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Hughes Hypnosis and Idaho School of Professional Hypnotherapy

Board Certified Clinical & Consulting Hypnotist
Robert Hughes MPA, BCH, CHt, CHtA

Privacy & Legal Statement

As a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Robert subscribes 100% to the ethical guidelines and standards of professional practice including those regarding client privacy and confidentiality. For a full set of the NGH ethical guidelines, please go to ngh.net. Although hypnotherapy is not a licensed health care profession, where applicable, Robert also practices in accord with HIPPA standards regarding privacy of patient information.

There are two specific sets of legal and privacy issues relating to the information in this web site. The first relates to the practice of hypnotherapy itself:

Success in hypnotherapy requires that you be aware of your rights as a client, that you be aware of the procedures used, that you be aware of any potential risks, and aware of legal and ethical obligations of the therapist that could affect your therapy.

Client Rights. You are the consumer of hypnotherapy services. You have the right to have your needs addressed in a competent and professional manner. Your rights include, but are not limited to, the right to ask questions about procedures about theoretical orientation and personal biases of the therapist related to therapy and assessment. You are encouraged to address any concerns during therapy. You have the right to terminate therapy at any time. You have the right to be referred to another health care provider if you desire.

Potential Risk. During hypnotherapy, people occasionally experience painful emotions. These are usually short lived and pass as your problem resolves. Please bring such emotions to your therapist's attention if they emerge during hypnotherapy. If a relationship problem is involved, the goal is to help relationships work, but on occasion resolution of a client's problem may correspond with dissolution of a marital or family relationship.

Confidentiality. Your right to confidentiality is the basis of an effective hypnotherapeutic relationship. Our communications are considered privileged and legally protected. This protection is not absolute as detailed below.

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Your hypnotherapist is responsible to protect your rights and to protect the public from harm. In the rare cases where these responsibilities conflict, your hypnotherapist is legally bound to "break" confidentiality to protect either you or third parties from harm. Suspected or reported child abuse requires that the situation be communicated to the Idaho Child Protective Service. If a client should become dangerous to an identifiable third party, a hypnotherapist must notify the third party and local law enforcement. If a client threatens to harm himself in a clear manner, steps will be taken to preserve the client's life, including voluntary hospitalization, notification of local law enforcement and commitment procedures.

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The second set of legal and privacy issues relates to this website and your access to it:

Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the information on this Web site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission from Robert Hughes. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Robert Hughes retains all copyrights in any text and graphic images owned by him. You may not mirror, modify or otherwise alter any files on his Web site for any purpose other than gathering information.

Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of this Web site which is © Webbuild Design, 2003. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Webbuild Design web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Webbuild Design.

No cookies are in place from this site. No information about you of any kind is being collected except for information you might choose to submit to Robert Hughes in order to contract with Robert Hughes to perform certain services. Should you choose to do business with Robert Hughes, contacting you is the only use that will be made of any information you submit to him. Information you submit will be held in the strictest privacy. No information about you will ever be sold to any party.

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Robert Hughes is responsible only for his own actions, and specifically does not accept liability for any issue arising between a user of this web site, and any hypnotherapist listed on the referral page. Robert does not warrant or guarantee any outcome resulting from any interaction between potential clients and any hypnotherapist on the referral page. As with all professional referrals, a choice of skilled and well-trained hypnotherapists is offered, but it is the entire responsibility of the potential client to select a therapist with whom the client is comfortable, and with whom the client can experience success. It is also the entire responsibility of the potential client to investigate and be satisfied with the qualifications of any hypnotherapist on the referral page.

Thanks for visiting.Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes MPA, BCH, CHt, CHtA

Photos and Text Copyright © Robert Hughes, 2003-2013

Revised October 29, 2014