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Activity description

93146 - Practitioner Certificate in Hypnosis

Academy of Applied Hypnosis Pty Ltd

To educate GPs about clinical hypnotherapy (mental health)

Relevance to General Practice

Summary of needs assessment:
With greater emphasis on mental health general practitioners are moving to increase their skills and proficiencies in this domain. Clinical hypnotherapy provides an interactive methodology which can be integrated into an existing medical practice.

Needs Assessment
A self-administered postal survey was sent to a random sample of 800 Victorian general practitioners' to determine their attitudes towards and use of a range of complementary therapies including hypnosis. The survey determined that 20% had trained in hypnosis and over 80% had referred patients for hypnotherapy. The paper concluded that “there is evidence in Australia of widespread acceptance of acupuncture, meditation, hypnosis and chiropractic by GPs……..”(1)

In 2002 the AMA provided a position statement on complementary medicine. The position statement identified hypnosis as one of the potentially beneficial complementary therapies.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the basic concepts and principles of hypnosis, susceptibility, induction, deepening and awakening techniques to patients.
  2. Use susceptibility techniques.
  3. Implement the procedures used in susceptibility, induction, deepening and terminating the hypnotic state.
  4. Identify and use different forms and methods of hypnotic suggestions
  5. Implement the required safeguards when referring or applying hypnotic techniques as required in the treatment of mental illness

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Psychological health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time








All attendees welcome

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Dr Leon Cohen
T: (02) 9415 6500