Nadleh-born Vancouver hypnotist returns to Stellat’en First Nation

The voice of Vancouver-based hypnotist John Ketlo was the focus of over 100 people in the Stellat’en First Nation community hall on Aug. 31.

“Sleep

An hypnotic experience for some and a comedic evening for others, the voice of Vancouver-based hypnotist John Ketlo was the focus of over 100 people in the Stellat’en First Nation community hall on Aug. 31.

The Nadleh Whut’en native is the Salmon Fest’s local artist feature of the year; attendees had the opportunity to listen to musician Stacy Reynolds during the last festival, said coordinator Juanita Heron.

“Tonight we’re going to sleep together, but not in the way you understand,” said Ketlo.

Assisted by his niece Tahlia Ketlo and atmospheric music, Ketlo took the minds of the audience and his adventurous volunteers to various parts of the world, cracking up the viewers with the hypnotic antics of those on stage.

Ketlo performed his first hypnosis show last Halloween for a local sawmill staff party, which also took place in Stellat’en’s hall. For Ketlo, who also performed hypnotic therapy in the past, hypnosis is a tool that, like a hammer, can build or destruct depending on the hands it’s in.

“On comedy stage, it’s fun,” he said. “Hypnosis can be used for structuring mental and emotional capabilities.”

By improving the mind’s focus through hypnosis, people can more likely manifest what they desire.

“You have to have a six-pack in your mind before getting a six-pack on the body,” he said.

Having also studied theatre improvisation and music, the 36-year-old entertainer is also a heavy metal guitar-singer and is now looking to focus on developing his acting career.

“I’m in danger of becoming a jack of too many jades, but they lift each other up,” Ketlo said. “My goal in life is love, wisdom, and knowledge, in the arena engaging everyday.

“Consistency is powerful; as long as you practice every day you become amazing.”

 

Just Posted

State of local financial crisis declared in Fort St. James

The District will have a job fair on July 31 to help workers find transitioning jobs

Update: Severe thunderstorm watch upgraded to warning for Cariboo North including Quesnel

Potential for strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain in the afternoon

Northern B.C.’s Ridley coal terminal sold, Canada divests, First Nations to own portion

Ten per cent of shares transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation

Vanderhoof Clippers are working towards getting a booth rebuilt at the Arena

Terry Lazaruk, president of the club said they haven’t been able to host sanctioned meets due to the lack of a proper timing booth

Skeena mainstem closed to recreational sockeye

Escapements expected to be below 800,000 threshold

Rents in most Canadian cities are unaffordable for lower-income earners: study

Roughly one-third of households, or 4.7 million, are renters

B.C. mom to go to Europe court in hopes of getting alleged abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown alleges her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Scheer on Trump: It’s ‘offensive’ to question the family background of critics

Trump is being called a racist for saying that the four congresswomen should go back where they came from

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing ‘like’ counts to more countries

Social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland

Pamela Anderson adds star power to B.C. Green Party town hall

Celebrity attended Nanaimo meeting with representatives from U.S.-based environmental group

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Most Read