The Unstoppable Mind Podcast with Mary Lou Rodriguez

Episode 35 | Becoming A Certified Hypnotist with Melanie Brandt | The Unstoppable Mind Podcast with Mary Lou Rodriguez

July 31, 2022 Season 1 Episode 35
The Unstoppable Mind Podcast with Mary Lou Rodriguez
Episode 35 | Becoming A Certified Hypnotist with Melanie Brandt | The Unstoppable Mind Podcast with Mary Lou Rodriguez
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Today I am interviewing one of my recent HypnoThrive graduates Melanie Brandt. We talk about how she's using Hypnosis in a whole new way with her industry and children. Stay tuned.

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Hello unstoppables of the world, you're listening to the unstoppable mind podcast. And on today's episode, I have the honor of interviewing Melanie Brandt. Melanie is a recent graduate from my Hypno Thrive certification program. And she talks about how she's going to be using hypnosis out in the world. She talks about how she is ready to start seeing clients today, because that's how confident embed as she is. And she also talks about how my program has impacted her as a parent. So stay tuned. Hello, everyone, you are listening to the unstoppable mind podcast. And I'm here with a very, very special guest. I'm staring at her right in the eyes, making her very uncomfortable, I think I'm here with a very special guest, and her name is Melanie Brandt. And before I bring Melanie on to the unstoppable mind podcast, officially, I wanted to just share that Melanie is a recent graduate of the Hypno Thrive certification program. And I'm really honored to have Melanie here. And I'm just we're just going to have a heart to heart conversation about what her experience was like, in my program. So Melanie, welcome. Thank you excited to be here. If you could just share with everyone a little bit about yourself and where you live. You know? Yeah, so I I'm, I live in Kelowna BC, in Canada, and I am a mom and a wife, two little girls, and my dog Billy, who's probably sleeping right in the background here. Thank you, Billy. And I've been a chiropractor for 14 years practicing chiropractor. And I, about a year ago, I had an injury that kind of stopped me in my tracks from practicing, and took me down a different a different road to try and figure out my own stuff and what was going on with me and my body. And that led me eventually to have no thrive. And that's, that's why I'm here. Okay. So you shared so you and I know each other in a different program. And we have mutual mentors that we respect very, very much. And I wanted to share like, what did you know about hypnosis before you join my program? And then why? Like, I'm just curious, like, what, what inside of you was like, I have to learn this? Yeah, so I think for me, it was I think most people who go into these types of programs, they've, they've had some experience with hypnosis. And so for me, it was just so transformational. It changed every aspect of my life. And I thought, wow, like I had, I had no idea it was going to send me down this path. That's not what I was expecting. And so, so, yeah, with hypnosis, it just, it's so powerful. And it allows us to get out of our own way. And realize, you know, what, what, what is possible? And I, yeah, it's life changing, for sure. It is life changing. And I know you love it as much as I do. And I was able to witness you in the, in the breakout rooms, you know, Zoom has breakout rooms. And so I was I had the opportunity of watching everyone practice hypnosis. And every time I went to your breakout room with your partner, I would stay, I would like close my eyes. And I would just feel into what you were sharing. And it's powerful, and you are powerful. And I want to kind of take it a few steps back and ask you like, what are you going to be doing with hypnosis? I know that in your former life, you were a chiropractor. I'm not sure if you're going to combine the two or how that's going to work. But what do you plan on doing with hypnosis? Yeah, so initially, when I when I was on this journey to figure out what was going on with my body and why I couldn't recover my injury. I had a low back injury. Just a typical, you know, things I treat every day and and should have responded and should have gotten better and it just didn't. And so It led me to start another program to figure out my own stuff. And that was the mind body method with Jake curry, and, and I love Jake, by the way, he's incredible, incredible, incredible, such a amazing mentor. And yeah, so So going down and learning that that side of things that the mind body connection and you know, it's just something that we learn about the brain in school, we learn all the neuroscience and all the, the, you know, physiology everything, but we don't learn about the mind. And I feel like it's just something that is so ignored in in western medicine that and it's so so important. So important. So in working with Jake, I just I realized how much it helped me and how fast and, and specifically with the musculoskeletal standpoint, so there's so many layers to mind body masters, but for me, I want to focus on people who are in pain and have had similar things as me. Because it's, it ties in so nicely with hypnosis. It's it's such a big, well together. Yeah, yes. Okay, so I wasn't sure exactly what that looked like for you. So you'll be using it as a tool in order to help people heal from their pain. Yes, yes. And, and the thing with pain in general, like musculoskeletal pain is, it all comes down to the conflicts that you've had to happen on the level of the mind, the body and the site and the brain? So my, you know, psyche, Brain Body. And, and so where that is based on the type of conflict that you've had, that's where it's, it has a symptom in your body. So the the great thing when I started your course, was with with musculoskeletal conditions, they come down to a self devaluation conflict. And what that means is basically a conflict that caused you to have a lack of self worth, right. So when I the