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September/October 2017
for Members, Students & Supporters of
Hypnosis New Zealand

NZ's Largest Hypnotherapy Group & Leading Hypnotherapy Trainer ... for
Practical, Focused & Supported, Professional Hypnotherapy Training!


New & Upgraded Memberships
The latest examination successes and membership upgrades really supports the claim that Hypnosis New Zealand delivers what we promise!  Congratulations to the following members:

Rob Porter - HNZ Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Mark Scheib -
HNZ Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Jasmine Erridge -
HNZ Certificate in Hypnotherapy
Kim Edginton - AMHNZ - Associate Member
Jo Campbell-Reid - HNZ Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy
Avril Carpenter - HNZ Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy

Conference Report - From Grant
A brief outline of our recent August conference. 
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Conference Musings - from Dr. Joe
One of our conference delegates offered some thoughts about the conference ... plus a few of his own ideas as a therapist.
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Podcast Interview
Here's something you might find interesting; especially if you're in the habit of passing what might otherwise have been "down" time by listening to podcasts.
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Advanced Course - Standby Only

This year's
HNZ Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy course is on November 13th - 17th, 2017 - and has been fully booked for weeks, HOWEVER, in case of any changes of student circumstances, we are taking 1 standby registration.
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ASA Reminder
Have you checked all of your advertising for compliance with the ASA guidelines?  Please take the time and cover your bum!
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3 Free Directory Listings for Members
Are you getting your share of new business?  We offer every Hypnosis New Zealand member up to 3 FREE  Directory Listings!
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Conference Report
By Grant Boddington

5th was our conference.  A very relaxed and enjoyable event indeed.  On the Friday evening, it was very pleasing to see so many of you join in by attending our super-friendly informal gathering for pre-conference socialising and networking.  It was an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues - and to meet a few new ones.

Then, on the Saturday at the conference itself, everything flowed very smoothly and casually.  It was attended by an enthusiastic collection of wonderful Hypnotherapists eager to share techniques, ideas and experiences.

We had 5 brilliant speakers; the day commenced with a hugely valuable presentation from Avril Carpenter on Weight Management.  I heard comments between some pretty senior Hypnotherapists, that it was one of the best presentations on that topic that they had ever experienced. 

After morning tea there was a brief outline of HNZ Resources from myself; then Ian Blaine's very informative presentation on Anxiety & Phobias.  This was essential content,
with plenty of great tips for Hypnotherapists working in this area to take away for the betterment of their clients.

Lunch was another opportunity for networking; followed by some serious fun with Linda Woodgate as she led us though her Mind/Body Connection game. Tons of laughs and eureka moments here.

Then it was another Boddington to the fore; our own Dr. Laura!  For those who like to know something of the mechanics of the brain, this was a very clear and explanatory presentation from a competant young Neuroscientist.  Laura has now left NZ to take up a new contract in the USA.

After another cuppa and a muffin, I spoke briefly on the importance of keeping your advertising within the criteria of the Advertising Standards Authority and the Commerce Commission. I hope you've all checked your websites for compliance.

Our final speaker of the day was Sheryl Murray, with some essential and interesting business information. I've personally implemented her tip about photocopying thermal receipts for long-term storage in my monthly accounts.

It was another great HNZ event and I wish my successor(s) all the best in building on the conferences and Peer Support meetings that Karen & I have run in recent years.  (There will probably be another at the Boddshop in February. See you there?)

  2017 HNZ Conference

Some Musings After the Conference
By Dr. Joe Rozencwajg

Dr. Joe RozencwajgThat was a very enjoyable conference, looking forward for more of the same and maybe over a full week-end. I would like to write about some facts discussed and not discussed then.

First is the need for professional insurance. Like Homeopaths, Hypnotherapists are considered low risk practitioners, both by the insurance companies and the Government, no matter who is at the helm...so why spend even a small amount for what will hopefully be totally useless (I pay $150/year covering the whole gamut of my practice, with many different modalities). It is not as much to protect the patient but to protect the practitioner, cover his legal expenses should he need it and any payments should a court decide that way.  In the recent weeks there have been reports of counsellors being charged with sexual abuse while “their patients were under hypnosis or deep relaxation” and there are historical complaints against dentists charged the same: those were finally dismissed when it was demonstrated that the memory of abuse was cause by the drug midazolam, used concomitantly. We do not use drugs, but the general public at large is often still convinced that hypnotists have that ability to convince those “under” to do whatever they want and can implant deep pulsions, incontrollable ones...thank you Hollywood. This kind of complaint can hit anyone of us, destroy a practice and a reputation even when name suppression is granted, as anyone can sit in a courtroom and listen, then spread the word. Nobody wants to add to that ordeal the need to sell his home to cover legal fees. Insurance is the kind of expense we hope and want to be paid for nothing; the alternative is far from enticing.

