Here is list of the 2022 UKHC speakers and presentations in alphabetic order.
The schedule for the 3 days of the convention giving the timing and location of each presentation can be found here.
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The convention venue is the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel. All presentations, workshops and other convention events such as the Gala Dinner are held here. We will have an obvious welcome, registration and information area with some vendor tables. This is close to our presentation and workshop rooms: The Kew Theatre, The Windsor Room and The Richmond Room.
Tickets for the convention days and the additional individually bookable pre and post-convention workshops must be purchased in advance via this website. We do not issue physical or e-tickets but you will be given a lanyard pass on your arrival which must be worn at all times to gain entry to the convention rooms.
You’re a Hypnotist? Can You Show Me Something?
Sean Michael Andrews
What should you do when people ask you to show them some hypnosis? Many hypnotists struggle with this situation. Should you demonstrate an induction? What if it doesn’t work? Perhaps you should show a suggestibility test or just explain how hypnosis works but is that enough? Here’s how to impress them!
Sean will demonstrate a proven strategy to respond to this oft-posed question. Discover how to “show them something,” educate them, and also amaze them. And did I mention that you cannot fail?
Participants will learn how to identify highly hypnotizable subjects.
Participants will learn how to quickly dispel fear in subjects.
Participants will learn how to set up suggestibility tests.
Participants will learn how to move seamlessly from suggestibility to induction.
Sean Michael Andrews is a graduate of Regents College. He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Hypnosis Instructor with NGH and IMDHA. Sean is the Supervising Instructor for the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute and he was named Hypnotist of the Year in 2018 (IACT) and 2013 (MAHC). He has taught hypnosis in 17 countries and has appeared on TV in five countries. Sean is a hypnosis researcher who resides in Florida. He holds a black belt in Taijutsu Karate. Sean is considered by many to be the World’s Fastest Hypnotist.
Consciousness Is Not a Product of the Brain and Why This Matters for Hypnotherapy
The talk will show the volume of evidence that exists showing that consciousness is not a product of the brain and continues after death and how this is nothing to do with religion. It will show the relevance for hypnotherapy in terms of past life regression, bereavement, phobias, traumas and even that physical ailments may benefit with this in mind. It is also the key to inner peace which is base for a healthy body.
I was introduced to hypnotherapy 40 years ago by a forward thinking GP who incorporated it into her medical practice. I have been interested in the nature of consciousness throughout my life and my reading and study has led me to put on talks about it. I've only latterly trained and started out as a hypnotherapist . My personal and hypnotherapy experience is wholly consistent with the findings of my research.
2 hour presentation Sunday 17:00 - 19:00 Windsor
Basic Research With an Interactional Perspective on the Nature of Hypnosis
Empirical Results and Therapeutic Implications
Dr Éva Bányai
After summarizing the theoretical considerations standing in the background of the approach of hypnosis from an interactional perspective, the paper describes the complex, multidimensional experimental paradigm our research team has been using since 1982.
We have been studying the physiological, behavioural, subjective experiential, and relational characteristics of both participants (hypnotist and subject) of the hypnosis interaction simultaneously, and analyse the interrelationship of these factors that play an important role in the development of hypnosis.
The results indicate that hypnosis is especially effective in mediating social support because it develops a strong, intensive interpersonal relationship between hypnotist and hypnotized subject. The mutual archaic involvement of the participants of the hypnosis interaction and the characteristics of the different styles of hypnosis show the most important features of basic intimate relationships that have regulatory functions.
Interaction synchrony in overt movements and in covert physiological processes (e. g., breathing, electromyographic activity) in “maternal” hypnosis presumably promotes experiencing the covert inner world of the subjects with empathy. In the case of “paternal” hypnosis, by leading and directing the subjects, the hypnotist may provide safety and security for those who need authority. In the case of “friend-like” hypnosis, the more symmetric, complementary relationship between hypnotist and subject may help to increase activity and ego strength of the subjects. Our basic research suggests that hypnosis – especially in a therapeutic context – may promote mutual regulation necessary for healthy bodily and mental functioning.
Therapeutic experiences and evidence-based research with cancer patients support this view of hypnosis.
Éva I. Bányai, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Department of Affective Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary. After earning her doctorate in psychology at ELTE in 1973, she spent a fellowship year with E. R. Hilgard at Stanford University where she developed active-alert hypnosis. Her main research interest is studying the psychophysiological, behavioural, phenomenological, and social aspects of hypnosis from an interactional standpoint. Recently, she has been involved in developing new hypnotherapeutic methods for healing cancer patients, and in conducting research on the effect of hypnosis in treating high-risk breast cancer patients. She has been heavily engaged in teaching hypnosis research and hypnotherapeutic methods to researchers and clinicians both in Hungary and abroad. She is a Past President and an Honorary Lifetime Member of both the European Society of Hypnosis (ESH) and of the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). She is founding secretary, a Past President and Honorary President of the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis, is a Past President of the Hungarian Psychological Association, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions in advancing the fields of hypnosis, including the “Szent-Györgyi Albert” Award, Hungarian Order of Merit, Officer’s Cross, the International “Franco Granone” Award of the Centro Italiano di Ipnosi Clinico-Sperimentale (CIICS), Torino, the Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal of ISH, and the “Living Human Treasure Award” of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Learn how you can apply Hypno-EMDR techniques within your hypnotherapy practice. In this highly practical, interactive workshop, you will gain an understanding of the Hypno-EMDR 9-phase approach and its diverse range of applications, illustrated by brief case histories. You will then learn and practice several methods of bi-lateral stimulation for online and in-person use to develop client resources. Finally, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue will be discussed, and methods for therapist self-care will be explored.
Dr Kate Beaven-Marks is an enthusiastic, experienced clinical hypnotist, trainer, presenter and author. Her far-reaching knowledge, extensive studies, and research are applied in professional settings and a busy hypnotherapy practice. She is passionate about the hypnotherapy profession and raising education standards. Co-founder of both HypnoTC and Hypnosis-Courses, as well as teaching EMDR and hypnotherapy, she is a sought-after clinical supervisor and has an active role on the Profession Specific Board for Hypnotherapy with the CNHC.
The Battle of Ideas – the Mini Convention in the Convention
Michael Beligiannis & Shin Mads Aggerholm Lange
Mads Aggerholm also presented at the convention 2019. We differ heavily in theoretical standpoints and the rationales of hypnosis.
Always discussing and commenting on each other’s practice. Occasionally we agree, smile and laugh together. Mads sees hypnosis as a special state, uses chock inductions to activate it. Michael leans towards CBH and nonstate but still loves the artistic side. Enough said.
We will give hypnotic demonstrations, counter-arguments and hopefully show you that hypnosis is not dogma.
Michael - I took my first certification with the NGH in 2013. Something didn't sit right with me, but it certainly sparked a fire within me. I started digging my head into hypnosis literature. Trained with Anthony & Freddy Jacquin and qualified for their diploma in 2014. Later took my HPD with Adam Eason and getting acquainted with the science and academia of hypnosis 2016. Things went berserk from there. I have been studying ever since.
Shin Mads Aggerholm Lange is a clinical hypnotherapist, stage/street/show hypnotherapist, international speaker, owner of a hypnosis franchise concept (shinhypnose) (Direct Navigation®️) and a TV hypnotist. He is a specialist in instant treatment. Shin has practised hypnosis since 2006.
1 hour presentation Friday 17:00 - 19:00 Windsor
The Bolton Induction and Rapid Change Technique
An induction like no other.
David shares his incredible induction and therapy technique which has been kept secret for 15 years. It has been shared with only a small number of hypnotists and is now being presented exclusively at the UKHC. This ideomotor induction, using a simple item, is not only an extremely visual induction but is also a therapeutic tool that can be used to enhance your therapy. Especially useful in making rapid changes with difficult clients and children.
