The American Board of Hypnotherapy was founded in 1982 by Dr. A. M. Krasner as The California Board of Hypnotherapy. Within a short time it grew to be the American Board of Hypnotherapy with members all over the world–wherever Hypnosis is taught, we probably have a member. We have a convention every February in Las Vegas, NV. Today we have over 1000 institutes worldwide approved at the Trainer Level of Hypnosis, and tens of thousands of members. We believe in Hypnosis as being most excellent ways of creating our own personal growth and development.