Think hypnosis really works? Watch Araksya and decide for yourself

Richard Barker is a former detective, who is now a certified hypnotherapist. He's worked with high profile athletes, and celebrities, and performed at thousands of events across the country helping people overcome challenges.

Our anchor and Good Day LA host, Araksya Karapetyan has a deep fear of birds. Take a look at what happened last Halloween when we tried to get her into character as ‘Maleficent’.

Richard Barker hypnotized Araksya to see if she can overcome her fear of birds.

Here to see if the experiment worked, we also brought in Martine Colette from the Wildlife Waystation with some feathered friends.

Richard Barker is no stranger to the world of Hypnotism and Entertainment. During his formative years of around 7 to 9 years old Richard would hold shows for local neighborhood kids using puppets and their imaginations.
He would set up venues and charge spectators money to watch the spectacle.

At the age of 18 while serving as a “Green Beret” in the crack military Regiment The Royal Green Jackets in Germany Richard saw his first hypnosis show. Richard said “What amazed me is how the Hypnotist gave
the person with all the real power the least during the show. The most junior Soldier was given all the power, it was hysterical but familiar to me”

The Incredible Hypnotist Richard Barker came to actualization in 1995 whilst serving as a British Police Detective in the United Kingdom. Richard Barker was covertly taught the use of conversational and cognitive
language pattern behavior and interrupt techniques. This style of Hypnosis is known throughout the world today as Neuro Linguistical programming. Richard performed NLP on suspects detained and charged with serious
offenses. The effectiveness of this approach catapulted Richard into a world of covert language and hypnosis tactics used both professionally and personally. Richard would demonstrate Hypnosis at any given opportunity.

Richard Barker moved to America in 2003 and continued to use hypnotherapy and Stage Hypnosis growing and developing his skills.

In the last 12 years Richard quickly became favorite Stage Hypnotist for some of the biggest Colleges and Fairgrounds in America and has performed at thousands of events in the Corporate Business World too.
Richard Barker is a headline act regularly for Carnival Cruise Line as well as Celebrity Cruise Line. Richard has performed shows across the World and attracts large audiences at major events.

Richard Barker is a certified Hypnotherapist and has worked with high profile athletes for sports performance as well as the public both in groups and individually for health related issues. Richard has worked with many
fortune 500 companies and is regarded as one of the best all round Hypnotists in the world today. Richard Barker is the CEO of the National Entertainment Group and the Hypnotist Stage Academy and regularly teaches Hypnosis. He has written a book on the subject which is currently on Amazon and various book outlets called “Secrets Of The Stage Revealed. The Guide To Hypnosis And Stage Hypnotism” 

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