International Society of Hypnosis

The International Society for Hypnosis is the world headquarters for researchers and clinicians interested in hypnosis. ISH serves as the umbrella and meeting place for its members and 34 (still growing) Constituent Societies from around the world. Since 1973, ISH has regularly held triennial congresses and will host its 21st in Montreal in 2018. ISH traces its roots to the first International Congress for Experimental and Therapeutic Hypnotism held in Paris in 1889 and is proud of its deep connections to such luminaries as Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Janet, Sigmund Freud, and Ernest Hilgard. Joining ISH provides many benefits. Perhaps the most important is enjoying the connection with other like-minded colleagues and discovering the support and intellectual stimulation of the hypnosis community. Newsletters, discounted journal rates, access to training and conference events and a video library are among the many attractions of membership.

Mission Statement

The International Society for Hypnosis is comprised of constituent societies and individual members from around the world whose mission is:

  1. To stimulate and to improve research, discussion, and publications pertinent to the scientific study and clinical application of hypnosis
  2. To encourage cooperative relations among scientific disciplines with regard to the study and applications of hypnosis
  3. To bring together qualified (see bylaws) persons who use hypnosis worldwide
  4. To establish and maintain standards for professional training and adequacy in the field
  5. To promote scientific events and training activities about hypnosis and related subjects
  6. To activate exchange of students and joint research programs worldwide among qualified institutions

ISH Membership Benefits

  • Reduced fees for all ISH International Congresses and other scientific events sponsored by ISH
  • A certificate acknowledging your membership
  • A reduced-fee subscription to The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH), the most prestigious publication in the field of hypnosis.
  • Free subscription to the ISH E-Mail Newsletter
  • Automatic access to the Hypnosis Listserv
  • Eligibility to vote in elections and to run for office
  • Access to the Members Only Video Library, as well as the ability to participate in and access the Members Directory
  • Invitations to participate and to present in the Triennial Congresses, and other scientific events