David Bolton has been using hypnosis to entertain, educate and help people for over 25 years. David is an experienced stage performer and has been featured as the hypnotist on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. David is proud to serve on the committee of the Federation of Ethical Stage Hypnotists and is passionate about promoting stage hypnosis as safe, fascinating and highly entertaining.
Hypnosis Without Imagination, Change Without Suggestion
Creating the Magic Without Needing to Be a Magician
Having originally been taught that all hypnosis starts with the imagination, it greatly surprised Tim when he realised it didn’t. In this session Tim will show you how to achieve eye-opening and mind-blowing moments of hypnotic phenomena with clients without having to direct the imagination and how to achieve changes without giving hypnotic suggestions. He’ll also teach you a trance induction that you don’t know and nobody ever uses!
Tim Box is a remedial hypnotist and international hypnosis trainer. He has been running a successful practice in the south of England and presenting hypnosis to groups inside and outside the industry for the last 9 years. Formerly a lead trainer for Hypnoarts Academy, in 2015 he began running trainings in his own system; CONTROL, training practitioners throughout the UK, Europe and the US. Tim’s presentations are known for being rich in practical demonstrations.
1 hour presentation Sunday 16:00 - 17:00 Richmond
Hypnosis is Phenomenal
Introducing Neurophenomenology to hypnosis
Although the social interaction is basic to some definitions of hypnotic procedures (Barnier & Nash, 2008), very little, if anything, is written about it in research reports. A formal induction technique never works in isolation.
Having been on both ends of the hypnotic dyad, I know that my willingness to remain open to suggestions depends largely on how much I like and trust the hypnotist. Treating research volunteers as ‘subjects’ who just are there to produce data may very easily affect the willingness to engage in the process- and to adopt a hypnotic mindset.
Hypnosis is a human cognitive interaction and yet none of the theories or definitions of hypnosis captures the aspects of a first-person perspective such as experiencing thoughts, images, emotions, or sensory perceptions. Nor do they capture the sense of agency that comes with an altered sense of awareness.
On that understanding should we be challenging the results of many acclaimed results in hypnosis research?
Likewise, how can we debate the theory of hypnotic response and the sense of involuntariness without understanding the subjective experience of the action response?
Neurophenomenology attempts to synthesise systematic introspective enquiry with measures of brain functioning.
Linda is an avid reader of late-night research papers, dental professional, successful hypnotherapist, lecturer at UCL in Dental Hypnosis, award winner x2 RSM Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section, Cognitive Behavioural and Advanced Hypnotherapist from AECTH, graduate of BSc (Hons) (1st) in Clinical Hypnosis and post-graduate researcher. Her hypnotic interest lies with the interactional dyad of hypnosis and phenomenological subjective experience of hypnosis.
In the past, we believed in magic, spiritualism, mystic healing and more… but then we began to understand… we turned away from the fanciful and embraced the science and rational thinking… but what if we lost something on this journey?
What if magic is just another word for the power of belief and the warmth of human connection?
What if we could take all we’ve learned through science and re-engage with the magic and become the ethical witch doctor?
James Brown has been performing for over 20 years and is widely regarded as one of the leading close up magicians in the South - achieving the prestigious title of Close Up Magician of the Year by the world-famous Magic Circle. Over the past 2 decades, James has been in demand to consult on several high profile TV shows as well as lecturing worldwide on performance skills, confidence and hypnosis.
How to Be an LGBT+ Affirmative Therapist (The Deep Dive Edition)
Helping you boost your knowledge and confidence in working with LGBT+ clients
This ‘deep dive’ workshop will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) clients. You will learn about terminology, identities, issues faced by LGBT+ people and how that may present in the therapy room, equality laws, barriers to accessing therapy, and how to be an LGBT+ affirmative therapist. You’ll also create your own LGBT+ affirmative therapist action plan to help you put what you learn into practice.
Daniel Browne is a leading authority on LGBT+ affirmative therapy. In private practice since 2009, Daniel specialises in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people. He is also a trainer and delivers talks, workshops and training internationally to therapists wishing to boost their knowledge and confidence in working with LGBT+ clients. He's a published author and was named by the Independent on Sunday among the most influential LGBT+ people in the UK.
2 hour presentation Sunday 08:30 - 10:30 Windsor
Making Transformation Predictable
Personal development and therapy is about transformation whether you’re trying to achieve goals or you’re trying to solve problems. We often think that if we can arrange everything in our lives a certain way and surround ourselves with success and the right people, that life will be endlessly fulfilling. But we see many successful and even famous people who are miserable and despite their wealth of external resources they’re never happy. This is because our beliefs about the world around us are created based on the beliefs we have about ourselves. When you know how to elicit the structures of the beliefs about yourself, you can change them. When you change the beliefs about who you are, not only will you access your potential and live the life you’ve always wanted, reality itself will seem to change. My mentor Steve Andreas left behind the most powerful NLP model, the Self-Concept Model, which reveals how to do this. I’m the only one he ever endorsed to teach it.
Damon Cart is considered to be a natural talent by some of the best NLP trainers in the world. Damon’s focus is to show people how to transform at the identity level in order to have greater self-esteem, confidence, and overall live a more fulfilling life. Rather than chasing goals and hoping when they’re achieved that you’ll suddenly be happy and fulfilled, he shows his students how to become the person they want to be in order to create the life they want to live. The result is predictable transformations that makes achieving goals a lot easier and much more rewarding and fulfilling every step of the way. Damon has completed several certifications with some of the top NLP trainers in the world and is the only person to ever be endorsed by Steve Andreas to teach his Self-Concept Model.
2 hour presentation Sunday 17:00 - 19:00 Richmond
Poetry with Hypnosis or Hypnosis Through Poetry
How to hypnotize and transform people with the power of poetry
Why do names like William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, and so many other poets still live although they have already past away? They were abble to hypnotize people with written words in such a way that even today they are read and spread emotions all over the world. Poetry is hypnosis disguised. And just like music, poetry can be used to transform a problem into a solution. In this presentation, I am going to share some poems that create natural trances and are optimal in a therapeutic scenario and can be used in treatments such as anxiety, depression and even addictions. How can we take a client into a deep hypnotic transe with a poem? Let’s find out…
Professional Portuguese and English Teacher; Degree in Education; Professional Hypnotist and Certified Hypnotherapist. Writer and published author in poetry, short story, personal development and self help books. International speaker and trainer in the field of hypnosis. Specialized in addictions.
The presentation will give a description and brief history of psychoneuroimmunology, (PNI), using an analogy to understand the underpinning concepts of PNI.
The key components of the immune system along with their functions will be discussed along with how these can be affected by stress and moods.
The latest peer-reviewed, evidenced-based research relating to the use of hypnosis within the field of PNI will be presented and reviewed allowing participants to utilise the findings in their practices.
With over 15 years’ experience as a full-time hypnotherapist, Garry is one of a small number in the UK to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy. He works regularly with performance anxiety with clients from all levels from stage, screen and the sporting arena. From amateurs to world class names. Garry has first-hand experience of the subject performing musically himself (semi-professionally). Garry has also lectured on the subject at world-renowned music Academy’s
1 hour presentation Sunday 16:00 - 17:00 Windsor
The Willingness Ladder
6 questions to go from “I don’t want that experience” to “I can look forward to it”
6 Questions to go from “I DON’T WANT THAT EXPERIENCE” to “I CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IT”
Have you ever had those clients who turn up and say “I’m anxious and I’m having intrusive thoughts and I have to get rid of them” OR “You have to help me get rid of my cravings for cigarettes or junk food?”
In these sorts of cases I believe the clients’ perceived solution of having to get rid of something may be keeping them trapped. Think about it this way. If my 7 year old walked into my bedroom screaming, “Daddy, daddy… there’s a monster under my bed”, how effectively would it reassure him if I replied, “there’s no monster, BUT you whatever you do, DON’T look it in the eyes”. This response would simply add credibility to the notion that there really was a monster and would likely freak him out further.
