Paul William McKenna is a British hypnotist, a writer, and also a radio and television broadcaster. McKenna has produced and written numerous multimedia products including books, audio books, hosted radio programs and also television shows. He started at age 16 at Radio Topshop and went on to present on other stations such as Radio Caroline, Radio Jackie, Capital Radio and BBC Radio 1.
McKenna then showed a strong passion for hypnotism and starred in a regular Sunday night show at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The success of his shows led him into playing in other theaters across the continent including Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, US, and Australia.
In early 1990, McKenna quit the radio and started his own TV show, The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna, which was broadcast by ITV in 1993. The show quickly gained popularity and has more than 12 million viewers, and been broadcast to more than 42 countries worldwide.
He continued to study hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming with Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP. As of this writing, McKenna has hypnotized many celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, David Williams, the Top Gear host Richard Hammond, The One Show presenter Matt Baker and more.
Paul McKenna was recently named by London Times as one of the world’s leading and most important modern gurus, selling 8,000 copies of his books in a week throughout 35 countries, and more than 8 million copies of his books were sold.
For the past two decades, McKenna has helped transform people’s lives, successfully quit smoking, lose weight, overcoming insomnia and more. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Early Show, and Rachel Ray. He has also involved in research and development of psychosensory therapy of Amygdala Depotentiation Therapy (ADT), which also known as Havening, presenting his work to health care professionals in the UK and US, and hosting his own TV show on HULU.