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Conversations with the Inspiring Andrea Fagenholz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrea Fagenholz.

Andrea, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
If you told me five years ago, I was to become a successful hypnotherapist, I wouldn’t have believed you. I started my career in public accounting. Undergraduate, Masters, CPA, it was safe, tried and true path. As years of stress wore on me I turned to holistic health care as a remedy. I was fortunate enough to be guided to hypnosis, a technique that works with the subconscious mind. Did you know that the subconscious mind controls about 88 percent of your total mind power when the conscious mind only controls about 12 percent? One way to access the highly protected subconscious mind is through hypnosis. Once you have access and the appropriate tools – the potential is endless. You have the opportunity to break free of limitations and create the reality you deserve. I was able to find peace, balance and continue to personally develop into the best version of myself.

The confidence gained led me to quit my corporate job & diving deep into the wellness industry. I started Hypnotherapy school & began teaching Lagree Fitness at Trim Fitness Studio. Hypnosis and the tools I have learned are applied in every aspect of my life. Even clients in my fitness classes are reminded that at the point of fatigue when they begin to enter into a fight-flight response, their subconscious mind is open to suggestions. The self-talk that happens right then can impact their progress and shape their success.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
What’s a journey without some growing pains, right? My favorite part of this transition has been uncovering insecurities, my own emotional blocks or limiting beliefs, and gaining a better understanding of myself & how I can help others do the same.

My greatest challenge was the first six months of the transition. I had given up a supportive corporate job, with a very stable paycheck. My subconscious mind kept going back to what, at the time, was a limiting belief “you can’t possibly make a successful income doing what you love.” Consciously, I knew this was incorrect, I witnessed my husband living his dream pursuing holistic health as a chiropractic kinesiologist and only deepening his passion for helping people day by day. After much work both on my own and with the aid of my hypnotherapist, I was able to release that limiting belief. I was able to trust myself, trust the process and trust that the universe would support me along this journey. As soon as I “let go” of control and veered towards trust – things fell into place quicker than I could have imaged. Within days, I was connected with and given the opportunity to practice out of the most incredible healing clinic, Magnolia Wellness OC. I was being contacted by clients to set up sessions before I even had a business card or for that matter a business name. Life felt like it was moving quickly, but yet so beautiful in the direction that I had always visualized.

I believe resistance is the key to growth, at the point of most resistance is exactly when trust matters most. The moment you feel like giving up is when it is most important to stay strong, that very moment is when change is happening. You have the learnings and resources you need & it’s time to give the subconscious mind permission to use them. It’s time to take your power back.

What should we know about Inner Balance Hypnosis? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I developed Inner Balance Hypnosis to cater to all needs. Offering private individual sessions, group guided imagery events and other educational workshops. All options utilizing tools from my training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Therapeutic Imagery.

Hypnosis is a natural way of accessing your subconscious mind to align conscious desire with your subconscious patterns and beliefs. I specialize in relieving anxiety, facilitating self-acceptance, weight-release, relationship enhancement, and overall mindfulness & well-being. I also have unique experience in successfully navigating career/life shifts.

Not in California? The amazing thing about hypnosis is that it is just as powerful virtually as it is in person. Virtual sessions create a strong sense of relaxation and trust, the client is able to be in the comfort of their own home or place of their choosing.

My primary goal is awareness, the journey can feel daunting but everyone deserves to feel heard, loved and safe. To me, hypnosis was the most gentle yet life-changing modality. The results were seen and felt almost instantaneously.

For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
Women have a strong intuition – trust yourself, be true to yourself and know that your inner divine guidance will lead you to your own version of success.

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Alison Bernier Photography, Madison May Photography

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