018: Ken Dubner – Founder of Mind Training Solutions and renowned hypnotherapist, speaker and seminar leader


My guest is Ken Dubner, founder and CEO of Mind Training Solutions. Ken is a certified hypnotherapist, an NLP master practitioner and a certified master hypnotist and has dedicated his life to empowering people by guiding them to use their minds more effectively. As a renowned hypnotherapist, speaker and seminar leader, he has been interviewed by Extra, Armed Forces Network, Discovery Health Channel, HBO documentaries, as well as numerous radio stations throughout the nation.

1:41 – Ken’s background.

2:50 – The relation of standup comedy and psychology; a crowd being an entity unto itself.

4:25 – Watching people change, reading behaviors as both a bartender and as a comic.

5:21 – Using the ability to read behaviors and people to help them as a hypnotherapist.

6:50 – The four quadrants of logical mind, body, perceptions, and emotional mind, and how they relate to reality.

8:53 – Ken’s definition of and approach to hypnotherapy.

10:16 – Links between our deep, unconscious beliefs and our realities.

11:30 – Communicating between the logical and emotional minds.

12:54 – Techniques for communicating between logical and emotional minds, example from Getting Things Done.

14:36 – Approaches to self-talk and starting to change them with “what ifs.”

16:53 – Ken’s process of neurosomatic synthesis and the effectiveness of raising confidence and lowering stress.

18:24 – Building resiliency and working through long term goal setting.

19:28 – Goal setting as a combination of the incremental steps and the moon shot.

21:56 – Sports psychology being decades ahead of applying psychology to business.

23:09 – Hypnosis as only a small part of Ken’s approach to helping people by shifting their use of the four quadrants.

24:23 – The role of neuroscience in Ken’s work.

25:11 – Changing approaches between disciplines to be more collaborative.

26:41 – Background on Ken’s book, Life’s Secret Formula, coming out in September.

27:30 – Personal change as a better term than self-help, using these techniques as tools to improve; Ken’s experience with these tools in his own depression.

29:16 – Continuing to be a fellow traveller, to always be improving.

30:14 – Working with people who are doing very well, not just with people who are struggling, working to cover all the gaps in someone’s life.

33:43 – Studying successful people and how they use their four quadrants; stepping into different people’s perspectives through a guided visualization.

36:42 – How many clients progress early on with Ken and gaining the tools to work towards their goals.

37:50 – Getting in touch and working with Ken.

39:59 – Ken’s work is applicable to anyone, no matter how high-functioning they are.

41:50 – Uncovering deeper issues when clients came in for more habit control oriented problems.

43:10 – Reframing things like depression, as ken has.

44:00 – Perspectives on success and money being less impressive than taking charge of your own curses.

45:34 – Ken’s approach to sharing his own journey as a way to both continue learning and to help teach others.


Resources and Links Mentioned:

Getting Things Done by David Allen