Welcome - The Australian Hypnotherapists Association

The Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) is Australia’s largest independent national registration and industry body representing and promoting the interests of the Australian hypnotherapy sector, committed to achieving better options for all Australians.

The AHA represents only professional clinical hypnotherapists and fulfils many crucial roles within the framework of the hypnotherapy profession. These include maintaining the national register and ensuring consistent standards in training by providing a course recognition scheme, while also promoting diversity. The AHA provides on going professional development, professional supervision, industry and professional representation and lobbying to the government, private health funds and other appropriate bodies.  The association was founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1956, and has grown into the largest independent professional body for hypnotherapists in Australia. Its Memorandum and Articles of Association have been registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

The AHA is a proactive professional body. It is not simply a membership body. The Australian Hypnotherapists Association exists for its members and therefore member benefits and services are our first priority. The AHA’s second priority is to ensure that the hypnotherapy profession is represented appropriately to government and other professional organisations. Call the AHA advisory line on 1300 552 254 for a friendly response to your enquiries.

Coming Events

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Victorian general meeting and workshop: Steven Blake - OldPain2Go & Janine Nash - Understanding Suicidal Ideation

28 February 2021
09:30 - 4:30pm

One day online workshop with Steven Blake - OldPain2Go & Janine Nash - Understanding Suicidal Ideation via Zoom

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AHA NSW General Meeting - Andrew Parr: The Secrets Of A Successful Hypnotherapy Practice

07 March 2021
9.00am - 4:00pm

Andrew Parr: The Secrets Of A Successful Hypnotherapy Practice Stephen Lawson: Kineasthetic Inductions Brett Cameron: Anxiety client: Structuring a session Sue Vandenberg: Being authentic in your practice Bradley Talbot: Creating success in a regional town

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AHA QLD Workshop & General Meeting - 5 Stages of Living Well with Autoimmune Conditions with Maggie Wilde - March 14th 2022

14 March 2021
9:00am - 16:30pm

One day online workshop with Maggie Wilde - The Potentialist | The 5 Stages of Living Well with Autoimmune Conditions | Incorporating Maggie’s 3-Step Brain Training Model – and Virtual Stem-Cell Hypnosis Therapy™ by Maggie Wilde – The Potentialist

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Frederic Mau - The Neurology of Horror: Why hypnosis is the perfect trauma treatment

10 April 2021 - 11 April 2021
9.00am AEST - 12.00 noon AEST

The Neurology of Horror: Why hypnosis is the perfect trauma treatment Unlike waking state conversation, hypnosis engages limbic structures of the brain which are involved in the formation of trauma and the elimination of posttraumatic responses.

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Karl Smith - There's no F in lemon: a post trauma masterclass providing ideas and techniques you will be able to implement immediately

19 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
4.00pm AEST - 7.00pm AEST

During the training with the Australian Hypnotherapy Association, we will be taking you on a Post Trauma masterclass and giving you ideas and techniques you will be able to implement in your sessions immediately.  I will be taking you through techniques and ideas I have utilized in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for several years with Military, Emergency services, and Members of the public. I predominantly use content free hypnosis in my session, I don't tend to use the information given in consultation as it tends to be irrelevant later on. As some therapists will know the Issue is never the issue, the issue given at the start of a session is very rarely the issue causing the problems in life. I will take you through a process that will change the way you work with people and increase your confidence at the same time. 

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Online CPD courses!

20 July 2022

More online courses have been added today and still more will come in the next month. For many years, the AHA has promised members online CPD - particularly our many rural, regional and remote members - it is finally here! The details were announced at the national annual general meeting on Sunday the 23rd of June, 2019.

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Online CPD courses are available!

19 March 2020

For many years, the AHA has promised members online CPD - particularly our many rural, regional and remote members - this is being added to all the time so please check in often!


20% Discount for AHA Members on Royalty-Free Music from Silencio

11 June 2018

Silencio Music have kindly offered AHA members a 20% discount on all music downloads.


Discounted Police Checks available to AHA Members through Fit2Work

18 October 2017

The AHA has negotiated discounted Police Checks for AHA Members


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What is the AHA?

The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association came about by a small group of clinical hypnotherapists who had already been practicing for a number of years and who came together because they were determined to set high ethical and professional standards for the hypnotherapy profession in Australia. They searched each other out to support each other and share their knowledge. That happened in 1949 and AHA members have been continuing this practice of sharing their knowledge ever since….

The AHA is administered by a national executive committee, elected each year by the members. The executive committee includes professional hypnotherapists, medical doctors, anaesthetists, psychiatrists, counsellors, registered nurses, health care workers and psychologists who are actively involved in clinical hypnotherapy. The AHA has steadily grown in membership and now has members in every state of Australia and as far afield as New Zealand; Russia; Thailand, Hong Kong and London.

Members of the AHA come from many nationality backgrounds, making a wide range of languages available for clients seeking hypnotherapy. The range of languages spoken include: Afrikaans, Arabic, Egyptian, French, Cantonese, Dutch, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mauri, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

The AHA is in complete agreement with the medical profession in its opposition to the type of ‘hypnotist’ who makes wild and exaggerated claims.  A hypnotherapist who is a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association is governed by a sworn code of ethics to take the deepest possible interest in every client, to be at all times conscientious, persevering, kind, patient, thorough and trustworthy and to treat all information acquired during treatment as highly confidential.

We invite you to explore this site and discover more about the AHA and professional clinical hypnotherapy.

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