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160 Chel Hamilton | The Guided Meditation Artist

By Harry Duran

For over 10 years, Chel Hamilton has been a hypnotherapist. She decided to create her podcast, Meditation Minis, which focuses on helping people manage their stress and anxiety through guided meditations, after a friend of hers kept insisting she start a podcast on meditation. She committed to doing six episodes, but 6 million downloads later, Chel is only just beginning. With big plans to take Meditation Minis to the next level by incorporating Virtual Reality technology in the future and adding workshop weekends to her repertoire, it’s definitely safe to say that Chel got more than she bargained for when she set out on her journey of podcasting. 07:04 - Her biggest takeaway from Podcast Movement 2017 08:32 - The sessions she found interesting at Podcast Movement 09:10 - Chel explains the Sparks talks from Podcast Movement 10:47 - How she got the idea for Meditation Minis 13:04 - Why she found it surprising that her podcast has had such a positive effect on people 14:46 - Why she designed her show the way she did 17:26 - When she was first introduced to meditation 18:34 - Chel explains who Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) is 20:27 - How she became involved with hypnotherapy 23:20 - What steps she took to ensure she would have a successful business and podcast 27:06 - Why she didn’t end her podcast after her first year as she originally planned 27:49 - The idea of the concept Know, Like, and Trust 29:25 - Repurposing her content for people to purchase 31:18 - How she approaches recording longer meditation sessions 33:44 - Where she learned how to mix sound for her podcast 37:22 - Combining all her skill sets 37:48 - Her plans to create virtual reality immersive guided meditations 39:17 - Podcast Junkies in virtual reality? 41:13 - The therapeutic possibilities of using virtual reality technology 41:29 - Our experience with Float Tanks 44:04 - Growing up and moving away from Columbus, Ohio 45:38 - The person who is most surprised of where she has ended up 46:21 - Her relationship with sponsors 47:31 - If she thinks about different ways to grow her show 50:39 - Her three day Emotional Detox workshop 51:52 - The one most misunderstood thing about her 52:25 - Something she’s changed her mind about recently Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/checl-hamilton-interview

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