as Michael Weber, Mark
Kalin, Mike Caveney and others. Today I hold membership in The International Brotherhood of
Magicians. As a Stage Hypnotist I'm a member of the North American Association of Stage
Organisation of Stage Hypnotists* and The Association of Professional
In 2002 I attained the designation of CMP an accomplishment shared
by only 40 magic professionals worldwide.
As a Certified Magic Professional, I'm dedicated to elevating the
arts of magic and hypnosis in the public arena in a dignified and
respected manner. My goal is to bring the best solution to supply all my
clients needs while maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of those
helping make my shows a hit with the audience. Also, all shows are
presented with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
In 2003 I trained with Top TV and Media British Stage
Hypnotist Jonathan Royle, where I achieved the coveted title of
Diplomate Advanced Stage Hypnosis. I also received specialized training under
Top Canadian Stage Hypnotist Blair Robertson, Known as Canada's Fastest
Stage Hypnotist and learned Blairs proprietary system of fast
inductions. I now have the quailifications to bring a fast paced
exciting and enjoyable demonstration of Hypnosis, where you are the
star of the show, to your next event.
Martin Blakley, CMP, CMT, DASH, CSH, now that is a really long name
when you throw in all those initials.
Just what does all that certification mean. CMT stands for Certified
Mind Therapist which is the organization that I got my training through
equivalent of CH or Certified Hypnotist. So what does that mean. It means
that anyone with the title has trained to take care of and provide a
safe environment for anyone who volunteers to be in their show. Beyond
that it means little else. Hypnosis is unregulated and there is no true
governing body that controls it.
There is the NGH that a lot of hypnotists
are certified through. I am not as I was not interested in becoming a
hypnotherapist and for the purposes of entertainment this is a good thing.
One interesting note about the NGH is that they were founded by Rodeo
Clowns, Stage Hypnotists and Magicians yet today they do not approve of
Stage Hypnotists nor endorse any of their members who do shows. Simply
stated any Stage Hypnotist certified by the NGH performs contrary to
their own organisations position.
I am a Certified Stage Hypnotist which means I was trained by Stage
Hypnotists to be a Stage Hypnotist. What that means for you is that I
know how to put on a show that is meant to be entertainment and not put
the audience to sleep while getting the volunteers in trance. PRI inductions
are great for therapy work but are death on the stage. I've been trained to
get my volunteers ready to perform in 5 to 6 minutes versus as much as 35 minutes
that I have seen on the circuit using therapy methods. When selecting your
Stage Hypnotist make sure he is an entertainer who uses hypnosis as the vehicle to
entertain and not a therapist trying to be an entertainer.
* All POSH and APSH members hold a diploma in Advanced Stage
Hypnotism and have also been trained in the art of Mind Therapy.
They all follow a strict code of conduct and perform at all times
in a legal, ethical and fully insured manner. Our members must
place the emotional, physical and psychological safety of their
volunteers as their utmost concern & priority at all times.