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.
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.