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.
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 for Weight Loss
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.
Lily Allen: (singer)
Sarah Ferguson: Dutchess of York (former member of the British Royal family)
Sophie Dahl: (model)
Geri Halliwell: (singer)
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 (born March 19, 1955) is a German-born American actor and singer. He came to fame in the late 1980s and has since retained a career as both a Hollywood leading man and a supporting actor. Being the leading actor in some of the greatest action movies 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 (born Eldrick Tiger Woods, December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Tiger Woods had stuttering problems at childhood but he overcame it through hard work and practice. 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 Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. Roberts has become the highest-paid actress in the world, topping the annual power list of top-earning female stars for four consecutive years. 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) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and received the lifetime achievement award in 2007. He has also been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Tillis and his band, the Statesiders, released such hits as ?I Ain?t Never,? ?Good Woman Blues,? and ?I Believe in You.? 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
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’.
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.
Emily Deschanel: (Dr. Temperance Brennan, on Bones) used HypnoBirthing for her recent baby.