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The official

journal of the
AHA & its
member
association
ASTA

THE AUSTRALI AN
HYPNOTHERAPY JOURNAL
January 2013

www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au

Volume 63; Issue No 4

ABN 20 004388 872, Founded 1949, Registered 1956

Summer Issue
January2013

Inthisissue:

AGMdatesforeachstatefor2013
PractitionerinsuranceFentonGreen
Statereportsandtrainingdatesfor2013
PACFAconferencereport
Anxietyacasestudy
DrSeussafascination
AHAdiscussiongroup

Contents
Reports
Presidents report

From the editor

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26

State reports
Articles
The positivity ratio by Dr Dominique Beck, PhD

Anxiety a case study by Sharon Carill (NZ)

Trance state not necessary by Authur Long (South Africa)

Effectiveness: what works in therapy? A report on the PACFA conference by Helen Wayland

10

Dr Seuss a fascination by Jai Waugh

11

Hypnotherapy helps to tackle the range of cancers physical and emotional dimensions - a summary by Maya Lak

14

Hypnosis for cryofreeze heart procedure a story retold with permission by Bruni Brewin

15

Workshop reviews, peer profiles & features


Alternative solutions by Bruni Brewin

Letter to the editor

5
12

Workshop review by Chereyl Jackson


Book Reviews
The Energy Cure by William Bengston & Sylvia Fraser reviewed by Justus Lewis

NLP a new technology of achievement by Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner reviewed by Shana Bellin

Workshop details

21

Workshop details in summary

25

Advertisements
Starting up a new business

16

Workplace skills Cert IV TAE (training)

16

First aid (NSW only)

16

Lloyd Volkwyn Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy

17

Maggie Wilde / Mind Design Centre unzip the fat suit using your mind (training)

18

Career Accelerators training in Brisbane and Perth Cert IV Clinical Hypnotherapy & Advanced hypnotherapy skills

19

Academy of Applied Hypnosis Cert IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

20

Room available (Sydney)

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AHAPresidentsReportAntoineMatarasso

DearMembers,
OnbehalfoftheNationalExecutive
andtheStateCommitteesIwishyou
allahappyandfruitfulNewYear.I
trustthatyouallhadsome
opportunitytohavearestfulbreak
overthesummerwithfamilyand
friends.

AsIwritethisonmylaptopin
Brisbaneinthesummerheat,Icannot
helpbuthaveinmindthosewhoare
onceagainsufferinglossduringthe
Australiansummer.Bushfireshave
sweptthroughNSW,Tasmaniaaswell
aspartsofVictoria,WestAustralia,
SouthAustraliaandtheNorthern
Territory.Todaytwostates,QLDand
NSWareexperiencingsignificant
floodeventswhichinsomepeople
willrekindlethetraumaanddistress
associatedwiththe2011floods.For
thoseofuswholiveintheinnercityit
isdifficulttoimaginethescaleofloss
forthoseinvolved,andthetrauma
facedincommunitiesaroundthe
countrytouchedbytheseevents.

Theassociationmaintainsaregister
oftherapistswhomaketheirtime
availabletohelpvictimsofnatural
disastersatnocostoratareduced
cost.Thisregisterformspartofthe
NationalHypnotherapistsRegisterof
Australiaandcanbefoundhere:
http://www.national
hypnotherapistsregister
australia.com/find_natural_disaster_t
herapists.htm

Ifyouarelistedhere,pleasecheck
youdetailstoensurethattheyare
correctandofyouwouldliketobe
listed,pleasecalltheNationalOffice
of1800067557andwewillarrange
this.

Inthelightofsuchdisasters
maintainingtheregisterandgivinga
littleofourtimeandskillstohelp
thoseinneedisatangiblewaythatas
individualsandasanassociationwe
canputsomethingbackintothelives
ofpeoplearoundus.

Ithankallofthoseinvolvedforyour
senseofcommunity.

Workshops

ThevariousStatebrancheshave
beguntoplantheirworkshopsforthe
yearandNewSouthWalesand
Queenslandsfirstworkshopwill
featureDrAlanBrastfromCalifornia.
DrBrastisrenownasaMedical
HypnotherapistspecialisinginPost
TraumaticStress,suicidology,hypno
analysisandTrauma.Thiswillbea
fascinatingworkshopwithwhichto
starttheyearandIencourageyouto
attend.Keepalookoutforemail
registrationformsinyourinbox!The
otherStatesareorganisingdatesand
youwillbeadvisedoftheseshortly.

InsomestatesAHAworkshop
attendancesgrewsignificantlylast
yearinfact,itwasnecessarytomove
thethelastworkshopoftheyearin
Queenslandtoalargerfunctionroom
becauseofthenumberof
registrations.Someotherstatesare
notexperiencingthisgrowthfor
variousreasons.Anenormous
amountofworkisputintoorganising
andholdingworkshopsbyvolunteers,
theydothisforourmembersandI
encourageyoutosupportyourstate
workshops.Notonlydotheyprovide
forongoingprofessionaldevelopment,
theyalsofosterasenseofsolidarity
andmutualsupportforallofusand
allowustobeapartofwhats
happeningintheAHAandinthe
professionmorewidely.
Ifeltasenseofsolidarityandmutual
supportamongstthemembers.I
encourageyoutoattendworkshops
inyourstatenotonlyfortheongoing
trainingthatisnecessaryfor
continuedmembership,butalsotobe
apartofwhatshappeningintheAHA
andintheprofessionmorewidely

Supervision/EndofYear

The31stofMarchwillbetheendof
theyearfortheAHA,soplease
ensurethatyoursupervisionandOPD
requirementshavebeenmetas
renewalformswillbesentoutover
thenextfewmonths.Uptodate
detailsofsupervisorsandpeer
supportgroupscanbefoundonthe
variousStatepagesoftheAHA
website.

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ForthoseofyouinWestAustralia,
theAHAandPHWAhaveagreeda
reciprocalarrangementforthe
recognitionofqualifiedsupervisors.
Eachassociationhaslistedthe
supervisorsoftheotherontheir
respectivewebsites.Iwasvery
pleasedtoagreetothisarrangement
atarecentmeetingwithMichael
WertsthePresidentofPHWA,Allan
Henshaw(PHWA)andMailinColman
ourWAStateExecutiveOfficer.

Iamsurethatthiswillmarkthe
beginningofanewlevelof
cooperationbetweenourtwo
associationsandastepforwardfor
theprofessionasawholeinthewest.

NationalConference

Manymembershaveaskedme
whethertheassociationwillhold
anotherWorldConferencesimilarto
thesuccessful2009event.Iam
pleasedtoadvisethatwewillbe
holdingsuchaconferenceinSydney
in2014,theprovisionaldatesbeing
13thand14thSeptember.Iwillgive
youmoredetailsinduecoursebut
pleasebesuretosetthosedates
asideasthiswillbeaneventnotto
miss.

Again,Iwishyouahappy,safeand
prosperous2013andlookforwardto
seeingyouatworkshopsand
meetingsthroughouttheyear.

Warmregards,

AntoineMatarasso
AHANationalPresident

AHA website:
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/
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Australia
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To add or request changes to your
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Fromtheeditor

Happynewyeartoallmay2013

bringallthatyouwantitto.

Duringthelastquarterof2012,I
hadmanyqueriesregarding
practitionerinsuranceandit
promptedmetorealiseithadbeen
acoupleofissuessincetheFenton
Greenadhadappeared.Itnow
appearsonthispage!!Pleasebe
awarethattheAHAhasarrangeda
verygooddealwithFentonGreen
andletmeassureyou,dealingwith
themisanabsolutepleasure.I
encourageallAHAmembersto
securetheirinsurancewithFenton
Greenandenjoytheserviceandthe
veryreasonableratestheyoffer.

Wehaveafewmoreinternational
contributorstothisissuewhichis
fantasticIhopethiscontinuesas
itsalwaysinterestingtoreceive
perspectivesfromothercountries.

Mythoughtsarewithallthose
affectedinQLDandNSWwiththe
floods&Tasmania,Victoriaand
NSWwiththefires.Asavolunteer
firefighterinthehillsofPerth,I
spendalotoftimeholdingmy
breathduringbushfireseason.
Havingexperiencedthisfromboth
sidesofthefence,Iknowhow

Professional Indemnity
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We encourage all members to support
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Please remember to mention the AHA in
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excruciatinglystressfulandpainfulitcanbe
duringandforalongtimeafterthese
events.Havingnarrowlymissedlosingmy
houseinFeb2011buthaving6friendsand
colleagueslosetheirsinthesamefire,Ican
onlysay..supportthesepeopleinany
wayyoucantheyareinneedofit.My
thoughtsarewithallofthosewhohave
beenthroughsuchanawfultimeANDwith
theamazingfirefighters/rescueworkers
whohavetravelledandworkedsoveryhard
tobringthesesituationsundercontrollet
meassureyou,itsincrediblyhardworkand
oftendevastating.

Onahappiernote,itissummer!!!Enjoy
yourselves,taketimeouttogatherthe
vitaminDstoresandreenergise!!!

