Policies


Location: 7600 W. 147th Street, Suite 202, Apple Valley, MN 55124. We are just west of Cedar Avenue on 147th Street, in the 2 story building with the green roof, across the street from Famous Dave’s restaurant. There is free off-street parking on the side and rear of the building for your convenience.

Running late/contacting your hypnotherapist: If you are running late or need to contact your hypnotherapist, please do so by dialing them directly at the numbers below. The office scheduling number goes to a service, so calling that number will result in a delay in your message reaching your hypnotherapist.

Cindy Locher: 763/218-3231

Appointment times: First appointments last 90 minutes, unless otherwise advised by your hypnotherapist. Consultations run approximately 30 minutes. Subsequent appointments are generally 60 minutes in length, but please don’t book anything directly after your session; if we need extra time we will take it. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 7 PM, Fridays from 10 to 1 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays by arrangement. Sessions are by appointment only.

Payment: We accept personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. To receive session package discounts, the full price of the package is due at or before your first session. Please note that we do not accept cash in payment for sessions or session packages.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your appointment to avoid a no-show or late cancellation fee. If you arrive 15 minutes late or more, we may not be able to accommodate your appointment and you will be charged a late appointment fee of $75.

Between appointments: Your hypnotherapist may give you “homework” to do between your appointments. This can consist of listening to hypnosis CDs to reinforce the work, journaling, writing down your dreams, practicing self hypnosis or other. Please understand that the change does not just happen “in the office.” The mental and emotional processing continues beyond your session and the change is reinforced and accelerated by engaging in these homework activities. They are designed to get you to your goals faster! So please honor your commitment as a client by completing these activities. *If you are listening to hypnosis CDs, do not listen to them while driving a car or operating machinery, as the CD will induce hypnosis.*

After your sessions: You will be fine to return to work or other regular activities after your hypnosis sessions. Depending on the work being done, some people feel energized, bright and happy after a session, and some feel a bit tired, but your ability to go about your daily business is in no way compromised. Most people experience an improvement in the quality of their sleep after hypnosis, and you may experience dreams that are your mind’s way of continuing to process through the emotional and mental material involved in your change for a night or two after your session. Some people find that long-forgotten memories resurface, and/or flashes of insight appear. Some people just feel more calm, relaxed and in control as they progress toward their desired change. Keep in mind that whatever you experience is right for you!

Physician Referrals: Some situations require a referral from a physician or other health professional. If this is required for you, your hypnotherapist will advise you. We provide all the necessary paperwork, and it is an easy and convenient process which should not delay your work with hypnosis.

Drug and alcohol use: Prescription medications will not negatively affect your hypnosis sessions; however, please refrain from the use of alcohol or recreational drugs prior to your hypnosis session. If you arrive intoxicated/high, your session cannot be conducted and you will be charged for the session.

Confidentiality: Matters regarding your sessions will be kept confidential except in the following circumstances: You grant me specific permission to release information to a specific individual or agency; child abuse; you are an imminent danger to self or others; or in the case of the subpoena of records. Any information shared is kept confidential. From time to time, I also consult with other colleagues, but in this circumstance, clients are not identified by name.

Unused sessions.  Your sessions never expire, so if you achieve your goals in fewer sessions you may save your unused sessions for a future issue, or for tune ups. You may also transfer your sessions to a friend or family member.

Refund Policy.  If you decide to seek a refund for unused sessions purchased in a session package, your used sessions will be prorated against your package at the single session rate for your hypnotherapist. (See our Rates page for further information.) Per the above Cancellation Policy, a session cancelled with less than 24 hours notice constitutes a used session and is not eligible for refund. Session cash values are valid for up to six months from date of purchase; after that, unused sessions can be used or transferred, but are no longer eligible to be refunded for cash value.

ADVISEMENTS

I have been advised of the scope of hypnosis/hypnotherapy practice and I give my full consent to receiving hypnosis/hypnotherapy sessions. I understand that results vary and that the above named practitioner may not guarantee results. Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy is not a replacement for medical treatment, psychological or psychiatric services or counseling. I also understand that the Hypnotist/Hypnotherapist does not treat, prescribe for or diagnose any condition.

I understand that the practitioner is a facilitator of hypnosis or hypnotherapy and is not practicing any other profession that requires a license under the laws of the State of Minnesota.

I am aware and understand that in some cases it may be necessary for the practitioner to respectfully touch my shoulder(s), hand, wrist, or forehead in order to assist me in relaxation. I give the practitioner permission and consent to do so in order to help me establish a beneficial state of hypnosis.

I have been advised that I am free to terminate any or all sessions at any time (see Unused Sessions and Refund Policy). I have agreed to participate in each session to the best of my ability.

I have accurately provided background information as requested by the hypnotist/hypnotherapist.

I understand that confidentially regarding my sessions will be honored between my hypnotherapist and me. This same confidentially is respected when working with minors under the age of eighteen.

Engaging ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center and participating in sessions indicates my acceptance, understanding and agreement of the above.