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Hypnotherapy and Overcoming Money Issues: A Q&A with Hypnotherapist Kim Sheahan

March 14, 2023

When it comes to money matters, it’s not all about balancing a checkbook. A lot of different factors can come into play when trying to build a secure financial foundation; limiting beliefs and trauma are just a couple of things that might influence how you deal with your finances.

In the Q&A below, I’m talking to hypnotherapist Kim Sheahan about an approach to getting past these money hang-ups that you might not have considered before.

Tell us a little about your services.

I utilize hypnosis to work with the subconscious mind to help clients change habits, instill new behaviors and update their beliefs to create an expansive life instead of one of misery and limitation.

Many people know what they should be doing to live the life they want, but struggle to actually take action and create habits that allow them to live that life. Most of this is rooted in limiting beliefs that keep them stuck where they are. Hypnotherapy makes it easy to access the subconscious mind where these beliefs live and change them, so that you can create the life you want.

Hypnotherapy is best suited for those who are ready to take action to change their lives, but have struggled to find tools or services that help them actually create that change.

How did you get into hypnotherapy?

When the doctors ruled out tumors for me, there wasn't much else they could do for my chronic debilitating illness, vestibular migraines. I went searching for anything that would help and found my way to hypnotherapy. After learning that unresolved emotional trauma can cause physical disease, I began healing and processing my emotional trauma from my life. This allowed me to access the natural healing intelligence within my body, and I was able to heal my physical body as well. Now I no longer suffer from this disease and live a rich, full life that I thought was lost to me forever.

I was in the middle of a career crisis when I got sick. I had been working in tax as a CPA and wanted a way out. To find something that lit me up instead of crushing my soul every day. I felt a calling to learn hypnotherapy and to show others how to heal and find that inner peace within themselves. Now my days are filled with helping people find their ways to self-love and acceptance. And seeing them grow and accomplish astounding things once they begin to believe in themselves.

What are some examples you’ve seen of people who have issues with money?

  • Entrepreneurs tend to fall into two categories that I see:
    • Undercharge for their services and struggle to justify to themselves charging what their services are actually worth. Or giving away a lot of their time for free.
    • Those who do well at bringing money in, but can’t save money because it all goes right back out the door.
  • People not leaving a terrible job because of the money security, but their health is declining because of the job.
  • Turning a blind eye to their finances because of the stress and anxiety it causes.
  • Staying at a job that pays poorly when the industry standard salary is much higher

How do you address them through hypnotherapy?

Each client is different, but the general pattern of how we work through things is the same. First, we start off with planting seeds in the subconscious mind that reverse the limiting habits and beliefs that are initially observed.

Then over a series of sessions, we will reverse any trauma that is related to money, value, self-worth or whatever beliefs we uncover. A standard session includes discovery while in hypnosis of limiting beliefs, releasing or processing what needs to be dealt with, and continuing to build self-worth and self-esteem in relation to the new habits, behavior and beliefs they want with custom affirmations.

As self-esteem rises it all becomes easier to charge what you’re worth, save money, handle finances or find a new job where you feel valued and are paid more.

For example, you come to see me because you make good money, but struggle to save any of it because you spend a lot of it on stuff you consider junk. We build an affirmation such as:

“You now choose to spend your money wisely on items that are of value to you, therefore you trust yourself to make the right choices and purchases for you.”

Then using hypnosis, it is planted in the subconscious mind. As these new ideas root into the subconscious, it starts to become your reality because the beliefs in your subconscious are what run your life. You find yourself wanting to save money, and to only spend it on things you value.

In the second session, we then do discovery work and find out that your parents fought about the money they had, so you developed a belief that having money causes stress which results in you spending all your money. I help you process through anything you need to related to parents and money. And continue saturating the subconscious mind with new beliefs around money such as:

“Because having money brings you peace and calm you joyfully save more and more now therefore you naturally put $2,000 into retirement in 2023.”

We continue on until the new habits have taken root, and keep processing through what comes up. Usually someone with money issues I can help in 6-8 sessions.

As part of working together, I give each client custom recordings with their affirmations to use in-between sessions, and after we are done working together to keep saturating the subconscious mind with the new ideas. Repetition is what helps new ideas take root and an important part of the process.

Do you have a favorite client story?

My favorite client story around a money issue was a woman who had a really high paying job, had been there 10 years, and hated the job, but was scared to try and leave because she was the breadwinner in the family. She also had several health issues and struggled with saving money.

After just one session she was incredibly motivated and immediately started applying for new jobs. While she was applying and interviewing, we kept work on creating beliefs that she will easily get a new job that pays equal to or more than what she makes now. And more importantly that the new work environment was calm and peaceful, and that she listens to her intuition and naturally picks the job that is the best for her.

By session four she had accepted a new job that paid equal, and had potential for lots more. After starting there, the years long neck pain she had just went away naturally. The environment is still calm and peaceful and she is happy.

I also had the pleasure of meeting this client’s spouse at the celebration party she threw herself for quitting the terrible job. And got to hear all about how my client was back to her old self again and how wonderful it was for the husband to see his wife full of life and enjoying things again.

It has been amazing to see her growth and how much she loves her life again. We continued working through other things and she’s made amazing progress in our time together. I love that helping people find security, joy and self-love in their lives is what I get to do for a living.


Kim Sheahan is a:

  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist,
  • Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist
  • Fellow with the International Board of Hypnotherapy
  • Retired Certified Public Accountant

Learn more about her and Hypnotherapy here:

Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person's internal resources to assist themselves in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. 

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Kimberly Sheahan does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and her services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition.

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