UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations
Promoting professional standards of conduct, ethics and practice in the UK
Welcome to UKCHO
Who are We?
The UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) is an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom. UKCHO’s mission is to ensure that standards of conduct, ethics and practice are appropriate for public safety.
UKCHO’s mission is to ensure that standards of conduct, ethics and practice are appropriate for public safety. If each of the many Hypnotherapy Organisations stands alone, each one of them is only one drop in the ocean. When all Member Organisations speak from one authoritative position, then UKCHO becomes a powerful and influential voice for government to listen to.
Since its foundation, the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO) has had as its principal aim the establishment of a regulatory body, able to present hypnotherapy as a regulated profession to government, academic bodies and the public at large.
CAM in the NHS
The Government believes that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has a role to play within the National Health Service but, to do this, it must meet the same standards as other NHS treatments, and must be clear and realistic about the contributions it can make. In the Government’s view the changes within the field of complementary and alternative medicine, which have begun, need now to be driven forward more decisively. To do this all the professional organisations, and the disciplines within them, must work together.
UKCHO fully supports the Government’s view and is an active participant in the process. In 2010 the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) was created to provide a voluntary self regulation register for Hypnotherapists. UKCHO is very grateful to all those who, by their time, efforts and expertise, have played a major part in supporting this major achievement, which will enhance and develop the standards of conduct, ethics and practice, and education and training of hypnotherapy practitioners for the protection of the public. Further Information about the CNHC may be found here
“Single voluntary self-regulatory bodies should be established for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine professions most widely practised in the United Kingdom and these bodies should have a single independent body funded by registration fees and a Governing Council made up of a balance between professional and lay members”.