Athletes Who Have Used Hypnosis for Sports Success
The Swiss Ski Team: (1967)used a Hypnotherapist and 3 members won medals.
The Chicago White Sox: (1983) hired a full-time Hypnotist and made the playoffs
Mary Lou Retton: (1984) used hypnosis to block pain in her foot and won the Gold Medal for Gymnastics.
Steve Hooker of Australia won the 2008 Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after his hypnotist helped him to visualize his success.
2008: The only two shooters who won gold medals for the U.S. worked with a Hypnotherapist.
Felix Baumgartner: became the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft after hopping out of a capsule that had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above the Earth, in 2012.
David Beckham Despite all his successes, Beckham suffered from negative thoughts and used the power of hypnotherapy to lesson their impact
Tiger Woods: at the age of 13, began seeing a hypnotist to help him to block out distractions and focus on the golf course.
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.
Jack Nicklaus: the championship golfer lauded hypnotherapy and visualization techniques as the sole reason for his improved concentration.
Celebrities Who Have Used Hypnosis
Orlando Bloom: was so hooked on chocolate as a child, his mother called in a hypnotist to help him shape up.
Fergie: the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas, keeps a hypnotherapist on speed dial when she’s touring, according to Marie Claire magazine.Fergie has been very vocal supporter and promoter of clinical hypnotherapy
Lily Allen: (singer) Lily Allen has openly discussed how she struggled to maintain a healthy weight early in her career. She enlisted the help of a clinical hypnotherapist to lose weight. Since her hypnosis sessions, Allen has not had any problems maintaining her weight
Reese Witherspoon Reece Witherspoon has been very open about how she struggled with high levels of anxiety, low self-esteem and panic attacks early on in her career. When these feelings became too much to cope with, Witherspoon began working with a clinical hypnotherapist to address these issues. The hypnotherapy was highly successful and she is now an advocate of clinical hypnotherapy.
Sarah Ferguson: Dutchess of York (former member of the British Royal family)
Kevin Bacon (actor) Kevin Bacon spent decades struggling to sleep during his career as a high-profile Hollywood actor. Eventually Kevin turned to hypnotherapy to help him sleep. As a result, he no longer has any sleep issues and says that he is now able to sleep like a baby! I
Sophie Dahl: (model) Hypnosis for weightloss
Geri Halliwell: (singer)Hypnosis for weightloss
Mel B (singer) Hypnosis for Stage fright
Adele (singer) Adele still struggled to quit her 25 a day smoking habit. After trying numerous times to give up smoking, she turned to a clinical hypnotherapist for help. As a result of clinical hypnosis, Adele hasn’t smoked since 2011.
Adele – uses hypnotherapy to overcome stage fright. Many actors and actresses, including Daryl Hannah use hypnosis to manage their nerves before a big performance or audition.
Kevin Costner – became seasick during the filming of “Waterworld” and had his hypnotist flown to Hawaii to cure him.
Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Billy Joel, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, Ewan McGregor, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher and Charlize Theron – all quit smoking with hypnosis.
Guy Ritchie – turned to a hypnotist after his girlfriend, Madonna, asked him to stop smoking.
Debra Messing – used hypnosis to quit smoking and returned five years later to overcome a fear of being underwater for her role as an underwater mermaid showgirl in the movie “Lucky You.”
Ellen DeGeneres – quit smoking with hypnosis and, on the same show, Amber Tamblyn overcame her fear of spiders.
Chuck Clausen: (former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles)
Celebrities Who Have Used Hypnosis to Overcome the Fear of Stuttering or Speaking in Public
Bruce Willis: Walter Bruce Willis Bruce Willis has had stuttering problems throughout his youth and was always scared it would affect his acting career. Fortunately, he successfully overcame it.
Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods He admitted doing everything possible to conquer his speech disorder including talking to his dog until he would fall asleep.
Julia Roberts: Academy Award-winning actress. Julia Roberts admitted the fact that she stuttered when she was younger, but she now speaks fluidly and is a respected actress.
Mel Tillis: – (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932) Hypnosis to overcome stuttering His stutter developed during his childhood, a result of a bout of malaria.
Famous People Who Have Used Hypnosis for Career 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 go into a trance through self-hypnosis every afternoon. His theory of relativity came to him during one of these sessions. He also used trance states to develop his ideas.
Lord Tennyson Alfred: (1809-92) wrote complete poems while hypnotized.
Thomas Edison: used self—hypnosis on a regular basis
Aldous Huxley: used trance-like states to explore the nature of Consciousness.
Rachmaninov: (1873-1943) reputedly composed one of his concertos following a post-hypnotic suggestion.
Sir Winston Churchill: used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake and carry out his duties as Prime Minister during WWII.
Celebrities Who Have Used Hypnosis for Personal Improvement
Robbie Roberston of The band – Hypnosis for stagefright
Mark Knopfler, beat his smoking habit through hypnosis.
Matt Damon: beat his smoking habit through hypnosis.
Drew Barrymore beat her smoking habit through hypnosis.,
Ellen DeGeneres: beat her smoking habit through hypnosis.
Ashton Kutcher beat his smoking habit through hypnosis.
Charlize Theron beat her smoking habit through hypnosis.
Sylvester Stallone worked with the famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne while filming Rocky in 1975.
Aaron Eckhart: Hollywood actor has credited hypnosis with changing his life forever after he used the practice to give up
smoking and alcohol.
Kevin Costner: flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to cure his seasickness.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis: used hypnotherapy to relive and let go of tragic events in her life.
Sir Winston Churchill: (1874-1965) politician used post-hypnotic suggestions in order to stay awake all night and avoid tiredness during W.W.II.
Reese Witherspoon: has used hypnosis to overcome her insecurities. According to the Cambridge Times website, the 38-year-old actress said that years of being told she was too fat or short for Hollywood roles had taken their toll on her self-esteem, so she turned to hypnosis for a confidence boost before taking on the role of Cheryl Strayed in ‘Wild’.
Hypnosis for Childbirth
Jessica Alba: pregnant with her second child used HypnoBirthing. This program was created by Marie Mongan, a Certified Hypnotherapist, and is used throughout the world.
Kate Middleton: According to The Mirror, she used HypnoBirthing, a powerful technique created by NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, Marie Mongan. She used it to stay calm and visualize birth. Multiple reports claimed that the Duchess was considering hypnobirthing as a delivery option.
Princess of Belgium – used hypnosis for childbirth
Emily Deschanel: (Dr. Temperance Brennan, on Bones) used HypnoBirthing for her recent baby.