An IIH graduate emailed us at IAIH about the City of Lighthouse Point, Florida wanting to categorize a person with State-Licensed Diplomas in Hypnotherapy as a hypnotist along with psychics and astrologers. The charge for the Business Tax Receipt was going to be $1,000. IAIH went right to work and now the City of Lighthouse Point, Florida honors what Broward County had already acknowledged, which is that Hypnotherapist is under the category of "alternative/holistic medicine" and that they are offering the Business Tax Receipt as "mental health counseling". Our graduate was warned not to advertise as a mental health counselor, yet we consider this as a significant movement towards raising the public's image of how Hypnotherapists with State-Licensed Diplomas are perceived. We continue to proudly protect the free and open practice of Hypnotherapy and to raise the standards of Hypnotherapy Training, Ethics and Professionalism.