Meet Doug

Who is Hypnotist Doug MacCraw?

Doug is a leader in the world of hypnosis having been certified by internationally renowned Hypnotist and Master Trainer Gerry Kein of the Omni Hypnosis Training Institute in Deland, Florida.

Prior to entering the world of professional hypnotism, Doug had been a professional stand-up comedian for 10 years appearing all over the US and Canada. Performing at top comedy clubs; such as, the IMPROV, Punchline, Jokers, Bonkerz, Funny Bone, Laffs, Yuk Yuk's just to name a few. Doug was also featured on ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.

Doug's decision to pursue hypnotism was purely based on the idea of becoming a "Stage Hypnotist," but after the first day of class, Doug was hooked on the idea of using hypnosis to help people using this incredible tool of self-empowerment.

Since Doug already had 10 years of stage experience prior to doing his first "Stage Hypnosis" show, Doug was a natural at combining his skills as a stand-up comedian with the science of hypnotism to create the most fast paced professional Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show in the country today.

Doug performed his Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show at top clubs and venues around the world including a 5 year run at Universal Studios - Orlando, making him the longest running individual act at Universal's City Walk. He now performs at top corporate events, conventions and on the world's greatest cruise lines including Carnival, Princess and Celebrity cruise lines.

As a clinician, Doug has gained a great reputation in Central Florida of working with clients to assist them with a myriad of presenting issues; such as, smoking cessation, weight management, pain management, changing habits, and sports enhancement.

Through the National Guild of Hypnotists, Doug has also become a Certified Instructor and a Board Certified Hypnotist. So, in addition to helping people, Doug also teaches the National Guild of Hypnotists Hypnotism Certification Course several times a year. Doug is also developing a brand new course on Stage Hypnotism with new training dates scheduled for later in the year.

Doug has also had additional training in the area of Sports Hypnosis, receiving certification in Sports Hypnosis from former NFL Trainer Bob Reese. Bob not only set the standard on sports hypnosis, but wrote the book on sports hypnosis: Feelazation, Develop the Winners Mentality.

Doug enjoys working with athletes of all ages in the areas of visualization, success anchoring, performing in the moment and enhancing mental focus. In fact, Doug worked with Marquette University's Men's Golf Team in 2009-2010.

As a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) certified referee and a Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) licensed coach, Doug is currently developing a new soccer hypnosis program to enrich the performance of any level player.

At the present time Doug maintains a health live touring schedule performing his Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show world-wide averaging roughly 100 shows per year. The balance of his time is spent at his clinical office assisting people with all facets of healthy living, personal coaching and training.