UKHC21 Presentations

Here is the list of the 2021 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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Stage Hypnosis for Hypnotherapists

Scale Your Business with Stage Hypnosis

Michael C Anthony

Presented by

Michael C. Anthony

Using hypnosis as a stage performance can transform your practice. There is no quicker way to scale. In this session you’ll learn the secrets behind putting a performance together that is wildly entertaining and remarkably profitable. You’ll discover:
  • How to build the show from start to finish
  • How to get more volunteers than you ever thought possible
  • How to master the performance of a hypnosis show

Michael C. Anthony has been a full time Stage Hypnotist for 26 years. He's a NLP Practitioner, & Certified Erciksonian Hypnotist. Michael is the founder of Stage Hypnosis University, and the Best Selling Author of Body Language Secrets - How to Read Minds by Reading Bodies.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
11:45 - 12:45
Richmond

Consciousness Is Not a Product of the Brain and Why This Matters for Hypnotherapy

Jamie Aylward

Presented by

Jamie Aylward

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
Saturday
16:00 - 18:00
Windsor

Basic Research With an Interactional Perspective on the Nature of Hypnosis

Empirical Results and Therapeutic Implications

Eva Banyi

Presented by

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.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
09:30 - 10:30
Kew Theatre

EMDR Tools for Hypnotherapists

Client Resource Building and Therapist Self-Care

Kate Beaven-Marks

Presented by

Kate Beaven-Marks

In this highly practical, interactive workshop, you will learn how to apply EMDR techniques within your hypnotherapy practice.

You will gain an understanding of the 8-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 and use these with the EMDR ‘resource development’ protocol.

Finally, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue will be discussed, and methods for therapist self-care will be practised.

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 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.

2 hour presentation
Friday
08:45 - 10:30
Kew Theatre

Hypnosis War

The Battle of Ideas – the Mini Convention in the Convention

Michael Beligiannis & Shin Mads Aggerholm

Presented by

Michael Beligiannis & Shin Mads Aggerholm Lange

Mads Aggerholm presented at the convention in 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 drink together. Mads sees hypnosis as a special state, uses shock inductions to activate it. Michael leans towards CBH and non-state but still loves the artistic side. Enough said. We’ll do a hypnosis battle together, interrupting each other periodically giving counter arguments.

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
Sunday
09:30 -
Windsor

Hypnotic Creativity

Using Hypnosis to Enhance the Creative Process

David Bolton

Presented by

David Bolton

An entertaining demonstration of the use of hypnosis to enhance the creative process.

David has worked with artists, musicians, actors and corporate clients to help them overcome creative blocks and will discuss how you can use these skills with your clients.

Through the use of video and live demonstrations, David will show how you can adapt what you already know to tap into a new market helping people achieve a creative flow state.

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 ITV’s Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. David is proud to serve on the committee of FESH - the stage hypnotists' governing body - and is passionate about promoting stage hypnosis as safe, fascinating, and highly entertaining.

1 hour presentation
Friday
16:00 - 17:00
Windsor

Hypnosis Without Imagination, Change Without Suggestion

Creating the Magic Without Needing to Be a Magician

Tim Box

Presented by

Tim Box

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
10:45 - 11:45
Richmond

From Magic to Science and Back Again

How to Be an Ethical Witch Doctor

James Brown

Presented by

James Brown

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.

1 hour presentation
Friday
14:45 - 15:45
Kew Theatre

I’m Not Your Therapist

I Don't Give You the Fish, I Teach You How to Fish

Marcella Farhat Brunhara

Presented by

Marcella Farhat Brunhara

In Brazil, we use the expression “teach how to fish instead of giving fish”.

What does this have to do with Hypnosis?

Many clients want the “magic” to happen without having to do anything. And unfortunately, many hypnotherapists are in bad shape and in serious trouble in their lives, even though they know the tools.
I want to help you transform Self-Hypnosis as your extreme ally.
So, do you want “to learn to fish with me”?”

Lawyer, post-graduated in Legal Psychology. However, what really makes my heart shine is Hypnosis. I study Hypnosis since I was 16 years old, I use Self-Hypnosis daily, my extreme ally in decisive moments, both in my personal and professional life. I work as a hypnotherapist and trainer in Brazil. I love to teach. Teach what I'm doing so that the person has the tools and can use Self-Hypnosis as their extreme ally too!"

1 hour presentation
Saturday
08:30 - 09:30
Windsor

The Nine Golden Rules in Overcoming Performance Anxiety

For Stage, Screen or Sports Arena

Gary Coles

Presented by

Garry Coles

Performance anxiety can ruin any performance, on stage or screen, acting or performing, even taking part in a sporting event. It can be much worse where it is a very occasional activity (such as public speaking). This presentation will give nine golden rules for success to overcome performance. It will also give protocols, tips and techniques to put those rules into action and banish performance anxiety for you or your client forever.

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 First 5 Minutes…

How to Stack the Odds of Success in the First 5 Minutes of a Client Session

Howard Cooper

Presented by

Howard Cooper

The client walks in – perhaps they are little apprehensive? Perhaps excited? Perhaps intrigued? They don’t really know what’s in store for them. So what can you do to increase the chances of positive session occurring. What are the ‘alarm bells’ to watch out for (those things that a client could say or do that could take things off course)? How do you set the frame so that change is more likely? All this will be explored… and more. I can’t wait.

Howard Cooper is known for helping people to create RAPID shifts in their thinking. 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.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
10:45 - 11:45
Kew Theatre

The Ericksonian Approach

It Isn't Hypnosis or Therapy, so What Is It?

