A Powerful Hypnotherapeutic Technology that Improves Mental Health & Restores Self Confidence
Hypnotherapy continues to deliver many people from phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, hang-ups, and low self-esteem.
However, too many folks continue to suffer from these mental health issues because they never give hypnotherapy a chance.
The answer lies in a few myths floating around hypnotherapy, keeping people too cautious about trying it out. These myths mainly involve a patient’s inability to wake back up or have “the wrong program” placed into their mind.
These concerns are unnecessary. Finding a trusted, experienced hypnotherapist is the key to getting the results you need – one with many testimonials to back up their work. Our guest today, Jacob Strachotta, has the resume and results. He is one of the best hypnotherapists in the world.
If you wrestle with stress or grapple with getting a good night’s sleep, be sure to tune in to this episode.
Jacob has worked as a hypnotherapist for over 25 years. His work in the mind field started back in his days serving in the Danish Air Force as a Captain. During those years, Jacob worked with technical management, quality control, and organizational management. As part of his training, he learned how to deploy personnel on a psychological level.
Jacob’s career went to a whole new level in 2016. Fueled by a desire to reach more people, Jacob, and his team launched the App HelloMind. This award-winning app is helping people break and eliminate negative thought patterns. HelloMind already has over 1.5 million downloads and was nominated as Best Mental Company and Best Consumer & Wellness Company by UCSF Digital Health Awards in 2019.
Curious to learn more about hypnotherapy? You found a fantastic interview to dive into!
Check out this podcast, where we cover:
- Highlights from Jacob’s 25-year career as a hypnotherapist
- How hypnotherapy took Wade’s bodybuilding career to a higher level
- Busting some harmful myths about hypnotherapy
- How hypnotherapy works
- Jacob’s new hypnotherapy app that’s the talk of the tech world
- How hypnotherapy can help military veterans with PTSD
- How much hypnotherapy is needed for it to work
- Where you can find Jacob’s revolutionary hypnotherapeutic app
You already went in and out of hypnotic states many times.
In the interview, Wade talks about his experiences using hypnotherapy and the powerful results he found. He asks Jacob: “Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t people going in and out of hypnotic states all the time and don’t even realize it?”
“Yes, we are,” replies Jacob. “It’s like passive hypnosis that you go in and out of daily. For example, if you sit in your car and drive from one place to another, and you might forget to turn. You were in control, but your mind was somewhere else.”
Wade: “You realize – I’ve been playing with the radio and drove three miles but don’t remember anything on the road.”
Jacob: “Exactly. If you have been in school, and your mind wanders, and the teacher says to you, ‘read page 17 out loud,” and you are still on page 12. There is a time slip. You know where you are (a classroom), but you have been inside yourself.”
“When you go inside yourself and find tranquility, you can change your long-term memory. We have short-term memory and long-term memory. We want the good stuff to go down into our long-term memory.”
“I talk about deep learning and hypnosis is good at not only discovering what’s in the long-term memory but also learning what’s in the long-term memory that you don’t want there.”
“If you have negative beliefs of yourself, your values, or something else you are convinced about – but that belief is not fruitful for you – you can go into this mellow state and change it. You can change beliefs that were formed a long time ago in your life.”
Hypnotherapy vs. Regular Talk Therapy
During the interview, Jacob has this to say: “Hypnotherapy is powerful because you don’t need a lot of sessions. It’s not like a standard talk therapy where you take a lot of time to get to the root cause of the problem. It can also be confusing for the person sitting in the session to know what they need to solve. Sometimes clients don’t know what the problem is.”
“When I was in the military, I did some research on the people that get sent out into war zones. Soldiers carry stuff with them from back home, including traumatic childhood stuff. What happens is if they get ambushed or in some other scary situation that can trigger a link back to an episode in their childhood. The logical thing would be not just to treat the actual episode, where you talk about what happened. We will debrief you. You also need to go back and link that other episode (from childhood), and that will help.”
“We have done sessions in the HelloMind app for this.”
With this new technology that anyone can download with a smartphone, fears and insecurities get addressed from the comfort of home. You deserve better mental health. Now is a great time to see if hypnotherapy is the right therapy for you. Why not skip weeks of traditional treatment and find peace and happiness sooner with HelloMind?
At the count of three, you will tune into this episode: 1, 2, 3. (A little hypnotherapy humor there.)
Check out this episode – hypnotherapy might leapfrog you to a happier existence.
