UKHC 2019 Presentations

Here is list of the 2019 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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Please note that this list is subject to change and you should not book your tickets based on a particular presentation or its current time slot.

As with all convention events there are restrictions of the number of people who can attend based on the theatre/room safe maximum occupancy set by the venue. All seats are available on a first come first served basis.

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. Note that The Kew Theatre was previously called The York Theatre and some signs and documentation may still refer to it by its old name. We refer to it as Kew/York below for this reason.

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.


The Dave Elman Induction

One-On-One Therapy or With a Group - The Most Effective Hypnotic Induction

Sean Michael Andrews

Presented by

Sean Michael Andrews

Developed over 100 years ago, the Dave Elman induction is the most effective way to achieve hypnosis. This is the perfect induction to use in a clinical practice, but it is also an effective group induction that a hypnotherapist can use in group sessions or to identify excellent subjects for demonstrations.

Sean Michael Andrews is a graduate of Regents College. He is a Master Practitioner of NLP and a certified Instructor with IMDHA. Sean is the Supervising Instructor for the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute. He has taught in 17 countries. Sean resides in Augusta, Georgia.

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

How to Build your Hypnosis Business with Public Performances

Michael C Anthony

Presented by

Michael C. Anthony

Do you want to keep a stream of clients coming to you consistently? Do you want to make extra income outside of your practice? Michael C. Anthony is the founder of Stage Hypnosis University. In this MasterClass you’ll learn how to create a public performance for fun and profit while building your clientele FAST!

Michael C. Anthony has been in full time hypnosis for 25 years. He's travelled the world doing Stage Hypnosis and Mentalism. He's a member of the famous touring group called the Illusionists and the founder of Stage Hypnosis University where he trains hypnotherapists, doctors, executives and newbies from around the world how to put on amazing and lucrative stage demonstrations.

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

Hypnosis in Sleep Temples, Mind Control, Quantum Healing & Self-Liberation

Adam Awan

Presented by

Adam Awan

Join us on a journey to the ancient sleep temples that were spread across every continent and culture. We’ll see how hypnosis fits within the bigger picture of integrative healing for body, mind and spirit.

We’ll learn how it was used for mind control and how you can use it for your own liberation. Adam Awan will teach you how to develop a working relationship with your subconscious and expand your understanding of the power of your mind.

Adam Awan has practised as a Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2007. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the LCCH and master training in Conversational Hypnosis. With a background in technology, contracting for Google, a medical startup and Colnaghi - the world's oldest art gallery, Adam brings a scientific approach to understanding the marvels of the mind. Adam is trained in hermetic magnetism (mesmerism), pranic healing and is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher, he practised individually with his Guru from the Himalayas for 7 years. He has studied Ayurveda with Dr Apte and Dr Lad. Adam is Clinical Director at A1 Vital, the integrative wellness centre designed to help you live life alive.

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

When to Help and When to Refer Elsewhere

A guide for liaising with safeguarding teams and other clinicians

Gemma Bailey

Presented by

Gemma Bailey

Using my decades of experience I will share with you case studies of some of the most extreme mental health challenges bought to me by clients and how I made the decision to either help them or refer them on elsewhere.

I’ll also share with you the process for (and challenges associated with) making a referral to other services including safeguarding services and how you go about escalating a case to the right people.

Gemma Bailey is a coach and therapist. She is the director of People Building, who offer NLP training and Hypnotherapy training. She is the director and creator of NLP4Kids which includes 30+ active practitioners who provide one to one therapy to children and families in the local community and in schools. In 2016 she created Superheroes, a not for profit company which enables those with limited financial resources to access mental and emotional support.

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

Using Hypnosis to Enhance Athletes Self-Confidence and Develop Performance

Future Research and Practical Reflections

Dr Jamie Barker

Presented by

Dr Jamie Barker

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how hypnosis can be used to enhance self-efficacy in sport performers and is organized as follows.

