Brian Allen

Brian is the current chair of the Australian Society of Hypnosis WA Branch, a Past President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis Ltd, the current Secretary of the Council of Representatives of the International Society Hypnosis and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Hypnosis.  He has been the Director of Training for the WA branch since 1998

Brian has had 39 years of experience as a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist working with both adults and children.  He is a regular keynote speaker, presenter and trainer at national and international congresses.  He has presented and trained in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands,  New Zealand, Poland, Russia, England and South Africa.

He is recognised for his expertise in the use of hypnosis in the treatment of addictions and the utilisation of hypnosis and dream work in therapy.

Rosemary Crake

Rosemary Crake is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience in a broad range of roles and settings, working with a wide variety of clinical issues and clientele. She obtained her Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis from ASH WA in 1993 and has provided both teaching and supervision into the WA training program. She also trained with Michael Yapko.

Rosemary has held lecturing and senior lecturer positions in a several Australian universities, teaching and providing clinical supervision in Master of Psychology programs. She was the inaugural Director of the Edith Cowan University Psychological Services Centre, which she established and developed.  She has also provided clinical supervision for psychologists and multi-disciplinary teams.

Rosemary has a particular interest in trauma, having delivered and managed trauma response and consultancy services to numerous organisations, as well as providing individual treatment throughout her career. She has trained clinicians working in the area of sexual assault and has consulted to the Queensland Police Service. Having held a lead role in a public health persistent pain clinic, Rosemary introduced trauma informed care and used hypnosis to facilitate recovery.  She is passionate about the many ways hypnosis can be used to enhance clinical effectiveness, whilst also making treatment as ’painless’ as possible for the client.

Dr Allan M Cyna

Allan is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He is the Director of Studies (DoS) for the South Australian Society of Hypnosis (SASH) since 2015 and has developed a special interest in communication and hypnosis as an adjunct to enhance anaesthesia care. He is a member of the Board of Education  and President elect of the Australian Society of Hypnosis. His PhD in Medicine focussed on the clinical effects of hypnosis in childbirth. He is chief editor of the Handbook of communication in anaesthesia and critical care published in 2010 by Oxford University Press and is currently Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special Interest Group for the College and Associations of Anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand.

Doctor Michael Goldblatt
Doctor Michael Goldblatt is a specialist anaesthetist. He has trained with some of the world’s leading hypnotherapists and has become a strong advocate for the use of clinical hypnosis both within and outside anaesthesia clinical practice. Mike has a thriving hypnotherapy private practice.

Hasser Graham

Hasser is a psychologist in private practice with over 25 years of experience.  He is a Past Chair of the Australian Society of Hypnosis WA Branch and a past Federal Secretary of ASH Ltd .  For over 15 years he has been a senior lecturer on the ASH WA training program.  He is particularly skilled in the psychology of change and influence.  And has considerable expertise in the areas of corporate coaching, psychology and peak performance.  He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at international conferences.

Hasser is also the co-founder of Executive Vision Pty Ltd all, a Coaching and Training organisation providing professional development in applied psychology for the workplace.

Hasser is also consulted for the Australian Football League Players Association, three AFL coaches, the Australian Institute of Sport and has been involved in television documentaries that help address youth suicide.

Callie Hattingh

Callie is the president of the Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. He is the director of the Erickson Institute of Sydney and a previous director of the Milton H Eri ckson Institute of South Africa and Cape Town. He has been a trainer in Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy since 2000 and has organised various congresses and trainings on clinical hypnosis, trauma and psychotherapy. He is a registered supervisor and trainer with Ego State Therapy International (EST I) and a registered Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) He has been a keynote speaker and faculty member at numerous international congresses

Dr Steven Kiely PhD MAPS

Steve is a psychologist and coach with a diverse range of experience consulting with public and private sector organisations, professional sport, the military and education.

He has consulted with the West Coast Eagles, West Coast Fever, Western Australian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Football Commission, and the Special Air Services Regiment. 

His current work focuses on Educational leader well-being. 

Steve holds a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology, Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, a Doctor of Philosophy, and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.


Vale Dr Jules LEEB

It is with the great sadness that I announce that our esteemed Faculty member, distinguished colleague and dear friend passed away on Saturday the 22nd of June 2019

Dr Jules Leeb practised as a general practitioner in a small country town in South Africa for 10 years before specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  While practising as a specialist he became interested in Hypnosis for Labour. He attended courses and “fell in love” with Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

He successfully delivered over 3000 patients who used self-hypnosis as the only form of pain relief for their labours. He also trained patients for his colleagues.

From 1993 on he spent his professional day practising Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the morning and Medical Hypnoanalysis in the afternoons. He retired from Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice in 2002 and migrated to Perth Western Australia from Johannesburg South Africa.

He practiced Hypnotherapy daily up until the day that he was admitted to hospital. He derived immeasurable pleasure from the honour of having had the opportunity of changing so many minds for the better.

He had the distinction of being the Vice President of the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis from its inception in 1980 until 2000. He taught courses in Hypnosis in Ireland, Australia, England for the Royal Society of Hypnosis. He lectured and was a keynote speaker at Hypnosis Congresses. Until his retirement in 2002 he was a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, the South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis, an Associate Member of the American Society of Hypnosis and of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysis.

Dr Jules Leeb was a good friend to many of us over the years and a wonderful friend and supporter of ASH WA. More than that he positively touched the lives of thousands of people during his working life, both his patients and those of us with whom he so generously shared his skills. It was an honour to have known him as a colleague and a privilege to have had him as a friend. His was truly a life well lived.

Brian Allen

Chair ASH WA

 Philomena Rourke

Philomena Rourke is the current ASH WA Branch Secretary she has been working as a psychologist for 35 years and has practised as a clinical hypnotherapist for 29 years. She has trained in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America and has had extensive experience in working with both adults and children with a wide variety of problems.

Dr Annette Webb
Dr Annette Webb is a Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Clinical
Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist and Integrative Medicine Physician.
Her research interests are in the area of novel mind-body therapies and functional gut
Dr Webb likes to utilize a whole person approach, incorporating all aspects of her
Medical Specialist and formal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training when seeing
She was formerly Head of the IBS Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and
has also been the Foundation Director of Paediatric Integrative Medicine at the National
Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne.
She was previously a Team leader of the Psychopharmacology Team and Senior
Research Physician at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre in Melbourne,
where she was involved in researching emerging and new therapies for complex mental
health disorders.
She has won the prestigious Emerging Leaders in Medicine Award from Astra Zenica
and was awarded MCRI & NHMRC awards for her research into novel therapies for
complex and chronic abdominal pain.
She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Clinical & Experimental
Hypnosis and Chair of Publications for the Australian Society of Hypnosis.
She currently has a Public Hospital appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital where
she heads the Gut Focused Hypnotherapy Clinic in the Dept of Gastroenterology.
She is also mother to two teenage children and a wife and daughter and understands the
complexities and challenges of raising a family in this modern era.
(See www.drannettewebb.com.au for a more detailed career biography).


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