Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy


The Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy provides training in clinical hypnosis and innovative psychotherapeutic approaches for mental health care professionals.

We aim to provide training that is professional, innovative, refreshing and fun to attend.  The emphasis is on providing a comfortable experiential learning environment and will include teaching, demonstrations and practise.  The acquisition of skills development is incremental to allow participants to build on learning experiences and gaining confidence in the application of these skills in clinical practice with various conditions.


AICHP is a constituent society of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH).  We offer the opportunity to become a member of AICHP and ISH included in our 10-day hypnosis training-program.

Our hypnosis training is done in collaboration with the Ericksonian Institute of Sydney Australia (EISA).  EISA is a registered institute with the Ericksonian Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.


All training will be presented by experienced international trainers.

Callie Hattingh

Lead trainer of the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy

Carl Hattingh (Callie) is an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Sydney and the Director of the Ericksonian Institute of Sydney Australia (EISA).  He received the Fuma award for his contribution to Promoting Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in South Africa.  Callie is one of the past founding Directors of the Milton H. Erickson Institutes of South Africa (MEISA), past President Elect of the Milton H. Erickson Society of South Africa and founding Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Cape Town South Africa (MECSA).  He has been a trainer in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy since 2000 and has organised various congresses on clinical hypnosis, trauma and psychotherapy.  He is a registered supervisor and trainer with Ego State Therapy International (ESTI) and a registered Somatic Experiencing Pracitioner (SEP).  He has been a keynote speaker and faculty member at various international congresses.


Dr Alan Cyna

Trainer in pain management for Sydney & Brisbane

Dr Allan Cyna is a Senior Consultant Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special interest group (ANZCA, ASA, NZSA) and President elect of the Australian Society of Hypnosis. Following his PhD on the effects of hypnosis on childbirth pain, he has developed a special interest in using hypnotic communication as an adjunct to anaesthesia care and pain management – particularly during pregnancy and with children suffering burns.  Allan has published widely including as Editor in Chief of the Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care published by Oxford University Press.

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