THE LAW & HYPNOSIS
LEGISLATION RE: HYPNOTHERAPY
Please note current South African legislation prohibits anyone other than Psychologists from practicing Hypnotherapy or Psychology students under supervision.
At SAMHA we train Psychologists/Psychology Students and they can legally practice. Other countries such as Great Britain recognize our Certification, and Australia, so persons other than psychologists may study the Hypnotherapy programme and may use the qualification (“Hypnotherapy Certification:) outside of South Africa. (A written contract to practice outside South Africa only is undertaken before acceptance). We currently have practitioners in England, Australia, New Zealand, and Scotland.
For non-Psychology therapists (Natural Health Practitioners) in South Africa we have the “Guided Meditation Diploma” that replaces the Hypnotherapy with Meditation Techniques. The same results are achieved without infringing. Meditation is used worldwide and is safe and effective.
Sadly we are recognized and respected worldwide and interact with many medical professionals from all fields in South Africa who have a mutual respect for us, we practice under a strict ethical code and have global standards in place. We honour and respect the medical practitioners in this country, and in no way wish to infringe or play any part in taking away their role, or clientele, we rather afford another option working in areas such as smoking cessation, weight loss and combating stress. Despite spending thousands of rands trying to get a response to form a controlling body in South Africa, we have had no response from Government to date.
Students attending our course (non-Psychologists) will receive a GMTI Diploma”, and training Psychologists an “Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma” (International Level)