HYPNOSIS – ANTHONY JACQUIN & OTHER ILLEGAL – UNLICENSED – UNINSURED – POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS STREET HYPNOTIST’S IN ENGLAND

ILLEGAL – UNLICENSED – UNINSURED – DANGEROUS UK 

STREET HYPNOTIST’S EXPOSED 

Dear Colleague, 

The bottom line of this report is to provide you with Cast Iron Evidence that Street & Stage Hypnosis is indeed ILLEGAL in England (and some other countries) without the correct Licenses having been applied for and granted, and of course without the correct Insurance cover and risk assessments being in place.

 BEWARE – MIS-INFORMATION GIVEN BY OTHER’S 

Incorrect information and lies abound on the internet, especially from those people who are making money and profiting from teaching others Illegal Street & Stage Hypnosis in England and elsewhere. 

GUARANTEED = At the time of writing this (25/08/10) there is only one Home Study DVD Course and one Live Course anywhere in the world that teaches you EVERYTHING that you’ll ever need to know in order to be 100% Legal, Lawful, Licensed (where needed), Insured, Ethical and SAFE… 

And yes that Course is THE TRANSPARENCY TEMPLATE which in Live Training Format is as follows: http://www.magicalguru.com/stagecourse/ and leads to comments such as:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH7xyqp8oiI 

And In Home Study DVD Format is as follows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg and teaches you absolutely everything as detailed at this internet link:http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=252506921&blogId=536692407 

WARNING – ANTHONY JACQUIN’S DVD’S ARE DANGEROUS   

Anthony Jacquins Book and first DVD “Reality Is Plastic” did not cover any of the Laws, Insurance or Risk Assessment and other Legal Issues and safety concerns. 

His DVD set “The Manchurian Approach” has literally just a few minutes devoted to “Health & Safety” which is nowhere near enough to make anyone truly safe, and then an on screen disclaimer advises you to find out about laws and other legal stuff in your own country of your own accord. 

Shouldn’t someone claiming to be able to teach you Safe and Legal Hypnosis be able to teach you all of those things? 

Of course they should but given that evidence shows that Anthony Jacquin has little if any regard for Hypnosis Laws, especially as I’d bet he cannot produce proof of licenses having been granted for each of the hypnotists involved in The Manchurian DVDS for each of the venues they performed within and on the streets of. 

Indeed I bet he cannot produce proof that all or any of them had the correct Public Liability Insurance in place at the time of filming the DVDS.. 

Which means that all of them are Breaking The Law in these clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkrCIRm_06A

THAT’S RIGHT THE MANCHURIAN APPROACH DVD’S WERE UNLESS HE PROVIDES PROOF OTHERIWSE FILMED ILLEGALLY AND SHOULD NOT EVEN BE ON SALE   

And I would bet any money that this exact same situation applies to all of the Hypnotists featured in his new forthcoming DVD set entitled “The Trilby Connection” – I’d love to see their licenses to perform from the Local Council Authorities and their correct insurance policies and risk assessments otherwise the DVDS will have been filmed ILLEGALLY and what they are doing in these clips will have been ILLEGALhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwnxT9jogSw and also ILLEGAL HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO1WCAt00Jk 

THAT’S RIGHT THE SO CALLED EXPERT’S CLAIMING TO TEACH YOU HAVE BROKEN VARIOUS LAWS THEMSLEVES IN THE FILMING OF THEIR TRAINING DVD’S – DO YOU TRULY WANT TO LEARN FROM SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT EVEN ABIDE BY THE LAWS AND AS SUCH DOES NOT ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE? 

At the links which follow and within the text of this document you will find just a small selection of the Cast Iron Evidence that I have on file against Illegal UK Street Hypnotist and Street Hypnosis Trainer Anthony Jacquin.

 You will also find evidence against his colleagues, friends & past students such as Ravi Mayar, Marcus Lewis, Amit Badiani, John P. Morgan, Vince Lynch, Harry Guinness, James Rolph (Tripp), & many others. 

To Access some of the information that follows you may need to add me as a Friend on Facebook which can easily be done here:  http://www.facebook.com/alexthehypnotist 

At the very least you’ll need a Facebook Account in order to access some of the information that follows. 

Ultimately examine all of the information which is at the following links and within this document and it becomes obvious, even to a blind man that Anthony Jacquin and his Street Hypnosis Colleagues and/or Students have little if any regards for the Laws and Regulations in England which relate to Hypnosis. 

Firstly check out this link:

 http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=673582805#!/note.php?note_id=134596629911225 

And also take a look at this further information on Anthony Jacquin here: 

IS THIS BRITISH TELEVISION HYPNOTIST THE LEADER OF A DANGEROUS CULT?

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST STREET HYPNOSIS

A Controversial UK Street Hypnotist named Anthony Jacquin who recently appeared as a guest on ITV’s Saturday night Primetime Game Show “ODD ONE IN” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU2g9zdEGMw alongside host Bradley Walsh and Judges including Peter Andre & Jason Manford is today exposed as the leader of a dangerous “cultish” group of hobby HYPNOTIST’S who are meddling with the minds of innocent people on the Streets and in the Pubs & Clubs of England.

Anthony Jacquin of http://www.headhacking.com/training/ openly advertises on his site that he runs training courses, during which, it would appear that he encourages the attendees to break the law, the next one being planned to take place in London on 21st & 22nd August 2010.

As shown here : http://www.headhacking.com/resources/content/training/3.pdf
Anthony Jacquin clearly advertises that students will get to go out onto the Street’s of London and Hypnotise People during the course.

THIS IS ILLEGAL Under the Licensing Act 2003 (should he take them into any Pub’s, Clubs etc) and under the 1952 Hypnotism Act.

It would only be Legal if each individual Hypnotist (each person attending) had applied for a performance of hypnotism License from the Local Licensing Authority (Under the 1952 Hypnotism Act) where the Stage/Street Hypnosis was planned to take place and in truth No Responsible Licensing Authority would issue or grant such without each individual Hypnotist having the Correct Public Liability Insurance Cover which also covers their volunteers whilst in the Hypnotic Trance State.

JACQUIN HAS ADMITTED STREET HYPNOSIS IN UK IS ILLEGAL

During his UK Television Debut on ITV’s “Odd One In” gameshow, when asked by Judge Ruth Langsford “Is that Legal” – Anthony Jacquin clearly looks Nervous prior to him stating “It is the way I do it”

This clearly illustrates that he is aware that Street Hypnosis in UK is without the correct Licenses and Insurance in place ILLEGAL.

However he was lying as he does not have the correct licenses and insurance in place when he has been doing Street Hypnosis and he therefore knows that what he is doing is ILLEGAL.

THE DANGEROUS STREET HYPNOSIS CRAZE IS SWEEPING THE UK

Due mainly to courses run by, and training products sold by Anthony Jacquin, the Street Hypnosis Craze is sweeping the UK, and more and more wannabe inexperienced, unlicensed and uninsured Hypnotist’s are hitting the streets and pubs and clubs of Britain on a daily basis.

Indeed a simple search for “Street Hypnosis London” – ”hypno attack” – “Covent garden hypnosis” or similar phrases on www.youtube.com reveals countless video evidence of people such as Anthony Jacquin and others he has taught ILLEGALLY hypnotising people on the Street’s of England and in the Pubs and Clubs of England without the necessary Licenses and/or correct insurance cover being in place.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST (ILLEGAL) STREET HYPNOSIS – C.A.S.H

Many experienced Hypnosis Industry Professional’s are understandably worried by this current situation and indeed one of them has started a Facebook Group called “Protect The Hypnosis Industry & Stop Illegal Street Hypnosis” which can be visited at the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=114103275276649&ref=ts

When you look at the wall postings and discussions in this group, it becomes clear how potentially DANGEROUS to the general public at large this alarming situation has become!

And it would seem that the vast majority of UK Council Licensing Districts agree.

One of Britain’s Longest Established Hypnosis Trainer’s Jonathan Royle of www.magicalguru.com has contacted all UK Council District Licensing Enforcement Units about this situation and his investigations concluded that:

*The Vast Majority of UK Council’s agree that Stage or Street Hypnosis (whether on the Streets or in a Licensed Premises) is indeed ILLEGAL without each individual Hypnotist applying for a License from them for each individual performance and location they intend to perform hypnosis at or in.

*They all stated that such a permission/license would not be granted without the Hypnotist providing proof of them holding the correct Public Liability Insurance Cover, which covers for whilst people are in Trance during Entertainment Hypnosis.

*Many clearly stated that due to the obvious Health And Safety Concerns, and increased risk of injury present in Street Hypnosis that they would not under any circumstances ever grant permission for a Street Hypnotist to perform on their Streets in their area.

*Pretty much all of them agreed with the Governments 1995 Stage Hypnosis Safety Report and 1996 Home Office Review of The Hypnotism Act 1952 and stated that Stage Hypnosis is VERY SAFE indeed when carried out by skilled, experienced practitioners of the Art who abide by the contents of the 1952 Hypnotism Act and its amendments, something that this new breed of Street Hypnotist’s are not doing.

FACT = Any Correctly trained, ethical, experienced and SAFE Stage or even Street Hypnotist would be fully insured and licensed (at all times when required by law), would have a Health & Safety Executive Approved Standard of Risk Assessment in place for their activities and would place the safety of their volunteers as their utmost priority. In short they would not display a total disregard for the law like this new breed of “Hobby Street Hypnotist’s”

BEWARE OF WHO IS MESSING WITH YOUR MIND

Whilst in the main Hypnosis is completely safe when used by correctly trained and skilled experienced Hypnotist’s, there are however many associated Health and Safety Risks (mainly to do with the location and environmental surroundings where such takes place) which are in truth far more likely to occur and prove dangerous to the general public when they are in the hands of an Uninsured, Unlicensed Street Hypnotist than when attending at a properly licensed and insured Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show.

The reason is simple, those abiding by the laws which are in place, will also have taken care of all Health & Safety Aspects to ensure their volunteers safety whilst those with a disregard for the laws are far more likely to be hypnotising people on the street pavement near a busy road or other potentially highly dangerous situations.

