Liz Champtaloup – Founder, Potent Minds

I believe that each person already has everything they need, but there may be obstacles in the way preventing them from accessing their resources. I work with PSYCH-K®, belonging to the modern classification of Energy Psychology, to assist clients to remove those blocks or limitations and empower their chosen goals.

I was taught by Rob Williams, the originator of PSYCH-K®, and became a Certified PSYCH-K Instructor in 2015.

PSYCH-K and Me

I consider myself to be a lucky person, I have so much in my life to be grateful for. But we all have a story and something happened to me as a teenager that was not so lucky, and it has shaped a large part of my life and who I am. The good news is that ultimately if brought me to PSYCH-K.

When I was 16 my father died of a heart attack, he died in front of me and I tried to resuscitate him. It was just my mum and I at home. That afternoon, life as we knew it, turned upside down. The shock and grief rippled through my family and impacted everyone uniquely. My mother’s grief drowned her in clinical depression, so much so that she tried to commit suicide.

There are plenty of people who have much more tragic stories than mine, I am very aware that no one did anything to my father or my family. Death, by natural causes, came into my life, albeit younger than for most people. I really want to keep this in perspective, I have great respect for everyone’s story. What I have learnt though is that the story itself is actually not nearly as important as the beliefs and patterns that the story lays down in our subconscious mind.

In the chaos that unfolded after my fathers’ death, just soldiering on seemed to be the best option. To be honest I didn’t even think about it, it was just what I did. I finished school and then chose Nursing – it seemed like a good idea to know what to do if someone dropped dead in front of you. Truth be known, nursing wasn’t the perfect match for me, but as with everything it did prove to be a perfect stepping stone in my life.

My nursing was primarily in the field of Ophthalmology and Operating Theatres. From there I moved into sales for Surgical Ophthalmic Operating Theatres, then into management in Surgical Sales.  I loved all of these stages of my life. Alongside this time I married a great guy and had three beautiful kids. What I didn’t realise was that all that time I was carrying around my grief, I had never really allowed it to be felt, I had pushed it away because it made me ‘fall apart’. Whilst we have licence to push our emotions away for a time – they don’t go away – they wait patiently until we are ready to feel them.

That time came for me some 30 years after my fathers death – I think that makes me a slow learner! In the corporate role that I loved, I experienced serious bullying by a new manager. This was completely outside my experience and pretty awful. I fought it for a year, ‘cause that’s how I worked, but then took a leap of faith, left the job I loved and moved into holistic wellness as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. If corporate life disregarded people that much, I wanted nothing to do with it

Little did I know then that I was really beginning my own healing journey. I loved Hypnotherapy and all things holistic, but I felt that there was more and continued to study and search for tools for compassionate emotional wellness. Clients shared their incredible stories with me and I realised that to be really there for them I had to be vulnerable too. Along the way I became aware of the patterns that my grief had created. I learnt that my subconscious mind loves me to bits and everything it does is about keeping me alive and safe, and that it has zero ability to analyse! That’s the role of my conscious mind! 

Finally in my studying and searching I found PSYCH-K and from day one, realised that this was the missing piece I was looking for.  Finally I had found something that was empowering and respectful, something that was measurable and repeatable, and importantly, something that was simple and effective!

PSYCH-K gave me all the tools I needed to have clarity around my story and realise that all those years ago I had laid down a pattern of ‘got to be strong, don’t fall apart’. I saw my mother fall apart and, all respect to her because she did work through it he, I didn’t like what I saw. It also gave me the insight to see how this seemingly OK pattern was NOT working for me!! My subconscious was just trying to show me how perfect and right I was…so guess what, it was continually trying to prove that I was strong and didn’t fall apart! Great…thanks for that!  Now again I am lucky, so I didn’t draw in an abusive relationship…I didn’t draw in bankruptcy…I didn’t draw in kids on ice…I didn’t draw in abuse. But in small ways I was manifesting conflict…until it ramped up to the workplace bullying just to make sure I was paying attention! 

PSYCH-K enabled me to really understand how my subconscious mind works and  how to modify my beliefs and patterns – yes that’s right it gave me insight that clinical hypnotherapy had not! Maybe we are back to me being a slow learner!  So I could add in the missing piece of vulnerability to my strength! And I could add it in at a subconscious level for lasting change! Because the subconscious is running the show for all of us 95% of the time! And it operates a million times faster than the conscious mind!

I mean seriously! Why are we not taught this stuff at school? There is nothing mysterious about the subconscious mind! The laws of the subconscious mind are simple and universal. I’m not perfect, I’m perfectly imperfect but I do have simple tools to update limiting beliefs in my subconscious mind when they come up, and I am passionate about sharing this with you!! 

Now when I recognise a belief that doesn’t match the life I want to love and live, I can use PSYCH-K to update that belief then and there. Literally in a matter of moments I can create a new potential for myself. Then I create an action plan, gently shifting things in my reality to allow those new beliefs, those new programs to manifest in my reality.

Everyone deserves to have this knowledge and their own key for transformation, in whatever way is right for you!

PSYCH-K Instructor

Looking back with 20:20 hindsight I can now see that everything happens in divine timing. 

When I found PSYCH-K® I was immediately and quite inexplicably drawn to it.  I knew very little about it really, yet I knew without a shadow of doubt that I wanted to take PSYCH-K as far as I possibly could. 

I had been a devotee of Dr Bruce Lipton’s work for several years. In the field of Energy Psychology, PSYCH-K is Bruce’s highest recommendation. I wondered why it took me so long to get around to studying PSYCH-K, and why I was drawn to it so quickly? 

When I found PSYCH-K I felt quite simply that I had found exactly what I was looking for. It was for me the ‘missing piece’ and the ‘missing peace’ that it is for so many people.

There was also an internal conflict with PSYCH-K. How was I going to explain this to Paul, my husband? Was it going to seem like my latest fad? I knew I had absolutely exhausted my budget of time and money in my transition from the corporate world to the complementary world…there had to be a limit to his support and patience…actually I felt it was just wrong of me to even ask for him to support this new passion of mine. 

Surely this was going beyond fairness and shared decisions in our relationship. This significantly affected our life together, including time, travel, finances etc. I was lucky again to have his support.

I remember having this conversation with him over breakfast one Saturday. I was talking about PSYCH-K, and saying I was really tempted to follow it further, but I had probably found it too late. His response to me was completely unexpected and totally liberating. He has always been supportive but this really blew me away given the situation and timing etc. He said, ‘since you did the basic workshop you have not stopped raving about PSYCH-K. You have to follow your heart. You don’t have a choice. We will work out the details somehow.’

I really was totally humbled blown away by his selflessness, his unconditional support and his unwavering belief in me. So my love of PSYCH-K blossomed and with lots of support, focus and dedication a year later I became a PSYCH-K Instructor.


Potent Minds offers PSYCH-K® Workshops and incorporates the following techniques and practices in these workshops.

Please note these services are available via group workshops only and no individual private consultations are offered. 

Should you wish to work individually with a PSYCH-K® facilitator please visit the PSYCH-K® global site at