Client Bill of Rights
Contact Information: My name is Hugh Sadlier. I can be contacted by mail at 222 Auburn Street, Suite 102, Portland, ME 04103 (phone: 207-773-5200), or by
Education and Training: I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and a Master of Education degree from Springfield College. I was trained in Scientific Hypnosis and Advanced Scientific Hypnosis at The Ethical Hypnosis Training Center of Florida. I am a Board Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and do annual continuing education to maintain my training at a professional level.
THE STATE OF MAINE HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. A hypnotherapist may not provide a medical diagnosis or 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 coordinate 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 treatment, and may assert any right without retaliation.
Recourse: I am a BOARD CERTIFIED MEMBER of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you ever have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438, to seek resolution.
Fees: $125.00/hour for office sessions, $150.00/hour for phone and Skype sessions, and $25.00 for a personalized CD/MP3. The initial office session is 1 1/2 hours long and costs $190.00; the initial phone or Skype session is also 1 1/2 hours long and costs $225.00. I accept charge cards, personal checks and cash.
Confidentiality: All information you provide will be strictly confidential. 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: Since the State of Maine does not require that hypnotists/hypnotherapists be licensed, insurance carriers tend not to reimburse for hypnosis services, but to be sure, ask your insurance carrier about its policy. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be used for payment.
My approach: I help people, while in hypnosis, connect with the reasons behind the issue they want to resolve. Once they understand the "roots of the problem", they disconnect them in their mind. They then replace them with positive thought patterns, which, through repetition, become their reality. People are expected to follow through on positive methods of reinforcement to maximize their state of well-being. This approach encourages and empowers people to become active participants in their own healing.
The services I render are held out to the public as a form of motivational coaching - combined with instruction in self-hypnosis. I do not represent my services as any form of health care or psychotherapy, and despite research to the contrary, by law I may make no health benefit claims for my services.
I have received and read this Client Bill of Rights and understand what I have read:
Client Signature:________________________________ Date:_______