Code of Ethics

THE CODE OF ETHICS
OF THE NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS

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The National Guild of Hypnotists requires its member to conform to the following ethical principle and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles.

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

F. 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.

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

Member of the public that believe that a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists has not acted in accordance to these principles should bring it to that practitioner’s attention; if that does not resolve the problem, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH, (603) 429-9438.