Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amy Budden, CEO of Connect The Mind, located in Pacific Palisades, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I work with celebrities, CEOs, athletes, and people who want to activate the Placebo to heal. Here's the bio from my website:

Amy Budden is the founder of Connect The Mind and a certified hypnotherapist and meditation teacher. By incorporating binaural beats and sound frequency, Amy guides her clients into a naturally induced state of self-optimization by which they can use the full power of their minds to enhance creativity, release fear, and tap into their greatest potential. Amy empowers her clients to connect with and access their own ultimate state of flow. Her unique process combines technology & neuro-science along with music, sound, and light frequencies to facilitate deep relaxation. Amy works with people in all stages of life, from those looking to get past limiting beliefs and thrive personally and professionally to those who are challenged by illness and stress.

Amy studied in the MAPS program at UCLA. She is trained extensively in NLP and hypnotherapy for anxiety, ADHD, Biofeedback, EFT, Therapeutic Imagery for Chronic Ailments, Imagery for Creativity, Life Passages, Pain Management, Insomnia, Stress and Anxiety, and Weight Loss. Amy also works with Moms-to-be and has co-created meditations and hypnosis to facilitate a joyful birth experience in partnership with Lori Bregman. Prior to founding Connect The Mind, Amy worked as a Hollywood film editor and found her way into meditating as a way to recharge when a personal "life quake" hit in the form of a health issue. Since then, she has committed to meditating daily for the last 15 years. Her practice expanded into hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and NLP when a close family member became ill. By incorporating hypnotherapeutic tools and sound frequencies to create a relaxed state of focused concentration, Amy was able to help her loved one train her own brain to heal her body; now thriving, she continues to inspire Amy's practice.

Amy works closely with clients 1:1, holds public meditation classes at Unplug Meditation, and provides guided meditations in a corporate environment and personalized recorded meditations for small groups. Connect the Mind is located in Pacific Palisades, California.

Tell us about yourself

Known as the "proficient neuro hacker, "I use scientifically validated techniques to teach you how to train your brain to change your mind. You can consciously create calm, joy, love, and abundance, and you can change your beliefs by creating new powerful neuro-pathways thru visualization and meditation. My technique is known as the "magic nap" because she teaches a meditation state that is a deep dive into a trance without effort. I combine neuroscience, meditation, and technology, teaching you how to release and restore your emotional state. By using a series of meditation exercises and techniques from Heart Math to create coherence in the mind/body, you will learn to hardwire well-being and upgrade your subconscious program. Change your brain to change your life in this introductory session that combines neuroscience, meditation, and technology. Bonus take away of custom recordings with brain entrainment technology to facilitate relaxation and jump-start your conscious creation.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helping my daughter to heal and broadly reaching thousands to heal. Thru this process, I have created a proprietary technology that uses frequency, Binaural Beats, self-hypnosis, and meditation in a custom recording to change the brain and body. Also, Elle Magazine awarded my sleep recording as the best on the internet.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Balancing work and motherhood as a single mom.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Consistency and Commitment and Enthusiasm. Really love what you do.

Where can people find you and your business?


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