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Welcome to Academy of Hypnotic Science

Welcome to the Academy of Hypnotic Science (RTO 21332). We are a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Hypnotherapy. We are Victoria’s first, biggest and best, dedicated deliverer of Clinical Hypnotherapy training. Proudly delivering hypnotherapy training and assessment as part of the Stirling Institute of Australia (RTO 21132).

Over more than 30 years, Academy of Hypnotic Science has earned its reputation as the foremost trainer of Hypnotherapy in Australia. When you choose to train with Academy of Hypnotic Science, not only are you choosing first class training, you are also gaining access to a thorough and continuing professional development program.

Our trainers present the latest, cutting-edge information about Hypnotherapy, presenting new techniques such as Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Resource Therapy and reporting back from the frontiers of Hypnotherapy research. When you train at Academy of Hypnotic Science you’re doing much more than buying a qualification. You’re investing in a future: your future.
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This is a hugely exciting time in the history of hypnosis in Australia.

This is a hugely exciting time in the history of hypnosis in Australia.

Over the past few years its reputation has grown enormously, to the point where it’s highly likely someone you know has had Hypnotherapy – perhaps to stop smoking, or to lose weight, or to get rid of a phobia or fear. Perhaps, like us, you’ve even experienced its power for yourself, and that’s why you’ve come here.

The Academy of Hypnotic Science, founded in 1980, has always played a leading role in the development of our profession in this country. Its founders, Jim and Joane Goulding, were responsible for challenging the outmoded laws that existed around hypnosis at that time. Later, they were the first to seek government accreditation for their teaching.

Today, while Jim sadly is no longer with us, Joane still returns to run training series at the Academy, one of our specialist, accredited trainers. We are proud of our long heritage, and look forward to the next 30 years as hypnosis continues to grow in popularity as a fast, effective technique for treating a range of presenting issues. We have played our part in other ways, too.

Over the years, more people have successfully completed government-accredited Clinical Hypnotherapy training at the Academy than through anywhere else in Australia. Today, we are the biggest Hypnotherapy training delivery organisation in the country. Have a look around – and give us a call on 1300 790 265. We look forward to talking to you soon!

Hear from a past

Jenni Seitanidis

Being a past Graduate of the Academy myself (many years ago), what I remember being most beneficial as a student is the fact that the Academy trainers were also in their own private practice.  They weren’t just teaching a subject but were able to draw on their wealth of experience from both a professional and business point of view.  This is also an advantage if you intend to go into private practice when you complete your Diploma? 

All of the Academy trainers are here to support you as you learn these new skills and build on your confidence.   And with the right knowledge and support behind you, just like me you will be amazed at what you ultimately achieve in a very short period of time.

Meet our team

We are a group of skilled & passionate individuals.

Sara Herring

Head of School & Trainer

I love being involved in Hypnotherapy because…

“I have seen with my own eyes the evidence of its success in rapidly enabling people to make changes in their life. It’s my mission to reach more and more people with it, and for us here at the Academy the way to do that is by sharing with our students the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to do Clinical Hypnotherapy – and also sharing with them the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to be Clinical Hypnotherapists. It’s no good being the world’s greatest therapist if you don’t have any clients!”

For me the best thing about the Academy is…

“seeing the excitement in our students as they gradually grasp what we’re sharing with them. Doing our course isn’t like any other course you’ve ever done, because this changes you from the inside: it’s not just new knowledge, it’s a new way of seeing the world, a new way of communicating with others and even a new way of communicating with yourself. This is powerful stuff!”

Judy Herreen

Senior Trainer in Counselling

“I have had a life-long interest in the power of the mind, so after a fulfilling career in adult teaching, and then later in sales management & training, it seemed a natural step to study hypnotherapy. I have now been involved in this profession for over 15 years and have so appreciated being able to make a difference in people’s lives. It has been a thrill to teach others the skills to do likewise in an environment such as the Academy.”

I love being involved with Hypnotherapy so much because…

“I get to witness people transforming themselves and their lives and the lives of those around them, which gives me a real buzz.”

For me, the best thing about the Academy is…

“the support offered by both the administration and teaching staff. Everyone here shares my passion and enthusiasm for hypnotherapy, and we are all committed to creating a quality environment for learning and development, but one that is also flexible and progressive.”

Danielle Aitken

Trainer and Assessor

I love being involved in Hypnotherapy because…
As a Senior Nurse and Midwife , I became a counsellor to assist my patients through crisis and trauma. It was at this time that I recognised the potential we all have to use our powerful thoughts to create new and wonderfully unexpected outcomes. This led me to learn more about our minds ability to create change and it was then I discovered Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have never looked back. I am so passionate about the power of the mind to bring about the most amazing physical, chemical and emotional changes in our bodies that can literally transform our lives. I have witnessed the most amazing results , both personally and professionally when the practise of hypnotherapy is properly applied and it never fails to excite me.

For me the best thing about the Academy is…
I love to learn and I love to teach and through teaching at the Academy I get the opportunity to impart my knowledge gained from years of valuable experience in the area of Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy to the students. In doing so I excitedly get to play a part in helping to inspire competent and confident Clinical Hypnotherapists.
At the Academy it is always wonderful to see the adult students of every age and from every walk of life gathering together with one goal in mind; To learn and to experience something new and exciting and in doing so change their lives. Hypnosis is powerful and the Academy provides a practical and experiential learning environment. The course content is extensive and well structured, and students are supported, nurtured and prepared to be the best practitioners of Clinical Hypnotherapy they can be.

I found all the studies interesting, challenging and very fulfilling as part of a fully recognised and accredited course. A completely satisfying, achievable and enjoyable course of fully accredited studies, at both Certificate and Diploma levels. I have no hesitation in recommending and supporting the Academy of Hypnotic Science to anyone wishing to gain a nationally recognised accreditation as a Hypnotherapist and for personal satisfaction.”-John Dunn

Our Campus

Located in one of the coolest suburbs in Melbourne, our Southbank campus has everything you need including an on site cafe. 

Our campus is well equipped, too, with a student kitchen, a reception area, and practice facilities for students wanting to hone their skills.

Head Office: Ground Floor, 99 Queensbridge Street, Southbank. 3006

Our History

Over 30 years of Hypnotherapy Training.

Founded in 1980, the Academy of Hypnotic Science is the leader in Australian hypnotherapy training delivery. Through dedication to hypnotherapy, the Academy has forged a path to being one of the foremost trainers of Hypnotherapy in Australia.

With a history that stretches back more than 30 years, it now has the environment in which success in Hypnotherapy is taught to each one of its graduates. The reasons for having the largest graduating cohort of government-accredited hypnotherapists year after year have been born out of the environment our history demands.

From holding exclusive events with some of the best known hypnotherapists in the world, to our extensive use of practical demonstration and practice, the Academy of Hypnotic Science is truly a great place to be. If you would like to check out the Academy for yourself, please book a ticket to one of our free open evenings here.

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