Hypnosis has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. From the moment I watched Bela Lugosi use his “preternatural” eyes acquire his next victim, I wanted to know more! What was this power he had, and can anyone do that? Could I do that? Even as a kid, I knew I was watching a fictional character in a movie, but still, there was a part of me that wanted to believe that this ability was real. Every time a vampire movie aired on Friday night’s Shock Theater, hosted by Ghoulardi, I sat glued to our black-and-white TV, wholly captivated.
The Village of Lakemore, OH didn’t have a town library, so my only resource was the small library in my elementary school. I can assure you back in the late 50s and early 60s the subject of hypnosis was not a common theme on those bookshelves. For the longest time, my only contact with hypnosis continued to be through movies, TV and occasionally comic books.
Gary Goodspeed attended Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY where he majored in history. After college, he enlisted in the Air Force and spent the majority of his time at SAC Headquarters in Bellevue, NE.
His computer marketing career began in Denver, CO, and took him around the country, opening new offices for his employers.
Gary has multiple certifications in the field of hypnosis and is a graduate of both the Denver School of Hypnosis (1977) and Omni Hypnosis Training Center (2017) as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. Gary’s practice, TranceFormed Hypnosis, is located in Tryon, NC, where he resides with his wife, Vicky. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and is also a Certified Life Purpose Life Coach.
In addition to his hypnosis practice, Gary is a co-founder of The Open Road Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance is a consortium of wellness practitioners sharing their specialties with the public through presentations and workshops. People can come and learn about the benefits of alternative wellness modalities like hypnosis, yoga, reiki, acupuncture, and more.
Gary and his wife, Vicky, are both musicians and regularly perform at different venues in-and-around Western North Carolina