Not an AHA
Member?
Why Not?
Join us for all of
the advantages
that the AHA
offers.
To become a member
of the AHA go to:
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1800 067 557

Untilnexttime,staywellandhappy,

MailinColman
Editor
mailincolman@gmail.com

Help yourself by
becoming a member
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sharing ideas to benefit our practices. It helps all members, no matter which State
you are in, whether you live in a CBD or Rural District - each of us are able to
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Its as simple as writing an email, just like you do when writing an email to a friend.
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Book Review
Author: William Bengston, PhD, Sylvia Fraser
ISBN:
978-1-591791-911-5

Distributor:
Reviewed by:

Sounds True Inc 2010


Justus Lewis

Dr William Bengston is a professor of sociology at St Joseph's College in New York, with a life-long
fascination with the mystery and potential of paranormal experiences. In his youth he met a
somewhat eccentric character with amazing hundred percent accuracy psychic reading powers who
then became his friend and teacher. Working with Ben, he was inspired to ask him to place his hands
on his injured back. The pain left permanently. This started Ben's healing career with Bengston as
his apprentice alongside his 'day job' of pursuing an academic career in sociology.
As a scientific academic, Bengston is curious and open-minded about how these weird events happen. Despite Ben's
protests that he will be disbelieved, rejected and accused of charlatanism, Bengston persuades him to have his psychic
powers tested, only to have the testers decide that their equipment must be malfunctioning! It seems that even those who
want to explore the limits of consciousness have their own mental limitations on what is possible despite clear evidence to
the contrary.
Disheartened but undeterred, Bengston gets the opportunity to do a series of experiments on mice injected with
mammary cancer. The mice recover but the experiments raise even more questions about how the process works. One of
the anomalous results is that the control mice also tended to recover!
The book's two appendices are of great interest to researchers. In the first, Bengston details the method of energy healing
that he and Ben developed over many years as Bengston 'peppered him with questions hoping to find ways to reproduce
his experiences'. The second is a brief overview of previous research in the field.
The Energy Cure is a highly readable and informative book that sets the scene for further exploration of energy healing
using strict scientific protocols. Hypnotherapists who may be wondering, 'What else is possible?' and 'How does all this
stuff actually work?' should find this book refreshing, enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Justus Lewis PhD; MA (Hons); Dip Ed (Tertiary); Diploma of Solution Oriented Hypnosis; Advanced Diploma Solution Oriented Hypnosis;
Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, PACFA, Accredited Supervisory Teacher EMF Balancing Technique Phases I-XII; Certified NES
Health Practitioner, SCENAR Practitioner, PACFA, NHRA, CMAHA. www.transformasia.com.au

Letter to the Editor


To the editor from South Africa
It has been an amazing year for us at South African Hypnosis Academy, we are growing in strength and stature day by day. Despite efforts of people to monopolize Hypnosis
in South Africa they have failed sadly, and we have increased our membership and have had students from not only South Africa but all over Africa Booking on our
workshops. One of the most positive factors, show we are gaining recognition and respect, is that on average, out of every group of 10 students we have trained in South
Africa in 2012 ,a minimum of 4 of the students are medical practitioners (from Psychologists to GPs) . I would like the AHA members to know from the start, we have
modelled ourselves on the standards and visions of your organization, rather than those of the USA and UK and I believe strongly that this is one of the reasons our
organization is gaining so much momentum in South Africa, thank you and your colleagues so much.
Unlike all the normal Xmas and New year wishes my wish to all the AHA members is that throughout the festive season and beyond into 2013 you go to bed happy and
awaken happy every day of your life.
John Dutton
Principal
South African Hypnosis Academy

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Book Review
Author: Steve Andreas / Charles Faulkner
ISBN:
978-0688146191

Distributor:
Reviewed by:

William Morrow & Co 1994


Shana Bellin

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a revolutionary approach to human communication and


development based on the astonishing discovery that by changing how you think, you can
transform what you think. It helps you modify your thought and behavioural patterns to suit
your projected goals. NLP literally reprograms your mind and your life for faster learning
Better relationships and greater success.
NLP will change your life. It has already helped millions of people overcome fears, increase
confidence, enrich relationships and achieve greater success. Now, the NLP Comprehensive
Training Team, a world-class team of counselors, coaches and consultants, draw on years of personal and professional
experience to create the most effective guidebook ever, to learning and applying this breakthrough technology to achieve
whatever you want. You will learn how to:

Master powerful techniques of persuasion and negotiation


Eliminate fears, phobias and low self-esteem in minutes
Learn the success secrets of top achievers and much more!

NLP: The New Technology of Achievement provides a step-by-step guide through specific programs for learning the
characteristics of top achievers and creating a blueprint for unlimited success. Every chapter includes exercises to help
you master specific NLP techniques, and a 21 day program, created especially for this book, provides the essential skills
youll need to achieve peak performance in business and life.
Steve Andreas, along with his wife Connirae, founded NLP Comprehensive in 1979, to bring the transforming power of
NLP to the world. They have edited or authored seven of the quintessential NLP books, including the classic Frogs into
Princes. Charles Faulker is the architect and co-author of the bestselling Nightingale-Conant audio programmes, NLP: The
New Technology of Achievement and Success Mastery with NLP.
Shana Bellin is a Hypnotherapist, Master NLP practitioner
and corporate coach based in Sydney, NSW, Australia
www://corporatecrossroads.com.au

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Thepositivityratio
ByDrDominiqueBeckPhD,whodrawsonhermulti-disciplinaryacademicbackgroundandtrainingtouniquely
blendtechniquesbasedonprinciplesfromNeurosciencebasedcoaching,crucialconversations,nonviolent
communcation,psychodramaandenergypsychology

Some take the yellow smiley faces approach too far. It becomes slightly unrealistic and unbelievable when Pollyannas
plastered smile conveys non-stop joy, and it is certainly irritating when she advises to simply mumble a few more positive
words throughout the day.
The fictional Pollyanna character, or the yellow smiley person you know in real life, will trigger your anterior cingulate
cortex, or ACC. This is our error detector and it will start flashing just like a printer when the brain perceives an error
signal. Our mental hardware is very good at this job, and is constantly on call round the clock, whether we are aware of it
or not.
The brain will record the error signal, and at that instant an intriguing series of changes will take place in our bodies. The
neurochemistry in the brain and the body changes and prepares us for potential action in reaction to the error. We may
not be conscious of these shifts and of being on high alert however, we may be aware that our emotions also take a turn
south when our ACC is activated.
Nevertheless, the point of yellow smiley faces and positive words is that we can definitely improve our mental hardware.
It has been found that, on average, we have about 60,000 thoughts a day. That is pretty amazing. The uncomfortable
news is, to a large degree, the thoughts we have today are the same we had yesterday and they will be the same
tomorrow. And the unsettling news is the majority of these thoughts are negative. Now, put this in perspective: if you are
a senior, this amounts to ridiculously large number of repetitive and negative thoughts over a lifetime.
I am definitely not going to advise you to focus on eliminating all the deep, dark negativity lodged in your brain. For a
start, this would be an impossible task and, secondly, it would take away our humanity. Our differentiating factor from the
other species is we experience so many shades of emotions these take form in our thoughts, and this is unique to
humans. Dr Elisabeth Kbler-Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist, undertook some interesting research in the area of
death and grief processing, and has added to our understanding of these shades of emotions.
All the same, the positivity ratio attempts to bring into balance what is often slightly or grossly out of proportion. Dr
Barbara Fredrickson is one of the leading figures in the positive psychology field. She developed the positivity ratio,
based on rigorous research, and has found it to be a life-changing experience for people when applied as three to one
ratio.
This means we can continue to harbour one negative thought-emotion as long as this stands alongside three positive
counterparts. Dr Fredericksons work is a perfect blend of sound science and wise advice, which is not the superficial, be
happy, dont worry expression. Positivity runs much deeper and consists of many shades from appreciation to love, joy,
satisfaction, bliss, hope, gratitude, amusement and so on.
So how can you increase positivity? Here is the story of a Cherokee grandfather who told his grandson about a battle
inside peoples heads. He said that the battle is between two wolves. One is Bad it is anger, resentment, jealousy, greed,
regret, self-pity, arrogance, lies and ego. The other is Good it is kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth,
compassion, humility and peace. The grandson asked which wolf would win the battle and his grandfather simply replied,
the one you feed, boy.

About the author

Dr Dominique Beck is a neuroscience based coach, trainer and speaker. She works with people to improve thinking and
performance. 0403 491 405 or info@dominiquebeck.com.au

http://www.dominiquebeckcoaching.com/

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Anxietyacasestudy

BySharonCavill,NZClinicalandpastlifehypnotherapistandHypnoenergeticspractitioner

SuccessinaSingle3HourSession

Thiscasestudydemonstratesthepower
ofaHypnotherapysessionusing
Hypnoenergetics.

Hypnoenergeticsiscentredontheclient
notonlygainingawarenessandchanging
corebeliefs,butalsoreleasingtheenergy
theycarryfromthecoreevent,and
transformingthisenergyintothatwhich
servesthem.TheHypnoenergetics
Practitionermaintainsadeepenergetic
rapportwiththeclientandfollowsthe
energyofthesession,weavinginandout
withmanytechniques.

BriefClientHistory:

RecentlySandra,a'firsttime'client,
bookedinforasessionwiththehopeof
relievingheranxiety.Shehadbeenliving
withanxietyforover10years,and
feelingsofshortnessofbreath,confusion,
paranoiaandfearwerecommonforher.
Sheselfmedicated,numbingher
symptomswithheavyalcoholuseand
smoking.

Sandrahadahistoryoftraumaatthe
handsofamaleandhadattendedmany
yearsofcounsellingforPTSD.Shefeltshe
hadconsciouslyworkedthroughher
traumahowevershewasstillexperiencing
anxietyonsomelevel,onadailybasis.
Alongwiththesefrequentlowlevel
feelingsofanxiety,Sandrawasalso
commonlytriggeredincertainsituations.
ThetriggerwasusuallyamanandSandra
wouldfeelthreatened(evenwhenthere
wasnologicalthreattohersafety),and
hersymptomsofanxietywouldelevateto
amoreintenselevel.

TheSession:

BeingSandra'sfirstexperiencewith
Hypnotherapy,Ispentextratimeguiding
herintoadeeptrancestateusingrelaxers,
varieddeepeners,andguidedjourneying.
Onceinadeepstate,Iintroducedthe
timelineandusedtheAgeRegression
techniquetofindtheveryfirsttime
Sandrafeltthefeelingsofheranxiety.

Sandralandedinaneventwhereshewas
6yearsoldinherbedroom,itwasthe
middleofthenightandshewasscared.
UtilisingtheChildRescuetechnique,she
gainedcomfortandsecurityandsome
awarenessaroundthesituation.Ifeltthe
energywasn'tstrongenoughforthistobe
theinitialexperienceresultinginher
persistentanxiety,sowithfurther

questioningandaFeelingsBridgewe
followedtheenergytoanearliereventin
herlife.

InitialCoreEvent:

Sandrawasjustababy,hermumwas
carryingher,rushingtoputherdownin
hercot.Sandrawasfitting,andhermum
wasmovingveryquickly,actingfromher
fightorflightresponsetosaveher
daughter.Theepisodewasalloververy
quicklyandhermumwasthenkneeling
besidethecotpraying.Afterbringingin
ChildRescueagain,Sandrawasableto
gaintheperspectiveofhermumandwhat
shewasexperiencingthroughtheevent.
HermumbelievedSandrawasnotsafe
andcoulddieatanymoment.Sandrawas
abletofeelhermum'sanxiety,whichfelt
almostexactlythesameasherown.This
iswhenthebig'AhHar'momentcame
forSandra,assherealisedshehadtaken
ontheenergyofanxietyfromhermum,
anditwasneverherstobeginwith!

