Did you know however, that over many years, a number of celebrities have sought the services of a hypnotherapist for much more life-enhancing reasons? Here are just a few, unashamedly found via Google whilst I was watching Britain’s Got Talent (that's my disclaimer anyway):
Stephen Fry once used a hypnotherapist so that he could sing in time with the music for a comedy performance with Hugh Laurie. You can see him talking about it here.
Mark Knopfler, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Degeneres, and Ben Affleck all reportedly used hypnotherapy to help them quit smoking. You can see Paul McKenna working with Ellen here.
Sylvester Stallone used a hypnotist whilst filming the Rocky films back in the 70s.
And whilst filming Waterworld, Kevin Costner used hypnosis to ‘cure’ him of seasickness.
Both Gerri Halliwell and Sophie Dahl have used hypnotherapy to help them with weight management.
And David Beckham used it to deal with ‘personal issues’.
When he was a child, Orlando Bloom was hooked on chocolate so his mom asked a hypnotist to help out.
And apparently, The Duchess of Cambridge used techniques in self-hypnosis when she was expecting Prince George.
And it’s been reported that Jennifer Saunders saw a hypnotherapist when procrastinating about writing Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie in 2014. You can see her being interviewed by Jonathan Ross here.
On the Christmas radio show (2013), Dawn French had bet £100,000 that she would never get down to writing the script, knowing the difficulty she'd had over the years (apparently, she had started writing the script 20 years earlier)!
By March 2014, Jennifer was seeing a hypnotherapist in the hope of dealing with her procrastination and getting it written within the year.
And by January 3rd 2015 she announced that it was completed and should be filmed and released some time this year.
So, as you can see from these celebrity examples, hypnotherapy can be life-changing. Or it can simply make you forget the number 7.
I wonder what Hypno-Dog has in store for us next time? ;)