We had the good fortune of connecting with Heidi Hazen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heidi, what do you attribute your success to?
I really had to “go first” in doing my own healing work in order to help others do theirs. Because I’d been hell-bent on getting out of my own way and had leaned into so many healing modalities over two decades, I found my way back to myself and that’s how I’m able to walk beside others in their journey home to themselves. I continue to do my own work to be aligned with my soul, purpose, and gifts, and I think that brings a clear level of authenticity to my brand: I don’t pretend to have it all figured out. I’m always trying new things to move myself and others forward because I love the journey of self-discovery and then push beyond where I’ve been to create a new story. I believe all of these things are evident in the depth of healing work I do with clients, and in how, when, and what I share from my platform. I believe that’s had a lot to do with my success.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a hypnotist. I find that hilarious, exciting, unique, and totally bizarre. When I discovered 5-PATH (5 Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis) I knew I’d found the healing modality I’d been looking for my entire adult life. When I trained to become certified as a hypnotist, I was already reading Human Design. I was walking the path of helping people live in alignment with their soul and that felt good, but it also felt like it wasn’t enough; I knew there must be more. I wanted a way to help people truly connect with their original, authentic, soul-self. Though Human Design is extremely helpful in how to operate from that aligned place, it lacks the means to get someone through all of the layers of conditioning and programming that separate them from their authentic soul-self. I allowed myself to hope for something that would radically help people get back to themselves, and in that hope, I opened myself up to finding whatever that would be without judgment. I claimed ownership of knowing intuitively that I wanted to help people this way and I believed that it would show itself to me when the time was right. I explored things that I thought might be it (like Shamanism and energy work) which added even more to my understanding of our human experience in the process. While I waited to find the thing I was looking for, I learned to trust my intuition and my journey. I see that everything that happens along the way is meant to be experienced and adds colors to the tapestry that is my own life and to the lives around me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’re hitting up The Last Bookstore for sure. And while we’re downtown, we’ll stop in for Brazillian pot pie and cinnamon-flavored water at Woodspoon. We’ve got to grab kale salad and pizza at The Luggage Room in Pasadena. If we could, we’d hit the Rose Bowl Flea market with a honey-vanilla latte from Urth Caffe (you’ve gotta be at the Rose Bowl early if you want the stellar goods). We’d cruise through Atwater Village and do a little shopping at deKor and Individual Medley. And we’d have to swing by Lawson-Fenning to see what they’ve got going on. I do love the stuffed squash blossoms and pasta at Terroni on Beverly, so we’d refuel there for sure… or maybe pizza and salad at Mozza? Probably both, plus a cupcake from Sprinkles. When we’re not eating or shopping for treasures, we’d hike Fryman Canyon. It’s a lot of food and looking at pretty things but just passing the time with whomever you’re with makes everything good.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I need to Shoutout to the writers, speakers, teachers, healers, rebels, mystics, and anyone who ventured into their past to exchange their wounds for wisdom and then lived and led from that place. (burned down the narrative they’d been handed in favor of a life aligned with their soul.) These are the brave ones who took their lives into their own hands and said “Nah” to the old out-of-alignment story and then “Yes” to the adventure of tripping and falling their way towards the life they were destined to be living. You have paved the way…