The Australian Hypnotherapists' Association (AHA) is Australia’s largest independent national registration and industry body. We represent and promote the interests of the Australian hypnotherapy sector, including registered clinical hypnotherapists and the accompanying hypnotherapy services. The association is committed to achieving better options for all Australians.
The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association came about via 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.
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist residing near San Diego, California. He is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in clinical hypnosis and outcome-focused psychotherapy, especially in the experiential and active treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his innovative ideas and methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States. He has been a frequent and popular presenter in Australia, a favorite destination, having traveled to teach there an extraordinary 75 times over the last 35 years.
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