This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of ACHE. At this time we celebrate our organization and its role in setting Hypnotherapy standards, independent of influence and control by a proprietor or private interests, and promoting Hypnotherapy throughout the world.
Our organization, as a 501 corporation, relies upon the loyalty and dedication of its members - our Board, and the Committees who work on our policies and report to the Board, are all served by volunteers. Positions on the Committees are open to members in good standing for a minimum of one year, and as vacancies arise we look for new volunteers. If you would like to put your name down to be considered when a vacancy arises, please fill in the form which you can find on the sidebar of our website:
Membership of a Committee involves usually monthly online meetings, with some intervening correspondence. Committees gather information, research feasible options and report conclusions and recommendations to the Board - they are also often interesting, enjoyable and a way to connect with others committed to our profession.
This year we also mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Gil Boyne, in May 2010. For many of us who knew him personally, his memory is still vivid, and his teaching is still alive in his writings, audio recordings and films, as well as in the ongoing effects of his impact on clients, students and friends. The profession of Hypnotherapy owes much to Gil and we remember and celebrate his many achievements.
With my best wishes to you all
Dr. John Butler
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners