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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.

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 government-accredited Hypnotherapists have graduated from the Academy than through anywhere else in Australia. Today, we are the biggest Hypnotherapy training delivery organisation in the country. And we continue to break new ground, too; this year we launched Australia's first ever government-accredited qualification in Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth. Have a look around - and give us a call on 1300 790 265. We look forward to talking to you soon!

Dr. Steve Carey PhD

Meet our team

We are a group of skilled & passionate individuals.

Dr. Steve Carey

Principal Lecturer & 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 NLP

"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.”

Cas Willow

Senior Trainer in Counselling

"As a therapist throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with many amazing people within both a complex and a diverse therapeutic world. Adding hypnotherapy to my learnings as a therapist has been an exciting highlight, as the utilisation of this unique therapy has added a valuable tool, enabling me to be able to assist empower clients to live a rich and meaningful life."

I love being involved with Hypnotherapy so much because...

“it really does help people to heal themselves so much faster than many traditional therapies, so as they are able to live a quality of life now.”

For me, the best thing about the Academy is...

"getting to know and watch the students grow as they discover the amazing results that can be achieved with this unique and versatile therapy.”

“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 Cheltenham campus is surrounded by cafés and restaurants, retail and goods shops, which creates an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Our campus is well equipped, too, with a student kitchen, a reception area, and practice facilities for students wanting to hone their skills. Our campus reflects our vibrancy, while still being able to provide a structured learning environment.

Located 3 minutes walking time from Cheltenham Station, not only is it a bright, structured learning environment, it is also very easy to get to, with multiple public transport options and parking facilities within walking distance of the campus.

44 Station Rd,
VIC 3192

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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