To provide and encourage education programs to further, the knowledge, understanding, and application of hypnosis in complementary healthcare; to encourage research and scientific publication in the field of hypnosis; to promote the further recognition and acceptance of hypnosis as an important tool in healthcare and focus for scientific research; to cooperate with other professional organizations that share mutual goals, ethics and interests; and to provide a professional community for those complementary healthcare professionals, therapists and researchers who use hypnosis in their work. It is designed to be a Referral Service of Certified Members to healthcare providers as well as the general public.
To have an International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association® member in every healthcare facility worldwide.
The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association® is the largest Hypnosis organization focusing on Hypnosis and Healthcare.
Founded in 1986, IMDHA promotes greater acceptance of hypnosis as a complementary protocol with broad applications. Today, IMDHA offers workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both one's professional and personal life.
IMDHA is unique among Hypnosis organizations. Our members are required to graduate from an approved school of hypnotherapy, completing our minimum educational requirements, and earning 30 continuing hours each year to maintain membership. The members cross a broad rage of occupations and professions. They include and are not limited to: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, dentists as well as teachers, addictions counselors, priests, ministers and a vast variety of therapists. As an interdisciplinary organization, IMDHA provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with colleagues in diverse holistic healthcare disciplines. This allows for a cross fertilization of ideas and applications that meshes neatly with current trends, such as mind-body-spirit health and integrative medicine.