WHY WOULD YOU LET A STRANGER MESS WITH YOUR MIND?

Consider this, your in totally safe hands when attending a properly advertised, licensed and insured Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show in a proper entertainment venue where all health and safety issues will have been paid attention to and implemented fully, and where you know exactly who the hypnotist is, are able to check on their license/insurance status, able to check on their training and experience if you so desire and are easily able to contact them after the show should you need to ask them anything about your experience of being hypnotised.

However when you meet a total stranger on the street or in a pub or club when its outside the context of a properly advertised and licensed performance you will most likely never see that person again or be able to get hold of them if you needed to.

And it’s most likely that they are not correctly insured or licensed for what they are doing and as such if anything were to go wrong, you’d be in a very bad position indeed.

In short be careful who you allow to take control of your mind, if it does not seem to be the right time, place or situation for Hypnosis to be taking place then you can bet your bottom dollar its not.

COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU SOON

Street Hypnosis has already become a fast growing craze in England and indeed there are now regular monthly meet ups of large groups of Hobby Hypnotists getting together in major towns and cities throughout the UK.

A prime example is the monthly meet ups which have been taking place in and around The Nag’s Head Public House & The White Horse in Convent Garden, London, the next of which is scheduled to occur on August Bank Holiday Monday 2010 as per the details at this internet Hypnosis Forum Link:
http://www.uncommonforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=59031

Indeed one only has to take a look at their Facebook Group Page “London Magic Mental and Hypnosis Meet” at –
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6ITrrOZGWA4J:www.facebook.com/group.php%3Fgid%3D125832402055+london+hypnosis+meet+facebook&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
And it becomes clear that these people know that what they are doing is regulated by the 1952 Hypnotism Act – yet it would seem they do not bother to apply for licenses/permissions as is required by law, and in the main do not have the correct insurance cover in place. 

Indeed lots of them just seem to want to ignore the truth even when the evidence has been proven to them such as in this forum thread: 

http://www.uncommonforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=52104    

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED  

Now that you have a little more background knowledge on Anthony Jacquin take a look at this next link which illustrates what questions I have asked all 450+ UK Councils Legal Licensing Enforcement units, to which the vast majority of replies from them confirm 100% that I am correct in stating that Street or Entertainment Hypnosis in any fashion is ILLEGAL in England unless a correct License/Permission has been applied for and granted under the 1952 Hypnotism Act and its amendments as per: 

1989 Government Guidelines – 1995 Home Office Review & Safety Investigation into Stage Hypnosis – 1996 Updated Model Conditions to Licenses being granted under 1952 Hypnotism Act & Licensing Act 2003 

http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=673582805#!/note.php?note_id=109343995769822 

And When you’ve Taken A Look at the above link, take a few moments to watch this informative video here, which discusses the Illegal Antics of other Hypnotists such as Jason “The Hypnotist” Simons and Vince Lynch (as well as Anthony Jacquin of course) : 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcypdy_hypnotist-comedy-stage-street-hypno_shortfilms 

On the subject of Jason “The Hypnotist” Simons even more evidence of his total disregard for the law and such has been published here: 

http://aboutjasonsimonshypnotist.wordpress.com/ 

If you’ve not got the point yet that Street & Stage Hypnosis in England is ILLEGAL without the correct Licenses/permissions and Insurances, risk assessments etc in place then check this video out: 

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/entertainment/watch/v19022442EPNFf2W6 

(The blog mentioned has now been shut down, however all documents mentioned and referred to we still have copies of on file as evidence)   

PAY PARCTICULAR ATTENTION TO THIS SECTION OF THE 1952 HYPNOTISM ACT: 

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1952/cukpga_19520046_en_1 

Control of demonstrations of hypnotism at other places: 

(1)No person shall give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any living person at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise, at any place in relation to which such a license as is mentioned in section one of this Act is not in force unless the controlling authority have authorized that exhibition, demonstration or performance. 

*This means that even though most Street Hypnotists do it for free that they are still subject to the 1952 hypnotism act due to the phrase “whether on payment or otherwise” 

*As you’ll see later with the examples replies from UK Council Legal Licensing Enforcement Units, the Licensing Act 2003 has given a wider meaning to the legal terms of “venue” and “admitted” and as such the 1952 Hypnotism Act does now apply to many outdoor locations as well as indoor venues. 

*As illustrated by the example replies from UK Councils which follow later, many outdoor streets and locations in the UK now have their own premises licenses under The Licensing Act 2003 (indeed many entire town and city centres have such) meaning that Street Hypnosis outdoors in these places is indeed ILLEGAL without a license having been sought under the 1952 Hypnotism Act.  

Prohibition on hypnotizing persons under twenty-one 

A person who gives an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on a person who has not attained the age of [F1eighteen] years at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise, shall, unless he had reasonable cause to believe that that person had attained that age, be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F2level 3 on the standard scale]. 

*As detailed at one of the earlier links, I myself and several of my colleagues witnessed Anthony Jacquin Illegally Hypnotizing a 14 year old without parental consent and/or permission at Blackpool Magic Convention.  You can find many examples of other street hypnotists hypnotizing people under the age of 18 by trawling through the numerous videos these unlicensed and uninsured wannabe hypnotists post on you-tube and other social media sites. 

6 Interpretation 

In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires it, the following expression shall have the meaning hereby assigned to it, that is to say:—

“hypnotism” includes hypnotism, mesmerism and any similar act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased but does not include hypnotism, mesmerism or any such similar act or process which is self-induced.

 *The Key Phrase here is “in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased”

This means that people like James Rolph (Tripp) of http://www.hypnosiswithouttrance.com/index.htm is indeed also breaking the law as laid out by the 1952 Hypnotism Act, as ultimately his actions are with the intention of increasing the peoples reaction to suggestion and/or direction. 

*It’s also this paragraph which affects magicians and mentalists (mindreaders) who just combine a few hypnotic techniques with their tricks, as anything intended to increase the person’s reaction to suggestion and/or direction in the context of entertainment requires a License/Permission under the 1952 Hypnotism Act. 

NOW TAKE A LOOK AT THE REVIEW OF THE 1952 HYPNOTISM ACT AS PUBLISHED IN 1996 

http://www.popan.org.uk/policy/documents/ReviewofHypnotismAct1952.pdf 

Private performances 

12. There was some support for extending regulatory powers to cover private performances, but the vast majority of respondents thought the current legislation sufficient. Any attempt to regulate private performances would run into difficulties of definition as well as enforcement and, given the low level of risk identified by the

Review, we can see no justification for it. 

*Although that was stated in the 1996 Amended Guidelines & Model Conditions to be attached to the 1952 Hypnotism Act, the truth is that the Licensing Act 2003 now regulates all licensed premises that serve alcohol.

And arguably the wording of the Licensing Act 2003 is such that some legal licensing authorities could (and have stated or implied they would) interpret such new wording in the Licensing Act 2003 as giving them the power to stop Hypnosis Shows in Private Members Clubs unless a License/permission is obtained as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act. Now admittedly the 52 Act says Private Members clubs are exempt, but it could be interpreted by some that the Licensing Act 2003 in conjunction with this overrules that and means they can now stop shows in Private Members clubs if such permission/license has not been sought. 

*Even if this were to still stand as it was (and that’s open to legal interpretation) any entertainer (not Just Hypnotists) would require a proper Written Risk Assessment in place prior to attending at the venue and then also by law would have to complete a venue specific risk assessment on arrival and in conjunction with this hold the correct “in Trance” Public Liability Insurance Cover, otherwise they could get Legal Action taken against them under Duty of Care and Health & Safety Executive Laws & Rulings, along with normal Business Trading Laws.

 Section 4(n): the additional sentence in brackets makes it clear that the

Hypnotist should not treat any problems beyond offering general reassurance and confirmation that all suggestions have been removed.   

*This means that the Street Hypnotists who are helping people to stop smoking and cure phobias etc in conjunction with doing their hand sticks, rigid arm and other so called amusing stunts are also breaking another section of the regulations as hypnotherapy of any kind should not be given in conjunction with an entertainment form of hypnosis.

 Insurance 

(c) The performance shall be covered to a reasonable level by public

Liability insurance. The hypnotist must provide evidence of this to the

Local authority if requested; and it must be available for inspection at

the performance; 

*This insurance must clearly state in the policy wording that it covers the hypnotist and his volunteers during the time they are “in trance” – “Hypnotised” or reacting to “suggestions” otherwise it does not cover them and the license/permission should not be granted by the Council. 

*You’ll note that such insurance cover should be available for inspection at the performance, so before you let any Street Hypnotist mess with your mind, ask for proof that they have their insurance cover with them and check that the policy states it covers for entertainment stage and street hypnosis for indoors and outdoors venues whilst the volunteers are in trance and/or reacting to suggestions, otherwise its not worth the paper its printed on. 

*Most Street/Stage Hypnotists cannot afford the correct insurance cover given that the only Policies they are aware of are the ones offered to Members of The Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists (FESH) and also to members of The Equity Register of Stage Hypnotists, and finally an independent events policy, all 3 of these cost between £700 to £1,000 a year for the correct “in trance” cover which is sufficient to get licenses granted by Councils and also to cover them legally for their activities. 

*The above is now a very feeble excuse for not getting the correct insurance cover as I have recently secured such a Policy which gives Five Million Pounds Public Liability Insurance Cover for both indoors and outdoors venues anywhere in England (UK) and Europe and has a policy that is correctly worded so that you a) can get licenses easily granted from UK Councils and b) Are covered Legally in all Correct manners for your activities.  

*Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH7xyqp8oiI and then you’d also be well advised to check out this short video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg 

*And check out details of the Worlds Only Home Study Course which covers EVERYTHING that people need to know in order to be 100% Legal, Lawful, Licensed, Insured, Ethical & Safe as a Stage and/or Street Hypnotist here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=252506921&blogId=536692407

 *Even if the 1952 Hypnotism Act was not in force or relevant, the majority of UK Street & Stage Hypnotists would still be breaking normal trading laws by having no public liability insurance. Indeed if Trading Standards knocked on their doors they would not have a legal leg to stand on regardless of 1952 act which doesn’t come in to it as they legally need the correct and proper insurance full stop to trade/sell any service or anything in UK (and same applies in many other Countries around world as I understand it).  Now I know many UK Street/Stage Hypnotists will say but I do it for free so that does not apply to me, but given that many of you work using Hypnosis methods with Magic and Mentalism or also work making money from NLP and/or Hypnotherapy it does actually apply to you. So whether you wish to abide by the 1952 Hypnotism Act (which by law you should) you still need the correct insurance cover in place. 

*This also means you still need a proper Written Risk Assessment (Health and Safety Executive Approved Standard) for your activities and a venue specific risk assessment when you arrive at each individual venue and these written records must be kept on file for several years as per UK Health & Safety Laws. But guess what? The vast majority of UK Street & Stage Hypnotists do not have such in place are so are BREAKING THE LAW (and that’s not just Hypnosis laws, its Health & Safety Laws, Duty of Care Laws and Possibly Negligence Laws etc)  

 Treatment of audience and subjects 

(f) before starting the performance the hypnotist shall make a statement

to the audience, in a serious manner, identifying those groups of

people who should not volunteer to participate in it; explaining what

volunteers might be asked to perform; informing the audience of the

possible risks from embarrassment or anxiety; and emphasising that

subjects may cease to participate at any time they wish. The following

is a suggested statement, which might be amended as necessary to

suit individual styles so long as the overall message remains the same: 

“I shall be looking for volunteers aged over 18 who are willing to be

hypnotised and participate in the show. Anyone who comes forward

should be prepared to take part in a range of entertaining hypnotic

suggestions but can be assured that they will not be asked to do

anything which is indecent, offensive or harmful. Volunteers need to

be in normal physical and mental health and I must ask that no-one

volunteers if they have a history of mental illness, are under the

influence of alcohol or other drugs or are pregnant.”  

*It is clear from the numerous videos on you-tube where these Illegal UK Street Hypnotists just approach random strangers on the street and in bars etc that such a “Pre-Talk” and safety warning does not take place the majority of the time and that’s potentially putting the volunteers and general public in danger. 

*You’ll see loads of example videos on you-tube of these people hypnotising others whilst they themselves are under the influence of alcohol and whilst the volunteers are clearly under the influence as well, just search terms such as “hypno-attack” – “Street Hypnosis” – “Impromptu hypnosis” and related terms and the evidence is there for all to see. 

(ii) any suggestion that the subject has lost something (eg, a body

part) which, if it really occurred, could cause considerable

distress;    

*Again Search You-Tube and you’ll see examples of UK Wannabe Street Hypnotists breaking this rule. 

(k) the performance shall not include giving hypnotherapy or any other

form of treatment; 

*Again search the You-Tube and Social Media Sites and you will see videos of UK Street Hypnotists breaking this rule also. 

(I) all hypnotised subjects shall remain in the presence of the hypnotist

and in the room where the performance takes place until all hypnotic

suggestions have been removed; 

*Refer back to the link given earlier and you’ll remember that I myself along with other colleagues witnessed Anthony Jacquin let a hypnotised (under age) individual leave his sight and indeed let them go outside of the building where they could have come to serious harm, injury and even potentially death. 

*Just go and be a spy on the wall at any illegal Hypnosis Meet Up Group and you’ll see this rule which is common sense Health and Safety being broken on a regular basis. 

m) all hypnotic or post-hypnotic suggestions shall be completely removed

from the minds of the subjects and the audience before the

performance ends. All hypnotised subjects shall have the suggestions

removed both individually and collectively and the hypnotist shall

confirm with each of them that they feel well and relaxed (the

Restriction on post-hypnotic suggestions does not prevent the hypnotist

telling subjects that they will feel well and relaxed after the suggestions

are removed); 

*Just do your research and look for the videos that are already out there, this common sense rule is broken on a regular basis. 

(M) the hypnotist shall remain available for at least 30 minutes after the

show to help deal with any problems which might arise. (Such help

might take the form of reassurance in the event of headaches or

giddiness but this condition does not imply that the hypnotist is an

appropriate person to treat anyone who is otherwise unwell.) 

*Again this is commonsense Health and Safety, and professional Stage Hypnotists such as myself do indeed abide by this. However the growing band of street hypnotists usually either walk off and leave the volunteer or the volunteer leaves the venue or location shortly afterwards, making it possible for them to seek any help and aftercare they may need due to the side effects which can (and do) occur on odd occasions after being hypnotised. 

AND THEY ARE JUST OF THE FEW RULES & LAWS THAT ALL UK HYPNOTISTS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY FOR SO CALLED STAGE & STREET HYPNOSIS 

(1952 Act) – http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1952/cukpga_19520046_en_1 

(1996 Updates) – http://www.popan.org.uk/policy/documents/ReviewofHypnotismAct1952.pdf 

And of Course there are the implications of The Licensing Act 2003, Health And Safety Laws, Trading Laws, Local Bye-Laws, Other Entertainment Laws and well the list goes on and on but they are all covered and taught in depth on this Legal, Lawful & Safe Hypnosis Course:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg 

SOME FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE UK STREET HYPNOSIS SITUATION CAN BE SEEN IN THESE SHORT TRAINING VIDEO’S – PLEASE NOTE THESE ONLY COVER A TINY PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO BE TRULY LEGAL – LAWFUL – LICENSED – INSURED & ABOVE ALL ELSE ETHICAL & SAFE. 

(PART TWELVE IS BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO TO WATCH) 

Part One – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghz0dY1Jwd0 

Part Two – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECVQZ9ISzHA&feature=related 

Part Three – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WelK50NwzOI&feature=related 

Part Four – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l3L9QgUW0o&feature=related 

Part Five – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ9Y4PafJ7c&feature=related 

Part Six – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADx3f3hRVl4&feature=related 

Part Seven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoB1_T2T2og&feature=related 

Part Eight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdyid0CExlw&feature=related 

Part Nine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vhkUi2KYg&feature=related 

Part Ten – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZP9C3NND8&feature=related 

Part Eleven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iseZGbc2tLI&feature=related 

PART TWELVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg

WARNING – Whether you are operating Legally under the 1952 Hypnotism Act or Using Lawful Loopholes to perform hypnosis, you still need (DUE TO OTHER NON HYPNOSIS LAWS) The Correct Public Liability Insurance Cover and Risk Assessments and other legal obligations and the only course which teaches all of these correctly and in-depth is – http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=252506921&blogId=536692407 

That’s right the MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO FOR YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO IS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg 

In the meantime here is more proof both from Central Government and various Local UK Council Licensing Legal Enforcement Units which illustrates beyond doubt that Street Hypnosis and Impromptu Hypnosis, is along with Stage Hypnosis covered under the 1952 Hypnotism Act and Licensing Act 2003 etc whether it takes place indoors or outdoors on the street… 

NOW TAKE A LOOK AT JUST A FEW EXAMPLE’S OF THE NUMEROUS REPLIES (HUNDREDS OF THEM) THAT I GOT FROM UK LICENSING LEGAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT’S CONFIRMING THAT STREET & STAGE HYPNOSIS IS ILLEGAL IN UK WITHOUT CORRECT LICENSES – INSURANCE ETC  

FIRSTLY TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LETTER FROM GOVERNMENT WHICH CONFIRMS THAT LICENSING LAWS APPLY TO THE STREET HYPNOTIST’S DOING STUFF ON THE STREET AS WELL AS THOSE DOING STUFF IN PUBS & CLUBS ETC 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114103275276649&ref=ts#!/topic.php?uid=114103275276649&topic=56   

NEXT TAKE A LOOK AT THE FEW EXAMPLE REPLIES AT THIS LINK: 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114103275276649&ref=ts#!/topic.php?uid=114103275276649&topic=51  

AND MORE EXAMPLE REPLIES FROM COUNCIL’S HERE 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114103275276649&ref=ts#!/topic.php?uid=114103275276649&topic=41  

TAUNTON DEANE COUNCIL REPLY 

Dear Jonathan 

Please see below for our response on the queries raised in your email: 

1) Yes – anyone wishing to conduct a performance of hypnotism in a licensed 

premises would require written authorisation from the Council.

2) Anyone requesting authorisation would need to provide proof of insurance

and also proof that they are a member of a Professional Body, such as the

Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists (FESH.)

3) The town centre of Taunton benefits from a Premises Licence which

includes the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of alcohol.

If someone wished to perform hypnotism within the are covered by the

Premises Licence, they would require permission from the licence holder, the

Taunton Town Centre Company and also write to the Council to request

authorisation to perform. As the town centre is a licensed premises it is

likely that such a request would be granted.

4) Each case would be based on it’s own individual merits.

5) They would need permission from the Taunton Town Centre Company to

perform with the benefit of the Premises Licence.

6) None, although a letter may be sent under some circumstances.

7) We would contact the Taunton Town Centre Company and advise accordingly.

Kind regards

John Rendell

Licensing Officer

The Licensing Unit

 

ALLERDALE COUNCIL REPLY

 

F10.00128 – Freedom of Information request response

01) Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers

hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your

locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations

should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending to

be involved in such demonstrations?

 

Yes.

 

02) Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such

a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the correct

public liability insurance cover?

 

Allerdale Borough Council require any performer to provide proof of public liability

insurance.

 

03) Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety risks

and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you would grant

such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to hypnotists whose

intention is to stand on the street and in public places demonstrating

their skills?

 

Allerdale Borough Council would consider any application for exhibition,

demonstration or performance of hypnotism on its own merits.

 

04) Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to ensure

that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of so called Street

hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take place

in your locality?

 

Allerdale Borough Council would investigate all allegations of unlicensed performers.

Each case would be considered on its own merits.

 

05) Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as

busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed,

uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in your

area?

 

No such bye laws exist in Allerdale Borough Council.

