Celebrities Using Hypnosis

Which celebrities are using hypnosis?

Ellen Degeneres, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Mark Knopfler, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Winona Ryder, Ashton Kutcher and Charlize Theron stopped smoking with hypnosis.

Kevin Costner used hypnosis to stop his sea sickness.  He flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to overcome sea sickness.

Martha Stewart used hypnosis to stop her nightmares of jail.

Sarah Ferguson has used hypnosis to deal with stress.

Tiger Woods gained a mental edge for golf using hypnosis.  Tiger Woods‘ mental coach hypnotizes him to block out distractions and focus on the golf course.

Orlando Bloom was so hooked on chocolate as a child, his mother called in a hypnotist to help him shape up.

Other celebrities who have used hypnosis as part of their weight-loss program include:

  • Lily Allen (singer)
  • Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (former member of the British Royal family)
  • Sophie Dahl (model)
  • Geri Halliwell (singer)
  • Chuck Clausen (former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles)

Steve Hooker of Australia won the 2008 Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after his hypnotist helped him to visualize his success.

Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud developed modern psychiatry as a result of learning about and practicing hypnosis.

Mozart (1756-91) apparently composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) physicist – was known to have his hypnosis sessions every afternoon. His theory of relativity came to him during one of these sessions. He also used trance states to develop his ideas.

Jimmy Connors is said to have used hypnosis techniques to practice his winning strokes prior to the US Open Championship.

Kevin McBride, the celebrated Irish heavyweight boxing champion summons his hypnotist before every game, to get into the right frame of mind.

Championship golfer Jack Niklaus lauded hypnotherapy and visualization techniques as the sole reason for his improved concentration.

Lord Tennyson Alfred (1809-92) wrote complete poems while hypnotized.

Rachmaninov (1873-1943) reputedly composed one of his concertos following a post-hypnotic suggestion.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) politician used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake all night and avoid tiredness during W.W.II.

ref:  Ontario Hypnosis Centre & Wendy Merron, BCH, CI


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