Upcoming Events

Next Meeting –Friday April 10th

The Registered Hypnotherapist Credential in Washington, A Proactive Conversation – Tim Livingston

In 2006 a Seattle Times Article brought to public attention some cases of extreme misconduct by Registered Counselors in Washington State. Although these individuals amounted to a minuscule fraction of the more than 17,000 Registered Counselors in the state at that time, the misconduct in these cases and the media focus on it, lead to a public outcry, new legislation, the credential being abolished and a Registered Counselor community in a state of reaction to the massive changes happening to them.
Tim Livingston was a central figure in the Registered Counselor community’s reaction to those changes and he is joining us Friday April 10th to talk about a proactive approach to shaping potential changes to the Registered Hypnotherapist Credential.
Tim Livingston is President of the Washington Professional Counselors Association (WAPROCA). He is also a Registered Hypnotherapist. He has been involved in the many aspects of work with our legislature and representing the interests of Hypnotherapists before the WA DOH’s Certified Counselors and Hypnotherapy Advisory Committee

This is an important issue for everyone in our field. Please join us Friday April 10th and spread the word to other Hypnotherapists you know.



Our meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, except for August and December. The August and December meetings are held on the first Friday of the month.

The meetings are from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. We will have a “Social Happy Hour” from 6:30 to 7:00, where you have the opportunity to meet and network with your fellow your hypnotic colleagues.

Leading speakers share their experience an array of topics related to hypnosis and NLP, where you have the opportunity to improve your skills and business practices.

Come join us and learn what hypnosis and the NGHWA is all about! You’ll be glad you did! We welcome you to participate in our meetings and events.

Our meetings are open to the general public. There is a $10/meeting fee for non-members to attend NGHWA meetings.

South Snohomish County PUD Office

21018 Pacific Hwy, Edmonds, WA 98026

Map. Park behind building.

See our schedule on the Events Page.


The National Guild of Hypnotists is not-for-profit, professional organization comprised of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. The Washington State Chapter provides regular meetings and educational opportunities for hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners, and enthusiasts.