SASH Course 2019

Applications welcome from healthcare practitioners with AHPRA registration

Venue: RACGP – all sessions unless otherwise indicated

15 Gover Street
North Adelaide SA 5006


2019 Provisional Course Content
Please Note: Course content and dates may change subject to Teaching Faculty and college availability

DATES will be CONFIRMED for 2019 in late November.

Course Program and Timetable

Day 1 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis

Introduction to the Executive / the course / Student introductions

History of Hypnosis / Hypnotic Phenomena
Professional Issues Ethics, Informed Consent, Complications
Myths / Misconceptions / Indications, Contraindications,
Overview of a hypnosis interaction, the 4 steps
Inductions: Eye Fixation

Day 2 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

Review Day 1 Neurobiology of hypnosis, FRMI evidence

Abreaction, Deconstruction of a hypnosis Intervention

  • Basket of cares and worries
  • Abreactions
  • Ideomotor Finger Signalling: introduction
  • Learning Dissociation Trance Termination

Day 3 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

  • Hypnotic Phenomena
  • Trance Depth, Hypnotisability (Hypnotic Capacity), Informal and formal Suggestibility Tests
  • Psychological Characteristics of Hypnosis
  • Physical Characteristics of Trance States
  • Hypnosis inductions (cont.) Spiegel’s Rapid Eye Roll, Deepening techniques

Day 4 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

  • Metaphor and stories
  • Utilisation: Theory and Practice
  • Ericksonian techniques

Day 5 – Hypnosis for Managing Pain

  • Acute Pain and Hypnosis: the Evidence
  • Acute pain: the techniques
  • Believed in Imagination, Body Dissociation, Glove Anaesthesia,
  • Burns; IBS
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Headache
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain – Disassociation, Imagery techniques, Neurobiology of Hypnotic Analgesia.
  • Psychological management of Chronic Pain
  • Practicing Lived in and Believed in Imagination techniques for the management of Pain: Practical Exercise and Supervision

Day 6 – Hypnosis in Pregnancy and Childbirth (Obstetrics)

  • The evidence
  • Antenatal hypnosis for pain relief in labour
  • Hypnosis for Hyperemesis
  • Hypnosis for induction of labour and prevention of premature labour
  • Hypnosis for pain relief in pregnancy
  • Practical Exercise and Supervision

Day 7 – Hypnosis for Anxiety

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic and Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Specific Phobias, including flying phobia, needle phobia
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Anxiety

Day 8 – Hypnosis with Children

  • Clinical applications e.g. Developmental Issues, using creativity for play,
  • Enuresis;
  • Insomnia
  • Pain
  • Phobias
  • Believed in Imagination

Day 9 – Analytical hypnotherapy and psychological management of Physical conditions and cancer

  • Psychological Management of Physical Conditions e.g. HIV
  • Ego State Therapy – Tics and habits and other clinical applications
  • Analytical Hypnotherapy
  • Affect Bridge
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Grief and Loss
  • Managing Anger
  • Age Regression, Age Progression

Day 10 – Hypnosis for Depression

  • Managing Weight, weight loss
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Ego strengthening
  • Depression – Solution Focussed Approaches and Application of Hypnosis
  • Practical Exercise and Supervision

Day 11 – Specialist Applications of Hypnosis (Sexual dysfunction & Smoking) and Dentistry

  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Forensic uses of Hypnosis (Kym Harris)
  • Dentistry (dentists and non-dentists) e.g. Gagging, Bruxism, Compliance, Healing, Fear and anxiety
  • Practical Exercise and Supervision

Day 12 – Psychosomatic Symptoms and Hypnosis in Practice and Student Case Presentations

  • Research
  • Debrief with Instructors

Day 13 – Student Case Presentations and Wind up

Student Presentations of Cases or Research Project

Day 14 & 15 – Viva and Practical Assessment

Case Reports and Short Case Studies


Final date for review of 2 case report by SASH (If required)

September 30th

Final date for submission of 2 case reports to ASH

June 1st

Final date for submission of first 5 short case studies to SASH

October 30th

Final date for submission of last 5 short case studies to SASH
(Total of 10 short case studies required)

October 2019

Complete supervision/mentoring hours, including 15 direct supervision to give minimum total of 50 hours.
Please note each study day includes 4 hours of supervision, plus 1 hour at end of each course day between 5 – 6pm.

Course Payment details

South Australian Society of Hypnosis
BSB:  805-050
A/c No:  100025728
Reference: (Your Name)

Please email when you have made a transfer.
SASH Course Deposit = $550 and confirms a place on the course for AHPRA registered eligible applicants

SASH Course Full Registration = $4,950 (including GST)
SASH Course Early bird Registration = $4,400 (including GST) if paid in full by 31st January 2019

Course participants for 2019 who have registered for the Diploma and paid the deposit before 1st November 2018 receive complimentary registration to attend the Introductory Day in Hypnosis 3rd November 2018 at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Please contact the Director of studies for any queries related to the course and registrations of interest for Hypnosis Training.

Please note that the 2019 course is limited to 20 participants.