Dan Jones

Presented by

Dan Jones

The Ericksonian Approach is often taught as something complex, as being indirect or conversational made up of a myriad of confusing language patterns and advanced techniques. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

In reality, the Ericksonian Approach isn’t about hypnosis or therapy, it is about how you approach the change work you are doing. In this presentation, you will learn the principles behind the apparent complexity and the true nature of the Ericksonian Approach.

I started learning hypnosis aged 13. In 1997 I began working and training in mental health and in 2001 I started a private hypnotherapy practice. I resonated with an Ericksonian Approach and Solution Focused Therapy. These became my main areas of focus over the years. I started teaching hypnotherapists in 2004 and teaching a hypnotherapy diploma from 2007. I now teach many online courses and have written over 30 books on hypnosis and therapy.

1 hour presentation
Friday
11:45 - 12:45
Richmond

“The Addiction Myth” – Treating Addiction

Nick Davies

Presented by

Nick Davies

During my presentation we will look at:

  • A bit about me
  • A testimony
  • Different types of addiction
  • “The Addiction Myth”
  • Why it occurs
  • Environmental influences
  • PTSD and trauma
  • My BLAST Technique®
  • How to create their addiction-free future
  • Demonstration (if time allows)

Nick is a leading UK psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, trainer and speaker and has appeared in over 35 magazines in the last 12 months (including Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Own to name a few). 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 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

Mark Davis

Presented by

Mark Davis

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.

2 hour presentation
Sunday
08:45 - 10:30
Kew Theatre

Mentalism for Hypnotherapists

Use Mentalism as a Gateway to Hypnosis

Rob De Groof

Presented by

Rob De Groof

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 6 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 in 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”

1 hour presentation
Sunday
16:00 - 17:00
Richmond

Wholeness Process as a Hypnotic Induction

Lech Dębski

Presented by

Lech Debski

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.

2 hour presentation
Saturday
08:30 - 10:30
Richmond

Self-Hypnosis as Phenomenological Control

Has Self-Hypnosis Destroyed The Hypnosis Stroop Task Performance Legend?

Adam Eason

Presented by

Adam Eason

At Bournemouth University, Adam Eason has explored the effect of training in advanced engagement in hypnosis upon the effectiveness of the word blindness suggestion during Stroop task performance. Suggestions for word blindness given during hetero-hypnosis sessions have greatly improved performance in the Stroop Task, and has helped raise the importance of hypnosis in cognitive neuroscience. What is producing the effect of the word blindness suggestion? The posthypnotic suggestion for word blindness described in the literature initially suggested that subjects can acquire abilities through hypnosis that they do not possess when responding non-hypnotically. However, the suggestion for word blindness had comparable effects without a hypnotic induction.

Self-hypnosis is associated with attentive-receptive absorption, expectation, and a favourable attitude that form a positive cognitive mindset resulting in a heightened compliance with self-directed suggestion. Advanced engagement in hetero-hypnosis sessions can be created by applying the hypnotic mindset and skills learned in a research-informed self-hypnosis programme and applying them during hetero-hypnosis sessions.

Cold control theory explains hypnosis in terms of individuals disabling their awareness of intention to act, yet still act. This strategic disabling of intention suggests individuals control their awareness of the intention to act to the point that it feels as if the act is occurring by itself/automatically. A key component of this theory is that it predicts that hypnosis does not confer any special abilities such that one cannot achieve anything under hypnosis or suggestion that cannot be achieved outside of hypnosis or the influence of a suggestion. The word blindness suggestion effect (WBSE) might therefore represent a challenge to Cold Control theory because the reduction in the Stroop effect that results from the suggestion has not been shown to be achievable via other means (thus far). For Cold Control to be true, it would have to be shown that either a reduction in Stroop interference is achievable via voluntary means or that the WBSE is achievable through some other process that is not related to hypnosis or suggestion.

In recent work, Dienes et al. have argued that this other process is imagination. Our control group therefore received an imagination skills programme. Training participants to more fully engage in hypnosis to improve the hypnotic response then represents a test of Cold Control: If training in hypnosis and responding to suggestions improves the WBSE (by further reducing Stroop interference and/or reducing semantic conflict) then the WBSE is a consequence of hypnosis and suggestion, contrary to the argument posited by Dienes et al. If on the other hand, training in hypnosis and responding to suggestions does not improve the WBSE, but does improve responses to other suggestions, it would support the notion that the WBSE is not a consequence of hypnosis and suggestion.

In this lecture, full findings are shared publicly for the first time and important implications for understanding the very nature of self-hypnosis are highlighted.

I have been in full-time clinical practice as a hypnotherapist since 1996 and have run my Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis since 1997 as well as lecturing for the University of Bournemouth and the Royal Society of Medicine at Masters degree level. I am the author of several books on hypnosis, broadcast the highly respected and popular 'Hypnosis Weekly' podcast and the 'Hypnosis Geek' YouTube channel. With my PhD research, I authored the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of clinical applications of self-hypnosis to feature in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
11:45 - 12:45
Kew Theatre

Ipsissimus

The Magic, Music, (Wo)Men & Mayhem of ‘The Golden Age’ of Mesmerism

Amy Ellingham

Presented by

Amy Ellingham

What do you really know about the history of hypnosis?

Want to escape from the frock-coated shadows of the stereotypical male ‘power hypnotist’? Wondering what role women, girls, minorities and the impoverished played in shaping hypnosis as we know it today? Wish to be surprised and inspired beyond the usual potted Mesmer-Puységur-Esdaile-Braid history of your field?

