After earning her BA in Psychology from Portland State University with a focus on Human Development and Parapsychology, Kristen went on to study at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute College of Hypnotherapy.
There, she achieved honors as a Certified Hypnotherapist and became a member of the American Hypnosis Association. She also works as an instructor of Guided Imagery Meditation at Unplug Meditation. Kristen’s expertise in Early Childhood Development and certifications in Child and Advanced Child Hypnotherapy have enabled her to work with clients of all ages, while educating parents on how to foster positive behavior through better communication.
Additionally, her interest in psychosomatic conditions has led her to receive special certifications in stress reduction and pain management; she is also an avid user of NLP, the Eriksonian school of thought, and guided imagery. Believing that anything can be achieved with the power of belief is what drives her. HMI has hired Kristen both during schooling and after graduation; there she helps educate new students as well as presents news about upcoming events for the college or hosts seminars for the American Hypnosis Association.
Hiking, horseback riding and spending time with my large Irish family.
After being exposed to Hypnotherapy while prepping for grad school in Psychology, I decided to try it out. Astonishingly, the therapy was both simple and remarkably effective. This solidified my resolve that if I wanted to make a real impact in people's lives, this was the way to go. Now, I am a Hypnotherapist and proudly refer to myself as "a professional belief system enhancer". It's something I find incredibly rewarding!
My Favorite Quote:
“Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives us something to do but gets us nowhere.”
~ Kristen Lumen