2023 UKHC Speakers: Garry Coles – Conducting Academic Research

Garry Coles

Each year at the convention, I (Adam) get asked by our delegates about academic research as I am engaged with it myself, and part of the convention ethos is to expose more of the frontline hypnotherapy field to more seminal research and researchers with a view to raising educational standards, raising public perception and increasing credibility in our field in order that all practitioners gain. Naturally therefore, we were delighted when Garry Coles applied to speak at the 2023 convention and his presentation was about conducting academic research into hypnosis.

With over 18 years’ experience as a full-time hypnotherapist, Garry is one of a small number in the UK to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy, for which he carried out research into the effects of presurgical hypnosis on the recovery quality in breast cancer operations. Garry is contracted to a major NHS hospital for oncology-based hypnotherapeutic work, where he consults on a regular basis, in addition to practicing from within a local GP surgery.

Garry’s presentation is titled: “Conducting Academic Research into Hypnosis – Anatomy of a Hypnosis Research Project.”

The presentation will guide participants through the process of carrying out empirical evidenced-based research into hypnosis. It will explain the different types of research approaches available and how to choose the most appropriate. The requirements of robust research will be examined. The research journey from inception to publishing will be explained using the presenter’s own experience of carrying out hypnosis research in the oncology arena as a guide.

Hear from Garry in this video.

Full details about Garry Coles, his presentation and how to buy tickets can all be found here at the UKHC website.