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Read The Episode Transcript:
Wade Lightheart: Good morning, good afternoon. And good evening. It's wade T. Lightheart From BiOptimizers with another edition of the awesome health podcast. And today we're going to talk about stress and sleep and how hypnotherapy is a very effective in these two areas. And our guest today is going to share a little bit about project called hello mind, and I think it's really something you want to learn about very, very powerful technology. And our guest is Jacob strachotta, and he has worked as a hypnosis and hypnotherapy for over 25 years. He originally trained as a captain in the Danish air force where he worked with technical management, quality control and organizational management, as part of his training, he learned how to help deploy personnel and at a psychological level. And that's very interesting. And in 2016, Jacob and his team launched the app called hello mind to help people break and eliminate negative patterns. Hello, mind has one and a half million downloads and was nominated as best mental company and best consumer and wellness company by U C S F digital health awards in 2019. Jacob, welcome to the show. Jacob Strachotta: Thank you. I'm glad to be here. Wade Lightheart: You're joining us all the way from a rural island in the Denmark, the country mark. Oftentimes I think it's referred to as one of the happiest nations in the world if I recall correctly. Yeah. Yeah. Jacob Strachotta: I think we're number five on the list right now, but it's good to be there. Wade Lightheart: Yeah. It vacillates every year, depending on who's voting, I think somehow, but the matter is they're doing some things right in Denmark and you're there. Tell me how you got started and maybe the history of your career. I mean, you know, air force and psychological deployment and now with the app business, that's pretty interesting. Jacob Strachotta: Yeah. I'm glad to tell you about that. So what happened basically is when I went to college, I got drafted to the military and I was actually going to the university to study biochemistry. That was what I wanted, but then I got drafted and I, I try to like avoid that a bit. And then I had to go in and to, to change my career in the military to, to be an officer and then I would not get drafted to an island far away in Denmark, but I could stay on the island of the was. And then I, I was there for 11 years did my service and learn a lot. And what the military does really well is to train and educate people and also you know help people cope in stress, full environments. And they have a lot of good stuff, also, some other stuff, you know, so that could, there are different from when you're a civilian. Jacob Strachotta: So I, I didn't, when I was in the military, I found out that I was interested in how the mind worked because I did a lot also in teaching and no chain is like stronger than the weakest link. So working with teams, I got to wonder why, how can you get teams to perform better and why some individuals are not performing at their optimal. And that was because also private issues come, you bring them to work, you know, so you have that inside you in your mind and your subconscious things you are going about in your mind. And then I got interested into hypnosis and, and found out that it's a really strong learning tool. So for me, hypnotherapy and hypnosis hypnosis is the state that you're in and hypnotherapy is the change maker. That's, that's how change come about. So really it's two things. Jacob Strachotta: It's soup analysis and Newton therapy, and it may sound, you know, advanced works, but it's, we try to keep it at a low level because the subconscious mind is extremely powerful and can help a person accelerate or decelerate things in their life. So, so it's not like therapy, it's about learning and deep learning. So you need to dealer in something that you have learned when you were younger. And then, you know, that that don't mind retrain that area that has been gold or not fruitful in the past. So I got very much into this and, and worked with over 12,000 clients, you know, and, and working one-on-one with people as well as, as me helping them, they were also training me the clients and learning me a lot of stuff about how, how human psychology works on a subconscious level. And I will be really glad to tell you something about that because it's, you know, I've done it for 25 years. So, so it's very interesting, Wade Lightheart: Very fascinating. And I will share with the listeners a common element or an element of my own history that they might not be aware of. And that is for many years, I struggled in the world of bodybuilding. I wasn't very successful. And I came in with a fellow by the name of Dr. Lee Poulos who was a Vancouver psychologist that did hypnotherapy. And I actually purchased a cassette that he had produced that was back in the days of cassettes. And it was a hypnotherapy session with, and then the other side was subliminal programming around bodybuilding. And I listened to this every single night before I went to sleep every night and Jacob Strachotta: Without fail. Wade Lightheart: And Jacob Strachotta: The when the year came up, I ended up winning my very first championship and a very close decision. And I stayed with that tape for many years, and then I w broke and lost it. And then I reconnected with Dr. Lee, as my career took off a little bit and actually bought the rights to be the recording, which is really cool. So I actually only make a recording now that I used back then, but I started to examine more and more ideas about hypnotherapy and realized that this it's an extraordinary, powerful thing, but a lot of people have a negative perspective of hypnotherapy. They think that somebody is going to make you do things that you don't want to do, or this type of