Why do we actively choose to ride the fastest roller coaster, glide on the highest zip line, scream at the scariest horror movie? Because fear is a natural human emotion.
Good scary can be things like roller coasters, zip lines, and horror movies. Bad scary includes things like final exams, public speaking, fear of failure, and relationships.
Mentalist Rich Aimes delves into these worlds of “good fear” and “bad fear” with his “GooseBumps!” The Psychology of Fear!” interactive workshop. Aimes brings this fun yet thought-provoking show to Northeast State Community College on April 11, for two free performances scheduled for noon and 7:00 p.m. at the Auditorium (A202) on the Blountville campus.
Aimes asks the question, why not learn to deal with bad fears? What if fear could almost be fun? The Psychology of Fear gives individuals the tools to deal effectively with fear and take some of the bad out of bad scary things.
Aimes believes the power of self-hypnosis conquers bad fears. A board-certified hypnotist with the National Board of Hypnotist Education and Certification (NBHEC), he studied psychology and theater as an undergraduate college student. As a student of hypnosis, Aimes trained in Los Angeles and Florida with some of the top hypnotists in the country. Marielle, his wife and stage partner, is also a board certified hypnotist with NBHEC.
Students of psychology, performing arts, and speech should enjoy this program. Come on out and experience the one show sure to give you “goosebumps.” This is an interactive show for entertainment purposes only.
Aimes’ performances are being sponsored by the Northeast State Cultural Activities Committee. Both performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact 423.279.7669 or e-mail jpkelly@NortheastState.edu.