Empowerment Engineering and Hypnotherapy has been a success driven formula that has helped me make long lasting and significant changes in my professional and personal life. I have learned to replace the bad habits and patterns with healthy self concepts and actions for mind, body and spirit.

I became an Empowerment Engineering Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist to share these insights with others. I am ready to assist anyone who is eager to finally break free from their limiting beliefs and get back to living the healthy lifestyle they were meant to live.

Pepper Carlson, C.Ht.

Get ready to change and see long lasting results.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, relaxed trance like state of focused awareness. Unlike in sleep you are alert and in control the whole time. This relaxed state is a gateway to your subconscious mind (or habitual mind) where your innate habits and patterns reside. Hypnosis is a state where you become receptive to positive suggestions for change.

Although hypnosis has been controversial, most clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as negative self-talk, confidence booster, weight loss and quitting smoking.

If your conscious mind is focused on what you don’t want that is exactly what you will get. No surprise there. The quantum physics of thought: thoughts become things.

With frequent visits into your subconscious mind, we can decipher the codes of your patterns and habits. Your mind will give you new insight into the values you hold dear.

The unlimited power within is like a locked door and only we hold the key that will open it. Your subconscious is the source of your motivation, ambition, patterns, habits, emotions, self-talk, behaviors, and attitudes. Therapeutic hypnosis can help you unlock the door to this part of your mind to invoke long lasting change. It has long been known as a compelling, evidence-based solution for habit control, stress, and self-improvement.

How Effective Is Hypnosis?


38% recovery after 600 sessions

Behavior Therapy:
72% recovery after 22 sessions

93% recovery after 6 sessions

Results of Comparative Study By American Health Magazine

What Hypnosis Gives You:

First step for new clients:

Please schedule a free 15-minute consultation call to see if we are a right fit or email us using the form below.



I’ve always had certain assumptions about the concept of hypnotherapy.

I based a lot of it on what I’ve seen on TV or heard from friends, but everyone and every experience is different. I just completed my first session of guided imagery hypnosis with Pepper, and I’m glad I experienced the process first hand. It motivated me, and I’m looking forward to working further towards some personal goals. It’s fascinating when you delve into the potential of the subconscious mind.

Joleen Garnett
Costume Designer/Celebrity Stylist
Master Chef, The Voice

Being the type of person who has a mind that races all the time, it is sometimes hard to wipe all of that away and rest my thoughts.

With Pepper’s guided session, I felt myself relax and go to a different place where I felt like I could settle my mind and focus more on my goals. She personalized it to fit my self-interests and what I want to better about myself. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress I make with hypnotherapy.

Erin Druckenmiller
Production Services

Pepper is very professional and has warm genuine energy and thanks to her, I am able to sleep without taking Rx.

Aside from seeing her for sessions, I have also been listening to a personalized guided imagery she made for me. Mornings were hard for me especially since I get up really early for work. I now find myself facing the day and reacting to things in a more positive way.

Joshua Humphrey
Set Medic/Lifeguard/Safety Diver/Stunts
Local 80, Local 80 Marine, 767, SAG

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a state of consciousness that is used by licensed instructors to perform hypnosis and induce a hypnotic state. Clinical Hypnotherapy Seattle, Francis Killory, CMS-CHt.

I would have never guessed that such a session could change my way of thinking of life.

My mood towards life has shifted, I was so focused on work and problems that were going on in my life and I wasn’t living for myself. Now I can truly say that my way of thinking and perspective in life has changed for the better and my family can clearly see the difference. Thank you Pepper.

Maria S., Los Angeles, CA


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Hypnosis In the News:

I believe hypnosis has profound powers to help you stop sabotaging yourself.
-Dr. Oz

I think it should be much more widely used. It’s safe, it’s inexpensive and it can produce dramatic results.
-Dr. Andrew Weil

People think it is a means of taking away control, but it is actually a means of enhancing control—over perceptions such as pain, anxiety, habits, stress.
-Dr. David Spiegel, Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. You generally remain aware of and remember what happens under hypnosis.
-The Mayo Clinic

The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.
-The Mayo Clinic

Even though stage hypnotists and TV shows have damaged the public image of hypnosis, a growing body of scientific research supports its benefits in treating a wide range of conditions, including pain, depression, anxiety and phobias.
-American Psychological Association

Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.
-New York Times

Hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the subconscious mind which is responsible for up to 90 to 95 percent of our thoughts and actions.
-The Washington Times

Studies show that hypnosis can be effective in treating everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are it can work for you.
-Psychology Today

Hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.
-Dr. David Spiegel, Associate Chair of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine

Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses.
—Scientific American

Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of Health.
—The Capital

There’s entrancing news about hypnosis; it’s gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from nicotine addiction to post-traumatic stress disorder. Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology. Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitudeof disorders.
—Business Week

[Hypnosis] has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy and chemotherapy; dental and test-taking anxiety; pain associated with surgery, root canal treatment and childbirth; fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other troublesome health problems.
—The New York Times

[Hypnosis] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem. If you are having difficulty controlling your appetite, sleeping or just need to relax, hypnosis might help you toward your goal.

Hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits—it can help you make changes that you’ve been unable to make otherwise.
—National Women’s Health Resource Center

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.
—New Scientist

I should have done it years ago, It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.
—Matt Damon, The Tonight Show

Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.
—Dr. Jean Fain, Harvard Medical School

With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.
—Smithsonian Magazine

It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist.
—Shape Magazine

Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.

Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them.
—Psychology Today

Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.

New findings are leading major hospitals to try hypnosis to help relieve pain and speed recovery on a variety of illnesses.
—Wall Street Journal

Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever. Hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.
—Consumer Reports

In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.
—Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health

It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.
—Good Morning America

Throughout the medical mainstream, it’s common to be used for addiction and psychotherapy.
—Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America

Today it’s considered a respected therapeutic tool, a well-established method of reaching the subconscious mind. Many patients have tried it and successfully cut back on smoking or overeating
—Connie Chung, Eye to Eye