PERTH HYPNOTIST Linda Milburn describes  HYPNOSIS as a highly relaxed state of curious parallel awareness. Techniques to induce this state vary but the most common one is through relaxation. It’s a peaceful and slightly strange yet very comfortable state  to experience.

Deep hypnosis feels a little like you do just as you’re drifting off to sleep and your mind starts to wander and do its own thing. The difference is that you don’t actually drift off to biological sleep. You hear everything that is said although, perhaps, not consciously, and often it will be difficult to work out how long the session has taken. It’s likely you will also hear the sounds of life going on around you too, but they just don’t bother you.

Physically when you’re in hypnosis, your brain waves go to a theta frequency (as they do when you dream). Your pulse rate will slow, breathing will shallow and even your blood pressure may lower slightly. All of these are perfectly safe. In fact they have the collective effect of being a significant de-stressing process.

People often emerge from hypnosis feeling rejuvenated and “lighter”. Scientifically, the effects of hypnosis are measurable. What is happening and why is still unexplained science.


Hypnotherapy is the process where positive change is made while the subject is in the hypnotic state. Just as the conscious mind decides the day to day routine of your life, so the subconscious mind stores and administers all the automatic functions, like making your heart beat and making you feel hungry. The automatic functions can be learned as well as being biologically programmed. This is why some negative habits and behaviour can become automatic. Things like smoking, eating disorders and nail biting can manifest as a reaction to a negative emotion you repeatedly experienced in the past. The positive thing is that, being learned, they can be unlearned.

When you reach deep levels of relaxation, your conscious mind can allow your subconscious mind to open up to direct communication. In essence, what we do as a Hypnotist is guide you to make the changes you need to make so you can achieve goals you may have found previously elusive. The negative is removed and the positive is reinforced, simply, effectively and all while you relax.


There are many misconceptions and fallacies about hypnosis and its effects. Stage hypnosis is a fun process which graphically demonstrates hypnosis and what it can do. Many see the antics of stage subjects and draw the conclusion that hypnosis will force them to act in an embarrassing manner. Hollywood, too, has added to the misinformation by using artistic license and concentrating on the so called mystical aspects of the process. Listed here are a few of the common misconceptions and explanations of the facts.

Hypnosis is not mind control. The subconscious is concerned with survival of you as a being. It is, therefore, protective of every aspect of your life and will not allow you to act any way which is harmful to your life or your personal standards. All stage hypnosis subjects have agreed to the process and have full knowledge of what they are doing – they just have a compulsion to act the way they do, and it is within the parameters of what they are comfortable doing.

Hypnosis is not biological sleep. It is deep relaxation and the frequency of your brain waves are similar to that of a dreaming state, but the subconscious mind does not go “on hold” as in biological sleep. It may even feel like sleep at times and you may not remember the words used, but that’s due to the conscious mind being preoccupied with other things. It may also feel like a very short time has lapsed, but this is a true indicator of deep hypnosis as the subconscious mind has no concept of time.

Hypnosis does not make you say or do anything against your will. You will not blurt out your deepest, darkest secrets or cluck like a chicken (unless you specifically ask to!)

Hypnosis is not just for the weak minded. The only thing necessary is a level of understanding. If you can follow instructions then you can be hypnotized. If you’re the one allowing the process to happen then you are definitely not weak minded.

Hypnosis is not addictive once it has been experienced. You can stop hypnosis any time you want to. However, in a therapeutic situation this isn’t advisable because you’re paying for the service, so you need to let it happen for it to be of benefit.

“Hypnosis won’t work on me, Zano the Great told me!” Many people have volunteered to be subjects for stage hypnosis demonstrations only to be told this by the hypnotist. When they say this it simply means that you aren’t a good subject for stage hypnosis. They have techniques to detect the people who will enter hypnosis reasonably easily from those who won’t.

They don’t have time there and then to get you deeply into hypnosis for you to do their bidding. However, in a therapeutic situation we are concentrating on you, not the show.

With your compliance, we have the time to get you to a depth where real change can be achieved.

Hypnosis won’t take you over. You can not get “stuck” in hypnosis. You have complete control and can allow yourself to become hypnotized or terminate the process at any time. Remember, the subconscious mind is protective at all times.

Hypnosis allows a photographic memory of all your experiences. The subconscious mind does store vast and minute experiences. However, nearly all of these are stored via the conscious mind and are subject to the emotions experienced at that time. They tend to be tainted by perception and so may not be perfectly accurate. The negative emotional aspect of memory is what hypnotherapists work to eliminate in many cases.

Perth Hypnotist Linda Milburn or Jan Duncan can assist you to


Linda Milburn – (08) 9388 6322 or 0409 079 435

Jan Duncan       0423936933

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