Members shall make the physical and mental well-being
of each client a prime consideration.
Members shall treat all clients with due respect and confidentiality
unless otherwise required by law to report crimes or if the
client is believed to be a danger to themselves or others.
Members shall not engage in verbal or physical abuse of any client.
Members shall never abuse a clients trust by extending services purely
for financial gain over the welfare of the clients.
Members shall use hypnotism strictly within the limits of their training
and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state.
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.
Members shall engage in hypnotic work with a client regarding a severe 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.
Members shall withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client’s
behaviour, 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 other professionals and professions with respect.