 

06) Further could you please clarify what action you would take against

people who have already illegally broken this act of parliament. For

example if I were to provide you with video evidence (posted by the

guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their own account)

along with links to websites where these people have advertised their

intention of going to certain towns and doing these mass Street

Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then finally have also

boasted on websites that they got away with breaking the law. Given all

that kind of evidence and contact details for the guilty hypnotist, would

you press charges and instigate the £1,000 fine against these people as

per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and amendments.

 

We would consider all information given to us regarding unlicensed performances,

exhibitions or demonstrations. All information received would be considered by the

Licensing Department and appropriate action considered.

 

07) Next could you also please confirm on a different note, what action

you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist

intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or

venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under the

1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide proof of

holding the correct insurance cover?

 

We would contact the Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor

and inform them of the requirements of the Hypnotism Act 1952. As insurance is part

of the application procedure, permission would not be granted if insurance could not

be provided.

 

08) Further could you please advise on whether section 5 of the 1952

Hypnotism Act is a sufficient loophole to allow these people to lawfully

and Legally claim that they are presenting such demonstrations for

“Scientific and Research Purposes”; for clarity lets imagine that they

film all of Their demonstrations and also get all participants to complete

a Research Questionnaire to collect data on the effects and responses

to Hypnosis and Lets imagine that they have already published findings

of their previous research and as such it seems credible that they intend

to and will publish the findings of their current research. Does this

mean that they can claim that Section 5 of the 1952 Hypnotism Act

makes them exempt from the need to apply for permission under the

1952 Hypnotism Act?

 

We would investigate all allegations of unlicensed performers and consider those

performances, exhibitions or demonstrations on their own merits. All details would

have to be examined and advice sought prior to making a decision on these points.

 

09) Could you please clarify what the legal position is with regards to

those who claim that Hypnosis does not exist and that what they

demonstrate is merely “hypnotic Style phenomena” which looks like

what people call hypnosis but does not involve anyone being in any

trance state or being hypnotised. These people tend to call themselves

Psychological Illusionists or Mind Magicians and I have heard it claimed

that because they can prove (so they say) that they never hypnotise

anyone, that as such their standard Equity Insurance Cover is all that

they need for their act and they do not need to apply to councils for any

form of permission? Is this correct after all I know the standard Equity

cover ends at the moment you place people into trance/hypnosis, but if

as they claim they don’t place anyone into trance or hypnotise them and

rather just duplicate the effects by other means which, they claim they

can prove then would they indeed be covered for their activities with

their standard Equity Membership insurance but would they still need

permission from the council under 1952 Hypnotism Act?

 

We would investigate all allegations of unlicensed performers and consider those

performances, exhibitions or demonstrations on their own merits. All details would

have to be examined and advice sought prior to making a decision on these points.

 

10) And finally Could you please advise what your Councils Licensing

Departments position would be on those people who state that all

hypnosis is self-hypnosis and due to the fact that the Hypnotism Act

1952 does not prohibit self-hypnosis some people claim that this means

they do not need any form of permission from the Council for their

demonstrations to take place?

 

We would investigate all allegations of unlicensed performers and consider those

performances, exhibitions or demonstrations on their own merits. All details would

have to be examined and advice sought prior to making a decision on these points

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE IS ALSO A COPY OF THE EXACT LETTER SENT OUT TO ALL 450+ UK COUNCIL LICENSING LEGAL ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS – ALL OF THE REPLIES I RECEIVED FROM THEM FORM PART OF THIS PACKAGE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJd1b_hojeg

 

WORTHING COUNCIL REPLY

 

Dear Mr Royle

In response to your questionaire

1) Yes

2) Yes

3) No

4) Enforcement action might include prosecution but the council will consider each case on its own merit. A formal caution is usually issued for a first offence except on occasions when there is an imminent risk to health and/or safety, or a blatant disregard of the law. An individual will normally be given the opportunity to comply with legislative requirements before formal action is considered by the Authority. 

5) No

6) See Answer No 4

7) Caution the performer (and venue operator if applicable) prior to the show and take the appropriate action if that caution were ignored.

8) No

9)  We have not sought legal opinion on this matter – if the situation arises locally we would do so 

10) We would not accept this as a blanket position but would examine each case on its merits.  

Regards

Simon Jones
Licensing Inspector
Worthing Borough Council

 

 

AMBER VALLEY COUNCIL REPLY:

01) Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending to be involved in such demonstrations? Yes – a full application should be made to the Council.

02) Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the correct public liability insurance cover? Yes – confirmation of public liability is required.

03) Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety risks and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you would grant such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to hypnotists whose intention is to stand on the street and in public places demonstrating their skills? The Council has to treat each application on its own merits and full details of the application would need to be ascertained before a final decision is made.

04) Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstartions of so called Street hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take place in your locality?  The Council has to treat each case on its own merits.  It would investigate the circumstances of the case, remind the person concerned of the offences set out in the 1952 Act and warn of the possibility of prosecution.

05) Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed, uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in your area? None

06) Further could you please clarify what action you would take against people who have already illegally broken this act of parliment. For example if I were to provide you with video evidence (posted by the guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their own account) along with links to websites where these people have advertised their intention of going to certain towns and doing these mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then finally have also boasted on websites that they got away with breaking the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details for the guility hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000 fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and ammendments.The Council has to treat each case on its own merits.  It would investigate the circumstances of the case and would consider the Code for Crown Prosecutors before deciding whether to prosecute, issue a caution, issue a warning or take no action.

07) Finally could you also please confirm on a different note, what action you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under the 1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide proof of holding  the correct insurance cover?The Council has to treat each case on its own merits.  It would investigate the circumstances of the case and would consider the Code for Crown Prosecutors before deciding whether to prosecute, issue a caution, issue a warning or take no action.

ANGUS COUNCIL REPLY:

Dear Mr Royle 

Thank you for your email concerning the application of the Hypnotism Act 1952 by Angus Council.  

As each case is dependant on its individual circumstances, I can only comment that Angus Council would expect all public exhibitions, demonstrations or performances of hypnotism within its area, to have been authorised by the Council, unless they are exempt in terms of the Hypnotism Act.  

The Council may grant an authorisation which is specific to one exhibition, demonstration or performance or general authorisation under the terms of a licence issued by the Council for places of public amusement or public entertainment. In the absence of a general authorisation, whether each ‘performer’ would require to apply for a separate licence will depend on the nature of what is proposed. It is envisaged however that one licensed exhibition, demonstration or performance may involve more than one performer. 

With regard to the location of exhibitions, demonstrations or performances of hypnotism, Angus Council has no policy limiting the places where such demonstrations may take place. However being required to consider each application on its merits, the proposed location would be given consideration by the Council in determining applications before them. This would include applications in relation to premises with an alcohol licence, or streets. 

There are no local bye laws in Angus to restrict hypnotism. 

I can advise that Angus Council require applications under the Hypnotism Act to be accompanied by confirmation of public liability insurance cover. 

Measures providing for enforcement of the legislation are also dependent on the circumstances of the particular case, however, as you may be aware the Act gives any Police Constable power to enter any premises where entertainment is held if he or she “has reasonable cause to believe that an act is being done or may be done in contravention” of the Act.  In the scenarios you have suggested where offences are committed in breach of the legislation we would expect the Police to take any appropriate action. 

As you are aware there is an exemption in the Act for demonstrations for “scientific and research purposes”.  Whether a particular demonstration is for scientific and research purposes, is a matter of interpretation and ultimately for the courts. You may therefore wish to obtain independent legal advice.   

As Angus Council’s role is as Licensing Authority I am unable to comment as to the legal position concerning those who claim that hypnosis does not exist.  However as the Hypnotism Act is to regulate the demonstration of “hypnotic phenomena” for the purposes of public entertainment and as public exhibitions, demonstrations and performances of hypnosis on any living person therefore require to be licensed,  Angus Council would expect all such events within its area to be appropriately authorised.   

I hope that the above sufficiently answers your queries. 

Kind regards.  

Jennifer Burns

Solicitor

Corporate Services Department

Angus Council

AYLESBURY VALE COUNCIL REPLY

Dear Jonathan

Thank you for your e mail.

We at Aylesbury Vale have little experience of the Hypnotism Act. The last licensed performance we dealt with was in 2004 at our Civic Centre. I will however attempt to answer your questions as follows.

  1. Hypnosis is not a licensable activity under the Licensing Act 2003 and therefore the Premises Licence would not authorise it. The enabling legislation is the Hypnotism Act.
  2. We would expect the performer to have public liability insurance.
  3. Recalling the standards required for the few performances we have authorised, my intuition is that a ‘random’ street performance would not be appropriate.
  4. Any enforcement action this Council would take would depend on the facts and circumstances and the evidential and public interest tests in relation to a prosecution.
  5. There are no local bye laws.
  6. I would refer you to my answer to question 4. However we also have to consider whether offences under the Hypnotism Act are time limited as are most offences.
  7. Again I would refer to my answer to question 4.
  8. It is difficulty to comment on hypothetical scenarios. Each case would have to be dealt with on its own merits.
  9. I do not know what the legal position is in respect to those that claim it does not exist. Again each case would have to be dealt with on its own merits.
  10. I would refer to my previous answer.

regards

Peter Seal

Licensing Services Manager

BARROW COUNCIL REPLY

In response to your questions I have the following answers, unfortunately we have not had any dealings with hypnotists for a few years & am unaware of any performances taking place in the area apart from at premises which carried over their PEL conditions onto their Licensing Act 2003 licences which included standard conditions relating to hypnotism.

1.    Yes

2.    Yes

3.    Not grant

4.    In line with enforcement policy

5.    None

6.    Initially warning – if continue to flaunt – prosecution

7.    If aware of event prior to date – contact establishment & warn of need for licence – make sure appropriate permission in place or event not allowed

8.    Unsure

9.    Unsure

10    Unsure

I hope this information is of use to you

Phil Newton (Commercial Services Team Leader) 

(Refer to The Copy of Letter I sent them earlier in this posting to see what their answers mean, ultimately though they confirm that everything I have said earlier is correct)

BASILDON COUNCIL REPLY

Dear Mr Royle

In response to your e-mail enquiry about licensing of hypnotism, I would respond to your questions as follows.  I have attached a copy of the application for consent which incorporates the standard conditions and clarifies when a license would be necessary:        

I would agree with your suggested answers to Q 1) and 2).

