SASH Course 2018

Applications welcome from healthcare practitioners with AHPRA registration

Venue: RACGP – all sessions unless otherwise indicated

15 Gover Street
North Adelaide SA 5006


2018 Provisional Course Content and Dates
Please Note: Course content and dates may change subject to Teaching Faculty and college availability

CONFIRMED DATES: 24 & 25 Feb, 17 & 18 Mar, 14 & 15 Apr, 2 June, 28 July, 25 & 26 Aug, 20 Oct, 10 & 11 Nov, 17 & 18 Nov 2018.

Course Program and Timetable

Day 1 – Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis

Speakers: Allan M Cyna, Sue Stefanovic & Christine Holliday
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.)

Speakers: Johanna Saltis, Allan Cyna, Christine Holliday

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.)

Speakers: Graham R Wicks, Sue Stefanovic and Allan M Cyna

  • 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.)

Speakers: Johanna Saltis, Adrian Booth Celia Whittle

  • Metaphor and stories
  • Utilisation: Theory and Practice
  • Ericksonian techniques
  • Gill Hood, Celia Whittle

Day 5 – Managing Pain

Speakers: Allan M Cyna,

  • 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 and Obstetrics

Speakers: Christine Holliday, Lindsey Harrington, Celia Whittle, Allan M Cyna

  • 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 – Analytical hypnotherapy and psychological management of Physical conditions and cancer

Speakers: Adrian Booth, Bob Wadsworth, Sue Stefanovic

  • 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 8 – Hypnosis for Anxiety

Speakers: Sue Stefanovic, Norman Shum, Joe Hinora

  • 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 9 – Hypnosis with Children

Speakers: Graham Wicks, Simon Andrews, Cormac Fahy, Allan M Cyna

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

Day 10 – Ego Strengthening, Smoking & Depression

Speakers: Johanna Saltis am, Joe Hinora

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

Day 11 – Specialist Applications of Hypnosis and Dentistry

Speakers: Catherine Mahoney, Kym Harris, Jane Boroky

  • 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

Graham R Wicks am Student case presentations pm

  • Research
  • Debrief with Instructors

Day 13 – Case presentations and Wind up

Student Presentations of Cases or Research Project

September 1st
Final Date for Submission of Case Reports

Practical Exams / Viva

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 2018 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 Earlybird Registration (if paid in full by 31st January 2018) = $4,400 (including GST)

Course participants for 2018 who have registered for the Diploma and paid the deposit before 1st November 2017 receive complimentary registration to attend the Introductory Day in Hypnosis 4th November 2017 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 2018 course is limited to 20 participants.