Join me for a weird and wonderful romp through hypnosis’ past – and better understand our present and future, too!

Amy is a communications professional, soon-to-qualify hypnotherapist and passionate creative writer. She’s writing a novel based on George du Maurier’s ‘Trilby’ – the most popular and sensational novel of its time, featuring infamous hypnotist: Svengali. Her broad – and obscure! – research into ‘The Golden Age of Mesmerism’ provides surprising and inspiring stories and insights from hypnosis’ past, present and future. Amy is also, incidentally, behind ‘Cosmic Pancakes!’, a new hub helping hypnotists with branding, marketing and communications.

1 hour presentation
Friday
16:00 - 17:00
Richmond

The Efficacy of Hypnosis in Tinnitus Relief

How Can We Use Hypnosis in Effectively Relieving Tinnitus Perception?

Guy Falkson

Presented by

Guy Falkson

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.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
10:45 - 11:45
Richmond

The Rapid Inductions Workshop

Rory Fulcher

Presented by

Rory Z Fulcher

Come along and learn to use rapid inductions effectively, so that you can hypnotise people FAST. Whether therapy clients, friends, family or complete strangers, you can hypnotise people in just a few seconds. You’ll also learn how to tell if a rapid induction is the right option for your subject, which will make your chosen induction even more successful! Come along and become a RAPID HYPNOTIST!

Rory Z. Fulcher is a Stage & Street Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist and Hypnosis Trainer based in Norfolk, England. With over 15 years’ experience as a hypnotist and having authored 5 hypnosis books and a bunch of videos too, Rory Z is an expert in the field of hypnosis and is a well-respected international trainer and speaker.

2 hour presentation
Sunday
17:00 - 18:45
Richmond

This Therapy Works!

Using EEG to Reveal How the Brain Responds to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Rachel Gillibrand

Presented by

Rachel Gillibrand

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

Overpowered!

The Singing Hypnotist and More.....

Christopher Green

Presented by

Christopher Green

Christopher presents extracts from his book Overpowered! and talks about the creation of his show The Singing Hypnotist. He reflects on what his studies of the history of stage hypnotism and clinical hypnotherapy have given him as a performer, theatre maker and in his own life.

Christopher Green is a multi-award-winning theatre maker and performer. He is known for innovative character entertainments and experiential shows that question and enjoy the role of the audience. You might know him as the author of Overpowered! The Science and Showbiz of Hypnosis. This came about as a result of his research when he was the first Artist in Residence at the British Library. Christopher created The Singing Hypnotist – an entirely sung stage hypnosis routine www.christophergreen.net

1 hour presentation
Sunday
11:45 - 12:45
Kew Theatre

Discovering the True Self

Working With Clients in Recovery From Narcissistic Abuse

Tracey Grist

Presented by

Tracey Grist

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.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
14:45 - 15:45
Kew Theatre

Creating a Values-Based Practice

Kathy Gruver

Presented by

Kathy Gruver

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 an award-winning massage and hypnotherapist with 30+ years experience in promoting and marketing a health practice. She has written 8 books including Market My Practice and has appeared on over 250 radio and TV shows. 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
Sunday
11:45 - 12:45
Windsor

Slaying the Impostor Monster

3 Steps to Silence the Inner Critic and Step Into Confidence

Lori Hammond

Presented by

Lori Hammond

Are you waiting to take action until you get one more certification…take one more training…learn a few more protocols? Do you feel discouraged when you see what other hypnosis professionals are doing and think, “I’m never going to catch up!” This experiential presentation gives you simple, effective NLP and self-hypnosis tools that let you release impostor syndrome and harness the confidence to move forward and make a difference.

Lori Hammond is an engaging speaker who draws out the listener's inborn latent potential. Lori believes we all have gifts and abilities inside that allow us to change behaviours, create empowering habits, and live the life of our dreams. She has dedicated her career to distilling the science of behaviour change into simple, actionable, oh-so-effective protocols that let you tap into your unseen internal resources to change your life.

2 hour presentation
Sunday
08:45 - 10:45
Richmond

Trypophobia

A Hypersuggestible Conscious Manifestation of a Subconscious Nightmare!

Sheryl Hill

Presented by

Sheryl Hill

In 2009, the internet started buzzing from individuals who were posting about having fears of holes and clusters. The triggers were connected to holes in nature and those manmade. The cluster syndrome was described as “anything too close together, that makes me itch.” This previously unknown condition seemed to be ramping up from nowhere. Support groups sprung up overnight in chat rooms and on social media.

I believe Trypophobia is a subconscious manifestation of hypersuggestibility, and that not only are these individuals triggered by the environment, they are also triggered by each other, which is causing the condition to spread.

Sheryl is a graduate of the HMI College of Hypnotherapy, where she earned an honours diploma in clinical hypnotherapy. She interned and completed her post certification medical training at HPTI. Sheryl practices hypnotherapy as part of the New U Therapy Group in Valencia California, and has a private practice specializing in medical dental hypnosis, anxiety, PTSD and hypersuggestibility. Sheryl has post graduate certifications and advanced training in neurobiology and psychopharmacology, She holds a master’s level certification in therapeutic imagery, hypnosis for addiction and advanced handwriting analysis. Sheryl assists in teaching dentists how to work with patients using hypnosis and relaxation techniques at the UCLA Dental School as part of its continuing education series and also teaches UCLA Integrative Medical Students hypnotic theory. Author of the book, “Sleepwalking Through Life. Environmental Hypnosis and the Devastating Effect of Somnambulism”, Sheryl is a frequent speaker on the subject on how the conscious mind manifests hypersuggestibility. She also blogs under the name, The Natural Somnambulist for Hypnozine.com. She is an internationally known speaker on the subject of somnambulism and environmental hypnosis.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
13:45 - 14:45
Windsor

Mirroring Hands: An Effective Therapy for Every Client

How Being Client-Responsive Eliminates Resistance, Trance Inhibition and Abbreaction

Richard Hill

Presented by

Richard Hill

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!