Then there was the discussion about what to put on one’s website. I would like to repeat what I said then: we do not treat any pathology, be it physical, mental, emotional or psychological (actually nobody does, including the conventional medical practitioners despite their claims). We happen to treat patients, or clients as many call them, who happen to present complaints and symptoms that, when grouped together, happen to be classified under a label...eczema, IBS, addiction, whatever...nobody treats a label, which is a conversational tool, a shortcut allowing for easier exchanges, we treat the bearer of the label, the same way you do not eat the wrapper of your candy, but the candy itself, and the wrapper can often be completely different from the candy itself. Like I did on my own website, I recommend not to mention any disease or pathology by name but to indicate that you treat people; the treatment is individualised and specific to each patient according to his own personal needs; and if it happens to cover an existing pathology that is part of the general picture, well that is a bonus. Simplest way to avoid trouble.

Dr. Joe.

[Note from Grant: Those who do want insurance might source it from either Aon Insurance, or bizcover.co.nz. Professional Indemnity is cover for people and Public Liability is for property.  EG: if a client accused you of some harm, then you might need Professional Indemnity insurance - and if you caused damage to a hired business premises, then Public Liability insurance would be appropriate.  Remember also, that you probably already have ACC cover in case of a client being injured while consulting you.]

Podcast Interview
I got a call recently from one Will Flemming who runs "WILLOSOPHY" - an online podcast website.  Will asked if I would allow him to interview me about my Hypnotherapy.  DUH!  Try asking one motor-mouth to say no to another - when it's all good promo!   As soon as I confirmed that his interview would show Hypnotherapy in a positive light, I agreed.

Anyway, the interview for the podcast duely went ahead and after he'd edited out most of my slip-ups and f-ups, the result was: Grant having a rant!  (BTW, Will named it!) :)

You can listen to the 30 minute podcast here:

Or direct from Will's webpage here: http://willosophy.libsyn.com/stop-with-all-the-negativity

ASA Reminder
After the information provided at the conference, I trust that ever one of you, who does any form of advertising, has now visited the ASA website and carefully read through the Therapeutic and Health Advertising Code.  (If you're looking a little sheepish right now, here's the link.) 

If any of your advertising mentions your ability to CURE, FIX, HEAL, etc., or mentions serious medical issues with so much as an inferred hint of "I can fix that" the self-appointed watchdogs that I mentioned at the conference could soon be "potting" you.  So please take this seriously and vet your advertising - especially your website.

I have been receiving copies of the latest judgements and natural therapists are in the crosshairs!  Keep yourself and your profession honest.

Enjoy the Benefits of Hypnosis New Zealand Membership
Wherever you trained as a Professional Hypnotherapist - and whatever other Hypnotherapy groups or associations that you may or may not belong to, we have the ideal Hypnosis New Zealand membership for you!
NB: HNZ membership is now the only way to get a free listing in our Directory of HNZ Hypnotherapists.

1. Join as an Associate MemberAMHNZ Cert
  • Application fee - Nil
  • Assessment fee - Nil
  • Prerequisite - Experienced, reputable, professional Hypnotherapist.
  • Annual fee - $40.00 (That's it!  The only cost!)
  • Download an AMHNZ Application Form or contact HNZ for more information.

2. Become a Registered Clinical HypnotherapistHNZRCH

  • Application fee - Nil
  • Assessment fee - Nil
  • Prerequisites: See full list of prerequisites here
    • AMHNZ - (Trained outside of HNZ) 1 year of Associate Membership and plus 5 years experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
    • SPMHNZ - (Trained with HNZ) 3 years experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Annual fee - $60.00 (That's it!  That's the only cost!) 
  • Find out how to become an HNZRCH and contact us for an application form.

Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Course
November 13th-17, 2017 - in Auckland
Hurry! Standby Registrations Only
Online Registration Form
Read more about the course and its contents here

This course is focused, interactive and supportive!  Exactly what the Hypnotherapy profession in NZ has come to expect from Hypnosis New Zealand!  The syllabus is comprehensive and practical, teaching effective advanced skills to experienced Hypnotherapists. 

Diploma in Advanced Clinical HypnotherapyA SMALL SAMPLE OF COURSE CONTENT:

  • A recap of the HNZ Suggestive Hypnotherapy theory and practice
  • Age Regression/Hypnoanalysis/Affect Bridge
  • Advanced Therapy Techniques such as: Parts, Gestalt, Reframing, etc.
  • Sensitising Events
  • Anchoring
  • Ideomotor Signaling
  • Metaphor use
  • Conditioned Responses
  • Learning & Responding Styles
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Emotional Responses/Abreactions
  • Hypnosis Anaesthesia and Analgesia 
  • Anxiety, Panic & Stress
  • Depression
  • HNZ Gastric-Band Hypnotherapy Treatment for Weight Management
  • Sexual Dysfunctions &  Issues
  • Fertility & Childbirth
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Body Language
  • Rapid Inductions
  • Genograms
  • Plus much more to help you run a highly successful Hypnotherapy practice - including specialist guest presenters!

Please contact Grant Boddington to inquire, or simply complete an online  Online Registration Form and Grant will contact you.
Read more about the course and its contents here

Free Directory Listings for HNZ Members
If you're a Hypnosis New Zealand member Hypnotherapist,
then you probably have a valuable Hypnotherapy service to offer to prospective clients. 


