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Client Bill of Rights

                      Client Bill of Rights

                These are my promises to you. 
            I guarantee professionalism 
            and confidentiality.
           Lynn Swearingen, CH CI
        Certified Consulting Hypnotist & Certified Instructor
         Neurolinguistic Hypnotist & Certified HypnoCoach®

Bay Area Hypnotherapy Clients are promised the following rights:

  • Complete confidentiality
  • Access to my written record about you
  • Refusal of hypnosis services at any time
  • Freedom from physical, verbal or sexual abuse
  • To know the expected duration of services
  • To assert any right without retaliation

REDRESS:  I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in full accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve with you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH, 03054-0308, PH: (603) 429-9438, to seek redress. Other local services may be available to you nearby.

FEES:  I appreciate all fees being paid at each session. If you need to change or cancel an appointment time, please let me know as soon as possible. There will be a standard fee charge a 1-hour session for appointments canceled less than 24-hours in advance. I accept Visa, MC, cash and personal checks for payment.

CONFIDENTIALITY: I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. Additionally, you have the right to be allowed access to any written record about you.

INSURANCE: I suggest you think of hypnotherapy services as something that you will pay for personally. That will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing even more. In general, insurance companies do not like to cover hypnosis services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.


Education * Commitment * Training
Reach me by phone at (415) 923-7611
or email to

I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). I participate in annual continuing education to maintain my training at a very high level. NGH is the oldest and largest hypnosis organization in the world and its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts.

I also maintain Certified Memberships with the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and with the International Registry of Hypnotherapists (IRPH). These associations also require proof of continuing education credits to maintain membership.

I was trained in hypnotherapy by Debi Livingston Boushay. Debi is a Board Certified Hypnotist and Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She is nationally known and highly regarded for her skills as a teacher and mentor.


Hypnotism is a self-regulating profession and its practitioners are not licensed by state governments. We are not physicians, nor  licensed
health care providers, nor do we provide a medical diagnosis, treatment, evaluation or consultation. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND DISCONTINUANCE OF ANY MEDICALLY PRESCRIBED TREATMENT.
  • If a client needs or desires a diagnosis of any type of treatment for any illness, symptom or condition, the client should seek such services elsewhere.

  • In the event our services are terminated by a client, the client has a right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner.

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