Disciplinary Procedures

Disciplinary Procedures for the International Guild for Hypnotherapy, NLP, and 3 Principles Practitioners and Trainers (IGH3P)

The IGH3P is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct among its members. Any member found to be in violation of our coaching ethics statement or not practising core competencies may be subject to disciplinary action. The following procedures outline the steps that will be taken in such cases:

1. Reporting of Violations

Any member or client who believes that a member of the IGH3P has violated our coaching ethics statement or has not practised core competencies should report the matter to the Director of Memberships. The report should include a detailed description of the alleged violation and any supporting evidence.

2. Preliminary Review

Upon receipt of a report, the Director of Memberships will conduct a preliminary review to determine if the report warrants further investigation. If it does, the matter will be referred to the Governing Body.

3. Investigation

The Governing Body will conduct a thorough investigation of the alleged violation. This may involve interviewing the member in question, the person who made the report, and any other relevant parties. The member will be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations.

4. Decision

Upon completion of the investigation, the governing body will make a decision based on the evidence presented. If the body determines that a violation has occurred, it will decide on the appropriate disciplinary action.

5. Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Written warning: The member will receive a formal written warning outlining the violation and the expected corrective action.
  • Suspension: The member's IGH3P membership may be suspended for a specified period.
  • Expulsion: In severe cases, the member may be expelled from the IGH3P. Expulsion will result in the permanent revocation of membership.

6. Appeal

Members have the right to appeal the decision of the Governing Body. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Chair of the Governing Body within 30 days of the decision. The Chair will review the appeal and make a final decision.

7. Confidentiality

All reports of violations and investigations will be handled with the utmost confidentiality to protect the privacy of all parties involved.

These procedures ensure that all members of the IGH3P are held accountable for their actions and that any violations of our coaching ethics statement or failure to practise core competencies are addressed promptly and fairly.