Increasingly in my work, I use something that I refer to as the ‘willingness ladder’. This is a series of 6 questions and frames that are designed to help people discover they don’t have to get rid of thoughts in order to experience relief. And, interestingly, when they truly stop trying to get rid of those thoughts they tend not to appear as much either. Everyone’s a winner!
I want to share these 6 questions with you!
Howard Cooper is known for helping people create RAPID shifts in their thinking and over the last 20 years he has worked with 1000s of individuals. He rejects the notion that deep & lasting change has to take a long time and, over the years he's seen some incredible transformations. He has worked on 'Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear' course, writes magazine columns, talks about change on LBC and even hosts his own podcast (Rapid Change Matters) to name a few. All this has gone into the “melting pot” that is Howard’s experience which he is now keen to share with others in the business.
Nick is a leading International psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, trainer and speaker and has appeared as an expert guest on ITV News, BBC CWR, Men’s Radio and been published in Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, The Mirror, Sunday Post, Daily Star, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Own, VT, Feel Good You, Russia Today, Take a Break, Health & Wellbeing and has appeared on the radio several times championing mental health. He is affectionately known as "The PTSD Whisperer" because of his specialism in treating PTSD and trauma quickly and permanently with a treatment he created called the BLAST Technique®. Nick is also owner/director of the Warwickshire School of Hypnotherapy and runs Nick Davies Sports Psychology where he specialises in working with sportsmen and women from grassroots up to GB and International level.
1 hour presentation Friday 13:45 - 14:45 Richmond
Integrating the Ancient, the Magical and the Scientific – Mindfulness, Hypnosis and CBT
Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT®): An integrative transpersonal psychotherapy
A presentation that provides a serious and well-considered psychotherapy model which integrates the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, Buddhist and Yogic psychology and non-dual philosophy – with the “magic” of hypnosis and the scientific approach of cognitive behavioural approaches to therapy.
I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, since 2007, and also Director and Principal of the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. I personally taught our Diploma training programme to over 1000 students since I took over the College in 2013. I teach also teach our Diploma training programme in Beijing (where it is one of only 6 programmes that have been certified by the Chinese Psychological Society in partnership with the Chinese State government). I have a degree in psychology and philosophy. I've been meditating over 30 years and have a deep history of involvement in the world of yoga, non-dual philosophy and Yoga Tantra.
Learn how to use mental effects with a hypnotic twist to promote your therapy business or to entertain your friends, clients or family. In this lecture Rob will explain why it is handy to know a few mentalism effects to gain clients for your hypnotherapy business. He will also explain 2 effects you can learn easily and start using right away.
Rob De Groof is one of Europe’s leading hypnotists and the owner of the very successful HypnosisCentre.be in Belgium where he is working together with 8 hypnotherapists in 3 different cities. As the owner and head trainer of the European Hypnosis Academy, he has already trained a few hundred students in the wonderful art of direct hypnosis while teaching at his school in Belgium or while travelling the world.
As the official trainer of his mentor, the late Jeffrey Stephens, one of his goals is to keep Jeffrey’s techniques and approach alive. Rob is also a trainer for Sheila Granger’s Virtual Gastric Band, Bob Burns’ The Swan and the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute. He is the author of the book “Mentalism for Hypnotherapists” and the presenter of the online show: “The Art of Simple Hypnosis”. He created the following hypnosis protocols: HypnoFasting(The Power Combo), Hypnosis4Golfers, Stop4Ever and Hypnotic Breast Enlargement. In April 2022 his new book: “Stop It!” will be released.
Wholeness Process is a method of transformation developed by Connirae Andreas. It is designed not only to solve various personal and emotional problems but also to achieve spiritual states, previously attained only after many years of meditation. It offers clear step-by-step procedure of how to go from any problem to a state of “dissolving the ego” or “Awakening” – and to solve the problem on the way 🙂
In my practice, I combine this process with Ericksonian Hypnosis to enhance the transformation and to generalize it to various aspects of a client’s life.
I am an MD, a psychiatrist, an NLP Trainer certified by Richard Bandler, Chris Hall and John Overdurf. I have been using hypnosis and NLP in my clinical practice since 1998 and teaching it since 2000. I specialize mostly in Ericksonian and Conversational Hypnosis.
The investigation of self-hypnosis has stagnated in comparison to its counterpart hetero-hypnosis since the 1980s, and this is despite the rise in popularity of similar clinician-independent techniques such as meditation.
In this presentation, Adam shows how his recent research at Bournemouth University has sought to revitalise the exploration of self-hypnosis by arguing that there are unique benefits associated with self-hypnosis for the field of hypnosis more generally.
In addition to showing how the history of self-hypnosis has seen it develop differently to hetero-hypnosis, Adam will highlight and evaluate important studies that compare self- and hetero-hypnosis, primarily in terms of effectiveness and phenomenology. This will also demonstrate the theoretical importance (and even controversy) and implications of the very existence of such a thing as ‘self-hypnosis.’
In this presentation, Adam will argue that self-hypnosis is as clinically effective as hetero-hypnosis although there is evidence that self-hypnosis requires more volition. He will then show that most extant theories of hypnosis instantiate a strong role for the self in the process of hypnosis and suggestion.
He will go on to make the following arguments: 1) There is more self-efficacy in self-hypnosis; 2) Self-hypnosis helps frame hypnosis as a skill to be advanced; 3) Self-hypnosis implies self-control, not ‘mind-control’. Self-hypnosis, with its emphasis on the independent, self-directed nature of hypnosis might therefore represent a pathway to greater general acceptance for hypnosis as a form of treatment.
Adam will also draw upon his published systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials examining the efficacy of self-hypnosis as a clinical treatment. Methodological and theoretical differences among studies will be discussed and Adam will explain how this research has informed the protocol of self-hypnosis that is now being used by him and his team at Bournemouth University.
Finally, for the first time in public, he will share the results of recent studies using Stroop task and pupilometry in conjunction with self-hypnosis compared to imagination skills at advancing cognitive performance.
Adam is the Principal of the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis and a researcher and guest lecturer in the Psychology Department at Bournemouth University on their MSC in hypnosis programme. He is the author of the book the Science of Self-Hypnosis: The Evidence-Based Way to Hypnotise Yourself as well as the author of the first and only meta-analysis on the clinical applications of self-hypnosis published in a peer-reviewed journal (The APAs Psychology of Consciousness Journal). He runs the UK Hypnosis Convention and has dedicated his entire adult life to the field of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
A fresh view on hypnosis, suggestion and instant changes of perceived reality
HELIX is a new, holistic concept for hypnotic methods to alter the experienced reality. It can be used both in therapy and on stage. Contents will be around: – Hypnosis – uncountable definitions and yet one commonality – Hypnotic suggestions and the feeling of involuntariness – HELIX – the interaction of conviction, action and experience – Changing reality by moving through the HELIX – Practical demonstrations of hypnotic effects and mode of operation
Author, hypnotist, mentalist, trainer and coach with over 30 years of experience on both show and business stages. My passion: instant street hypnosis, which I established in Germany over 10 years ago and since then built a growing community of hypnotists throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
1 hour presentation Sunday 10:45 - 11:45 Richmond
The Efficacy of Hypnosis in Tinnitus Relief
How Can We Use Hypnosis in Effectively Relieving Tinnitus Perception?
Presenting findings from my Masters’ thesis on hypnosis and tinnitus relief.
This presentation will include useful hints and tips, as well as finding and feedback from my project
Guy is a practising hypnotherapist, trained in EFT & EMDR. He has a BSc in Hypnosis in medicine and clinical practice and is looking to use his skills in treating stress, PTSD and anxiety to help people in disadvantaged communities.
A history of change, language, symbol and metaphor in culture and how to use this in your practice.
Symbols and metaphors have been used in art and literature for centuries. The transformational nature of storytelling rests not just within the stories themselves, but also in the words and symbols that exist within those stories. Märchen, fairy tales, often described the psychological condition, with a focus on individuation. We are all aware of the hypnotic power of storytelling, but why are aspects of storytelling such as metaphor and symbols so powerful?
