Ray Pope practices hypnotherapy in Johns Creek, Georgia, in northern Metro Atlanta. Although he was a serious skeptic about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, a serious health problem and a chance meeting with a hypnotherapist led to his 100 pound weight loss, a completely changed lifestyle, and a new calling.
In his book, Not What You Think, Ray outlines his remarkable transformation of health, lifestyle and vocation. His book may be purchased HERE.
Ray’s personal mission is threefold: (1) To work together with clients to make their every day better; (2) to perfect his craft; and (3) to educate and persuade all he comes in contact with of the value and benefits of hypnotherapy.
Ray holds a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree from the University of South Alabama and the University of Florida. He holds certifications as a Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist from the National Guild of Hypnotists, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and the Atlanta Center for Hypnosis Training. He has been further certified by the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy of Toronto, and has studied the work and techniques of the American legend Gil Boyne and Brits Freddie Jacquin and Karl Smith, as well as many others.
In assisting clients, Ray has become particularly interested in diet and nutrition, not only in the context or weight loss, but also as it affects so many physical and psychological conditions. He has read and studied extensively in these areas and applies his knowledge for the benefit of his client.
He has plans to establish the End Childhood Obesity non-profit organization in the near future.
Ray in an active member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce (Two-time Spirit Award winner & Ambassador) and the Alpharetta Business Association (Membership Committee).
He is a member of Providence Presbyterian Church of Cumming, GA, where he teaches the adult Sunday School class.
Ray lives in Cumming, Georgia. He is married to Susan, and between them they have four children and an increasing number of grandchildren. And we must not forget Alphie, the family's beagle and Ray's own therapy dog.