VIC Branch

Victoria 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 & Conference Dates  2016
  • Sunday 6th March 2016 – GM & TBA
  • Sunday 5th June 2016 – AGM & TBA
  • Sunday 4th September 2016 – GM & Rob McNeilly – “Towards Excellence in Hypnotherapy”
  • Sunday 4th December 2016 – GM & TBA
Workshop Sunday 4th September – Rob McNeilly – “Towards Excellence in Hypnotherapy”

Here is some information from Rob regarding this Workshop::

“I had the rare privilege of learning from the late Milton Erickson MD, and have been teaching my version of what I learnt from him over the last 35 years in Australia, Scandinavia, Asia and USA.

Over the last 40 years, I continue to be astonished and delighted at the benefits of including The Ericksonian approach to psychotherapy,  to  help clients to move more respectfully and rapidly towards their own unique solutions. As therapists, we can have the double satisfaction of being part of their progression, and also having our practice expand as a result.

Erickson’s comments “Just do good work” and “Observe, observe, and observe” as crucial to doing good work are inspiring and an invitation to explore what “good work” is, and also how to “observe, observe, and observe”.

This workshop will address the practicalities of how we can learn and move towards these.

Scott Miller’s work on excellence in therapy and other fields has highlighted the crucial importance of “deliberate practice”. He points out that a virtuoso violinist will practice up to 100 times the amount of a merely adequate player. The question remains “Deliberately practice WHAT?”

In this workshop we will explore specifically what intentional practice will be relevant to each individual participant to transform their results towards excellence or what Scott refers to as “supershrinks”.

We will explore some key areas of relevant learning including the art of listening, the restoring of genuine trust, creating expectancy, accessing resources, and self care – all of which will generate solid confidence through learning practical competences.

These areas will be essential for any therapist or coach, of whatever school or approach, since they are more than promises of the newest fad in therapy, but perennial skills which have pervaded all effective therapies down through history and will be supported by specific areas of observation and practice leading to the embodiment of the learning, not merely a theoretical understanding.”

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  The cut off date for registration will be 31st August.

Please click on the link below to register through Trybooking:

Program for the day:

9am to 9.30am        Registration
9.30am to 11am       Rob McNeilly
11am to 11.15am      Break
11.15am to 12.30pm  Rob McNeilly
12.30pm to 1.30pm    Lunch
1.30pm to 3.15pm      Rob McNeilly
3.15pm t 3.30pm        Break
3.30pm to 4.30pm      Rob McNeilly

Workshop Location:    Caulfield RSL,  4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick 3185

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….


VIC 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. Members can obtain a password from the National Office.

VIC AHA State Committee

State Executive OfficerChristine Taplin
Mob: 0403 131 481
SecretaryMyles Green
Mob: 0403 232 545
TreasurerTrish Dewberry
Mob: 0409 803 696
Workshop Co-ordinatorGeorgina Mitchell
Ph: 0435 923 817
General Committee MembersTim Falkiner
Phone: 0417 107 440

Nina Shayan
Phone: 0412 444 821