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Slight of Mind:
On Waking Up to Your Full Potential


Lucas Handwerker is a Hypnotist, Mentalist, TEDx Speaker, Writer, and Explorer of the Mind. He uses his well-honed skills in hypnosis, psychology, and NLP to create dynamic, interactive performances that energize, awaken, and reveal great depths of hidden potential. Included in Lucas' performances are evocative demonstrations of thought reading, thought sharing, behavior prediction, lie detection, and influencing. Audience members have reported that, as a result of attending one of his shows, they have let go of old fears, gone beyond limiting assumptions, changed beliefs, envisioned bold, new possibilities, and entered into heightened states of astonishment and wonder.

About Lucas' Show: A Lucas Handwerker performance is electric, evocative, and highly interactive – an unforgettable learning experience that demonstrates the untapped power of the mind and the interconnectedness of all human beings. Lucas fuses hypnosis, suggestion, misdirection, and showmanship to guide his audiences into a space of empowerment, astonishment, and inspiration – what he likes to call the "anything is possible zone". Lucas' shows – customizable to meet the needs and aspirations of his clients – are, fundamentally, all about helping people go beyond their fears, limiting assumptions, and habitual behaviors that obscure the realization of their highest potential.


“Open your mind to this mental prodigy.”
– Chronogram Magazine

“Lucas leaves audiences gasping at the untapped power of their own mind. He entertains and educates at the same time.”
– Martha Frankel, Co-Founder; Woodstock Writers Festival

“Lucas Handwerker expands our understanding of truth and helps us go beyond self imposed limitations.”
– Almanac Weekly

“Lucas is a brilliant, inspired, and committed navigator of inner space.”
– Mitch Ditkoff, President, Idea Champions

“My mind was open to wherever this oracle was going to lead it.”
– Hudson Valley Goodstuff

“Lucas helps people overcome their internal obstacles and realize their life's full potential.”
– Boca Raton Tribune

“Lucas' presentation was fun and thought provoking. I would recommend him to any organization.”
– Robert Tonner, CEO, Tonner Doll Co.


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