first, the first day, I took your course, and the lessons were coming, I was, I just knew like, this is so perfect to tie it all together. For what I'm how I'm going to help people. Right? Oh, I didn't know that. I did not know that. Isn't it interesting that everything seems to come back to self worth self deserving, and safety. And, and self love like that? It just every time I work with a client it it just as we dig and as we figure out what is really the root? It's, it's, it's that it is it really is. And I didn't realize I was associated to pain as well. Yeah. Oh, that's so interesting. Yes, it's very cool. Very cool. And especially with the stress cycle, so it all ties in to going into sympathetic state and then coming into parasympathetic. And for most people, they, they experience the pain once they've gone into the parasympathetic state, and they're starting to heal, but they they see it as a bad thing. And so they can't move past that. Right. So if that's their perception of the pain, so you know, it just, you can create on top of having this already self devaluation conflict, you can create a second conflict based on your perception of your pain. So it's like conflicts on top of each other. Wow, that's so interesting. So okay, so it makes sense to me. Now, how you're going to be combining the two. And I'm just curious, because I know that we spent eight days together over a two week period, just from your perspective, tell me what you were expecting and what was it like what you were expecting or yeah, just No, not at all. To be honest, like I looked, I looked for quite a few hypnosis, like training courses online. Because it was kind of the, the the next step to putting my work out there and helping people and tying it all together. But when I actually did your hypnosis challenge, where you invited everyone to come and learn about hypnosis, and I didn't catch it live, I was that work, but I was able to catch the replays. And I knew, I knew as soon as you started talking about the brain science, I was like, This is my girl. This is who I'm going to learn from. And so yeah, I just I knew I needed to make it happen. And yeah, wow. So just go back to your question, sorry, my experience, I was not expecting the level of the content, the way the program is put together, how you can do the program at your own pace inside of a window, right, which is important, you don't want to be doing it a month before you're taking the live classes. But to have that little extra buffer, to do it on your own time was so valuable. And it allowed us to learn the content and then be in the be in the live, be in the practice. And yeah, listen to our guest speakers. It was brilliant. It was brilliant. So I thank you for that. Thank you, I worked really hard on trying to figure out how am I going to give them all of this content in a way that bite sizes, so they're not so overwhelmed with the eight days that we had, and practice because I want you to be badass. And I feel like you are a badass. Well, and I am a badass, I know that because you set us up from day one to No, no, we are a badass, and to have that confidence going through the program. And then after the program to know like, I'm a badass hypnotist. And would you say and I'm just curious, but would you say you're ready? Like you could start seeing clients today? Yes, yes. Yes. I have a couple of consults set up this week. And I'm just hoping my insurance will go through after that. Because we're I want to get going, I'm ready to share this and to help people and get it out there. Yeah. Oh, exciting, Melanie. And you're not the only person who's waiting for their liability insurance to kick in. They've got people, they've got consults lined up like that is you have to know how that makes me feel as an instructor. I just trust it will all come together the way it's supposed to. So. So okay, we learned so tell because people don't really understand like, what it is that I'm doing. They don't have a program. They know I'm teaching hypnosis. But from your perspective, because we covered a lot, we covered your own mindset. I mean, just to name me just to start there. We covered habits, we covered emotional addictions, we covered neuroscience, we covered hypnosis, we covered money, we covered business. So from your perspective, like tell me just what how would you describe it to somebody who is wondering what the heck is Mary Lou doing? Yeah, so I would describe it as just learning all the stuff, you need to become an amazing hypnotist and get out of your own way to allow it to happen. And just know that it's all there. And you don't need anything else other than to trust yourself. And, and to put it out there. That's so beautiful. What, uh, what did you enjoy learning the most, because there's a lot. There's so many things, so many things. I love how you set us up and you gave us all of your the the things that went really well for you and the things that were fails. And so, you know, and I wouldn't say failures, like the things that you learned your lessons from. So I think that's so valuable, because, you know, we all see you now and we know how amazing you are. But we forget you started here too. And so to give us that that advice was so, so valuable. Oh, I love it. I love it. I love that yeah, because I want you to be set up for success. I don't want you to have to learn the hard lessons that I learned. And I truly want you to be successful. I want you to thrive and all of the ways I want you my my goal is from classroom to client, you know, you you you're in the classroom and as soon as you graduate, you are working with clients and that's what you're going to be doing and and I want you to have the business mindset because that is something that can hold people back as well. What did you think about business? I thought that was amazing. The way you brought in Michelle to to help us with that. And not only that, it's just the support that comes in in the group after you're done like you know, that Mary leaves got us like we we are