About the AHA

The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, providing the endorsement of your hypnotherapy skills that clients are looking for. As Australia’s largest association representing professional hypnotherapists in various practice settings, the AHA serves its members by offering them the resources they need to make a difference. From webinars, publications, and journals to conference and workshop education sessions as well as legislative action alerts, the AHA is where hypnotherapy professionals turn for powerful, credible content and support.

Not just another professional body

The AHA has been a premier association for hypnotherapy and hypnotherapists since 1949, it is the oldest and largest hypnotherapy organisation in Australia. Registration with such a professional body reflects a hypnotherapist’s willingness to demonstrate to the public a strong desire to be accountable. Registration is the only formal process that members of the public can rely on in relation to standards and accountability.

Therefore, if you are looking for a professional hypnotherapy association to join… then this is the one. Not only is the AHA the oldest hypnotherapy association in Australia, it is also the largest independent hypnotherapy aAssociation in Australia. The AHA is a strong voice for professional hypnotherapists.

The functions of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association Board include:

  • overseeing the registration of hypnotherapists;

  • the development of the hypnotherapy profession standards;

  • the handling of notifications and complaints in relation to the its members; and

  • the assessment of overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia.

  • offering Strategic Leadership. As the governance body of the largest national hypnotherapy association in Australia, the AHA Board has an important strategic leadership role. It is the body that the various Federal Government departments and other national bodies have historically turned to when seeking the collective views of Australia’s professional hypnotherapists.

Voluntary self-regulation

The Department of Health and Aging has actively encouraged the AHA and other associations to continue its work together towards promoting the status of Voluntary Self-regulation (VSR) for the hypnotherapy profession.  In this regard, the AHA is currently participating, along with other professional bodies, in establishing a working group for hypnotherapy self-regulation. This then lead to the formation of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia and the HCA's purpose is to explore ways in which the industry may progress towards voluntary self-regulation.

The AHA’s primary responsibility is for the ongoing registration of individual practitioners and setting the criteria for the validation of recognised training courses. The AHA is proudly independent and does not have a direct relationship with any one particular teaching institution.

So what does that mean? It means that we evaluate our members by their academic output and not just because they have done a course by the school that has established an association just to accredit its own students. Therefore as the oldest and largest independent Hypnosis Association in Australia, if you are an Australian or International  hypnotherapist (or a school looking for a professional Association for your students) and wish to become a member please contact the national administration on the AHA Free Advisory line 1300 552 254 or via administrator@ahahypnotherapy.org.au.

AHA members are trained, examined and sworn to maintain the highest standards and ethics. The Australian Hypnotherapists Association’s membership includes: professional hypnotherapists, doctors, psychiatrists, anaesthetists, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, and many other Health Care Professionals.

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