Why Celebrities Are Turning to Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy: Celebrities Secret Weapon.
From Ellen Degeneres to Drew Barrymore, Hypnotherapy can help to change behaviours and get rid of bad habits, so it's no wonder that they are turning to hypnosis to help them quit smoking, loose weight and so much more. According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, hypnotherapy is not like what you see in stage performances, where you frequently see individuals acting like animals or clucking like chickens (as funny as that would be to watch Adeje cluck like a chicken)... there are actually no pocket watches that swing. You are in total control throughout a hypnosis session. You will be able to recall the advice given to you after the session because you will hear it.
Which Celebrities have used Hypnotherapy and what for?
1. Reese Witherspoon - She used hypnosis to help manage her panic attacks
2. Jessica Alba - Hypnosis helped prepare her for both labor and motherhood
3. Courtney Love - Hypnosis for weight loss
4. Tiger Woods - He used hypnosis to have mental focus for his Golf Tournaments
5. Wynona Ryder - Used hypnosis to quit smoking
6. David Beckham - He turned to hypnosis to help him with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
7. Sylvester Stallone - Hypnosis to help with his anxiety and fear
8. Eva Mendes - She used hypnosis to help her stop nail biting
9. Albert Einstein - Yes, even him, he used it to improve skills he already had
10. Kate Middleton - She used methods of Hypnobirthing
and many many more.
The origins of Hypnosis:
Hypnotherapy has been used for over 100 years to help with a range of issues. Although hypnotherapy is frequently viewed as more of a new-age treatment for a range of physical and psychological ailments, the truth is that this method has a long history and dates back thousands of years. Although the method wasn't known as hypnotism until around 1841, there is evidence to imply that hypnosis has been practiced since the beginning of history as it is currently known.
The Early History
Although hypnosis hasn't always been understood the same way it is now, the discipline has been for a long time. For instance, Ancient Hindus used meditation to produce what they called "temple sleep," a form of self-induced hypnosis that was thought to treat a variety of illnesses. The Book of Healing, a work from 1027, contains the first recorded textual mention of the practice. Hypnosis developed a supernatural mystique as a result of more devout people in nations like Austria and Ireland associating it with prayer and using it in various spiritual rituals.
An Evolving Practice
Hypnotherapy had departed from mysticism and entered the domain of science by the late 1700s. Animal magnetism was the name given to the technique for a while, which was closely related to the study of magnetic forces and their application to the treatment of diseases. However, certain scientific minds began to realize that the technique still operated without the need of magnets by the early 1800s. In fact, a priest by the name of Abbe Faria caused quite a sensation when he openly displayed his capacity to change someone's mindset using only technique and the subject's consent.
The history of Faria’s discoveries
A few years later, Faria's research enabled doctors to successfully employ hypnotism's basic's as a workable anaesthetic for major surgeries. Even still, experts had their doubts and there was a widespread misunderstanding of how and why this worked. Additionally, hypnosis' seeming lack of control turned off a wide range of critics, and by the 1860s, during the Civil War, more reliable anaesthetic, such chloroform, was available. At this time in history, hypnosis became more widely employed to treat mental health issues, transitioning from a phenomenon of medicine to a psychological principle.
By the late 1800s, researchers who focused on the human mind, like Sigmund Freud, made up almost the entire membership of The First International Congress for Experimental and Therapeutic Hypnotism.
Modern Applications of Hypnotherapy
Today, hypnotherapy is utilized to treat a wide range of illnesses, such as PTSD, addictions, depression, weight loss and many more. Contrary to the past, hypnosis is now recognized and included in medical technologies. The application of the procedure to improve anaesthesia and directly treat both physical and mental disorders marks a kind of full circle for the profession. In many nations, hypnotherapy is governed similarly to other forms of medicine, and doctors frequently suggest these 'alternative' therapies.
Although most people think of hypnotherapy as stage magic and dramatic performances, there have always been serious uses for this little-known science, and there is now more proof than ever that it is a secure and successful area of medical study.
Hypnotherapy can help anyone and that is why so many celebrities trust hypnosis to help them along with their day to day lives or fabulous careers. The image of hypnosis is changing, thanks in part to celebrities coming forward to praise hypnotherapy for its role in their lives.