First Annual World Hypnotism Day Launches - January 4th, 2005 - Hypnotism Around the World

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Ormond McGill, known in the profession as Dean of American Hypnotists and Honorary Chairman of World Hypnotism Day has announced the designation and inauguration of Tuesday, January 4th 2005 as the first annual World Hypnotism Day. In the field of hypnotism since 1927 and with 21 books to his credit, Honorary Chairman McGill confirms Tuesday, January 4th as an important day for the event.

“With New Year resolutions at the top of everyone’s mind, the timing is perfect for a world day to celebrate our profession and I am confident World Hypnotism Day will prove to be one of the most impressive displays of professionalism and sharing of knowledge and skills by hypnotists around the world.”

"The public will benefit and begin this New Year better than ever as professional hypnotists around the world demonstrate the proven benefits of hypnotism during this day," says McGill.

Members of all of the primary professional associations in the alternative health field of hypnotism have joined together for the first time in history to share information, create awareness and demonstrate the benefits of hypnotism for everyone.

Participating organizations are: the National Guild of Hypnotists, Academy of Professional Hypnosis, Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis, Banyan Hypnosis Center, Die Freie Gesellschaft für Hypnose e.V. (Germany).

Hypnosis Educational Council International, Hypnosis Information Network, International Hypnological Association, International Medical And Dental Hypnotherapy Association, National Association of Certified HypnoCounselors, National Association of Clergy Hypnotherapists, National Federation of Hypnotists OPEIU AFL/CIO, National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology, Ontario Association of Hypnotherapists (Canada), The National Council for Hypnotherapy (England)and 5-PATH Hypnotherapists Association.

“It is truly extraordinary how so many hypnotists have enthusiastically rallied to the opportunity to both celebrate our profession and share our experiences with so many," comments Tom Nicoli, the certified hypnotist who demonstrated last year on Dateline NBC how effective hypnosis is for weight loss."Many of the local events are either free or low cost, with most of the participating hypnotists donating to local charities on that day."

A special web site has been created to provide more information about hypnotism and special events:
Four free hypnosis sessions are available to those visiting the web site.

Hypnosis is known especially in the areas of weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management. These and other benefits of hypnosis have had new focus during 2004 as a result of growing attention by international media, Newsweek, Scientific America, The Times of London and other international and popular syndicated television shows around the world.


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