Informed Consent for Hypnosis Coaching Sessions

Hypnosis Events, LLC
Consulting Hypnotist Erick Känd

Telephone: (727) 346-8455
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Education and Training: I received my initial Hypnosis Certification Training at the School of Healing Arts in San Diego, CA in 2003. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and I complete annual continuing education to maintain my training at a high level. The National Guild of Hypnotists 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.

Notice: AS THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS NOT ADOPTED EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOSIS, THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Hypnosis is a self-regulating profession, and its practitioners are not licensed by state governments. I am not a physician nor a licensed health care provider and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. In the event my services are terminated by a client, the client has a right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner. A client has a right to refuse hypnosis services at any time. A client has a right to be free of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. A client has a right to know the expected duration of sessions, and may assert any right without retaliation.

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

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

Approach: It is my goal to help you to achieve lasting results through the use of Hypnosis, NLP, EFT, Coaching, and other related self- help modalities. Through the power of your own mind, I will assist you in reaching your goals in a way that is mutually agreeable, in compliance with state and federal laws, and in keeping with the standards of the organizations to which I belong. I am professionally committed to mobilizing your inner resources in the shortest time possible. 

Uses of Hypnosis: People make use of hypnosis for various reasons including relaxation, modifying behaviors, focusing attention, emotional release, changing attitudes, and improving performance. Hypnosis is NOT a replacement for medical treatment or psychiatric services.

Nature of Hypnosis: I believe hypnosis is a way of inducing a pleasant, voluntary state of relaxed, attentive concentration. In this comfortable state of mind, suggestibility is heightened, mental absorption is increased, senses are heightened, and imagination is activated in a controlled manner. The inner mind is more receptive to acceptable and beneficial suggestions.

No one can be hypnotized against their will. You must be a willing subject. Your hypnotist must have your full cooperation. Hypnosis is NOT about “zap,” you are under my power. Hypnosis is a collaborative and cooperative relationship. A hypnotized subject cannot be made to do anything they are not willing to do. A person must be a willing and cooperative subject for hypnosis to work.

Hypnosis is NOT sleep. When a person is in hypnosis, they are relaxed and aware of their surroundings. The hypnotized subject is relaxed, comfortable, focused, and in a state of daydream type thinking. The analytical mind becomes more relaxed, and the internally focused feeling, intuitive, and creative mind (Subconscious mind) is more receptive to positive suggestions.

Hypnosis is not a “truth serum.” When hypnosis is used as a tool to refresh memory, some, much, or none of the memory material recalled under hypnosis may have a basis in objective reality. Material recalled or generated under hypnosis can represent actual memories, distorted memories, fantasies symbolic of inner conflict, combinations of memory and fantasy, or could have other bases.

The requirements for being a good hypnotic subject are mainly the desire to experience hypnosis, the ability to concentrate, the willingness to cooperate and follow instructions, and the relative absence of mistrust and fear.

As part of a collaborative relationship, hypnosis can be used as a tool for behavior modification and goal achievement.

There is no promise or guarantee made for specific results or outcomes. Results may vary, and no results can be guaranteed. However, guided imagery, hypnosis, and other related coaching strategies can help you explore and resolve issues that may be bothering you. This is an interactive and collaborative effort. Your motivation and participation contribute greatly to achieving your desired outcome.

Medical or Other Conditions: Please let me know if you have any medical or other conditions where hypnosis might be contraindicated. If you’re not sure, it’s always best to consult with your physician or other qualified health professional first, so they can evaluate and advise you based on careful evaluation of relevant facts.

Video Recording: All sessions are recorded, and become part of your client record. Recordings are not publicly released, and maintained for internal documentation only.


  • Non-Transferable: Sessions are non-transferable, and must be used by purchaser.
  • Time is of the Essence: Unused sessions automatically expire 3 months after purchase with no credits or refunds given.
  • Punctuality: Other scheduled sessions will not be jeopardized due to a client’s circumstances. Client understands that all scheduled appointments must start on time regardless of whether or not client is present.
  • Late Arrivals: Late arrivals of 30 minutes or more count as a missed appointment.
  • No-Shows and Cancellations: Any missed appointments, or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment, results in a forfeiture of that appointment with no credit or refund given. At Hypnotist’s discretion, client MAY be given the opportunity to reschedule the forfeited appointment for a $50 administration fee.

I understand that a text reminder for each appointment will be sent to the phone number provided.

I acknowledge that I am not involved in, or expect to become involved in any type of litigation or legal action.

I acknowledge that I have read all the information above, and understand what I have read.

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