Sue Wood and Roger Saxelby, Alpha Hypnotherapy Training

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 Roger Saxelby, Lynda Johnson and Sue Wood

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Alpha Hypnotherapy Training – A Brief Overview…

In 1987, after having a full-time hypnotherapy practice since 1980, Roger Saxelby with colleague Warren Fox, started the Auckland School of Hypnotherapy. In 1990, when Warren decided to retire.

Roger set up his own training school, the Hypnotism Institute of New Zealand, when Warren retired and the first class was held in Roger’s office in 1990. In 1996, after being joined by partner Sue Wood, the name changed to Alpha Hypnosis Training. In 2017 this became Alpha Hypnotherapy Training. All trainers are NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapists, the only independent tregsitration board in NZ.

Roger Saxelby, Principal, Alpha Hypnotherapy Training

Roger Saxelby

Dip Psych. Hyp. Dip Adv. Hyp (USA) Dip Adv Hyp (Aust) IACT Master Hypnotherapy Trainer, NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapist, Hon. Life Member NZAPH. is the Founder and Course Director of Alpha Hypnotherapy Training.

Roger is the Founder and Principal Trainer of Alpha Hypnotherapy Training. He has featured on Television documentaries “Brain Power” and “Potential” He has also made appearances on Downsize Me and Sticky TV. Roger’s original training (1978-1980) was in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. Since 1980 Roger has conducted a (full-time) Hypnotherapy practice.

In 1987, after having a full-time hypnotherapy practice since 1980, Roger Saxelby together with a colleague Warren Fox, who had had a hypnotherapy practice for many years, started the Auckland School of Hypnotherapy. As Warren was the senior hypnotherapist this was like an apprenticeship for Roger, “learning the ropes” as he went. In 1989 Roger went to USA to complete additional training with the late, legendary Gil Boyne, a Master of Hypnotherapy and developer of “Transforming Therapy”. When Warren decided to retire in 1990 Roger set up his own training school, the Hypnotism Institute of New Zealand, and the first class was held in Roger’s Panmure office in 1990.     In 1996, the name changed to Alpha Hypnosis Training and more recently became Alpha Hypnotherapy Training.

More About Roger
Accomplishments
He has empowered many thousands of people with many different issues, to make positive changes in their lives.  Roger has been training hypnotherapists since 1987, and many use the skills and techniques they’ve learnt in their business today. Many have become Hypnotherapists or have added hypnotherapy to their existing work (midwives, counsellors, doctors, psychotherapists, natural therapists, etc.). Others wanted to learn more about the power of the mind, for themselves and/or their children, and still others are using hypnotherapy to inspire and empower sports teams, businesses, etc. with this transforming therapy. Roger has also taught sports psychologists the use of hypnotherapy for high-performance athletes.
Memberships & Associations
Roger was the original chairperson for the NZQA Hypnotherapy Industry Advisory Group and was also in the group when it revised the unit standards, before the Natural Therapies were relinquished by NZQA in 2006.

Roger was New Zealand’s original “Mr Hypnotherapy”, a title given by colleague Grant Boddington, because of Roger’s depth of knowledge and experience. His service to the hypnotherapy profession is unequaled in this country and has been recognized overseas as well.

His main awards are:

Awards:
  • Inducted into The Order of Braid Council – This is one of the highest honours awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists (USA) which is the largest hypnotherapy organization in the world.
  • Honorary AHA Life Member & inducted into their Hall of Fame – Australian Hypnotherapists Association Inc.
  • Master Hypnotherapy Trainer – Awarded by the International Associations of Counsellors and Therapists. (USA)*
  • Merv Holster Award – the highest award given within the profession in New Zealand.

*Regarding the title “Certified Master Trainer” the IACT website states:

“The designated title of Certified Master Trainer is IACT’s highest trainer status and distinguishes these professionals as part of an elite group. As a Certified Master Trainer with IACT, they represent our International Certifying Body on the highest level. As such, they exemplify professional conduct that reflects positively upon IACT and the profession. Our Certified Master Trainers strictly adhere to the IACT Code of Ethics and set a positive example for others to follow.”

Lynda Johnson

NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapist, MNZAPH, MNLP.  Bsc BIT, Dip. Clin. Hyp. Dip Adv. Hyp. Hypno Analysis, Life Coach, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Certified Adult Educator, Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner, Reiki & Karuna Master

Alpha Hypnotherapy Training welcomes Lynda as it’s first Licenced Trainer. Lynda will be covering Wellington and the South Island. 

Lynda Johnson has been teaching a wide range of Holistic Health Courses since arriving in NZ in 2004. She graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Life Coaching and MNLP in the UK in 2004.

Accomplishments
Lynda completed her advanced Hypnotherapy training with Roger at Alpha Hypnotherapy Training in 2015, graduating with a Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2016. Because of her experince and knowledge, and her focus on credible hypnotherapy training, Lynda was invited to become a trainer for Alpha Hypnotherapy Training. She ssited Roger at the 9 day block class earlier in 2017.

Lynda is founder of That’s Better & LifeUCoach and has 5 Star Google & Facebook Reviews for her engaging courses. She has also appeared on as seen on Good Morning TVNZ.

Memberships & Associations
NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapist, Professional Member NZAPH.

Bsc BIT, Dip. Clin. Hyp. Dip Adv. Clin Hyp. Hypno Analysis, MNLP, Life Coach, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Certified Adult Educator, Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner, Reiki & Karuna Master.

Lynda graduated with a Alpha’s Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2016. In 2017 she becasme the first Licenced Trainer for Alpha.

Lynda is founder of That’s Better & LifeUCoach and has 5 Star Google & Facebook Reviews for her engaging courses.

Sue Wood - Alpha Hypnosis Training

Sue Wood

NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapist, Hon. Life Member NZAPH. Dip. Clin. Hyp. Dip Adv. Hyp. (USA) .

Having been a Lifeline telephone counsellor for some years and completed a number of counselling modules, Sue was able to integrate this knowledge into her hypnotherapy.  She graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy 1994, joined Roger to become his partner in business and life in 1994, and is the main administrator for Alpha.
More about Susan
With Sue’s counselling background, she was able  to assist in developing a more robust counselling module into the training. Sue has completed many other training programs including “Transforming Therapy” with the late Gil Boyne (USA), NLP Timeline™ Therapy, Parts Therapy with Roy Hunter, Phobias & PTSD, HypnoFertility, Hypnosis for Birthing and more. Sue specialises in The Goulding Process – SleepTalk™ for Children and the Virtual Gastric Band. She’s Also very involved within the profession as Secretary of the NZ Hypnotherapists Registration Board Inc,  and committee member of the NZ Assoc of Professional Hypnotherapists In. She is also one of the main organizers of the annual National Hypnotherapy Conference, and is involved with the advisory group that is currently setting national standards of training and competency for the profession in NZ.

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