National Guild of Hypnotists Convention community, news, and information
When we began this NGH Convention Community site a few years ago, we did so with the goal of building a community within the membership of the National Guild of Hypnotists. One of our objectives was to grow and expand all NGH member’s knowledge of the tools and techniques of social media networking, while another goal was to strengthen interaction among members in the months and weeks leading up to each year’s annual National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Educational Conference.
With so many sharing members here on The Hypnotists Convention community site, and a year-round buzz of interaction, you have to think that this site is filling an important need for NGH members. Not only do you come here to share and exchange in the time leading up to the NGH Convention, but you post news, photos, videos, and comments throughout the year. You are clearly the heartbeat of the National Guild of Hypnotists and this is your community.
That’s why there is no better group than you to carry out the directive of the 2017 NGH Convention theme: The Power of Our Profession.
You keep the National Guild of Hypnotists vibrant and growing. You are eager and impassioned to grow both personally and professionally. And as you continue to utilize this internal community site, don’t forget to share with the world on the public website for the NGH Convention at: http://www.hypnotistsconvention.com
Melody Damon-Bachand, 61, a life-long resident of Merrimack, NH, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was born in Nashua, NH, on Dec. 7, 1955, a daughter of Dr. Dwight F. Damon and the late Lois (Sloan) Damon of Merrimack. She was married to her husband Steve Bachand for 43 years.
Melody was the Executive Director of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. She started in the NGH in the early 90’s and worked her way up to Executive Director of the organization, which has 16,000+ members in over 80 countries. She was Associate Editor of the Journal of Hypnotism and the Hypno-Gram publications and numerous books written by the Guild president for the past 30 years. She had been in charge of internationally attended hypnosis conventions held in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Las Vegas. She was also a volunteer E.M.T for the Merrimack Ambulance Rescue Service from 1990-2000.
Other members of her family include two sons and a daughter in-law, Chris and Julie Bachand and Jereme Bachand, all of Merrimack. She was also pre-deceased by daughter Melissa Dawn Bachand, who died in 1976. She also has eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers; Sloan Damon and Eric Damon, and his wife, Lisa; two sisters, Dawn Huard and her husband, Kevin, and Holly Hewitt; a very close nephew, Adam Damon, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mother, who died in 1992, she is also pre-deceased by her father in-law John Bachand, who died in 2008, her nephew Damon Huard who died in 2016, and her stepmother, Margaret Damon, who died in 2006.
Calling hours will be at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 4-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 AM and will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles of Wheaton, Illinois. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, NH.
Comments from Previous Attendees
of NGH Conventions
NGH convention is second to none in terms of choice of classes, variety, expertise, learning environment. Very friendly - I made so many new acquaintances. I am taking home ideas, hints, tips and knowledge. I am experienced and comfortable in my profession and still learned so much. — Jo-anne Eadie, Brantford, Ontario, CANADA
Attending the convention is so valuable for learning the most up to date ideas and techniques as well as making profound life long change that only comes through the interaction with enlightening colleagues.
- Charles Clahasey, Norfolk, MA
A great place to see how different hypnotists work, how they think and what they do. To get new tricks and to be inspired.
- Margareta Hessling, Falon, Sweden
Even after 14 years, I always learn something new that I can use in my practice.
Well-prepared speakers with productive and current information. A great convention to network with sincere people fully interested in excelling in their hypnosis profession. —Rev. Karen Kober, Dublin, PA
NGH's conferences have been an important source of learning and growing in my professional & personal growth. I love attending every year. —Debbie Papadakis, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
The NGH convention continues to be a superior investment of time, effort, and money. The workshops are well designed and executed. The courses are top rate. —Lee Pelletier, Nelliston, NY
This was my 8th convention and I still come away inspired. —Robert Felix, Bellevue, WA
A diverse experience for every level of hypnotist. A one of a kind experience in the art of hypnosis. This is the only experience with so many views on what hypnosis is and how it works. —Larry Garrett, Chicago, IL
People are friendly, plenty of offerings to sample from. There are some wonderful giving experts among us. Great benefit for the price. —Susan Raskin, Yorktown, NY
Dr. Damon and the NGH Staff always put together the most educational, inspiring event of any kind out there - so much all in one place. This year was one of the best. —George Guarino, Albany, NY
Excellent as usual! I will apply what the experts have so generously shared & quantum leap my business in new realms with effectiveness and quality. —Tere Baker, Freeland, WA
As usual, my head is spinning with all the new and exciting ideas I've gained from the convention. I'm taking home some concrete, practical, useful information which will help me to help my clients starting Monday! —Linda Paquin, Hampton, NH