Releasing&TransformingEnergy:

Sandrawasableto,aftergaining
awarenessandwiththehelpofheradult
self,pullalloftheenergyrelatedtoher
anxiety,outofherbody.Shefelttheshift
astheenergywasreleasedfromherchest
andshecouldseeapileofbrown,murky
energyinfrontofher.Wetransformed
thisenergyintoonethatdidservehera
lightblueenergythatwascalmand
peaceful.Thisnewhelpfulenergy,which
wasmoreinlinewithwhoshereallyis,
wouldresideinherchest,intheplaceof
theoldanxiousenergy.

Wecheckedbackinwithhermumand
Sandragainedfurtherremarkableinsight;
theenergyofanxietyandworrywhichher
mumwasfeelingwasneverreallyher
mum'seither,shehadactuallytakenthis
onfromherownmum!Sandrahelpedher
mumremoveandreleasethisenergythat
shehadtakenon.Sandrawasthenableto
sharesomeofherownnewcalmand
peacefulenergywithhermum,andtoher
delightsawhermumsmileandlaughwith
joy.

BacktotheTimeLine:

Wemovedfromthiscoreeventbackup
tohertimelinewhereahugetimeline
washtookplace,washinghernew
beautifulblue,calmenergyalltheway
along.Thewashwassmooth,apartfrom
onedarkpatchthatwassingingouttoher.
Wevisitedthiseventrepresentedbythe

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darkpatch,anditwastheveryfirsttime
shestartedsmoking.Shegainedgreat
awarenessaroundtherealreasonshe
startedsmoking,andrealisedhowshe
wouldnolongerneedtosmokebecause
herinitialreasonforstartingwasno
longerrelevanttohertoday.

PartsTherapy:

OnceSandragainedtheawareness
aroundhersmokingtherewasstillapart
ofherthatfeltangry.Sofollowingthe
energyonceagain,Iencouragedherto
connecttotheangrypartorangryvoice
insideherandproceededwithParts
Therapy.Onceweencouragedthepart
outofherbodyitappearedasapileof
shatteredglassoutinfrontofher.After
somequestioningwelearnedtheparthad
beenwithSandrasinceshewasalittlegirl.
Sandrawasanidenticaltwinandthispart
wascreatedtohelpherstandupfor
herselfandtoshout'I'mhereandI'mme'
(asopposedtoapartofhersister,ornot
awholeperson).Aftermuchdiscussion,
thepartbecameawarethatitwas
actuallydoingSandramoreharmthan
goodbybeingangryandshenolonger
requiredthisangryparttoshoutoutand
speakupforherlikethatanymore.

Throughfurtherdiscussionandawareness
thepart(andSandra)decideditwouldbe
ofmoreusetoherasastrongand
courageouspart,thepartthatallowedher
tobeboldwithherartandtostandtall
andproudofwhosheis.Thepartshifted
shapesintoabigelasticband,whichwhen
movedbackinsideherbodyandwrapped
aroundhercore,offeringherflexible
strengthtostandtallandproud.

FuturePacing&SessionWrapup:

ThesessionwrappedupwithFuture
PacingtoatimewhereSandrawould
typicallybetriggeredbyaman.We
createdanew'memory'forSandrain
whichshefeltcalmandeaseinthisman's
presence.Inthiseventweconnectedin
deeplytothebeautifulbluecalmenergy
nowresidinginherchestandsheshared
someofthisenergywiththeman.By
sharingherenergywiththismanshewas
abletoremaininherpositionofpower;
shewasnolongergivingherpowerto
anotherpersonandshiftingintoaspace
offeelingthreatenedandexperiencing
anxiety.Fromherpositionofpower,
sharingherenergyofcalmandpeaceto
thisman,Sandraactuallystrengthened
herownenergy.Shefeltmorepowerful
andmoreincontrolthansheeverhad

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before.Sandraexperiencedadeeply
empoweringmoment!

AftertheSession:

Sandrawastrulyelatedafterthesession
andcouldfeeladeepshiftthathadtaken
placewithinher.Intheweekssincethe
sessionIhavebeenincontactwithSandra
regardingherimmediateandprofound
shift,toheartheshifthasbeen
permanentandlifechangingforher.I
haveincludedsomewordsfromaletter
shewrotetome,below:

Sandra'sWords:

Ihavebeenfeelingverydifferentsince
mysessionwithyou.ThingsIhave
struggledwithforsolongarenolongeran
issue!Ifeelsuchjoy!Idon'tfeelthe
constantanxietyorfearofmenanymore
anditissucharelief.Mylifeisvery
differentnow,andIfeelverysafeand
alive!Sandra,WellingtonNZ

Notes:Thedurationofthissessionwas3
hoursincludingapproximately30minutes
forintakeand15minutesfordebrief.

*Theclient'snamehasbeenchangedforthisarticle
andpermissionwasgrantedforusingherstory.

SharonCavillisaClinical&PastLife
Hypnotherapist&HypnoenergeticsPractitionerat
WakingLife,www.wakinglife.co.nz,basedin
Wellington,NewZealand.Forfurtherinformation
pleaseemailcontact@wakinglife.co.nz.

Themanwhothinkshecan

If you think you are beaten, you are;


if you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself
before You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.
(Attributed to Walter D. Wintle, a 19th century
poet. The poem was originally titled "Thinking,"
but in later reprints was changed to "The Man
Who Thinks He Can")
Thanks to Gwendoline Ford for sharing this.

Trancestate
not
necessary
byArthurLong;MD,CHT.(SouthAfrica)
ReikiMaster,Lecturer,Trainer,
CorporateMotivator,andexplorer

Hypnotherapistsworldwidehavelearned
totrusttheirinstinctsmoreandmore,
andtrustedtheefficacyoftheirown
wordsratherthanscriptstopersonalise
theclient'sindividualrequirements.More
recentlywearerelyingonafact,thatis
thetrancestateisnottheonlytimewe
caninfluencethesubconsciousmind.In
allrealitytrancestateisonlynecessaryto
allowapersontofeelrelaxationbutthe
subconsciouscanbeinfluencedduringthe
interviewaseffectivelyasduringatimeof
trancestate.Thishasbeenprovenby
stagehypnotistswhenforexample
stickingasubject'shandstogether
whilsttheyarecompletelyawake.

Manytherapists,towhomIspeak
regularly,aretrustingtheeffectsofwords
usedwhilsttheclientisawaketobethe
actualpartoftheconsultationthatisthe
mosteffective.Subconsciouscanbe
influencedatanytimeinthatsplitsecond
ofbraindistraction.

Thereforeeffectivesuggestioncanbe
usedatanytimeduringconversationand
themethodissimple.Yourvoiceisyour
mosteffectivetool,asweallknow,souse
ittogreateradvantagebyintroducing
influentialwords,suchas"feelcalmness"
or"releasefear"canbeintroducedintoa
conversationaboutyourownlife
experiencesforexample.Thiswillbe
construedbytheclientasoutofplace,
causingadegreeofdistraction,but
impressingthatworduponthe
subconsciousinthatexactmoment.Your
voicecanevendropinpitchtoemphasise
thatwordevenmoreifyouwant,butrely
onthefactthatthishashadanimpression
ontheclient'ssubconscious.

Aswordscreateenergiesthateffectthe
entirebody,aresultingchangecanbe
clearlyseenasyoucontinuewiththis
method,relaxation,orstoppingofa
nervoustwitchperhaps.Meanwhilethe
clienthasasked"whydidyousaythat?"
subconsciousremembersthis,andyour
workisgreatlyenhancedorcompleted.
Thiscanbeconfirmedbytheclientshould
youuseastressscaleconfirmingtheir
progressivecalmnessforexample.

ProvethisforyourselfanddiscoverasI
have,thatthetrancestateneedonlybea
signtotheclientthat"somethinghas
happened."Usethisasanadditionaltool
toimproveefficacy,orperhapsasapre

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trancedeepener,butrelyuponitmore
andmore,becauseitworks.Enjoy!

ArthurLongwasoriginallyfromAustralia,buthas
beeninSouthAfricanowforover9yearsandhasa
flourishingpracticeintheJohannesburgarea.Asboth
atraditionaldoctorandahypnotherapisthisservices
areclaimableunderSAmedicalbenefits.Artcanbe
contactedatArt@hypnotherapysa.co.zaor
www.hypnotherapysa.co.za

TheAHAisthelargest
professionalassociation
forhypnotherapistsin
Australia,andiscommitted
toadvancinghypnotherapy
asadisciplineand
professioninitsownright.

Spreadingthemessage
thathypnotherapistsmake
adifferencetopeoples
lives,throughimproving
hypnotherapyknowledge
andcommunitywellbeing.

Committee
Members Required all states
Are you interested in giving something
back to the profession or sharing your
skills & knowledge? Why not
volunteer to be on the National
Committee, your State Management
Committee or, if you are short of time,
how about a sub-committee?
With all state AGMs coming up after
the 31st of March, now is the time to
give serious consideration to being a
part of the exciting future ahead of us.
If youd like to know more, contact the
existing committee members in your
state OR the relevant National
committee members (see pages 28 &
29)

State AGMs are being held


over the next few months!!!
Ongoing Professional
Development
Ongoing Professional Development
(OPD) is an essential part of your
practice and AHA membership
You owe it to yourself & your clients
to participate and continue to
improve your professional standards.
Make a commitment now to attend
the AHA workshops.

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Effectiveness:whatworksintherapy?

ThebiennialPACFAconferencewasheldinMelbourneinOctober2012.Thethemeoftheconference
Effectiveness:WhatWorks?Wasacalltoactionfortherapistsofallmodalitiestoprovidean
evidencebasefortheirwork.HelenWaylandattendedthepre-conferenceworkshopfacilitatedby
ProfessorRobertKing,whomanagedtomakeresearchseembothaccessibleandexciting.

Ashypnotherapists,weknowourworkhelpsourclients.Buthowdoweproveourvaluetodecisionmakersinhealthfundsandgovernments?
Howdoweimprovetheprofileofhypnotherapyandexplainitsefficacyforthewiderangeofissuesandillnessesitcantreat?Whenevidence
basedpracticeistherulingparadigm,wehaveacommitmenttobothourclientsandthegreaterpopulationtoprovidesupportingevidence,no
matterourtherapeuticmodality.ThiswasthemessageofthePsychotherapyandCounsellingFederationofAustralia(PACFA)conferencein2012.
TheAHAisamemberorganisationofPACFA,whichmakesdepositionsonourbehalftogovernmenttohaveusrecognisedbyhealthfunds,for
example,andalsosetsminimumtraining,practicalandethicalstandardsforitsmemberorganisations.

