My name is Karen Gray. I am a hypnosis practitioner in your area, and I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and the kind of work I do.
I am certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and a registered nurse licensed in Vermont and New Hampshire. I actively participate in training and continuing education events, and am an active member of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce.
My background in nursing gives me a unique and holistic perspective when working with my clients to develop a plan to meet their goals. I am also able to recognize when a more traditional medical intervention is necessary.
I specialize in smoking cessation, weight loss, stress management, pain control, PTSD, and addiction. Most issues can be addressed by hypnosis in two to three sessions, but occasionally a few extra sessions are needed. The entire process is individualized to each client. Thousands of people have successfully changed their lives with hypnosis. The only thing that limits what can be achieved with hypnosis is the client’s willingness to change.
We have all learned our behaviors at an earlier time in our lives. When we encountered a situation that was significant to us, our subconscious minds stored that information and used it to create a habit, so that the next time we encountered a similar situation, we were equipped with an automatic response. This is a wonderful process, except that those reactions are not always the healthiest or most productive.
That doesn't mean that they are all bad! At one time those responses served us well, but they are often geared more to immediate gratification than long-term goals.
Hypnosis is a process of reprogramming those responses to be in line with our current goals and desires. We do this by inducing a hypnotic state, which is a state of intense focus and relaxation. The purpose of this is to bypass the conscious mind to speak directly to the subconscious mind, which is in charge of the imagination, fears, habits, and reactions.
During hypnosis, you are awake and alert the entire time. In my practice, it is an interactive process, and you are actively participating throughout the session. You cannot be made t do anything that you wouldn't normally do, and you are in control of yourself the entire time.
I begin the first session with a discussion about what your goals are, in terms of what you feel like now, and what you would rather feel like.
During hypnosis, we work on ego-strengthening and teaching you how to make suggestions to yourself and have your body believe you. This lays a foundation for changing the habits you'd like to change. In subsequent sessions we continue to reinforce the changes we've already made.
Hypnosis is a safe and natural process that thousands of people have benefited from. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals, and I look forward to talking with you!
Karen Gray CH, RN