I’ll introduce you to the concept of a brilliant bilingual brain and will talk about the power of symbols, colour and shapes. You’ll be shown how to introduce them quickly and easily into your therapy room without having to tell stories or use nested loops. Particularly powerful at times of transition, this approach is simple, empowering and effective.
Sophie Fletcher is a bestselling author of 3 books published by Penguin and has been working as a hypnotherapist for over 15 years. Although she’s known for her work on hypnosis with birth and menopause, her deeper interest is language and how we use it. She has a Masters in European Languages and Culture and her Dissertation was on Alchemical Symbolism in German and English Literature.
2 hour presentation Friday 08:30 - 10:30 Richmond
Boost your wellbeing. Relax, refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body
Embed your learning deep within your subconscious during this group hypnosis experience
An opportunity to spend time in hypnosis Theme “Shining Star”, which includes a visualisation of a dark sky. A chance for your mind and body to relax, refresh and rejuvenate, enabling you to get the most out of this UK Hypnosis Convention.
Helping your mind to effortlessly store new learnings, and to be able to recall them when needed.
Plenty of ego-boosting too!
Lisa was trained by Dr Kate Beaven-Marks ten years ago and has been leading group hypnosis sessions for five years. She actively promotes relaxation as a key pillar of wellbeing. Empowering people through 121 and group sessions to use hypnosis to rapidly reach levels of deep relaxation; levels of relaxation often assumed unattainable by most “busy people”. Feedback: “I come out of the sessions fully refreshed, energised and able to concentrate more“
1 hour presentation Sunday 11:45 - 12:45 Windsor
Learn to Hypnotise FAST: Rapid Inductions & Instant Hypnosis
Rory Z Fulcher
I will be teaching the techniques & methods used to get people (whether therapy clients or friends, family and complete strangers) into a deep state of hypnosis in mere seconds. From learning how to quickly test hypnotic-suggestibility to the thoroughly impressive and effective ‘shock inductions’, this presentation will change the way you work … and we’ll have a lot of fun with it too!
Rory Z. Fulcher is a Stage & Street Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist and Hypnosis Trainer based in Norfolk, England. With over 13 years’ experience as a hypnotist and having authored 5 hypnosis books and a couple of DVDs too, Rory Z is an expert in the field of hypnosis and is a well-respected international trainer and speaker.
2 hour presentation Sunday 08:30 - 10:30 Richmond
This Therapy Works!
Using EEG to Reveal How the Brain Responds to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
This presentation delivers the findings of my research project into the use of EEG (electroencephalogram) to demonstrate the effect of hypnosis on the brain.
Carried out at the University of the West of England, the research findings are presented within the context of the latest neuroscience publications exploring problem solving and creativity.
The presentation will demonstrate how hypnosis produces extraordinary results via the activation of these areas of the brain producing the Eureka! effect.
After completing my PhD I lectured in academia for 17 years delivering training to psychologists. In 2016 I trained in hypnotherapy and between 2017-2019 conducted a research project into the effect of hypnosis on the brain. Now in private practice, I set up the Clinical Hypnotherapy School along with Dorothea Read and together we deliver evidence-based training and supervision to qualified hypnotherapists.
1 hour presentation Friday 10:45 - 11:45 Windsor
Life After a Cardiac event
This presentation will give attendees a great foundation on how to help those clients who have experienced a life altering Cardiac event . this not only looks at life has changed for these client but how it has effected them on a mental physical and emotional level and what we as hypnotherapist can do to help them not only deal with the anger ‘stress and loss of there identity but give them to the tools so that they can create a new sense of self and move forward with a vibrant life.
Dan Goyette I am the owner and founder of Houghton lake Hypnotherapy studios as well as The Michigan Hypnosis Association and MIHypnoconference I am a certified Medical clinical hypnotherapist and a consulting hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists I am also an associate member of the APA With over a decade in the field of hypnotherapy.
1 hour presentation Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Richmond
A 15 Point Essential Business Checklist to Thrive Post-pandemic
Building a hypnosis practice, that helps more clients
You’ll Discover the 15-Point Post-Pandemic Checklist Every Hypnotherapist Needs To Seize ALL the Available Opportunities to Survive and Thrive I’ll be sharing the essential steps you need to educate your potential clients online, and the absolutely do-able marketing strategies you can implement to attract clients to your practice today, tomorrow and in the coming months Here are just some of the things i’ll be covering in this fast-paced, high energy two-hour class: The five “must-know” emerging therapeutic and marketing trends to ensure your hypnosis thrives in a new era The top three issues that people need YOUR help with – right now! – and into the coming months (see where to focus your services to really serve your community in the best way) The easy marketing strategies that work brilliantly in a post-pandemic world (and cost almost nothing) to make you stand out to your potential clients – and get you noticed in your community and beyond How to attract new clients for online hypnosis today Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner with years of experience, or a newly-qualified beginner taking your first steps, there is something here for you! It will be a 100% P-R-A-C-T-I-C-A-L session, and you’ll receive a full training guide to take away so you can be sure to implement all the elements and leave with your very own unique plan
Sheila Granger is a UK Clinical Hypnotherapist, whose mission is to educate, motivate, help and inspire other Hypnotherapists to achieve more than they thought possible. She was the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Associations "Hypnotist of the Year" in 2019 and won the Federation of Small Business "UK Business of the Year" in 2021. She is a multi-best selling Amazon author and is renowned for helping thousands of other hypnotherapists around the world to kickstart and grow their own hypnotherapy practices with her real-world programmes.
Christopher presents extracts from their book Overpowered! and talks about the creation of their show The Singing Hypnotist. They reflect on what their studies of the history of stage hypnotism and clinical hypnotherapy have given them as a performer, theatre maker and in his own life.
Christopher Green is a multi-award-winning theatre maker and performer. They are known for innovative character entertainments and experiential shows that question and enjoy the role of the audience. You might know them as the author of Overpowered! The Science and Showbiz of Hypnosis. This came about as a result of their research when they were the first Artist in Residence at the British Library. Christopher created The Singing Hypnotist – an entirely sung stage hypnosis routine www.christophergreen.net
Working With Clients in Recovery From Narcissistic Abuse
When a client has experienced narcissistic abuse they will generally present with a cluster of esteem issues usually exaggerated by being a HSP. Working with the client can present different demands on the hypnotherapist, challenging the battle between responsibility and the magic of hypnosis. The presentation will look at the nature of Narcissistic abuse, will look at the definitions around the buzzwords connected to the currently fashionable term and why it doesn’t apply to most clients. The structure of sessions, and how the recovery works. Scripts and session formulas will be given out.
Tracey Grist is a hypnotherapist in private practice, London and specialises in self esteem and recovery from Narcissistic abuse. Tracey trained as a counsellor but felt that it didn’t give the ‘how’ to create change so when she discovered Hypnotherapy she realised she would always be a hypnotherapist. In the past Tracey worked closely with the Echo society (specialist therapists for Narcissistic abuse) and is currently chairman for the NCH, as it is always important for her to follow her passion and invest into the bigger picture for future generations to build upon. Formerly a Stained glass artist Tracey has always been interested and involved in communication, not just that which we speak but how we communicate without words; through passion and expression in the spaces between.
Do you know what your core life and business values are? If not, you may be missing out on the keys that will help you unlock your limitless potential. Using a simple, hands-on exercise that all of the attendees will participate in, you will learn what areas of your practice to enhance, to focus on and to release for later. If you are feeling stuck, not sure which way to go next or how to create/re-create your practice, this workshop is for you. Fun, educational and practical. Join us to uncover the secrets to your ideal, values-driven practice. (Life and relationship enhancement a free bonus!)