First, a theoretical rationale for using hypnosis to enhance self-efficacy is provided. Second, data outlining the effectiveness of hypnosis on self-efficacy and performance in applied and controlled settings is presented. Third, the applied issues relating to the use of hypnosis in elite sport are outlined, along with guidelines for best practice and areas for future consideration

Dr. Jamie Barker is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University, a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with The British Psychological Society, and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has an international research profile in applied (sport and performance) psychology based around three key themes: intervention effectiveness (including hypnosis and applied research methods), group dynamics and leadership, and stress. As a consultant Dr. Barker worked with Sony Europe, Sony Mobile, Impact International, the Football Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, and Great Britain Rowing. He was the sport psychologist to the Great Britain Cerebral Palsy Football team at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and is presently National Lead Sport Psychologist for Disability Football within the FA.

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

The Hypnotist Researcher

Practical Research Skills Workshop

Kate Beaven-Marks

Presented by

Kate Beaven-Marks

This interactive workshop will guide you through preparing your own hypnosis or hypnotherapy research project or activity. You will explore and work through a simple-to-use 5-stage model for conducting research, from concept and design to testing, active research and then reporting your findings. You will gain an understanding of what can be researched, methods for doing that and ways of measuring results, as well as how to analyse and share the outcomes of your research. 

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 hospital settings and a busy London-based hypnotherapy practice. She is passionate about the hypnotherapy profession and raising education standards. Co-founder of HypnoTC and teaching in Universities, Colleges and the NHS, she is a sought-after clinical supervisor and has an active role on the Profession Specific Board for Hypnotherapy with the CNHC.

3 hour presentation
Friday
16:00 - 18:45
Richmond

Practical ways of working without trance

Tim Box

Presented by

Tim Box

I have worked without any type of trance or ‘eyes closed’ model for the last five years. This presentation will show how to work trance free with all types of client and explain why this is potentially a much more impactful and empowering way of working.

I will also explain how this enables us to make sure we never hear a client say ‘it didn’t work’.

Tim Box is a remedial hypnotist and international hypnosis trainer and speaker. He has been regularly presenting hypnosis to groups inside and outside the industry for the last 8 years. He was formerly a lead trainer for Hypnoarts Academy and upon leaving in 2015 began running trainings in his own system, CONTROL. Tim runs one day workshops and full practitioner trainings in this method throughout the UK, Europe and in 2019 the US. Tim's presentations are known for being rich in practical demonstrations.

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

Great Expectations and the Medicine of the Imagination as Applied to Dentistry

Linda Bromage

Presented by

Linda Bromage

I shall be introducing the world of dentistry and its language and nuances, to:

1. Hypnotherapists who treat clients with dental anxiety and phobias
2. Hypnotherapy trainers who teach Diploma courses in hypnotherapy, that they understand the need for training the dental profession in hypnosis

Over 40 years in the Dental profession, 15 years as hypnotherapist. 1st class hons BSc Hypnotherapy, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma. PhD researcher in Hypnosis. Award winner Royal Society of Medicine Psychosomatic Section, 2018/2019

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

Freedom to Induce

The art of creating inductions from scratch and why sometimes you shouldn't bother

James Brown

Presented by

James Brown

In this lecture James will demonstate how powerful inductions can be when you are NOT tied to formulaic process. The ability to create inductions, know WHY they work and have the understanding when they are redundant.

Rather than relying on a one size fits all approach, James will show you why it’s important to choose the induction for the participant. Still buying the latest hyped induction? No more! Be creative and make your own!

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
Sunday
11:45 - 12:45
Kew/York Theatre

Running an LGBT+ Affirmative Practice

Presented by

Daniel Browne

So, you run a welcoming, inclusive practice… Fantastic! But just how LGBT+ affirmative is it? This one-hour, open, interactive, thought provoking seminar will provide you with the tools needed to make your practice truly LGBT+ affirmative. Learn more about specific issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, complex needs of the LGBT+ community and how you can lead the way as an LGBT+ affirmative therapist.

Daniel Browne has been a hypnotherapist since 2009, working from his clinic in Leamington Spa and specialising in anxiety and confidence issues. Daniel also has an interest in supporting LGBT+ people, which stems from his work founding and running the Warwickshire Pride charity. Daniel's innovative work supporting LGBT+ people has led to numerous award wins and being named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the most influential LGBT+ people in the UK.

