Contact Information: My name is Shawna Steilen. I can be contacted through my virtual/online business office at 821 Dawsonville Hwy STE 250-193, Gainesville, GA 30501 or by telephone at 1-888-880-4933.
Education and Training: I completed my certification training to become a Certified Hypnotherapist / Certified Hypnotist at The Pathlight Centre in Singapore. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and I do annual continuing education to maintain my training at a high level. The National Guild of Hypnotists is the oldest and largest hypnotism organization in the world and its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts.
Notice: AS THE STATE OF GEORGIA HAS NOT ADOPTED EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM, THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Hypnotism is a self-regulating profession and its practitioners are not licensed by state governments. I am not a physician nor a licensed health care provider and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. In the event my services are terminated by a client, the client has a right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner. A client has a right to refuse hypnotism services at any time. A client has a right to be free of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. A client has a right to know the expected duration of sessions, and may assert any right without retaliation.
Redress: I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438, to seek redress. Other services than my own may be available to you in the community. You may locate such providers in the telephone
Fees: Fees are subject to change. Please ask for the most recent fee schedule. You will be given 10 days' notice of any change in fees. Payment is due in full at the time of scheduled appointment and insurance is unfortunately not accepted. Payments can be made by credit card or bank account via PayPal. Sessions purchased in a package can be used up to 1 year from purchase date.
Appointment Communication Methods: I use text messaging, along with email and/or phone, to communicate appointment information (i.e. confirmations, changes, cancellations, etc.) for Free Consultation and Hypnosis Session request in which message and data rates may apply. You can reply STOP to simply opt out of text messaging communications.
Cancellation Policy: My hours are by appointment. Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you. Please attend/connect promptly to obtain your full session. I require a 24-hour cancellation or rescheduling notice. Unless cancelled or rescheduled, you are financially responsible for the time reserved. Missed sessions are subject to forfeiture with no refund given. Attending more than 10 minutes late for a session is considered a "missed" session.
Confidentiality: I will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You have a right to be allowed access to my written record about you.
Insurance: I suggest you think of my services as something that you will pay for personally. That will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing more. In general, insurance companies do not like to cover hypnotic services, and I caution you not to expect them to do so.