Even if you already belong to a large professional organization like the American Psychological Association or American Medical Association, there may be other organizations that you can belong to. Examples of these organizations might include organizations consisting of "alternative medicine" or "complementary medicine" practitioners. Belonging to an organization such as these can empower Hypnotherapists as a whole. As you probably know by now, the public and most lawmakers are ill-informed about hypnosis. There are so many misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy that, from time to time, well meaning individuals may try and take the use and practice of hypnosis away from us. In some states there have been movements to make the practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy illegal!
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For anyone concerned that this is a report designed to teach readers how to convince crowds of people to act like chickens or dance to an unheard song just with a carefully placed keyword - relax. While hypnosis is often paraded in that form with large crowds visiting celebrity hypnosis experts to see what wonders they can perform, the majority of hypnosis used is to aid people seeking a solution to a problem they cannot resolve easily with any other method.