You are getting happy
HE’S helped people lose weight, quit smoking and overcome phobias, but next week Wayne Donnelly (pictured) wants to get inside your head for a totally different reason. Mullumbimby comedian Mandy Nolan will join the comedic hypnotist when he mesmerises his audience into having a good time at Ocean Shores, near Byron Bay. Donnelly says the effects of his hypnosis leave audiences ‘‘feeling bubbly’’ weeks after the show. ‘‘I aim for both the audience and the volunteers to leave feeling much brighter and better about life than when they come in,’’ he says. As some people prefer to sit back and watch their mates ‘‘fall in love with a mop or dance like a chicken’’, Donnelly says volunteers shouldn’t be worried about embarrassing themselves. He says his show is about about education, entertainment and empowerment. ‘‘No one is in control of your mind except you,’’ he says. ‘‘I am making suggestions and if I suggest anything that goes against your personal values, you won’t do it . . . and as far as embarrassing or humiliating people, why would I do that? People wouldn’t come back.’’
Wayne Donnelly and Mandy Nolan play Ocean Shores Country Club on Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets are $20.