ProfessorRobertKing,ofQueenslandUniversityofTechnology(QUT),ranapreconferenceworkshopinwhichdancetherapists,sandplay
therapists,allmannerofpsychotherapistsandyes,evenhypnotherapistslearnedhowwecanplanresearch,collaboratewithothers,andfind
pathwaystoasolidevidencebaseforourchosentherapy.Thedaywasfunandinteresting,andthewriterhassometipstosharewithallAHA
memberswhenthinkingaboutresearch.

First:whatareyouinterestedinknowing?

Inthefirstpartoftheworkshopweintroducedourmemberorganisationsandareasofinterest.PACFAboasts31memberorganisations,anda
widevarietyofmodalitieswererepresented.

TwodomesticviolencecounsellorsfromQueenslandwerethefirsttostandupandbegrilledunderthelightofProfessorKingsintelligence.He
askedthemwhattheywantedtoseeresearched.Theysaid,theoutcomesofthework.ProfessorKingasked:whatwouldbegoodoutcomesin
yourfield?Forclientsfirst,andthenforthegeneralpublicorthirdpartystakeholders?Woulditbereducingtheviolenceyourclientsaresubjected
to,oristheremore?Thecliniciansclarifiedthattheywouldliketomeasurewhethertheclientcouldimprovetheirabilitytoremovethemselves
fromviolentsituations,yes,butalsowhetherclientsfeelsignificantlymorehopefulaftertherapy.

Aseachtherapistattendingtheworkshopwashelpedinthisway,itbecameclearthatwhenaresearchattunedbraingetsinvolved,thewhat?of
researchbecomesclearer.Whatdoyouwanttomeasureaboutyourownwork?

Withwhomwillyoucollaborate?

Thesecondpartoftheresearchworkshopwasspentforminggroupstodiscussareasofinterest,withtheaimofformingaquestion.Thequestion
inresearchismoreimportantthanyoumightassume,becauseultimatelyanyresearchprojectyouundertakewillbejudgedonhowwellyou
answeredthequestionyousetouttoresearch,howwellyourmethodologysupportedyourquestion,andwhethertheconclusionsyoucometo
aresupportedbythequestionandthemethodology.

Indiscussionwiththeothertherapistsatthetable(around10pertable),wewereawarethat,asProfessorKingsaid:researchinvolvesalotof
activitythatseemsattimestangentialorofftrack.Inotherwords,youdontneedtoknowwhatyouwanttoknowstraightaway.Thequestion
emergesfrom,andisimprovedby,discussionbasedontheinterestsofthepeopleinvolved.Eachandeveryoneofusiscapableofthinkingabout
doingourownresearch,withtherightcollaboration.

Designingtheresearch

Beforeyoubeginyourresearch,andwhilstyouarestillformingthequestion,youmustfirstdeterminewhatisalreadyknownonyoursubject,and
howyoucanaddtothatknowledge.Soaliteraturereviewcanbeafishingexpedition.Yousearchforpapersthathavebeenpublishedonthe
subjectyouareinterestedin,determinewhethertheyaregoodresearchpapers(didtheyanswerthequestion?Wasthemethodologystringent?
Aretheconclusionsappropriate?).Thenyoucandeterminewhatstillneedstobeknownaboutyoursubject.Whichleadstothemethodology
howcanyoufindawaytoresearchthatquestion?

Thisiswherethecollaborationwitharesearchspecialist,fromauniversityforexample,becomesimportant.Theyknowhowtodesignthe
researchtoanswerthequestion,andtheethicalissuesinvolvedinresearchmethods.

ProfessorKingskeynoteaddresstoPACFA

ThePACFAconferencebeganthedayaftertheworkshopdescribedabove.ProfessorKingskeynoteaddressexploredthechallengesofpositioning
ourselvesinapositivelightwithpolicymakers,andalsotheproblemsthatcanarisewhenclinicianscarryoutresearchwithoutappropriate
technicalcollaboration.Thereisampleevidencethattherapyalltherapyworks,andsoProfessorKingsuggeststhatbyconductingvalid,ethical,
scrupulousresearchintoourchosenmodalitywecanonlyimproveourprofile,ourstandingandourabilitytoachieverecognitionacrossaudience
groups.

ProfessorKingwroteanexcellentarticleonthistopicfortheinauguraleditionofthePsychotherapistandCounsellingJournalofAustralia(PACJA),
whichyoucanaccessatnochargebyregisteringyouremailatpacfa.org.au

HelenWaylandisaclinicalhypnotherapistandpersonalcounsellorworkinginSt.Kilda,Melbourne.
MasterofCounselling,Dip.HolisticCounselling,MasterClinicalHypnotherapist,MNLP.ClinicalmemberAHA,AAHTC,ACA.
0412443899/counsellinghypnosis.com.au

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DrSeussafascination
byJaiWaugh,counsellorandclinicalhypnotherapist,CMAHA

Ive just experienced three and a half


months incarcerated in hospital while
my immune system attempted to self
destruct, neurologically and
systemically; enough to send even the
sanest person loopy. After over two
decades of doing my best to be well
and stay motivated and positive, I was
worn down, worn out and struggled to
find a modicum of hope, which
interestingly made my medical team
squirm (to be confronted by a patient
without hope). All they could offer
my mental wellbeing were platitudes;
you have to have hope, be positive
and children need their mother (I
agree with that one).
I was desperate for a hand up & out
from the arid base of my wishing well
where I had fallen and now sulked in a
crumpled heap. Even I, a
psychotherapist, was at a loss to
explain how my immune system was
so letting me down but was desperate
to cling onto something positive
through my experience. The medical
profession in my experience skipped
the class of dealing with the human
psyche 101. So it came as no surprise
that a hand up out of the depths of
which I had fallen did not come from
my Dr Neurologist. Not from my Dr
Rheumatologist. Not even the Dr
Psychiatrist knew what to say at the
Universe seemingly showing me the
middle digit. The hand out of my
misery and explanation as to what was
going on came from...Dr Seuss.
Im sorry to say so but sadly it is
true that bang ups and hang ups can
happen to you.
Im serious! Dr Seuss, better known as
a author of childrens books The Cat in
the Hat, Horton Hears a Who and The
Lorax, just to name a few, was the
doctor who so simply explained my
situation in acceptable terms. To put it
even more simply, crap happens, and
why should I be exempt from the
human race?
Dr Seuss! I became fascinated
(obsessed according to my husband),
researching his most famous quotes
taken from many of his books. And
what I found was Dr Seuss would have

made an excellent psychotherapist with


his sound advice. You Have Brains in
your Head and Two Feet in Your Shoes.
You Can Steer Yourself in any Direction
You Chose. Well, sort of. I seemed to
not have a choice in my condition and
it steered me in a direction which I did
not like, but I could chose the way I
handled it, Today You are You, That is
Truer than True. There is No One Alive
Who is Youer than You. Thank you.
Ill take that as a compliment. Be Who
You Are and Say What you Feel.
Because those who Mind Dont Matter,
And Those Who Matter Dont Mind. I
guess as long as you are not rude.
And Youre Off To Great Places. Today
is Your Day. Your Mountain is
waiting...So Get on Your Way. Agree.
And I guess if the mountain were
smooth, I couldnt climb it, right? Such
good, sound and basic advice Dr Seuss
gives. And I guess when I look at it,
Im In Good Shape for the Shape Im
In. Yeah. Youre right, I am doing OK
all conditions considered (including a
broken back which I endured on top of
everything else)! I Like Nonsense. It
Wakes Up the Brain Cells. Yes indeed.
I hadnt felt so enlightened and
positive in a while.
Im in the process of moving to a new
abode & will begin to practise my
hypnotherapy from home. In my
search for words of wisdom from the
Great Man, I came across his quotes in
vinyl wall art on Etsy.com. And there is
one for every room, I tell my husband
with great enthusiasm. How about I
Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham for
the kitchen? Or I said what I meant
And I meant what I Said? Teeth Are
Always in Style for the bathroom. I
bet you know a Thing or Two. Youre
Super Smart, Im proud of You for
Thing 1 & Thing 2s bedroom, and
Everything Stinks till its Finished
well, you work it out.
Leave that stuff for your treatment
room, hubby tells me. Have I ever let
him down in the style department
before? Think and Wonder. Wonder
and Think. If he insists... Ive bought a
big Bat, Im ready you See. Now My
Troubles Are Going To have Troubles
With Me. Or If Things start
Happening, Dont Worry, Dont Stew.

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Just Go Right Along and Youll Start


Happening Too.
Bless you Dr Seuss. And thank you.
JaiWaughisaClinicalHypnotherapistand
CounsellorwhopracticesinArmadale,Victoria.
HerpracticeisMindBalanceHypnotherapy
http://www.hypnomelbourne.com.au

Speakers & Trainers Wanted


for all AHA State Workshops
The AHA is dedicated to providing
the Australian hypnotherapy community
with ongoing learning opportunities in the
form of 4 one day workshops per
year. Each one day workshop will
contain between 1 to 4 speakers talking
about an aspect of Hypnotherapy,
including
NLP,
Counselling,
Psychotherapy or topics about helping
members to run a successful practice.

We are currently seeking


speakers for every state
in Australia!
Do you have something to share that
would benefit AHA members? Then we
want to hear from you!
If you would like to offer your services,
simply contact the Workshop coordinator
in your state (details on the committee
page at the end of this journal). You can
offer your services to any or all state
workshop coordinators for as many dates
and locations as you would like. The state
coordinators
will
organise
the
schedules and notify you if your topic fits
their requirements.
As a not-for-profit association, the AHA
attempts to keep the cost of these
workshops as low as possible. Therefore,
while the AHA will pay for any necessary
out of pocket expenses this is a non-paid
opportunity
for you
to
share your
knowledge. On the other hand, you will
get a lot of exposure to the hypnotherapy
community!

Foraqualified
hypnotherapist
inyourarea

call1800067557

TheAHAFree
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QLDWorkshopreview

ReviewedbyChereylJackman,ClinicalHypnotherapist,CMAHA,NHRA.Thistrainingwaspresentedby
AlistairHorscroftattheAHATrainingdayNovember25th2012inBrisbane,QLD.

