Photography by Donald Dow
Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy., of Chichester, New Hampshire, is an
award-winning hypnotherapist, who brings to her classroom over
thirty years' experience in education and counseling on the
college level and in the private sector.
She is a former college dean who, early in her career, was named
one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire and
awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University.
Marie (best known as "Mickey") is licensed by the State of New
Hampshire as a counselor and is certified as a hypnotherapist,
hypnoanesthesiologist, and instructor of hypnotherapy. She holds
several awards for distinguished service and achievement in the
practice of hypnosis and is the 1995 recipient of the National Guild
of Hypnotists President's Award.
In 2000 she was presented with the coveted NGH Charles
Tebbetts Award for her contribution in "shedding the light"
and advancing the awareness of hypnosis. In 2005 she became
the first woman ever to receive the highest award given
by the National Guild- Rexford L. North Award.
Mickey is the mother of four adult children, all born in the late 50s
and early 60s. She experienced all four labors without labor medication,
using the theories of
Dr. Jonathan Dye, of Buffalo, New York,
and Grantly Dick-Read, of the UK, two pioneers in natural childbirth.
Two of her birthings were entirely free of anesthesia at a time when it
was unheard of, and her husband was by her side in both the labor room
and the "delivery" room. Her book,
HypnoBirthing®--A Celebration of Life,
was written in 1989; her latest book,
The Mongan Method
is now available in leading book outlets and through the HypnoBirthing®