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Recognised training courses and Associations

These Hypnotherapy training schools have standards that are in line with the NZAPH standards required to become a Provisional Member of the NZAPH.

Please find links below for further information.

Academy of Advanced Changework

Alpha Hypnosis 

Andrew Hardwick Hypnotherapy Training

Integrative Hypnotherapy Institute

New Zealand Academy of Clinical Hypnotherapy

New Zealand School of Professional Hypnotherapy

Rapid Transformational Therapy | RTT Courses & Training Cost (marisapeer.com)

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NZAPH Assessment & Accreditation Procedure for Hypnotherapy Training Courses

The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists aims to ensure the highest standards of hypnotherapy education and practice. This procedure outlines the process for hypnotherapy training courses seeking accreditation, aiming to produce graduates eligible for registration with NZAPH and recognition by relevant complementary medicine regulatory bodies in New Zealand.

Notes for Guidance

  • Application Requirement: Each course requires a separate Application for Assessment & Accreditation Form.

  • Prospectus Requirement: A detailed prospectus is mandatory for course consideration, providing comprehensive information on the course content and structure.

  • Qualified Instructors: Instructors must have a minimum of two years of professional experience post-qualification. Trainee instructors may participate under supervision.

  • Assessment Standards: An independent qualified person must be available for student assessment, ensuring unbiased and comprehensive evaluation.

  • NZAPH Registration: Training providers must inform graduates about their eligibility for NZAPH registration and are encouraged to promote NZAPH membership.

  • Accreditation Benefits: Includes NZAPH affiliation, standardised qualification recognition, promotional support, and eligibility for fast-track registration with recognised regulatory bodies.

  • Application Fee: Details the non-refundable fee required for processing the application.

  • Contact Information: Provides contact details for NZAPH administration for queries regarding the application process.

Accreditation Criteria

Divided into three levels:

  • Foundation Level: Specifies the minimum hours, including guided and home study, and outlines the expected content for the prospectus, qualifications of staff, course content, reading list, and assessment methods.

  • Practitioner Level: Sets out requirements for total hours, guided learning, directed learning, and home study, detailing the prospectus contents, staff qualifications, course content, and assessment criteria.

  • Advanced Level: Available upon request, detailing higher-level training expectations and requirements.

Each level has specific criteria focusing on educational hours, curriculum content, instructor qualifications, and assessment protocols to ensure comprehensive training and competency of graduates.

 

Benefits of Accreditation

  • Recognition and affiliation with NZAPH.

  • Access to professional resources and networks.

  • Promotional support through NZAPH platforms.

  • Eligibility for self regulatory body registration.

If your course meets the NZAPH standards and you would like a dedicated webpage on the NZAPH website this is $50 NZ per year this will include a link to your website. 

Application Form

Includes sections for training organisation details, course title, contact information, declaration of original work, and acknowledgment of NZAPH standards and inspection rights. Payment options for the application fee are detailed, with instructions for submission.

Requirements for Professional level training 

Your course should provide proof of 600 or more hours of study (course should include 120 hrs live practical classroom experience ether online or in person). Each training course should cover these recommended subjects:

(subject to change at the discretion of the executive committee)

  • Hypnotic Induction Techniques, Supportive Hypnosis, Hypno-Analysis, Age Regression, Post Hypnotic Suggestion, Ideomotor Questioning, the Conscious and Subconscious Minds, the Principles and Laws of Suggestion ...

  • Counselling techniques

  • The psychological appraisal of clients; Neuroses, Psychoses, Depression, Psychosomatic, Stress...

  • Therapies for Smoking, Slimming, Anxiety, Stuttering, Migraine, Study and Memory improvement, Sexual problems, Hypnosis in childbirth, Enuresis, Skin disorders, Phobias, Insomnia ...

  • Human sexuality, Sexual dysfunction, Anatomy and Physiology ...

  • An overview of various psychotherapies as used in hypnotherapy

  • Client Management, Professional and Ethical Practice, Hypnosis and NZ Law

Requirements for Professional Membership

Applicants should provide proof of having done at least 600 hours of study at a reputable clinical hypnotherapy school (course should include 120 hrs practical hands-on classroom experience).  The applicant should be prepared to demonstrate to the examination committee knowledge and/or experience on the following subjects:

(subject to change at the discretion of the executive committee)

  • Hypnotic Induction Techniques, Supportive Hypnosis, Hypno-Analysis, Age Regression, Post Hypnotic Suggestion, Ideomotor Questioning, the Conscious and Subconscious Minds, the Principles and Laws of Suggestion ...

  • Counselling techniques

  • The psychological appraisal of clients; Neuroses, Psychoses, Depression, Psychosomatic, Stress...

  • Therapies for Smoking, Slimming, Anxiety, Stuttering, Migraine, Study and Memory improvement, Sexual problems, Hypnosis in childbirth, Enuresis, Skin disorders, Phobias, Insomnia ...

  • Human sexuality, Sexual dysfunction, Anatomy and Physiology ...

  • An overview of various psychotherapies as used in hypnotherapy

  • Client Management, Professional and Ethical Practice, Hypnosis and NZ Law

  • The Constitution, Rules and Ethics of the NZAPH Inc.

Please note that if your current training does not meet our criteria please get in touch with us to discuss how we can support you in becoming a member of the NZAPH. 

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

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