Kathy Gruver is a life coach, speaker, author and hypnotherapist with 30+ years of experience in mind/body medicine and human behaviour. She has written 8 books including Journey of Healing, Say What?!, Conquer your Stress and Market my Practice. She has appeared on over 250 radio and TV shows including Dr Phil. She has graced the TEDx stage twice and has lectured on 4 continents, 3 cruise ships and a handful of islands. Her talks are fun, funny, practical and tailored to what will serve the audience best. For fun, she enjoys improv, hip hop dance and flying trapeze.
1 hour presentation Friday 14:45 - 15:45 Windsor
The New Modality
Learn how this new modality was created, the evidence held behind it and the ability this gives people to use hypnosis with the hearing impaired.
Phil Hedges the co-founder of the Progressive Hypnosis Academy and 2 times world record holder in the field of hypnosis comes all the way from Australia to present to you the findings and results of this life-changing modality.
1 hour presentation Sunday 13:45 - 14:45 Richmond
Mirroring Hands: An Effective Therapy for Every Client
How Being Client-Responsive Eliminates Resistance, Trance Inhibition and Abbreaction
The practice of Mirroring Hands emerged in the 1980’s from the work of Ernest Rossi with Milton Erickson, continued now with Richard Hill.
We will share in practical demonstrations, but also learn what is behind being a client-responsive therapist.
It is a unique experience to stand back and allow the client to find their best therapeutic connection with their own natural problem-solving and mind to body healing. It is how non-directive therapy is best practised today.
Richard Hill is a practising psychotherapist/counsellor, author, and supervisor. He developed a Curiosity Oriented Approach for therapeutic practice and daily life; is mentored by Ernest Rossi, PhD; and is co-author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands, with Rossi who was mentored by Milton Erickson. Richard is Managing Editor of The Science of Psychotherapy magazine and holds several Masters degrees. Other books include Choose Hope and How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy!
Reports, Notes, GDPR, Data Protection and Disclosure
Former Safeguarding Lawyer and now Practising Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you through the essential good practice and an overview of a legally sound approach to the statutory guidance on Note Taking, Report Writing and Record-Keeping. Your Notes/Information Sharing/ Evidence/Data Protection & Safeguarding within the ‘Caldicott Guidelines’ and GDPR/DPA.
We will discuss the following:
What is Good Practice when working with Children?
Disclosure and consent when working with other professionals
Will we, or our work ever be called into evidence in court proceedings, and what are our responsibilities?
A not to be missed session. In an age where private and public cases are being brought to court more and more, and mental health issues are at the forefront of formal and non-formal proceedings, all professionals are expected to be compliant with good practice and legislation, even at the earliest stages. It is essential we get it right.
I am a qualified family and child lawyer and legal trainer as well as a qualified hypnotherapist. I work with children and adults with trauma, anxiety, low mood and other connected issues such as sleep, weight etc. In addition to my hypnotherapy practice, I consult on all legal safeguarding matters, as well as deliver well-being and public communication training for businesses and public bodies including the NHS, Home Office, law firms and Local Authorities nationwide.
Quantum Timeline Alteration (QTA) – The White Queen Protocol
The Past Isn’t What It Used To Be
Peter Kingsford Petley
This is a new approach to resolve past traumas/events that are still affecting the client in the present. QTA suggests that there are multiple timelines available, many of which are preferable from the one taken by the client that resulted in their present remembered history. This means that a client can go back and choose a new ‘departure point’ in their history, creating a slightly divergent ‘timeline’ by means of consciously changing an action or thought in their past prior to the unwanted event.
Peter Kingsford Petley is a senior clinical hypnotherapist who specialises in treating healing of memories, working with actors, and a range of stress and anxiety-related issues. He is certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and holds the Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (SQHP) and is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). Peter’s approach to therapy is eclectic and includes elements of Gestalt, and NLP, all within a firm foundation of Ericksonian psychology.
1 hour presentation Friday 11:45 - 12:45 Windsor
Using Hypnosis as a Non-Deceptive Extra-Strength Placebo
Similarities between hypnosis and the placebo effect include
Both affect the same clinical conditions.
Expectancy manipulations can enhance both placebo and hypnotic responding.
Neither requires the presence of a trance state.
Like placebos, hypnotic inductions have no specific components.
Suggestion is the active ingredient of both.
Although this does not make hypnosis a placebo, it does indicate that that research on the placebo effect and the therapeutic relationship can inform optimal clinical use of hypnosis.
Irving Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Relationship, and a lecturer on medicine at the Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center). He is also Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Hull (UK) and the University of Connecticut (USA), and a visiting professor at Plymouth University (UK). He has published 10 books, more than 250 scientific journal articles and 40 book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. He originated the concept of response expectancy. Kirsch’s 2002 meta-analysis on the efficacy of antidepressants influenced official guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom. His 2008 meta-analysis was covered extensively in the international media and listed by the British Psychological Society as one of the “10 most controversial psychology studies ever published.” His book, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, has been published in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, and Polish, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Mind Book of the Year award. It was the topic of 60 Minutes segment on CBS and a 5-page cover story in Newsweek. In 2015, the University of Basel (Switzerland) awarded Irving Kirsch an Honorary Doctorate in Psychology. In 2019, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis honoured him with their “Living Human Treasure Award.”
Non-verbal Hypnosis plays an important role in creating a fascinating effect in indirect communications, including creating a certain emotional state in a person. It’s a unique technique with significant part of my – patented and acclaimed by doctors and experts – Maksym Komar’s Method. It solves problems very quickly and efficiently.
I am an author of the therapeutic method "The Maksym Komar's Method" and "Non-verbal Hypnosis". Besides, I'm am a credentialed and certified Master of Hypnotherapy, Hypnologist and also NLP Master Coach, with many years of experience. I'm Secretary of the Polish representative office of Eastern European association of hypnotherapists and clinical psychologists. I am one of the best hypnotherapists in Poland. Also, I'm the founder of the prestigious, Professional Hipnosis Training Institute. I have ISO certificate, confirming the quality provision of services. Moreover, I'm a member of National Guild of Hypnosis, and have its certificate. I conducted a training cycle of hypnotherapy at Loyola University in Chicago too.
Is Age Regression Really Beneficial for Hypnosis Clients?
For decades, students in hypnosis training have been taught the importance of going to the root cause of each symptom or incident and resolving or working through it there. Only then, it seems, can a change take place in the here and now. In doing so, we assume that the past has an influence on our future. But is that really the case? And how does it affect our clients when they believe that something or someone is to blame for their present condition?
Born in 1973 and raised in Austria, Markus Lehnert initially worked for twelve years as an investment banker in New York, London and Frankfurt. After further positions in top management in internationally operating corporations, Markus is now a holistic business coach and life coach trained in the United States and Germany and an award-winning certified hypnotherapist, regressionist, trainer, keynote speaker and author. Markus lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.
1 hour presentation Sunday 11:45 - 12:45 Richmond
Create your own Hypnotic Repertoire
Don’t you agree that if you use your own words and thought processes, you will look much more genuine and persuasive when performing hypnosis?
When you simply copy and speak out other people’s hypnotic language techniques or scripts, which do not reflect you as a person, you may begin to feel like a mere “talking parrot”…
However, if you learn to transform your own inner world, language and personal metaphors into elegant hypnotic loops and smooth language manoeuvres…you will always feel authentic when performing hypnosis…and by doing this you will SKYROCKET YOUR RESULTS…
Mario Lima – Degree in Engineering (Ing.), Hypnotist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (HPD), Hypnosis Trainer, Guest Appearance in TV and Radio shows, Keynote Speaker in International Hypnosis Conventions and President of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Association of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis (APHCH). Also an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of www.evolutionhypnosis.com®. Trained in hypnosis by personalities like: Anthony Jacquin, Larry Elman and Cheryl Elman, Roy Hunter, Teresa Robles, Edgar Barnet, and others.
