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  • Self Mastery through Auto Hypnosis (SM)- 08-May-21
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Membership Informationfor The South African Institute of Hypnotism™ (SAIH)

SAIH (South African Institute of Hypnotism) is the recognized umbrella organization and governing body for its individual members and affiliated hypnosis training establishments and the national authority on all matters regarding vocational hypnosis practices.  Amongst its functions, SAIH advocates and represents the benefits and integrity of hypnosis practices and training thereof in South Africa and sets standards for its use and monitors the same.

Being an independent regulatory authority ensures transparency and upholding of standards at highest values and in line with worldwide standards through affiliations with relevant international bodies. Accepted training establishments will have their curriculum, training material, facilitators, assessors, etc. approved and regularly monitored.

Membership with SAIH is compulsory for students attending SAIH approved training establishments for assessments and certification purposes. All members (students/graduates/associates) freely agree to adhere to SAIH's Code of Conduct/Ethics and to Continuous Professional Education (CPE) where applicable and are eligible to receive benefits as outlined in the applicable membership agreement.

These professional standards are identifiable and accessible through the SAIH's referral system (


The South African Institute of Hypnotism has different types of membership for their members which include:
Student Member
Students that are currently studying towards qualification. Student members will receive all the member benefits except inclusion in the “Find a Therapist” listing and will be given a membership certificate.

Certified Membership – CHT (non Medical) or CPTF
Certified Members receive all the benefits listed on our Member Benefits document, including a standard listing in the "Find a Therapist" page. This can be viewed by the potential clients, doctors, healthcare providers and the general public.
Certification and approval of applicants is accepted from other professional hypnotherapy organizations who meet the criteria set by The South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH)®.

Membership includes a membership certificate, FREE standard online listing in the SAIH "Find a Therapist" listing.

Accredited Certified Member
Certified CHT (non Medical) and CPTF with 5 years or more related experience and also exceeding 600 hours of practice.

Associate Member

It has always been our vision to be inclusive and therefore any individual, group or association who is directly or indirectly involved with Hypnosis practices and willing to adhere to our Code of Conduct can become an associate Member. Associate Members will receive most of the benefits of membership, except inclusion in the "Find a Therapist" listing.

Honorary Member
Awarded for exceptional service to hypnosis or relevant modalities.
Please note that The South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH) is a registered Trademark.


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Please note: Membership is in the sole discretion of SAIH




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