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

Hypnotherapy within Lucid Dreams

Michał Cieślakowski

Presented by

Michał Cieślakowski

Scientific study shows that in a lucid dream, the dreamer is aware of the dream state and can deliberately practice motor skills, which results in improving waking performance.
Journal of Sports Sciences – Volume 35, 2017 – Issue 23

Learn hypnotic techniques to remember your dreams, and to achieve stable lucid dreams.
Discover how you can use powerful hypnotherapy methods (regression and parts therapy) within the dream world.

Uncover the true potential of lucid dreaming combined with hypnosis.

Hypnosis expert in working with sleep, dreams and deep trance phenomena. Invited many times as a presenter to the most important universities in Poland (Warsaw University, Warsaw School of Economics), to the largest polish TV stations (TVP, TVN), international hypnosis conventions (Brasil, USA, Switzerland, UK) and to the most successful commercial companies (Coca Cola co., Procter & Gamble) In the hypnosis industry since 2004. Creator of his own methods of using hypnosis to obtain lucid dreams and to sleep in extreme systems of polyphasic sleep (2 hours a day).

1 hour presentation
Saturday
17:00 - 18:00
Windsor

The Cancer Journey – Hypnotic Interventions

Gary Coles

Presented by

Garry Coles

An introduction to cancer and the patient’s cancer journey showing how you can get involved as a hypnotherapist. It will show what you can work with and how! I will give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to allow you to improve your offering to cancer patients.

It will also introduce the exciting possible implications that Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) could have on your future approaches. Case histories will be given as examples.

One a small number of hypnotherapists in the UK to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy. A full-time hypnotherapist, Garry has five busy practices in London, (Harley Street) and the home counties, including in a GP surgery. Garry has consulted for over 14 years at a major hospital specialising in oncology-based hypnotherapy work and carried out the first UK based research into the effects of pre-surgical hypnosis on the recovery quality in breast cancer operations.

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

Dissolving Depression Technique™

Nick Davies

Presented by

Nick Davies

The “Dissolving Depression Technique™” has been created and developed by Nick Davies as an alternative and complementary way to help people suffering with depression.

During my presentation we will look at:

  • Different types of depression
  • Other non-psychological factors
  • Why it occurs
  • Treatments that exacerbate the condition
  • The ‘Rucksack Model’
  • Including other therapeutic modalities to help accelerate progress
  • How to lighten the load
  • My BLAST Technique®
  • How to give the client their power back
  • How they can create their future
  • Milestones & Feedback
  • Demonstration (if time allows)

Nick is a well-respected psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, trainer and speaker in the UK and Europe. He is known as "The PTSD Whisperer" because of his specialism in treating PTSD and trauma quickly and permanently.
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
Sunday
16:00 - 17:00
Richmond

The Black Room Technique

Modelling Behavior Protocol

Rob De Groof

Presented by

Rob De Groof

The “Black Room” Technique is a method of modeling the behavior of another person in a fast, comfortable, easy way. It allows you to take selected behaviors and skill sets which they have observed (or imagined) in others and make them your own.

Take over Tiger Woods’s mindset as a golfer. Take advantage of your favorite speaker’s presentation skills and use them to your advantage. Get the personal power of a person admired or respected by you. When you apply this technique with your clients, you will be able to change their lives to what they themselves want to experience with the selected behaviours and skills of the great leaders of these (or other) times. The advantage is that you can make these changes in a few minutes, no hours and hours of training or rehearsal. Let them live with the best qualities of those whom they admire.

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.

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

How to get $100,000 USD in an hour with a single webinar

Learn what the seed launch is and it's structure

Alberto Dell'isola

Presented by

Alberto Dell'isola

Nowadays, studying and working hard is not enough to build your business. Almost every client in therapy will look for the name of the therapist before hiring a therapy service. If one client looks for your name/brand in the internet before hiring you… Will that person still hire your service? In this lecture you’ll learn how to increase your authority in social media and how to create a seed launch for your digital products.

My name is Alberto Dell'Isola. I've got a degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Law and have been teaching hypnosis for a time in Brazil, having thought more than 1.500 people every year. I've also written a best seller called "Mentes Brilhantes" which is a number one best seller in Brazil. I have the one of the largest hypnosis Youtube channels in the world with around 320k subscribers.

