James Mapes ignited Broadway audiences with his critically acclaimed, award winng, entertaining, fun and enlightening hypnosis show -
"Journey in to the Imagination." His performances have never failed to captivate his audience and win praise from the media, including the New York Times, Variety and the New York Daily News.
Mapes has performed his stage show more than 1500 times for corporations and in theatres and performing arts centers around the world. He was the first recipient of the prestigious “Campus Entertainer of the Year” Award and the only stage hypnotist to perform in a large venue on Broadway as well as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
For over 30 years, he has been a pioneer in the field of hypnosis, applying his skills to both entertain and educate the public about this powerful science of the subconscious mind.
Certified as a clinical hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Board of Hypnotherapy, James Mapes was the founder and director of the New York Hypnosis Center for 12 years. He has worked with clients on weight reduction, smoking cessation and the elimination of phobias. He has coached athletes to improve their performance and worked with patients preparing for surgery. He is a skilled practitioner of “age regression,” helping the New York City Police Department in “memory recovery” for witnesses to and victims of crime.
James Mapes earned his Master of Arts degree in Theatre from California State University/Northridge. Beyond his one-man show, he has appeared in over 100 theatrical productions, television shows and feature films including Taxi Driver, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, Do You Wanna Know a Secret?, Conversations with God and The Wicker Tree. Mapes was the writer, host and executive producer of the reality television pilot Through the Portal.
As creator and president of Quantum Leap Thinking™ the Transformational Coach™, James Mapes is one of the most sought-after international speakers in the corporate industry today. His individually tailored programs address such management issues as creativity, innovation, change, breakthrough thinking, leadership, and risk taking. He has presented to hundreds of organizations, associations and Fortune 500 companies in over 70 countries. His clients include IBM, Merrill Lynch, United Health Care, Kraft USA, and British Airways. He is the best-selling author of the Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner's Guide to the Mind and The Magic of Quantum Leap Thinking. He has an ongoing audio series, Tool Kit for the Mind™. He is putting the final touches on his next book Imagine That! Firing up your Brain.
James Mapes is truly the embodiment of the Renaissance man: hypnotist, mentalist, philosopher, performer, actor, writer, personal excellence coach and corporate speaker. Mapes is equally at home on the stage, behind a lectern, or in front of a camera. Described by many as a “visionary” or “futurist,” he delivers a message of unlimited possibilities, passion, love, humor and adventure. James Mapes is a living example of the creativity of the human mind at work and his mission is to show others how they can become masters of their imagination!