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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 (

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

If you have or know of a training school that would like to be recognised as meeting our standards please feel free to get in touch with us so we can review them and add a reciprocal link to this site. The training must cover the topics below. 

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.

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