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

Phenomenological control as cold control

Prof. Zoltan Dienes

Presented by

Prof. Zoltan Dienes

I first review recent work from our lab which construes hypnotisability as an example of a more general trait of capacity for phenomenological control, which people can use to create subjective experiences in many non-hypnotic contexts where having those experiences fulfils people’s goals; and second I review some recent work which construes phenomenological control as a specifically metacognitive process, where intentional cognitive and motor action occurs without awareness of specific intentions (cold control theory).

In terms of the reach of phenomenological control, I argue that various laboratory phenomena, namely vicarious pain, mirror-touch synesthesia and the rubber hand illusion are to an unknown degree a construction of phenomenological control.

The argument can of course be extended in principle to other experiences people have in the lab and outside of it. For example, the experience of the absorptions in states of concentration meditation may to an unknown degree depend on phenomenological control. In terms of the reach of cold control, I will just consider the relation between mindfulness and cold control (seen as a lack of mindfulness of intentions).

Professor of Psychology, University of Sussex. I organize Conscious and Unconscious Mental Processes, a final year option module; Perspectives on Psychology, a final year core module. I also teach philosophy of science in the masters module Ethics, Philosophy, and Methods, and a series of lectures on hypnosis in the first year undergraduate module Contemporary Issues in Psychology.

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

Hypnosis Quirkology

The curious research of the hypnosis field

Adam Eason

Presented by

Adam Eason

There are many topics in the field of modern hypnosis about which speculation has been rife for decades. Much has been written on the powers and dangers of hypnosis. What happens when you try to create warts, induce pain or heal broken bones using only hypnotic suggestion? Can you deliver hypnotic suggestions subliminally and can public figures use hypnosis on us? What happens when hypnosis is used to recreate delusion (such as erotomania or conversion hysteria) or out-of-body experiences (such as those described during near death experiences) in order to study such phenomenon?

Much experimental evidence has been collected regarding all of these topics and in this presentation, Adam will give a reliable account of the quirkiest and seemingly bizarre hypnosis research – as well as frankly acknowledging ignorance when the facts are still in dispute, he’ll boldly put forward a definite point of view where the evidence appears to justify it.

As well as spending much time researching in the laboratory himself, Adam Eason has extensively researched the evidence base of the hypnosis field for more than two decades and along the way has examined some of the more quirky science that this field has to offer. Here, he describes his forays into the backwaters of hypnotic phenomenon and offers a definitive guide to much of the folklore, myth and seemingly bizarre things that can and cannot be done with hypnosis. Throughout this presentation, emphasis is laid particularly on the detailed discussion of the evidence, leaving the audience to decide whether the conclusions drawn are justified.

I have been in full-time clinical practice as a hypnotherapist since 1996 and 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 and am the first to study the application of self-hypnosis to inhibit the Stroop effect. My ongoing research continues to examine the efficacy of self-hypnosis to advance strength and cardio-respiratory endurance.

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

The 4Rs – hypnosis-like results without hypnosis (live demo not from the audience)

A checkbox for change

Presented by

Felix Economakis

A live therapy demo showcasing some of the range of skills present with the 4Rs approach which is highly effective in the treatment of phobias, traumas and anxiety disorders.

Chartered psychologist and clinical hypnotist and the most prolific practitioner working with food phobias in the world today.

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

Challenging Beliefs Around Menopause

New perspectives on menopause in the community and in the workplace

Sophie Fletcher

Presented by

Sophie Fletcher

The presentation will explore current beliefs globally around menopause, how culture affects experience and why that is. We’ll be looking at different ways to offer a programme of support for women who are menopausal but also how early intervention with psychological approaches can prepare women much more effectively for this stage in their lives. There will also be specific techniques on aspects of menopause. 

Expert on hypnosis and mindfulness for women's health. First book published by Vermillion has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide and I've been signed for two further books with Vermillion, one being published in October 2019 and October 2020. I have been training for over 10 years.

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

Learn to Hypnotise FAST: Rapid Inductions & Instant Hypnosis

Rory Fulcher

Presented by

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
08:45 - 10:30
Windsor

Law of Attraction 101

How to Reset Your Vibes

Victoria Gallagher

Presented by

Victoria Gallagher

Are you someone who’s NEW to Law of Attraction and want to know how you get started?

I will explain how to get started using Law of Attraction AND what words you need to eliminate first, before you can apply Law of Attraction.

