National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2016

Hypnosis and Alzheimer’s – Are you interested in learning more?

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CORK/IRELAND, 8th August 2016 — The National Guild of Hypnotists Convention (, will get underway on August 12-14, 2016.  The theme for this year’s convention is – “Our Future is Now”.

Dr. Dwight Damon, is a founder and the president of NGH. Dr. Damon explained, “For the 29th year, the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention Exhibition and Educational Conference will host several thousand attendees from all over the world. For three days, our distinguished faculty will conduct over 300 seminars and workshops, with an extended study curriculum offered in our Pre- and Post-Convention Summer Institute.

The NGH Convention, held in Marlborough, MA, is open to interested adults, who can register for classes alongside the licensed health professionals and professional consulting hypnotists who will be in attendance. More than 200 of the seminars are included as part of the convention registration fee and one or two-day only plans are available for those who are not able to attend the full event.

The theme for the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2016 is – “Our Future is Now”. The NGH Annual Convention and Educational Conference will get underway August 12-14th 2016.

Hypnosis and Alzheimer'sOne compelling workshop at this year’s convention is “THE BENEFITS OF HYPNOSIS FOR ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS.”

This 2 hour workshop #220901 is scheduled for Saturday 13th August at 9AM. The workshop presenters are Robert L. Bayliss, CI, OB, CMT and Ruth G. Garrett, PhD, MPH, MEd.

For the first time ever at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention workshop attendees will have the opportunity to inspect a REAL Autopsied Human Brain. Find out more at the following webpage


Recognized as the oldest, largest and most respected professional association of hypnotists in the world, the National Guild of Hypnotists, NGH, includes trained, certified hypnotists, doctors, dentists and other health professionals and educators. Founded in Boston, MA in 1950, NGH has grown to over 17,000 members worldwide. In 1994, the National Guild of Hypnotists chartered the rapidly growing National Federation of Hypnotists, Local 104, a Union affiliated with the OPEIU, AFL-CIO, CLC.

National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2016 - Our Future is now

Find out more about “Our Future is Now” at the year’s single most important event exclusively for the hypnotism profession, contact the National Guild of Hypnotists office at or by calling 00 1 603 4299438.

How to Learn Self-Hypnosis for the 12th Annual World Hypnotism Day 2016

The 12th annual World Hypnotism Day on Monday, January 4, 2016 gives hypnotists in Ireland an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding about hypnosis.

Cork, Ireland, January 3, 2016 – Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre is offering a workshop to celebrate the 12th Annual World Hypnotism Day. The public are invited to attend the event, which will be held Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. This FREE informational workshop is for you if you want to know the benefits of hypnotism and how it can be used by almost anyone. Preregistration is required at

World Hypnotism Day Ireland Jan 4thThe focus of the workshop is on “New Year’s Resolutions: Gain Control Achieve Goals Faster.”  People will enjoy a relaxing group hypnosis session. They will also learn several very simple self-hypnosis techniques to create lasting changes in their behaviour patterns by understanding how easy it is to create changes in mind and keep those changes. The workshop will be held at Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre, 1 Windsor Place, Ballyhooly Road, St. Luke’s Cross, Cork, Ireland and will be facilitated by Martin Kiely, Board Certified Hypnotist Hypnotherapist and award winning hypnosis trainer.

“We are excited to invite everyone to come visit the centre, and explore the wonderful world of hypnosis. This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about the true benefits that hypnosis provides,” explains Kiely. “We have seen an increase in awareness and interest in hypnosis hypnotherapy to assist people to tap into their full potential. People have many misconceptions about hypnosis but it is really about empowering people to overcome obstacles and taking back control over the way they think, feel, respond and behave.”

What is World Hypnotism Day All About?

World Hypnotism Day Ireland Jan 4thThe first World Hypnotism Day in January of 2005 proved to be one of the most impressive displays of professionalism and sharing of knowledge and skills by hypnotists globally. Now it’s time to come out and learn more about how hypnotism can help you, especially for your New Year’s resolutions.

