Est 1950

The principal aim of the British Society of Hypnotherapists (founded 1950) is to promote the highest quality practical and theoretical training in hypnosis.

In conjunction with supporting high standards of training and practice among its members, the Society, a non-profit organization, is involved in initiatives to implement high standards of hypnotherapy training and practice in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

The Society gathers information on hypnotism and hypnotherapy from many sources throughout the world and maintains contact with other professional and learned bodies. It disseminates information on hypnosis, its use in therapy and training, to the media and the general public. The Society and its personnel are widely regarded and quoted in the media and elsewhere as authorative sources of information on hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy.

The Society is also widely referenced in books and magazines as a body to whom members of the general public can direct enquires regarding hypnotherapy and hypnotherapists. It operates a Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

The Society operates a Continuing Professional Development policy and has guidelines on supervision of therapists and personal therapy for therapists. Membership of the Society is open to individuals who have undertaken extensive training in hypnotherapy. Approved trainer status is available to members who have acquired the training and experience and fulfill other requirements of the Society. 


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Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website and served by Hypnotherapy Training International and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies (we don't)


GDPR – Privacy Policy

We would like to clarify that our sites do not collect any data from website visitors.

But please pay attention to these two notes:

1. External Sources

In case you’re using things like Google Web Fonts (default) or playing audio or video in your Slider Revolution or in your Essential Grid we recommend to add the corresponding text phrase to your privacy police:

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at in Google\’s privacy policy at


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you\’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under


Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

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For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at


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When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established via the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons while you are logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link the content of our pages to your SoundCloud profile. This means that SoundCloud can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by SoundCloud. For more information on SoundCloud’s privacy policy, please go to

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2. Essential Grid Cookies

In case you’re using the “Cookie” feature in Essential Grid, EU Law requires that a notice be shown when Cookies are used.

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Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

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Shortened Links in Social Media

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Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


(1) Hypnotherapists should conduct their practice in a manner consistent with upholding the good name of the profession and avoid any statements or actions that bring the profession of hypnotherapy into disrepute.

(2) Hypnotherapists should not guarantee cures for any condition or make misleading claims or statements as to the outcome of the services

they offer.

(3) Hypnotherapists should make clear at the outset of the therapy the terms, conditions and charges for the therapy.

(4) Hypnotherapists are required to comply with the law of the land in all respects, particularly noting the requirements with regard to the treatment of clients in relation to race, religion, age and gender status.

(5) Hypnotherapists should maintain confidentiality and should disclose the limits of confidentiality to their clients, for example, a therapist is subject to the laws of the land with regard to reporting matters that may safeguard the community. In the publication of any clinical material, the clients anonymity and privacy should be safeguarded.

(6) Hypnotherapists should offer services only within their boundaries of competence.

(7) Hypnotherapists are required to maintain their competence by continuing professional development in accordance with the requirements of their professional bodies.

(8) Hypnotherapists must undertake supervision in accordance with the requirements of the professional body.

(9) Hypnotherapists should always act in the best interests of the client. This may require recognition that a case may be beyond their expertise and referral to a more senior practitioner, or a practitioner of another discipline, e.g. medicine.

(10) Hypnotherapists should maintain a professional relationship with clients with appropriate boundaries that allow the client to maintain and develop independence and autonomy. This applies to the duration and cost of therapy.

(11) Therapists should not exploit clients sexually, emotionally or financially. Current agreed best practice is that intimate social contact with a client is not to take place for a period of at least two years from the final session of therapy.

(12) Hypnotherapists should maintain the premises in which they conduct therapy to a suitable, hygienic and professional standard and also maintain their own personal appearance and hygiene to a professional standard.

(13) Hypnotherapists should disclose to clients any research in which the clients therapy and information may be involved and full informed, written consent should be maintained before starting any such research.

(14) Hypnotherapists should inform clients if audio or visual recordings of sessions are made and obtain the clients written consent in advance.

(15) Hypnotherapists should hold indemnity insurance that adequately covers their professional practice and public liability.

(16) Hypnotherapists are required to inform their professional bodies of any notifiable criminal offence of which they are convicted, or of a successful civil action against them by a client.

(17) Hypnotherapists should inform their professional bodies of professional misconduct by a colleague which comes to their attention.

(18) Hypnotherapists should maintain written records of therapeutic sessions in accordance with the Data Protection Act of the UK, kept in a secure storage arrangement.

(19) Hypnotherapists should ensure that all advertising and promotional literature is accurate in relation to their professional qualifications, services that they offer. Any such materials should be in accordance with the legal requirements of advertising practice. They should offer honest and accurate information informed by best-practice as to the benefits of therapy.

(20) Hypnotherapists should not claim or imply that they possess qualifications that they do not have and the title Doctor should not be used unless the award is from an educational establishment legally licensed to award Ph.D., DSc or M.D. degrees.

(21) Hypnotherapists should not hold out, advertise or imply that they are qualified to offer orthodox medical treatments or pass themselves off as medically qualified unless they are legally registered physicians and licensed to offer such treatments.

(22) Hypnotherapists should satisfy themselves that, when a client presents with physical symptoms for which hypnotherapy is being sought by the client, the client is advised that a medical assessment should be sought.

(23) Hypnotherapists must obtain the written consent of the legal guardian(s) of any minor that they accept as a client before the commencement of therapy.

(24) Hypnotherapists should conduct themselves in an appropriate and professional manner in relations with other health professionals.

(25) Hypnotherapists are required to give a written undertaking to act in accordance with this Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice by signing the declaration below

(1) Hypnotherapists should conduct their practice in a manner consistent with upholding the good name of the profession and avoid any statements or actions that bring the profession of hypnotherapy into disrepute.
(2) Hypnotherapists should not guarantee cures for any condition or make misleading claims or statements as to the outcome of the services

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Hypnotherapy Training International (HTI) is the main teaching faculty of the British Society of Hypnotherapists (1950). HTI is the only UK training organisation, as far as is known, that offers courses in excess of 200 hours exclusively dedicated to specialised training in hypnotherapy.

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The training courses approved by the Society provide the opportunity to study hypnotherapy at the highest standards for three main categories of student for individuals who wish to pursue a professional career in hypnotherapy for those who wish to add hypnotism to their current practice, for example, psychotherapy,counselling, medicine, etc

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Hypnosis has ancient roots in Europe and other parts of the world. Records of hypnotism, the study and practice of hypnosis, go back at least 3,000 years. It is one of the most effective methods known to mankind to uncover and use the potential of the mind for therapeutic change and for personal development.

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