Roger Saxelby, Principal Alpha Hypnosis Training

Roger Saxelby – Founder & Course Director

Founder & Course Director

Roger Saxelby

Dip Psych. Hyp. Dip Adv. Hyp (USA) Dip Adv Hyp (Aust) IACT Master Hypnotherapy Trainer, NZHRB Registered Hypnotherapist, Hon. Life Member NZAPH.

Roger is the founder, course director and principal trainer of Alpha Hypnotherapy Training.  As well as being the principal trainer at the Auckland school. Roger runs a private practice in Henderson, Auckland.

As  New Zealands most Awarded Hypnotherapist and 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.

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:

  • 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.”



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