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
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