BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie loves using hypnotherapy to cope with the trials of fame, because it is the only way she can completely relax.

The WHERE IS THE LOVE star often uses the esoteric practice to calm the pressures of her whirlwind life, and she is adamant being hypnotised is not as strange as people believe.

She tells website, "It isn't as fruity and weird as most people think.

"I mean, I'm not in some doctor's office and they hypnotise me and all of a sudden I'm dancing on a table singing Tiffany.

"It's more like normal therapy for an hour, and then for the last 10 minutes we do some hypnosis. It's great."