Karen Pischke, RN, BSN, CCRN Alumnus, Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Reiki Master/Teacher
and founder of Dreamtime Wellness
Born into a family of nurses, Karen Pischke began her nursing career in 1979. She became a registered nurse in 1983 and has worked in intensive care units across the country. After seeing so many patients in the intensive care unit admitted with illnesses that were either largely preventable or stress-related, her work shifted from "disease and illness" to "wellness and prevention". In 1997, Karen began to focus more on stress reduction, individualized holistic care and healthy lifestyle management in both her personal and professional practice In the process of making this shift, Karen began to explore and learn alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) therapies for her personal health and wellbeing as well as to better support clients and patients in their overall health care.
In 2000 she officially began her holistic wellness practice, Dreamtime Wellness based in Gloucester, MA. Karen has been working in the field of wellness and integrative medicine as her professional nursing practice since 1999. With an international client base, Karen has also offered CAM services at hospitals and healthcare settings throughout the Boston area and even nationally. She believes the integration of CAM into mainstream healthcare is the future of healthcare due to the holistic nature of these practices that best support patients, potentially improve outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction.
Karen Pischke's wide range of healthcare experience includes:
- Critical care
- Cardiac rehabilitation and risk factor reduction
- Wellness and integrative medicine
- Tobacco treatment and smoking cessation
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Traditional Usui Reiki
- Komyo Reiki (an Advanced form of Usui Reiki)
Karen's practice is based in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Peabody, serving the Massachusetts comminities of:
- Cape Ann
Karen is a Certified Member of:
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- International Association of Reiki Professionals
- National Guild of Hypnotists
and Member of:
Licensed, certified and insured.