In choosing a hypnotherapist be sure that that person is certified. The leading certifying organization in this country is the National Guild of Hypnosis. The National Guild of Hypnotists Creed reads as follows:
As conscientious individuals endowed with the high standard required of a legitimate practitioner of the are of hypnosis, we pledge ourselves.
To practice the art for the good of humanity and in compliance with the ideals that make us qualified to do so.
That we will not tolerate any transgressors of this national science.
That we will not cloak in mystery such truths as we come to know them.
That our aim will be enlightenment and not concealment. We will recognize the higher power and humbly serve to aid and assist humanity.
That we entertain only to bring to light the power that many be lying dormant through lack of understanding. We recognize that ignorance is the cause of mistrust and knowledge is the cure.
That we further qualify ourselves through additional study legal practice and absolute concern for the welfare of the individual.
That we will bind our forces together for good, and will have at hand the essentials necessary to explode superstition and disbelief, being mentally and intellectually balanced with common sense reasoning, that our art and science will be worthy of the place and the recognition it deserves.
That we will maintain and extend, throughout the world, high standard of ethical practice.
That we will blend or qualifications in a harmonious relationship, strengthen our forces and tender our abilities to accomplish the most good.
That we will be open minded to reasoning factors, acclaim the better proven methods, and listen intelligently to the leaders in our field.
That we will not practice in doubt but in faith and belief of all proven and established methods.
That we will lend support to right any injustice and will relinquish any affiliations of a detrimental nature that would harm ourselves, our guild, or the art and science of hypnotism.
That our thoughts will be positive and good, that we may radiate the high ideals we maintain within ourselves, and that we practice a qualified practitioners.