ATHLETES WHO HAVE USED HYPNOSIS FOR SPORTS SUCCESS
Christina Clemons (100m Hurdle) asked Wendy Merron, Certified Hypnotist at The Center of Success in Wayne, PA, to help her earn a well-deserved place on the US Olympic Team. During the Olympic Trials, she gained her spot on the three-person team and she also achieved her best time ever.
Steve Hooker of Australia won the 2008 Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after his hypnotist helped him to
visualize his success.
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.
2008: The only two shooters who won gold medals for the U.S. worked with a Hypnotherapist.
1984: Mary Lou Retton used hypnosis to block pain in her foot and won the Gold Medal for Gymnastics.
Jim Thorpe became the greatest Olympian of all time during the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912.
He was so talented that even though he had never thrown a javelin or pole-vaulted, he entered the Eastern Olympic Trials in New York and won second place.
During the Olympics, he placed first in four of the five events in the now-defunct pentathlon, which consisted of five events in a single day.
Thorpe astounded the crowd when he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.2 seconds—during pouring rain- a time not equaled at the Olympics until 1948.
Ultimately, Thorpe Thorpe was number one in four Olympic events in 1912 and placed in the top ten in two more—a feat no modern athlete has accomplished.
Jim Thorpe consistently used visualization to help improve his athletic performance. Newspaperman Francis Albertanti of the New York Evening Mail once saw Thorpe relaxing on a chair. “What are you doing, Jim, thinking of your Uncle Sitting Bull?” he asked. “No, I’m practicing the long jump,” Thorpe replied. “I’ve just jumped 23 feet eight inches. I think that will win it.”
1983: The Chicago White Sox hired a full-time Hypnotist and made the playoffs.
1967: The Swiss Ski Team used a Hypnotherapist and 3 members won medals.
At the age of 13, Tiger Woods 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.
Championship golfer Jack Nicklaus shared that hypnotherapy and visualization techniques as the sole reason for his improved concentration.
FAMOUS PEOPLE AND 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.
Other celebrities who have used hypnosis as part of their weight-loss program include:
- 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, Duchess 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.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED HYPNOSIS FOR CAREER SUCCESS
Debra Messing used hypnotherapy to help her overcome her fear of being underwater, because she didn’t want this to hold her back from a fantastic film role.
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.
Halsey, Chelsea Handler, Mark Knopfler, Matt Damon, Debra Messing, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher, Ewan McGregor, Adele, and Charlize Theron beat their smoking habit through hypnosis.
CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE USED HYPNOSIS FOR PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT
Martha Stewart underwent hypnosis for recurring nightmares and was able to overcome them.
Sylvester Stallone worked with the famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne while filming Rocky in 1975.
Hollywood actor Aaron Eckhart 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.
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’.
FAMOUS PEOPLE AND CELEBRITIES WHO ARE CERTIFIED HYPNOTISTS AND HYPNOTHERAPISTS
Florence Henderson was an American actress and singer. She was best known for her role as Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. In the mid- 1980’s she married John Kappas, a hypnotherapist and founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, whom she met while battling depression. Henderson studied hypnotherapy and became a certified hypnotherapist.
CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE USED HYPNOSIS FOR CHILDBIRTH
According to The Mirror, Kate Middleton used HypnoBirthing to stay calm and visualize birth. Kate had her husband, Prince William by her side to support, reassure and coach her during the labor.
Emily Deschanel, (Dr. Temperance Brennan, on Bones) used HypnoBirthing for her recent baby.
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