2 hour presentation
Friday
17:00 - 18:45
Kew Theatre

Hypnosis Within “Embodied Medicine”

The Use of Advanced Technologies for Altering the Experience of Being in a Body With the Goal of Improving Health and Well-Being

Anthony Jacquin

Presented by

Anthony Jacquin

An overview of experiments that combine hypnosis with neuro biofeedback, VR and haptic technology.

“Imagine a ‘Spotify’ for states. Imagine an abundance of ‘digital’ medicine” was the invitation that preceded Anthony Jacquin working with “neuromore” – a company dedicated to utilising advanced technology for human flourishing.

Since then he has continued to work with experts to explore the potential such technologies have in this emerging field. He will share ideas, results and experiences from his research.

My first contact with hypnosis was via my father. After learning hypnosis himself and helping others with it, he told me he felt like he was vested with a special power, as if he was wearing an invisible cloak. He suggested that I should try one on too. So I learnt the basics and eventually did my first session back in 1995 to help someone quit smoking. It was a complete success, they quit easily and effortlessly. I was hooked. Keen to learn more I sought out the best teachers I could find, got as much practical experience as possible and finally went full time as a hypnotherapist in 2001. Since then I have worked with over 5000 people helping them change their lives and realise their dreams. My interest spread into entertaining with hypnosis and I became a professional performer in 2004. My speciality is mixing close up magic and mind games with hypnosis and I have been fortunate enough to perform for a wide variety of people, companies and festivals as well as featuring on both BBC Radio and ITV. Now I spend much of my time travelling the world sharing my ideas about hypnosis, teaching others about this fascinating art. Although what I do and teach now is a world away from what I did twenty years ago, the magical feeling that comes from knowing you can use words to change someone's reality, to change someone's life remains. I am as fascinated with hypnosis now as I was after that first session. Anthony Jacquin is available for private therapy, coaching, training and consultancy. He also provides online and live hypnosis training with his father at the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy."

1 hour presentation
Friday
10:45 - 11:45
Kew Theatre

Creating Fascination With Hypnotic Phenomena

Creating Dynamic Presentation With the Use of Hypnotic Phenomena to Increase Your Effectiveness in the Therapy Room, and Hypnotherapy Business

Freddy Jacquin

Presented by

Freddy Jacquin

Demonstrations and explanation of hypnotic phenomena in the therapy room and in presentations to the public. How to maximise your personal presence by increasing confidence and eliminating stage fright using self hypnosis and anchoring.

Freddy Jacquin BSc, is an internationally renowned Hypnotherapist and Trainer. He is the founder and Director of the UK Hypnotherapy College which he started in 1999, and the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy. Along with his son Anthony he has trained thousands of people on 6 continents including South and North America, Canada, Europe and Australia, become confident, competent Hypnotherapist’s. His book ‘Hypnotherapy’ Methods, techniques and philosophies of Freddy H Jacquin which he released in the Autumn of 2018 has sold thousands of copies world-wide and is being used by many to change people’s lives for the better.

2 hour presentation
Sunday
17:00 - 18:45
Kew Theatre

Safeguarding 101

Reports, Notes, Consent and Disclosure

Meena Kaur

Presented by

Meena Kaur

Former Government Safeguarding Lawyer and now Practising Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you through the essential good practice and give you an overview on the law for: 

  • Statutory Guidance on  Note Taking and Record Keeping
  • Your Notes/ Information sharing/ Evidence/Data Protection & Safeguarding
  • Disclosure and consent when working with other professionals
  • Will we or our work ever be called into evidence and if so 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 have worked with vulnerable children and adults in a trauma-based environment for many years. I am also a qualified corporate trainer and train on all safeguarding matters for the NHS, Local Authorities and various charities nationwide.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
14:45 - 15:45
Windsor

So You’re Stuck in a Rut…?

Let My Experience of Developing a Unique Programme Guide and Inspire You to Follow Through on Your Ideas!

Annalise Kirk

Presented by

Annalise Kirk

Have you ever had a small seed of an idea of how you could progress your business and income, then not followed it through?

Let me tell you how a small conversation with my partner ended up in a successful collaboration and online programme which is accessed all over the world. Hear about our challenges, what we learned along the way, and discover my top tips to get you motivated.

I qualified in 2010 but have been a full-time front-line hypnotherapist since 2013. I have spoken to businesses, charities, colleges & at business shows, & deliver my own self-hypnosis, sleep & anxiety courses. I have also produced & designed my own Hypnosis CD. I don't just help people using hypnotherapy - I also use these techniques to help myself, most recently to get over my fear of heights so I could to The Gherkin restaurant, London.

1 hour presentation
Friday
11:45 - 12:45
Windsor

Using Hypnosis as a Non-Deceptive Extra-Strength Placebo

Irving Kirsch

Presented by

Irving Kirsch

Similarities between hypnosis and the placebo effect include

  1. Both affect the same clinical conditions.
  2. Expectancy manipulations can enhance both placebo and hypnotic responding.
  3. Neither requires the presence of a trance state.
  4. Like placebos, hypnotic inductions have no specific components.
  5. 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.”