With respect to your other questions, any potential breach of the legislation (including failure to obtain a license for a licensable activity) would be investigated to determine whether the law has in fact been contravened.  Each case would need to be considered on its “merits”.  If an incident arose where the interpretation of the legislation was open to question, we would look to seek further legal advice at that time, specific to that case, which would have regard to any relevant case law.

If we became aware of any of the activities to which you refer in the Basildon district, we would of course investigate them to determine whether further action is appropriate.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Glover   

BOSTON COUNCIL REPLY

In response to your recent email regarding hypnotism, I advise you as follows:

  1. Yes, no person shall give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism unless the Local Authority has authorised the activity.  The Hypnotism Act 1952 does not define “any place” beyond it being a place to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise, and therefore this could include a place which is outdoors.  Under the Licensing Act 2003 ‘any place’ includes places outdoors.

 

  1. When a request is submitted for permission to perform confirmation that the Hypnotist is in possession of appropriate Public Liability Insurance is required.

 

  1. This council does not have a formal policy on this.  Each application is considered on its own merits. When making any decision regard is given to guidance provided in the relevant Home Office Circulars

 

  1. This would be dealt with on a proactive basis should such a situation arise.  Any action taken would be in accordance with this Council’s Enforcement Policy. 

 

  1. There are no local bylaws with respect to this within this Council’s area.

 

  1. Any evidence submitted would need to be considered and evaluated in accordance with our Corporate Enforcement Policy and Public Interest Test which is applied to all potential prosecutions.

 

  1. Each case would be considered on its own merits in accordance with the Council’s Corporate Enforcement Policy.  Options could include both formal and informal advice as well as prosecution if thought to be in the public interest.

 

  1. This council does not have a formal policy on this.  Each application is considered on its own merits.

 

  1. This council does not have a formal policy on this.  This is not a situation which has arisen within this Councils area.  Should such a situation arise then this council may consider it appropriate to clarify the legal position in regard to this circumstance.

 

  1. This council does not have a formal policy on this.  This is not a situation which has arisen within this Councils area.  Should such a situation arise then this council may consider it appropriate investigate this opinion further.

CANTERBURY COUNCIL REPLY

Good morning,

In response to your request of 12 April our licensing manager has provided

the following answers for Canterbury City Council:

01)  Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers hypnosis

demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your locality and

agree that a permission to present such demonstrations should be sought by

each individual hypnotist involved and intending to be involved in such

demonstrations?

YES

02)  Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such a

permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the correct public

liability insurance cover?

YES

03)  Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety risks and

the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you would grant such a

permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to hypnotists whose intention is to

stand on the street and in public places demonstrating their skills?

NO GRANT

04)  Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to ensure

that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of so called Street hypnosis in

contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take place in your locality?

PROSECUTION

05)  Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as

busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed, uninsured

and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in your area?

NO BYE LAWS

06)  Further could you please clarify what action you would take against

people who have already illegally broken this act of parliament. For example

if I were to provide you with video evidence (posted by the guilty street

hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their own account) along with links to

websites where these people have advertised their intention of going to

certain towns and doing these mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention

of the law and then finally have also boasted on websites that they got away

with breaking the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details

for the guilty hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000

fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and amendments.

            WE WOULD GATHER THE EVIDENCE WITH A VIEW TO ENFORCING THE ACT

APPROPRIATELY

07)  Next could you also please confirm on a different note, what action you

would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist intending to

perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or venue in your area

who had not applied for the correct license under the 1952 hypnotism act and

even if they did were unable to provide proof of holding  the correct

insurance cover?

DEAL WITH THE PREMISES LICENCE HOLDER AND ADVISE

08)  Further could you please advise on whether section 5 of the 1952

Hypnotism Act is a sufficient loophole to allow these people to lawfully and

Legally claim that they are presenting such demonstrations for “Scientific

and Research Purposes” – for clarity lets imagine that they film all of

Their demonstrations and also get all participants to complete a Research

Questionnaire to collect data on the effects and responses to Hypnosis and

lets imagine that they have already published findings of their previous

research and as such it seems credible that they intend to and will publish

the findings of their current research.  Does this mean that they can claim

that Section 5 of the 1952 Hypnotism Act  makes them exempt from the need to

apply for permission under the 1952 Hypnotism Act?

EACH CASE WOULD BE TREATED ON ITS MERITS ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION

RECEIVED

09)  Could you please clarify what the legal position is with regards to

those who claim that Hypnosis does not exist and that what they demonstrate

is merely “hypnotic Style phenomena” which looks like what people call

hypnosis but does not involve anyone being in any trance state or being

hypnotised. These people tend to call themselves Psychological Illusionists

or Mind Magicians and I have heard it claimed that because they can prove

(so they say) that they never hypnotise anyone, that as such their standard

Equity Insurance Cover is all that they need for their act and they do not

need to apply to councils for any form of permission? Is this correct after

all I know the standard Equity cover ends at the moment you place people

into trance/hypnosis, but if as they claim they don’t place anyone into

trance or hypnotise them and rather just duplicate the effects by other

means which, they claim they can prove then would they indeed be covered for

their activities with their standard Equity Membership insurance but would

they still need permission from the council under 1952 Hypnotism Act?

            FOLLOWING THE GATHERING OF EVIDENCE IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF

LEGAL ADVICE.  ULTIMATELY IT MIGHT BE FOR  THE  COURTS TO DECIDE.

10)  And finally Could you please advise what your Councils Licensing

Departments position would be on those people who state that all hypnosis is

self-hypnosis and due to the fact that the Hypnotism Act 1952 does not

prohibit self-hypnosis some people claim that this means they do not need

any form of permission from the Council for their demonstrations to take

place?

AS WITH THE ANSWER TO QUESTION (09) IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF GATHERING

EVIDENCE AND TAKING LEGAL ADVICE.  EACH CASE MUST BE TREATED ON ITS OWN

MERITS.

 If you are unhappy with the way your enquiry has been dealt with, you may

ask for an internal review through the council’s ‘comments and complaints

scheme’, by e-mailing customer.services@canterbury.gov.uk or by following

the procedure set out in the council’s website page.  Alternatively you can

telephone Matthew Archer on 01227 862 175 or Janet Taylor on 01227 862 017.

If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal to

the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.

Thank you

Jennifer Coltham

Assistant Departmental Support Manager,

Canterbury City Council

CARDIFF COUNCIL REPLY

I refer to you email of 12 April 2010 concerning entertainments involving the performance of hypnotism.  The responses to your numbered questions are:

1.                   The 1952 Act provides a scheme for controlling demonstrations of hypnotism at places which are licensed for the provision of public entertainment and at other places (eg Outdoors) and requires persons wishing to provide an entertainment involving the exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism to be authorised for the purpose by the local authority.

2.                   The standard conditions imposed by Cardiff Council on such permissions require the performance to be covered by a reasonable level of public liability insurance.

3.                   Each application is dealt with on its merits.

4.                   The licensing authority deals with all licensing contraventions in accordance with its published enforcement policy. The policy is available on the Council website.

5.                   The authority has not adopted any local byelaws which would provide any form of control over this type of entertainment.

6.                   All complaints would be investigated and dealt with in accordance with our enforcement policy.

7.                   The authority would provide advice and guidance to all those wishing to provide entertainment of this nature.

I hope this information is of assistance.

Paul Shone

CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL REPLY

 

Dear Sirs,

I refer to your email of the 21st April 2010.  Unfortunately we do not appear to have received your original email of the 12th April 2010.

In reply to your questions please see below;

1. Yes.  All acts of hypnotism require authorization from the Licensing Authority and standard conditions have been adopted to attach to all applications.  

 
2. Yes, the conditions attached to the application for authorization request that the hypnotist shall be covered to a reasonable level of public liability insurance and that’s he provides proof of this.

3. We haven’t received any such applications but any such application would have to be looked at on its own individual merits.

4.Any legal action/enforcement against a performance would depend on the individual circumstances of a case.

5.Chesterfield Borough Council does not have any byelaws in relation to busking etc.

6.Each individual case would need to be accessed on its own merits.

7. If information was received about an intended performance that had not received authorization the Licensing section would contact the premises advertising the event to advise that the artist required authorization.  Proof of insurance is required as part of the application for authorization process.         

8.  An individuals claims and evidence of that claim would need to be considered and each case considered in its own right.

9. An individual application would need to be considered in its own right.

10. Each case would need to be considered in its own right as to the performance and the circumstances under which it was being given.

Thank you
Grace
      
 
Grace Dowson
Senior Licensing Officer
Environmental Services

DONCASTER COUCNIL REPLY

In response to your request I have added my responses below

01) Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers

hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your

locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations

should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending

to be involved in such demonstrations?

Reply  Yes

02) Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such

a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the

correct public liability insurance cover?

Reply  Yes

03) Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety

risks and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you

would grant such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to

hypnotists whose intention is to stand on the street and in public

places demonstrating their skills?

Reply No, permission would be granted

04) Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to

ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstartions of so called

Street hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take

place in your locality?

Rely We would look at what legal action could be taken and where possible take that action

05) Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as

busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed,

uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in

your area?

Reply  Busking is covered by licensing of such performances and in my opinion Hypnotism would not be covered by such permission

06) Further could you please clarify what action you would take

against people who have already illegally broken this act of

parliment. For example if I were to provide you with video evidence

(posted by the guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their

own account) along with links to websites where these people have

advertised their intention of going to certain towns and doing these

mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then

finally have also boasted on websites that they got away with breaking

the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details for the

guility hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000

fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and

ammendments.

Reply The Authority will always look at information it receives whereby there are legal breaches and where evidence is sufficient consider taking action.