Over 20 international hypnosis organisations have joined together to bring World Hypnotism Day to those who are interested in learning about hypnosis.  The purpose is to inform the public about the truth pertaining to hypnosis, hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis. Hypnotists around the world will be celebrating this day with FREE and low cost hypnosis events to educate and inform the public about the clinical benefits of this little known procedure.  What could be a better way to start the New Year than learning about the power of your own mind?

On the official WHD website ( the general public will find FREE hypnosis audio sessions and reports. Between now and World Hypnotism Day, those who log in will receive reports that reveal exactly how hypnosis works and how it can help people in many aspects of their life. Also, for further information about national and international event details go to events.

The New Year is a time resolutions are made to manage weight, quit smoking and achieve a wide variety of goals. Those attending the workshop will get the chance to help create the path for a more successful New Year. They will be able to work on clearing negative, unwanted patterns of behaviour, learn how to use the power of their mind to reach their goals, and reach their full potential. Participants will gain control, achieve goals faster.

“Hypnotism is a safe and effective intervention for a variety of motivational, self-improvement and goal setting situations,” says Kiely. “It is natural and free of side effects, and when performed by a competent certified practitioner the results are long lasting and often permanent.”

Come celebrate the 12th Annual World Hypnotism Day, January 4 with us and experience the natural benefits of hypnosis hypnotherapy. You will leave this workshop feeling energized and ready to take on your goals for 2016.”

About Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre, Cork, Ireland

Martin Kiely is a Board Certified Hypnotist and Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. He provides private hypnosis hypnotherapy sessions, a variety of monthly workshops, and professional Hypnosis Certification training programmes. The mission of Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre is to educate, inspire, and empower clients and students to gain control achieve goals faster.

For further information about this event and to preregister visit the webpage at the following link

Contact: Martin Kiely, WHD Co-ordinator for Ireland at Tel: 021–4870870 or email [email protected]

Hypnosedation for Brain Surgery

The Secret Behind Hypnosis may provide new option for ‘awake surgery’ for brain cancer

Hypnosedation for Brain Surgery – Press release by Wolters Kluwer Health

December 28, 2015 – Could hypnosis help to reduce the psychological trauma associated with “awake craniotomy” for brain cancers? A new “hypnosedation” technique offers a new alternative for patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas, suggests a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Initial evaluation shows a high rate of successful hypnosis in patients undergoing “awake craniotomy” for brain cancer (glioma), report Dr. Ilyess Zemmoura of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tours, France, and colleagues. They believe that hypnosedation might be especially valuable in patients with more advanced brain cancers.

Hypnosis Provides Sedation and Relaxation during ‘Awake’ Brain Surgery

Dr. Zemmoura and colleagues evaluated their hypnosis technique in 37 patients undergoing awake craniotomy, mainly for low-grade gliomas, between 2011 and 2015. In awake craniotomy, the patient is sedated but conscious so as to be able to communicate during the operation. This helps the surgeon navigate safely to the tumor without damaging the “eloquent cortex”–critical areas of the brain involved in language or movement.

Preparation for hypnosis began a few weeks before surgery. The anesthesiologist/hypnotist met with the patient to carry out a short hypnosis session and teach the patient how to create a “safe place”–an imaginary place where they can feel safe and effective.

In the operating room, patients were placed in a hypnotic trance; for example, they were instructed to “let go” and to “separate the mind and body.” The hypnotic experience was progressively enhanced during the first steps of surgery, including specific instructions and imagery for each potentially unpleasant or painful step of the surgery. (The online version of the article includes a detailed description and video of the hypnosedation procedure.)

The 37 patients underwent a total of 43 surgeries with hypnosedation (including repeat surgeries in patients with recurrent gliomas). Hypnosis failed in six patients, who underwent standard “asleep-awake-asleep” anesthesia. Another two patients decided not to undergo hypnosis.

When successful, hypnosis was a reliable and reproducible method for awake surgery, with questionnaire assessments showing little or no negative psychological impact. Rather than any measure of individual “hypnotizability,” the success of hypnosis seemed to be most strongly related to the patients’ motivation and determination.

Hypnosedation seemed to reduce the impact of unpleasant events during surgery. Some patients reported high stress levels, but this did not appear to affect their subjective experience of hypnosis. The one patient who showed signs of posttraumatic stress disorder after surgery had a particularly good experience with hypnosis.

