National Federation of Hypnotists
The Political, Legislative and governmental affiliate of The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.
The National Federation of Hypnotists OPEIU-AFL-CIO is an independent organization that functions as the political affiliate of the National Guild of Hypnotists. It is chartered as Local 104 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) of the AFL-CIO and CLC, the union that represents physicians, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, acupuncturists, midwives and other health care workers. OPEIU has represented hypnotists since 1980. Affiliation with the AFL-CIO gives hypnotists access to the political and legislative apparatus of the AFL-CIO at every level of State and Federal Government.
The Federation, or NFH 104 for short, has a national jurisdiction with members throughout the United States, Canada and England. NFH 104 has done more to protect the rights of hypnotists to practice that all of the other hypnotist organizations combined. Any hypnotherapist may join NFH 104 provided that you support the standards recommended for the practice of hypnosis and have a minimum of 100 hours of training in hypnosis.
NFH 104 maintains an exhaustive database of legislation, maintains a national legislation watch regarding laws that might effect the right of hypnotists to practice, and has a good record of success intervening in specific states to protect the rights of individual practitioners who are under media or political attack.
Membership benefits include:
- Political advocacy in your state to protect your right to practice hypnosis.
- Political and Legal assistance if you are personally attacked by the media.
- The right to vote on issues affecting professional hypnotism.
- Access to union benefit plans (mortgages, student loans, legal services).
- Assistance in setting up your practice to conform to the laws of your state.
- The satisfaction of knowing you are doing your part to protect your profession.
If you wish to join NFH 104 you can obtain an application by writing to:
NFH 104 Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 815
Merrimack, NH 03054
Phone: (603) 429-9438 FAX: (603) 424-8066 E-mail Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues can be paid annually or bi-annually.
As a service to NGH members, NFH 104 will assist any NGH member in learning about the laws that may regulate hypnosis in his or her home state. However, members of NFH 104 qualify to receive more information and guidance and have a say in the shaping of those laws. NFH 104 will only assist its members in the case of difficulty.