Recognised and endorsed by the Department Of Health
The CNHC (Complimentary and natural healthcare council) was set up as a direct result of a report from the House of Lords on complementary medicines.
It was agreed that some sort of federal body needed to be present, which would regulate a number of professional discliplines within this particular sector. Firstly, the Federal Working Group (FWG) was established in 2007 which eventually became the CNHC. In fact, it became a seperate body in 2008. During this time it organised the policies and procedures required for the efficiant running of a new regulatory body. Thos comprised of an online register and better help for members.
CNHC is a company limited by guarantee (no: 6643004) and managed by a Board of Directors. Its establishment was funded until March 2011 by start-up monies from the Department of Health and registrant fees, income now comes from registrant fees alone.
Here is the description of Hypnosis as laid out by the CNHC
Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.
Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, address attitudes to weight, and help clients achieve behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified hypnotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy.
You can check whether a hypnotherapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.