For patients, the most unpleasant parts of surgery were steps involving noise and vibration. Pain seemed to decrease as the level of hypnosis deepened. Only two patients said they would not choose to undergo hypnosedation if they had to undergo a second awake craniotomy.

An important advantage of hypnosedation is that it allows the patient to remain awake throughout surgery. This avoids the need to awaken the patient in the middle of standard “asleep-awake-asleep” anesthesia–which can be especially challenging in patients with high-grade gliomas. The authors note that their experience included successful hypnosedation in two patients with high-grade gliomas.

While the initial evaluation is encouraging, Dr. Zemmoura and colleagues note that it provides no evidence that hypnosedation is superior to standard anesthesia. They also emphasize the considerable investment of time and commitment needed to prepare for and carry out their hypnosis technique: “It requires intense involvement and long training of the whole team, including the patient.”

Click here to read “Hypnosis for Awake Surgery of Low-grade Gliomas: Description of the Method and Psychological Assessment.”

Article: “Hypnosis for Awake Surgery of Low-grade Gliomas: Description of the Method and Psychological Assessment” (doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000993)

What Everybody Ought To Know About Smoking In Cars With Children – Irish Ban comes into effect Jan 1st 2016

Smoking In Cars With Children Will Be Banned in Ireland

Smoking in cars with children will be banned after a bill was passed through the Dail today. This will be enforced by gardaí and carries a fixed penalty of €100. There will be tougher penalties, of up to €1,000, for failing to stop or providing inaccurate details to gardaí.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork Ireland

The Protection of Children’s Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Bill 2012 went through the final stage of its life in the chamber this afternoon, where it was voted through unanimously. The ban is being introduced to bring about a culture change so that people do not engage in the activity. The law will not take effect until regulations and measures to enforce it have been developed by gardai.

Speaking in the Dail today, Children’s Minister and former Health Minister James Reilly said the law was about protecting children and not penalising smokers.

He said:
One of the best Christmas presents we can give our children is to protect their health and well being. This important piece of legislation goes some way towards that. The purpose of the Bill is a simple one. It will prohibit smoking in cars where children are present. It will be enforced by An Garda Siochana.

Environmental tobacco smoke is a carcinogen. It contains the same cancer causing substances and toxic agents that are inhaled by the smoker. There is no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke.

Compared to adults, children breathe more rapidly and have a less developed immune system. They are more susceptible to the effects of second hand smoke. They are unable to remove themselves from risk if people smoke around them.

Children’s exposure to second hand smoke in cars is involuntary and is particularly harmful to them in enclosed spaces, such as cars. Parents and others with responsibility for the welfare of children have an obligation to ensure that such exposure does not take place.

This legislation is a reminder to people not to light up in a car with children present. Where people disregard this reminder, it will serve as a punitive measure. Again I reiterate that this legislation is about protecting children – not penalising smokers.

In order for this legislation to commence it requires the development of regulations. It will also have to be incorporated into the operating systems of An Garda Siochana. Officials will work with An Garda Siochana and other relevant Departments to put these arrangements in place as soon as is possible.

The law, which does not apply to e-cigarettes, comes into effect on 1 January 2016.

Why Stop Smoking in cars with Children?

  • Smoke can stay in the air for up to two and a half hours even with a window open.
  • Second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer.
  • Exposure has been strongly linked to chest infections, asthma, ear problems and cot death in children.
  • Research indicates 300,000 children in the UK visit a GP each year because of the effects of second-hand smoke, with 9,500 going to hospital.
  • Smoking in a car creates a higher concentration of toxins than in a bar, some research has put it at 11 times higher.
  • Bans on smoking in cars when children are present already exist in some US states, including California, as well as in parts of Canada and Australia.

Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Minister Reilly said that the ban applies to anyone who is smoking in a car in a public space with a child present. It absolutely applies to anybody who has a child in a car in a public place. What we are seeking to do is to highlight it, to underscore it with law and to bring about a culture change where people just won’t engage in this activity further because it damages children’s health.

Senator and Oncologist Professor John Crown said the primary purpose of legislation banning smoking in cars with children is to educate people about the dangers. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Prof Crown said the new regulations were not about sanctioning and fining people.

