About The Australian Society of Hypnosis (Victorian Branch)

ASH Victoria is the organisation representing the Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd, the nationally-based professional association of medical practitioners, psychologists and dentists, which operates to support the professional practice of hypnosis in Australia. ASH has been the pre-eminent professional hypnosis association in Australia since 1971 and has branches in each State and representation in both Territories.

The objectives and main activities of ASH Victoria are: (1) maintaining and promoting the safe, professional use of hypnosis within the Victorian community; (2) providing training in hypnosis for health professionals; (3) providing ongoing professional development activities for members; and (4) fostering access to safe and professional hypnosis services for members of the Victorian public.

ASH Victoria has as its membership, the most extensively trained and experienced hypnosis practitioners in this state. 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.. These health professionals use the phenomena of hypnosis to help patients and clients achieve benefits in the treatment and management of a wide range of medical and psychological issues.

Persons accessing hypnosis can feel comfortable knowing that our members are trained health professionals who are then extensively trained to use hypnosis as part of their professional expertise. Members on our referral list have completed the examination process of the Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd and been awarded the Society’s Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis.