QLD Branch

Queensland Branch Activities 2016
About AHA Workshops

AHA workshops are suitable for Hypnotherapists; NLP Practitioners. Counsellors and Psychotherapists etc. They are aimed at areas such as skill development, personal development, business, health, and overall wellbeing.Recognised AHA Continuing Professional Development

We encourage all members to take advantage of these workshops as you are not only able to continue your learning, you are also networking and involving yourself in the profession.

Workshop Dates 2016 – 2017
  • Sunday 27th November 2016 – See below
  • Sunday 19th February 2017 – Dr Gordon Emmerson – Resource Therapy
  • Sunday 28th May 2017 – GM & TBA
  • Sunday 20th August 2017 – GM & TBA
  • Sunday 26th November 2017 – GM & TBA
Do you have a topic you would like to present at a workshop?

We are always looking for speakers for our workshops. If you would like to present at an AHA workshop, please contact the Workshop Coordinator in the appropriate state. You will find contact details on the AHA contacts page. One of our workshop organisers will then get in touch with you to discuss possibilities.

The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association came about by a small group of clinical hypnotherapists who had already been practicing for a number of years and who came together because they were determined to set high ethical and professional standards for the hypnotherapy profession in Australia. They searched each other out to support each other and share their knowledge. That happened in 1949 and AHA members have been continuing this practice of sharing their knowledge ever since….

QLD State Workshop – 27th November 2016

Two-part workshop with two presenters


Part 1 – Morning Session: Trish Purnell Web:

“Gottman’s Sound Relationship House in Practice”  Linking Couples’ Theory to Practical Interventions

Gottman Marital Therapy is based on John Gottman’s 40+ years research on relationships and families.  His therapeutic approach is based on his Sound Relationship House model of what makes relationships work.  In this seminar we will explore the 9 levels of the Sound Relationship House and demonstrate how this model is directly linked to interventions that work with couples to de-escalate conflict, increase emotional engagement and foster shared meaning in relationships.

Part 2 – Afternoon Session: Shelley Stockwell Nicholas:

Joy Therapy

This highly experiential and often joy-affirming workshop takes you to chuckle worthy realms for positive change, as therapy and for just plain fun. Dr Shelley’s approach is a perfect adjunct for any helper. You’ll explore underlying principles of the Laughter that release tension in safe and positive ways. Includes how to overcome trauma with joy and a step-by-step instructional session. Laughter exercises like the inner smile and belly laugh bonding and anchoring. Dr Shelley is the author of 20 books on hypnosis and the mind. She is a popular media personality and keynote speaker.


  • Assessment tools that shift and uplift.
  • Powerful communication techniques
  • Demonstrations, Practice, Tools to use immediately and FUN.


QLD AHA State Committee

State Executive OfficerGwen Pasin
Ph: 0404 705 453
Email: qld@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
SecretaryChereyl Jackman
Ph: 0434 936 613
Email: ecs_nt@bigpond.com
TreasurerBernadette Rizzo
Ph: 0401 082 077
Email: bernadette@ahahypnotherapy.org.au
Membership SecretaryMarie Element
Ph: 07 3844 9620
Email: marie@marieelement.com.au
Workshop Co-ordinatorJeni Langdon
Ph: 0414 448 719
Email: jeni@impacthypnosis.com.au
Supervision Co-ordinatorGwen Pasin
Ph: 0404 705 453
Email: Gwen@BrisbaneWestHypnotherapy.com.au
Supervision Co-ordinator Brisbane / Sunshine CoastEvonne Fisher
Ph: 0401 008 823
Email: efh@evonnefisher.com.au
Supervision Co-ordinator Gold CoastDeborah Bow
Ph: 0404 875 574
Email: azurisperfect@hotmail.com

QLD Branch Member Downloads

State specific minutes of State Annual General Meetings, General Meetings and Workshop Registrations are available from the relevant State Secretary. General AHA Member downloads can be downloaded from the Members Page.

Meeting minutes: