20 Celebrities who love 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, 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, neurolinguistic programming (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 changed 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 Ithe 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 hypnotherapist 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.

By: NaturalHypnosis.com

Top 10 hypnosis factoids

1- We all experience hypnosis at daily in the form  daydreaming, zoning out.
2- Hypnosis is not sleep, but a rather moment of meditative thought.
3- The earliest examples of hypnosis are found in tribal ceremonies of early humans.
4- One of the earliest descriptions of hypnosis was in Egyptian hieroglyphics in 1500 BC.
5- Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used hypnosis for medical and religious purposes.
6- British Medical Association (BMA) formally recognized hypnosis in 1892.
7- Sigmund Freud used hypnosis with his patients while developing his theories on psychoanalysis.
8- Hypnosis was used in 1st and 2nd world wars to treat combat neuroses.
9- American Medical Association (AMA) approved a report on the medical uses of hypnosis in 1958.
10- Catholic Church recognized hypnosis as a natural part of our own ability in 1847.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH

Video: History of hypnosis [full episode]

Hypnosis has a long and fascinating history. This video brings forth many current experts in the field highlighting how hypnosis was brought into the 20th century and how helpful it can be.

Hypnosis anesthesia before ether

While  James Braid was making quantum leaps with hypnosis, another Scottish doctor, Dr. James Esdaile, was experimenting and gaining permanent recognition in the history of hypnosis. Stationed in  Hoogly, India, James Esdaile used hypnosis in surgery with astounding  results; and even today many would say that Dr. Esdaile’s work with  applied hypnosis almost borders on the fantastic.

James Esdaile  submitted reports at the end of 1846 indicating that Dr. Esdaile had  performed several thousand minor operations and about 300 major  ones, including 19 amputations, all painlessly.

Due mostly to  the removal of post-operative shock through hypnosis, James Esdaile cut the  50% mortality rate of that time down to less than 8%! (One book  even reported less than 5%.) The Medical Association actually  accepted Esdaile’s report, and Dr. Esdaile was assigned to the Calcutta  hospital to continue “mesmeristic” operations. (more)

By: Paul Gustafson