going to be successful. So and we already are, we just need to get out there and do it. So you do have your back. And you're right. I always forget that after you graduate, you're still not done. Another year with me, which is amazing, it's incredible, you still have the support, it's what I needed when I became a hypnotist. And it's what I know I want to offer to others. And whether you need me for the full year is up to you. But the support is there. And it will say to like, I don't know, I've gone to so many courses like I'm especially before COVID live courses. And now more recently online, but you know, I don't know about you. But there's sometimes those courses that you just can't wait to end your like, even as the time is going by to the day you're looking at the clock or like, hey, when is this over? With very late with your course, you just want it to keep going, you want it to keep going, you're not tired, you're tired after but you're not tired during it, you just want to you just want to absorb all of it. And that's that's just the energy that you put behind it. Wow, thank you. Because we when we were in class, I felt like I was throwing a lot at you. I felt like I was throwing you into the deep end of the Oh, you were you definitely were. You were but it was it was it was fantastic. Oh, I love that so much. I I just you know, I love talking about it. I live this this. This is my dharma. This is my path. This is what just energizes me, it excites me. And I love hearing your perspective. It's like it's so interesting. And it's good for me to hear that. That this is a course where the content is so good that that you want to keep learning and you want to keep studying. So how do you feel that you've changed because your eyes it's very rapid to like, it's such a. I mean, you look back and you go okay, we just did that a few weeks ago. But the I feel so much more confident. I'm just ready to go out and do it do the thing. And it still scares me. Don't get me wrong. Yeah, but it's, it's, I know, I can help people get the transformation that that they want. And that's what's so cool about it is, is you're helping people achieve what they want, you know, and they have to do the work. They have to do the work, but you can you can help them get there. So good. I'm reading your body language as you're, you're totally confident for those of you who are who don't know, or this this video, The podcast is also on YouTube, so you can watch it live. But um, as I read your body language, I'm like she is this your you've embodied it? Well, I've been doing my unstoppable confidence every day. So that helps. That helps. But yes, I definitely feel it. I feel it. So I taught you a lot of tools inside of, of the program, in addition to hypnosis, like tons and tons of tools. What do you think was the most interesting? Like, what was the one where and you don't have to go into detail if you don't want to, but just like, was there a particular tool where you were like, wow, I just, this is interesting. Yeah, um, there's so many. Yeah. And I think it comes to you, too, like when you're actually in the practice of doing it, and working with another student. And so yeah, for me, there was some moments where I was like, Holy shit, I can't believe that just happened. What, when we were learning parts therapy that was That was incredible. What an experience. I know. And I think most people in our group felt that like, whatever everyone experiences something completely different, but it's so powerful. The other part for me is just being able to, to work with my kids in a different way, and helping build up their confidence and their self worth and self love. And making them feel safe. You know, and so, that, to me is priceless. That's that's worth its weight in gold. That always strikes a chord inside of me when somebody says I'm speaking differently to my kids because of what I've learned, like, because I know that that has incredible impact this and in that ripple effect, like it is powerful stuff. It is it is And when you can see it in action. It's, it's incredible. Wow, wow. So Melanie, what would you say to somebody who is on the fence, and they're scared due to time or to money? Lovely circumstances, they're worried about being in class for four hours, which I know is a lot, right. You know, it's like, I'm asking a lot. But what would you say to somebody who was was? Yeah, I would say, if you're feeling all those things, you need it more than you know. Yep. And you will work on all of those things and get through your own stuff, while learning or learning this, this beautiful work. It is, I, it is a transformational program. Like I, I've always called it a brain training program, because I feel like our brain is changing, but you do you do walk away as a different person than when you started. Do you do and it's, it truly is my honor Melanie to have taught you, because I feel like you are so prepared. And so ready, you're so ready, like you I can tell. I can feel that from you. And I feel like you understand now how to create long lasting transformation. You know what that looks like? You know what that entails, from the brains perspective, you understand, you understand how to do it. And I will say like, even with my training, aside from all of that, you could take your program and become a badass hypnotist, you don't need all that stuff. I'm just really excited to tie it together. Because it's so it's so cool to just to tie that together for me, because I'm so passionate about it. But you don't need it. You can take your program and the day well, not even the day you're done. While you're in it. You are already ready. You're ready. I know that's so good. You are already ready. It's true. It's true. And and for those of you who may be listening, or catching this a little bit later, during the podcast, Melanie had shared that she initially started becoming interested in hypnosis because of chronic pain and another program that she was doing. And and so and this just flowed in so nicely, and I can