Albert Einstein – used hypnosis daily. His theory of relativity came to him while in a trance state.
Thomas Edison – practiced self-hypnosis regularly.
Nikola Tesla – visionary inventor known for his developments of the alternating current electricity used a trance state for exploring his futurist ideas.
Sergei Rachmaninoff – suffering from depression for three years following the critical failure of his first symphony, went to see Dr. Nicolai Dahl, one of the pioneers of modern hypnosis, to overcome a writers block. He emerged to write one of the world’s greatest works, his “Piano Concerto No.2.”
Frederick Chopin – studied hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg as did the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Sylvester Stallone – used hypnosis to write “Rocky.” He insisted on playing the lead which led to numerous rejections. Hypnosis helped him to keep his self-confidence until he finally got the offer he wanted. While filming his oscar award winning movie, Stallone used hypnosis once again to become Rocky Balboa and gain recognition as an actor.
Aaron Eckhart – who once played a “Big Tobacco” executive kidnapped and tortured with nicotine patches in the dark comedy “Thank You for Smoking”, credits hypnosis for changing his life – by helping him give up cigarettes and alcohol.
James Earl Jones and Bruce Willis – both used hypnosis to overcome stuttering.
Princess Diana – used hypnosis to help her with public speaking.
Kate Middleton – suffered from acute morning sickness during her pregnancy and overcame her symptoms with hypnotherapy.
Sara Ferguson (Duchess of York) – used hypnosis to lose weight.
Orlando Bloom – was taken to a hypnotherapist as a child to overcome chocolate cravings and get into shape.
Geri Halliwell – former “spice girl” used hypnosis to lose weight as did Lily Allen, the well known UK singer, who dropped 3 dress sizes with hypnosis.
Sophie Dahl – who made her fame a plus size supermodel, lost weight with hypnosis and has kept it off of over 10 years.
Courtney Love – uses hypnosis to keep her weight down.
Henry Ford – was a devotee of hypnosis.
Jackie Kennedy Onasis – used hypnotherapy to overcome grief following the assassination of JFK.
Sir Winston Churchill – used hypnosis to stay awake during WWII.
Martha Stewart – used hypnosis to stop nightmares after being released from jail.
Tony Curtis, Sean Penn, Sean Connery, Samual L. Jackson, John Travolta and Robert DeNiro – all used hypnosis to further their careers.