If you are curious about why you keep attracting negative people and things over and over again, or are you one of those people that call yourself ‘lucky’ because you attract good and positive things, you’ll learn there is a reason why you are attracting the things you do – both positive and negative.  Now is it time to find out WHY and most importantly, HOW to stop attracting what you don’t want and start attracting what you DO want.

Victoria Gallagher is a Certified Master Hypnotist and Law of Attraction Facilitator. Specializing in career and business success, she helps entrepreneurs, business professionals, and personal growth seekers to overcome fear, doubt, worry, and negativity and develop a success-oriented mindset of confidence, self-belief, abundance, and positivity so you can attract what you want in your personal and professional lives. Victoria is known as a Law of Attraction Expert and has dedicated her life to empowering people all over the world to successfully live a life of liberty, that is aligned with their dreams through her huge library of self-hypnosis recordings, online coaching courses, and live seminars and workshops.

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

IMR (Ideo-Motor Response) Why use it?

Lorraine Gleeson

Presented by

Lorraine Gleeson

IMR is the only technique that is unique to hypnotherapy and if facilitated with confidence is so extremely effective.

I have worked as a hypnotherapist for fifteen years and developed the IMR in a easy and simple way to elicit information from the sub-con without interference from the conscious analytical mind.  Truly being client centred and not making clients fit your techniques.

I qualified with my first accredited Hypnotherapy Diploma in 2004 with the Institute of Natural Therapies. I then went on to train with Proudfoot School Of Hypnosis in 2005, 2006 and 2007. I set up a full-time practice and developed the formula I now teach at the Hampshire School Of Hypnotherapy. The HSOH training is unique to the way I work, therefore I wrote a book to accompany my training titled How to be a Hypnotherapist.

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

So you wanna write a book?

Keys to getting your work to market

Kathy Gruver

Presented by

Kathy Gruver

With 7 books under her belt and an 8th on the way, Gruver has seen all sides of writing, editing and getting books published, both self and traditional. It can be tough to navigate the publishing process with so many options out there. Learn first hand how to write, publish and get your book in to the hands of people who need it.

Participants will learn:

– How to decide on your topic
– Whether to use traditional or self-publishing and the pros and cons of each
– How to market your book for optimal impact
– How to use your book to market and enhance your hypnosis practice

Gruver has lectured around the world (including TEDx) and has written several books on subjects such as stress, mindfulness, health and marketing your practice. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson/Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Harvard. Gruver maintains an award-winning massage and hypnosis practice in California.

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

I’m not your therapist!

The relationship of medicine with Hypnosis in the present day.

Flávio Grzybowski

Presented by

Flávio Grzybowski

With this presentation, I want to explain how Medicine sees the practice of Hypnosis, making it clear that it is more useful and practical, as a doctor, to teach patients how to use hypnosis in their everyday life instead of using therapy approaches, guiding this practice for psychologists and other professionals in the field of therapy. I use this approach in my daily practice, with more effective results, without the need for a psychological follow-up by the physician, which can impact the professional’s time.

My name is Flávio Grzybowski. I am an orthopedist in Brazil and work using hypnosis in association with the control of chronic pain in orthopedic patients. I believe that Medicine can incorporate Hypnosis in its daily practice. I believe that the doctor does not have to be a therapist but rather a practitioner of hypnosis.

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

Hypnosis in Court

Dr Michael Heap

Presented by

Dr Michael Heap

Occasionally, experts in hypnosis are required to prepare reports for the civil or criminal courts in cases where hypnosis or a similar procedure has been used or may have been.

This presentation will describe a range of such cases from the speaker’s practice that raise questions relating to such matters as hypnosis and will, the reliability of memories elicited during hypnosis, reality-testing during hypnosis, and ultimately the nature of hypnosis itself.

Dr Michael Heap is a retired clinical and forensic psychologist. Over the last 40 years he has published several books on hypnosis as well as papers and chapters, and has lectured and taught on the subject throughout Europe, Israel and North America. From 1990 to 2000 he was administrator of the Diploma and Masters courses in clinical hypnosis at Sheffield University and was involved in administering and teaching on similar courses at University College London.

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

The self-hypnosis laboratory

How to be a better subject, and build your own self-hypnosis practice.

Anthony Jacquin

Presented by

Anthony Jacquin

After training, many hypnotists seem to stop making progress as subjects, as if their hypnosis ability is fixed. Many don’t commit to the regular use of self-hypnosis in their daily life.

