Shawnee, OK, August 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Profession of Consulting Hypnotist Reaches Tipping Point: Annual Convention Presents Innovative Agenda.
Local Consulting Hypnotist Johnie Fredman, CH Attends Worldwide Conference on Hypnotism- “On A Mission” to Help Clients Improve The Quality of Their Lives Through Hypnotic Therapy.
The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH.net) of Merrimack, New Hampshire held its 21st annual educational conference and convention at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Attending this year’s event was Johnie Fredman of Heartland Hypnosis Services LLC, located in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
“This was an incredible experience,” said Mr. Fredman. “The networking with peers around the world was tremendous, and the workshops presented a wealth of insight and skill building that I know my clients will value.”
“All told, there were about 1400 hypnotists in town for almost two weeks of intensive educational workshops,” said Dr. Dwight Damon, President and Founder of the National Guild of Hypnotists. “Our annual convention took place August 8th-10th with multiple tracks for any number of disciplines in the profession.” As Dr. Damon explains, “Our training programs are conducted by award-winning speakers, published authors, and trainers and authorities on professional hypnotism. Many of our speakers are from outside the United States. We may be the National Guild of Hypnotists, but this is truly an international event.” Among this year’s most popular topics are sessions covering hypno- birthing, coping with the stress of airline travel, the use of hypnotism in healing managing a variety of ailments.
While the attendees represent many countries, varied hypnosis skill levels, and a diversity of occupations, they were united in their goal of using hypnotism as a valuable tool for helping others. Some of the course topics included certifications in: stress management; pain management; hypno-oncology; sleep improvement; therapeutic touch; new answers for diabetes; and helping people heal themselves with hypnosis. Many of the topics applied to sales and marketing professionals and non-hypnotists seeking to improve their influence and persuasion skills.
Dr. Dwight Damon continued, “Even though the NGH Convention is a time for intensive study and skill development, we like to remind people that the event is frequently described as, ‘the world’s largest and friendliest professional hypnotism conference.’ The three days NGH spends in Marlborough, MA, are an incredible time for networking for the world’s top hypnotists. People leave the NGH Convention with new professional relationships, new mentors and most importantly, new friends.”
Hypnotism is an accepted and recognized treatment option regularly utilized by many health care workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. Hypnosis provides a valuable tool for enhancing an individual’s ability to deal with pain or stress, or to assist in diminishing undesirable behavior patterns. As the use of hypnotism increases, so does the demand for those who are trained to provide it.
Celebrating 56 years of service worldwide, the Guild is also celebrating its 21st Convention Anniversary. The largest and oldest organization of its kind, the National Guild of Hypnotists provides a wide range of support and professional development services for hypnotists on every continent. Its mission is, in part, to educate the public about the value of hypnosis and also to continue its leadership role in expanding the profession of a certified consulting hypnotist.
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. The National Guild of Hypnotists has over 10,000 members, representing 65 countries around the world. There are NGH certified trainers in 44 US states and 27 countries around the world. Learn more at www.ngh.net
Contact: Johnie Fredman (405) 214-1173