Prof Crown said there are more toxic emissions within the car during the time it takes to smoke one cigarette, than what comes out of the exhaust of the car.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork Ireland

A child who is in a car with a smoker for one hour is exposed to approximately the same level of hazardous smoke as a firefighter is if they’re fighting a bush fire and it is equal to many, at times, the amount of exposure that somebody would have in a pub. So all of the risks of passive smoking are amplified in the small confines of a car.

Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre offers Stop Smoking programmes for drivers. Private individual sessions are available as-well-as corporate programmes.

Martin Kiely is a full-time consulting hypnotist hypnotherapist practicing in Cork, Ireland, since 1989. He maintains a highly successful hypnosis practice and professional hypnotism training centre.

Martin is the first National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in Ireland. For hypnosis hypnotherapy services in Cork, and Ireland, sometimes it’s better to talk to a real expert and trusted authority in the hypnotism profession. If you would like to discuss our Stop Smoking for drivers programme please contact Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre today for further information or to discuss your Stop Smoking Hypnosis options.

Stop Smoking Hypnosis Drivers Cork Ireland with Martin Kiely Hypnosis Tel: 021-4870870

Take Charge of Your Problems of Daily Life – Is Hypnosis the Solution to Help You?

National Guild of Hypnotists Celebrating 65 yearsProfessional consulting hypnotist hypnotherapist, Martin Kiely, is taking part in a global education campaign to share the message that hypnosis hypnotherapy is a simple, safe and highly effective way for people to address the problems of daily life. Routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes to improve focus and performance and by successful business professionals, celebrities and other high-profile individuals for relaxation and stress management, hypnosis also offers efficient applications for solving the types of problems people struggle with daily.

Presented by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) (, the nation’s oldest, largest and leading organization for professional consulting hypnotists, the campaign is sharing in-depth information about the role of hypnotists in helping people of all ages and with a range of problems. Cork, Ireland resident, Martin Kiely, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is recognized for his services that help people break bad habits, establish healthy new routines and enhance their daily lives.

Among the many types of challenges that can be resolved or improved through hypnosis are: smoking cessation, overeating, emotional eating, cravings, exercise and activity levels, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep disorders, fear of speaking in public, test taking anxiety, increasing self-esteem, procrastination and other issues that hold people back from living their best life.

National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon
National Guild of Hypnotists President Dr Dwight Damon

Dr. Dwight Damon, President of the National Guild of Hypnotists and one of the organization’s founders, explained, “The role of the consulting professional hypnotist may seem like a new profession in the minds of many consumers. In fact, the effective use of hypnosis is thousands of years old and is today accepted and proven throughout the medical community.” Dr. Damon is widely recognized as, “The Father of Consulting Hypnotism as a Separate and Distinct Profession.”

Martin Kiely has been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 1992.  He maintains a highly successful hypnosis practice and professional hypnotism training centre in Cork, Ireland. Martin is the first National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Instructor in Ireland. He received international recognition for his work in the hypnotism profession and is the recipient of many awards. In 2009 Martin was appointed the National Guild of Hypnotists Regional Ambassador for Ireland.

Established in 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the preeminent professional organization for consulting hypnotists. Over the years, the NGH has led the profession, receiving recognition in the United States Congressional Record for its accomplishments.

The organization has established a strict universal code of ethics for the profession and has developed and maintains a rigorous certification programme based on a standardized curriculum. Extensive and ongoing training is required of National Guild of Hypnotists members receiving NGH certification.

Regularly, the NGH conducts educational seminars for its members and annually hosts an international convention and educational conference that includes a three-day intensive session with an additional two-week program of study also available. Each year, more than a thousand professional consulting hypnotists attend the NGH Convention.

Currently the organization’s membership includes some 17,500 consulting hypnotists hypnotherapists, located throughout 81 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Martin Kiely’s hypnosis services in Cork, Ireland contact him directly at: 353 21 4870870 or email [email protected] Find out more about the National Guild of Hypnotists at or by calling 00 1 603 4299438.

Martin Kiely Consulting Hypnotist Hypnotherapist Cork Ireland