The gut-brain connection, you’ve heard of it but do you understand how you can achieve even better results when working with clients from weight loss and digestive issues to stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, sleep issues, fatigue, fibromyalgia & performance by truly understanding what is happening beneath the surface and the role the gut microbiome plays and how it impacts all aspects of our Mental health and physical well-being. A unique solution with a combination of hypnotherapy and addressing physical gut health as an add on to your practice whether you see clients 1-2-1, online, in groups or in person – this will help you have a bigger impact, get more referrals and increase your income.
Kerry is an Author, Mindset Matters Radio Co-Host, Speaker, Clinical Nutritionist and Hypnotherapist and instructor, specialising in the connection between Gut Health, Physical and Mental health. Kerry is passionate about addressing and healing the root cause of illness and continues to be amazed by the power the body and mind has to heal itself given the right simple, easy and effective tools and techniques and is looking forward to sharing this simple but incredibly effective programme of addressing gut health and the gut-brain connection at UKHC.
Many people are wondering if the stage hypnosis show is real or fake. Let’s take a look behind the scenes to reveal some hypnotic secrets. Let’s find answers to several questions: – Instant inductions – Is it possible to get into a trance while the hypnotist is snapping fingers – How to find if someone is cheating or really following the process – How to act with people to encourage them to come on stage – Hypnosis TV show – real or fake
Artur Makieła is a hypnotist and hypnotherapist in Poland since 2011. Founder of Professional School of Hypnotherapy. Polish mass media claims that Artur is the most renowned hypnotist in Poland. TV star in polish version of You’re Back in the Room prime time program. Television and radio hypnosis expert on various channels (MTV, TVN, TVN24BiS, TTV, TVP). Author of newspaper articles. He is hosting about 250 individual hypnotherapy sessions every year. 5 times TEDx Speaker.
Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery (VR-AGI) for Patients with Advanced Cancer
Fredric Mau and Teny Henry Gomez MD
Primary investigators will describe the first-ever randomized controlled human trial of virtual reality assisted guided imagery in a home setting.
This process uses three hypnotic metaphors based on seasons to create numbness, alter pain perception by altering the associated learning channel, and reduce pain via reducing general anxiety. The goal is not mere distraction for a brief interval, but to diminish the patient’s ongoing perception of pain.
Fredric Mau, D.Min., LPCS, BCH is a US mental health counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice. He is well-known at the UKHC for his engaging and evidence-based presentations on the science of hypnosis. He is a co-investigator in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery for Improving Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer being conducted through Clemson University, a major research university, and Prisma Health, a large healthcare corporation with teaching hospitals.
Teny Henry Gomez MBBS MD is a palliative care physician at Prisma Health, which is a tertiary level hospital system in South Carolina, USA. He has been practicing medicine for over a decade. Additionally, he is the lead palliative care physician at the Prisma Health Cancer Institute. His clinical role allows him the privilege to journey alongside cancer patients and attempt to reduce their physical and psychosocial suffering caused by cancer and cancer treatment. Dr. Gomez is the Principal Investigator for the 'Randomized Controlled Trial of Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery for Improving Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer' that has now received funding from the Clemson University Research Foundation, CU-Prisma Innovation Fund.
Hypnotic Process Language as a Gateway to Quantum Consciousness
Content words are passive, arbitrary and perform little function. Process words are active functionally, and thereby serve as an essential lattice-work for communication, both internally and externally. The true beauty and application of Milton’s patterns lies in stripping away the content, and sticking to the process, without any distractions. Free yourself successfully from content and you encounter the interaction system behind it.
Over the last 23 years, Marc has studied extensively with the best hypnosis trainers in the World, including Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna and Tad James. He is fascinated by the relationship between the structure of language and the structure of consciousness in present-moment experiencing, and the potential for this to enable access to the gateway through to new levels of consciousness. Marc is a Master Trainer of NLP and a Master Trainer of Hypnosis.
Practical Tips for Starting out With Street Hypnosis
A Follow on to My 2018 Talk on How Street Hypnosis Can Help Your Hypnotherapy, Where Do You Start?
Practical advice and demos on how to take the first steps doing fun hypnosis. Note: while the topic is street hypnosis this is not confined to “out on the street”. Street hypnosis refers to any non-therapy work that does not involve stage hypnosis i.e. doing hypnosis in a pub or birthday party. Turan will share some of the do’s & don’ts learned and give feedback on how it has help him in his therapy work.
I have used hypnosis for the last 12 years and for 5.5 years have been a full-time hypnotist performing change work. Starting as a hobby, it developed into Street Hypnosis before moving to paid hypnosis entertainment. It was only a matter of time before I was asked to help people change their lives with hypnosis and so I started to train in that area, eventually making it my full-time career.
Build Your Understanding and Confidence in Helping People With Suicidal Ideation
Deaths by suicide increased by 10.9% in the UK in 2018; the first increase since 2013. So it stands to reason that some of your clients may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.
In this presentation you will learn:
The latest research on suicidal behaviour and how to use it to inform your assessment process, devise a treatment plan and ensure the safety of your client
How to communicate with your client about suicide
What evidence-based hypnotic interventions you can use with your clients to support them
Considerations for working with suicidal clients
Common therapist experiences and how to support yourself
By the end of this presentation, you will have greater knowledge and understanding of suicidality and feel more confident in working in this area.
Sarah is a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and runs a busy practice in Bristol. She is a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) and is trained in Applied Suicide Intervention (ASIST). In addition to seeing clients, she is also a classroom assistant on the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma run by The Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis in Bournemouth, Research Officer for the Professional Hypnotherapy Network, and part of the team who organise and run the UK Hypnosis Convention.
1 hour presentation Friday 14:45 - 15:45 Richmond
Why Hypnosis Facilitates Recovery From PTSD
The talk will outline the neural and epigenetic mechanisms that underpin some people’s reaction to severe trauma: i.e. to develop posttraumatic stress disorder.
It will be shown that there are a surprising number of parallels between the characteristics of PTSD and the phenomena of hypnosis, to the extent that sufferers are usually highly hypnotically susceptible. This potentially gives hypnosis a unique role in the treatment of PTSD.
After obtaining his doctorate in the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology, Peter spent much of his time in academia, researching hypnosis. However, he also had a spell carrying out research for the Ministry of Defence, and there he became involved with the issue of PTSD. He soon spotted the parallels and developed novel apparatus to explore the nature of the connections.
Peter has held the post of President of the Section for Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, at the Royal Society of Medicine, and now has the same role with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis; he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Hypnosis. He is a strong advocate of the public dissemination of science and is a regular speaker at the major British science festivals. Additionally, he has lectured at the Science Museum, the Royal Society, the Dana Centre for the Brain and ‘Science on the Fringe’ during the Edinburgh Festival.
Coaches and therapists are not saints. We experience the same insecurities, societal pressures and conditioning as others. Given our training, we are expected to have higher self-awareness and emotional intelligence. The fact however remains, that we interact with the world through a set of biased lenses. In this presentation, we uncover some of these biases especially in coaching and the therapeutic relationship. We discover what they mean to you and your client – and how they help or hinder your coaching/therapy session even before you meet your client for the very first time. You will learn to ask your client – and yourself! – the right questions to help consciously identify both your sets of biases, and anticipate how their interaction may impact your therapeutic relationship.
For the last 15 years, I work with senior corporate leaders in Europe and Asia. I help them understand their motivations, biases, and derailers through personality profiling, psychological assessments and coaching. My work allows me to interact with a diverse audience and the opportunity to see how culture, conditioning, beliefs and biases impact the choices we make in life. I help my clients become more conscious of how these often subtle influences impact the decisions they make.
1 hour presentation Friday 13:45 - 14:45 Windsor
Rethinking Hypnosis from the Very Beginning
Inductions are often seen as merely the means to lead someone into trance, or even just an optional extra. ‘Therapeutic Inductions’ is a relatively new approach to hypnotherapy and takes a different perspective.
This method, rooted in Ericksonian hypnosis and solution-focused therapy, views inductions as an essential component of the therapeutic experience, not merely a gateway into hypnosis.
