Top 20 Celebrities Who Love Hypnosis
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 cool!
Everyone from Orlando Bloom to Ellen DeGeneres and even David Beckham have used hypnosis, and the variety of issues they have used it for is as diverse as you could imagine -- with David Beckham seeking the private health of a hypnotist for "personal issues", Orlando using it for weight loss, even Tiger Woods has used hypnosis to help him to get "into the zone" and stay focused when it counts.
So, here is our big list of celebrities and the weird, wacky, and wonderful reasons they have used hypnosis for.
All these people have used to hypnosis at some point in their lives to help them to overcome their bad habits and personal problems or to eliminate their limitations and become massively successful.
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, is a beautiful pin-up model, and managed to keep the weight off as 10 years later she is still a size 8 dress size!
Orlando Bloom (actor): Orlando used hypnosis as a child. His mother took him to see a hypnotist to help him to overcome his addiction to chocolate and also to help him to lose weight and get into shape.
Albert Einstein (physicist): The legendary physicist regularly used it to help him to develop his ideas. Some claim that the theory of relativity came to him during one of his sessions.
Tiger Woods (golf pro): Has famously used hypnosis ever since he was a child. He used a mixture of hypnosis, nlp, and visualization to help him to focus and improve his concentration and "get into the zone".. as one of the highest paid sports stars and most successful golfers ever, I think it worked for him!
David Beckham (soccer pro): Visited a hypnotist privately to help him to confront some of his personal issues - the rest, we don't know :)
Steve Hooker (athlete): Won a Gold Medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in the Pole Vault. He puts his success down to not only his dedicated training routines and high ambitions, but also thanks hypnosis for helping him to visualize his success time and time again so that he felt completely comfortable, and "at home" on the day.
Lily Allen (singer): Another celeb (Lily is a singer from the UK) who used weight loss hypnosis successfully - she lost so much weight she dropped 3 dress sizes.
Aaron Eckhart (actor): Listened to hypnotherapy tapes to help him to beat smoking and alcohol addictions - later stating in an interview that it Ichanged his life forever.
Geri Halliwell (singer): The ex-spice girl again adds to the numbers of Celebs who used hypnotherapy to lose weight and get fit.
Winston Churchill (prime minister): The famous war-time British prime minister used to often work, plan, and strategize all night, and so he would listen to hypnotic tapes during the day to help him to stay fresh.
Ashton Kutcher (actor): Aston is a big fan of hypnosis, using it for various issues that we know of. Firstly he used it when he first got into acting to help him to focus, and to visualize his own success and stardom.. I guess it worked! More recently he used a stop smoking hypnosis cd, and yes, he did successfully quit.
Jimmy Connors (tennis pro): Uses hypnosis regularly to help his tennis game, and to help him keep his focus during important tournaments.
Matt Damon (actor): Matt proclaimed his love for hypnosis live on TV, stating that it was the greatest decision I ever made in my life. This was to Jay Leno, and he was referring to using hypnosis to stop smoking.
Kevin McBride (boxer): Listens to his hypnosis sessions before every (boxing) fight. He claims this gets him into a positive and focused state of mind and focuses him on winning.
Jack Nicklaus (professional golfer): He LOVES hypnosis! Jack isn't shy about his passion for hypnosis and enhancing his mind. He uses it to improve his concentration during golf games.
Jackie Kennedy: Took private sessions with a hypno-therapist to help her get over the tragic death of her husband.
Lord Tennyson Alfred (poet): Lord Tennyson was a famous poet in his time and it is said he wrote entire poems while under the influence of hypnosis - again tapping into his creative side.
Ellen DeGeneres (celebrity): Ellen underwent hypnosis live on her tv chat show, and used it's power to successfully stop smoking.
Ben Affleck: Ben was quoted as saying: I 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 - another fan of mind enhancement, and especially hypnotherapy and it's ability to re-wire human behavior.
Kevin Costner (actor): Had his own private hypnotist flown out to Hawaii (while he was filming Waterworld) to cure him of his sea-sickness which was plaguing his filming schedule - from then onwards Kevin was fine in the water.
So there you have it, quite interesting to see how these successful people we often look up to need a little helping hand just like the rest of us :) As if that wasn't enough, entrepreneur Richard Branson is introducing hypnosis audio sessions onto his in-flight Virgin Airways flights... who knows, maybe it even helped him to acquire his entrepreneur mindset...
Links & Info
There are thousands of studies on the effectiveness of hypnosis and NLP.
Here are a few links to some: