At HTA, we pride ourselves in our ability to make your learning experience as enjoyable and enriching as possible. Our faculty of Hypnotherapy Trainers are highly qualified, personable and passionate about providing you with what you need to become a professional Heart Based/Client Centred Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Our Mission is to change the world...One heart at a time.
Marilyn Newman - Founder
Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy, Member of the A.S.C.H. CM.AHA, Post Graduate Dip. in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Dip. Breath Therapy. Dip. Transpersonal Psychology. Gestalt Psychotherapist, Specialising in Dream Work
Marilyn had been practising hypnotherapy for almost 30 years. She trained on the Central Coast in 1985 and went on to train at the NSW school of Hypnotic Science in 1986 receiving her Diploma and postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy in 1987. She was a fully registered member of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists & Australian Hypnotherapists Association.
Marilyn was also trained in Gestalt therapy, Humanistic Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. Together with Dr. Don Diespecker, Marilyn set up her own College in the 80’s. Together they provided training in Gestalt therapy, Humanistic Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology on the Central Coast. Marilyn developed an eclectic way of working with her clients; integrating Gestalt, dream-work and archetypal imagery into her hypnotherapy practice.
Marilyn was particularly interested in how these elements may illuminate our subconscious. Marilyn had worked with clients from 3 to ninety years old. However her heart was drawn to working with children over the years, and Marilyn was one of the best children's therapists available. She had created a collection of C.D’s for children aimed at enhancing self-esteem, life skills and literacy skills. Her children's CD’s are titled: ‘Marilyn’s Magic Monkey World’ and are still available,.
Dip. C.H, Adv Dip. C.H, Cert. Jungian Dream Analysis, Cert. Dynamic Pain Control, Dip. Life Coach, Dip. Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Dip. Breath Therapy, Specialising in Cancer
Kaz & Marilyn trained together back in the 80's, first achieving their Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, then going on to further studies.
After a terminal diagnosis of 4th stage cancer in 1990, and told to 'get her affairs in order', Kaz put her knowledge to the test, and had her surgery under self hypnosis to give her body every chance and no chemo or radiation. Daily hypnosis sessions Kaz believes, saved her life. Kaz then became a Cancer Specialist in her private practice.
The recent loss of her beloved Mother ~ Marilyn Newman, has seen her take up the challenge of Director of Training, one which is most heartfelt, as HTA was her Mother's life's work. Kaz is determined to make HTA one of the most respected schools in Australia, and deliver our program with love, compassion & the nurturing that her Mother so exhumed.
Jody Wood – Partner/Hypnotherapy Trainer
Dip. C.H, Adv Dip. C.H, Cert III Teaching and Assessment, Member AHA & ASCH
Jody comes from a large medical family that owns and operates private hospitals, manages and directs government hospital units and consults for the private sector. She started her career working in aged care disability support and psychiatric care and progressed into a training role. Through her career she has worked for many not for profit organisations including Women’s Refuges as well as starting her own grass roots organization to effect change in the governments Gambling legislations. Jody’s passion is in mental health and addiction. After training with Marilyn Newman, Jody stayed on at HTA and had the privilege of working with Marilyn and assisting in developing the curriculum.
Tracy Lynch - Counselling Trainer - Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Degree in Counselling, Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cert IV in Training and Assessment ,Clinical Certificate in Ego State Therapy/ Resource Therapy. Trainer and Supervisor of other Therapists.
Tracy Lynch is the founder and owner of Thrive Wellness Hub Newcastle, a collective of like minded practioners. Her passion is to support people to navigate the difficult circumstances and feelings of life well, and to live a life they love. Tracy is committed to facilitate Change.
Tracy specializes in Relationship Coaching, Anxiety Support, Self - worth issues and Trauma processing. Tracy uses a number of different Therapeutic approaches dependent on client needs. These approaches include Resource Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Theory, Emotional Focused Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Narrative Therapy.
With over 25 years experience working and supporting both individuals and families in her capacity as a therapist and educator, both for government agencies and in her busy private practice. She has worked extensively with girls and teenagers, managed domestic violence services and supported clients with issues of anxiety and depression for many years and currently teaches Counselling and Resource Therapy to new therapists and Community Services Staff. Tracy is a strong believer that as we ‘change the sound track of our mind’ and engage with our internal Resources, we can go on to create a life we love and are fully engaged with.
Tracy is Founder and Author of ‘The Bella Journey” books resources and popular facebook page, supporting and women girls to navigate tricky feelings. www.facebook.com/thebellajourney www.thebellajourney.com.au
Masters Gestalt Psychotherapy (GTS), Adv. Dip. Gestalt (TGI), Adv. Dip. Applied Social Science and Counselling (ACAP), Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy (HTA),Clinical member PACFA & GANZ
Tamika Dwight-Scott is a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Group Facilitator with many years’ experience supporting clients who have suffered trauma, abuse, hardship, grief and loss, addictions, eating disorders or domestic violence, therefore fully understanding the complexities that stem from these life experiences and their impact upon the persons sense of self in the world.
Tamika offers a safe, supportive environment for healing, using techniques such as mindfulness & awareness, role-play, bodywork, art therapy, guided visualization and working experientially, which enables connection between mind, body & emotions.
Dip.C.H, Adv. Dip.Gestalt, Resource Therapist, Cert IV TAE
Penny is extremely passionate about her work and utilises Gestalt Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and associated techniques including the use of metaphor to gently guide her clients through life’s’ problems. It fascinating how our sub conscious minds relates to images and story in a way that promotes healing without trauma.
Sara Clignett - Psychology Coordinator
B.A. Psych & Soc., Post Grad Dip. Psych & Family Counselling. Dip. Clinical Hypnotherapy
Sara Clignett attended Sydney University and obtained a Degree in Psychology and Sociology. She then went on to do her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Family Therapy at Western Sydney University.
Sara’s experience varies from working with homeless youth at Kings Cross and homeless women with mental health issues to corporate psychology and pain management.
Sara is currently in private practice and is partner & Director at the Read Clinic. she is also the co- ordinator for the Intern Program for trainee psychologists. Sara treats a wide variety of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship and Family Issues to name but a few. Her particular field of interest is working with sexual abuse.
Deb is a Graduate Gestalt Therapist and Trainee Trainer of the Terrigal Gestalt Institute. She completed a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences in 2003 and is now studying a Bachelor in Psychological Science through UNE.
Her passion is to work with children, encouraging and nurturing children’s natural development through awakening connections to themselves and their environment.
Registered Nurse; Dip. Cl. Hypnotherapy(HTA) 2012; Adv. Dip. Cl. Hypnotherapy(HTA)2013; Cert IV Small Business.
Fiona has spent the past 35 years working as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Theatre environment, specializing in Anaesthetics and Recovery Room Nursing. Over that time Fiona came to believe that despite the brilliance of surgery and the lifesaving capabilities there was more to healing the mind and body. This led her to studies in Hypnotherapy and the power of the subconscious mind in our innate ability to heal ourselves, particularly in relation to our thought processes and learned behaviours.
Continuing her nursing work and running a private practice in Hypnotherapy, Fiona sees clients for quitting smoking, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, and many other issues. Fiona’s therapeutic approach is very heart based which allows the client to feel safe and supported in their healing journey.
Chris Davidson - NLP/Timeline Therapy Trainer
Member ACA (Clinical), AHA
BA Couns., Dip. Pro. Couns., Dip. Clin, Hyp., Cert. Master NLP,
Cert. Life Coach.
Chris first became qualified in counselling in 1996 and since that time he has worked with young people, their parents and families in private practice and for various community organisations on the Central Coast.
In 1998 he studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming and became fascinated with the trance phenomenon and the unconscious mind. In 2000 he graduated from the NSW School of Hypnotic Sciences and from that time has trained with world renowned leaders in this field.
Specialising in addiction for the past 8 years, he is currently the manager of a gambling addiction treatment service funded by the NSW state government. In this role Chris has become a strong advocate and advisor in this field. He has addressed Federal Senate on Poker Machine Harm Minimisation, presented to NSW Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing and at the 2007 NSW Problem Gambling Forum.
He has also educated health and welfare organisations on gambling addiction. Recently he played a major role in negotiations with Gosford City Council, making it the first NSW local council ever to officially recognise problem gambling as a social issue.
His therapeutic style has developed into an eclection of Person Centered, Eriksonian and Existential approaches that also incorporate Gestalt and NLP methods. As a new ‘recruit’ to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, he utilises this model within a Strength Based approach to his Life Coaching practice.