Client Bill of Rights
Copyright © 2001, National Guild of Hypnotists
Contact Information: My name is Rebecca A. Morgan. I can be contacted by telephone at 617-620-4345 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and Training: I was trained in hypnosis at both NGH approved training courses and at other sponsored training courses and seminars. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and I do annual continuing education to maintain my training at a high level.
Notice: "THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Under Massachusetts 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 a 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 practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at PO 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 the work you are doing more. In general, insurance companies do not cover hypnotic services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.
My Approach: I practice client-centered hypnosis - in other words, I will ask specific, appropriate questions; listen to and incorporate your responses; consider other treatments/services you may be receiving at the time; and choose techniques that meet your individual needs to achieve the best results.