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Celebrities and Hypnosis

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Hypnosis has been gaining popularity for a few years now, and it’s gaining more so in Hollywood. Celebrities have been becoming more and more aware of the power of the mind, and the power of hypnotherapy, that many are seeking out new ways to think and behave using hypnosis.

Below is a short list of some celebrities who have used hypnosis. This list is not by any means exhaustive, as more stars are using this amazing ability everyday.
Ellen DeGeneres

Funny girl Ellen DeGeneres, who hosts her own talk show Ellen, brought hypnotist Paul McKenna onto her show to break her long time smoking habit. During her session, Ellen was brought to tears by the hypnotic overlapping therapy (this type of hypnosis uses feelings and images of certain people, places or events to create a deep emotional state associated with the behavior).
Since being a teenager, Ellen struggled with smoking and has longed since looked for a solution to quite her habit. Very recently she discovered hypnosis to stop smoking, and has never looked back. She ditched the habit successfully, using only the power of her mind and a well trained hypnotist, and is looking toward a healthier, happier and longer future.
Watch Ellen being hypnotized to stop smoking:

Matt Damon


Matt Damon, star of The Departed, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ocean’s Twelve and The Bourne Identity, also used hypnosis to detach himself from his smoking habit of 16 years.
After filming Ocean’s Twelve, Damon took it upon himself to turn his health around. After one visit to the hypnotist to change the way he thought about his addiction and to change his actions toward smoking, Matt Damon broke free. He is no longer a smoker and is enjoying feeling powerful and in control.
More and More…

Other celebrities have also credited hypnosis for breaking their bad habits. From Drew Barrymore to Ashton Kutcher, Ben Afflek to Charlize Theron, more and more Hollywood A-listers are catching on to the power of hypnosis.
Here is a short list I found on another website, Hypnosis-Philadelphia.com, which gives quite a long list of famous people around the world who utilized their mind to change their lives:
Orlando Bloom was so hooked on chocolate as a child, his mother called in a hypnotist to help him shape up.

Kevin Costner flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to cure his seasickness.

Tiger Woods’ mental coach hypnotizes him to block out distractions and focus on the golf course.


Jackie Kennedy Onassis used hypnotherapy to relive and let go of tragic events in her life.

Mozart (1756-91) was said to have composed the famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while hypnotized.

Albert Einstein used trance states to develop his ideas.


Lord Tennyson Alfred (1809-92) wrote complete poems while hypnotized.

Rachmaninov (1873-1943) reputedly composed one of his concertos following a post-hypnotic suggestion.

Goethe (1749-1832) writer and scientist and, Chopin (1810-1849) pianist and composer both took classes in hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955) physicist – known to have his hypnosis sessions every afternoon. His theory of relativity came to him while maintaining one of these sessions.


Do you have a problem in your life that you want to change? Is there something in your life that you want more of, less of? Do you want to attract others, break a habit, learn to be a better musician or speaker? Anything you want is available to you and is easily achieved through hypnosis. What are you waiting for? It’s your time to shine.

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