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Terms and Conditions
A. INFORMATION & OFFICE POLICY CONTACT INFORMATION: I, Jeff Dunbar BBA CH, can be contacted through my office, Optimum Self Professional Coaching at telephone: 778-
EDUCATION & TRAINING: I was trained in hypnosis and hypnotherapy at Coastal Academy
of Hypnotic Arts and Sciences in Surrey, BC. I am a Certified Member of the National
Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), which requires annual continuing education to maintain
my training at a high level. The National Guild of Hypnotists is the oldest and largest
hypnotism organization in the world and its certification is the most widely recognized
credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts. In addition, I have
studied or trained in Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, NLP, Time Line Therapy, EFT, Life
Coaching, and nutrition counselling.
FEES & PAYMENT: Payment is due in full at the time of service by cash, Visa, MasterCard
and Amex. A $25 fee will be assessed on all returned checks. Some programs require
prepayment for all sessions before you begin. The fees for your particular issue
or goal will be discussed with you prior to your first visit as will the possibility
of multiple sessions to address your issue. Fees are subject to periodic review and
change. Your fee schedule will remain the same for at least 12 months.
CANCELLATION POLICY: My time is my income and my hours are by appointment. Your time
slot is reserved exclusively for you. Please arrive promptly to obtain your full
session. 24 hour cancellation notice is required, otherwise full session fees will
be charged. If you must cancel or reschedule please notify me as soon as possible.
Cancellation fees may be reduced or waived in cases of emergency or inclement weather.
Thank you for your consideration.
PREPAID SESSIONS: The above Cancellation Policy also applies to any programs with
prepaid sessions. 24 hour notice is required. Failure to keep your appointment short-
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 or a summary of my record about you. I will not contact any other
practitioner about you without your explicit and written consent.
MINORS: All clients must be of the legal age of 19. I may accept minor clients on
a case by case basis with the consent of a legal guardian.
INSURANCE: I do not file insurance or any other third party claims. Insurance companies
usually consider hypnosis as an alternative therapy and therefore do not cover it.
Some Flex Spending accounts or Employer Wellness Programs may reimburse employees.
Upon request, a statement will be provided for you to submit for possible reimbursement.
Please check with your company.
REDRESS: I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice
in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about
my services or behaviour that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact
the National Guild of Hypnotists at P. O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-
MY APPROACH: I believe that individuals have the right to choose or practice alternative
or complementary self-
GUARANTEE AND REFUND POLICY: No guarantees as to the effectiveness of hypnosis for
your particular problem are made or implied, as it is impossible to guarantee human
behaviour or compliance. Therefore, no refunds for services are given. Hypnotherapy
is not a quick fix or magic pill. A hypnotherapist is considered a coach, guide or
facilitator. You assume equal responsibility by making a commitment and allowing
yourself to be guided into a state of hypnosis. No one can make you do something
against your true will. I sincerely want you to succeed and pledge my efforts to
help you to the best of my ability.
B. DISCLOSURE NOTICE
As a non-
1. I am not a physician or a licensed health care provider and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments
2. The use of Hypnotherapy, Energy Therapies, and Coaching are considered alternative and complementary to health care services provided by physicians and other licensed health care providers; and
3. These treatments are not licensed by the Province of British Columbia.
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 the right to refuse hypnotherapy 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
Hypnosis may be effective in relieving some medical conditions (i.e., pain management,
migraines, IBS, etc.) but will require a signed release from your doctor or appropriate
health care professional to avoid masking symptoms before proper diagnosis and/or
medical treatment has been obtained. Non-
Hypnosis is not a substitute for medical care and that services have not been represented
to you as any form of healthcare or psychotherapy. If you are currently on medications
or under the care of a physician you agree to continue these medications and care
until such time as you are released from care by your physician. If you are under
the care of a psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist, or you are taking psychotropic
medications, you agree to disclose this to the Hypnotherapist and you have also discussed
with your psychiatrist or psychologist your intention to be hypnotized.
Despite research to the contrary regarding hypnosis, no health claim is made in regards
to the services offered. If medical symptoms develop or persist you agree to seek
medical attention. In the event of a medical emergency or feelings of suicidal or
homicidal ideation, you agree to call '911' or seek emergency medical care at an
appropriate hospital emergency room.
The methods of hypnosis include relaxation, deep breathing, creative visualization and other techniques that many produce physical and emotional responses. You have been informed as to the limits of hypnotic intervention and you understand that you can ask at any time for referral to any healthcare provider.
The risks of hypnosis are generally considered benign, and that in rare instances
fatigue, drowsiness or feelings of a "hypnotic hangover" are reported. You agree
to inform your hypnotist of any adverse feelings, behaviours or physical problems
immediately upon onset following your session.
Optimum Self does not offer forensic hypnosis or repressed memory work, because one
known risk is the creation of false memories in such therapy.
At any time you may request the termination of hypnosis, at your expense, even in the middle of a session, and that a referral to another provider of hypnosis or healthcare services will be provided upon request.