Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Guest Lecturer for the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Event 2021 (Organized by MAHSA MedSoc and Diponegoro University, Indonesia)

Hiro Koo as the Guest Lecturer for the International Cultural Exchange (ICE) Event 2021 (Organized by MAHSA MedSoc and Diponegoro University, Indonesia.

University in interacting and learning together with medical students of MAHSA University. The theme used in ICE 2021 is "Are we okay?: Strengthen Our Mental Health Awareness". This theme is chosen based on the tendency of the increasing number of cases of mental disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Regardless of the pandemic situation, mental health disorders are contributing to the cause of suicides worldwide. Although it has improved, the general public’s understanding of the importance of mental health and the impact mental disorders have on us needs to be strengthened.


I am glad to share my clinical experience in anxiety management and creating awareness for all the future medical doctors here. I hope more people will engage mental health support such as trauma-informed hypnotherapy in the early intervention and secondary prevention phrase. Although poor mental health may not indicate that you live with mental illness, but it still may affect our day to day behaviors and functions of individuals in work.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hypnotherapy as a professional occupation in the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) Malaysia

Hiro Koo, the clinical hypnotherapist from New Mind Brain Health Centre, is the first one who get approval to list and develop vocational training pathway for the title of "Hypnotherapy" in the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) under the Department of Skills Development (DSD), Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia.


Another wonderful news after the PASS of my PhD Viva Oral Exam. After more than one year of active discussion with Malaysia government relevant bodies, finally I received another PASS for the approval of creating and developing the “hypnotherapy” course standard according to the National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) for the Malaysia local field.
It is a historical movement for hypnotherapy field in South East Asia as Hypnotherapist will be a formal recognized professional occupation in Malaysia context!
It is really tough process, but I am glad that I manage to overcome all the obstacles. However, it is just a start…now we need to develop the NOSS standard for the Malaysia field, it may take quite a long time…but better then do nothing.
Believe it or not, It is not for me, it is for the field. I hope to create more recognition for my profession! Reason? I love hypnotherapy. Thanks for my hypnotherapist peers who support me along the journey.
然而整个制定标准的过程耗时耗力,还需要多方专才协助。可能还需要很多时日才能制定出国家标准证书课程。所以我的催眠文凭Diploma课程还是会照着已经成熟的英国National Occipational Standard(NOS)水准去执行。