Graham Old is a former pastor, missionary and university chaplain, who is now an atheistic former social worker, therapist and author. He is the author of the popular Inductions Masterclass series of books, as well as being a sought-after speaker and trainer on all things related to solution-focused hypnosis. As the developer of Brief Acceptance, Graham is often consulted on the subject of mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies.
2 hour presentation Friday 17:00 - 19:00 Richmond
How Do Hypnotherapist’s Self-Care? – Preventing Burnout
Hypnotherapists are potentially regularly exposed to traumatic and distressing clients’ stories, with it brings a possibility of a significant risk of burnout. It’s often assumed that our training as hypnotherapists protects us from this, but it doesn’t always! Good self-care is beneficial in preventing burnout. But why do we find self-care so difficult? Join me to find out why your self-care keeps slipping from your grasp and how to stop that slide.
Dr Sue Peacock is an award-winning Consultant Health Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council. She is an Associate Fellow and Registered Supervisor with The British Psychological Society, a Registered Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has an extensive track record of supporting clients presenting with chronic pain, sleep disorders, physical health problems, dental and medical phobias, burnout, anxiety and depression for over 20 years. Sue is also a published author, featured in academia and the media.
1 hour presentation Sunday 14:45 - 15:45 Richmond
Hypnotherapy for Subclinical and Performance Anxiety
Subclinical anxiety and performance anxiety in the context of this seminar is considered a construct for people who are not given a clinical diagnosis of anxiety or any related disorder.
People who do not meet the criteria for an anxiety diagnosis, though do experience levels of debilitation which may be related to underperformance at a sporting event or a sporting situation such as taking a penalty, golf put, tennis serve.
In business delivering a presentation, an interview, academic situations such as exams, or a general day to day life feeling of overwhelm and unease, affecting productivity, general wellbeing and assertiveness.
Jimmy Petruzzi MSc is a world-renowned high-performance coach, hypnotherapist and NLP trainer, award-winning coach, bestselling author, award-winning speaker, developer of cognitive reprocessing, radio broadcaster, musician, committee member communications officer and Co Chair elect for the North West England BPS British Psychological Society, editor for BPS British Psychological Society North of England Bulletin
Learn how to make more money, and grow your revenue and income by using simple systems and automated processes spending less time and making more money.
In this presentation, you will learn:
what systems you can use to expedite your efforts,
what you can do immediately to start generating money
what are the best products to create
how to create products
how to get more people to purchase your programs and products
Eugen Popa is the president of the Romanian Hypnosis Association and an international trainer and speaker teaching classes with thousands of students from all over the world. He is the CEO of several online summits such as Hypnosis Masters Summit, NLP Masters, Healing Trauma, and many others.
How to adapt the skills you already have as a hypnotherapist to work effectively with children. Some basic understanding of working with children in general or with some SEN. The importance of the parent or carer’s role.
Qualified as Hypnotherapist in 2012. Hypnotic Coaching, The Science of Happiness and Laughter Yoga has lead to my work as ‘The Hypnotic Happiness Coach’. Specialises in working with children and young people, some with SENs. Currently creating a training course for professional hypnotherapists to work with children. I offer workshops and presentations including hypnosis, the practical application of imagination, ‘Mindfulness, Meditation and Mindset’ to a broad audience including SEN schools and the construction industry.
1 hour presentation Sunday 14:45 - 15:45 Windsor
The Key to Clarity
Unlocking your inner champion
Create your Ikigai (pronounced Ick – eee – guy), which translates from Japanese to ‘your reason for being’. I can help you identify exactly what you are working towards, to enjoy your game of life, as the hero of your own journey. Finishing with the protocol I created ‘The comfort zone cliff’, to allow you to overcome any fears holding you back and fly towards your future goals, dreams, and vision, with a sense of calm, confidence, and freedom.
Jess Roper is a 2x English kickboxing champion and 2nd-degree blackbelt. Throughout the lockdown in 2020, she studied hypnotherapy with the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy. Now she is working in schools across the country, to inspire and motivate children to get more active, she runs an online kickboxing community, with a focus on fitness and fun, and she works with fighters, to help them perform their best, not just in sport but in all areas of life!
1 hour presentation Friday 11:45 - 12:45 Richmond
The Art and Hypnosis Connection
International debut of a new presentation and product line from Amye Scharlau.
Combine the joy of art with the science of hypnosis for client change. Amye uses her art degree to create colouring pages used in conjunction with hypnosis processes to engage the mind on several levels. Receive colouring pages for weight loss, fears, and relaxation to be used with your own clients. Also, learn how the art and surroundings of your physical office can be used as metaphors for change.
Amye Scharlau is from Minnesota and graduated with a double major in art and theater from St. Catherine’s University and was the recipient of two NASA space grants. She is currently in graduate school to earn her advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling.
Amye exhibits exceptional skill as both a clinical and stage hypnotist. She is an international speaker on hypnosis. Amye is certified as an instructor in hypnosis by two internationally recognized organizations, OMNI Hypnosis - the only ISO 9001 certified hypnosis program in the world, and the NGH - the largest professional association of hypnotists in the US.
1 hour presentation Friday 10:45 - 11:45 Richmond
HypnoKids® from Switzerland: come and fall in LOVE with Kids & Teens hypnosis!
400 trained OMNI HypnoKids® specialists trained globally, join in!
Globally there is an immense need for Hypnotherapists for children & adolescents. Let me introduce you to the HypnoKids® method, which provides you with the A-Z training. Yes, really, A-Z. Uncovering, cause-oriented regression, according to Gerald F. Kein, in child-adapted version is one of our milestones. Come check out this absolutely meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling niche. See you there, love Barbara from Zurich, Switzerland.
Barbara Scholl grew up in Switzerland, Brazil, and USA and has all her spotlights on kids & teens hypnotherapy. She is OMNI & NGH certified and trains the HypnoKids® method on a global basis. As a best-selling author and renowned speaker, she manages to pass on her personal passion for child hypnotherapy to other talented therapists who long to work with the youngest of this world. People describe her as a dynamic and truly sincere professional who communicates on eye level and openly shares all her knowledge.
2 hour presentation Friday 08:30 - 10:30 Windsor
Riding in the Saddle of Change
How My Passion Shaped My Practice
My presentation will cover how it was losing my own rider confidence that resulted in my training as a Hypnotherapist, how my passion for horsemanship has shaped my practice, how having a niche that I really understand has given me the confidence to conquer my fears, launch my Practice and enabled me to easily create my Confident Rider online course. Finally, I’ll highlight how there are many parallels between good horsemanship and good change work.
Hypnotherapist at Prepare to Win. Sam works with people from all walks of life, teaching them how to harness the power of their minds so they can fulfil their potential. Sam takes a special interest in working with athletes to advance their sporting performance, improve confidence and enhance their enjoyment of their sport. Sam is the creator of the Confident Rider Course, an online course for equestrians that she runs for small groups throughout the year.
1 hour presentation Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Windsor
The Science of Hypnotic Induction
Using peer-reviewed studies to find the best and worst inductions.
Hypnotic inductions have been used and improved upon since the days of James Braid. But what does academia have to say about them? Are they the gateway to a hypnotic state, or an unnecessary ritual that can be dispensed with? Do inductions have different purposes in performance, experimental, and clinical scenarios? What are the essential qualities of inductions, and what happens if you omit them? Kev will draw on academic literature to answer these questions.
Kev is a hacker, magician and hypnotist. He worked with Anthony Jacquin for many years as business partner, writer and producer at Head Hacking: a pioneering company that popularised street hypnosis through products and training, taught hypnosis to magicians, researched academic perspectives on the nature of suggestion, and ran the annual hypnosis conference "change | phenomena". He is currently studying for a Master of Research degree in Psychological Methods, supervised by Prof Zoltan Dienes.
