The Code of Ethics of the National Guild of Hypnotists 2013 Edition
The National Guild of Hypnotists requires its members to conform to the following ethical principles, and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles, which may include revocation of membership.
A. Client Welfare:
Members shall make the physical and mental well-being of each client a prime consideration.
B. Client Safety:
Members shall not engage in verbal, physical or sexual abuse of any client.
C. Practice Limits:
Members shall use hypnotism strictly within the limits of their training and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state.
Members shall be truthful in their advertising.
Members shall always be honest about the nature of their titles and degrees when referring to them to the general public, the media, and within the confines of our profession.
F. Complementary Practice:
Members shall neither diagnose, treat nor prescribe for clients regarding issues related to medical or mental health conditions.
Members shall work with clients only with the intent to enhance the client’s own natural restorative and coping abilities, and will make no therapeutic claims.
G. Reasonable Practice:
Members shall withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional. Members shall provide services to such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.
Members shall treat hypnotist colleagues without public defamation.
Client Bill of Rights
17821 East 17th St, Suite 210, Tustin, CA 92780
Certification and annual re-certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists.
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
Under California Law, a hypnotherapist may not provide a medical diagnosis or recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. Clients should not make changes in their medications without medical supervision. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. In the event my services are terminated by a client, the client has a right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner. A client has a right to refuse hypnosis services at any time. A client has a right to be free of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. A client has a right to know the expected duration of treatment, and may assert any right without retaliation.
Your Right To File A Complaint: Clients may expect courteous treatment free from verbal, physical or sexual abuse by the practitioner. If you have any questions or complaints regarding any of our therapists, please contact our office and speak directly to Brenda Titus at the address or telephone number listed above. If you have a complaint about our services or behavior that Brenda Titus cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438, to seek redress. Other services than our own may be available to you in the community and you may locate them in the telephone book.
Fees and Billing: Fees for individual sessions at Healing Path Hypnosis are $250/session. From time to time special package pricing may be offered. Sessions held away from the office are established on a case by case basis. Clients must give two business days’ notice for changing appointments or canceling appointments, or they will be charged for the appointment missed. Clients have the right to reasonable notice of changes in services or charges. You have the right to freely seek services elsewhere at any time. We can also make specific referrals if requested. You have the right to coordinate transfer of services in the case of change of service provider. You always have the right to refuse services or treatment unless otherwise provided by law. You may assert any client’s rights listed here without retaliation.
Insurance: We do not bill insurance companies for services, however, some insurance companies may reimburse you for services. Check with your insurance company or policy for additional details.
We suggest you think of our services as something that you will pay for personally, that will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing more.
Theoretical Approach: Brenda Titus utilizes hypnotherapeutic techniques and instruction to help clients make changes both consciously and subconsciously. Techniques include but are not limited to hypnosis, hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis instruction, relaxation training, visualization, instructional handouts and videos.
Assessment and Duration of Intervention: You have the right to view your client file, including any notes or assessments made (additional fees may occur if taken outside of your regular scheduled time with the hypnotherapist). Hypnotherapy is a brief intervention. It is difficult to predict the number of sessions you will require to resolve your issue, typically, work is done in five to seven sessions for single issues, however if you have more than one issue, more sessions will be needed.
Sessions are Confidential: Client records and transactions with the practitioner are confidential, and may only be viewed by the Healing Path Hypnosis staff, unless release of these records is authorized in writing by the client, or otherwise provided by law.