Check out our 3 free directories for members. 
(And if you're not a member, then
apply today)
Directory of HNZ Hypnotherapists
85%  of all Hypnosis New Zealand website visitors are accessing our Directory of HNZ Hypnotherapists!   That means there are 100s of potential Hypnotherapy clients searching for a Hypnotherapist every week! 
Q. Who is getting them? 
Those with free listings on our directory! 
Around 40 of our HNZ trained and Associate Member Hypnotherapists already have free listings here - and enjoy the many extra clients it provides.  This is one of the NZ's most easily and frequently searched Hypnotherapist Directories - featuring an easy search clickable map of NZ.  All practicing HNZ members should be a part of it. 

Free Listing Application Form for HNZ Members
And if you're not an HNZ member .... Join us!

Directory of SKYPE Hypnotherapists

If you're comfortable and technically capable of providing Hypnotherapy consultations via SKYPE (or other video apps)  then this is a great way to attract clients from next door, next city, or next country!  The internet is boundary-free!
Contact Grant for a Free Listing

Directory of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists

One of the many perks of becoming one of our "Best of the Best" Hypnotherapists, is a free listing on our exclusive Directory of HNZ Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists. 
Contact Grant for an Application Form
Who Qualifies for a Free Listing?
Well if you've ever attended one or more of our Hypnotherapy courses and have passed one or more of our examinations, then you qualify for a free listing in our
Directory of HNZ Hypnotherapists, as well as in our Directory of SKYPE Hypnotherapists

If you trained elsewhere, you're welcome to apply for Associate Membership. As an AMHNZ,
you would then qualify for a free listing in our Directory of HNZ Hypnotherapists, as well as our Directory of SKYPE Hypnotherapists

If you have earned our Diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, or have been an Associate Member for more than a year (and hold similar qualifications to ours) then you are welcome to apply to become one of our
HNZ Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists and qualify for a free listing in our
Directory of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Hypnosis New Zealand is an "inclusive" Hypnotherapy group.  We welcome any well trained, qualified and experienced Hypnotherapists (who of course support who we are and what we do) to join us.  NB: There are no further examinations! 
Find out more about joining us here

About Hypnosis New Zealand
Hypnosis New Zealand is the largest independent Hypnotherapy Training, Services and Support group in NZ.  It operates within an efficient business structure and members are guided by a strict Code of Ethics and Proficiency Standards.

The group is run by Professional practicing Hypnotherapists and is headed by Grant & Karen Boddington; with the assistance of an annually appointed Advisory Board. The 2017 Advisory Board is: Caterina Findsen, Linda Woodgate & Avril Carpenter.
Our Mission Statement
"As an independent Hypnotherapy Group, Hypnosis New Zealand recognises and celebrates Hypnotherapy as a wonderfully safe and effective natural therapy - and supports the choice of each individual Hypnotherapist to conduct client-focused therapy in either a similar or a different manner from his/her peers; within New Zealand laws and the Hypnosis New Zealand Code of Ethics."

[In a nutshell, we are pro: Independence, Individuality & Professionalism for Hypnotherapists!]


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Your Contributions Are Welcomed 
Readers contributions of information or articles to HYPNOTES are welcomed. (Minor editing may be performed to enhance readability.) Generally, only topics and contributions directly related to Hypnosis, from students, members and supporters of Hypnosis New Zealand, will be published in HYPNOTES.

Free Advertising for Local, National & International Hypnosis Events
Yes, we'll even post most up-and-coming Hypnosis related events for students, members and supporters of Hypnosis New Zealand in either the body of the newsletter or the HYPNOTES NZ Events Calendar for free!  So, if you're a student, member or supporter of Hypnosis New Zealand or a spokesperson for a Hypnosis group not in commercial competition with Hypnosis New Zealand - and you have a conference, meeting, show, or other event (anywhere in the world) that others may like to attend, email Grant with the details and if it meets our criteria for free adverting, then we'll add it to HYPNOTES newsletter. All such advertising may bear a statement attesting to the fact that the advertiser is in fact a Hypnosis New Zealand supporter - so you need to be one!
Our Criteria for Accepting Free Commercial Advertising: Commercial advertisements considered to be in direct competition with any Hypnosis New Zealand activities, may in some cases be run in the Events Calendar, rather than in the main body of the newsletter. Still for free though - but only if that business has openly expressed and demonstrated support for Hypnosis New Zealand!


Submissions to HYPNOTES are accepted entirely at the discretion of Grant Boddington.  Small changes may be made in content, spelling, grammar, layout, etc., to improve readability.  The products, opinions, articles and/or services that are published in HYPNOTES are the property of the contributors and they alone are responsible for obtaining any required permissions from anyone referred to or quoted from in any submissions to this newsletter..  Grant Boddington assumes no responsibility for the ownership, suitability or accuracy of any content or information in this newsletter, or linked to from this newsletter.

Grant Boddington
Grant Boddington is a full-time Professional Hypnotist, HNZ Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Stage Hypnotist and Motivational Speaker. 
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