Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics for the National Guild of Hypnotists

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.

D. Advertising: Members shall be truthful in their advertising.

E. Credentials: 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. Referred Practice: Members shall engage in hypnotic work with a client regarding a medical or mental disease only on written referral from an appropriately licensed medical or mental health professional, except when otherwise provided for by state law.

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.

H. Colleagues: Members shall treat hypnotist colleagues without public defamation.

Client’s Bill of Rights

My name is Nicole Raza and this is the Code of Ethics that I follow when assisting clients.

Education and Training: I am a Certified Hypnotherapist and  was trained in Hypnosis at the Ontario Hypnosis Center, a government approved education facility.  I am in the process of learning Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and am a Certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  I am focused to continue and develop my training and research in order to refine my unique approach to this profession.

Notice: “The province of Ontario has not adopted any educational and training standards for the practice of hypnotism.  This statement of credentials is for Informational Purposes only.  Under Ontario law a hypnotherapist may not provide a medical diagnosis or recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments.  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 the right to know the expected duration of treatment, and may assert any right without retaliation.

Redress: I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practise in accordance with its code of Ethics and Standards.  If you ever have a complaint about my services or behavior that I 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 my own may be available to you in the community.  You may locate such providers in the telephone book.

Confidentiality: I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You have a right to be allowed access to my written record about you.

Insurance: I suggest you think of my services as something that you will pay for personally.  That will both protect your privacy and help you value what you are working towards accomplishing. In general, insurance companies do not like to cover hypnotic services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.

My approach: My goal is to help clients achieve positive changes and improve their lives through the use of Hypnosis in an ethical, professional, confidential and respectful manner.

Payment of Fees, Cancellations, Missed or Late Appointments: Clients can pay by the session, but for most services, I ask clients to buy a package.  If the process is going to be effective, it is of utmost importance that each client be clearly committed to keeping their appointments.  A 24-hour notice is required for any changes or cancellation to your appointment.   Should you give less than 24 hours notice, you agree to pay the full amount of the session.  25% of the session is charged upon booking your appointment.  The balance will then be charged before your initial session starts when you come in for your appointment.  *Last minute bookings are treated the same way.  Clients are expected to arrive on time for their appointments.  If you are over 20 minutes late for an appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment and the full amount of the session will have to be paid.

If you arrive less than 20 minutes late for your appointment, you will be allowed whatever time remains for your session.

*A last minute booking is a session that is held within 24 hours from time of booking.