Disclosure of Services

A program in hypnotherapy is for vocation and avocational self-improvement. Hypnotherapy is used as an alternative or complementary treatment to healing arts services. A hypnotherapist is not a licensed physician or psychologist. Services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine. Services should not be considered as a substitute for licensed medical or psychological services or procedures.


Hypnotherapists who assist clients with weight loss and/or health and fitness goals only provide general nutritional advice and/or recommend published books, food guides, and health and fitness publications. This is not a substitute for medical advice and you are advised and encourage to seek your doctor’s approval before making any medical, health, or lifestyle changes.


Hypnosis works with the power of the subconscious mind to change habits and behaviors. The subconscious mind is considered to be the source of many of our behaviors, emotions, attitudes, and motivations. Hypnosis is believed to be a powerful took for accessing the subconscious mind and creating improvement in our lives.


Services consist of a program of conditioning, including an undetermined number of private sessions, depending on the client’s individual needs. The hypnotist will to the best of his ability endeavor to accomplish the objectives of the client’s sessions. While hypnosis may be an effective technique for many purposes, the effectiveness many vary from individual to individual, and no specific results or progress can be promised or guaranteed.


The feelings and experiences one has in the hypnotic state can vary from individual to individual. Many people remain completely aware of everything that is going on while in hypnosis. Some individuals experience a hyper-awareness where sensations are perceived enriched and vivid. The ability to visualize or imagine is often enhanced. A feeling of deep relaxation is common and some people describe the hypnotic state as an escape from physical tension and emotional stress, while remaining completely alert.


The use of hypnosis could elicit memories of past events which may or may not be literally true. It is possible that events under hypnosis will be distorted or misconstrued. Memories or images evoked under hypnosis are not necessarily accurate and may be a construction or a composite of memories. Without corroborating information, it is not possible to determine whether a specific memory is true or false, even if it seems true to the client.


While it is the practice of Hypnotherapists to keep information confidential, information revealed in hypnotherapy is not subject to the psychotherapist-patient privilege. A court may order disclose of information learned in therapy.


By booking a session, you acknowledge that you am 18 years of age and understand the information described above. You understand that the program of hypnotherapy offered by Paul Barnes, doing business as Paul Barnes Hypnotherapy, is for the purposes of vocational or avocational self-improvement and those problems of psychogenic or functional origin are treated by psychological or medical referrals only. You also understand that there are no guarantees as to the results or progress to be made, only that Paul Barnes, doing business as Paul Barnes Hypnotherapy, to the best of his ability, endeavor to accomplish the objectives of my session.


You agree to give 24 hours notice for all cancellations or changes of scheduled appointments. You understand that missing a scheduled appointment without prior cancellations, or cancelling with less than 24 hours notice, will result in the session being charged at the full rate.