In this lecture you will be encouraged to re-engage as the subject; to treat yourself as your own self-hypnosis laboratory; and build a regular self-hypnosis practice.

Anthony Jacquin is an experienced hypnotist. His extensive work covers therapy, performance and training. He is the author of Reality is Plastic and has produced many other hypnosis products. Along with his father Freddy Jacquin, runs the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy.

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

Everyday applications of hypnosis that anyone can use.

Utilising hypnotic techniques through fascination and emotion

Freddy Jacquin

Presented by

Freddy Jacquin

Demonstrations and explanation of the use of hypnotic techniques created through the utilisation of fascination and emotion that can be used by anyone.

How to create a naturally occurring enhanced learning state/(hypnosis) in moments, to help others.

Freddy Jacquin is the Founder and Director of the UK Hypnotherapy College, founded in 1999, now known as The Jacquin Hypnosis Academy which he runs with his son Anthony. He qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 1994 and he has personally worked with over 30,000 clients. With his son Anthony he has trained people to be hypnotherapists in over 10 countries in Asia, Australasia, North and South America and Europe.

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

Tumbuna stories

First hand experience of Practical use of hypnotic techniques in traditional and contemporary Papua New Guinean culture.

Ryan Jenkins

Presented by

Ryan Jenkins

In the 1980’s the presenter´s mother was an anthropologist who discovered a ¨lost¨ indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea (where he was born and raised). The speaker witnessed how traditional healers used hypnotic techniques such as story telling to affect physical, psychological healing as well as preventative healthcare.

In the presentation the speaker will speak about first hand experiences and draw parallels between these techniques and methods that are currently taught in hypnosis schools around the world.

Ryan is a hypnotherapist and changeworker based in Barcelona, Spain. His first experiences with non-traditional ways of healing came very early on in life when his Mother discovered a “lost” indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea. Ryan witnessed first hand how tribal healers used forms of ¨Trance¨ to heal people. This profoundly influenced the course of his life. This led to a deep study and practice of meditation and self-hypnosis, hypnosis, NLP and personal development."

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

Are we a slave to our business, or, is our business a slave to us?

Are we building on Tectonic Plates?

Jonathan Kattenberg

Presented by

Jonathan Kattenberg

An interactive presentation that takes the audience on a journey which will support them to challenge how they work. Are they truly being effective for themselves or just being a slave to the systematic demands?

Providing an insight on how to work efficiently and effectively to achieve the financial wealth and lifestyle they desire, with examples of how to become tax efficient with their premises, and uncover how they have become conditioned themselves to work in the way that they do at present. Also exploring – Are we missing opportunities of business!

Life and Wealth Coach with over 20 years experience in working with peoples minds in relation to how they are conditioned and work with their financial affairs. Author of “How To Build On Tectonic Plates” and adventurer of extreme events (my next challenge is a 430 mile foot race in temperatures of minus 40 degrees whilst pulling my own supplies) I help people achieve clarity in how they structure and achieve their life ambitions and much more. Currently in final preparations for UK expansion in 2019 for 70 practitioners to represent Life Wealth Coaching.

2 hour presentation
Saturday
10:45 - 12:45
Richmond

All the way through the looking glass with Provocative Change Work

A two-hour introduction to the PCW model

Nick Kemp

Presented by

Nick Kemp

  • Demonstration of the two PCW techniques Steve Andreas confirmed as the most effective of all techniques he had come across in NLP & personal change  
  • Working in the here and now free from the limitations of step by step protocols  
  • Real life examples of PCW used in sports, business and therapy for client success  
  • The art of provocation and the core 27 stances used by a PCW practitioner  
  • PCW metaphor elicitation and challenges for successful coaching outcomes  
  • Accelerated hypnotic patterns and fractionation for effective client change  
  • Psycho education and micro adjustments to provide the difference that makes the difference in client work

I have been involved in personal change for over 40 years, having studied many approaches including NLP and hypnosis before coming across Provocative Therapy in 2004. I became a good friend and in latter years co trainer with Frank Farrelly who left me his life’s work when he passed a few years ago. Frank’s work helped me develop my own PCW (Provocative Change Works) approach which I now have taught in the USA, Japan, India, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Austria, Ireland, Israel, Hungary and the UK. As well as teaching globally, I run an online student platform and two private clinics in the UK as well as services for the corporate sector.

