The Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH) is a not-for-profit professional body which provides Training Courses in hypnosis for any health care professional who holds registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority as well as Counsellors, Speech Pathologists and Social Workers, for whom special provisions apply. The Society views hypnosis, not as an independent science, but as an adjunct to a wide range of health care applications and treatments.

Branches of the Society, located in each state, also run advanced and specialist hypnosis Training Programmes and Workshops designed to foster clinical skills development across the range of applications of hypnosis in various health care settings. The Society holds an Annual Congress where workshops are available for advanced skills and lectures given on latest research. This also creates a collegial and educational setting for members where networking and peer support can be developed. One of the principal advantages of ASH Congresses is the opportunity to mix with professionals who practice in different areas of health care and who have a common interest.

ASH is a Constituent Member of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), thus encouraging cooperative relationships with fellow professionals in hypnosis throughout the world through these professional and personal contacts.

As a national body, the Australian Society of Hypnosis is the only Australian hypnosis society which provides training in hypnosis and ongoing professional development and peer support for AHPRA-registered professionals as well as Counsellors, Social Workers and Speech Pathologists.


Notice to all ASH Members

Nominations for the Election of Office Bearers have been received by the Australian Electoral Office (AEC) which is conducting the election.

There was only one nomination for President-elect, and as such Allan Cyna will be presented to the AGM for confirmation.

There are two nominations for the position of Honorary Secretary, namely for Brian Allen and Alberto Mariani.

There are also two nominations for the position of Honorary Treasurer, namely for Brian Allen and James Auld.

Hence the AEC will conduct a ballot for these two positions. The ballot materials will be posted to the postal address of financial members eligible to vote. The ballot will open by post on Monday 14th August 2017 and close at 10.00am on Monday 4th September 2017.

Alberto Mariani, Honorary Secretary, Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd

Guest speakers announced for ASH 2017 Congress!

We are pleased to announce that Brian Allen and Dr Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D will be our guest speakers at the ASH 2017 Congress at Fraser Island, find out more!

 View the contents of the latest Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

This is available only for members to download.

Earlier editions of the journal are now available to the public on the Journal Archives page.

Regulations for the Award of the Diploma and Full Membership

The regulations have been updated, download a copy