Today Ete sits down with Audrey Holocher of Wasatch Hypnotherapy
We’ve had the chance to interview a lot of people who have very interesting jobs working in all kinds of fields. Audrey Holocher has started a business in a field that is definitely interesting and unique. As a hypnotherapist, she is able to help people deal with pain of all kinds, to decrease their suffering and amp up positive emotions in their lives in a way that many people might find a little woo-woo. Far from the “hypnosis” of Hollywood and stage acts, Audrey explains that her use of hypnotherapy is backed by research and is truly effective in helping people change their lives for the better.
Audrey has, like many of the people we’ve interviewed, taken a “circuitous” route to her current work. Raised in Washington state, the youngest of five, she learned effective and captivating storytelling from her mother, and inherited her engineer father’s ability to balance pragmatism with creativity and an openness to the power of intuition.
She studied food science and technology, received a Master’s degree in environmental science and engineering. She worked in a lab, for an environmental consulting firm, then found her way into marketing and advertising, then market research, and website consulting. As far as career paths go, she’s definitely been around the block.
Outside of work Audrey developed a deep curiosity in the power of the mind. She discovered NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and from there it was a short jump to hypnotherapy. She ended up attending the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. At this time she experienced firsthand how hypnotherapy can help people in pain. This only strengthened her belief in and resolve to practice hypnotherapy.
Today she operates Wasatch Hypnotherapy. Using hypnotherapy, she helps people deal with health issues, especially pain, and all the emotional repercussions of chronic pain, like stress, anxiety and isolation. For the skeptics out there, Audrey talks about some of the research and clinical trials that show the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in specific situations. She explains that she helps people meet their goals by relaxing the conscious mind and speaking to the subconscious, “saturating” it with positive healing ideas. She helps her clients develop affirmations and imagery that help change their limiting beliefs and empowers them. It’s a work that she loves and a passion she’s been able to create a successful business around.