The Society of Stress Managers (SSM) was set up in 1999 to provide a professional association for people who are qualified to nationally accredited standards in the skills of stress management. It was rebranded in 2016 as The Association of Hypnotherapy & Stress Management (AHSM) because it was felt that the name of the organisation no longer adequately reflected the key areas practised by its members.
AHSM has a Code of Conduct, Ethics and Practice, which all members adhere to. All our members are fully insured for the therapies they use, and the techniques and processes they adopt. In addition the stress levels of each of our practitioners are regularly checked to ensure that we can be fully effective in helping our clients. We also work with peer group supervision to maintain our very high standard of care.
AHSM worked with UKCHO (the United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations) to establish an online Public Register – The National Register of Hypnotherapists.
We are also covered by the main national umbrella body – the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council). The CNHC is the only umbrella body recognised by the NHS. For more information please visit the CNHC website here: http://www.cnhc.org.uk/
We will be glad to answer any questions you may have about our organisation, or to give you further information on any of the topics you may read about on this site. Please contact us by email or phone us on the Freephone number listed (0800 093 7419).
The Management pay tribute to Peter Matthews who contributed so much to AHSM, UKCHO and CNHC before his death in November 2021. Click here for more.