Merrimack, NH (PRWEB) May 10, 2007
The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has honored The National Guild of Hypnotists for fifty-six years of, "leading the movement for legislative and public recognition of hypnotism/hypnotherapy as a separate and distinct profession in the healing arts." According to a proclamation signed by the President of the Massachusetts State Senate, Robert E. Travaglini, "In recognition of your dedication in advancing the art, science and philosophy of hypnotism" the week of August 5-11, 2007, has been proclaimed, "National Guild of Hypnotists Week".
Throughout its fifty-six year history, the National Guild of Hypnotists has worked to, "provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas and to actively pursue due recognition of the importance of hypnotism for mankind," a fact noted by the 103d United States Congress and recorded in the Congressional Record.
The National Guild of Hypnotists helped establish the National Federation of Hypnotists Local 104, chartered by OPEIU, AFL/CIO, CLC in 1994. Among their many commitments to supporting fair and just legislation, the NGH has provided support to groups seeking to pass a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Freedom of Access Law in Florida and in California in 2002; in Georgia and in Iowa in 2003; and since then in other states and on the national level.
By the year 2000, the NGH core curriculum for certification as a hypnotist had been translated into Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish and Polish. The original curriculum, launched in 1991, has also been expanded to include specialized certification training in forensic hypnosis, pediatric hypnotism, emergency hypnotism, complementary medical hypnotism, sports hypnotism, clinical hypnotism and hypno-coaching.
The 2007 NGH Convention is the twentieth year the Hypnotists Guild has held a convention, educational conference and exhibition for its members. It is the third consecutive year the NGH Convention will be held in Marlborough, MA. Previous convention cities have included Nashua, NH, New York City and Danvers, MA. The City of Marlborough is honoring the NGH by proclaiming August 11, 2007 as National Guild of Hypnotists Day in Marlborough, MA. In a proclamation signed by Mayor Nancy E. Stevens, the City recognizes that, "Members (of the National Guild of Hypnotists) from across the US and over fifty-five countries convene annually at what has become the world's largest Hypnosis Convention and Educational Conference."
The NGH Convention is open to hypnotism professionals and anyone with a sincere interest in learning more about hypnosis or careers in hypnotism and related fields that utilize hypnotism. For more information on the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Educational Conference, contact the NGH Convention registrar at (603) 429-9438. For NGH Convention hotel reservations, attendees should contact (508) 460-0700. Additional information about hypnotism, careers in hypnotism, the NGH, the NGH Summer Institute or the 2007 NGH Convention is available at http://www.nghconvention.com.
The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational corporation. Founded in Boston, MA in 1951, the Guild is a professional organization comprised of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. National Guild of Hypnotists president, Dr. Dwight F. Damon, is available for media interviews at (603) 429-9438.