Neuroscience and Hypnosis


At the last AHA Queensland workshop
for 2012, Alistair Horscroft gave
stimulating talks on Neuro-Science
and Hypnosis followed by
Submodalities and Hypnosis.
Alistair studied Egyptology for 4 years
before becoming a hypnotherapist.
According to Alistair the Egyptian
priests knew the power of hypnosis.
They had a vision house which was an
underground chamber built from red
granite. This created mole or yang
energy. The person was kept in the
room for 3 days and 3 nights. During
that time they looked into a black
mirror or the negative aspects of
themselves to face and release the
past. Next they looked into a white
mirror which held the positive,
pleasant, enjoyable and loving
experiences. They needed to release
both the good and the bad.
Black granite was used to create
nurturing or yin energy. Olive wood
was used to access the astral state. A
jug of water was all that was placed in
the chamber.
The deeper one goes into hypnosis the
more literal minded a person becomes.
In Modern Hypnosis everything we do
is a lie so dont fall into the trap that is
the truth. If it works thats all that
matters.
The unconscious processes are a lot
faster than the conscious. The fastest
decides the next behaviour. In 2007
Neuro Scientists demonstrated that
unconscious motor movements occur
300 milliseconds before consciousness
acts. This is pattern recognition not
intuition, so remove the idea of self
sabotage. Free will does not exist.
When we engage more efficiently,
rapidity decreases suffering.
The unconscious is slow to learn and
quick to act. The conscious mind is
quick to learn and slow to act. The
search and acquisition of knowledge is
an addiction. People dont know how
to express knowledge. When we search,
it sets off a dopamine response which

creates a light bulb moment. Then we


go searching for more chemical hits.
The search for knowledge is an
addiction - applying it takes effort.
The Amygdala is responsible for the
fight/flight response and anxiety. If a
client has an anxious predisposition
which keeps getting hit, the amygdala
becomes enlarged and hypersensitive.
It is the thermostat for fear sensitivity.
Hypnosis can shrink the amygdala.
When you talk to clients in this way, it
makes sense.
Get a plastic brain with working parts
to show to clients. When the process is
explained from a scientific perspective,
this information expands the clients
model of the world. It is science based
and it shows the client how to soothe
the amygdala rather than inflame it. It
shows them how to take control over
their nervous system and brain. It is
basic Neuro-science.
In hypnosis, Delta and Theta rhythms
slow down the brain. Aphasia is a state
where the subject cant speak. It is a
deep sleep state. The client may be
drooling. It is a heavy, sleepy, soup like
state.
Is hypnosis deep relaxation?

Allow the client to build a wonderful


relationship with themselves and to
create a relationship with a resource
that is available to them. Perhaps they
could Practice feeling safe for a week.

Submodalities and Hypnosis


A poor diet prevents change. Vegans
& vegetarians have the worse brain
damage. The brain needs protein. The
CNS is inhibited by toxins in the diet.
Refer Nora Godaris: Primal Mind,
Primal Body: Palaeolithic Diet.
Eating disorder
Ask your client with an eating disorder:
If you were shipwrecked on a desert
island with only trees fruit and monkeys,
how long will you have your eating
disorder?
The reason people self sabotage is
because the value systems between
the conscious and unconscious are in
conflict and they are always trying to
close the gap.
The Conscious mind WANTS ego
based. The Unconscious mind NEEDS
mammal based, survival, pain/pleasure,
fear - all issues associated with shame,
being abandoned by the group,
survival.

If an induction is more than 3-5


minutes, it is too long. It gives the
client too much time to think. The
longer the induction, the more likely
client will wake. When the critical
process is bypassed, hypnosis occurs.

FIRST AND FOREMOST CLIENTS


ARE MAMMALS.

The Law of reversed effect says that


anything that is said in the negative
has to be conceptualised before it can
be negated, it has to be noticed before
the critical faculty arises. The more
emotional/contextual content, the
harder it is to get rid of it. A
kinaesthetic change has a profound
effect. There must be 100% client
agreement that there has been a
change, otherwise there is no change.

CBT is founded on the false premise


that human beings can self assess.
There is always a bias on accurate self
analysis.

I notice how easily you get stuck to


stuff and how easily you can let go of
stuff. Once you have failed at isnt it
about time you got to know yourself.

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When asked what a persons


fundamental need is, Virginia Satir
replied: Familiarity.

Phobia
Alistairs phobia clinic at Taronga Park
Zoo had a 100% success rate helping
700 people with phobias of spiders,
reptiles, and snakes. The phobia is
caused by using wrong models, i.e.
perception of enlarged size. It is an all
consuming Neuro Physiological state an abreaction.

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When a spider is shrunk down in size,


the nervous system can handle that.
Move it far away and shrink it. Make it
just the right size at the right place
where it feels comfortable. V/K
disassociation pattern, Hypnosis & TFT.
You can also take the client into outer
space.
One way of thinking is fixation of
attention to the exclusion of anything
else. The absence of sound allows you
to hear the clap.
Milton Erickson made
visual/auditory/kinaesthetic changes. I
feel anxious! Well how does that look?
The dominant cortices will borrow
from other pathways. The nerve gives
an electrical signal and neural glue
allows the electrical jump to occur.
Neurons keep increasing until the day
we die. We only have so much of the
neural glue. The more we use a
synaptic pathway, the more glue it
attracts.
Whatever is deemed as important goes
up in the value system which prioritises
seeing the thing we want to avoid. The
brain operates within basic parameters.
Issues are either Important or Not
important. The brain gives importance
to only two: Positive/Negative
emotions and Repetition.

Intelligence is a one channel system.


Wisdom is a multiple channel system.
Encourage the Unconscious Mind to
recognise patterns. Tell me a bit more
about to create a transderivational
search. The person goes inside and
comes up with what they need to
make a change. This method makes
them use their own skills to empower
them.
The hypnotherapist needs to keep
their mouth shut. The clients nervous
system has to do more work and
generate inner engagement. The
Indirect approach creates a more
fulfilled and complete experience of
inner absorption which allows the
client to come to their own conclusion.
It creates more change, more
permanence and connects them to
their own inner experience.
Remain neutral. Listen to how they use
language. Dont buy into their issue. A
Mammal does not like this.
Chereyl Jackman practicesinDeceptionBay,QLD.
SheisalsotheStateSecretaryAHA(QLD).

FormoreinformationonAlistairHorscroft:
http://www.alistairhorscroft.com/
http://www.themindacademy.com.au

You cannot motivate mammals with


pain. You need to motivate with
pleasure. This builds new synaptic
pathways. When sufficiently motivated,
people can override a phobia. The
more severe the phobia, the easier
they are to work with.
Anchor a good experience. Anchor a
bad experience. Collapse anchors. This
realigns the nervous system. The
Olfactory and Gustatory systems are
reptilian. A sensory transformation in
either can create kinaesthetic change
real quick.
The driving submodality creates the
greatest change and the right
submodality is the one that works.
What the person is saying is whats
actually happening in their nervous
system. Feed back what they say. Meet
the person at their submodality and
metaphor. These are a direct
representation of what is going on
inside their body.

AHA National President, Antoine Matarasso


presenting Alistair Horscroft with the AHA
Certificate of Appreciation

Wehaveallheardthe
expressionisyourglass
halffullorhalfempty?

Somepeoplehaveaspecific
wayoflookingatlifehere
arejustafew.

Theoptimistsaystheglassis
halffull.

Thepessimistsaystheglassishalfempty.

Therealistsaystheglasscontainshalfthe
requiredamountofliquidforittooverflow.

Andthecynic...wonderswhodranktheother
half.

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Theworrierfretsthattheremaininghalfwill
evaporatebynextmorning.
Thefanaticthinkstheglassiscompletelyfull,
eventhoughitisn't.

Theobsessivecompulsivepostponesthe
questionuntilthelevelischecked,andchecked
again,andagain,andagain...

Thephobicsaysyuck,someonedrankoutofit
andlefthisgermsontheglass.

Thecodependenthurriestofillyourglass,but
notsocompletelythatyouwouldspillitand
getupset.Becausewhenyougetupset...

Theoptimistsays:"Theglassishalffull."The
pessimistsays:"Theglassishalfempty".And
whiletheyarearguing,thepragmatisttakesthe
glassanddrinksit.

Theinsomniacwillbeupallnightwrestling
withthequestion.

Theexistentialistwonderswhatisthepointof
thequestion.

Thenihilistbreakstheglass.

The(other)pessimistsaystheglassishalffull
ofshit.

Theopportunistsays,"Thanks,folks!Whileyou
weredebatingit,Idrankit."

Theentrepreneurseestheglassasundervalued
byhalfitspotential.

Thegrammariansaysthatwhilethetermshalf
fullandhalfemptyarecolloquiallyacceptable
theglasscantechnicallybeneithersinceboth
fullandemptyareabsolutestatesand
thereforeareincapableofbeinghalvedor
modifiedinanyway.

Thepsychiatristwouldaskyou,"Isthehalf
empty/halffullglassreallythatimportant?I
mean...really?Thinkaboutit.Iffact,let'snot.
Let'ssetthatparticularissueasideforafew
momentsandtalkaboutwhat'sreally
botheringyou.."

TheTaoistseesthattheglassisbothhalfempty
andhalffull,thatneitherhalfcouldexist
withouttheother,requiringapointofbalance
inordertomaintainequilibriumintheuniverse,
andtherefore,aremerelytwomirrorimagesof
thesamerealisticconcept,sointhepurityof
absolutetruththeglassisneitherhalffullor
halfempty,theglasssimplyIS...

Thepoliticiansaysthatunderthelast
governmenttheglasswashalfempty,and
becomingemptier,butthankstohisown
party'snewleadership,theglassisdefinitely
nowhalffull,andbecomingfuller;butifthe
otherpartyweretoreturntopower,theglass
wouldonceagainundoubtedlyemptyrapidly.

Theineffectiveorganisationwoulddiscussthe
questionduringtheboardofdirectorsmeeting,
conveneacommitteetoresearchtheproblem,
andassigntasksforarootcauseanalysis,
usuallywithoutacompleteexplanationofthe
problemtothoseassignedthetasks.The
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Hypnotherapyhelpstotackletherangeof
cancersphysicalandemotionaldimensions
SummarybyMayaLakofanarticlebyGrardV.Sunnen,M.D.
GrardV.SunnenM.D.,BoardCertifiedinPsychiatryandNeurologyisanAssociateClinicalProfessorofPsychiatryatNYU-Bellevue
MedicalCentreinNewYork.