thing. However, and correct me if I'm wrong, aren't people going in and out of hypnotic states all the time, and don't even realize it. Jacob Strachotta: Yes, we are. And it's like a passive translate that you or passive hypnosis that you go in and out daily, if you will, for example, an example, if you sit in your car and your drive from one place to another place, then you might forget where to turn off. But you were in control, but you can think, oh, what's that out of control in that moment, but you were not the radio, but you realize Jacob Strachotta: I've been playing with the radio and drove down the road three miles. I wouldn't remember anything on the Jacob Strachotta: Road. Exactly. And if you have been in school or any educational system, and you mind maybe wondering a way, and the teacher will say, okay, wait, will you read a loud from page 17? And you discover you are at page 12. You know, there's a time slip, but you know where you are, but you have been inside. And someone also said, you know, to, to go within or leave without, you know, go, when you go inside yourself you are in a state of tranquility and you're able to, to change your long-term memory. And that's, we have a short-term memory and a long-term memory. And we want stuff to go down in the long-term memory, good stuff, so that we are. And so we can a single mind about that and be very focused on whatever, if it's family job or something, we want to achieve a goal. Jacob Strachotta: If you have it, our short-term memory, then we will lose it in everyday life. But if we can get it into the long-term memory, that's a very good thing. And I talked about the learning and deep learning and hypnosis is very good at not only learning stuff, but also be learning stuff that is in the long long-term memory that you don't want there. So, and that could be, you know, if you have negative beliefs of yourself, beliefs, values something that you are very convinced about, but that's not fruitful for you. Then you can go into this mellow state and you can change it, you know where you are, but you are moldable able to change some things that has been a structure that has been formed for a very long time ago in everyday life. We don't want a lot of people to go and change our deep structures. Jacob Strachotta: You know, if, if you went down the street and someone said to you, can I take your car yet? Because I think it's a great idea. If I can, if you give me your car and you just said, okay, you want that critical faculty in your waking state to say no to that. But if you have an opportunity and you're really good at you, you want to be good at something, then you don't want a limiting belief in your structure that won't help you achieve what you want. You know, if you grew up in a, in a family that had limiting beliefs or the parents or friends, or somewhere where you were suppressed, then you want to get rid of that as an adult. So you can live a more happy and whole life. So that's what it's all about, you know, not to be like a super person, but to be integrated in yourself, to have a sense of being able to feel happiness, peace and love, you know, the three big ones. Wade Lightheart: It's a, this is an area that I think that so many people have never considered how a bit of hypnotherapy in their lives can radically change these limiting patterns. And I have been able to use hypnotherapy for myself. My girlfriend is a hypnotherapist and she used it to become a world champion in jujitsu. And there's so many top high level performers who were able to co overcome. What many people would say is debilitating victim kind of situations that they were, you know, everybody has tragedy at some point in the human condition that can have deep psychological and imprints. What few people realize is that that imprint is not the event. And while you can't change the event, you can change the imprint or what that imprint means to you. And would you say that's where one of the big skills of hypnotherapy is, and maybe you could explain how, how hypnotherapy works from an intervention piece, whether that's to develop new skills or change a belief system, maybe you can kind of expand on that for people. Jacob Strachotta: Yeah, sure. So I hope that, you know English is my second language, so I hope that you understand and I apologize for that. Wade Lightheart: Your English, I think is better than mine. So don't worry. I will check for words and structure and sentence and syntax all the time. Jacob Strachotta: Right? I think you're a good hypnotist. Wade. You already doing good suggestions, positive suggestions is a great part of my therapy, Wade Lightheart: But accused of that, I'm going to lose my girlfriend. Jacob Strachotta: This is super it's you're right back at you. I love that. So it's, it's a positive mindset is always a very good start. And, and I love what you say about the imprint, because the imprint you know, if, if you imagine a beach where you put your foot in the sand and the waves are going up and diluting that imprint for some memories that we have, when we have had an experience, they will be diluted. Although they were bad memories, you could say also good memories will get diluted, but our brain is constructed to handle you know, to help help us survive. Basically that's the, the most primal thing for the brain. So of course we have more tendency to look for fearful situations and how we can overcome them. And that's normal, and everyone do that. But if you get an imprint where that fear is attached to the imprint, then you have the trouble. Jacob Strachotta: Because if it, if it's attached to something very normal that you see every day, then you will, you know activate that fear every day. So if, if you, if you haven't an example could be, if you have a car accident, okay, so you, you go, this is just a simple example. You are driving and somebody runs up behind you and