This was the best convention - the presenters that I went to were all excellent and interesting. —Joan Katz, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The convention is always revitalizing. I leave with so much new information and an increased excitement about this amazing profession. Thank you. —Dianne Elliott, Maumelle, AR
So many lectures, classes and certifications to choose from. Well done. —Ann Marie Sochia, Raleigh, NC
An abundance of information in a congenial atmosphere. Very inspiring for a new professional. —Cindy Brown, Brown Summit, NC
Every year I learn current information as well as make valuable professional connections to help move myself and my business forward. —Sharron Magyar, Chattram, IL
As a relatively new clinical hypnotist, this is my first NGH and WOW! I was completely impressed with the quality and variety of the programs and presenters. I can't wait until next year! —Christine Jones, Oklahoma City, OK
The presenters' styles ranged from the very entertaining and witty to a more straightforward didactic style, and no matter their presentation style, all provided gems of wisdom and insight which will shape my ongoing development as a professional. —Rachel Raucher, Corinth, TX
The convention was incredible, a great variety of presentations covering a wonderful array of topics and aspects of running a successful hypnosis business. —Karen Knight Detering, Holliston, MA
Every NGH convention is a uniquely wonderful experience. For me - it's a necessity. —Rhoda Kopy, Toms River, NJ
Valuable opportunity to explore new techniques and to witness what other professional hypnotists are doing. Numerous experiential activities that enhance the learning experience. Supportive atmosphere in which everyone is courteous and eager to help! —Florine LeComte, Portsmouth, RI
A wonderful environment filled with information and camaraderie. You're sure to learn and make new friends. The knowledge and experience of the presenters and their willingness and availability to share makes this a fun and unique conference. —Thomas Campbell, Franklin, MA
The speakers and the other participants are friendly, enthusiastic and eager to share their knowledge. Thanks for setting the tone. —Zane Szurgot, Fleetwood, PA
The convention is the best way to keep abreast of developments in the field & network with other hypnotists. —Marcia Landsman, Cortland Manor, NY
Whatever your hypnotic situation, the convention can meet that need. The presenters are top of professionalism, know their craft well and have great clients. As long as I breathe, I will find a way to be here, a wonderful family. —William Gleason, Middlesex, NY
The NGH convention is like the best family meeting there is. Love, laughter, hugs and incredible skills available all around you! —Francois Gerland, Bonnac, FRANCE
Every year is a new opportunity for growth and I learn something new at every convention to incorporate into my practice. —Linda Diggins-Domina, Manchester, CT
Outstanding! I found everything I needed to stop procrastinating and re-kick start the journey to be more successful with hypnosis. —Orman Tripp, Rock Springs, WY
Valuable information, knowledgeable presenters, friendly atmosphere and comfortable location. The NGH convention feeds the mind, nourishes the practitioner and encourages the newbies. Open, friendly. —Barbara Blinn, Franklin, NH
As always, the convention is a great source of information and provides a wonderful, accessible means of learning. There is an extensive variety of workshops, topics to explore and it is the perfect way to sharpen and hone one's skills. And it is fantastic to see old friends and make new ones. —Pamela Hughes, E. Falmouth, MA
It costs me a lot to travel half way around the world from Dubai to be here, but the personal cost of not attending is not even worth considering. —Beryl Comar, Dubai, UAE
I'm delighted to announce I'll be once again presenting at the NGH Convention 2017!
Here are my information packed programs! I will see you there!
(50 min) 3 Must-Have Sessions For Your Hypnosis Practice!!!—Your Clients Need These 3 Sessions – Time To More-Fully Improve Lives!!! The Life Reset Session – Your Client’s Very Best Moments Right Now Activating The Masterpiece Chapter Session - The “Everything” Session – Hosting It And Making It Work
After a far too long absence, I am back to teach again at the 2017 NGH Annual Convention.
This convention is the place to be in August as the premier US Hypnosis convention. If you are wondering whether to come, wonder no longer. The camaraderie and educational opportunity is second to none.
For those of you interested I am doing 1 one hour, 1 2 our and a Post Convention Certification Course. Details are:…
It is such a honor to be presenting at the 2017 NGH Annual Convention Exhibition and Educational Conference “The Power of Your Profession”
August 11-13, 2017
Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center – Marlborough, Massachusetts.
My presentation topics are...“The RX For Hypnosis Awareness In The Medical Community—RN Demonstrates How To Get The Medical Community Calling You" and "How To Use Hypnosis To Look And Feel Younger Plus More Beautiful And Handsome—Easy, Sweet, Self-Hypnosis…Continue
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Its off to the convention in Marlborough Mass next week and looking forward to seeing all my fellow hypnotists. If you are going...don't forget to sign up for "Overcoming Compulsions with Hypnosis" presented Friday Aug 12th at 11:00 #12113 as well as "Tapping Into The Bariatric Weight Management Market with Hypnosis" presented on Saturday Aug 13th at 4:00 PM #220408. Both very important topics that needs the involvement of as many good hypnotists as possible. Remember, a single…Continue