1 hour presentation
Saturday
14:45 - 15:45
Kew Theatre

Seducing with Hypnosis

Mario Lima

Presented by

Mário Lima

Seducing with Hypnosis is the art of presenting change work ideas in such a way that improves suggestion acceptance and makes change more appealing.

This approach can be used in therapeutic scenarios, as well as in any other context where influence prestige is needed. The more a hypnotist is able to present seductive and appealing ideas, not only work results will improve, but also their self-confidence will skyrocket.

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 Vice-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.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
11:45 - 12:45
Richmond

Clinical Hypnosis in Paediatric Care

Christina Liossi

Presented by

Christina Liossi

Suggestive therapy is probably the oldest of all therapeutic methods and the history of hypnosis dates back as far as recorded history. Currently, hypnosis is widely, and often successfully, used in a variety of paediatric disorders to modify and sometimes eliminate symptoms, behaviour and perceptions. In this talk a) our current understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms of hypnosis will be presented drawing mainly from the research of mechanisms of hypnotic analgesia in adults and b) the current research literature regarding the use of clinical hypnosis in paediatric care will be reviewed.

Neuroimaging studies in adults have shown that hypnotic suggestions can target specific areas in the brain, depending on the content of those suggestions, although frontal areas of the brain appear to be involved across different hypnotic treatments and suggestions. A growing body of evidence in paediatrics supports the effectiveness and safety of the intervention.  However, current evidence comes mostly from case reports and uncontrolled studies. Clinical hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic technique for the management of acute and chronic paediatric pain, although the quality of evidence for its efficacy varies, depending upon the type of pain. Hypnosis is an evidence-based intervention for procedure-related pain and appears promising in the management of chronic pain. 

In paediatric care in general, clinical hypnosis is a highly effective tool for helping children in many areas, both physical and emotional. However, large, well-designed, high-quality RCTs are still needed to develop a firm research evidence base.

Chair in Paediatric Psychology at the University of Southampton and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Psychologist, at the Paediatric Chronic Pain Clinic, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UNITED KINGDOM. Professor Christina Liossi has worked as an academic and clinician in the UK and abroad and has cared for children with various chronic medical conditions including cancer, cystic fibrosis, chronic kidney disease, epidermolysis bullosa, and sickle cell disease. Christina’s randomized controlled clinical trials have been critical to the establishment of hypnosis as an evidenced-based intervention in the care of children with cancer. Christina has contributed to national and international evidence-based guidelines on acute and chronic paediatric pain, pain in epidermolysis bullosa, pain in children with cancer and sedation in children. She is currently Deputy Chair of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network-Children, Pain and Palliative Care Clinical Studies Group. Christina has written a book on procedure-related cancer pain in children, and is a content author on the NHS e-PAIN project http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/pain-management/.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
17:00 - 18:00
Kew Theatre

Hypnosis in Public Speaking

How to Set Your Mind to Feel Good on Stage

Artur Makieła

Presented by

Artur Makiela

While I’m working with plenty of speakers helping them improve their performances, most of them claims, that the biggest issue they have is overstress and cut off from mental resources. As a hypnotist and a public speaking teacher I created and developed P.E.R.F.O.R.M.™ system using hypnosis to help people with public performing. During my speech I want to present hypnotic key points to access all resources that speakers needs to present with the flow.

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.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
14:45 - 15:45
Richmond

Power Inductions

Mike Mandel

Presented by

Mike Mandel

Original methods of creating trance through catalepsy, etc.

NLP New Code trainer - forensic hypnotist - 45 years full-time hypnosis - police trainer - forensic graphologist

2 hour presentation
Friday
08:45 - 10:30
Richmond

Wait, What?

Change, Meaning, and Confusion

Fredric Mau

Presented by

Fredric Mau

What does therapeutic change look like – how does it happen? Not gradually over time; real change is a sudden shift in the meaning of our lives, in how we see who we are. Not merely cognitive information, our stories are deeply emotional, and create even physical changes in our bodies. This is a fascinating look at both the neurology of belief, and the surprising and practical therapeutic use of confusion to create new meaning.

Internationally known speaker, author, and US clinical mental health counselor, Dr. Fredric Mau has presented at every UKHC. In 2019 he was the keynote speaker for the Australian Hypnotherapists Association, and was recognized by his peers as the Outstanding Counselor in his state. He has won awards in Europe and the US. Dr. Mau is known for his careful scientific study of the basis of hypnosis, his extensive clinical experience, and his joyful, entertaining presentations.

2 hour presentation
Sunday
17:00 - 18:45
Windsor

The Worst Boy Band in The World Ever?

( …and What They Can Teach Us About Confidence)

Greg McColl

Presented by

Greg McColl

Following on from the talk “No Fluff, Magic Wands or Hoo-Haa” at the 2019 UKHC, and exploring & developing further one of its core themes – Confidence.

Many therapists struggle with their own confidence and self-confidence, yet “Confidence” is a major factor in dealing with clients in finding and applying solutions in successful & congruent way.

In this talk will explore confidence including rapport, charisma and their role in the context of the therapy room. We’ll look at some definitions of what it could be, what it is to the individual and its importance in how we apply what we do. We’ll then explore how we can improve and discover our own confidence to get better results with our clients.

Greg initially studied Hypnotherapy in the early ’90s and continued his interest in throughout a career in audiology in NLP and Hypnosis. Returning to full-time NLP, Hypnosis and Coaching work in 2014. He currently works in motorsport, with the police as well as the general public.