07) Finally could you also please confirm on a different note, what

action you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist

intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or

venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under

the 1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide

proof of holding  the correct insurance cover?

Reply The Authority would look as I have said at any options open to them including the possible breach of the Licensing Act and take action against the Premises licence holder

Harold Hudson

Licensing Manager

Regulation and Enforcement

Doncaster Council

EXETER COUNCIL REPLY

 

Hello and good afternoon

Although not identified as a FOI request my response in line with those procedures and the answers you require are as below:

1) Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending to be involved in such demonstrations?

The premises in which the display is to take place has to either have a premise licence or a club premise certificate, issued under the Licensing Act 2003, in force and that the person giving the display has to apply to the Licensing Authority for consent to give that display.

2) Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the correct public liability insurance cover?

What is required in an application which includes Public Liability Insurance can be found at this  link :
http://www.exeter.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12379
we have to date only received one application some 10 years ago and in a Public Entertainment licensed premises. That matter and any others that may be received would always be placed before the Licensing Committee for their decision. Such a decision would be made on the basis of the evidence submitted at the time of the application.

3) Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety risks and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you would grant such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to hypnotists whose intention is to stand on the street and in public places demonstrating their skills?

As per item 2, these matters are always placed before the Licensing Committee for their decision. Such a decision would be made on the basis of the evidence submitted at the time of the application.

4) Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of so called Street hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take place in your locality?

We would respond accordingly to any complaints received as we would with any other regulatory regime. However no complaints of the type you refer to have ever been reported to the Licensing authority.

05) Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed, uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in your area?

There are no local by-laws relating to street trading enacted within Exeter City Council.

6) Further could you please clarify what action you would take against people who have already illegally broken this act of parliment. For example if I were to provide you with video evidence (posted by the guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their own account) along with links to websites where these people have advertised their intention of going to certain towns and doing these mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then finally have also boasted on websites that they got away with breaking the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details for the guility hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000 fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and ammendments.

Any evidence submitted would need to be evaluated by our Licensing Solicitor and a decision made to its usefulness and the public interest merits (if any) of pursuing the case from that point.

7) Finally could you also please confirm on a different note, what action you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under the 1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide proof of holding the correct insurance cover?

Any action taken would be as per the Department’s Enforcement Protocols and options could include both formal and informal action up to and including prosecution if thought to be in the public interest. The option taken would depend on the circumstances of the case at hand.

Ian Ley

Principal Licensing Officer

LANCASTER COUNCIL REPLY

 

Mr Royle

Any performance of hypnotism that was to be carried out in the Lacaster City Council District, wouuld have to be licensed under the Hypnotism Act 1952.  All applications would be considered by the licensing committee, and all performers would have to provide proof of the appropriate insurance.  Appropriate enforcement action would be taken against anyone who provides any form of public entertainment without fiirst obtaining the correct licence.

Regards

Wendy Peck

MILTON KEYENES COUNCIL REPLY

 

Mr Royle,

Thank you for you recent email regarding the above.

I will try to answer all the questions but please feel free to contact me

should you require any further details.

The Hypnotism Act 1952 covers demonstrations of hypnotism in premises that

are licensed for entertainment under the Licensing Act 2003, in addition to

the licence permitting regulated entertainment we would also require an

application for a licence under the Hypnotism Act.

One of the conditions of the grant of a licence under the Hypnotism Act is

that the performer is covered by public liability insurance.

If an application is made to licence a demonstration of hypnotism at a place

that is not licensed for regulated entertainment under the licensing Act as

per the Hypnotism Act 1952 s2(1)we may authorise the exhibition,

demonstration or performance as long as those consulted do not have any

objections.

Should we receive any information that a licence holder has not complied

with the conditions of the licence for example not having public liability

insurance then we would carry out an investigation and consider taking

formal action which could include formal warnings or prosecution but

obviously this would be determined on a case to case basis.

Here in Milton Keynes the only bye laws that may be relevant relate to

street trading these cover the provision of goods and services.

Should we receive information about unlicensed performances both in licensed

and unlicensed premises we would deal with this on a case to case basis and

would require sufficient evidence which would normally include officers

witnessing the breach, formal action including prosecution would be

considered.

I hope this answers all your queries.

Many Thanks

Claire Firmin

Licensing Officer

NORTH DEVON COUNCIL REPLY

 

01)  Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending to be involved in such demonstrations?

Agree – No person shall give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any living person at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise, at any place unless the controlling authority have authorised that exhibition, demonstration or performance under Section 2.

02)  Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the correct public liability insurance cover?

 

North Devon Council would not grant an authorisation unless the hypnotist held appropriate insurance cover. This is a condition of authorisations granted by the Council and information is required on applying for an authorisation as to the insurance company, policy number, period and extent of cover etc. (Conditions approved by Council’s Executive 9th February 2010).

 

03)  Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety risks and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you would grant such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to hypnotists whose intention is to stand on the street and in public places demonstrating their skills?

 

All applications are judged on their own merits. Whilst the Council never has and is extremely unlikely to grant an hypnotism authorisation for a street situation or public place due to obvious concerns, it is not possible to state a blanket ban on this type of application.

Determination would be largely dependent on the public place applied for, its character, whether there was some form of road closure in place/prevention of access by members of the public, physical arrangements etc.

 

04)  Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of so called Street hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take place in your locality?

 

Enforcement action would be taken based again on individual circumstances and evidence gained on investigation by Council Officers. The Council’s Corporate and Departmental Enforcement Policies would be applied and if examining whether to instigate prosecution evidential and public interest tests would be applied.

05)  Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed, uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in your area?

There are no Council by-laws enforced by the Licensing Team which would cover this area. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary may well have some form of regulation which covers busking however. 

 

06)  Further could you please clarify what action you would take against people who have already illegally broken this act of parliament. For example if I were to provide you with video evidence (posted by the guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their own account) along with links to websites where these people have advertised their intention of going to certain towns and doing these mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then finally have also boasted on websites that they got away with breaking the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details for the guilty hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000 fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and amendments.

 

Action taken would depend on the evidence provided, witness credibility, time-scales elapsed etc. As with the question 04 above enforcement would again be based on the individual merits of the case/ evidence provided, and would be undertaken in line with the Council’s enforcement policies. Fines are determined by the Courts.

 

07)  Next could you also please confirm on a different note, what action you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under the 1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide proof of holding  the correct insurance cover?

 

As per Questions 04 and 06 above, enforcement action would be dependent on the individual circumstances of a particular investigation, and would be in line with the Council’s enforcement policies.

 

08)  Further could you please advise on whether section 5 of the 1952 Hypnotism Act is a sufficient loophole to allow these people to lawfully and legally claim that they are presenting such demonstrations for “Scientific and Research Purposes” – for clarity lets imagine that they film all of their demonstrations and also get all participants to complete a Research Questionnaire to collect data on the effects and responses to Hypnosis and lets imagine that they have already published findings of their previous research and as such it seems credible that they intend to and will publish the findings of their current research.  Does this mean that they can claim that Section 5 of the 1952 Hypnotism Act  makes them exempt from the need to apply for permission under the 1952 Hypnotism Act?

 

Again this would be dependent on individual circumstances. While section 5 of the 1952 Act does provide an exemption for “scientific or research purposes,” the section does qualify the exemption by excluding performances “at or in connection with an entertainment.” In a given case, a balancing exercise would need to be carried out as to whether a performance was principally geared towards entertainment or science or research. As the clear purpose of the exclusion is to separate science and entertainment, it should be clear in most cases whether the principle aim of the performance is to entertain or to promote science or research

09)  Could you please clarify what the legal position is with regards to those who claim that Hypnosis does not exist and that what they demonstrate is merely “hypnotic Style phenomena” which looks like what people call hypnosis but does not involve anyone being in any trance state or being hypnotised. These people tend to call themselves Psychological Illusionists or Mind Magicians and I have heard it claimed that because they can prove (so they say) that they never hypnotise anyone, that as such their standard Equity Insurance Cover is all that they need for their act and they do not need to apply to councils for any form of permission? Is this correct after all I know the standard Equity cover ends at the moment you place people into trance/hypnosis, but if as they claim they don’t place anyone into trance or hypnotise them and rather just duplicate the effects by other means which, they claim they can prove then would they indeed be covered for their activities with their standard Equity Membership insurance but would they still need permission from the council under 1952 Hypnotism Act?

 

     Section 6 defines “hypnotism” as “hypnotism, mesmerism and any similar

     act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any person

     any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the

     mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to

     be increased..” As to whether any individual performance comes within

     that definition is a matter of fact and degree, which can only be judged

     from the evidence. If it appeared that a performance would not

     constitute a process which produced in any person a form of induced

     sleep or trance, then Council permission would not be a prerequisite.

 

10)  And finally could you please advise what your Councils Licensing Departments position would be on those people who state that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and due to the fact that the Hypnotism Act 1952 does not prohibit self-hypnosis some people claim that this means they do not need any form of permission from the Council for their demonstrations to take place? 

 

Section 6 does exclude from the definition of hypnotism, for the purposes

     of the Act, “hypnotism, mesmerism or any such similar act or process

     which is self-induced.” Presumably this exclusion is aimed at the

     self-hypnosis of the performer, and cannot be used by a performer to suggest  

     that he does not need the Council’s permission for a hypnotist performance  

     where it is members of the audience who are hypnotised. 

 

NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL REPLY

 

Hi Alex, 

I have just been forwarded your recent email enquiry concerning street hypnotists. I have for the past four years been responsible for busking and street entertainment in Nottingham and operate a permit scheme for approved acts only. I have certainly never received a request from a hypnotist to perform in our city centre. I can confirm that my response to such a request would be not to issue a permit as I feel such an act is not suitable street entertainment and should be confined to professional performances to paying customers at an indoor venue. It would, I think be the responsibility of the venue’s manager to check out the credentials of this type of performer before offering a booking to appear.

