Hypnotherapy in Australia
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What We Do
Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) has been established by the Hypnotherapy Profession in Australia. For many years, Hypnotherapy was technically covered under the psychology regulations in several Australian States, but with the advent of the Government’s National Competitions Policy and the recognition that Hypnosis is a safe and effective process, the profession now speaks for itself.
HCA crosses the boundaries of location, methodologies, and organisational size. It represents the organisations, both associations and educational organisations, that represent and develop our front line people, the hypnotherapy practitioners. HCA is governed by a unique constitution, and is managed by an elected National Board comprising representatives from a wide range of member organisations.
As the Peak Body, HCA is developing recommendations for minimum standards of practice, and codes of conduct. It acts as a focal point for contact with government agencies, other professional bodies, and the community. Soon the HCA will manage a practitioner register that spans the country, listing only qualified hypnotherapists.
HCA is improving the communication within the profession, as well as to the community, promoting the awareness of this valuable modality as appropriate. All HCA Member organisations must meet certain criteria to be eligible for membership, and only current members are entitled to use the HCA logo.