On 4 April 2010, the inaugural convocation ceremony for the first 15 clinical hypnotherapists in Malaysia took place at the new Academy of Family Physicians Malaysia’s (AFPM) hall - Medical Academies of Malaysia located at Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur. Sheila Menon, Principal of LCCH Asia-Australia, acted as Censor and the awards were presented by Dr Frank Tan Eng Huat. It was an historical day for the AFPM, LCCH and the 15 graduating clinical hypnotherapists who received the status of Practitioner of Clinical Hypnosis. These graduates will have their names registered in the International Register of Clinical Hypnotherapists maintained by the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. They also became the first in Asia to achieve this level of skill and academic achievement.
The AFPM made its own history when these practitioners of Clinical Hypnotherapy formed the bedrock of members of The Hypnotherapy Chapter which has been formed between the AFPM and LCCH. The purpose of this Chapter is to facilitate a wider understanding of the benefits of using clinical hypnosis for patient care. This Chapter was launched recently in July 2010.