Category Archives: Alternative/Unlicensed

Book Recommendations

The Obvious Expert

The father-son team of Eldridge and Eldridge has created a must-read book for anyone in private practice, whether licensed or unlicensed: How to Position Yourself As the Obvious Expert: Turbocharge Your Consulting or Coaching Business Now! It fills in an important gap in most people’s education: how to get the word out about who you are and what you do, in a way that’s ethical, effective, and even fun!

The Eldridges have many accomplishments under their belts. For example, the elder Eldridge, Elsom Eldridge Jr., has been running the annual convention of the National Guild of Hypnotists, with its 300+ seminars and workshops, for years. But their book presents the task of building up your local visibility, credibility, and reputation in a simple, straightforward way. Highly recommended. Read More...

Practicing Your Profession In Oregon Without a License, Legally and Ethically


Can therapists and alternative practitioners practice without a license in Oregon? In many fields, yes, they can! Are there any rules at all? Yes, there are. I created this Web site to make this information easier to find and understand.

When I started my hypnotherapy practice in Oregon, I found the few online resources scattered and confusing, and this is still the case: No agency takes much of an interest in us. Hence, this Web site.

Oh, and if you’re a licensed practitioner, welcome! Most of the posts on this site will be 100% applicable to you, too, as we discuss topics such as ways to build your practice and give it a compelling, personalized Web presence.

Oregon Mellow

One thing you need to understand about Oregon is that it’s not one of those states where the Legislature is license-happy. As in some other states, the Legislature deliberately keeps things a little loose here, as you’d expect in Oregon. Read More...