1 hour presentation
Friday
16:00 - 17:00
Kew Theatre

Milton Stripped – The Human Interactive System

Hypnotic Process Language as a Gateway to Quantum Consciousness

Marc McDermott

Presented by

Marc McDermott

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.

2 hour presentation
Saturday
16:00 - 18:)0
Richmond

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?

Turan Mirza

Presented by

Turan Mirza

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 10 years and for 3.5 years have be 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.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
14:45 - 15:45
Windsor

The Warrior Champion Mindset

Strategies for Success and Freedom

Adelita Montero

Presented by

Adelita Montero

As a world-champion athlete, Adelita shares the proven techniques and tools she has used in developing her own winning strategies for success in professional sport and in life.
  • The Way of the Warrior
  • Winning Psychology
  • Warrior Techniques for Success
  • Warrior Keys for Excellence

Adelita is a 4x Jiu Jitsu world champion, an international performance coach, and speaker. Adelita is a certified hypnotherapist & NLP trainer. Adelita works with high-performing entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and athletes who struggle with unresourceful emotional and mental states, causing them to fall short on reaching their goals. Adelita guides individuals and teams in developing a warrior-champion mindset for maximizing results and creating more freedom & success.

1 hour presentation
Friday
11:45 - 12:45
Kew Theatre

Working With Suicidal Clients

Build Your Understanding and Confidence in Helping People With Suicidal Ideation

Sarah Mortimer

Presented by

Sarah Mortimer

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

Peter Naish

Presented by

Peter Naish

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.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
13:45 - 14:45
Kew Theatre

Biases: Beyond Good and Evil

Rebekah Ockens

Presented by

Rebekah Ockens

Human beings interact with the world through a set of rather biased lenses.

In this presentation, we will explore some of those biases. We will discover what they mean to you and your client – and how they can 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.

My background is in Organisational Psychology. 
For the past 12 years, I have been working with senior corporate leaders in Europe and Asia, helping them understand their motivations, biases, derailers and growth areas through personality profiling and assessment centres. 
My work allows me to interact with a diverse audience and the opportunity to see how culture, learned behaviours, 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 professionally and personally.

1 hour presentation
Friday
13:45 - 14:45
Windsor

Hypnotherapy for Subclinical and Performance Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for Managing and Alleviating Subclinical and Performance Anxiety

Jimmy Petruzzi

Presented by

Jimmy Petruzzi

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 a World-Renowned High-Performance coach, Hypnotherapist and NLP Trainer, Award Winning Coach, Bestselling Author, TV Presenter, award-winning speaker, developer of cognitive reprocessing Radio Broadcaster, Musician: A world-renowned performance coach for over 20 years he has worked and continues to work around the world with many top businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations, professional football teams and individuals at national and international level in the English premiership and worldwide. He also works with international and Olympic athletes, top professional sportspeople, consultant to sports organisations, businesses and associations, helping them achieve peak performance in all aspects of their lives. Over the past 20 years, Jim has worked with 1000s of people worldwide, and is a sought after and highly regarded speaker for conferences and seminars internationally."

1 hour presentation
Saturday
10:45 - 11:45
Windsor

Adaptive Hypnotherapy for Children

Karen Puttick

Presented by

Karen Puttick

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
10:45 - 11:45
Windsor

How Shadow Work Can Help You and Your Clients

How to Be the Mature Grown up Required to Consistently Do Quality Work

Jørgen Rasmussen

Presented by

Jørgen Rasmussen

Being able to do high quality changework with a wide range of clients over a stretch of time requires a maturity, capacity for healthy boundaries, and an ability for perspective taking and self insight that most hypnotherapists don’t quite have. Shadow work can help you mature as a person. It’s a wonderful tool that helps deal with the inner issues that perceived difficult Clients seem to evoke in us.

Jørgen Rasmussen has been working as a Professional agent of change for the last 23 years. The first 8 years spent running an "impossibles practice" based upon a no change no pay policy. He consistently attracts clients from all over the world, mentors folks in his Psychological Illusion Model , and is the Author of the book Provocative Hypnosis ( 2018), Provocative Suggestions , and the upcoming Your Not The Voice In Your Head ( 2020). Since 2009 he has been giving seminars internationally, including speaking 3 times at the UK Hypnosis Convention. He is a meditation junkie, life long martial artist and sometimes refers to himself as an insultant.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
16:00 - 17:00
Kew Theatre

Bisexuality & Pansexuality

The Largest Group, Yet Misunderstood

Zayna Ratty

Presented by

Zayna Ratty

Given that, according to a think tank examining sexuality, bisexuality is the largest minority Queer identified group; why is it so misunderstood and an often forgotten element of the acronym?

Many people are now discovering that later in life they are identifying as Bi+ or Pan. How can we assist our clients to accept, explore and celebrate their newly discovered identity.”

Hypno-Psychotherapist, Trainer & Author. G.S.R.D (Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity), LGBTQIA+, CNM. Chair of Oxford Pride. National Diversity Award Shortlisted Nominee 2019. Businesswomen of the Year Finalist 2019. Hypno-Psychotherapist of the Year Oxfordshire Prestige Awards 2020. Mental Health Columnist for OxMag & Fyne Times. Stonewall Role Model. Presenter at Pink Therapy, NCHP, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC South Today, Oxford University, T.V.P, Polyday, Brookes, Lets Talk Queer PoC, AtoZofSex, UKHC, LGBTQ+History Month & Oxford Pride Queer Panel Chair.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
11:45 - 12:45
Windsor

Awakening Aphrodite

Helping Women Find Pleasure and Passion Within Themselves and Their Lives

Kaz Riley

Presented by

Kaz Riley

Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and passion. In the modern world, many women still feel very repressed in being able to feel and experience these things.

