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.
Milton Erickson overcame two bouts of polio and a debilitating case of dyslexia to become the father of modern hypnotherapy. He broke new ground and changed psychotherapy. Ericksonian hypnosis is considered a more compassionate and permissive form of hypnotherapy than the authoritarian traditional methods. Erickson believed all the necessary resources for healing and transformation could be found in the unconscious.