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

Direct Navigation®️

Trust your suggestions

Presented by

Shin Mads Aggerholm Lange

Do you trust your suggestions when you have a client ?

I will to share how to use techniques in different ways to achieve your client’s goal. You may know all the methods but have only learned one way to apply them.

You will learn:

  • The 5 second rule.
  • How to make a suggestion stronger.
  • How to delete a trigger.
  • How to delete a bad habit.
  • How to deactivate a feeling.
  • How to complete a successful session in 30 minutes.
  • How to test your suggestions.
  • How to make your suggestions last.

Shin Mads Aggerholm Lange is an clinical hypnotherapist, stage/street/show hypnotherapist, international speaker, owner of a hypnosis franchise concept (shinhypnose) (Direct Navigation®️) and a TV hypnotist. He is a specialists in instant treatment. Shin has practiced hypnosis since 2006.

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

Metaphors Be With You!

Using metaphor and advanced story-telling to transform lives

Mike Mandel

Presented by

Mike Mandel

2 hour intensive workshop with practical application. Metaphor for speakers, therapists, hypnotists and coaches. We unpack numerous types of powerful metaphors for change, including isomorphic, general salubrious and multiple embedded loops. Attendees will both learn and apply the methods taught in class.

Full-time hypnotist for 45 years. Provides forensic hypnosis (including murder cases) forensic graphology, and training to police services through North America. Was a stage hypnotist with 5,000 shows experience in Canada, US, UK and Australia. Teaches live Architecture of Hypnosis class at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. President of Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy. Professional speaker since 1992. NLP New Code Trainer.

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

The Three Doors

The Core Protocol to Treat Anxiety

Fredric Mau

Presented by

Fredric Mau

When in doubt, treat for anxiety. Three Doors process invites the client to engage the creative unconscious to experience different responses at a visceral, emotional level, as well as conscious choice. Almost all psychotherapeutic issues are anxiety driven, and anxiety makes all general medical conditions worse. This is my core go-to process for general anxiety reduction. It almost always helps significantly – and when it doesn’t work – that lets me know something strange is afoot.

Dr. Fredric Mau was just named Outstanding Counselor by the South Carolina Counseling Association, adding to his impressive research awards in Europe and the US. He will be keynote speaker at the 70th Anniversary Australian Hypnotherapists Association World Conference this fall. He is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the US, where he engages in treating emotions at a primal level, before cognition. Dr. Mau is a popular and engaging speaker in two worlds: psychotherapeutic counseling and clinical hypnosis.

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

No Fluff (No Magic Wands or Hoo-Hah)

Remembering...You Already Know How To Do This?

Greg McColl

Presented by

Greg McColl

In an environment of Quick Fix Protocols it is possible that practitioners lose sight of the fundamental skills that underlie effective approaches to therapy.  Whilst it is tempting to ‘chase the miracle, find the magic bullet and learn the latest 1 minute quick fix’ this takes practitioners away from really mastering core skills and developing confidence and flexibility.

We aim to remind practitioners that they already know a lot of the things that they need.

Greg initially studied Hypnotherapy in the early 90’s and continued his interest in NLP and Hypnosis throughout a career in audiology. 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. He is one half of “Curious Balloon” with Pete Dalton who provides training in NLP, Hypnosis and communication focussed on helping people to learn & master the essential skills.

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

Approaching Collective Unconscious

Marc McDermott

Presented by

Marc McDermott

Most hypnosis seminars talk about ideas, concepts, possibilities, but do not elicit a specific process through which to achieve those possibilities, so it remains a philosophical or intellectual exercise.

However there is a specific process for learning HOW to experience changes in yourself and in the world around you, Decisions are made in the now, so you will be encouraged repeatedly to return to the present moment, to observe continuity of consciousness as it unfolds, and to engage with it in a new way.

Over the last 21 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 structure of consciousness, and his personal passion is to share the front edge of his continuing development and discoveries, for the benefit of as many people as possible. His presentations are entertaining and transformative in equal measure.

