Famous Names + Hypnosis

Summer 2016

If you ever thought you were alone or in the minority when it comes to either trying or contemplating hypnosis, well, think again! This article is a short discussion about famous folks who decided to try hypnosis to alleviate an issue. We do this all the time in other categories, such as “Famous person X got their life on track doing A, B, and C!” They get pasted on the cover of magazines and websites all the time. But it’s fun, so here we go!

  1. Writer’s Block and Depression:  Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The highly famous composer and pianist actually used hypnosis to help him relieve his depression, enabling him to finish the Piano Concerto #2. Here is the quote from Wikipedia:  “Compounded by problems in his personal life, Rachmaninoff fell into a depression that lasted for several years. His second piano concerto confirmed his recovery from clinical depression and writer’s block, cured only by a course of hypnotherapy. The concerto was dedicated to Nikolai Dahl, a physician who had done much to restore Rachmaninoff’s self confidence.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No._2_(Rachmaninoff)
  2.  Sports: This is a HUGE list, so I’m only going to list a few:  Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Olympic Athletes such as Mary Lou Retton, Boxer Kevin McBride, and many, many more! See how many you can find!
  3. Historical:  Thomas Edison, Jackie Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein.
  4. Acting:  Orlando Bloom, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Billy Joel, Matt Damon.
  5. So many names out there, just look for yourself! Here are some fun links:  http://www.hypnojanet.com/blog/famous-people-who-used-hypnosis/   http://www.thecenterofsuccess.com/hypnosis-commonly-asked-questions/famous-people-who-have-used-hypnosis/   http://www.mindpowernews.com/CelebrityHypnosis.htm   http://howtohypnotizesomeonesafely.com/what-is-hypnosis/celebrities-that-have-been-hypnotized/   http://www.nanakasha.com/benefits-hypnosis-famous-people-succeed   http://www.sporthypnosis.org/sport-hypnosis/how-famous-athletes-use-sport-hypnosis/