The Association of Hypnotherapy Practitioners, Malaysia (AHPM) also known as Persatuan Pengamal Hipnoterapi, Malaysia is the peak body for hypnotherapy in Malaysia. The association is a founding member of the Federation of Complementary and Natural Medicine Associations, Malaysia (FCNMAM) one of the eight bodies recognized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia under the T&CM Act. All hypnotherapy practitioners must be registered with AHPM to get their practice licensed.

    Definition and Description of Hypnosis

    According to the executive commitee of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 30 - Society of Psychological Hypnosis,

    • Hypnosis: A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.
    • Hypnotic induction: A procedure designed to induce hypnosis.
    • Hypnotizability: An individual's ability to experience suggested alterations in physiology, sensations, emotions, thoughts or behavior during hypnosis.
    • Hypnotherapy: The use of hypnosis in the treatment of a medical or psychological disorder or concern.

    While there are substantial variations in theoretical understanding of these phenomena, the above definitions were created with an interest in simplifying communication regarding hypnotic phenomena and procedures within and between fields of research and practice, and so are intentionally largely atheoretical. This page will be updated to include additional discussion of the theoretical perspectives which allow greater insight into the nature and functioning of hypnosis.


      Hypnotherapy Codes of Ethics

      What are the Codes of Ethics for the Practitioners of Hypnotherapist in Malaysia?

      The scope of this Code is to govern the relationship between:

      • The hypnotherapist and members and clients;
      • The hypnotherapist and members and other healthcare professionals;
      • The hypnotherapist and members and their respective professional bodies;
      • The hypnotherapist and members and governmental bodies;
      • The hypnotherapist and members and their students; and
      • The hypnotherapist and member and the public

      You may download this Codes of Ethics document for more information.

      Codes of Ethics, Hynotherapy
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