Mental focus and concentration are as important in sports as physical training as far as attaining a winning mindset. Visualization exercises can increase confidence and strength and even help athletes cope with post-game pain. Mixed martial artist Miesha Tate, who is the current Women's Bantamweight Champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, recently added hypnosis to her training regimen.
A source told British magazine Grazia, "Katy was devastated when they broke up. But she is a firm believer in alternative therapies and she wants to wipe him from her life for good, so she decided to see a hypnotherapist. She wants to retrain her brain to prevent John coming back."
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” fans recently celebrated the birth of Kim Kardashian baby number 2, Saint West, with rapper Kanye West. Kardashian revealed that her baby was discovered to be breech.
In the book “Lady Windermere's Fan,” Oscar Wilde’s Lord Darlington says a critic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Reviewers at the time had the power to devalue art with a quip. Artists, and people in general, can be sensitive to criticism. The great Russian composer Seigei Rachmaninoff was so traumatized by bad reviews of his First Symphony, he shut himself off from writing altogether. Had it not been for the work of the pioneering hypnotist Nikolai Dahl, Rachmaninoff may never have composed his “Second Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 18.”
Former football star Michael Strahan isn’t afraid to mix things up during scrimmage. He set sack records, but the former New York Giants defensive end gets clipped by a fear of snakes. NLP developer Richard Bandler stopped by “Live! With Kelly and Michael” to coach the record-setting co-host through his snake phobia.
Mozart reportedly used hypnotism to help him create. According to scattered reports, Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” was entirely composed in a hypnotic trance. Some websites claim Mozart studied hypnosis. While this is not true, the controversial musician had a long association with the controversial creator of magnetism, which hypnosis is based on, Anton Mesmer.
Not all hypnosis is about bad habits. Hypnosis can be healing and it can also be hilarious. Stage hypnotists can free volunteers from their usual self-conscious states and allow them to act quite the fool, if they agree to it.
It was recently reported that Bill Murray was hypnotized to get over his cat allergy long enough to shoot a scene in the film “St. Vincent,” but the actor has a long history with hypnosis. Bill Murray was 34 years old when he hypnotized an ailing Brit in “The Razor’s Edge” from 1984.
Kid Cudi doesn’t have a problem talking about his addictions. He has spoken openly about kicking his cocaine habit by going cold turkey. But the Brooklyn-based rapper, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, had a harder time quitting cigarettes. Kid Cudi opened about going to a hypnotist on the “Joe Rogan Experience podcast.”
Olivia Munn has been very open about going to a hypnotist for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) issues. The actress recently revealed that the hypnotherapy sessions led her to find a way to get into shape to get into the superheroine Psylocke’s outfit in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Howie Mandel was hypnotized into shaking hands with his co-stars on the May 26, 2015, broadcast of “America’s Got Talent.” That might not seem like a big deal, but the game show host and celebrity judge is a renowned germaphobe, which can make the very thought of shaking someone’s hands a frightening experience.