I can also confirm that if a street hypnotist was to appear in the city centre without the required permission he/she would be stopped from performing and moved on by our Community Protection Officers as they are fully aware that unless they have a permit issued by myself they are not allowed to perform. The performer would be advised to contact me to obtain a permit, which in the case of a hypnotist; I can assure you would not be granted. Regarding your queries relating to legal matters, I understand that our legal team have received your email and I would expect them to reply to you directly.

WIGAN COUNCIL REPLY

01) Do you take the position that the 1952 hypnotism act covers

hypnosis demonstrations which take place in licensed premises in your

locality and agree that a permission to present such demonstrations

should be sought by each individual hypnotist involved and intending

to be involved in such demonstrations?

Response – Authorities in England and Wales can only give permission for a display/performance of hypnotism under the Hypnotism Act 1952. Previously, councils could also authorise such performances via conditions on the Public Entertainment Licence but amendments to the Hypnotism Act 1952 by Schedule 6 to the Licensing Act 2003 mean that this option now only applies in Scotland.

Given these circumstances if a display/performance of hypnotism is to take place in licensed premises, a licence needs to be obtained from the Council.

02) Can you confirm that as per the guidance you would NOT grant such

a permission or license unless the hypnotist applying holds the

correct public liability insurance cover?

Response – Our conditions state that the performance shall be covered to a reasonable level by public liability insurance. We also require that the hypnotist must provide evidence of this to the local authority if requested; and it must be available for inspection at the performance. Consequently the Council requires compliance with this condition if a licence is to be granted.

03) Could you please clarify, given the obvious health and safety

risks and the element of lack of safety controls etc, whether you

would grant such a permission under the 1952 hypnotism act to

hypnotists whose intention is to stand on the street and in public

places demonstrating their skills?

Response – The Act makes reference to authorisation being required where the exhibition demonstration or performance of hypnotism takes place at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise. The wording suggests that it was anticipated that hypnotism displays/performances would take place in a venue that provides entertainment e.g. venues with licences to provide regulated entertainment. It could therefore be argued that the street is not such a venue unless it is an open space that has been licensed for regulated entertainment.

However, as the purpose of the Act is to regulate these activities with a view to protecting the public it is suggested that the interpretation of “takes place at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment or otherwise” can be extended to the street and that a licence is required in respect of hypnotism displays/performances on the street. Any application to hold a hypnotism performance in the street would be treated on its own merits.

04) Could you please confirm what legal action you would take to

ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of so called

Street hypnosis in contravention of the 1952 Hypnotism Act do not take

place in your locality?

Response –  We are not aware of any specific legal measures that can be taken to ensure that unlicensed and uninsured demonstrations of street hypnotists do not take place in the locality but enforcement officers monitor the situation in carrying out the regulatory functions of the Council, and if information came to the Council’s attention that displays/performances of hypnotism were taking place on the street the matter would be investigated and a decision made in relation to the action to be taken.

05) Could you please clarify if there are any local bye laws (such as

busking regulations) which may also be used to stop unlicensed,

uninsured and potentially dangerous Street Hypnotists operating in

your area?

Response – We have no local bye laws relating to hypnotists.

06) Further could you please clarify what action you would take

against people who have already illegally broken this act of

parliament. For example if I were to provide you with video evidence

(posted by the guilty street hypnotist themselves to you-tube on their

own account) along with links to websites where these people have

advertised their intention of going to certain towns and doing these

mass Street Hypnosis meet ups in contravention of the law and then

finally have also boasted on websites that they got away with breaking

the law. Given all that kind of evidence and contact details for the

guilty hypnotist, would you press charges and instigate the £1,000

fine against these people as per the 1952 Hypnotism Act and

amendments.

Response –  If the Council was provided with information that particular individuals had committed offences in the borough contrary to the Hypnotism Act 1952 it would investigate the situation, gather its evidence, consider the legislation and its enforcement policies and make a decision as to whether it should prosecute the individuals concerned.

07) Next could you also please confirm on a different note, what

action you would take if you were to be informed of a Stage Hypnotist

intending to perform a show in a Licensed Drinking establishment or

venue in your area who had not applied for the correct license under

the 1952 hypnotism act and even if they did were unable to provide

proof of holding  the correct insurance cover?

Response –  If the Council was informed that a stage hypnotist intended to perform a show in a licensed drinking establishment without obtaining the necessary authorisation the situation would be investigated and then the Council would make a decision as to what action should be taken. 

08) Further could you please advise on whether section 5 of the 1952

Hypnotism Act is a sufficient loophole to allow these people to lawfully and

Legally claim that they are presenting such demonstrations for “Scientific

and Research Purposes” – for clarity lets imagine that they film all of

Their demonstrations and also get all participants to complete a Research

Questionnaire to collect data on the effects and responses to Hypnosis and

Lets imagine that they have already published findings of their previous

research and as such it seems credible that they intend to and will publish

the findings of their current research.  Does this mean that they can claim

that Section 5 of the 1952 Hypnotism Act  makes them exempt from the need to apply for permission under the 1952 Hypnotism Act?

Response –  Section 5 states that nothing in the Act prevents the exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism (otherwise than at or in connection with an entertainment) for scientific or research purposes or for treatment of mental or physical disease. If the Council was aware of a proposed hypnotism event in the borough where it was claimed that a licence was not required because the section 5 reasons were relevant, the Council would investigate the circumstances and form a view as to whether a licence was required. 

09) Could you please clarify what the legal position is with regards

to those who claim that Hypnosis does not exist and that what they

demonstrate is merely “hypnotic Style phenomena” which looks like what people call hypnosis but does not involve anyone being in any trance state or being hypnotised. These people tend to call themselves Psychological Illusionists or Mind Magicians and I have heard it claimed that because they can prove (so they say) that they never hypnotise anyone, that as such their standard Equity Insurance Cover is all that they need for their act and they do not need to apply to councils for any form of permission? Is this correct after

all I know the standard Equity cover ends at the moment you place people

into trance/hypnosis, but if as they claim they don’t place anyone into

trance or hypnotise them and rather just duplicate the effects by other

means which, they claim they can prove then would they indeed be covered for

their activities with their standard Equity Membership insurance but would

they still need permission from the council under 1952 Hypnotism Act?

Response –  If the Council was aware of any proposals to stage a hypnotic style phenomena by persons calling themselves Psychological Illusionists or Mind Magicians it would investigate the proposals, obtain the relevant information and then make a decision on whether an application for a licence should be made.

10) And finally Could you please advise what your Councils Licensing Departments position would be on those people who state that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and due to the fact that the Hypnotism Act 1952 does not prohibit self-hypnosis some people claim that this means they do not need any form of permission from the Council for their demonstrations to take place?

Response –  As above, if information came to the attention of the Council that there were proposals to stage a hypnotism event, then enquiries would be made to ascertain what the proposals were and then a decision would be made on whether an application for a licence should be made.

  1. Here is an email sent to Westminster council questioning the legality of street hypnosis

Hello,

I was wondering whether street hypnosis – the act of hypnotising a subject (potentially members of the public should they be interested, willing and consent to such) on a public street, without the exchange of money – is prohibited in any way by Westminster Council? If so, on what grounds. It’s not stage hypnotism per se, and is not taking place
within licensed premises, and with all parties consenting, I’m not sure whether there would be any reason to object but wanted to get an opinion
from Westminster Council.

I’m not sure if this is the right department, and if it’s not, please forward this to the correct department or forward me the details of the
correct person to contact.

I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

Chris

…and here is their response:

Dear Chris

Thank you for your enquiry. With regard to Hypnotism the Council can only licence hypnotism at or in connection with an entertainment to which the public are admitted on payment or otherwise, at any place that has a entertainment licence in force. The Hypnotism Act 1952 gives the Council the power to licence such events.

As the proposed hypnotism as described within your email does not relate to a premises that holds an entertainment licence the Council will not
require you to obtain a licence. However, the 1951 Act does prevent any Hypnotism being conducted on persons under the age of 21 years. As I
have stated the Act in this case does not cover your proposed activity but conducting hypnotism on persons over 21 is advisable. You may wish
to contact the Health & Safety Executive to discuss any Health & Safety issues that may be relevant to this event. You can contact the Health & Safety Executive by telephone on               0845 345 0055         0845 345 0055 or visit their website atwww.hse.gov.uk

Kind regards
Kerry

Kerry Simpkin
Team Leader – Licensing

  1. Dear Mr Royle

After further consideration of the proposals and after considering theinterpretation of the 1952 Act Westminster City Council will require anyperson who wishes to give an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism to any person within the Council’s area other than for premises that hold a licence for entertainment to apply for authorisation to give that exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism under section 2 of the Hypnotism Act 1952 (1952 Act).

Any person that wishes to obtain an authorisation would have to do so in writing. The requirements for such applications are set out in the attached document.

It should be noted that any application under section 2 of the 1952 Act will be subject to this procedure. However, in determining any such
applications the Council may remove, amended or attach further conditions that would be appropriate to any authorisation.

Any applications received by Westminster City Council will be considered on their own merits and full consideration will be given to the
applicants proposal.

I have notified the person who made the original vague enquiry that my initial response wasn’t correct.

A full detailed response has now been sent to them explaining the Council’s interpretation and process for considering such applications.

With relation to the information you have provided concerning unauthorised hypnosis within Westminster City Council’s area. I have now passed all of your emails concerning this to our Licensing Inspectorate
for their information and action.

They are now aware that there may be people in Westminster carrying out un authorised hypnotism over this bank holiday weekend and they will take the appropriate action if any person is identified committing an offence under the 1952 Act.

I hope this now addresses your concerns and now concludes this matter.

Yours sincerely

Mr Kerry Simpkin

Team Leader – Licensing

General Licensing Team

Community Protection Department

Westminster City Council

4th Floor West

Westminster City Hall

64 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6QP

  1. AND FOR THE RECORD HERE WAS THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT.

HYPNOTISM ACT 1952: REGULATION OF EXHIBITIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS OR PERFORMANCES OF HYPNOTISM

A. APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. An application for consent for hypnotism shall be in writing and signed by the hypnotist or his authorised agent. If the premises are licensed for public entertainment then the application shall be made by the licence holder. A copy of the application shall be sent to the Police.

