Why Join a Professional Organization?
It’s a fair question, and one that we want to be transparent and direct in answering.
Performance hypnosis has existed for over a hundred years, and in that time it has evolved very little. We believe that part of the reason for this is that there has been no central organization or sense of community to guide the profession. Too often, organizations presenting as professional associations are really businesses focused on funneling people into training programs. A professional organization can’t function properly if it’s more concerned with profitability than advancing the profession it represents.
The most successful art forms in existence today are the ones that have powerful organizations championing their interests:
- The Screen Actors’ Guild
- The Writers’ Guild
- The National Music Publishers’ Association
- The Producers’ Guild of America
In the music industry, filmmaking, and television there are numerous associations and organizations that advocate for and serve the various artists that make up those industries. At the International Stage Hypnotists’ Association, we hope to serve in that capacity for entertainment hypnotists.