ASH Diploma

Expressions of interest for the SASH Diploma course for 2020 are open. For more information please contact the SASH Training Course Director of Studies


Will learning hypnosis help me in my practice?

Hypnosis is a valuable tool that will almost certainly enhance your practice. All of our presenters and researchers regularly use hypnosis in their professional practice and are experts and leaders in their field.

Who teaches on the SASH course?

Our multidisciplinary teaching faculty are primarily (but not limited to) psychologists, physicians, midwives, and dentists. These practitioners include experts in teaching and research in the applications of hypnosis in clinical practice, particularly in the areas of pain and anxiety mangagment. Many of our lecturers also teach and research at the University of Adelaide, UniSA, Flinders University, the University of Sydney and at national and international meetings related to their profession.

Why should I do the SASH course rather than another hypnosis course?

The South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH) Course is run by health professionals for health professionals. It has over 20 qualified and experienced clinicians and researchers on the Teaching Faculty, extensive and comprehensive online educational support, and is run by the official South Australian state body affiliated with the Australian Society of Hypnosis. The SASH course specifically caters for doctors, psychologists, dentists, midwives, nurses, allied health and paramedical practitioners registered with AHPRA and ARCAP. The SASH course offers teaching, the promotion of ethical hypnosis practice, and mentoring in hypnosis training that is provided by experienced clinicians and leading researchers in the applications of clinical hypnosis. The SASH course is the only hypnosis training in Australia where registration includes all expenses associated with the course including: the Hypnosis Introductory day; membership fees of the Australian Society of Hypnosis for 18 months; all examination and Diploma costs; and the Graduation dinner.

What does the course registration fee include?

1. Face to face Lectures and practical supervision over 13 course days – all on weekends.
2. One hour’s supervision after each course day by external supervisors includes practicals and case discussion,
3. Associate membership of the Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH) for the duration of the course, and then full membership on award of Diploma, to June.
4. Access to the student and member sections on our website, including powerpoint presentations, video downloads of hypnosis techniques and teaching sessions from previous courses.
5. Access to library, DVDs, texts for reading and other course materials.
6. A copy of the Introduction to hypnosis and suggestion handbook of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
7. Fresh coffee and tea on registration each course day, also lunch and light refreshments at morning and afternoon tea provided.
8. Reduced fees for SASH/ASH members at SASH and ASH events such as the ASH congress
9. All examination, continuous assessments, Diploma and graduation costs (Including graduation dinner for successful candidates).
10. GST

Who may enrol?

Registered health care professions recognised by the Australian government, including doctors of medicine, psychologists, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, midwives, social workers (members of AASW), and counsellors (listed on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). If you are undergoing supervision towards registration, and are thinking of doing the course, please discuss your options with the Director of Studies. We are currently accepting expressions of interest from eligible practitioners for the next SASH course.

Should I attend the Clinical Hypnosis introductory day?

If possible this is recommended. The introductory day is held in November at the Women’s and Children’s hospital and provides an opportunity to learn some clinical hypnosis basics and see if the course is potentially suitable for your needs. Several of our teaching faculty are available on the day to answer questions about hypnosis and the diploma course. The Introductory day registration fee is deducted from the course fee for those practitioners that continue on to register and participate in the Clinical Hypnosis Diploma course. This year’s Introductory day will be held in early November for those practitioners considering registering for the next SASH Diploma Course.

Is there a qualification on course completion?

Yes, the national qualification of the society is the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Dip.Clin.Hyp). The ASH Diploma, and SASH training in particular, is widely recognised as the leading clinical hypnosis training in Australia.

What are the fees?

Fees are determined by the Executive of SASH Inc

  • The registration fee for the course is $4,950 (inclusive of GST and a 15 month complimentary membership of the Australian Society of Hypnosis). A deposit of $550 for eligible applicants will confirm a place on the SASH Diploma Course.
  • Earlybird Registration fee = $4500 if received in full by 31st January

Please note: Course prices are subject to change.

Contact the SASH DoS for further information.

I see there is teaching in specialist areas that don’t seem relevant to me, can I opt out of these?

It is strongly recommended that all course components are attended. Although some topics may seem irrelevant they frequently contain generic hypnosis principles that encompass readily adaptable ideas and hypnosis processes that can be used in a whole range of applications.

When and where are lectures held?

Lectures and practical sessions will be held over a total of 13 full days including (Saturdays/Sundays) spread over the year. Training is usually held at College House, 15 Gover Street North Adelaide.

Are there flexible course delivery options?

The first 4 days are an essential component in continuing the rest of the course. SASH recognises that trainees might miss the occasional session for a range of unavoidable reasons (illness, work and family commitments, etc.). A record of attendance is kept by the Education subcommittee of SASH and trainees are encouraged to proactively discuss any attendance difficulties with the Director of Studies.

Is there a syllabus?

Yes. SASH training follows the ASH syllabus. Teaching/tutoring on the course is provided by full members of SASH who are practitioners using hypnosis in their respective clinical fields, as well as by guest presenters.

ASH_Regulations 2017_Course Syllabus

The minimum requirements for training are approximately 50 hours of lectures and 50 hours of practical experience, over a 12 month period.

In outline, what does the course cover?

Hypnosis: its theory, practice and application to, general psychology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, medical practice – including obstetrics, paediatrics, pain management, dentistry, clinical assessment of the patient/client, research and ethics.

Are there exams?

Competency is assessed by continuous assessment throughout the course plus:

  • Documentation of the use of hypnosis in 10 clients / patients. (10 Short Case Reports – submitted to SASH)
  • Submission of 2 long case reports to ASH
  • A practical demonstration of hypnosis with a volunteer novice client/patient.
  • Viva (oral).

What is the first step in enroling?

Please contact the Director of studies and submit your application. Once your eligibility is verified the $550 deposit will confirm your place on the course providing the balance is received by the closing date (31st January for Earlybird registration). Please note that the Australian Society of Hypnosis annual membership fee of $198 is included in the course fee.

Course Payment details

SA Society of Hypnosis
BSB:  805 050
A/c No:  100025728
Reference: (Your Name/course)

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SASH Course Deposit = $550 and confirms a place on the course for eligible applicants

SASH Course Fee = $4950 inclusive of GST
Please note: Course prices are subject to change.

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

What if I have other questions?

Please contact the the SASH Training Course Director of Studies