The purpose of publishing this policy is not "political correctness gone mad". It's necessary for us to have a formal equalities policy for some accreditation purposes, but it's also an opportunity to confirm that we have an active commitment to equality and fairness and that we oppose all forms of unlawful - and unfair - discrimination.
If you are thinking of becoming a therapist, or already working as one, it's more than likely that you already approach people you meet, work or learn with, in a way that's respectful, open-minded, non-judgmental and accepting of difference. That's all that this policy asks of you, and it promises that we will do the same.
We are truly committed to encouraging diversity amongst our students, tutors, supporters and staff. Our aim is that they will be representative of all sections of society so that each of them feels respected and able to give of their best.
This policy reinforces our commitment to providing equality and fairness to all.
- We have a zero-tolerance policy on all forms of discrimination whether direct or indirect. We consider that discrimination includes bullying, intolerance, coercion, victimization, harassment, or any other act, speech or omission that leads someone to be treated in a way that is less favourable than others.
- We will work to ensure that those involved with YHT do not discriminate on grounds of personal characteristics, including but not limited to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion, belief, gender or sexual orientation.
- Selection for any opportunity, role or benefit within the company will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.
- All those involved with YHT will be treated with politeness and respect; their individual talents will be nurtured and encouraged.
- We will work to create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our students, tutors, assessors and others are recognised and valued.
- Every person connected with our training is entitled to a working/learning environment that treats them with dignity and respect whether they are a client, student, tutor, assessor, delegate, associate, or in any other role.
- We will review our practices and procedures from time to time to ensure fairness.
- If you agree to work or study with Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training, in any capacity, you agree that you will abide by the provisions listed above and by the GHR Code of Ethics.
- If you feel you have been subject to discrimination or have observed such discrimination you will raise your concerns with us so that we can apply corrective measures.
Breaches of our equality policy, or the GHR Code of Ethics
- These will be regarded as serious misconduct and will lead to disciplinary proceedings and/or expulsion from the course.
- If you are expelled from the course for breaching this policy no refunds will be made and no credit for work completed will be given. You may not be allowed to enrol on any future YHT course.
Last reviewed: June 2020.