A Few of the Many Celebrities that Used Hypnosis to Succeed
Read Their Hypnosis Success Stories
Ever since Matt Damon went on national TV and told Jay Leno that using hypnosis was "the greatest decision I ever made in my life" it seems that everyone in Hollywood is now trying hypnosis.
Hypnosis isn't the underground therapy it was 20 years ago... hypnosis is becoming popular, world-wide...because it works.
Everyone from Orlando Bloom to Ellen DeGeneres, and David Beckham have used hypnosis, and the variety of issues they have used it for are as diverse as you could imagine, with David Beckham seeking the private help of a hypnotist for "personal issues,” Orlando Bloom using it for weight loss, and Tiger Woods using it to help him get "into the zone" and stay focused when it counts. Hypnosis goes back centuries, but has now been discovered by coaches, sports pros, artists, hospitals, surgeons, nurses, therapists, business people and students to help them with nearly any task that requires improved performance. The reason they seek hypnosis is that it allows anyone to work with their subconscious mind--our storehouse of information of everything we are.
So, here is a small sampling of a variety of celebrities who have successfully used hypnosis and some of the reasons they were drawn to hypnotherapy. All these people have used to hypnosis at some point in their lives to help them to overcome bad habits and personal problems, and transcend personal limitations to become massively successful.
Aaron Eckhart (Actor): Eckhart listened to hypnotherapy tapes to help him beat smoking and alcohol addictions. He stated in an interview that it “changed his life forever.”
Albert Einstein (Physicist): Einstein called hypnosis “creative daydreaming.” The legendary physicist regularly used hypnosis to help him develop his ideas. Some claim that the theory of relativity came to him during one of his sessions.
Aldous Huxley (Novelist): Huxley used trance states to develop his ideas.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Poet Laureate of Great Britain): Lord Tennyson wrote entire poems while under the influence of hypnosis. He also repeated names to himself as a hypnotic mantra in order to access different states of consciousness in which whole poems came to him.
Anthony LaPaglia (Actor): LaPaglia quit smoking in four sessions with a hypnotherapist.
Ashton Kutcher (Actor): Ashton is a big fan of hypnosis. Among other things, he used it when he first got into acting to help him focus, and to visualize his own success and stardom. More recently he has used hypnosis to stop smoking.
Ben Affleck (Actor): Affleck was quoted as saying: "I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don't smoke. I feel like I'm in better shape than I was five years ago.”
Carl Jung (Psychiatrist): Jung developed modern psychiatry as a result, in part, of learning and practicing hypnosis.
David Beckham (Professional Soccer): Visited a hypnotist privately to help him confront some of his personal issues.
Drew Barrymore (Actress): Kicked up to 3 packs of cigarettes a day. So did Kevin Stone, Brittany Spears and so many others.
Ellen DeGeneres (Celebrity): Ellen underwent hypnosis live on her TV chat show, and used its power to successfully stop smoking.
Geri Halliwell (Singer): The ex-Spice Girl again adds to the numbers of celebrities who used hypnotherapy to lose weight and get fit.
Goethe and Chopin (Writer and Scientist; Pianist and Composer): both took classes in hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg.
Henry Ford (Founder, Ford Motor Company).
Jack Nicklaus (Professional Golfer): He loves hypnosis! Jack isn't shy about his passion for using hypnosis to enhance his mind. He often uses hypnosis to improve his concentration during golf games.
Jackie Kennedy (First Lady): Took private sessions with a hypnotherapist to help her get over the tragic death of her husband.
Jimmy Connors (Tennis Professional): Uses hypnosis regularly to improve his tennis game, and to help him focus during important tournaments.
Kevin Costner (Actor): Had his own private hypnotist flown out to Hawaii (while he was filming Waterworld) to cure him of the sea-sickness which was plaguing his filming schedule. From then on, Kevin never experienced sea-sickness again.
Kevin McBride (Boxer): Listens to his hypnosis sessions before every match. He claims this practice gets him into a positive and focused state of mind and focuses him on winning.
Lily Allen (Singer): Lily used hypnosis successfully for weight loss. She dropped 3 dress sizes.
Matt Damon (Actor): Matt proclaimed his love for hypnosis live on TV on the Jay Leno Show. In talking about his use of hypnosis to stop smoking, he said it was “the greatest decision I ever made in my life.”
Mark Knopfler (Rock Star): The star Dire Straits star beat his smoking habit through hypnosis.
Mozart, (Composer): Mozart composed the famous opera Così fan tutte while hypnotized.
Olympic Coaches and Teams use hypnosis to help their athletes win, and Olympic athletes themselves use it to prepare for upcoming contests.
Orlando Bloom (Actor): Orlando received hypnotherapy sessions as a child. His mother took him to a hypnotist to help him overcome his addiction to chocolate, to help him to lose weight, and to get in shape.
Princess Diana- Used hypnosis to assist her with public speaking and confidence.
Princess Kate Middelton: Overcame serious morning sickness with hypnosis.
Salvador Dali (Painter):
Dali envisioned a number of famous paintings such as the "Soft Watch” while in a state of hypnosis.
Sophie Dahl (Model): Sophie was a "plus sized" model from England. After a change of heart, she dropped a huge amount of weight with help from hypnosis for weight loss. Now she leads a healthy lifestyle, and is a successful model.
Steve Hooker (Olympic Gold Medalist): Won a Gold Medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in the Pole Vault. He puts his success down not only to his dedicated training routines and high ambitions—he also credits hypnosis for helping him visualize his success time and time again.
Sylvester Stallone (Actor): Stallone had the courage to submit his "Rocky" script to a major Hollywood producer after working with a hypnotist. While on location, he "would lie down and listen to a specially made subconscious motivation tape" that his hypnotist had made specifically for him.
Sigmund Freud (Father of Modern Psychiatry): Freud developed modern psychiatry, in part as a result of learning and practicing hypnosis.
Thomas Edison (American Inventor).
Tiger Woods (Professional Golfer): Tiger has famously used hypnosis ever since he was a child. He used a mixture of hypnosis, NLP, and visualization to help him focus, improve his concentration, and "get into the zone."
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Russian Composer, Pianist, and Conductor): Rachmaninoff dedicated his Piano Concerto No. 2 to his hypnotist, Dr. Dahl. He sought the services of Dr. Dahl when the St Petersburg premiere of his first concerto resulted in a complete fiasco. His failure threw him into a two year fit of depression and apathy from which he could not rouse himself. Finally, friends persuaded him to see the pioneer in the field of autosuggestion. In his memoirs, Rachmaninoff recalls, “I heard the same hypnotic formula repeated day after day while I lay half asleep in my armchair in Dr. Dahl's study: 'You will begin to write your concerto ....You will work with great facility ...The concerto will be of excellent quality ....' It was always the same, without interruption. Although it may sound incredible, this cure really helped me. Already at the start of the summer, I was composing once more. The material accumulated, and new musical ideas began to stir within me - many more than I needed for my concerto. By autumn I had completed two movements ...These I played that same season at a charity concert.... with gratifying success.... By the spring I had finished the first movement ...and felt that Dr. Dahl's treatment had strengthened my nervous system to a miraculous degree. Out of gratitude I dedicated my Second Concerto to him.”
Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister): The famous war-time British prime minister often used to work, plan, and strategize all night. In turn, he listened to hypnotic tapes during the day to help him to stay fresh.