Sleep is vital to good health, mentally and physically. More of our clients are sleeping less and the quality of sleep has also decreased, but do we ask every client if they sleep? This session will look at the importance of sleep, how diet and lifestyle plays an important role, and why as hypnotherapists it should be the one question we ask ALL of our clients, no matter why they have come to see us.
Nicola is a registered nutritionist applying functional medicine and hypnotherapy together to enhance her clients' health, mentally and physically. Her particular passion is on gut health and mental health and supporting those with disordered eating behaviours. Nicola runs her own successful online clinic, Urban Wellness, is a freelance health journalist writing for brands including BBC Good Food, and is an educator and international speaker.
1 hour presentation Sunday 10:45 - 11:45 Windsor
Let’s Get Under the Hood of Fractionation
How to Use the Fractionation Induction to Find Solutions
Fractionation Hypnosis is a very powerful technique used in rapid induction demonstrations due to its success as a hypnotic deepener.
In my presentation, I will explain the history of this phenomena and take you through how I use this technique in my therapy room in conjunction with my Free Flow Trance method. I will be conducting an audience demonstration so you can experience the power first hand. Bring a notepad, a problem and an open mind.
Dipti Tait started her career working in TV – at the BBC in London. She swapped her high-heels for a high-chair and while her babies (now adults) were growing up - she retrained as a hypnotherapist. Nicknamed ‘The Darling of Breakfast TV’ – Dipti now runs a busy Hypnotherapy practice from the Cotswolds and see clients all around the world online on zoom. Dipti is also the Author of Good Grief and Planet Grief and lectures at conferences around the UK.
1 hour presentation Sunday 13:45 - 14:45 Windsor
Stage Hypnosis – Theory and Practice
Martin S Taylor
I shall be explaining my philosophy of stage hypnosis, and the mechanisms by which it works. I shall talk about the structure of a stage hypnosis act and how to make it entertaining, and I shall also talk about the mechanism of hypnosis as practised on stage – something which I hope will be useful to therapists as well as potential entertainers.
I became interested in hypnosis in 1980, and gave a lecture-demonstration at Imperial College in 1981. This was so successful I was invited back repeatedly. Word spread, and I have performed regularly (and, for the last 30 years, professionally) at numerous universities and schools. Eschewing the 'trance' model of stage hypnosis, I give a lecture-demo rather than a show, explaining to audiences that the effects are produced almost exclusively through suggestion, peer pressure, and obedience.
Revisiting the link between Verbal Suggestion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology
The capacity to respond to verbal suggestions was long believed to be a characteristic of, or predisposing factor, for different forms of psychopathology prior to the twentieth century. With the emergence of experimental hypnosis research and a narrow focus on healthy non-clinical samples, researchers and clinicians have largely coalesced around the belief that the capacity to respond to verbal suggestions represents a healthy, adaptive trait.
Here I will draw on numerous lines of evidence from experimental hypnosis research, cognitive neuroscience, and psychiatry to challenge this view. In particular, I will review research on the link between verbal suggestion and symptom reporting in different contexts as well as recent meta-analytic evidence demonstrating robust evidence for elevated suggestibility in multiple psychiatric disorders. This body of evidence implies a specific link between the capacity to respond to verbal suggestions and dissociative psychopathology.
Importantly, this work has a direct bearing on parallel disagreements regarding the role of suggestion in the dissociative (and germane) disorders. I will specifically highlight how research and theorization on this topic has misunderstood and mischaracterized the available evidence.
Specifically, clinicians and researchers have at once coupled an overly broad view regarding the domain of suggestion with an overly narrow interpretation of how suggestion relates to dissociation. I will argue that many disagreements regarding the relations among these phenomena arise from widespread misconceptions regarding the nature of suggestion. Bringing a variety of different types of data to bear on these issues, I will present a nuanced perspective on how to best situate hypnosis and suggestion within contemporary theoretical accounts of perception and psychopathology. Although most individuals who are highly responsive to verbal suggestion have a healthy cognitive profile, I will advance the position that this capacity confers risk for dissociative psychopathology.
Devin B. Terhune, PhD, is a Reader in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he directs the Timing, Awareness, and Suggestion Lab. His research draws on methods and theories from cognitive neuroscience, psychometrics, and psychiatry with an aim to characterize the neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles of individuals who are highly responsive to suggestion.
This presentation examines the various metrics used to assess the tangible and perceived success of a range of therapies including hypnotherapy. We examine the various ‘process’ measures and areas of satisfaction and perceived benefit reported by recipients and shows how these can provide useful outcomes. We also discuss and introduce a systematic measurement approach based on measuring ‘intangible’ results from other areas of life that can be applied to this area. Prepare to be educated, enlightened, infuriated and illuminated in equal measure…!
Dr Russell Thackeray is the CEO and founder of QED (Organisational Development & Evaluation), an innovative company that works with leaders to enhance performance and results by aligning culture, metrics, leadership and people. With strong links to the USA and Africa as well as the UK, Dr Thackeray sparks, designs and measures change which improves resilience, processes, relationships and systems and reduces burnout. His private practice, Hypnotherapy Etc. combines traditional, complementary and alternative therapies to improve wellbeing and help people to live their ’best life’.
Jane Turner is a clinical psychologist working in Paris France as a psychotherapist, coach, trainer and, supervisor. A former President of the French Society of Hypnosis (SFH) she continues to support and encourage the study, development and expansion of clinical hypnosis. She has practised, taught and written on Ericksonian Hypnosis for over 35 years, regularly presenting her work at conferences. She is the author/co-author of several books on coaching, NLP and Time Line. The third edition of her book on Time Line has come out in French under the title “Bien diriger sa vie avec la Ligne du Temps” (Take charge of your life with Time Line).
In recent years, I have developed a concept for driving instructors, the Driving School Mental Coach, which is about test anxiety, driving anxiety and how driving schools can get their students through the test. This has resulted in a successful concept that is currently being promoted nationwide in cooperation with the oldest driving school publisher, VVR. I explain which techniques the driving instructor or therapist can use to quickly create an emotional change in the student.
My Name is Sabine Volkmann, I was born in Hamburg, Germany, and am a proud mother of two children, I became Naturopathy for Psychology, and work in the field of hypnosis, I was trained by the best hypnotists in Europe and the USA, according to the cause-oriented methods. For several years I ran the OMNI Hypnosis Training Centre Dublin. In the last years I elaborated a concept for driving instructors called the Driving School Mental Coach, which is about test anxiety, driving anxiety and how driving schools can get their students through the test exam.
Peter Whorwell is director of the Neurogastroenterology unit at Wythenshawe Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Manchester.
His unit undertakes research into the clinical, epidemiological and physiological aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders as well as receiving referrals of complex cases from all over the United Kingdom.
His lecture will primarily describe the problem of IBS and the challenges associated with its treatment with a particular focus on hypnotherapy.
He personally sees approximately 600 new patients with irritable bowel syndrome every year. He is invited to speak on his area of expertise all over the world and has over 380 publications in a variety of books and peer-reviewed journals. He also runs a hypnotherapy unit which is used for treating these patients as well as undertaking research into this phenomenon. Professor Whorwell is an advisor to a large number pharmaceutical companies and other organisations in the health care arena. He has published a book for sufferers from Irritable bowel syndrome called ‘Take control of your IBS’.
Test anxiety has a huge impact on not only the individual but also society. Tests, exams and other knowledge and skills measures are everywhere in life. There are tests at school, college, university and work but they cause many people considerable stress and anxiety. Hypnosis can help, but what is test anxiety and how effective is hypnosis in helping people? In this presentation the research surrounding treatment of test anxiety is explored and the management of test anxiety with hypnosis presented in a clear step by step approach.
Linda, an award-winning hypnotherapist, counsellor and coach was once described as an influential woman. Linda helps people to change and develop their true potential by empowering them to remove barriers and focus their minds. A retired nurse with over 13 years practicing as a hypnotherapist she specialises in anxiety and bereavement issues. She has an MSc in Hypnosis and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology.