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Hidden Gems: Meet Kimberly Friedmutter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Friedmutter.

Hi Kimberly, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m a celebrity hypnotherapist and author of the best-selling book Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted (Simon & Schuster/Atria Books), member-at-large of the prestigious UCLA Health System Board, American Board of Hypnotherapy, Certified Master Hypnotist, American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Master Practitioner, International Hypnosis Federation, Spiritual Counselor Specialist, Medical and Dental Specialist, Researcher Division Registered Member, Coaching Division Registered Member, Association for Integrative Psychology Author of Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted (Simon&Schuster/AtriaBooks) Solutions Consultation A globally acclaimed hypnotist, former radio host on KLSX 97.1 FM Los Angeles. As seen on CNN, CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, TLC, HBO, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, Daily Mail, New York Post, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Newsday, Washington Post, Woman’s World, In Touch, Life & Style, People, OK Magazine, Hello! and others. I enjoy my private practice as a hypnotherapist and solutions consultant in sports, entertainment, business and personal matters. http://www.kimberlyfriedmutter.com

I started my holistic path and practice after hosting a talk radio program on 97.1 KSLX (known as the home of Howard Stern) a hybrid Dr. Laura meets Playboy-esque relationship talk show. The station had a strong male dynamic (Howard Stern/Tom Leykis) and listener share. I realized at that time that I had stage fright! I sought out the help of a hypnotherapist and just like you often hear, the anxiety, fear and upset disappeared. I was so intrigued I booked more sessions to tweak all of the other issues that were frustrating for me, and what a relief! It worked and I was hooked! From that point, I studied both the science and art of hypnotherapy, moved to Seattle to start working with those in the tech industry and a career was born. I moved to Malibu to work with those suffering from addiction often working on Hollywood sets and with clients globally. Beverly Hills and Malibu have been rich with clientele using clinical hypnosis for health and fitness, accelerated performance and interestingly enough, those prepping for medical procedures.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a long road, like many solid careers especially if you are blessed with that opportunity. And not necessarily a smooth road although not really bumpy or rocky. My path has and continues to have many twists and turns, a trajectory forward and with more momentum now than ever! Since 2020, most people are becoming not only more aware of mental wellness but more excepting of mental wellness, my wheelhouse. Having been included in many media appearances (The Doctors, Dr. Oz, CNBC Make it! and most recently Real Housewives of Salt Lake City episode 12) where hypnosis was featured as a way to get the Housewives to get along? Really? Of course, you can check out the episode to see how that played out! CNBC Make It! Series on the other hand, interviewed me about de-stressing CEO’s and entrepreneurs in finance. Trance and the ability to control your own mind is a very big topic for 2021 and I couldn’t be happier. My book sold out many times during the pandemic and the idea that we have autonomy over our thoughts and can exercise a sense of agency for ourselves is liberating. You know, trance is a natural state of relaxation and who doesn’t want that? We have turned up the volume on our conscious mind so loud we can no longer feel our natural impulses or follow our internal GPS leaving us feeling lost and unhappy.

We all naturally have the power of our own subconscious mind and can benefit greatly by accessing it. One of the biggest struggles is the general public perception and differentiation between stage show hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy. In my sessions, there is no barking, crowing or pulling bunnies out of a hat! Oftentimes good meaning people will ask where and when my show is; always giving me a good laugh~ I’m looking forward to the day when the majority of people are aware of their own mental capacity to feel good and live lives of joy and success. We’re getting there although a lot of people still believe they are not capable of shifting their own realities. That’s the reason I wrote Subconscious Power so that every individual could be aware that they are empowered by their own mind. In fact, our mind is our only limit if we don’t know how to best apply it.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am the go-to hypnotherapist for A-listers, athletes, CEO’s and titans of industry. While I never reveal names, many industry leaders are open to sharing online various reasons they’ve utilized hypnosis. It’s used widely as a holistic non-invasive protocol, more often than you might imagine. More and more known names are turning toward hypnosis, ranking it among the highly sought out forms of therapy. Commonly used for enhanced performance, sleep issues, weight and health corrections, fear of flying, general anxiety and panic attacks, hypnosis is simply utilizing the body’s natural form of relaxation to ease problematic behaviors. Correcting addictive behavior, amplifying performance and having an easier time with what often feels like insurmountable issues, a hypnotic state can be achieved by anyone. When I was approached to write a book because of the scope of my practice and fame of my clientele, I wanted to be certain I could encapsulate what has made so many high-performing individuals excel with hypnotic sessions.

Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted is the perfect intro into self-hypnosis, a lifelong insightful tool. The idea that so many people can live a happier, easier life without ever having to set foot in an office is my nirvana. We have the most amazing machinery known to mankind, our subconscious mind. To have a manual like Subconscious Power is a powerful guide to becoming a better you. My brand and my book Subconscious Power has aligned with truth, honesty and progression forward. It pleases me because our conscious mind can be tricked, fooled and derailed. Whereas our subconscious is our ‘honest state’ and working with that part of the mind is in alignment with my life’s mission. ‘Expect the Exceptional’ is my mantra. I do expect exceptional things to happen for all of us, in fact I don’t necessarily look at most events as exceptional because I fully expect them to occur becoming more the norm.

One might say I’m more surprised if something exceptional isn’t occurring? Now that would get my attention! Why would the body or mind be out of flow or sync? How would negative events have found their way into one’s aligned mind? My life’s work, journey and purpose has been to ease what ails us and most times, it’s simply a state of mind . . . Hypnosis can be used for decreasing chronic pain, weight balancing, anxiety, fear, malaise, performance enhancement, failure to launch, achieving enlightenment or transcendence, past life regression, stress, disappointment, worry, nightmares, addiction, sleeplessness, anger, physical problems, grief and many more issues, the list is endless simply because most everything begins with thought. I am a born empath, meaning my life’s journey is the feeling and guiding of self-transformation in others. I have seen amazing breakthroughs of magnitude so I happen to know from first-hand experience that transformations are not only possible rather, it is how we are designed. This knowledge gives me great strength to carry on my work.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
My greatest childhood memories are those spent with my animals (horses, chickens, dogs). I was raised in Texas and really loved the honesty of animals since early in time. I write a lot about our subconscious not progressing too much from the time we are eight years old when we are the strongest in our truth, honesty and frankness. Just before we learn to strategize and play well with others, there is the bold time when we are truly ‘us’. Those years as a tomboy spent in nature were my favorite! Any time clients stray too far from that age, time and feeling in life, they wander away from their truest state of being.

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