you get a shock because you, you were not prepared for what happened. And that's often how, how, how it's happened, how, how you will get an imprint. You're not prepared either. You're too young. So your brain is not that well educated as when we are 25, the brain is fully developed when we are 21 to 25. So if you get like an imprint before that, then it will be more powerful. So, okay. So if they run up you are driving your Tesla and I will, and, and the person comes up from behind in their semi truck and, you know, giant shock you're in your own thoughts. Jacob Strachotta: And then it could go both ways. If you have hat, if you have mastering a mastery strategy, if you have tried something similar or before then the brain will handle that much easier, but if you have not, and maybe you also are a bit nervous about getting shocked, you put, you could have other systems in your brain as well, that can, you know, help form and an imprint. Okay. Then that imprint, it will be the, the, the your attention, you know, like we are sitting here now. I have my attention here. So other things are going about where I am now, but I have all my attention here. If sound will go off to my right, maybe it will grab my attention. But if you get run up behind all your attention would be, it will open up and it will suck in the movement of the car, your balance in your body, the sound of glass and other stuff, maybe the milkshake with the web will splash your face the sun in your eyes. Jacob Strachotta: And some of them emotional. Also, if you were stressed at that point, because you were driving there in the queue and people, and you need to get to some job, all that will be compartmentalize, it will be yeah. Boxed together, like one thing. And then it's hard for people that have had an experience like that is kind of a post-traumatic stress disorder that can happen after that incident. So whenever you go into a car, you can be nervous. If you, if people say, okay, you can drive the car, then that would be even worse because they, the imprint will be activated. Need that much more. You know, if they say, you can sit on the passenger seat, that would be a little bit better, but if they gave you a milkshake and you are on the front seat and the sun is shining, then it would be really powerful, a really bad experience. So, but you can do is to, as you said, to go back to you, you said the imprint, and then the perceived the, the, the perception you had about that incident is something different from what actually happened. Wade Lightheart: That's right. We have an impression of the event. The event has happened in linear time. Yes. The programming is kind of firing due to the emotional intensity, the neurochemical release and the situational solicits, which can trigger that. Now, my understanding though is with high performance athletes or high performing people in high stress situations, you're leveraging the same mechanisms in order to improve tasks function, as opposed to see a deceleration. So for in this case, you know, the person's traumatized. Maybe they were hurt for six months after, and anytime the car stops quickly or a truck pulls up, or they have a milkshake. And again, any one of these things can trigger a threat response inside the body and then probably hit the therapist is to reframe that situation in a way that they say, well, yes, that happened. But you navigated out of that. You turned the wheel, you did like, you know, you rebuild a new imprint about that past event so that you're not put into defective or unproductive or unresourceful state should anything, any of those triggers be activated. You can actually flip it the other way. And then you start to see that your history or the impact of your history at lists is far more dynamic than maybe the events are right, Jacob Strachotta: Exactly. You want to detach or dealing the sin fire chain that happens in the brain when it have all these factors you know, the, the, the milkshake and the bump and the sound you want to detach that from the fear response, because when you do that, then the, the SIM for our chain, the, the actually it's, you could see it like, like you, you would remove the bottom Pearl of a necklace if you have it like that. And then all, all the fear response attached to that incident will be removed. So you can drive a car. If people say, okay, you can drive this car or another card that they will be able to do it. They will be able to go in the sunshine without feeling fear on the highway, although they're not driving because you have detached that emotional response from the actually situation. Jacob Strachotta: So, because situations, they will be here, they will happen all the time and we will, and stuff will happen, but you cannot, you know, if, okay, so if you said to me, what will happen next time, if you have done the hippotherapy for that person, help them dealer in that experience, what will happen if they are in the accident another time, then they will, you know, they will be prepared because they have a new memory that they survived. And that's, that's the root thing you want to re remove from the memory that is that they, the brain thought it would not survive, survive, but when you remove that and they know that they survive, then there would be no problem further on the same with all kinds of phobias, fear, situations, anxieties you have all kinds of fear response that are linked to a person or situation or an object. Wade Lightheart: It's very interesting because I think everybody, if they really check, they most almost ever have, is fear response, and then had Navy seal, former Navy seal trainer. And he still trains people to prepare for the Navy, see children, mark Devine on. And of course, you know, Navy sails are subjected to some of the most stressful situations possible. And what's fascinating is how much work that they actually do on