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The Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH) is a nationally-based professional association. Membership of the Society is open to the following health care professionals: Counsellors, Chiropractors, Dentists, Medical Practitioners, Midwives, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Optometrists, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers & Speech Pathologists.

All the above practitioners join as Associate Members, and become eligible for Full Membership of the Society on satisfactory completion of approved training and/or the assessment process conducted by the Society.ASH Victoria is the organisation representing the Australian Society of Hypnosis in Victoria.

More details are being added to this website all the time so check back regularly to see those as well as other professional development opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Metaphor with Doris Brett

Starts Sat, 2nd Dec '17 at 9:30 am

Ends Sat, 2nd Dec '17 at 3:30 pm

Indirect Techniques: Why and How to Integrate them into Clinical Practice

Hypnosis and Metaphors

Recent Events

1-day Workshop - Augmenting CBT using Hypnosis

Starts Sat, 5th Aug '17 at 9:30 am

Ends Sat, 5th Aug '17 at 4:30 pm

Location Tower Hotel, 686 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East

In this informative workshop, Dr Johanna Saltis, Clinical Psychologist will be presenting information to provide you with the opportunity to have the following 

Workshop Outcomes:

1. Learn about the evidence showing how hypnosis boosts CBT outcomes.

2. Boost your cognitive restructuring techniques by shifting focus through hypnotic word choice and imagery strategies.

3. Explore hypnotic imagery and storytelling practices to boost behavioural strategies.

4. Transform the homework experience into a naturalistic behavioural experiment through posthypnotic suggestion.

5. Gain a new perspective on hypnotic phenomena, using the neurocognitive lens.


Presenter - Dr Johanna Saltis

Johanna has a PhD in Neuroscience, a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Australian Society of Hypnosis). She has taught at a number of Australian universities and published in the field of Human Physiology, neuroplasticity and hypnosis. She works as Senior Clinical Psychologist at Western Older Person’s Mental Health Team and maintains a small consultancy practice. She is particularly interested in the application of positive psychology approaches to managing pain, complex grief and self-harm behaviours. Neuroscience continues to inform her clinical practice and she co-founded the Adelaide Neuropsychotherapy Interest Group, with Dr Sue Stefanovic, attracting Commonwealth Government Mental Health Professional Network funding for the past 4-years. She has supervised Clinical Psychology Masters students and was Psychology Clinic Coordinator at UniSA in 2016. She was appointed as Research Program Director for SASH in 2016 as part of a strategy to foster teaching and research excellence in the field of hypnosis in South Australia.


Webinar: Boosting CBT Using Hypnosis

Starts Wed, 5th Jul '17 at 7:30 pm

Ends Mon, 5th Jun '17 at 9:00 pm

Location Online

We are delighted to have Dr Johanna Saltis present our webinar this month. It will provide an introduction to these topics which will be covered in more depth as part of our next workshop which Johanna will be presenting in Melbourne in September.

1. Hypnosis Treatment and Boosting CBT: Evidence-base

2. Boosting Mechanisms:

a) Cognitive reframe by shifting focus and attention

b) Behaviour changes by shifting expectations

3. Specific vs Common Factors:   Hypnosis Boosting Therapeutic Alliance


Presenter - Dr Johanna Saltis

Johanna has a PhD in Neuroscience, a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Australian Society of Hypnosis). She has taught at a number of Australian universities and published in the field of Human Physiology, neuroplasticity and hypnosis. She works as Senior Clinical Psychologist at Western Older Person’s Mental Health Team and maintains a small consultancy practice. She is particularly interested in the application of positive psychology approaches to managing pain, complex grief and self-harm behaviours. Neuroscience continues to inform her clinical practice and she co-founded the Adelaide Neuropsychotherapy Interest Group, with Dr Sue Stefanovic, attracting Commonwealth Government Mental Health Professional Network funding for the past 4-years. She has supervised Clinical Psychology Masters students and was Psychology Clinic Coordinator at UniSA in 2016. She was appointed as Research Program Director for SASH in 2016 as part of a strategy to foster teaching and research excellence in the field of hypnosis in South Australia.




Workshops with Dr Doris Brett, Master Practitioner

Starts Sat, 24th Jun '17 at 9:30 am

Ends Sat, 24th Jun '17 at 4:00 pm

Location Tower Hotel

Saturday 24th June 

Applying Indirect and Eriksonian Techniques to:

* Hypnosis and Pain Management

* Story Telling and Metaphors in Hypnosis 

9.30 - 4pm both days 

MT / AT and Lunch provided 

Cost: Two Day Package (3rd & 24th June): $250 + $25 GST ($275): Single day $175 + $17.50 GST ($192.50) –

NOTE: $50 PD Voucher can be used for attending either (but not both) of the days of the Single or Two Day Package

The account to pay in to is  BSB 033-286 /   Acc 140631 Please make sure you include your name and a reference to the workshop.

Please email di@doctordi.com.au to confirm your registration 

Latest News

Webinar recording - July 2016 - Ethical Considerations & Clinical Applications of Hypnosis for Sexual Health & Wellbeing

Posted Sun, 31st Jul '16

As the people who joined our July webinar will remember, we had some difficulties with sound quality (thanks again for your patience and persistence!) Adrian Booth very kindly joined Jo Fleischer online again last week to re-record the webinar. This will be sent at no cost to the participants and available at minimal cost to others who are interested. Stay tuned. (And Dr Johanna Saltis and Jo have run a sound check this weekend ahead of the presentation on Wednesday.)

HELP!

Posted Mon, 12th Oct '15

Please remember, we are a volunteer committee for a not-for-profit organisation and we need your help for our professional association to continue. Even if you're not involved as a committee member, we need your help. That might be in the form of attending events - webinars, workshops, Congress - or making suggestions for webinar speakers and topics