What's New at Carolina Hypnotists

Triangle Hypnosis Group Elects 2021 Officers and Recognizes World Hypnosis Day, Jan 4

Louisburg, N.C., January 1, 2021 — The Carolina Hypnotists, a professional educational group dedicated to advancing the field of hypnotism, has elected new officers for 2021 in conjunction with World Hypnotism Day, Jan. 4, 2021.

Elected as president is Troy Blankenship, owner of Virtual Hypnosis LLC, in Louisburg, (www.troyblankenship.com). The new vice president is Ellen M Cooper of Waking Dreams Hypnosis in Durham (www.wakingdreamshypnosisnc.com). The new secretary is Billy Shilling, operating MindWorks in Alexandria, Va. Re-elected as treasurer is Lauren Hall, owner of Modern Day Hypnosis in Greensboro (www.moderndayhypnosis.com), and Claire de la Varre of Positive Spiral Hypnosis in Chapel Hill (www.positivespiralhypnosis.com) will continue to serve as the group’s Webmaster.


The organization is a consortium of about 25 primarily North Carolina-based hypnotists and hypnosis instructors certified by one or more of the following professional organizations: The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), The International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ICBCH), OMNI Hypnosis Training Institute, and the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Members of these organizations adhere to a Code of Ethics and Standards, and are required to complete annual continuing education credits.


Members are located in cities throughout the state, including Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Pittsboro, Henderson, Louisburg, Asheville, Greensboro, and Greenville. In 2020, the organization began offering monthly Zoom meetings and has since added members and guests from other states and countries.


Hypnosis is a state of quiet, focused awareness during which a person becomes more responsive to suggestions. It can be used to help reduce or eliminate how pain is experienced, lessen the stress response, improve how the immune system functions, help overcome compulsive, repetitive or unwanted behaviors, improve performance, and help overcome fears. It is also a useful adjunct to treatments for many medical and psychological disorders and conditions.


Formed in 2010, the chapter meets via Zoom, and guests are welcome to attend meetings, which are usually held the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the group’s website, http://nchypnotist.com/, or contact Troy Blankenship at 919.946.8622.