ICBCH Professional Hypnosis Code of Ethics

  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists value continuing education and seek opportunities to continue to grow in knowledge.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists recognize both the benefits and limitations of clinical hypnosis.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists promote hypnotherapy with demonstrated efficacy.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists accurately represent their educational experiences to clients, using only accredited degrees in representing themselves in both product and service. (Accredited degrees are those degrees awarded by schools recognized by CHEA and the US Department of Education, or accredited by the government of a non-USA country)
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists recognize the need for psychological and medical referrals to other professionals and build relationships with other disciplines of helping.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists provide clients with informed consent at the outset of hypnotherapy.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists keep client information confidential, except when required by law, or with the client’s written consent prior to the release of confidential information.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists avoid dual-relationships and never have sexual contact with clients.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists who offer professional services addressing sexual enhancement, performance or functioning are required to hold professional licensure as medical or mental health professionals or have written referral from a licensed professional to render services related to sexuality.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists provide services in the context of professional business arrangements and establish fees and payment arrangements clearly understood by clients.
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists recognize the need to adhere to the principles of respecting others when publicly demonstrating hypnosis in non-clinical settings
  • ICBCH Professional Hypnotists promote public awareness of hypnotherapy.