Our Mission

The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc.is a not-for-profit, educational corporation in the State of New Hampshire. Initially founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950, the Guild is a professional organization composed of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. We provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas concerning hypnotism. The Guild is a resource for members and a vehicle for legal and legislative action.

We were established in 1950/51 by an enthusiastic group of hypnotists and Dr. Rexford L. North, Director of the Hypnotism Center of Boston, MA. Within a short time, local chapters were formed and operating in many
major cities throughout the US and Canada. Important resources through the years have been The Journal of Hypnotism and The Hypno-Gram, the very first publications devoted exclusively to the field of hypnotism.

This unique organization continues to encourage an eclectic exchange of ideas, fellowship, mutual trust and cooperation among members – while promoting and protecting the art, science and philosophy of hypnotism. As President, Dr. Dwight F. Damon has made it his mission to do everything possible to have our field recognized as a separate and distinct profession. The Guild has always assisted wherever needed, helping other groups and individuals in various states regardless of their affiliations.  According to pnosis.com—”History will record that Dwight Damon is the Founding Father of hypnosis as a distinct profession.”

Each year the NGH holds an educational conference which is attended by hypnotists from all over the world.