hypnosis Hypnosis Code of Ethics

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Hypnosis is very powerful and valuable method of changing another person’s perception, understanding, and fundamental mental processes. It can be used to alter the subject's reality. Because of the potential for abuse of such an influential technique the first step in learning to become a hypnotist is to adopt a personal code of ethics. Not only will this code provide guidelines for you as a hypnotist, it is also required of all students to agree to abide this code or they cannot learn hypnosis through our tutelage.

Plus mentioning you obey a strict code of ethics is a boon when offering to entrance the pub patron on the next bar stool.


 The Hypnotist Code of Ethics 

1. A hypnotist has a unique bond of trust with the hypnotic subject therefore a hypnotist must always maintain a concern for their subject's welfare, respect their personal rights and dignity, practice social responsibility, and maintain their own professional integrity.

2. A hypnotist must always obtain consent of the subject before attempting to hypnotize them.

3. The well being of the subject must be the prime concern of the hypnotist.

4. A hypnotist must not attempt to treat medical disorders, unless they are a trained medical professional. Any subject with a medical problem must be urged to seek proper professional medical treatment.

5. A hypnotist must become familiar with, and obey all laws and regulations regarding the performance of hypnosis in the jurisdictions in which they practice.

6. Because of the unique relationship and emotional rapport between hypnotist and subject, a hypnotist specifically will not use hypnosis as an advantage to engage in business dealings or in relationships of a sexual nature with any subject.

7. A hypnotist will always make post hypnotic suggestions of positive well being to hypnotized subjects.

8. A hypnotist will never intentionally cause strong or frightening emotions, obscene or sexual hallucinations, or degrading suggestions without the prior non-hypnotized consent of the subject.


I understand hypnosis is a powerful and valuable technique that is not to be employed without careful and thoughtful intent, and that I must complete this course using these guidelines by agreeing to this pledge. I agree with the spirit and specifics of the above Code of Ethics. I will always place the welfare of my subjects as my utmost priority.



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To complete this course you must also agree to the Hypnotist Code of Ethics

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