reducing these fear response mechanisms and that they become, they, they, they are able to enter into a state of ultra high acuity perception, capability. You know, they're deep, they're taking out bombs or they're, you know, under an aircraft carrier or they're behind enemy lines with no other, you know, somebody finds it stressful. Yeah. Very real legitimate like life and death situations, whereas is relying on other people also to save you Jacob Strachotta: The team. Yeah. So what, what would Wade Lightheartis-style: You like, I want to kind of tie in your military training and how that started to feel like were you working to help people deal with these high anxiety, high stress situations or, or were you reframing maybe negative things that happened for them so that they could still be productive? Well, how did that all work? Jacob Strachotta: Yeah. So at that time I was not, when I, when I was in the military, I was not at that time trained a hypnotherapist, but I was very interested in learning and also deep learning. And the, we had the problem with or the world had the problem with Yugoslavia and ex-Yugoslavia at that time breaking up and a lot of problems down there in Europe. And the thing is that the soldiers that came back from there and I done hypnotherapy afterwards, you know, after I've been in the military, when I worked as a hypnotherapist, I helped some of my also old pals and colleagues because they have take an example. They were driving in a Conway, involve a place there. And then they were in an ambush and had like snipers on each side. They could not get away. They had this Conway, they were locked. Jacob Strachotta: And that's the situation when you get an imprint is that as we talked about with the car before you cannot escape, you feel trapped and it could be like physical trap, but also emotional trap. You can not get out of the situation. So it become, it will become very high intensity, a lot of emotion because how do I escape this? And even though, because nothing that, you know, they managed to get away, but a lot of people got imprints and post-traumatic stress disorder and had trouble sleeping because of this incident and woke up in the night and felt anxious. And when you lose your sleep, then you come into a very bad cycle because then you get even more stressed in your everyday daily life because you need that too. I know, you know, also with training and the body just need to restore itself. Jacob Strachotta: So, yeah, so, so I worked with them and the therapy is very powerful because you don't need a lot of sessions. It's not like a usual talk therapy where you can, you know, it can take some time to get to the root cause the problem of everything. And also it can be quite confusing just for the person sitting and in the session to know what they need to solve. You know, I don't know what needs to be solved with the client would say, I don't know, what's the problem, what, what the problem is. And what I did was when I was in the military, I did some research on the people that are sent out into war or war zones. It's not a whole person, you know, they have stuff with them from back home, or they could have traumatic childhood stuff in there. Jacob Strachotta: And then what happens if they are in an ambush or very fearful situation, then that will trigger and link to back to another episode in their child. So what you need to do to treat them is not just to treat the actual episode, you know, that would be logical. Okay. We're a catch there. We'll talk a lot about that. We will debrief you. Yeah. But the thing is you need to go back and also be linked that other episode, and then that will help. And we, we have done sessions in hello, mind that the app that we made fall for just stuff like that. Also. Speaker 2: Super cool. So let's, let's switch gears a little bit and talk about the app because before we got on, before we started the recording, we were talking about how many people or are aware that hypnotherapy is powerful and can, you know, implant positive cognitive states in their body. Even if there is negative trauma and things like that. However, they might not know where they can access a hypnotherapist directly. One-On-One. And you've identified this as a big gap in the marketplace, and thanks to technology have developed some really unique technology to help make this happen for other people. Can you talk about that history of your company how that you came to the conclusion that this would be something and why it's becoming so successful? Jacob Strachotta: Yeah. And just one moment, I need to turn on Speaker 1: The light. I have to have like an automatic Jacob Strachotta: Thing here that turned it off, hold up. So that is actually a funny thing. Now that I turned on the light, when, when I do hypnotherapy and or people are experiencing the therapy, often the imprint that they get back to the, the thing that needs to be treated, it is in the beginning, very dark. And then when it has been treated, it is very light afterwards. Speaker 2: That is a very fascinating compart of, of these types of things. Jacob Strachotta: Super amazing. If you think about movies, you would make a dark movie, you know, a thrill or something that would be dark. And if it's like a happy, you will be able to live. And also I think it's extremely exciting about how light also travels in the body, you know, and, and just to light up that, you know, talking about that was this a co co of course, a lot of stuff we don't know yet, but about biophotons and stuff like that. That's what the, what, what, what are they doing? And I think that when you, you, you really work with yourself on an emotional level, the chemistry of your body with just changed radically because it's, it's a dualism, you know, you have both the mind and the body working together, so you need to work on both okay. Speaker 2: The bar on