IAM1670 – Hypnotherapist Helps To Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Burnout in 4 Hours

Podcast interview with Silke Glaab

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Silke spoke about us looking at our minds like computers and how she helps to change the program so that the “code” can be “cracked” and “rewritten” to get you to where you want to be. She spoke about how her framework and how important it is to “SNEASE.”

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Silke Glaab Teaser 00:00

The method I'm using, as you already mentioned it in the first ally, is my systemic work. How we crack the code is through hypnotherapy and also rewriting will be with hypnotherapy. And then the last session is whatever the clients may need, it can be some affirmative recordings or whatever you to really settle down the program.

Intro 00:28

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business? Successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of. This is the I am CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:55

Hello. Hello, this is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. And if you've been listening this year, we're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes under certain categories or topics that we think are gonna be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

This month is going to be about not forgetting about the human part of business. Often we forget about the human part of life. We often forget about the human part of business. So look forward to self-care tips, fitness, burnout, purpose, biz and personal, personal branding, motivation, drive, success, understanding your why, and of course, how important customer service is. But at the heart of it, it's all about, remembering the human part of business. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I am CEO podcast.

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Silke of SilkCelia. Silke it's awesome to have you on the show.

Silke Glaab 01:52

Thank you very much, Gresham to invite me on your show. I'm very, very excited.

Gresham Harkless 01:56

I'm excited as well. And what I want to do is just read a little bit more about Silke so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing. Hypnotherapist helps to overcome stress, anxiety, and burnout in four hours. Silke helps leaders who go through life-challenging situations and life changes resulting in burnout, stress, and anxiety. She holds an M.A. Degree in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. She is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT) Practitioner, Theta healer, and is trained in the family constellation and applied neuroscience coaching.

She developed her own method over 15 years to lift the heavy fog of exhaustion, and helplessness, and reduce fatality, and negative thoughts into well-being and zest in four sessions. Silke, are you ready to speak to the I am CEO community?

Silke Glaab 02:50

Yes, very much, very much. I'm very excited.

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Gresham Harkless 02:54

Awesome. Let's do it. So I appreciate that tongue twister. There are a lot of big words in your bio, but what I wanted to do was hear a little bit more about what I call your CEO story and what led you to start your business.

Silke Glaab 03:03

So I have a master's degree in psychology in organizational psychology, and in the last 15 years I concentrated on coaching and counseling. But then there came a time I got really stuck, because in coaching you create mostly awareness and insights and then you try over several sessions to change behavior. And this was actually too long for me. And I created a vision to really help people with burnout, anxiety, and depression to lift them up or to elevate them in four hours. I was very much determined and I looked and reviewed the best tools to achieve that, that people really boost their well-being and performance in four hours.

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Gresham Harkless 04:04

Absolutely. Absolutely. And so I wanted to drill down a little bit deeper and hear how you serve the clients that you work with, so could you to drill down a little bit deeper, tell us what you do?

Silke Glaab 04:11

Yeah my service, what I offer to the clients is my elevate intensive. And let me start with a metaphor. Just imagine your life as a computer program. And you run your life by certain instructions and commands you give to yourself, and these commands are given by your brain. Now, when you are in a very stressful situation, then all of a sudden your program starts hanging, freezing, moving or like not working very well, working very slowly, and this is what you experience. You think not clear. You cant concentrate. You can't really be creative. You can't make the best decisions. And if this transfer situation continues, Then you may be forced to shut the whole system down.

And what I offer in my elevate intensive is that in the first hour, you just look at your live program and how it is currently functioning? In the second and third session, we look at the coding. With coding, what kind of verbal instructions and commands have you given to yourself? So we analyze it, we crack your code, and then we rewrite it with much better instructions, with new instructions, with supportive instructions, so that your live program can now run in an updated version and it'll run much more smoothly. and in the final session, then you only have to restart. Yeah. You know that if you have installed a new program, you always have to restart it. So you restart it to really settle down this new program and the methods I'm using, you already mentioned it. In the first hour is my systemic work.

How we crack the code is through hypnotherapy and also rewriting will be with hypnotherapy. And then the last session is whatever the clients may need. It can be some affirmative recordings or whatever. You had to really settle down the program.

Gresham Harkless 06:43

Yeah, that makes perfect sense. And as you were talking, I'm glad you gave that kind of metaphor because I'm a computer geek and computer nuts, so I'm always thinking about control, all the lead and how to fix things. And as you said, sometimes when you just keep things running, you have to reboot it, you have to start over, you have to check all those different programs and systems, and like you said, things you're telling yourself to make sure that they're helping you to run to an optimal level.

And sometimes you just have to start it over just to reboot it again. So I love that perspective. And I wanted to ask you now for what I call your secret sauce. And you might have already touched on this, but what do you feel distinguishes you or your organization?

Silke Glaab 07:15

Yes, sure. My secret hack for everybody is to maintain your life programs, and the easiest way to do that is to SNEASE. Yeah. So SNEASE and the S stands for Sleep. Your nerve cells need an ample amount of sleep, and the recommended time for this is seven hours. Why do I say that? Because your brain is going through several sleeping or sleeping circles during the night, and in this time you release hormones to recover, to reboot, to load up the memory of the day, and also to rejuvenate. Therefore, sleep is so important for your nervous cells.

