Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis

Narrated by: Anthony Jacquin
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is about hypnosis and how to use it effectively. It will teach you what hypnosis is and how to hypnotize both individuals and groups of people anytime and anywhere you choose. No prior experience of hypnosis is required to understand and apply the knowledge in this book. The techniques are deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful. They are entirely practical and have been road tested over many years, with thousands of people.

This seminal book is renowned by hypnotists around the world, whether they are hobbyists or professionals.

The author is a vastly experienced hypnotist, hypnotherapist, and trainer. Hearing him narrate his own work really brings the techniques to life. You get to hear the nuances of pace, tone, and attitude that will improve your delivery.

Originally written in 2007, this is the updated edition from 2016. Each section of the book has been revisited; scripting improved and new material added.

The techniques in this book are simple, direct, and can be learned without any prior knowledge of hypnosis. They can be applied effectively in a real-world setting, well out of the comfort zone of the therapy room and without the luxury of a stage full of expectant subjects. They are entirely impromptu.

©2016 Anthony Jacquin (P)2016 Anthony Jacquin

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Real Deal

This is the resource I initially used in learning to become a hypnotist. I find it just as useful today as when I first read it years ago. The audio version is even better than the text. You get to hear Ant's tonalities, his pacing, his enthusiasm and expertise. I can't recommend this enough.

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Incredible Audio Book... However...

If you could sum up Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis in three words, what would they be?

Give me more...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis?

I found the entire book to be intriguing. If you are or have been considering becoming a student of hypnosis this book is for you.

What does Anthony Jacquin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Having the ability to hear Anthony's voice gives you a real sense how he performs his craft.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved when Anthony started explaining rapid inductions. I was able to trance family and friends a lot faster using his strategies.

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amazing work Anthony

He is the best at what he does thanks for sharing your years of wisdom.

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The Plastic Mold

I've been interested in hypnosis for over 20 years and have a book collection and have taken a few classes but, seem to lack the confidence to really do anything with it. Then I stumbled across Zach Pincince on YouTube and he did a video of how he got started in hypnosis entertainment. He listed his influences to a book and a DVD set. I just received the order from Alakazam Magic in the UK. It took 6 weeks for the post to arrive - thanks COVID. Whatever.
A 4 DVD set showing the impromptu hypnosis techniques of the Manchurian Approach. Anthony Jacquin demonstrates the performer's skills behind the street and bars stand up entertainment. Stage hypnosis without the organization of a theater. I think of a bar brawl instead of a cage match. Amazing rapid rapport building anywhere. Worth the wait.
This book is also mentioned in the credits so I thought I'd give it a go. Anthony narrates exactly what he says during the various steps taken from greeting subjects to creating amnesia so they don't know he was ever there and so much more!
Don't miss out read/listen to the book then see what's possible on the DVD set.
The limits we set for ourselves form our reality - break the mold.

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Good info...

...Horrible recording sound quality. Luckily I bought it with a credit. Four more words to be able to submit a review. Happy now?

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Great how to book!

if you're looking for a how to book this is it it talks about hypnosis from beginning to end along with some history, a few beginning to end examples, and additional references. highly recommend it!

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Anthony is brilliant.

Love the content and Anthony's passion for his art is contagious. Gold standard for street hypnosis.

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Horrible

sounded like it was recorded on a flip phone from the early 2000's plus it was incredibly boring.

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Excellent

This masterpiece is one of the best books I've read on the subject of hypnosis and I've read quite a few over the years. truly impressed.

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Amazing

This book was very enlightening and got right down to the details that I have been looking for. For anyone learning hypnosis, Reality is Plastic is a great place to start. Anthony Jacquin does a marvelous job at explaining everything you need to know about impromptu hypnosis. I would 10/10 recommend this book to any beginner hypnotist.

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  • 05-10-16

very easy and informative listen

I've read many books on hypnosis and, until now, I've always been left feeling overwhelmed with knowledge but a total lack of confidence that I'd ever be able to do it. Listening to Anthony's voice, actually saying inductions, deepening them etc. gave me a different picture altogether.

He speaks in such an easy, down-to-earth way and yet manages to convey such confidence that what he is saying is bound to work. He's increased my confidence and I can't wait to find someone to practise on!

If you want to be a hypnotherapist you will need other books and resources to continue your education. However, I doubt if you will find a better resource than this to give you the confidence to know that you can 'DO' hypnosis! If you can't 'DO' it there's not much point in carrying on.

Thank you Anthony, you've written a masterpiece and you read it so well!

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  • Thaigreencurry
  • 02-24-16

The best introduction to Street Hypnosis

What did you like most about Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis?

Its easy to follow , with clear concise instructions on the set up, set pieces and inductions necessary to hypnotise someone.

What other book might you compare Reality Is Plastic: The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis to, and why?

There are a lot of books on hypnosis, but this audiobook takes it to a whole new level.

Which character – as performed by Anthony Jacquin – was your favourite?

Anthony reads the book well. All the nuances of the inductions are explained easily and its great that many scripts are read out at the end of the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book is a great listen/ read from cover to cover.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in impromptu hypnosis and want to learn from one of the best at a ridiculously low price, then get this book.
I bought the original book many years ago and it has been updated and improved upon.

You will not be disappointed with the purchase.

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  • Tay Lor
  • 12-05-16

The worst narrator ever

Hypnotic for sure, this is the worst narrator ever, he hypnotised me into a hypnotic state of utter boredom within minutes!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-22-20

basic stuff

interesting take but nothing to get fired up about, if your new to hypnosis it's worth a listen

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  • Eddie
  • 03-14-20

very informative. good audio

together with Freddy ,s book can,t go wrong love it. hopefully more the same thanks.

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  • Robin R.
  • 01-28-20

Full of useful information

lots of useful and interesting information to help improve your hypnotic skills or even to get you started on the journey of hypnosis.

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  • Mark Williams
  • 12-25-19

Very interesting and learnt a great deal.

very useful tips. Even for an experienced therapist myself.
Seen Anthony live before and hope he settles down with a wonderful wife one day.

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  • D.Ashton
  • 08-28-19

thorough and enjoyable

A book that feels like it's written from a depth of knowledge and thorough understanding, with a lightness of touch. A wonderful resource.

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  • steve kirby
  • 07-22-19

Great book

Anthony great book! along with freddy both great teachers of scripts and techniques when it comes to hypnosis.
Thank you for such a great insight into the world of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

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  • Mrs. CJ Clark
  • 08-12-18

Easy listening

Really enjoyed listening to this, learned so much and intend to listen to it again. It all makes so much sense and I actually felt confident in my own ability as a Hypnotherapist and my ability to do impromptu demonstrations of my ability as a Hypnotist, especially at family/friend gatherings.

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  • VB-Power
  • 09-04-17

Perfect!

Best audio book about hypnosis with a lot of examples. I will definitely listen to it a few more times.

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