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Who is behind Vancouver Tranformers?


Hello! My name is Gillian Pace and I facilitate personal transformation using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and deep coaching processes.


After spending too many years figuring out how to put my own uniqueness and 'genius' to use, I decided to create a program that would help others starting out where I did. The Transformers Program is a distillation of what I learned and put into practice in my own life, enabling me to change career and move halfway around the world. Let me help you create your life of passion and meaning! My full bio is here or you can find out more about me and about working one on one with me at my Cognitive Hypnotherapy website.

Any relation to the alien robots?


Just a really cool name! In our case, Transformers refers to the people who are both transforming and also creating the transformation in the wider world. We believe that the world has to expand a little bit every time one of us steps into our authenticity and becomes who we were always meant to be. That expansion makes it possible for other people to step forward - we are creating a space that wasn't there before.


The big dream plan is for Transformers to become a social and political movement of people achieving liberation by doing what we love and loving what we do. It doesn't take a genius thinker to understand that things could be a whole lot better than they are right now on our planet. And perhaps Transformers could be a small part in making the difference - with your participation, of course!



What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how can it help me?

Developed in the UK by The Quest Institute, Cognitive Hypnotherapy applies our conscious minds' ability to analyse and evaluate information (that's the 'cognitive' part) to reveal and resolve the obstacles that are held out of our awareness in the unconscious mind (the 'hypnotherapy' part). It is a 'use what works' approach that draws from neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology and combines these processes with Wordweaving™, our unique approach to hypnotic suggestion that uses our clients' own description of how they want to feel and behave to create powerful transformational messages.

Consider this: it has been estimated that we are functioning on auto-pilot about 90% of the time! That auto-pilot is our unconscious mind, which filters the millions of pieces of information in our environment down to the 7 or so pieces that we can give our conscious attention to. It does this by a process of pattern recognition, comparing our current circumstances to events in our past. It then adds to that data, drawing from our experiences, beliefs and assumptions. You can see how creating powerful, personal transformation purely by using our conscious minds is going to be an uphill struggle!


Hypnotherapy as a means of waking up? Strange as that may sound, yes! By bringing to our awareness the unconscious reasoning behind a habit, for example, or the faulty logic behind a limiting belief, we are able to take back control. You are literally changing your reality by changing your mind!



How is The Transformers Program different from other coaching programs?


The Transformers Program is a training course, a coaching program and a therapeutic journey rolled into one. It puts tools in your hands that can help you heal from years of negative messages, build self-confidence and a positive self-image and create a winner's mindset.


One of the most significant differences between coaching and therapeutic techniques is that coaching is forward-facing, empowering you to evaluate your present and create your future, while therapeutic techniques work by helping you to resolve negative programming that originates in your past. The Transformers Program gives you both, putting the most powerful processes at your disposal to help you create your aspirational and authentic life. If you have failed in the past, either by going it alone or with support that either didn't enable you to address the underlying causes of your internal blocks or create a powerful, actionable plan for your future, we think you will be very pleasantly surprised by the difference our difference can make!



Who is The Transformers Program for?


It is for anyone who yearns for a life beyond the one they are currently living.

  • It is for you particularly if the work that you doing doesn't reflect your talents, your interests or your creativity and leaves you feeling dead inside.
  • It is for you particularly if this is something that you have wanted for a long time and, for whatever reason, you have not been able to act on it.
  • It is for you particularly if you have experienced times when you just wanted to be free from yearning for something that it felt like you just can't have.

It is for you if you are ready to take responsibility for your life and your results and, with a little help, you are ready to be unstoppable.



How many people are in The Transformers Program for Groups?


The groups are kept small - no more than 6 people - in order to enable participants to receive a high level of attention.



Can you customise a program for me?


Yes! Whatever your specific needs or preferences, a one on one program can be customised to suit you! Everyone is different - an issue that you have struggled with for years will be a breeze to someone else and vice versa. Fitting a weekly session and work on your goals into a schedule that includes a full-time job, study or caring responsibilities can be a stretch. Let us design something for you that fits your life. If you think you might benefit from addressing an issue in a more directly therapeutic way, find out more about how Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you at Whatever your unique circumstances, get in touch to find out about creating a program that fits you perfectly.



Can you design a Transformers program for my work team?


Yes! Drop us a line and let's have a chat about who the program is for and what specifically you need.



Can you design a Transformers program for me and my friends?


Yes! Let's have a conversation about who's involved and what you're looking for and take it from there.



My partner and I are both interested in joining the group program. Could we be part of the same group?


Theoretically, that would work well, as you will be able to support each other on your transformation journey! In practice, groups are small (6 people) so we will need to consider the impact on the group, so let's talk. You might also want to consider signing up for a one on one program and either splitting the sessions or taking them together (or a combination of those options.) (More information about working one on one with me can be found here.)



My buddy and I are both interested in joining the program. Could we be part of the same group?


As with the previous scenario, this would theoretically work brilliantly, as you will be able to support each other! Again in practice, as groups are small, we need to consider how you will work in the group. As above, you might want to consider signing up for the one on one program and either splitting the sessions or taking them together (or a combination of those options.) Let's talk.



Can you guarantee that the program will work for me?


In one word? No. No-one is in a position to make that guarantee. We are all unique. A tool or process that works like a dream for one person's issue may not not even come close to helping another. As a first step, let's talk - book your free, no obligation discovery session. We will use this time together to answer all of your questions and have a discussion about your hopes and dreams and the help you are needing. If you decide to proceed, we make this commitment to you: show up with a no-holds-barred approach to getting the life you really want and, if it turns out that what we have to offer is not a good fit for you, we will refund in full the cost of any sessions not taken. Deal?



I'm interested. What happens next?


Awesome! The next step is to contact us to arrange a time to speak on the phone or in person. The aim of this conversation is for us to find out about you, your aspirations and any particular issues that you are looking for help with and for you to get any questions you may have answered so that you are able to make an informed decision about whether The Transformers Program is a good fit for you.



Questions not covered here?


We love questions! Please send a message - if an email will answer your query, you will hear from us within 24 hours. Or we can arrange a telephone conversation for a more general enquiry.