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James Corden Had Hypnotherapy To Deal With Brits Nerves

Comedy star James Corden was so nervous about hosting the Brit Awards, that he turned to hypnotherapy in order to calm his nerves.

"I didn't get any sleep on Monday - nothing. I just couldn't stop thinking about the gig," he told The Sun.

The nerves and insomnia proved too much for the 'Gavin and Stacey' star, who turned to celebrity friend Paul McKenna, in an effort to help combat his anxiety about hosting the show.

"I've seen Paul before and he and I met for an hour. Afterwards I felt this zen-like calm and confidence," Corden added.

Hypnotherapy is an increasingly popular technique used by those struggling to overcome feelings of anxiety. The method is usually combined with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which leaves the client feeling calmer and more mentally relaxed.

The hypnotherapist helps the client by simultaneously retaining both the conscious and unconscious parts of their mind, which is key to using hypnotherapy as a long-lasting cure. It would seem the session with McKenna worked for Corden, who admitted he managed to keep calm - even when faced with firework dust.

"As I went up on stage, some of Take That's firework dust went in my eye. I think if I hadn't seen Paul it would have thrown me off, but I just soldiered on," he added.