About Us

About Us


John Dutton is the founder, principle and lead research therapist at the South African Modern Hypnosis Academy. John founded SAMHA in 1993 and has trained over 1000 practitioners, from basic skills training right through to advanced practitioner level. He has studied and researched cases in both South Africa and abroad and has been given international accreditation for his training methods and skills development. John continues to research and share his knowledge and techniques with all those that wish to learn and runs regular workshops in Gauteng, KZN and Cape Town, with the assistance of his training colleagues, Trevor Henning, Aiden Lottering & Petra Nicol.

John trained and received certification as an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, NLP Practitioner, Accredited Trainer & Researcher and Hypnotension Practitioner with the SA School of Hypnosis & Research, The Hypnotension Training School in the UK & Mandir International and is registered as a Hypnosis Training Provider with The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council UK.

Author of “Behind the Hypnotists Eyes”, John shares with us his journey as a leading hypnotherapist in South Africa.

John now heads up a practice in Palm Beach, KZN South Coast (after successfully running practices in Johannesburg and Durban) and still continues to assist people to overcome their hurdles using the amazing healing power of hypnotherapy.