2. The maximum possible notice shall be given to the Council to enable the application to be properly considered.

Note: This is especially important where the hypnotist has not previously performed in the Council’s area.

3. The application shall contain the following information:

(a) the name (both real and stage, if different) address and telephone number of the hypnotist.

(b) details (including the address) of any professional organisation to whom the hypnotist belongs.

(c) details of where the hypnotist has recently performed. (Including the name, department and address of the Local Authority concerned).

(d) information as to where the hypnotist will be performing in the forthcoming weeks.

Note: Requirements (c) and (d) need not be complied with where the hypnotist has recently been performing in the Borough concerned under the Council’s consent.

(e) a statement as to whether, and if so giving full details thereof, the hypnotist has been previously refused, or had withdrawn, a consent by any licensing authority or been convicted of an offence under the Hypnotism Act 1952 or of an offence involving the breach of a condition regulating or prohibiting the giving of a performance of hypnotism on any person at a place licensed for public entertainment. (Refusal of consent by another authority does not necessarily indicate that the particular hypnotist is unacceptable and will be only one factor which the Council will take into account.)

(f) details of the various acts which will be included in the proposed exhibition, demonstration or performance.

Note: This is not intended to restrict the hypnotists flexibility. The list can include all the activities which might be included in a particular show.

4. The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.

Note: This will vary depending on whether the hypnotist is already known to the Council

5. The following procedure will be followed:

(a) references will be obtained from local authorities in whose area the hypnotist has performed.

(b) comment shall be obtained from the Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists and if the hypnotist belongs to a different professional body, from that body.

(c) a live performance shall be seen by officers and/or the members of the Licensing Sub-Committee who will be determining the application.

(d) the hypnotist and/or his/her representative shall appear before the Council’s Licensing Committee to give evidence in support of the application.

Note: These procedures may be waived where the hypnotist has recently performed in the Borough concerned under the terms of a consent from the Council.

B. STANDARD CONDITIONS

Publicity

1. (a) no poster, advertisement or programme for the performance which is likely to cause public offence shall be displayed, sold or supplied, by or on behalf of the licensee either at the premises or elsewhere;

(b) every poster, advertisement or programme for the performance which is displayed, sold or supplied shall include, clearly and legibly, the following statement:

“Volunteers, who must be aged 18 or over, can refuse at any point to continue taking part in the performance”.

Insurance

2. The hypnotist/licensee shall take out third party cover with a maximum liability of at least £2,000,000. If required evidence of this shall be supplied to the Council.

Physical arrangements

3. (a) the means of access between the auditorium and the stage for participants shall be properly lit and free from obstruction;

(b) a continuous white or yellow line shall be provided on the floor of any raised stage at a safe distance from the edge. This line shall run parallel with the edge of the stage for its whole width. The hypnotist shall inform all subjects that they must not cross the line while under hypnosis, unless specifically told to do so as part of the performance;

Treatment of audience and subjects

4. (a) before starting the performance the hypnotist shall make a statement to the audience, in a serious manner, identifying those groups of people who should not volunteer to participate in it; explaining what volunteers might be asked to perform; informing the audience of the possible risks of embarrassment or anxiety; and emphasising that subjects may cease to participate at any time they

wish. The following is a suggested statement, which might be amended as necessary to suit individual styles so long as the overall message remains the same:

“I shall be looking for volunteers aged over 18 who are willing to be hypnotised and participate in the show. Anyone who comes forward should be prepared to take part in a range of entertaining hypnotic suggestions but can be assured that they will not be asked to do anything which is indecent, offensive or harmful. Volunteers need to be in normal physical and mental health and I must ask that no one volunteers if they have a history of mental illness, are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or are pregnant. A volunteer can cease participation in the show at any time.”

(b) no form of coercion shall be used to persuade members of the audience to participate in the performance. In particular, the hypnotist shall not use selection techniques which seek to identify and coerce onto the stage the most suggestible members of the audience without their prior knowledge of what is intended. Any use of such selection techniques (e.g. asking members of the audience to clasp their hands together and asking those who cannot free them again to come onto the stage) should only be used when the audience is fully aware of what is intended and that participation is entirely voluntary at every stage;

(c) if volunteers are to remain hypnotised during an interval in the performance, a sufficient number of attendants agreed in advance with the Council shall be in close attendance to these volunteers throughout the interval to ensure their safety;

(d) the hypnotist shall make arrangements to ensure that in the event of an emergency all hypnotic and post hypnotic suggestions are immediately removed.

Prohibited actions

5. (a) the performance shall be so conducted as not to be likely to cause offence to any person in the audience or any hypnotised subject;

(b) the performance shall be so conducted as not to be likely to cause harm, anxiety or distress to any person in the audience or any hypnotised subject. In particular, the performance shall not include:

(i) any suggestion involving the age regression of a subject (i.e., asking the subject to reverse to an earlier age in their life; this does not prohibit the hypnotist from asking subjects to act as if they were a child etc.);

(ii) any suggestion that the subject has lost something (e.g. a body part) which, if it really occurred, could cause considerable distress;

(iii) the consumption of any harmful or noxious substance;

(iv) any demonstration of the power of hypnosis to block pain (e.g. pushing a needle through the skin);
(v) any demonstration in which the subject is suspended between supports (so called “catalepsy”)

(c) the performance shall not include giving hypnotherapy or any other form of treatment;

Consumption of Food

6. The hypnotist shall not ask a volunteer to consume any food or liquid unless he has first clearly established that the volunteer is not allergic to the food or liquid he is to be asked to consume.

Completion

7. (a) Except as provided in 4(c) all hypnotised subjects shall remain in the presence of the hypnotist and in the room where the performance takes place until the hypnotic and post hypnotic suggestions have been removed;

(b) all hypnotic or post hypnotic suggestions shall be completely removed from the minds of the subjects and the audience before the performance ends. All hypnotised subjects shall have the suggestions removed both individually and collectively and the hypnotist shall confirm with each of the them that they feel well and relaxed (the restriction on post hypnotic suggests does not prevent the hypnotist telling subjects that they will feel well and relaxed after the suggestions are removed);

(c) the hypnotist shall remain available for at least 30 minutes after the show to help deal with any problems that may arise. (Such help might take the form of reassurance in the event of headaches or giddiness but this condition does not imply that the hypnotist is an appropriate person to treat anyone who is otherwise unwell).

Authorised Access

8. When requested by the Council seats shall be provided, free of charge, to Council Officers to monitor the performances. The seat shall be in a position where the officers (i) have a clear view of all parts of the stage and (ii) can judge the reactions of a large part of the audience.

9. Where requested officers shall be given the opportunity to discuss the performance with the hypnotist and/or senior management before, after or during the interval of the performance.

10. An authorised officer of the Council or the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority or a Police Officer shall at all times during a performance be given access to the premises to ensure that the terms of the consent are being observed.

Other Conditions

11. Authorised officers have authority to make any additional requirement in the interests of public safety. Such requirements shall be complied with.

Note: The consent holder may appeal to the Council’s Licensing Committee against any requirement which is considered unreasonable.

City Standards & Licensing Division
Department of Planning and Transportation
Westminster City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

Telephone:               020 7641 1090         020 7641 1090

  • Hi All

Heres my first reply from Kerry Simpkin, seems they are reviewing the incorrect advice they gave you without all facts having been given to them…

Dear Jonathan

Thank you for you voice mail. The advice that I gave Chris yesterday was based on the information provided at the time and consideration of the 1952 Act. However, after further discussions with those involved in the event I am reviewing my advice. I will inform you of the Council’s interpretation of Section 2 of the 1952 Act and whether this event does require authorisation.

Kind regards

Mr Kerry Simpkin
Team Leader – Licensing

General Licensing Team
Community Protection Department
Westminster City Council
4th Floor West
Westminster City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

Tel: 020 7641 1840 020 7641 1840
Fax: 020 7641 7815
E-mail: ksimpkin@westminster.gov.uk
Team E-mail: generallicensing@westminster.gov.uk
Web: http://www.westminster.gov.uk

  1. Here’s the reply from SCARBOROUGH Council…

Dear Dr Royle

I am in receipt of your email of the 26th August which has been forwarded to me by North Yorkshire County Council.

Though not aware of any performances of street hypnotism taking place within the borough I can confirm that any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any person requires the express written consent of the Licensing Authority.

For your information I have attached our conditions and application form. If I can be of any further assistance in this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Mark Heaton
Licensing Officer
Licensing.Services@scarborough.gov.uk

  • HERE’S THE REPLY FROM BRISTOL COUNCIL,

Dear Mr Royle

I am a licensing co-ordinator with Bristol City Council. We were

recently approached by an individual enquiring as to whether he needed a

licence to hold hypnotism on the street. He was firmly advised that we

would not grant permission for any open air demonstration or performance

of hypnotism for the very reasons you have referred to. Lack of control

over who may be affected, influences not being properly removed from

subjects, lack of insurance cover, etc, etc. Currently in Bristol we

would not countenance issuing a permission of hypnotism in the street. I

have copied this to our enforcement team for their information. Myra

Mrs McSherry B Sc (Hons) Env Health

Licensing Co-ordinator

Tel: 01179142512 E Mail myra.mcsherry@bristol.gov.uk

IMPORTANT NOTICE

As stated earlier I contacted all 450+ UK Council Licensing Legal Enforcement Units with the exact same letter as shown earlier in this posting and I have 100’s of replies from them on file which all pretty much say the same thing and those main points are:

*Street & Stage Hypnosis is indeed a licensable activity under the 1952 Hypnotism Act in England , whether it takes place indoors or outside.

*Many councils stated they would NEVER grant such permission to a Street Hypnotist wanting to do stuff on the streets.

*Pretty much All Councils Stated that The Hypnotist must have the correct Public Liability Insurance Cover in place.

*Several stated that they would require a proper written Health And Safety Executive Approaved risk assessment before they would even consider granting such permission.

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