that, because I want to expand on that. So we get, before we get back to the app and I had an aptitude for physics, and, and then that led me into the study of Eastern philosophy. And what was interesting is of course, I have a company that focused a lot on chemistry, but I often thought that the chemistry is the effect, not necessarily the cause it's the chemical effect. And they're agents of doing that. But if you can get down, I mean, essentially we're all just waves at a certain level, mind in is an interesting wave in itself because I can experience my physicality. That's my arm, that's my leg. But if they were chopped off of my knee, yes. So I'm not my body. I can see my thoughts or I can see my emotions or feel my emotions. So this is a sensory awareness of my mind or your thoughts and my emotions. Speaker 2: Well, wait a second. Well, then I can't be those cause I wouldn't be able to observe them. So then what am I? And then, so one, there's one idea that is we're projections, that the light is projected onto the atom. And that creates a reflection somewhat of an illusion. And that is what we see of the world through our five senses. It's a very ancient mystic idea, but the more that we get into it, the more that seems to be true, which means if that's the case, we have the power to change what the movie looks like, feels like and tells us. So you come up with this app idea as a way to serve the world. How did that come about? Jacob Strachotta: It was actually my wife that came up with that idea because I work a lot and I'm very, people just came in and doing a lot of treatment. And she said Jacob, we need to, to see if we can help more people in, in, in some way. And then we we, we did some improve MP3s. We have CDs and then MP3s with some, as you talked about with the tape. And, and the thing is that when you go through a session like that is all the, is the power of compounding. So when you listen to something and again, and again, you accumulate that feeling your signups, this is you have the image Aerie and everything is fired up. And the interesting thing is that the subconscious mind is goal oriented and, and your conscious mind is process oriented. So the conscious mind wants to know every little detail and every step of the process on the road towards the goal, but your subconscious unconscious mind, it just needs the goal. And if there exists a process in the world that can take you there, it will find it. Speaker 2: Yes. Some people call this the reticular activating system. Yes, Jacob Strachotta: Exactly. That's the attention, right? So you will be extremely focused in everything you do on that goal, if, if you want to go in, in a specific direction. So, and so I just thought that lost the train of thoughts there. Speaker 2: You're talking about the app. And so you were in your conversation with your wife was leading to how do we help more people, videos and CDs, and these types of things when you want it to kind of get to that. And then I would suspect the next part of the story will be, well, then you discovered what it is the goal of that was looking for. Jacob Strachotta: Yeah. So what happened was that if it works and we got good feedback on that, and then we thought when the, the phones, they got more memory okay. Port it to that. And in the first it was a simple you know version of what we had, but then as telephones and smartphones, they got so much more memory. And also you've got the cloud working and low latency. And I used to work as a software developer up to the military. So it felt natural to combine those things together. So we made a treatment system where it's all about the person, you know, when you're listening, when, when a person is listening to a session that is digitally made, there's no operator, you don't have a hypnotherapist. And people would say, oh my God, there's no hypnotherapist. You know, what if I don't wake up? Jacob Strachotta: Right. Yeah. Right. So the worst thing that can happen is that you either you wake up or you fall asleep and then you wake up if you're physically exhausted. So the thing is that how can, how can that be effective if you don't have an operator, but what did you think about it when I'm doing sessions? And I'm the operator, I'm a guide for that wonderful process that is happening in the person like in the ancient I think it's called Akido where you have to use the person's movement, you know, the acceleration and the force of the person. So two, and the same thing in, in therapy. I don't need to do that much work. I should not do that much work. The person should do the work, but it should be, they should be guided by themselves. And it should not feel like work because that imprint has so much energy. So it will do the work, all them to do the work for me. So, and I th I find that wonderful, you know, transparent and great and logical why put a lot of energy from the client is to treat something. Or for me it's not necessary, but they, and they, and the person, another thing is that I think that the person that created the problem in the first time, or was exposed to a problem, they are also the most powerful person to solve it, you know? Yeah, of course. So, so it'd Speaker 2: Be safe to say that hypnotherapy is like Akido for the month. Jacob Strachotta: Yes, it is. So it's wonderful with the low mind, you're just putting it on. And then we have created like a frame. You have a framework. So we present like a treatment framework that is changing, but we don't know the content. So the person would put in the content at several places in the treatment. And that way it becomes very flexible and also changing. So when you listen to it, the next time you put some different content, because your mind changes. It changed from the session before. So, and, and it's not the same session. We will hypnotize the person differently each time they will. So it will