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E48: Kevin Lepine: From Rock Bottom to Vegas Headliner - Overcoming Abuse and Addiction in Sin City

ThriveMore with Roger Martin: Business, Health, & Wealth

Release Date: 02/05/2024

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Anyone who has visited Las Vegas and taken the time to meander down the modern marvel famously known as The Strip knows what a sensory overload and absolute feast of live entertainment options that Sin City offers. Sticking out in this crowd of neon lights and giant video walls can be daunting even for the biggest names in show business. However, our guest today has done just that! Kevin Lepine is a hypnotist and mentalist who has been performing for over 20 years. Currently, Kevin headlines the longest-running hypnotist show on the Las Vegas Strip. For over thirteen years, visitors have marveled at Kevin’s one-of-a-kind show, Hypnosis Unleashed at The Four Queens Hotel and Casino. Dubbed the “ROCKSTAR OF HYPNOSIS” due to his fun, fast-paced energy, Kevin is one of the highest-rated performers in Las Vegas.

In addition to his live shows, Kevin is also a sought-after speaker and trainer, and he has presented workshops on hypnosis and mentalism at conferences and universities around the world. His approach to hypnosis is based on the belief that everyone has the potential to be hypnotized. He uses a variety of techniques to induce hypnosis, including relaxation, suggestion, and visualization. Lepine also believes that hypnosis can be used for a variety of purposes, including entertainment, therapy, and self-improvement. This belief in therapy and self-improvement is born out of a life filled with trauma and deep tragedy that Kevin has recently recounted in his book, Deep Into My Eyes: From Victim To Vegas Headliner.

In this conversation, Roger and Kevin discuss how a child from Detroit who was adopted, bullied and abused managed to become a headliner in Las Vegas. Despite facing depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, and addiction, Kevin refused to give up. Through his journey, he discovered the importance of finding support and belonging in communities that embraced him and helped him heal. His journey has not only transformed his life but now is empowering others to find the strength to overcome their struggles with mental illness, depression, and thoughts of self-harm. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who may be struggling with trauma, unresolved grief, or any form of self-doubt to be both encouraged and informed by Kevin’s life and lessons.


Topics Include:

  • Understanding the Science and Biology Behind Hypnosis 
  • How Your Mindset Makes You More Open to Hypnosis
  • Kevin’s Harrowing and Heartbreaking Experiences with Suicide 
  • Why Business Is the True Focus of Show Business 
  • The Correlations Between Success and Compulsion

 

Kevin’s Book Recommendations:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

The Outsiders 

 

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Produced By: Social Chameleon