Who Are The
Not Just The Symptom-Relievers?
by Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH,
the past year, Hypnotherapy and other healing modalities
not covered by legislation in the state of Georgia have
been under attack by the entrenched licensed practitioners.
The reasons voiced by those in power are to protect
the people of Georgia from unlicensed practitioners.
The powerful ones interpret the term unlicensed as incompetent,
unscrupulous and incapable charlatans who cannot help
people in distress.
Medicine is not traditional medicine. it is Western
Medicine. Traditional Medicine includes all the healing
arts of body and mind, which have been used by men to
help other men in distress since the dawn of time and
it has always been holistic in nature. By holistic,
I mean that the whole man, mental, physical and spiritual
is considered. One of the oldest forms of holistic medicine
is Hypnotherapy. Shamans, medicine men, witch doctors,
voodoo priests, etc. have used it for ages.
Medicine, which I think, includes not only allopathic
medicine, but also psychiatry and psychology is a wonder.
The whole world admires Western Medicine because of
its great technology and understanding the human mind.
Nevertheless, this does not mean that there are not
other more ancient modalities, which also help people
and which are practiced by people trained in themlike
Hypnotherapy. Who is to say that the licensed ones know
everything about everything and that those who are not
trained in their disciplines are charlatans and should
be prohibited from practicing their art? Isnt that pretty
arrogant, that only they can help?
year, Hypnotherapists of Georgia united to persuade
the Georgia Senate to kill SB-249, which would have
made it illegal to practice for those not having the
current license holders training. During this last session
of the Georgia General Assembly just ended, SB-249 resurfaced
as HB-271 and Hypnotherapists again had to defend against
HB-271, which would have prohibited their practice.
HB-271 was narrowly defeated, but the power forces then
tried to attach it to HB-814, the Acupuncturists Bill,
but HB-814 passed without the attachment.
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) is the oldest, largest
and most prestigious Hypnotherapy Certification Body
in the world and is represented in all the USA and 44
other countries. The NGH is allied with the National
Federation of Hypnotists, OPEIU, Local 104, AFL/CIO.
The Georgia Chapter of the NGH assisted by the AFL/CIO
led the Georgia defense of Hypnotherapy in the just
ended legislative session.
people out there need help. Let us come together and
help our distressed brothers with all the knowledge
and techniques available, using both ancient and modern
healing modalities. People should have the freedom to
choose the healing modality they believe will help them,
because belief is an extremely vital ingredient in the
healing equation and healing is what it is all about
This article is intended for general informational purposes
and does not provide medical, psychological, or other
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