not get boring because the mind, you know, can also get bored. Oh, no, do I have to do this again? The same thing, but it's not the same thing. So we have like mixed it up in that way. So they, the mind will always be like aware, oh, what is happening now? Like if you have a teacher that are coming into the class differently, each time, you know, that's really Speaker 2: Cool. So what you're saying is that the app is now allowing people to become more dynamic in the presentation of the information and and, and progressive because of the nature of technology. So the economic savings of this is extraordinary. Why would it not be if you were having to do that versus therapists, or as an adjunct after you've maybe done your first few sessions with a therapist. Jacob Strachotta: Exactly. And in between sessions, you can also, if you are going somewhere else you can use it in between sessions. So we got this doctor from Chicago that have hello mind on his homepage. And he is treating people with addiction because he said he actually called us up and said, I know that they can have a low self-esteem because of this. Also, I don't want to be able to treat them their low self-esteem, but I, you know, I cannot, I don't have time for it, like in when they are here. So it's a very good at young. And if you want to if your other, another professional, you know, you can use it as an, a tool. So it's a psychological tool online. How often, Speaker 2: And how frequently can someone use hypnotherapy effectively? Is there too much, is there a prescribed amount or does it vary from person to person? What, how what's, what's the range of, of its use and, you know, cause I think of training programs, you can only train so much or I exercise. So what, what what's, what's your experience Jacob Strachotta: In that? I would say that if you, if you, if you if you don't have time to see your family or go to parties, then it's too much, so everything can be too much or too little, you know, it's, it's just to be in w what I, what I think is if you, if you know that you have something you would like to work on, then you have an intent, you will have that start motivation, that little sprout. Okay. I have something here. I don't think that it should be like religious meditation. I need to do this every day, because then you can get disappointed if you skip a day, or also, if you, when doing, I've done a little bit of training, not, not, not that much, but you know, also physical training. Cause I want to keep some a bit healthy here. Jacob Strachotta: Also the body is the temple, right? That the mind lives in. So we want that to be an order. So, but I also want to drink a glass of wine or eat some, some burger you know, and stuff like that. But if you eat burgers everyday, then it's too much. And then you should maybe listen to a session, eat less junk food. And then when you get down to a point where you're not interested in junk food at, at the, you know, compulsory level, then you don't need to listen to it anymore. Then you can just, you know, yeah. Then you can you know let hello, mind be where it is. And then if you should use it as a tool, so you don't go around with a hammer in your hand, or, you know, all the time, just in case, you know, it's a lot of tools to have ready. So I want to use it when I, I know that I want to do something about it. That would be like, okay. Something about my jealousy, for example, or my lack of sleep or eat too much. And the good thing is that you can get the success almost by sleeping. You could say, because you are, you don't need to do any work to just put on your headphones. You know, that's not that much you don't need to do that much. It's beautiful. You get started. Yeah. So Speaker 2: Tell us a little bit about hello mind and who are the people are using it? Where can they get it? How do they find out more about it? And what's it great for? Jacob Strachotta: Yeah. So hello, Emma does a really good for everything that you feel you cannot control in your everyday life. Beautiful. So, yeah. So if you feel that, you know, everything that go against your willpower. So if you, if you think that you, you know, I want to eat less, but you always get to each larger portion. So something like that then you, then you can use hello mind to re to remove that subconscious system that are hindering you in fulfilling your will. So we should be able to will everything, you know, what we want in our life. If that sounds like a problem doing that, then you should say, okay, this must be some kind of subconscious stuff that I need to change. Right. I should be able to do that. Speaker 2: So, so that's a good sign. So whenever you feel, you, you you're, you're not able to manage an aspect of your life that you're doing compulsively overeating or indulging, and, you know, the use of things that you shouldn't do or procrastinating or whatever it happens to be that you don't seem to have your own initiative over. That's usually because you have some sort of deviant program in the brain that needs to be rewritten. And this is where, this is where this comes in to kind of curate those a frayed edges of the human experience that you want to tighten up. Jacob Strachotta: You have a little rascal in your brain, you know, a little system there that, that little band-aid, it will say, no, I I'm, I'm fearful of that. We can't do that. No stop, stop, right. Or it will say, oh yeah, cakes. We need to eat a lot of those. They're great. But you know, so it's often, it's, it's a, it's a younger adult, a younger version of you inside you. We are like the Russian babushka, you know, the doll where you're oh, another one. Oh, another one. Right? So we are the multi-diode multi dimensional, like the rings in the tree. And, you know, you have everything in effect all the time. So, but some of those can behave disorderly and we need to go in and help