Hypnotist casts event spell
some kind,” he said. “When you’re driving you don’t think about the complex set of operations you’re doing, hypnosis works in the same way.
“Hypnosis is like day dreaming on purpose, I guide you through that state of mind; it’s all about the power of suggestion, body language and tone of voice.”
Hale said his fascination with hypnosis began when he participated in a show many years ago.
“I saw a show when I was 21 and was hooked, I’m so fascinated with the mind,” he said.
“I taught myself initially from books and mucking around with friends before I trained more formally as a hypnotherapist.
“People have lots of strange ideas about hypnosis stemming from old movies and shows, but in the first few minutes of my show I like to doll those myths down.”
Hale said volunteers could expect to have a lot of fun at his show in Karratha.
“There will be no strange beard, no swinging watches and no chickens either,” he said.
“When you have people who believe they are on a beach or can only speak another language, things become quite interesting.
“The one thing I always stress is I always want people on stage to have a lot of fun, rather than leaving them embarrassed as I have seen in other shows.
“I am so excited to come to REAF, it’s one of those festivals that would be unique in any major metropolis, let alone somewhere so regional.”
At REAF After Dark, audiences will be encouraged to wander from show to show, enjoying a variety of After Dark performances, with each lasting between 15 and 30 minutes and play numerous times throughout the evening.
A range of food and beverage options will be available to purchase. This is a licensed event and strictly 18 plus.