see why now just thank you for explaining to me. And it's so interesting, our interpretations, like what we believe everything comes back to what we believe. Totally. And our brains are just trying to keep us safe. Right. So it's not, it's not our fault. They're just trying to keep us safe. Yes, that is one of what I feel like, one of the ways that I teach is to stress how our clients are making these decisions. Yes, some of it is conscious, you know, like the, you know, whatever, just overeating for example. So they know yes, that this is not healthy for them. But I I love to teach it from the perspective of yes, they understand that they're doing this behavior, but they don't unnecessarily understand the why. Yeah, so it's our job to have that compassion for our client who doesn't understand why there is the conflict that you referred to earlier. And I would say why they have this core wound that, that they don't understand that they're just trying to fill that with all of the things with food, alcohol, success, money, whatever it is, it doesn't matter. Yeah, like they're filling it. And it's not that meat is not being met inside. And it's so simple. It's so simple. And it's core, right? Yeah. Yeah, recording our corneas. Is there anything else that you want to share about the program? Anything that comes to mind? Oh, I would just say it's Mary Lou just attracts such great people and the people that we're in this program. It's it blows your way. It blows you away and it just makes you feel so safe and so connected and it's just such a safe space. So thank you millennial for saying that. I feel like this cohort was cohort four. So this that was the fourth time that I had done it and I think that that not think I know that that was one of the most special ones. Like it was everything about it was magical. I can't speak to the other ones, but I know some of those people came to this one and they were that was so helpful like for them to come back and help teach from their from their perspective. It was like incredible. No, I forgot about the mentors. Yes, having Do you also get to take Hypno? Thrive one more time? Do you think you'll take it in August or in January? That depends how busy my schedule is Mary Lou, if your thought your waiting list by then all started and I know, I know you met with your family as well, that yes, yes. I was just curious because, you know, I want everybody to know who's thinking about taking my program, you can take it up to you can take it one more time within a year. And why do you think they do that? Melanie? It's it's just repetition, you know, and we just need to keep practicing. We really do. And there's something you'll pick something up every time that you're like, How did I not pick that up before? You know? Yeah, and I give you there's a lot of content. And even though you have access to this content, when you learn it again, when you go through the modules again, you're going to be in a different place. Yes. And you'll be like, Oh, okay, that that hits home, like it didn't hit home the first time, I really want you to be the best at what you do. There's so much value in that, especially like being able to go back and look at it, look at this and learn more from the content. Because you know, you go away to these weeks seminars, and it's gone. It's gone. You don't get it back. So, so much value in that Mary Lou just over delivers in this program. It's it's, it's incredible. Melanie, you know, I when I took my certification program, they were like, and I remember when I took it, I had just enough money to be able to like take the certification program, I didn't realize that they were going to upsell me on here are the recorded video. And if you want forms, here are forms. And if you want this, and I just didn't know, and I couldn't you know, at that time, you know, I had a poverty mindset, lack mindset, and none of that. I just couldn't afford any of that. And I certainly couldn't have afforded the recordings. And so not every hypnosis program offers recordings of their programs. I know that because because I've been told. So thank you for bringing that up. I know it's a small detail, but it's the fact that you, you get to rewatch these, these video recordings. Yeah, it's very, very generous, very generous. And if you're worried about the money, the cost of the program, you will make that back so fast. The way Mary Lou sets you up, it will just happen. We had so much fun talking about money. Oh, yes. Yes, we did. hours. By the time I was done, my brain was like, I think that my brain is much. I felt like that every day. But in the morning, I woke up and I couldn't wait to get back in it. So I love it. I love it. Melanie, thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Hypno Thrive certification program. It's such an honor to have had you in this program to teach you like I feel so blessed that I was able to teach you hypnosis, and that I know the impact that you are going to make in the world. And I'm just blessed to be a part of it. So I want to thank you for your time today for sharing from your experience. Thank you, Mary Lou. I feel I'm so grateful to you for this course. Honestly. I was not expecting it. But it was it was life changing. For sure. All right, well, on that note, until the next time, live your unstoppable life. Thank you. Bye I would love if you shared today's episode with your friends and loved ones. Please share it on your social media channels. And make sure to subscribe to the podcast. I believe that we are all here to help others. Together, we can help more people. I would be so grateful for a five star review. And I'm also grateful that you took the time to let me know how this podcast is helping you. If you want more transformational content, connect with me on Instagram at Mary Lou hypnotizes you and then go over and join my Facebook group, the unstoppable mind. Visit Mary Lou For more information on my programs, and how to work with me until the next time. 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