Flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to help him get past seasickness during the filming of Waterworld.
The Irish heavyweight boxing champion summons his hypnotist before every match, to get into the winning frame of mind.
Lord Tennyson Alfred
Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland
Wrote complete poems while hypnotized.
Mary Lou Retton
1984 Olympics: Used hypnosis to block pain in her foot and won the Gold Medal in Gymnastics Women's Artistic Individual All-around.
Used self-hypnosis to quiet and focus his mind and for creative visualization.
President of the New York Kicks
Former Coach of the Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers
Head Coach 11-time NBA Champion, Head Coach 4-time All-Star Game
Believed in using hypnosis with his basketball teams, including superstar players
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O'Neal.
Princess Diana of Wales
Used hypnosis before taking on the role of Cheryl Strayed in Wild.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Treated by Dr. Nikolai Dahl, who used hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, when he suffered a nervous breakdown and subsequent creative block after the disastrous premier of his 1st symphony. Dr. Dahl, on one occasion, played in the viola section of the orchestra when Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto was performed. The concerto was dedicated to Dr. Dahl.
A contributor to the development of modern psychiatry.
Sir Winston Churchill
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Used hypnosis to handle stress, and stay awake to carry out his duties as Prime Minister during WWII.
Professional Australian Athlete
Won the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after his hypnotist helped him visualize his success.
Swiss Ski Team
1967: The team used a hypnotherapist...3 members won olympic medals.
Used self-hypnosis to assist while writing, and filming Rocky.
Used self-hypnosis on a regular basis. In fact, he valued his hypnogogic state so highly that he developed his own technique to maintain it while he worked on his ideas. He believed this technique played a key role in developing ideas that he had difficulty solving during his regular waking state.
79-time PGA Tour winner, 40-time European Tour winner, etc...
At the age of 13, he began seeing a hypnotist to help him block out distractions and focus on the golf course.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
He used hypnosis as a creative aid and composed the opera "Cosi fan tutte" while in a hypnotic trance.