Introduction
Hypnotherapy is increasingly recognized for its therapeutic applications. Applied to the treatment of cancer, hypnotherapy offers unique possibilities due to its capacities for
enhancing mind to body communication.
Cancer is a multi-system condition, involving all levels of the patient, from the cellular to the psychological. Of most concern are the intense spectrum of adjustments cancer
patients are often likely to face - adjustments to the condition itself, to its treatments, and to the social changes it may induce (Kubler-Ross, 1969).
Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis can be useful at several levels of cancer care.
1.
It is useful as a means of dealing directly with the symptoms of the condition: pain and non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and insomnia.
2.
It is also useful in the management of the side effects of cancer treatments.
3.
Cancer patients are also often faced with emotional adjustments such as the reframing of life priorities.
4.
It has also been aimed at modifying the cancer itself through the use of imagery, and via the healing potential of the mind.
Case History of Hypnotherapy in the Management of Cancer Symptoms
Pain is the most common symptom aside from fatigue mentioned by cancer patients. Hypnotherapy has been abundantly documented as being a effective pain modifier
(Chaves, 1994; Hilgard and Hilgard, 1994; Holroyd, 1996; Lynch, 1999; Peter, 1996; Schafer, 1996). There is an acknowledged relationship between pain and anxiety, and pain
and depression. The following case history demonstrates the role of hypnotherapy in modifying symptoms associated with cancer.
A stockbroker with colon cancer was referred by his oncologist for hypnotic treatment of pelvic pain. A recent examination revealed metastatic liver nodules, and a solitary
lesion in the pelvic bone. Ambivalent about chemotherapy and radiation, he opted for hypnotherapy to give him more time to make a decision.
He easily achieved a hypnotic trance with an arm levitation technique. This was followed by him being able to conjure up feelings of numbness in his hand which he was then
able to transfer to the areas where he felt the pain. He was then taught self-hypnosis and the relief he obtained was undeniable. Sometimes he could banish the pain
completely and could walk comfortably for an hour or so. At other times, especially when his mood was low, he could only gain partial relief. He felt considerably more relaxed,
reported more energy, and clearly enjoyed his increased capacity for pain-free activity.
He then decided to undertake chemotherapy and successfully applied self-hypnosis to modify its side effects. He also used self-hypnosis to energise feelings of optimism and
self-esteem, which assisted him in his recovery.
Techniques for Pain Relief in Cancer
Hypnotherapy has been described as the most potent non-pharmacological relaxant known to science. An important mechanism of hypnotic pain reduction centres upon its
remarkable property for controlling anxiety. (Levitan, 1999).
Direct suggestions for pain removal.
Some patients easily assimilate direct suggestions that the pain will reduce in intensity to the point of becoming unnoticeable. In spite of assertions that symptom removal
necessarily implies symptom substitution, it is gratifying to observe patients responding to such suggestions as: "Your mind has the capacity to let go of the discomforts and the
pains you have been experiencing. With each breath, let discomforts give up their intensity to the point where they lose their power, and possibly even vanish."
Hand anaesthesia with extension and diffusion.
The hand is ideally suited as a starting point for hypnotic anaesthesia because it is so richly endowed with sensory innervation. Once the anaesthetic experience is established
in the hand, it is a relatively small step to transfer it to other parts of the body.
Altering the configuration of pain.
Suggestions are made for the pain to decrease in size as the patient is asked to visualize the pain as a progressively decreasing shape in mental space (Hammond, 1990).
Altering the qualitative aspects of pain.
Pain is a multi-sensory and hypnotic suggestion, is thus able to change pain's qualitative expressions. Pain may be paired with coolness, warmth, heaviness, or other sensory
modality, in order to soften the sharpness of its effect.
Imagery.
With some individuals, hypnotic imagery is the most effective pathway to pain control. The type of imagery favoured depends upon the patient's ability to visualise. The
imagery tendencies of the patient are noted in order to match imagery style with appropriate suggestions (Hammond, 1990). "Imagine a garden richly endowed with beautiful
vegetation bathed in sunlight. The garden represents the forces in your mind. You notice some plants that do not appear to fit in this space. They represent your discomforts and
your difficult symptoms. As you approach this unwanted vegetation you can begin to decide ways you want to deal with them."
Dissociation.
Dissociation is an effective mechanism by which the pain may be experienced as moving away from the place of awareness (Rainville et al., 1999). " The pain is not sticking to
you. It begins to disconnect from your body, travelling outward, moving with each breath further and further into the distance; so far that it may even feel that it no longer belongs
to you."
Summary
Hypnotherapy in cancer may be directed to its many symptoms. Physical symptoms of cancer, the most common of which are pain and fatigue, and the physical effects of its
treatment may be alleviated to enhance quality of life. Self hypnosis allows patients to actively contribute to their own treatment.
References

Austin JH. (2000) Zen and the Brain. Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness. London: MIT Press.
Benjenke CJ. (2000) Benefits of early interventions with cancer patients: A clinician's 15 year experience. Hypnos, 27(2), 75-81.
Cardena E, Lyn SJ, Krippner S (Eds) (2000) Varieties of Anomalous Experiences: Examining the Scientific Evidence. American Psychological Association, Washington DC.
Chaves JF. (1994) Recent advances in the application of hypnosis to pain management. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 37, 117-129.
Edwin DM. (2001) What suggestion is best for pain? American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 43(3-4), 329-330.

Maya Lak, M Adult Ed, M Management, BA (Management), B Ed, Dip Hyp,


Cert IV TAA, Cert Clin Supervisor, Cert Counselling, Cert TIR, Cert Ego State Therapy, Cert NLP Practitioner, LMAHA, NHRA

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Hypnosisforcryofreezeheartprocedure

StoryretoldwithpermissionbyBruniBrewin,DipHyp,DipCOunselling,CertClinSupervisor,Cert
TIR,CertNLPPractitioner,CertTAA,LMAHA,NHRA,ATMS,CEHP,PACFAAccred

Patrick Coleman is a busy man. His father, Richard Coleman, was a full time Clinical Hypnotherapist for 29 years. His father founded his
clinic in 1977 and took Patrick through Gil Boynes clinical hypnotherapy 101 training course when Patrick was a nine-year-old boy.
The original purpose for teaching Patrick this information at such a young age was to control pain from a serious jaw injury. This lead Patrick to his
profession as a second-generation, full time clinical hypnotherapist, specializing in non-evasive pain control and behaviour modification.
Patrick posted the following link on LinkedIn.
Heart Surgery with hypnosis and no sedation!!! The 26th I successfully kept a patient in hypnosis for three hours while the heart surgeon did a
cryofreeze procedure on their heart to fix it. It worked.
He has kindly given me permission to share it with you all.
Clarification: Cryofreeze is a procedure where they fill a probe with nitrogen that causes the probe to freeze and this is able to destroy cells and tissue in
the surrounding area to the probe.
Patrick wrote that they could not sedate the patient, as they had already tried that. They had attempted to do the procedure with sedation. Part of the
procedure was that they needed to electrically ease the heart into its racing to know where to do the correction. They found that the sedation blocked
the stress hormones.
When they were bringing the patient down the hall on the bed to the surgery room the doctor said with a kind heartfelt smile; Alright Pat, go out into
the hallway and zap her out before they bring her in so we can go to work." I thought that was cool.
I met the patient in the hall and asked her if she was ready for me to hypnotise her and she said yes. I did a rapid handshake induction, lullaby, quick
progressive relaxation, hand drop deepener, and a Pinch test for sedation, eye catalepsy, arms, then legs and body.
It took all of 7 minutes and they brought her in. She felt the catheter and frowned so I created quick amnesia on that little bit of discomfort and she was
good the rest of the time. At the end for a tougher part when they paced the heart to get it to set a beat, we used fast acting four-minute sedation.
Patrick said what was interesting is now the left arm started coming up and moving toward the doctors work and I said (to the patient), the arm is heavy
as a led weight and falls back to the bed and it did. Then she started choking a little bit from the sedation and I said let your airway open up so you can
breathe easier than that, and she did.
Both times the anaesthetist whispered; Youre not supposed to be able to communicate with her right now wow...! He was even more than a little
surprised I could still communicate with the patient when she was sedated, and so was I.
Making it into the heart surgeons room as the main controller of the patients comfort using hypnosis is a huge step for any surgeon to take and I have
more respect for what our doctors do than ever before after watching the heart surgeon do his work.
It's humbling to be invited into the surgeons room. The doctor that did the work was amazing. The whole team worked like a Swiss watch.
A very exciting day in the world of medical hypnosis. Details of many things that happened using hypnosis during this three-hour procedure are hard to
believe and I was the one using hypnosis to do it. After seven years of full time practice in the medical rooms when I see something new I still have to
ask myself, "Is that real? Did I just see that?"
This is the real deal that Esdaile, Braid, Kroger, Munro, Elman and the like wrote about doing major and minor surgeries using hypnosis as the main
anaesthetic in all their books. How many people did it and didn't write it down I wonder?
I'm now a volunteer member of the surgery team as a hypnotherapist and they will be using me in the future. Everything is transcribed and I hope our
findings in hypnosis for heart surgery will be published in a journal some day.
Patricks goal is to teach their anaesthetist how to do this as his private practice and training keep him at his office every day.
Patrick Coleman C.C.H. Oklahoma City
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor and Designated Examiner of the American Council Of Hypnotist Examiners.
http://www.colemanshypnotherapyclinic.com
BruniBrewinfromBBBenefitsisaClinicalHypnotherapist,Counsellor
andaCertifiedEnergyHealthpractitionerinRuse,NSW.http://www.bbbenefits.com.au/

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AHA State training information


AUSTRALIAN HYPNOTHERAPISTS ASSOCIATION
2013 Workshop & Meeting Dates for
NSW, QLD, VIC, SA & WA
Please Note: Dates/speakers may be subject to change check website for updated details closer to the event date

State

Date

Meeting/Workshop

NSW

17th February
2nd June
25th August
1st December

GM + Dr Dominique Beck, Dr Alan Brast


National / NSW AGM
GM + TBA
GM + TBA

QLD

24th February
5th May
25th August
25th November

Kathy Ballantyne, Leanne Jackson & Dr Alan Brast


AGM + Beth Matarasso & Antoine Matarasso
GM + Glynis Bretherton & Maggie Wilde
GM + TBA

