My name is Karen Gray. I am a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, a Registered Nurse, and the Director of Green Mountain Hypnosis.
I help everyday people make positive changes in their lives. I hold Advanced Certifications in Hypnosis for Pain Management, and Stress Management, and I work with clients on a variety of issues, such as anxiety, weight management, quitting smoking, PTSD, recovering from addiction, eliminating fears and phobias, public speaking, athletic performance, career excellence, and so much more.
I enjoyed a full and satisfying nursing career for more than a decade before opening Green Mountain Hypnosis. I have studied from some of the greatest hypnotists in the country, and I have developed a holistic approach to using hypnosis that reflects my background in nursing and my training in hypnotherapy.
I first got interested in learning more about hypnosis when my friend and partner, John Burchell renewed his certification in hypnosis, and shared his experience with me.
At first, I was skeptical. As a Nurse, I worked in a world that consisted of science and evidence-based practice, and hypnosis seemed too far out of that field for me. But the more he told me about it, the more I realized that I had been using the fundamentals of hypnosis for years! As I was distracting patients from painful procedures by helping them to visualize a more pleasant experience, and assisting others to use their imaginations to reduce their pain, I was using Hypnosis!
I was officially hooked after being hypnotized for the first time. The experience was profound, and I went from being a skeptic to a firm believer after just that one session. And the more I learned about hypnosis, the more I knew that I could use those techniques in my Nursing practice to help my patients more effectively. That was my initial goal when I traveled to Virginia to earn my hypnosis certification from one of the leading Hypnotists in the country.
Once I learned what a truly powerful tool hypnosis is for improving people’s lives, I began to focus on opening my own hypnosis practice in the Upper Valley.
What I Do
I run a client-centered hypnosis practice, which means that each client has a unique experience that is designed to meet their specific needs and challenges. There are hypnotists that run their business with a “One Size Fits All” model, where every client they see gets the same scripted sessions. Instead of applying the same cookie-cutter method to every person I help, I carefully consider each client’s individual needs, and design a hypnosis program that is tailored to be the best approach for you. After all, you are a unique individual. Shouldn’t your hypnosis experience reflect that?
I start by finding out what your goals are, and what changes you want to make in your life. Often, this is all the information that I need to begin working on making those changes a reality. Before I bring you into the hypnotic trance, I will talk with you about what hypnosis is, and explain some of the science behind how and why it works so well. I take the time to answer all of your questions and make sure that you have all the information you need to be successful.
What You Can Expect
I use a number of different techniques, including Eriksonian hypnosis, direct suggestion, NLP, shifting modalities, re-framing, age regression, Straight Line transformation, passive suggestion, empowerment, regression, and visualization. These are all proven techniques, and which one I use depends on what the your goals and specific needs are, and what techniques you respond the best to.
Because almost all of us are carrying around some emotional “baggage” that is weighing us down and preventing us from moving forward, many of my programs include some “emotional housekeeping” This isn’t about revealing your deep dark secrets or having you talk through your issues. This is simply a proven hypnosis technique that allows you the space and ability to release some of those emotional barriers that have been holding you back.
In your first session, we work on “emotional housekeeping”, ego-strengthening, and laying the groundwork for making their changes a reality. In the next sessions, we reinforce your previous successes, and build new changes.
Most of my clients tell me that they experience profound changes in themselves after their first session, and come back the next week excitedly telling me about how they didn’t even want a slice of cake at the office party, never felt the craving for a cigarette, or felt more confident than they have felt in years!
My role is to empower my clients to make the changes in their lives that they want to make. I give them as many tools as I can to help them accomplish their goals. I offer 3 types of Programs to my clients:
Hypnosis for Change - This powerful and focused Program is designed to empower you to create rapid and lasting changes in your quality of life. Most often, these sessions focus on resolving specific issues such as Quitting Smoking, Managing your Weight, or Eliminating Stress and Anxiety. This program includes three 90 minute sessions, an audio hypnosis program, and self-hypnosis instruction.
Life Coaching Hypnosis - These multi-session packages are for those who want to move themselves to the next level both personally and professionally. These sessions are designed to increase performance and self-efficacy in all aspects of your life. Life Coaching Programs include up to a dozen sessions over 6 months, at least one audio hypnosis program, and self-hypnosis instruction.
“Mental Spa” Relaxation Experience - These single “Mental Spa” sessions are intensely relaxing and are designed to provide deep mental and physical relaxation and rejuvenation. Each unique and powerful hour-long hypnosis session is specially created to leave you with a profound sense of calm, a renewed focus, feeling stress free, and as though you have just had a full night’s sleep.
No matter what changes you want to make in your life, and no matter how “stuck in your ways” you believe you are, hypnosis can help. Even if you have “always been afraid of ____”, or you have tried to make this change in the past and been unsuccessful, hypnosis can help.
Call or email me with any questions you have, or to set up your first appointment. Make the investment in yourself. You will never regret it!
“Believing and investing in yourself is the best way to shift your thinking from a paradigm of excuses to one of solutions.” - Farshad Asl