The information presented here is intended to offer you more detail on some of the regulations and state laws of hypnotism and my services in general, as well as other information. These laws are constantly changing so this page will be updated accordingly.
Remember that if at any time we decide that my services are not for you or if you demonstrate symptoms of medical issues or psychological disorders, I will urge you to avail yourself of the best allopathic medical and psychological professional services that you can obtain. Even though I work very closely with these professionals amongst others, hypnotism is always complementary to these traditional disciplines. If you are already under the care of these professionals, I will need a formal referral from them and we will work with them to your advantage.
I will always refrain from diagnosing any illnesses or prescribing any form of medications. I do use aromatherapy oils as one of my modalities and will advise you as to which oils would suit you best according to the information you provide me.
I can assure you that anything said in sessions will be regarded as confidential and will not be disclosed. However, there is a fundamental difference between the kind of confidentiality I can promise as a hypnotist and the sort promised by physicians, psychologists, and certain other professionals. I can promise “basic confidentiality”, but I cannot promise legal privilege, which is a more powerful sort of confidentiality.
“Basic Confidentiality” means that I do not intend to disclose information shared with me by a client. At most, this promise of confidentiality exists as a civil contract. If I break the confidentiality I have promised, I might be civilly sued for breaching an implied contract with my client. However, I would not be in violation of any law. In addition, if I am placed under oath in a legal proceeding, a judge has the right to order me to break my promise of confidentiality if the judge sees fit.
From time to time, I may need to discuss a client’s care with hypnotism instructors or supervisors, or other professionals. Prior to disclosing confidential information for these purposes, I will always consult my client first to obtain a signed “Release of Confidential Copyright © 2008-2016, Kaleidolife Healing Space. All Rights Reserved. Information” form, from the client to ensure that the client consents to my plan to discuss their care with a third party.
DISCLAIMER: This Mandatory Disclosure Statement is necessary to prove compliance with § 12-43-214, C.R.S., of the Mental Health Practice Act, § 12-43-101 et seq., C.R.S. As a registered, and certified mental health professional in the State of Colorado, I am responsible for ensuring that my practice and I are in compliance with the provisions of the Mental Health Practice Act and any other state or federal statute governing the disclosure of information to clients. While the information below will be included in your Mandatory Disclosure Statement pursuant to § 12- 43-214, C.R.S., that you will have to sign before we can start our journey together, I have also included it here on my website to further eliminate any confusion that might arise from my services. I have included additional information that specifically applies to my mental health practice.
- I Wanda Voight, are the owner and operator of Kaleidolife Healing Space, Colorado Springs, CO.
102 S Tejon street
11th Floor/Suite 1100
Telephone number: (719) 644-7014
E-mail address: email@example.com
2. I am a registered Psychotherapist in Colorado Springs, CO. A Registered Psychotherapist is a psychotherapist listed in the State’s database and is authorized by law to practice psychotherapy in Colorado, but is not licensed by the state and is not required to satisfy any standardized educational or testing requirements to obtain a registration from the state.
3. My qualifications include –
- Certified through the Natural Healing Foundation as an Alternative counselor in 2008. My 600 hours included Crisis counseling, Healthcare management, Introduction to Hypnotherapy, Stress management and Diet and nutrition.
- Certified through the Healing Hands International Massage Academy as a holistic massage therapist in 2009. My 500 hours included Sports massage, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy and Lymph drainage massage.
- Certified through the South African Institute of Hypnotism for Self-mastery through autohypnosis in 2009
- Certified through the South African Institute of Hypnotism in Basic Hypnosis in 2010
- Certified through the South African Institute of Hypnotism in Advanced Hypnosis in 2010
- Certified through the South African Institute of Hypnosis in group hypnosis, scripting, suggestion sets and conversational hypnosis techniques in 2010
- Certified through the South African Institute of Hypnosis in analytical hypnotherapy in 2010
- Certified through the Marol Institute as a massage course facilitator and trauma release specialist in 2011. My 600 hours included Holistic massage techniques, EFT, Reflexology, Indian head massage, and hypnosis trauma release techniques
- Certified through the YWCA San Diego as domestic violence counselor in 2013
- Certified through Coursera in the basic guiding principles of the clinical psychology of children and young people in 2014
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma in Hypnosis Mastery in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma in clinical hypnotherapy in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma in Reiki level 1 & 11 in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma in Neuro-linguistic life coaching in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma in Dreamsculpting in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma as a Communications and life mastery specialist in 2015
- Bennett/Stellar University diploma as a Timeline coach and trauma release specialist in 2015
- I have nine years experience in all of the above, as Kaleidolife Healing Space existed and have been operational since 2009 in South Africa.
