Hypnotist to Wellington High teens: Stop the bullying together


By Valerie Urbanik - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com



Speaker Jason Christopher talks to students about bullying and why they need to stand up against it.


Bryce Wylie is hypnotized by Jason Christopher.


Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Hypnotist Jason Christopher gets a group of Wellington High School students to relax and sleep.


Misti Stinson and Ezra Ohly hold each other as they are told it is getting colder inside the building.


Drew Mason is told by hypnotist Jason Christopher to hold a puppy. There was no dog except in Mason’s mind.


Bullies just want to fit in, according to speaker and hypnotist Jason Christopher.

He talked to Wellington High School students Thursday about ending bullying.

Christopher said bullying is out of control and has even caused students to commit suicide.

The hypnotist picked nearly 15 people from the crowd to put into trance. The students were induced to a deep sleep, then convinced they were lying on a beach, enduring harsh cold, behind the wheel, or told to dance.

Christopher said teens are swayed every day by people they like out of a deep-seated desire to fit in. “You influence each other every single day,” he said. “People are afraid of not fitting in so they go along with it no matter what the consequences are.”

He encouraged students to avoid bullies, ask teachers for help, and ask bullies to stop. And there is never an excuse to pick on someone.

“Each and every one of you are different,” Christopher said. “The diversity makes us great.”

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

Speaker Jason Christopher talks to students about bullying and why they need to stand up against it.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/11/web1_IMG_4681.jpgSpeaker Jason Christopher talks to students about bullying and why they need to stand up against it.

Bryce Wylie is hypnotized by Jason Christopher.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/11/web1_IMG_4699.jpgBryce Wylie is hypnotized by Jason Christopher.

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Hypnotist Jason Christopher gets a group of Wellington High School students to relax and sleep.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/11/web1_IMG_4716.jpg

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Hypnotist Jason Christopher gets a group of Wellington High School students to relax and sleep.

Misti Stinson and Ezra Ohly hold each other as they are told it is getting colder inside the building.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/11/web1_IMG_4768.jpgMisti Stinson and Ezra Ohly hold each other as they are told it is getting colder inside the building.

Drew Mason is told by hypnotist Jason Christopher to hold a puppy. There was no dog except in Mason’s mind.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/11/web1_IMG_4793.jpgDrew Mason is told by hypnotist Jason Christopher to hold a puppy. There was no dog except in Mason’s mind.

By Valerie Urbanik

vurbanik@civitasmedia.com

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