Paul McKenna burst onto a world stage with his "The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna" television series. The show had celebrities play roles in funny scenarios alongside some audience members that Paul McKenna had hypnotized.
However Paul McKenna is now best known for his vast array of books, hypnosis audio and multimedia products. Paul McKenna has hosted a multitude of television shows ranging from the "Paranormal World of Paul McKenna" where he investigated the weird and wonderful to "Paul McKenna Can Make You Thin" when he used the British public as subjects in his weight loss program!
Paul McKenna tours frequently not only with his hypnotic shows but also presenting seminars in his weight loss program and neuro-linguistic programming.
At the age of 16 Paul McKenna began his career by taking a job at a local retail store as a DJ. Seven years later he was working as a radio DJ with a promising career ahead of him.
It was the time that Paul McKenna was working as a DJ that he developed a fascination with hypnosis. After a guest on his radio show demonstrated how hypnosis could be used for relaxation Paul McKenna was hooked. Soon he was using it for his own personal development and found that he had a natural gift for it.
Soon Paul McKenna had progressed to using his newly acquired hypnotic skills to entertain in pubs and clubs. Having a natural aptitude for hypnosis Paul McKenna found himself with requests for hypnotherapy sessions on a one-on-one basis.
During this time Paul McKenna found employment with the biggest radio station in Britain by getting a spot on Radio One as his DJ skills were becoming more recognised. However, Paul McKenna wanted to pursue hypnosis and didn't stay long.
This was a wise choice for McKenna because in 1993 the British channel ITV aired his first hypnotic show which became so popular it was seen in 42 countries.
Paul McKenna was an instant hit as a stage hypnotist but never forgot the self improvement benefits of hypnosis. He created the McKenna Breen Ltd company with Michael Breen which produced seminars on nlp and hypnosis as well as a tape set. This was to be his first taste of product creation.
In 2006, after a British paper, Daily Mail, alleged that Paul McKenna had obtained a bogus PhD so he could defraud the public, he sued them and received substantial damages.
The Daily Mail was referring to a PhD Paul McKenna was awarded by LaSalle University which thousands of students thought was accredited but was not. All the students, Paul McKenna included, were awarded compensation by the US Government!
In addition to McKenna being an unknowing participant in the La Salle saga the daily Mirror did not point out that he had already attained another United Kingdom accredited doctorate in 2004 for the work carried out on "The Effects of Fixed Action Patterns and Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Determining Outcomes in Human Behaviour"!