SASH Course 2020

Applications welcome from healthcare practitioners with AHPRA registration

Venue: RACGP – all sessions unless otherwise indicated

15 Gover Street
North Adelaide SA 5006


Course Dates for 2020

Dates will be confirmed by the end of November.
Course days are held on the weekend and generally once a month.
Content may change subject to teaching faculty availability

Course Program and Timetable

Practical Components in Hypnosis

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 (SS)
  • Inductions: Background, Direct & Indirect Inductions,
    Eye Fixation, Deepeners, Emergence & Trance termination.
  • Group Hypnosis
  • Course Overview.
  • Practice and Supervision

Day 2 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

  • Review of Day 1
  • Neurobiology of hypnosis, FRMI evidence,
  • Abreaction, Deconstruction of a hypnosis Intervention, Re-alerting safely,
  • Ideomotor Finger Signalling, Spiegel Induction & hypnotic phenomena in
    practise, Arm levitation / Anesthesia and Basket of Cares and Worries,
    Age regression, Dissociation techniques for teaching self-hypnosis,
  • Admin processes and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision.

Day 3 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

  • Review of Day 1 & 2
  • Hypnotic Phenomena
  • Introduction to Ideomotor Finger signals
  • Hypnosis basics. Favourite techniques
  • Seeding plus favourite inductions
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision

Day 4 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis (cont.)

  • Introduction to indirect techniques
  • An introduction to Metaphor
  • Metaphor – Part 2 – Exploring and utilising client metaphors &
    Constructing metaphors for effective change
  • Ego-Strengthening
  • Days 1 – 4 Summary/Overview Debrief
  • Feedback to group & Evaluation
  • Practice and Supervision

Applications of Hypnosis

Day 5 – Hypnosis for Managing Pain

  • Explain pain in hypnosis
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Examples of hypnosis use
  • Small group practice
  • Practical techniques for the management of chronic pain
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision          

Day 6 – Hypnosis in Pregnancy and Childbirth 

  • Opportunities to use hypnosis throughout the pregnancy
  • Utilising hypnosis in pregnancy and childbirth in the naive subject
  • The use of hypnosis for labour analgesia – further insights
  • Antenatal preparation for labour analgesia – The HATCh perspective
  • The pregnant patient in pain but not in labour
  • Perioperative and Postoperative management with hypnosis of the pregnant patient
  • Hypnosis for Hyperemesis
  • Hypnosis for the anxious pregnant patient
  • Hypnosis for induction of labour and prevention of premature labour
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision     

Day 7 – Hypnosis for Anxiety

  • Anxiety Disorders-overview
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Anxiety-overview
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and use of hypnosis
  • Specific Phobias, including flying phobia, needle phobia
  • Case Studies
  • Anxiety Disorders-psychiatrist’s perspective
  • Panic Disorder and use of hypnosis
  • Social Anxiety Disorder and use of hypnosis
  • Further aspects Hypnosis and Anxiety
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision     

Day 8 –  – Hypnosis for Depression

  • Hypnosis for depression
  • Depression – Solution Focused
  • Approaches and Application of Hypnosis
  • First Aid for Depression
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision  

Day 9 – Hypnosis with Children

  • Hypnosis with Children – The Psychology Perspective
  • Hypnosis with Children – Another perspective
  • Hypnosis for paediatrics
  • Indirect Hypnosis with Children
  • Clinical applications e.g. Developmental Issues, using creativity for play
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision 

 Day 10 – Analytical Hypnotherapy, Psychological Management of Physical Conditions, Anxiety Part 2

  • Psychological Management of Physical Conditions
  • Psychological management of HIV / immune compromised states
  • Hypnosis interventions with neuropathy and depression
  • Research on cellular boosting (T-cell counts/viral load) within the context of Psycho-Neuro Immunology
  • Smoking
  • Identifying unresolved feelings/Age Regression/Age Progression
  • Dealing with anger
  • Ego State Therapy
  • Unresolved Grief
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision

Day 11 – Dentistry & Ericksonian approaches to PSTD

  • Dentistry and Hypnosis – Part 1
  • Dentistry and Hypnosis – Part 2
  • The utilisation of Ericksonian-, Ego State and Somatic Experiencing therapy: an integrated
    hypno-somatic approach in the treatment of trauma – Part 1
  • Ericksonian approaches demonstration and practical – Part 2
  • Review and Feedback
  • Practice and Supervision

Day 12 – Psychosomatic & Student Case Presentations

  • Psychosomatic symptoms & Hypnosis in Practice 1
  • Student presentations (1 to 10)
  • Exam practise
  • Review and Feedback

Day 13 – Student Case Presentations and Wind up

  • Student Presentations (11 to 20)
  • Wind-up

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)


Final date for submission of 2 case reports to ASH


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


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


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

Step One:
Pay the course deposit of $500 or early bird fee of $4,500 before 31 January 2020
This will confirm a place on the course after approval by our education subcommittee for eligible applicants

Step Two:
If the deposit has been paid, pay the remaining $4000 before 31 January 2020
(Total Early bird Registration: Deposit $500 + $4000 = $4,500)


Full Course Fee
Pay the full course fee of $4,950 after the 31 January 2020
(Total Course Fee: Deposit $500 + $4,450 = $4,950)

Please Note: All fees include GST

SASH Bank Details:
South Australian Society of Hypnosis
BSB:  805050
A/C No:  100025728
Reference: (Your Name/course)

Please email when you have made a transfer.

Course participants for 2020 who have registered for the Diploma and paid the deposit before 1st November 2019 receive complimentary registration to attend the Introductory Day in Hypnosis – November 2019 (date to be confirmed) 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.