National Guild of Hypnotists 2013 Convention Newsletter 2


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Pre-Convention Newsletter Volume 2 for The National Guild of Hypnotists 2013 Annual Convention Exhibition and Educational Conference. This year's theme is: “A Legacy Of Excellence." Find out more at

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National Guild of Hypnotists 2013 Convention Newsletter 2

  1. 1. 2013 NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS CONVENTION A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE I S S U E ■ 2 NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS WWW.NGH.NET WELCOME to the first issue of the 2013 NGH Convention Newsletter. The National Guild of Hypnotists 2013 Annual Convention, Exhibition and Educational Conference will be held August 9 thru 11, 2013, at the Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Follow this link to REGISTER NOW “We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.”
  2. 2. Welcome, This is your invitation to participate in the World’s Largest and Friendliest Professional Hypnotism Convention. Join the celebration of our 26th Convention Anniversary! Over the last twenty-five years, our Annual NGH Convention has become the premier forum for sharing the study of hypnotism in an atmosphere of camaraderie. An adjunct faculty from around the world provides an open forum for a free exchange of ideas concerning hypnotism. It is truly the convention for all professional hypnotists. The Program Committee members who spent so many hours evaluating the submissions have selected an incredibly rich constellation of presenters to make this a special occasion. An extraordinary roster of seminars and workshops, plus an outstanding Saturday Social evening are scheduled at our convention location, the Best Western Royal Plaza Convention and Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. You can choose from over 300 seminars and workshops at the largest convention of its kind, with exciting social and networking opportunities. Many professional contacts and lifelong friendships with people you might otherwise have never met are formed each year at this convention. Earn valuable continuing education and member certification renewal credits! Turn to any page in this catalog and chances are a new offering will immediately engage your interest. There is something for everybody. Make an investment in your future, register right now by completing the Registration Form on page 3 (of the NGH Convention Catalog). Make the most of this opportunity by coming early for pre-convention courses or staying for post- convention courses. The pre- and post-programs will give you even greater knowledge in specialized areas. We are sure you will find this convention an exciting, rewarding experience—both personally and professionally. NGH continues the journey started 63 years ago, working to establish our field of expertise as a separate and distinct profession. Truly, we are a brand new profession that is thousands of years old. I look forward to personally welcoming you in August at the convention, where you will truly feel you belong. Dr. Dwight F. Damon, DNGH President National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. Your invitation to Be Part of the 2013 NGH Convention … from Dr. Dwight Damon, Guild President A n d t o s h a r e t h i s n e w s l e t t e r w i t h o t h e r s w h o w o u l d b e n e f i t a n d g r o w t h p r o f e s s i o n a l l y b y b e i n g p a r t o f t h e N a t i o n a l G u i l d o f H y p n o t i s t s C o n v e n t i o n .
  3. 3. The National Guild of Hypnotists has unarguably done more to build, enhance, grow, and protect the profession of the consulting hypnotist, than has any other group, agency, or association. With great wisdom, vision, and steadfast commitment, the Guild and its leadership have advanced, and continue to advance, the profession of the consulting hypnotist to new levels of esteem, influence, and career opportunity. But each of us, as current or future members of the Guild, plays a part in growing the Guild’s legacy for future generations of professional consulting hypnotists. As individuals, we must write the scripts for legacy in our own lives, as well as in our careers. Gloria Burgess, author, coach, poet, and speaker, grew up as one of five daughters of a man who worked as the janitor at the University of Mississippi. At the University, Earnest McEwen took great pride in scrubbing the corridors and classrooms until they gleamed, but he never passed up an opportunity to share that he, too, would like to attend college. Nor did he ever pass up the opportunity to read as many of the great books that surrounded him as he could. As Gloria McEwen Burgess explains in her book, Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside, “One professor took notice and started a chain of events that would change my father’s life, and that of our family, in the most amazing way.” Through a personal gift from the great Nobel prize-winning American writer, William Faulkner, Earnest McEwen was provided the means to attend, Alcorn A&M College, (now Alcorn State University). A proud man, McEwen, with great humility, received Faulkner’s gift, which came with only one stipula- tion: “pass it on.” McEwen graduated with a degree in what was then known as Building and Construction, and is now recognized as the field of Architecture. All five McEwen daughters attended college and have built successful careers in medicine, computer science, social service, and education. And many times over, Earnest McEwen compassionately passed on gifts of opportunity to others. Legacy begins with a single brush stroke, painted on the canvas of eternity. As you prepare to be part of the 2013 NGH Convention, challenge yourself by asking these questions, and by dealing with their often provocative answers:  Are my eyes—and my heart—open to the opportunities others bring into my life?  Do I have the courage to be humble and accept the gifts of others?  Am I taking advantage of every opportunity to generously and selflessly “pass it on” to others?  Am I prepared to be mentored?  And as Gloria Burgess writes, have I embraced the understanding that, “in order to be some- body, you have to first be yourself?” Come to the 2013 NGH Convention. Be Somebody. Be Yourself. Be Part of the Legacy! Subscribe to the free, weekly NGH 2013 Convention newsletter by going to and adding your name and email address in the upper right corner of the page, where you see the words: “Get All the NGH News…”
  4. 4. options This is a blog and news site visible to all, created to grow our profession. The National Guild of Hypnotists offers platforms for members and interested future members to receive preconvention news and updates. 1. You’ll find Hypnotists Convention Blog at opportunity On the community site, you will discover networking opportunities and groups created for hypnotists with access available only by approved preregistration. 2. You will find the NGH Convention community at www.thehypnotistsconvention.ning .com The NGH pre-convention, free teleseminars have begun. Are you taking advantage of them? Here’s what’s coming up next. Thursday, May 30 – 9 PM Eastern time – Debbie Papadakis - Unlock The Door To Sleep Improvement Friday, May 31 – 9 PM Eastern time – Lisa Halpin – Learn About Becoming A HypnoCoach Saturday, June 1 – 9 PM Eastern time – Chuck Mignosa – The Hypnotic Techniques of Ormond McGill Sunday, June 2 – John Weir – Learn About Becoming A Certified Golf Specialist And here are teleseminars you may have missed so far. Bob Reese - Sport Hypnosis Gerald Kein - Working With Groups Could Be A Full Time Career! www. Jerry Valley and Tommy Vee - Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Devin Hastings - New Answers for Diabetes Mary Elizabeth Raines - Guided Imagery Intro Paul Ramsay - How You Can Immediately Use Google Hangouts and Google+ Hangouts Part 2 3. The NGHNetwork is the social network for all NGH members, created to help members interact with the Guild and its global mem- bership base. You’ll find the NGHNetwork at balance Birds of a feather flock to all 3 of these sites!