top of page
New Zealand's Longest Standing
Independent Association for
Professional Hypnotherapists since 2000

Nau mai hāere mai ki te New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists Incorporated (NZAPH).  Ko mātou te rōpū tāroaroa ī roto i tēnei mahi.  Kua roa mātou e tu ana mō te ahu whakamuatanga ō te mātauranga nei, me te mahi ngāio ō te rotu. I whakatūria te rōpū nei i te tau 2000.  Kua whakauru mātou i ngā hononga e rua: Te NZ Hypnotherapists Association

(i whakatūhia i te tau 1960) me te NZ Guild of Hypnotherapists (i whakatū i te tau 1992).

Welcome, the New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists Incorporated (NZAPH) is the longest standing organisation concerned with the advancement of knowledge and professional practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in New Zealand. The NZAPH was established in 2000 and incorporates two associations: The NZ Hypnotherapists Association (established in 1960) and the NZ Guild of Hypnotherapists (established in 1992).




Hypnotherapists in Aotearoa New Zealand can align themselves with the New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, Inc. (NZAPH).

This self-regulation procedure was adopted by Hypnotherapists to ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients while remaining sensitive to their needs, embodying the core values of fairness and collaboration as instructed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

NZAPH stands as a professional group recognised as an Incorporated Society.

We have chosen not to be state regulated under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act (HPCA Act). The Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora Allied Health have acknowledged NZAPH as a self regulated professional body. 

The NZAPH is a member of Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand  

AHANZ is a national voice for allied health professions in Aotearoa New Zealand. They represent and advocate with government ministries and other organisations for better patient outcomes through a holistic approach to health care. There collegial body consists of around 30 national allied health associations that represent over 30,000 individual allied health professionals.

Lock in the Date: The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists Annual Conference 2024

We are thrilled to announce the dates for this year’s most anticipated event in the field of hypnotherapy. The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists is holding its Annual Conference on the 12th and 13th of October 2024. This event promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees, featuring leading voices and experts in clinical hypnotherapy.

Join us for two days of insightful presentations, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities designed to advance your practice and enrich your professional journey. Whether you're looking to stay abreast of the latest trends, techniques, or research in hypnotherapy, this conference is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and pioneers in the field.

Event Details:

  • Date: 12th - 13th October 2024

  • Venue: Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, NZ

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on speakers, session topics, and registration details. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Let’s come together to learn, share, and inspire one another towards greater achievements in the world of hypnotherapy. See you there!

FREE Hypnotherapy First Aid Toolbox

Dear Friends,

We at the New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (NZAPH) send our heartfelt condolences to those affected by the recent floods in New Zealand. We know that many people have lost their homes, their livelihoods, and even loved ones. We want to express our support and send much Aroha to those in distress at this time.


We understand that such a traumatic event can leave a lasting impact on individuals and communities. That's why we are committed to offering our assistance in any way we can. As a first step, we have put together a free resource which is a FREE Hypnotherapy First Aid Toolbox. This resource includes information and downloads to help deal with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and grief.

We know that hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool in helping people cope with the emotional impact of such traumatic events. Our hope is that this resource will provide some support and comfort to those who need it.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the floods. We stand with you in this difficult time and offer our support in any way we can.



The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (NZAPH)

 NZAPH interviews YouTube playlist

Hypnotherapy students and clinical practitioners discover the benefits of joining NZAPH today! 


• Imagine being mentored by some of the most experienced practitioners in the country. 


• Become part of a growing tribe of people who are excited about what they do.

Reciprocal membership

The NZAPH gives automatic acceptance of membership, under an international reciprocal alliance with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association for professional members of the AHA who have relocated to New Zealand. The application process and standards apply also for those professional members of NZAPH who relocate to Australia.

The Australian Hypnotherapists Association

General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC UK) have agreed to a reciprocal relationship for NZAPHmembers

NZAPH 2024 Conference
NZAPH 2024 Conference Flyer.png

If you would like to view interviews with some speakers please press on the icon below

Some of the objectives of the NZAPH include​

  • Increasing public awareness and mainstream acceptance of hypnosis as an effective health tool;

  • Supplying continuing education for members;

  • Sharing ideas and techniques;

  • Encouraging high standards of professional conduct and ethics;

  • Assisting our professional members though our online directory;

  • Lobbying against legislation that would place unjustified restrictions on the practice of hypnotherapy by qualified individuals.

  • We also have a members only area where we can share information and keep up to date with what is going on.

  • A key feature of our association is the monthly professional development Zoom meetings, where we invite a guest speaker each month to share insights and advancements, ensuring our members receive the most current knowledge and techniques in the field of clinical hypnotherapy. These sessions not only foster learning but also facilitate an environment of camaraderie and peer support among our members.

  • NZAPH also provides an extensive range of member benefits. Our dedicated membership area allows practitioners to access recordings of all our professional development sessions and engage in ongoing discussions, promoting a supportive network that spans the entire country. 

  • We conduct monthly peer group and professional development sessions on zoom to bolster the skills and practices of our members. In these sessions each member gets to break out into zoom rooms to do peer supervision for an hour.


Are you a Student of Hypnotherapy or a practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist?

If you are looking to join the NZAPH, to meet others and be part of our growing profession? Then find out about how to become a member of the NZAPH today! NZAPH Membership enquiry information


  • Our members must have attended a recognised School of Hypnotherapy, meeting international standards. or meet our standards of practice.

  • Professional level members must demonstrate competency to an Examination Board.

  • They also must commit to ongoing professional development.


  • Finding a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • What is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?

  • How many sessions is normal?

World Hypnosis day listen to our panel of NZAPH experts sharing how they became hypnotherapists

The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists have been instrumental in promoting hypnotherapy and supporting hypnotherapists. Hypnotherapy has the potential to be the first protocol for people facing challenges in their lives. It is a practice that deserves recognition for its effectiveness and benefits.

World Hypnosis Day

Hypnotherapy is a powerful yet often misunderstood practice. It was established on the 4th of January 2006 in honor of Dr. Jake Gibson, an Irish surgeon and hypnotist who promoted the need for hypnosis in hospitals. The purpose of World Hypnotism Day is to spread awareness and knowledge about hypnosis and dispel the myths surrounding it. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go in and out of. It can be used to address various challenges in mind, body, and spirit. Hypnotherapy has been used in surgeries as an alternative to anesthesia. It is a quick and effective method that can bring about positive changes in people's lives. 

All our members must abide by rules of the NZAPH Constitution/Ethics



If you are feeling suicidal please visit Life Keepers by following this link below


bottom of page