Female sensuality and sexuality is still greatly misunderstood and surrounded in mystery, guilt and shame that leads to women feeling very inadequate and experiencing sexual dysfunctions such as loss of libido and vaginismus.

This presentation highlights how to help women overcome sexual dysfunction and to see themselves as sensual sexual beings, on their terms and to be free of that guilt and shame using the T.R.A.N.C.E. framework.

Kaz Riley is an award-winning hypnotist and has been working in the field of hypnosis for Sexual Freedom and Sexual Dysfunction for nearly 2 decades. Described by her peers as "an internationally known trainer - renowned for her skill in this complex and controversial area, and like a "breath of fresh air". She teaches the Sexual Freedom Hypnosis programme worldwide and is sought after globally by clients, who are looking for judgement-free help with all kinds of sexual issues.

2 hour presentation
Friday
17:00 - 18:45
Windsor

Hypno-Psychotherapy for Lasting Changes

Neuro-Psychotherapy or Neuro-Hypnosis?

Nicole Ruysschaert

Presented by

Dr Nicole Ruysschaert

The lecture will start with an overview of what I see as the “Neuro-hypnosis Cycle” and be followed by more detailed information on each part.

Creating rapport in hypnosis, particularly mobilizes the Social Engagement System or Ventral Vagus system, promoting safety and calmness: a prerequisite to face difficult life issues. In this interaction process, neuroception and a coregulation play an important role as it learns and helps clients to better regulate their state.

Recent research demonstrates changes in network connectivity in the brain and gives evidence of how hypnosis improves mind/body interactions and changes. Exploratory work in hypnosis, utilizes symptoms or issues as keys, to open doors from where implicit memories can be found and the process of memory deconsolidation/reconsolidation can be started to lead to lasting changes. ‘Brain-wise’ therapists mobilize processes working on a deeper experiential level and not do not restrict therapy to cognitive changes and insight

Dr Nicole Ruysschaert M.D. is Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist. She is Past – President of the ESH – European Society of Hypnosis and of the VHYP Flemish Society of Scientific Hypnosis. 2015 she has been elected as Board of Directors member of ISH International Society of Hypnosis. She currently works fulltime in her private practice in Antwerp (Belgium). She is international trainer and supervisor in hypnosis and in psycho-traumatology. She is actively involved in training and supervision in hypnosis – basic training, information sessions on hypnosis, training in hypnotic communication in medical practices and hospitals, basic/specialized/advanced workshops in hypnosis and Ericksonian Hypnosis.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
10:45 - 11:45
Kew Theatre

“Drawing” Conclusions

The Art and Hypnosis Connection

Amye Scharlau

Presented by

Amye Scharlau

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

Child Hypnotherapy Rocks!

Join Me on the Booming Child Hypnotherapy Market!

Barbara Scholl

Presented by

Barbara Scholl

Should you consider entering this booming market?

Are you a professionally trained hypnotherapist who truly cares for kids & teens? Do you connect easily with kids on a private basis? Barbara Scholl will give you concrete insight into the field so that you will walk out of her presentation knowing the answer you have been looking for.

Barbara teaches the HypnoKids® method on a worldwide basis and puts all her spotlights on child hypnotherapy. Experience her passion, and be ready for it to swap over to you. It will not only enrich your therapy life – it will also touch your heart.

Be there. You are needed.

Barbara Scholl has put all her spotlights on kids and teens hypnotherapy. She trains the HypnoKids® method to hypnotherapists all over Europe and Brazil and as of 2020 also in the U.S. When she teaches her comprehensive method her passion for what she does will just swap over to you. Barbara grew up in Switzerland, Brazil and the U.S. She loves to connect and is a people person. She believes in cross-training and is open-minded to all methods and philosophies who help kids and teens out there. Barbara is passionate and focused and ready to share her rich know-how to all who care.

2 hour presentation
Friday
08:45 - 10:30
Windsor

Treating ‘Eco-Anxiety’: The Power of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Bill Sheates

Presented by

Dr Bill Sheate

Eco-anxiety is an overwhelming sense of impending environmental doom and a chronic fear for the future state of the planet and future generations. 
I see the rising tide of ‘eco-anxiety’ now regularly within my clinic. Serendipitously, it brings together both my environmental and therapy expertise.

The presentation will cover:
  • Understanding eco-anxiety – Cognitive Behavioural and metacognitive models
  • Dysfunctional coping strategies – what behaviour maintains and enhances eco-anxiety?
  • The power of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and the ‘cognitive-behavioural’ approach

Dr Bill Sheate is an environmental policy academic (Reader, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London) and a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist specialising in anxiety and stress in higher education (Imagination Therapy – www.imaginationtherapy.co.uk ). His London practice emphasises resilience skills training, as well as one-to-one therapy, for students, staff and others. Bill also teaches at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, is a GHR Acknowledged Supervisor and runs a CBH Peer Support Group for UKCHH.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
08:30 - 09:30
Kew Theatre

Hypnotising Hypnotists

The Biggest Phenomena From the Smallest of Suggestions

Kev Sheldrake

Presented by

Kev Sheldrake

Are you a hypnotist or hypnotherapist that doesn’t usually suggest (and test) amnesia and invisibility?

Do you wish you could stick hands to tables with simple suggestions? Would you like to achieve phenomena without an induction? Then this talk is especially for you!

I will explain how to successfully and reliably suggest phenomena and will discuss topics such as structure, delivery, responsiveness, testing and failure. Learn the magic of suggestion from a former Head Hacker.

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". As a hacker he has presented his research at numerous international conferences and he currently works in threat intelligence.

1 hour presentation
Friday
13:45 - 14:45
Kew Theatre

Sleep!

The Importance of Non-Hypnotic Sleep

Nicola Shubrook

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Nicola Shubrook

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 also runs her own successful corporate wellbeing programmes through her business, 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
08:45 -
Windsor

Creating Programmes That Serve and Sell

How to Craft Powerful Packages That Multiply Your Income and Impact

Cathy Simmons

Presented by

Cathy Simmons

For therapists who want to escape the hourly-rate hamster wheel and income uncertainty.

I will be sharing a 3-pronged approach to creating service offerings that change lives and lead to predictable and consistent income.

– without having to get ‘stuck’ in a niche forever or losing the flexibility you and your clients need

– and without compromising your values

From a background in Investment Banking technology, Cathy moved into specialising in the area of drug use and addiction after qualifying as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist with The Quest Institute. It is now her passion to share her knowledge of both business and technology to support fellow therapists and healers to get their unique gifts out to those who need them most while creating and keeping a full and flourishing practise doing what they love.

1 hour presentation
Friday
14:45 - 15:45
Windsor

Let’s Get Under the Hood of Fractionation

How to Use the Fractionation Induction to Find Solutions

Dipti Tait

Presented by

Dipti Tait

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 in the Cotswolds and see clients all around the world online on zoom. Dipti is also the Author of Good 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

Presented by

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.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
13:45 - 14:45
Kew Theatre

Non-Linear Changework and ‘Emergent Trance’

James Tripp

Presented by

James Tripp

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” – Steve Jobs

Human beings and human minds are complex systems made up of complex systems that sit within complex systems (where complexity refers to the richness of connection and dynamics). Whilst this is true, many approaches to change work and hypnotherapy seem to ignore this entirely and instead treat human being more like simple machines or rules-bound computers.

One of the many interesting features of complex systems is that outcomes within such systems are impossible to predict with 100% accuracy because they are governed by ‘butterfly effect dynamics’, so this creates a challenge – how do we ensure that we can consistently create desirable changes within complex systems (our clients in their lives) that we cannot control?

This is where understanding principles of complex systems – such as emergence and self-organisation – and how to work with them become a significant asset in influencing and shaping true and lasting change.

James Tripp has worked professionally in the fields of coaching and change work since 2006, having previously worked as a manual therapist and martial arts teacher. He is known most widely as the developer of the Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnotic facilitation and has trained people in his approach internationally. Aside from coaching, change work and training, James is also a content creator on YouTube (James Tripp | Chaos Wave) where he shares many of the fruits of his exploration into 'the nexus of mind and life'. This will be his fourth year presenting at the UK Hypnosis Convention.

2 hour presentation
Friday
17:00 - 18:45
Richmond

Taking the Hits: If You’ve Hit Your Head, You’ve Had a Concussive Brain Injury

What Every Therapist Needs to Understand About Head Impacts and Behaviour

Gary Turner

Presented by

Gary Turner

My PhD is concerned with behavioural effects of concussive brain injury. We need a functioning brain to think, act and behave – all mentation is biological. Impact to the head causes traumatic brain injury affecting sensation, perception, motor control – our very cognition and behaviour.

This presentation delivers what therapists need to understand about concussive brain injury and behaviour, and is of particular relevance to those working with mood disorders such as anxiety, anger, anxiety and depression, aggression, PTSD, suicide, and ‘late effects’ such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Gary is a hypnotherapist and is researching a multi-disciplinary PhD at Winchester University. He utilises hypnosis in all areas of his work, whether directly with individuals, with groups, delivering workshops, or during motivational talks. An experienced speaker, Gary regularly guest lectures at Winchester University on a diverse range of subjects including hypnosis, industry skills, applied sports psychology, working with eating disorders/disordered eating/body dysmorphia and history of sport. Gary is a former multiple-times World Champion sportsman.

1 hour presentation
Sunday
13:45 - 14:45
Richmond

Resources On Line

Resource Yourself With the Time Line

Jane Turner

Presented by

Jane Turner

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).

1 hour presentation
Saturday
09:30 - 10:30
Windsor

Aversion Therapy – Why Use It?

Debbie Waller

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Debbie Waller

The goal of aversion therapy is to create explicit negative associations with unwanted behaviours such as smoking which are powerful enough to overcome any positive ones clients may already have. We’ll look at when you can use this approach to help your clients, what studies say about its effectiveness, and how to safely set up aversions.

Debbie Waller currently practices in West Yorkshire and is the Founder and Head Tutor at Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training. In whatever time that leaves, she edits the NCH’s ‘Hypnotherapy Journal’, and publishes an online magazine, ‘Hypnotherapy Training and Practitioner’. Debbie contributed to the ‘Hypnotherapy Handbook’, and her own book, ‘Their Worlds, Your Words’, is a comprehensive guide to creating effective, client-centred hypnotherapy sessions.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
13:45 - 14:45
Richmond

IBS: Challenges and Treatment

With Particular Focus on Hypnotherapy

Peter Whorwell

Presented by

Peter Whorwell

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’.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
16:00 - 17:00
Kew Theatre

Managing Test Anxiety with Hypnosis

Linda Witchell

Presented by

Linda Witchell

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 is currently studying a MSc in Hypnosis.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
14:45 - 15:45
Richmond