Will Hypnosis Reunite Mel Gibson and Oksana?

Jill Baughman

Mel GibsonDid you just go insane on your ex-girlfriend, spewing f-bombs and racial slurs at her, even insulting her fake boobs and admitting you hit her, then have those conversations recorded without your knowledge? Perhaps you should hire yourself a hypnotist.

That's what Mel Gibson did.

According to RadarOnline, beleaguered Mel hired Rick Collingwood, founder of The Australian Academy of Hypnosis, to help him through his relationship problems. The actor flew Collingwood from Australia to Malibu for 10 days' worth of treatment after Oksana Grigorieva released those damning tapes.

That's a long time to have your brain fuddled with. Then again, Mel most definitely needs to figure out what's going on in that crazy head of his. Hey, nothing else seems to be working. Maybe hypnosis could cure whatever's ailing him.

Collingwood doesn't give too much away about what happened during the sessions:

"The nature of the therapy is of course confidential, but it does show that they were both reaching out for help.

"Hypnosis can be used very effectively as a therapy for anything that is the human condition, to change behavior and habits -- and also for self improvement."

Maybe with enough hypnosis, Mel can learn how to stop being a racist and an abusive ex-boyfriend. It'd be great if we could all be hypnotized to become better spouses and lovers.

This reminds me of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Patients undergo a treatment where they can completely forget about a tortured love affair or traumatic aspect of their lives. Their memories are simply erased. I'd venture to guess a lot of people would love to do this.

But then how would we grow and learn from our mistakes and blah, blah, blah ... come on, admit it, sometimes ignorance is bliss, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

I have no idea how hypnosis is going to help Mel through his current relationship trials and tribulations, though I'd love to be a fly on the wall during one of these sessions. I'm sure if someone offered Mel the treatment they featured in Eternal Sunshine, he'd sign up in a heartbeat. A spotless-minded Mel would probably be better than a hate-filled one.

At least Collingwood seems to be a straight white non-Jewish male, so when Mel lets out all his inner demons, he won't have to worry about yet another assault charge.

Would you go through hypnosis to get some peace after a turbulent relationship?


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