By: karengray | February 04, 2019

The idea of hypnosis in healthcare might seem strange or even scary, especially if your first exposure was watching Jafar hypnotize the Sultan in Aladdin, or laughing at your high school classmates during a stage show. In movies, hypnosis is often portrayed as a form of mind control, but when administered by a qualified professional, it can be helpful for treating a number of conditions. Here’s what the research says about its potential benefits.

What is Hypnosis?
According to the American Psychological Association, “hypnosis is a procedure during which a professional suggests while treating someone, that he or she experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior.”

I like to explain it to my clients as a "heightened st...

By: karengray | December 17, 2017

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life!

My name is Karen Gray.I am a Registered Nurse, a Certified Hypnotist, and the Owner of Green Mountain Hypnosis. I first got interested in learning more about hypnosis when a friend of mine got certified as a hypnotist, and told me all about it.

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 u...