About the Society

The South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH) is a not-for-profit organisation that was formed in 2005 with the amalgamation of the state’s two professional hypnosis organisations, the South Australian Association of Hypnotherapists and the South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SA Branch).

The former was incorporated in 1968 as the South Australian Hypnotherapists Association – SAHA, changing its name to the South Australian Association of Hypnotherapists in the early 1980s. The latter evolved from the Australian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis which was founded in 1971. Over many years, these organisations provided training in clinical hypnosis to hundreds of psychologists, medical practitioners and dentists in South Australia. With the formation of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH), a new constitution was formed, and a mission statement developed to reflect the goals and ethos of this new society.

Our Mission Statement

To be recognised as the first choice for all matters relating to the ethical practice of hypnosis in the community, and the leader in professional education, training and research.

Since its inception in 2005, the membership of SASH has been steadily increasing. In 2010, in line with changes at the national level (SASH is the state branch of the Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH)), membership was expanded to include other qualified health care professionals. SASH has recently welcomed new members from the fields of social work, midwifery, nursing and physiotherapy. It is hoped that full members from these new disciplines will enhance the eclectic nature of the sociey alongside their colleagues in medicine, psychology and dentistry.

In addition to training those new to hypnosis, SASH provides ongoing professional development in the form of workshops, seminars, film nights and casebook meetings, the latter being a forum where members meet to discuss cases and provide mutual support.

Information and advice is available to members of the public via email or phone, and our referral list of fully qualified hypnosis practitioners/hypnotherapists can be found under Find A Practitioner.

SASH is run by members who are elected on a bi-annual basis to serve on its Executive Committee. Without the dedication of these volunteers, none of the afore-mentioned services would be available. New members are welcomed (and encouraged) to become involved (by nominating for a position on the Executive or volunteering to assist on a sub-committee) so that SASH can continue to flourish.

Constitution of SASH Constitution