What is the CollegialiTea Series?

It started with Jerry Seinfeld.  No, really.  I heard from a friend that Jerry Seinfeld created this great project called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” in which Seinfeld picks up a fellow comedian in one of his many collectible cars, they go get coffee, and chat about life as comedians.

It was such a simple idea, but it was so great!  Colleagues, sitting down and talking about what they love to do in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Hypnotism is something of an isolated profession.  Each hypnotist typically operates their own practice.  Once in awhile you’ll see a partnership, but mostly we’re on our own.  I think this is a big part of why there isn’t a better sense of collegiality in the hypnotism profession; folks operate on their own metaphorical islands without venturing to each other’s islands very often.

I’ve been wanting, for years, to find a way to get to know my colleagues better.  Seinfeld inspired me. I don’t drink coffee, but I love a good cup of tea.  So I started inviting colleagues to jump on an online video call with me and talk shop for a little bit, and the CollegialiTea Series was born.  It’s just a little side project, but I hope that it will give me a chance to get to know my colleagues better, to learn about what they are passionate about, and to challenge my own thinking about hypnotism in some ways.