Vic

2nd March
1st June
7th September
7th December

GM + TBA
AGM +
GM + TBA
GM + TBA

SA

3rd March
26th May
28th August
17th November

Joanne Goulding, Gary Johnston


AGM + Leon Cowen
GM + TBA
GM + TBA

WA

3rd February
13th April
4th August
2nd November

GM + Sonia Czernik, George Burns, Cathy Brown


AGM + Antoine Matarasso on Motivational interviewing
GM + TBA
GM + TBA

For further updates, please go to:


http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/index.htm

or contact your State Secretary / Training Co-ordinator


contact details on pages 28 & 29

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State Reports
State Links
The NSW State Report
Go to the AHA NSW website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/ns
w_workshops.htm

The ACT State Report


Go to the AHA ACT website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/ac
t_workshops.htm

THE QLD State Report


Go to the AHA Queensland website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/ql
d_workshops.htm

The TAS State Report


Go to the AHA Tasmania website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/ta
s_workshops.htm

The NT State Report


Go to the AHA NT website for further
updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/nt
_workshops.htm

The SA State Report


Go to the AHA SA website for further
updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/sa
_workshops.htm

The VIC State Report


Go to the AHA Victoria website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/vic
_workshops.htm

The WA State Report


Go to the AHA WA website for
further updates:
http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/w
a_workshops.htm

SA State report

Welcometo2013

Wehadawonderfulfinishto2012withtwo
great speakers: Yildiz Sethi and Yael Tsvieli
Reiss. The day was full, informative and
interactive and the members who attended
enjoyed both the presentations and the
opportunity to catch up with their fellow
membersoverlunch.

Yildiz presented an overview of Family


Constellations and how using this process
can quickly and easily get to the underlying
issues of mental health, emotional and
relationship issues. This psychotherapeutic
methodology deals with repressed trauma
and systemic issues and is another tool for
thehypnotherapistsendlesstoolboxusinga
phenomenologicalandhumanisticapproach
toclientsconcerns.YildizintroducedFamily
Constellations as a therapy that is brief,
solution focused, experiential, systemic,
individualandenergetic.

After lunch Yael entertained us with her


presentation, focusing on metaphors and
how to structure them using the clients
words and outcome. The way she weaved
metaphors into her easytolistento
presentation and the manner in which she
encouraged the integration of suggestions
wasseamlessandsmooth.

After a short break, Yael discussed children


and her approach to working with them
using their own positive experiences. This
includedsomecasehistoriesandabookthat
sheiscurrentlypreparingforpublication.

In closing her presentation she used the


followingmetaphorwhichIpersonallyfound
very appropriate and so, in my words, I
repeatithere:Apersonislikeariverthat
twists and turns some banks of the river
aregreenandsomearedryandbarrenall
we need to do is channel the positive
resources from the green banks to the dry
andbarrenonestobringaboutchangeand
theriverthrives.

After the workshop we held a General


Meeting of the SA AHA and amongst other
items,itwasdecidedthatitmaybeusefulto
commence Workshops in the future with a
time for Supervised Peer Group Supervision
thiswillprovideanopportunityforClinical
members to attend and receive Peer
Supervision hours and to also provide
another opportunity for Professional
memberstoacquiretheirspecifiedhoursto
obtainClinicalmembership.Wealsofinally
organised a Workshop Coordinator to
commence after the AGM in 2013 and
discussed implementing a Workshop sub
committee, which should ensure our
workshops can run easily and at the same
time,takethestressoffjustoneperson.

Finally, things are well on the way with


organising presenters for next year. In
March we will be hearing from Joane
Goulding about Sleep Talk for children and

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Gary Johnston will share some information


aboutPsychonutrition.InourMaymeeting
we will be hearing from Leon Cowen and
August is shaping up to be interesting too
with some South Australian presenters
presentingtheirknowledgeandskillsintheir
variousareasofexpertise.

We, the SA Committee, are looking forward


to an exciting 2013 and wish you all well
withyourpersonalendeavours.

Warmregards,
RonaSpicer,SEO,SouthAustralia

QLD State report

Ourfinalworkshopfor2012washeldon
November25th.Attendancewasexcellent
with62attendees.Astheworkshopwas
scheduledtofinishearlywehadonespeaker,
AlistairHorscroft,whowasextremelywell
received.

Therewereanumberoffirsttimeattendees
andwehandedoutseveralapplicationforms.

TheworkshopwasfollowedbyaChristmas
lunchforallpresent,cateredandprepared
forbythevenue,RobertsonGardens
ComfortInn,whodidanexcellentjob.

Skypecommitteemeetingswillrecommence
inFebruary2013.

WORKSHOP
Thefirstworkshopoftheyearwillbeon
February24th,followedbyageneralmeeting
(alldetailsareonpage21.

Finances
TheQldbranchremainsinanexcellent
financialstateandrecentlysentasubstantial
amounttonationaltoassistwithnational
expenses.

WishingeveryoneaHappyandProsperous
2013!!

Warmregards,

MarieElement,SEO,Qld

WA State report

Happynewyeartoall!!!!Iknowmany
peoplewhoarehappytowelcome2013in
andevenmoredelightedtowish2012abig
farewell.Hereshopingthisyearwillbe
magnificent!!!!

WesternAustralianhasseenanincreasein
membershipoverthelastfewmonthsand
thisisaresultofouramazinglyenthusiastic
membershipsecretarywhohasreallyhither
stride.Shesbeeninformedthatsheneednt
eventhinkofstandingdownforagood
whileyet!!!Weareencouragingthat

enthusiasmandJenniferhassome
fantasticplansforattractingyetmore
memberstoourfold.

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OurworkshopcoordinatorLisaandher
teamhavebegunworkshopactivitybright
andearlyinthenewyearwithagreatline
upofspeakersorganisedforthe3rdof
February.GiventheflurryofNovember
disappearingintotheholidayseasonand
beyond,theyvedoneamagnificentjobin
pullingitalltogether.Thistrainingwill
followthefirstgeneralmeetingofthe
year.Moredetailsonourtrainingdayare
availableonpage21.

Wevehadfantasticfeedbackfromour
lasttrainingdayheldonthe2ndof
November.OurspeakerswereGrace
Trusso(Drug&Alcoholaddiction)and
SusyHall(Treedrawing).Unfortunately,I
wasinSydneyattendinganAHAnational
committeemeeting/planningdayand
missed,byallaccounts,twofantastic
presentations!

AlongwiththeothercontributorsofAHA
statereports,Iwishallofyouahealthy
andwonderful2013mayallglittering
andwonderfulthingsbewithyou!!

Warmregards,

MailinColman,SEO,WA

NSW State report


TheNSWbranchoftheAHAusheredinan
nd
earlyChristmason2 Decemberattheir
wellattendedalldayworkshop.Our
NSWStateWorkshopCoordinator,Judi
GurdChapmanensuredthemeetinghad
afestiveatmospherewithtable
decorationsandaspecialChristmaslunch.
Judiwelcomedtheattendeesand
recommendedtwoexcellentbooksfrom
herrecenttriptoLondonforanNLP
conference101ThingsIWishId
KnownWhenIstartedinHypnotherapy
byDabneyEwinandImproveYour
EyesightNaturally,byLeoAngarto

Judiintroducedthetwoworkshops
conductedbyexcellentspeakersbothof
whomaremuchsoughtafter,highcalibre
presenterswellmatchingthestandardwe,
oftheNSWbranch,havecometoboth
expectandappreciateatallour
workshops.

RhonddaStewart,FounderandPrincipal
oftheAustralianCollegeofHypnotherapy,
andaMasterPractitioner/Trainerof
ClinicalHypnotherapy,Psychotherapyand
NLP,conductedthefirstworkshop.
Rhonddasskillsasanexperienced
presenterandcorporatetrainerwere
integratedwithherknowledgeand
practicaltechniquesinthetreatmentof
PostTraumaticStressDisorder.She
engagedthedelegates,encouraging
participation,andfreelysharedthe

wisdomshehasgleanedoversome30
yearsinherhypnotherapy/NLPpractice.

LindaTaylor,oursecondpresenter,isa
leadingeducatorwhoconductscorporate
trainingprogrammes,coaching,and
consultingforbothlargecorporationsand
smallbusinesses,whilemaintaininga
holisticpracticeinSouthSydney.Sheis
alsoawriter.HerlatestbookisNow,
StopSmoking.Withapowerfuldesireto
helppeopletoreachtheirfullpotential,
Lindamadeamemorableimpactonthe
group.Takingapracticalapproach,Linda
invitedallattendeestotakeaseriouslook
atwheretheirbusinessesstoodtodayand
toevaluatethesituationhonestly.Next,
wedefinedadesiredresultandan
inspirationalvisionforthefuture.Thirdly,
cametheworkofcreatinganindividual
PlanofAction.Lindahadthegroup
workinginTableTeamsencouragingeach
otherandpaperingthevenuewindows
withstickynotesofideasandserious
resolutionstoimproveourbusinessesin
2013.

Judithankedthespeakersandpresented
giftsonbehalfofthemembers,then
surprisedusallwithlivemusical
entertainmentbyDebbieTennantand
NickTwoswhilewesocialisedand
enjoyedtraditionalChristmascakefor
afternoontea.

Warmregards,

LauraSilverCameron,
StateSecretary,NSW

Victorian State report


2013 the start of a new year. The
calendarisclearunwrittenandreadyto
be filled with all the plans and goals that
we wish to achieve this year. A time to
leavebehindthestuffwedontwantto
hold onto from last year and to look
forwardtotheadventuresyettounfold.

Victorian members finished 2012 with a


mostinformative,interactive,entertaining
and fun workshop presented by Dr
ChristopherFoxSexLifeTherapist.Chris
wasmostgeneroussharinghisknowledge
andinformationandhadusenthralled.

Duringourworkshop,wehadunexpected
excitement when the venue was
evacuated as there was a fire on the
premises no, the fire wasnt caused by
Chrisshottopic......orourlunch.

It was lovely to welcome back some


memberswehavenotseenforsometime
and to share Christmas lunch
together. Our festive celebrations
included a raffle arranged by Marc Ponzi

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our new Membership Secretary and Peer


Group/Supervision CoOrdinator, with
prizes generously donated by Bunnings
CoburgandBunningsRosebud.

