Elaine hails ‘vital step’ for hypnotherapy

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A GALASHIELS-based hypnotherapist has become one of the first practitioners in the country to achieve a new national standard of excellence.

Elaine Henderson of Border Hypnotherapy Centre has been registered by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare.

Elaine believes the recognition places her at the forefront of a national drive to provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public.

“Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics,” she told us.

“Achieving registration is not only great news for me and my clients, but a vital step for hypnotherapy.

“This is the time of year when many people are struggling to keep up their new year resolutions. The most popular uses for hypnotherapy are around stress and anxiety conditions, weight control and addictive behaviours such as smoking and alcohol abuse.”

Hypnotherapy is one of 11 disciplines now recognised by the CNHC. Members of the public can search the CNHC register to find practitioners in their local area. More than 40,000 searches were carried out last year.

By providing a verification of standards, the CNHC allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients to hypnotherapy practitioners or to make hypnotherapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals.

For further information, contact Elaine Henderson at Border Hypnotherapy Centre, Market Street, Galashiels on 07739 552752 or e-mail elaine@borderhypnotherapy.co.uk