Getting To Know Our Hypnotherapist: Kelli Knight

Kelli_kins_newWe are thrilled to have Kelli Knight facilitating at the Radiant Soul Retreat this September 11th-13th, 2015. Kelli is passionate about promoting radiant health through balancing body, mind and soul in her work as a certified master hypnotherapist, Kineseologist and personal trainer. She’ll be facilitating a group hypnosis journey during the retreat, and will also be offering private hypnosis sessions to retreat participants.  A session with Kelli is always deeply moving, incredibly relaxing and profoundly healing. The past life regressions we have done with her have also been fantastically vivid and interesting! We asked her a few questions to help you get to know her better:

You have a background as a personal trainer with a degree in Kinesiology. You’ve helped many women lose weight. What do you see as the biggest barrier to long-lasting results?

I think the biggest barrier to women getting long lasting results in their weight loss journey is not addressing the reason a woman isn’t showing herself love and respect through how she is treating her body. A lot of the time it comes down to self-love and acceptance, but it can also be important to address if a woman is using food or her weight as protection or for other reasons. Even if a woman had the perfect plan to follow to lose weight, if the underlying issues are not addressed, then she will go back to old habits very quickly.

You mention that you now incorporate concepts of self-love, acceptance, and spirituality, emotional and mental health in your coaching. Have you seen increased results when you use these methods versus just focusing on the physical aspects of weight loss?

Absolutely. There are very few of my clients that are able to lose weight and keep it off if they don’t address the mental and emotional aspects of their relationship with food and their relationship with themselves. Anyone can use willpower and motivation to eat less or stick with an exercise program for a short amount of time, but in order to lose more than a few pounds or keep the weight off, the root cause of the problem needs to be addressed. The client needs to be able to find their “why” in order to be dedicated to this process and themselves rather than just using motivation which is fleeting.

How did you get into hypnotherapy?

I read Michael Newton’s book “Journey of Souls”, which is a collection of case studies on life between lives hypnotherapy sessions. This is where the client gets to visit the other side, meet and talk to their guides, their soul groups, the main players in their lives, their council, etc. When I read this book, I immediately knew that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to help people journey to the other side.

Can it help with weight loss?

Absolutely! It can help us get to the root of those underlying issues I was mentioning earlier by allowing us to access the subconscious mind, which helps us be more open to change. This can be done in a myriad of ways, including using positive suggestions or regression work where we revisit the past, sometimes even through childhood or past lives.

How has hypnotherapy helped you personally?

Hypnotherapy has helped me in countless ways.  From helping me to discover many things about myself and my relationships with the people in my life through past life regression, to helping me deal with the guilt of not being at my grandma’s bedside when she passed on, as well as helping me to deal with my anxiety.

You’ll be offering an Akashic Record hypnotherapy journey at the retreat. A lot of people think hypnosis is when you do silly things on a stage for entertainment. Can you tell us what hypnosis is and how it can be used for healing?

Hypnotherapy is quite different from Stage hypnosis, although there are some similarities in the methods used. Simply put, hypnotherapy takes the conscious mind, which is always questioning and analyzing, out of the picture and works with subconscious mind, which is more open to suggestion.

Every experience we have in life then becomes a story we tell ourselves about those experiences. Two people may have the same experience, but then each tells a very different story about that experience. Imagine 2 people ride a roller coaster and are then asked how it was. The first person might say “it was so exhilarating and exciting! I had so much fun!” while the second person might say “That was terrifying, I absolutely hated it and never want to do it again”. Hypnotherapy can help to reframe past experiences to help decrease trauma, or change our perspective.

Hypnotherapy can also help us to access forgotten memories, past lives and our higher selves and guides to help with healing and transformation. This can help us get to the root cause where we can heal this past experience.

Just what are the Akashic records anyway? How can accessing them help in the healing journey?

Our Akashic records are where our soul’s complete history is retained in our subconscious mind. This is available for us to access and take with us into our conscious mind in this lifetime for energetic and physical healing, transformational change and enhanced wisdom.

Most of us have lived many lives on earth. Imagine you struggle in this life with confidence. Using your Akashic records you can access a past life where you lived a life with where you were full of confidence and bring this into your life now. For example, on my last visit to my Akashic records, I accessed  a previous lifetime where I was well rested and fell asleep easily to help me heal my sleep issues in this life. This has resulted in me being able to sleep much more deeply and longer than before has helped me on my path to healing.

Silly question, but can you hypnotize yourself?

Absolutely, it’s called self-hypnosis and can be very effective.

What was your most recent radiant moment?

In a recent hypnotherapy session, I received confirmation once again that I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing when I was able to help a client deprogram trauma from a particularly painful moment in their past. This validation makes me feel radiant because I feel my connection to my higher self and to the universe when I’m able to help and guide someone towards healing.

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