We continue to have positive feedback


regarding our new venue at Matthew
Flinders Hotel, Chadstone which is easily
accessiblefromallareas.

We look forward to welcoming all


members and associates to our next
workshop on Saturday 2nd March 2013
(more details on page 22) and to future
workshops: 1st June, 7th September, 7th
December2013and1stMarch2014.

Warmest good wishes for an amazing


2013.

RaeleenHarper.
StateSecretary,Vic

Indeed the end of year workshop was a


success.Itissuchapleasuretobepartof
the Victorian team, and I thank each
member of the team, (Raeleen Harper,
Deirdre Sampson and Deirdre Rolfe) for
accepting me into the Victorian
Committee. I can now explain how much
effortittakestobringtogethermembers
toattendworkshops,findlecturers,ideas
for future workshops, talks about the
future of the AHA etcand I admit, they
doitinstyle!!!

Chris Fox our lecturer was fantastic, and


lunch was an excellent way to thank the
membersfor supporting their Association
whichIamveryproudtobepartof!!!All
members were gathering together to
sharetheirprofessionalismandfriendship.
Theatmospherewasgreat.

AsthenewMembershipSecretary(andan
exstudentoftheAcademy),Iwaswarmly
welcomed by the Academy of Hypnotic
Science,
where
15
students
enthusiasticallyenrolledasmembers.Itis
encouraging to see that Victorian
membershipcontinuestogrow.

Ilookforwardtogreetingyouatournext
workshopandwishyouanexciting2013.

MarcPonzi
MembershipSecretary,Vic
PeerGroup/SupervisionCoordinator

AllStatecommitteename,
positionandcontactdetailscan
befoundonthefollowingtwo
pages.AHAmembersplease
ensureyoucontactthe
appropriatepersoninyourstate
itwillsaveyoualotoftime!!!

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AHA Committees
NATIONAL COMMITTEE
National President / Webmaster
Antoine Matarasso
Tel: (07) 3254 1373
antoine@ahahypnotherapy.org.au

Vice President
Bernadette Rizzo
Tel: (07) 3890 0959
bernadette@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
National Secretary
Mailin Colman
Tel: 0417 184 355
secretary@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
National Treasurer & Registrar
Maya Lak
Tel: (02 9489 0158
maya@ahahypnotherapy.org.au

STATE SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS

QLD/NT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


QLD State Exec Officer/Membership Secretary
Marie Element
Tel: 0421 396 994
10/10 Beaconsfield St, Highgate Hill QLD 4101
marie@marieelement.com.au
QLD State Treasurer/Workshop Coordinator
Bernadette Rizzo
Tel: (07) 3890 0959
bernierizzo@hotmail.com
QLD State Secretary
Chereryl Jackman
Tel: 0434 936 613
ecs_nt@bigpond.com
QLD Supervision & Peer Group Coordinator
Gwen Pasin
Tel 0404 705 453
gwen@brisbanewesthypnotherapy.com.au
QLD Committee Member
Urban Sundvall
Tel 0403 273 871
urban@urbanhypnotherapy.net

Director National Director


Christine Taplin

QLD Committee Member

Tel: (03) 9773 8850


christaplin@yahoo.com.au

Lawrence Linguard
Tel 0402 029 000
scott@lawrencehypnotherapy.com

Director - QLD Representative

NSW MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Marie Element

NSW State Executive Officer

Tel: 0421 396 994


qld@ahahypnotherapy.org.au

Brian Edwards

Director - Vic Representative

NSW State Treasurer / Workshop Co-ordinator


Judi Gurd-Chapman
Tel: (02) 9970 8880
judi@mindmechanics.com.au

Deirdre Sampson
Tel: 0417 217 349
vic@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
Director - WA Representative
Mailin Colman
Tel: 0417 184 355
secretary@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
Director - SA Representative
Rona Spicer
Tel: 0408 816 118
sa@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
Director - NSW Representative
Brian Edwards
Tel:(02) 4385 1773 or 0412 912 288
nsw@ahahypnotherapy.org.au

Tel:(02) 4385 1773 or 0412 912 288


bandredwards@optusnet.com.au

NSW State Secretary


Position currently vacant
NSW Membership Secretary / Sup & PG co-ord
Position currently vacant
Natalie Meade
Tel: (02) 9702 1748
yes@decisivefocus.com

NSW Assistant Workshop Co-ordinator


Cheryl Campbell
Tel: 0417 289 613 / cherylcampbell@iinet.net.au
NSW Committee Member
Maya Lak
Tel: (02) 9489 0158 / mayalak@tpg.com.au

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VIC/TAS STATE MANAGEMENT


COMMITTEE

WA STATE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Vic State Executive Officer/


Treasurer

WA State Executive Officer


Mailin Colman

Deirdre Sampson

Tel: 0417 184 355


mailincolman@gmail.com

Tel: 0417 217 349


vic@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
Vic State Secretary / Database c/o

WA State Treasurer

Raeleen Harper
Tel: 0417 882 567
missrae@modernhypnosis.com.au

Christina Macleod

Vic State Workshop Coordinator

WA State Secretary

Deirdre Rolfe

Lyn Robinson

Tel: (03) 5977 6397


deirdrerolfe@counselloroncall.com.au

Tel: 0408 869 897


lynrobinson.hypno@gmail.com

Tel: 041 948 269


christinamacleod@aapt.net.au

WA State Membership Secretary & Sup/peer group c/o

Vic State Membership Secretary / PG

Jennifer Burke

Marc Ponzi

Tel: 0418 942 319


jennifer@alayahypnosis.com.au

Tel: 0401 063 594


pureintuition@optusnet.com.au
Vic Free Advisory Line

WA State Workshop Coordinator


Lisa Webber
Tel: 0403 134 798
info@effectiveminds.com.au

Anne Wilson
Tel: 1800 186 305

SA STATE MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE
SA State Executive Officer
Rona Spicer
Tel: 0408 816 118
sa@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
SA Treasurer / Membership
Secretary
Currently vacant
SA State Secretary
John Bryan
Tel: 8294 6114
synergyworkz@adam.com.au

SA Workshop Coordinator
Marilyn Peterson
(08) 8352 6890 or 0408 825 932
mjeanpet@hotmail.com

SA Assistant Workshop Coordinator


Dana Sky
0417 818 689
dana.t.sky@gmailcom

NATIONAL HEAD OFFICE


AND FREE ADVISORY LINE
For all enquiries, please contact
Maya Lak - Tel: 1800 067 557

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WA Assistant Workshop Coordinator


Hope Wesley
Tel: 0430 224 130
hope@mindmattershypnotherapy.com.au
WA Assistant Workshop Coordinator
Sonia Czernik
Tel: (08) 9443 3417
hypnosisandhealth@gmail.com

STATE REPRESENTATIVES
NT
Anne
Holleley

Tasmania
Noeline
Robinson

ACT

Jim Ceraolo

AHA DISCUSSION GROUP


Jeremy Barbouttis
Tel: (02) 9518 9912
jeremyb@exemail.com.au

NHRA REGISTER - WEBMASTER

Antoine Matarasso
Tel: (07) 3254 1373

www.national-hypnotherapists-register-australia.com/change_details_form

The Australian Hypnotherapy Journal


Editor
Mailin Colman
Tel: 0417 184 355 / mailincolman@gmail.com

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Benefits of AHA Membership


Once you are a member, the AHA offers you a unique combination of benefits.

These benefits include:


Professional Opportunities:

The prestige of being part of the oldest and largest professional hypnotherapy association in Australia
recognised nationally and internationally
The opportunity to attend international and national hypnosis conferences at reduced registration
The circulation of details of forthcoming AHA workshops and seminars giving you access to advanced
specialist hypnotherapy training
The opportunity to be published in the Australian Hypnotherapy Journal
Free subscription to 4 issues of the Australian Hypnotherapy Journal this journal is subscribed to by
universities and libraries around Australia
Free Monthly newsletter
Free publication and distribution of regular News Bulletins
Automatic upgrading to higher membership levels as soon as you qualify

Promotional Opportunities:

The advantage of being able to promote your business using the AHA brochure adding credibility and
saving you time and money
Free listings on the National Hypnotherapists Register of AustraliaTM (NHRATM) which includes:
o find a Hypnotherapist search by postcode, suburb or name
o Free active link to your own email address and website(s)
o Personalised description of your qualifications and specialities
o Able to update any time for no cost
Use of AHA & NHRATM Logo
Free inclusion (where applicable) in the Foreign Language Speaking Register
Access to an exclusive Yellow Pages Advertising scheme under the AHA banner for a discounted rate
Free dedicated referral facilities from the AHA National Free Advisory Line by an experienced, specialist
hypnotherapist to all professional and clinical members (our toll free 1800 number is available to members
and the public between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday)

Professional Support:

Strong support network access to professional supervision with trained AHA supervisors willing to
support your career progress
The publication (within the AHA website) of regional information to Registrants seeking peer group or
personal supervision arrangements
Access to AHA administration support willing to assist with clinical and administrative information /
support
Subscription to monthly AHA newsletters
Receive all membership mail outs
The Forum online case discussion where you can ask questions of other members about any issues you
may encounter
As a member of the AHA you have the opportunity to establish professional relationships with
hypnotherapists throughout the world

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A free CD of background music collated for AHA members to use in the hypnotic process

Professional Security / Credibility:

Access to discounted Professional Indemnity& Public Liability Insurance


15 Health fund provider numbers allowing rebates for your clients
Advice with regard to obtaining Criminal records bureau disclosures (WWC and Police checks)
Ongoing updates with regard to government legislation concerning the hypnotherapy field
Opportunity to create positive change in the industry by becoming a committee member
Representation to and dissemination of relevant information from the Department of Health and Aging
and other relevant agencies
The provision of relevant information on all aspects of the profession to registrants, the media and public

Discount facilities with:

Member discount petrol card


Members discount EFTpos facilities
Fenton Green insurance

Professional affiliations:

The Hypnotherapists Council of Australia (HCA)


Optional listing with Pscychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Automatic acceptance under an international reciprocal alliance into either the General Hypnotherapy
Standards Council (GHSC UK), the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists (ARCH Canada) or
the New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapy (NZAPH) if relocating to those countries
Access to the above benefits in individual cases is always at the discretion of the AHA Executive

For details on how to become an AHA member go to:


http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/documents_public.htm and download the prospectus and information
booklet.
You can also contact your state membership secretary see above pages listing state committees.

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