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Then N stands for nutrition. Your nervous cells are made from fat and proteins. So the basic food or the best food for them is oil fatty acids that you can get from olive oil, avocados, you can get them from nuts, omega-3, fish oils, and use good protein. Avoid any starchy carbohydrates like white rice or pasta or sugar because, during times of stress, your sugar levels are already quite heightened. You want to avoid that.

The next one is the E,  it stands for emotional control. And here I really made a lot of experience that a lot of people nowadays are so disassociated from their body, and your body holds crucial information about how you are feeling at that very moment. Because whatever happens in your brain has a physical response in your body and you can sense it. So just drop into your body and sense what's going on, are your shoulders tight and stiff? What about your calves? Are your calves cold, or tight? What about your jaw line? What's happening there? And just name it. The moment, you name it, you are in control and you can shift it. It's very, very important. And if you sense that your head feels very heavy, then it's time to go for a break and a break can be that you just drop everything and you look outside the window. Yeah just notice what is there. You don't need to look at something specific. It's only that you notice. If you're in the countryside, then you are lucky, you can look really into the countryside. Otherwise, you can also just break up, and walk around a little bit. Do some jumping jacks, or just breathe. Just breathe for one or two minutes. And this will also shift the emotions in your body. Yeah. This was number three emotion control.

The next one is the A, like activity. And in this case, you should do the opposite of what you're doing during your work time. If you are sitting all day long, then you have to do the opposite. So in your activity, you should really jump around, go jogging, go swimming, something active or do high-intensity workout. If you are already quite busy during your work time you're supposed to do something more relaxing. And this can be yoga, tai chi, chi gum, or something like this. Or just walking. If you have a dog, it's always easier. But just to walk.

The next is S,  it stands for social interactions. Meet up with your Friends in reality. Yeah, schedule time that you need people in person. That's very, very also important because then you have this feeling of bonding. You get another perspective. Oxytocin is released. This also gives you a feeling that you belong and you are safe.

The last one is E that stands for excitement. Enthusiasm, and it can be a passion for life. It can be a passion for your work. Maintain it with SNEASE. SNEASE as much as you can.

And if you feel overwhelmed with six items, choose only two. And I always recommend, looking at your sleep. that's the most neglected thing by people. Often people think, ah, yeah, it's enough to sleep four or five hours. If you're young, if you're in your twenties, you think, I'm young enough, I recover. But no. Yeah, it's our brains that are still functioning in a certain way. Yeah. It's our reptile brain. And even if you live in the 21st century, it's still. Working like that and you can't recover from that or can redo it during the daytime and then just select one of the other ones I mentioned.

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Gresham Harkless 13:08

Yeah, that makes perfect sense. And, I love that acronym. I like acronyms cuz it makes it easier for me to remember.

Silke Glaab 13:13

Yeah. Well, what I normally do, like a secret hack that everybody can apply without doing hypnotherapy is to really maintain your programs. That's very, very crucial. The other one is to change your programs, to rewrite them, but the major thing is also to maintain your program.

Gresham Harkless 13:35

Absolutely. That makes perfect sense. So I wanted to ask you for what I call a CEO nugget, and this is a word of wisdom or piece of advice or if you can hop to a time machine. What would you tell your younger business self?

Silke Glaab 13:43

My nugget is more like an offer for you. Because I'm very much convinced about my elevate intensive. I've worked on it for nearly 15 years to come up with it and I offer your listeners half an hour of free consultation so that they can really learn that method and how powerful it is and how they can apply it in their life.

Gresham Harkless 14:09

Absolutely. That's a big thing because all the time, you hear all the great information, but sometimes you don't actually take action. So you being able to offer that nugget, that offer for our listeners, I truly appreciate that.

Silke, I really appreciate your time. What I wanted to do is pass you the mic, so to speak, just to see if there's anything additional. I'm sorry. Let me rewind, I wanted to ask you my absolute favorite question, which is the definition of what it means to be a CEO.

So we're hoping to have different quote and quote CEOs on the show. So what does it be mean to be a CEO?

Silke Glaab 14:38

Yeah, for me it has to be brain-based. So your chief executive operator is actually your brain, because your brain, as I said, runs you. It runs how you think, how you feel, and how you act. Therefore the chief executive operator is for me, your brain.

Gresham Harkless 15:15

What's the best way they can reach you?

Silke Glaab: 15:17

The best way for you to connect with me is through my website. My website is called, and if you scroll down, you will find a masterclass. This one you can also attend and or learn about how you can reprogram your stress into wellbeing.

And you also get an insight into my method, or you go scroll down and you book your free consultation session. Everything is on the website. If you are on LinkedIn, you will find me on Silke Glaab you have to write it down, but I believe the easiest way is really through my website.

Gresham Harkless 15:50

Okay. Perfect. Well, I appreciate you and we will have those links in the show notes so that anybody can, that wants to follow up with you, and I hope you have a phenomenal rest of the day.

Outro 15:59

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