them. They, they, they don't do the subconscious will not, it's not like right and wrong. Or if something is good or bad, it don't know that the subconscious will just do what it has learned. Jacob Strachotta: So it's all about learning. So you can dealer and stuff. There's no people that, that are stupid. We have the same brain, you know? Nope. There's no people that are having low self-esteem or self-confidence or something on this. They put themselves down, right. So we need to find out what is happening there while I'm doing this. Of course we can change. That's the most powerful thing. The brain and the spine is like the central nervous system. And then you have the fearful, nervous system all around the body, but it's not, it's not a vice, or you could say it's not knowledgeable. The fearful nervous system. Everything is in the brain, the whole perception, but you have that subconscious level. So we have basically two minds. You have your conscious and your subconscious, the conscious is very good at external things. How do I sort the world right now? Jacob Strachotta: And the subconscious is very good at repetitive processes. Like, we don't need to figure out how to put on clothes every day. Right? You, you will know how to do that when you wake up in the morning, right? Yes. It's in your long-term memory. So, and that's a good thing because it would be very hard to be a human, like Groundhog day, every day, something you need to repeat and learn everything very, very, but if someone had like in the morning, when you woke up said, son, you will not be, you will, you're just stupid and an idiot and you will not, I hate you. Or something like that, then all those suggestions they would be there. So, and it can affect the person when they get older. Every time that they lay in the bed, then the mind will pop up those old memories. Speaker 2: Correct? Correct. So we Jacob Strachotta: Need to like you, so what, hello mom, does this like to de hypnotize that? And I think that the power of the mind and the person is in control of themselves and that we should set ourselves free from the inside. And you said to me what people are using this app. So, okay. So for younger people, of course, self-confidence is something that we all could use more of and self resilience and reliance and all that. But examine society, drive this anxiety and maybe boyfriend, girlfriend problems. You, the younger has a big, that's a big chunk of people using hello mind for that. If the younger people, and then of course stress is mostly people that are above self development. Men start to think about their self development from, from about 35. So we are not that fast to start thinking about, maybe it's me, [inaudible], Speaker 2: There's only one consistent port channel. And the only common it's so strange. No, that can't Jacob Strachotta: Be what has happened. So, so, so we have females from 25 and up, and then men from 35 and up, and we have elderly people feeling alone in their home. You know, 80 years old, we have this guy, he, he told us it's so fantastic. I've used this app and to feel more calm and, you know, I think it's great, you know, as for all ages, yeah. We never get too old to like, to change super well. Speaker 2: Where can people find the app? How do they find out more, get a copy of it and start using it? What's where, where did we get all this info? Yeah. Jacob Strachotta: So they can find the app in the app store and on Google play. Android is for both smartphones. And if they, if you just do a search for hello mind or on the web, hello mind, it's like saying hello to your mind, you know, hello mind, you know what can we do today to, to make life better? So download it. And then you will get a free three day trial. And it, the trial will extend itself indefinitely until you have the, it will first start when you have listened to a whole session. So if you are browsing around, listen to different, the beginning of the different sessions, you can do that. No problem. And then they can sign up first, you can sign up for a subscription and we have like also a family subscription. So if our idea behind that was, if you have like a mother or father or grandparent that says, okay, I want to give this to my family. I will do the subscription. Then they can add four more people. Wow. That's beautiful. So, yeah. So, so do you know, so don't just help yourself help also your friends and your family, you know, reach out, pay forward, Dave, Speaker 2: This is great work and it's so beautiful. How you've been able to take this technology to the world and provide such a great service. It's been an honor to have you on the podcast and for our listeners, I would invite you to check out, hellomind, give it a shot. Why not try it? If there's an area that you've been struggling, listen, if anything triggered in your mind during this podcast. And it said, Hey, you know, there's an area that I'd love to work at. Why not download a free copy to try and do a little experiment and say, Hey, guilty the experiment and see what the results hypnotherapy has been able to change. My life. It's changed millions of other people's and it could be the thing that changed yours. Take care. Thank you so much for joining us today. Jacob Strachotta: Thank you. Wait. And I think that my team has made also a discount for your listeners and viewers. So there will be a link for that somewhere 30%, I think they, they did that. And so please enjoy, and thank you for having me here and spreading the word. Speaker 2: It's a, it's a, it's been a pleasure and I wish you the best of success. And I can't wait to try the app myself. And I'll give you some feedback. And for all our listeners at the awesome health podcast, I'm Wade T Lightheart from biopsies and I put from, from BiOptimizers, from BiOptimizers. And I'd like to say goodbye, but hello mind, take care. Have a great day.