History has documented many instances of poets, writers, composers, inventors and other famous people using hypnosis to help them in their creative endeavors, everyone from composers like Mozart and Rachmaninov, to inventors like Thomas Edison, car magnate Henry Ford and physicist Albert Einstein. Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud developed modern psychiatry as a result of learning about and practicing hypnosis . Alfred, Lord Tennyson repeated names to himself as a hypnotic mantra in order to access different states of consciousness in which whole poems came to him. Writer and scientist Goethe, and pianist and composer Chopin both took classes in hypnosis at the University of Strasbourg.
Actor Kevin Costner flew his personal hypnotist to Hawaii to cure his sea sickness during the making of the film "Waterworld", and Jack Nicklaus claims that his success is entirely due to practicing concentration and visualization. Sylvester Stallone finally got the courage to submit his "Rocky" script to a major Hollywood producer after using hypnosis, and would listen to a specially made subconscious motivational tape while on location.
Jimmy Connors used hypnosis to win the U.S. Open Championship and Tiger Woods uses his mental coach to hypnotize him to block out distractions and focus on the game.
Jackie Kennedy-Onassis used hypnosis to help her through the tragic events in her life.