Dame Kelly Holmes was asked to undergo a course of hypnotherapy for her fear of water. She stated, like many clients, that she was a "bit skeptical" at first and thought of the therapist as someone who would wear a long black cloak, and would be wearing a top hat and be instantly hypnotising her on-sight by using energy coming from the pointed finger tips.
As with most clients, her fear was said to be extreme and the session took 2 hours. Afterwards, Dame Kelly Holmes actually went swimming because she “…felt she needed to try…” and successfully learnt how to front crawl and did a number of lengths. When asked to rate hypnotherapy she stated “… 10 out of 10, definitely!”