Primary Principles and Work Ethics
Our goal is the empowerment of clients, allowing them the opportunity to clear emotion and mental clutter, while offering them a means of finding additional choice and the resourceful frame of mind to they deserve. Our client’s achieve the life style they desire by making the needed changes as they build deeper levels of self trust.
We primarily work with clients open to change and understand change requires a commitment on their part to make a reasonable effort of time and expenditures to reach their desired outcome. They understand the tremendous benefits, financially and in the quality of life these changes will bring.
We are not medical doctors; psychologists or psychiatrists and we recommend that you should seek treatment from these professionals first and obtain a written referral before contacting us. We do not prescribe medicine. We are skilled in the sciences of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Neuro-Semantics and Hypnosis, to offer you helpful solutions with cutting edge technology that allows for a rapid transformation of your challenge
LAWS GOVERNING COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS
Technically there are no laws specifically governing the conduct of Hypnotherapists. Recent court rulings, however, have set precedents that indicate that laws written for the Psychologist were intended for all counseling professions. Consequently it is wise to assume that all the legal guidelines for the conduct of psychologists are also intended to be guidelines for Hypnotherapists as well.
PRIVILEGE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
The client has the right to confidentiality. This is referred to as the clients ‘privilege”. The therapist must protect the clients privilege at all times. Consequently the therapist must never reveal to outside sources any information revealed by the client. Before any such privileged information can be shared the therapist must obtain, and have on record, a signed release by the client. The release must specifically give permission to that therapist to release the client’s privileged information to a specific source. The release must be signed and dated.
Ethical guidelines are not laws, but rather guidelines set by professional associations as accepted standards for behavior. The guidelines set by the American Psychological Association are considered the most standard and accepted. Copies of these standards can be obtained from the APA. It is best if counseling professionals were to look upon ethical guidelines as being the same as law. Following ethical guidelines should be considered preventative behavior against professional liability
No secondary relationships is abroad guideline that emphasizes the professional role of the counselor. The professional counselor is considered to have “undue influence” over their clientele. Without undue influence the counselors probably could not effectively do their job. This “vulnerability” of the client-therapist relationship is perhaps most exaggerated when the heightened suggestibility of hypnosis is present. The therapist is to treat this vulnerability in their clients with the utmost respect and integrity.
The primary relationship between therapist and client should be the therapeutic one, i.e. the therapists helping the client to reach his or her goals. Any other relationship is considered secondary and unacceptable or unethical.
TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTER TRANSFERENCE
Transference is a natural and, in many professionals’ opinions a necessary part of the therapeutic process. Simply put, transference occurs when the client transfers, or attributes to the therapist the feelings or emotions that they have for significant figures in their past or just emotions they are experiencing as a part of the therapeutic experience. Most commonly I the feelings that are attributed to the therapist are feelings of love or hate. This phenomenon can provide the client the safe opportunity to gain resolution of those emotions. Counter transference is when the therapist begins reciprocating those feelings of love or hate of the client. This is not acceptable or ethical. The therapist should always be on the lookout for possible counter transference emotions and should arrest them or remove him or herself from the professional relationship.