Ventura County Hypnotherapy CD / Bunny Vreeland — Unmasking the truth - finding a scam!
I have noticed that her name has been showing up online. I did buy her product and reviewed it. It did not give much value, but
this in itself would not hurt anyone except to con people out of people 60 bucks.
Steve K.D. Eichel,who is considered by many in cleaning up fakes and frauds in this field gives the following advice when buying a CD on weight loss, smoking etc.
Use ".. HypnosisNetwork.com is one such network. A good "quality control" check on a publisher is to review their website, paying particular attention to the qualifications of the people associated with it. Be wary of websites that employ obvious "hype" language (see below) and dubious claims. Check how they reference their claims.."
Sadly Steve K.D. Eichel, in order to expose slipshod credentialing organizations, got his cat a Ph.D and proceeded to have it board-certified to practice hypnotherapy. Many of these credentials ARE OR similar to Dr. Bunny Vreeland's own that she has claimed proudly on on her website.
Scam #2: Certified Hypnotherapists
A Certified Hypnotherapist is really a misnomer. Most states do not even have licensing in hypnotherapy - this is why the importance of the therapist being licensed in another regulated therapy is paramount. A "CHT" may be certified and claim to have received 200 or more hours of training from an institution (roughly 5 weeks of full time work), but licensed health care professionals typically have seven to nine years of university coursework, plus additional supervised training in internship and residency programs. Their hypnosis training is in addition to their medical, psychological, dental or social work training.
Scam #3: Hypnotherapists with Questionable Educations
There are many "institutions" that provide students with PhDs, MAs, etc. that may be registered as a school in their state, but that are not accredited by any governing body in regards to what standards their graduates must meet to be licensed mental health professionals. While this might be acceptable for many trades, medical and mental health professions need strict regulation to ensure the quality of care you are receiving!
At the very least She needs to put a disclaimer, so people know truly what training she really has had and not mislead people including the newspaper she appears in as an expert giving what appears medical advice.