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					          UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations, Limited
                       Suite 401, 302 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH
                         Freephone Telephone Number 0800 952 0560
               (Company Registration Number 4112550 - Incorporated in England & Wales)




          NEWSLETTER (3)                                          May 2006
In the last Newsletter it was reported that, at a meeting held at the Oxford
and Cambridge Club, in London, on Thursday 9th February 2006, a
meeting sponsored and supported by The Prince’s Foundation for
Integrated Health, it was agreed by UKCHO and all the other
Hypnotherapy Organisations present to establish a ‘Hypnotherapy
Working Group’ to develop proposals for the professional self-
regulation of the hypnotherapy profession. A second meeting of the
Hypnotherapy Working Group is planned for the near future. The
focus of this next meeting will be consideration of the Consultation
Document, ‘Exploring a Federal Approach to Voluntary Self Regulation
of Complementary Healthcare,’ prepared by The Prince’s Foundation
for Integrated Health. (Copies of the Consultation Document have been
circulated by UKCHO to all Member Organisations and Associate
Member Organisations. Additional copies may be downloaded directly
from the website of the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Healthcare
at www.fihealth.org.uk, or obtained by sending an E-Mail to
regulation@fihealth.org.uk).


The primary purpose of professional self-regulation is to protect the
public by setting standards of education and training that ensure that all
hypnotherapy practitioners are safe and competent to practise, and by
establishing     procedures      for    the    registration    and     regulation        of

                Secretary: Peter Matthews, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., LL.B.,
                  10 Wimborne Avenue, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 0RN
               Tel: 0161- 652 2284 E-Mail: peter.matthews@btinternet.com
practitioners. This is done by establishing a code of conduct, ethics and
practice, setting national occupational standards and, when necessary,
enforcing disciplinary sanctions on practitioners. The ultimate sanction is
the removal of a practitioner from the Professional Register.


The question to be discussed in detail by the Hypnotherapy Working
Group is what form this professional self-regulation should take? The
Consultation Document, issued by The Prince’s Foundation for
Integrated Medicine, envisages the establishment of a federal structure
for the regulation of complementary healthcare, with a single Council for
Complementary Healthcare, representing a number of individual
complementary therapies, including hypnotherapy. The federal model
envisaged is that of the Health Professions Council (HPC), which
represents thirteen individual para-medical professions, i.e. those health
professions working in the National Health Service which support, and
are supplementary to, the work of Doctors and Nurses. (Full details of the
Health Professions Council will be found on the HPC website at
http://www.hpc-uk.org).


The formal response of UKCHO to the proposals contained in the
Consultation Document prepared by The Prince’s Foundation for
Integrated Healthcare will be considered in detail at the UKCHO
Annual General Meeting, to be held in London, on Wednesday 19th July
2006, details of which are attached for Member Organisations and
Associate Member Organisations.


Please address all correspondence to the Secretary at the address below:


             Secretary: Peter Matthews, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., LL.B.,
               10 Wimborne Avenue, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 0RN
            Tel: 0161- 652 2284 E-Mail: peter.matthews@btinternet.com

				
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Description: Clinical hypnosis is a procedure during which a qualified health professional or therapist (the “hypnotist”) gives a patient carefully worded instructions to follow with the goal of helping the patient enter a state of deep relaxation. In this hypnotic state, the “hypnotized” patient is aware of everything that is going on, but at the same time, becomes increasingly absorbed in using his or her imagination as directed by the hypnotist.