4. As a registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado, I am regulated by the division of regulatory agencies in Colorado, (DORA).
NLC number – 0107392
8. Any information provided by the client during therapy sessions is legally confidential in the case of a registered psychotherapist, except as provided in § 12- 43-218 and except for certain legal exceptions as identified above.
9. As a registered psychotherapist, I am listed in the state’s database and is authorized to practice psychotherapy in Colorado but is not licensed by the state and is not required to satisfy any standardized educational or testing requirements to obtain registration from the state.
I am bound by the following strict code of conduct as a hypnotherapist –
I shall maintain the highest standards of competence in my work. I shall provide only those services and use only those techniques for which I am qualified by education, training, and experience and will provide a service to clients only in those areas in which I have trained and have demonstrated competence. I shall maintain knowledge of relevant scientific and professional information related to hypnosis/hypnotherapy (and related modalities) and participate in the required levels of continuing education as necessary, and to keep up-to-date with innovations in my field.
I will either decline to service a client that involve areas, where I do not have adequate training for any given topic or I, will elect to refer a client on to another more suitable practitioner who is trained in that topic and who would reasonably be expected to offer suitable service.
I shall display integrity in the teaching and practice of hypnosis and other mind/body modalities. In these activities, I will be honest, fair and respectful of others. I will clarify to relevant parties the roles I am performing and the functions included in those roles. I rely on scientific or professionally derived knowledge when making professional judgments.
I shall discuss appropriate issues such as nature and plan for applied services, fees and confidentiality policies with the client as early in the professional relationship as is reasonably possible under the circumstances. I shall obtain appropriate “informed consent” for all related activities in language that is clear and understandable by the client.
Fees and Financial Arrangements
All agreements and arrangements as to finances should be reduced to writing as early as is reasonably possible in the professional relationship. Discussion as to fees, terms of payment, length of sessions and cancellation and non-attendance should occur in advance of any services. I shall consult with legal and financial professionals in my particular governmental jurisdiction to assure that my fees and practices are in compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies as may apply in that jurisdiction.
Client confidentiality must be observed at all times. I shall maintain strict confidentiality within the client/practitioner relationship consistent with the good care of the client and the laws of the land and ensure that any client notes and records be kept secure and confidential. The only exceptions are: When the client has given their permission to disclose information in writing, where the law requires disclosure, and when discussing information with fellow professionals where anonymity must be guaranteed.
Practitioners must note that the question of confidentiality also applies to client records, computerized records, and any audio or video recording. I must have the client’s written permission to electronically record them. If the client is a minor a parent or the legal guardian must give written permission. With any information or case histories used for training or commercial purposes, the client’s identity must be protected completely.
Consultations and Referrals
I will arrange for appropriate consultations and referrals based on the best interest of the client, with the appropriate consent and subject to other considerations, which include but are not limited to, applicable laws and contractual obligations. When indicated and professionally appropriate I will cooperate with other professionals in order to serve their client’s best interest.
Terminating a Professional Relationship
I will terminate a professional relationship when it becomes clear that the client no longer needs the service, is no longer benefiting from the service, for reasons of broken rapport or personal or bias or other reasons where the client’s best interest would not be served in continuing the relationship.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in place. Should you need to cancel your appointment with me, kindly do so in writing 24 hours prior to our appointment. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for 50% of the full appointment fee, payable immediately. If for any reason you are late for your appointment, you will still be charged in full for your appointment, but I will deduct the minutes from your session time. This is to ensure that I am not late for my next appointment.
Thank you for understanding.
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