2 hour presentation
Saturday
10:45 - 12:45
Windsor

Practical tips for presenting Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy at Networking Events

Gaining referrals through live demos and talks to grow your business

Turan Mirza

Presented by

Turan Mirza

This presentation will give practical advice and demos to hypnotherapists on how to network at networking events like BNI and other local meetups.

The presentation will include real advice, recommendations and feedback from Turan’s experience and success in gaining clients and referrals by performing live demos and practical talks that will help you grow your business. Turan will cover the dos and don’ts of networking to help grow your practice. 

I have used hypnosis for the last 9 years and for 2.5 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.

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

The Path of the Peaceful Practitioner

A framework for structured and rapid acquisition of complex and dynamic skills

Thomas Ockens

Presented by

Thomas Ockens

Changework is a collection of complex skills.  So are the martial arts.
There is some conceptual overlap between the two – both have traditional styles and modern styles, faith-based techniques and evidence-based techniques, charismatic exponents and …others – but martial arts have one thing that changework does not: a well-defined progression through levels of expected skill.

In this presentation, we will break down the martial arts belts model to evaluate our own progression towards changework mastery.

I have spent the last 30 years breaking hardware, software and joints for the greater good. Hypnosis as a means of hacking brains, ironing out bugs, connecting nodes and installing new thought processes is my logical career trajectory.

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

De-Hypnotising Judi

The Lady Who Lost Her Memory ... Why ManyTherapists Are Like Ducklings ... And How To Be A Great Hypnotherapist Without Being A Great Hypnotist

Andrew Parr

Presented by

Andrew Parr

In front of a full class of students, attendee Judi spontaneously slipped into a 5-hour trance-like protective state where her short term memory function shut down, she had no recollection of the previous 5 days … and had to be de-hypnotised back to normality. The case is so interesting because it’s an extreme version of quite a common occurrence – the fact that far from hypnotising people, the hypno-therapeutic process is often one of de-hypnotising someone from an un-useful trance. 

In this talk I will reveal how I believe it happened, what I did to bring her back out of it, and lessons you can apply to your own practice and business.


I have spent 26 years in private practice - which equates to somewhere in excess of 16,000 1-1 hypnosis sessions, plus 6 years running a training school. Prior to all that I was a consultant engineer, punk rock guitarist ... and a compulsive daydreamer.

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

How effortless is responding to suggestions?

Ben Parris

Presented by

Dr Ben Parris

Involuntary, effortless responding is thought to be a key marker of responding to hypnotic suggestion (Bowers, 1982), and has been referred to as the classic suggestion effect (Weitzenhoffer, 1980). However, there is evidence of regulation of hypnotic responses, and the demonstration of active attention-demanding attempts to fulfill the requirements of hypnotic suggestions (Lynn, Rhue & Weekes, 1990). This talk will assess the evidence for effortless responding under suggestion.

After completing his DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex in 2005, Dr Parris went on to post docs positions at the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford. He joined Bournemouth University in 2008 where he has further developed his work on frontal lobe functions, attentional control in hypnosis and suggestion, and in the investigation of the symptom of inattention.

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

Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance

Jimmy Petruzzi

Presented by

Jimmy Petruzzi

One of the key factors that impacts on sports performance, is the mental approach athletes take on when competing. Far too often, athletes fall far short of their potential, not through a lack of ability, but because they struggle with the mental aspects of performing under pressure. Fortunately, some very simple techniques and mental strategies can make a huge difference to a sportsperson’s success and this seminar has been established to give a comprehensive introduction to the field of mental performance.

With 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 Reprogramming and cognitive reprocessing Radio Broadcaster, Musician, Committee member for Manchester, North West U.K. BPS British Psychological Society

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

Belief and Habit Deconstruction

A simple process to free yourself from limiting beliefs and unwanted habits

Eugene Popa

Presented by

Eugen Popa

All of our beliefs and habits are nothing else but constructs of our minds.
These constructs are present without us being aware of them and they run our lives.
In this class, you will learn how to identify and deconstruct them and how to create new beliefs and habits that you desire!

Eugen Popa is an international Trainer and Speaker and head of the Romanian Hypnosis Association. He has been teaching courses all around the world (USA, EU, Brazil, Asia) since 2013 and has reached hundreds of thousands of people through his courses as well as his TV Show in Romania and his weekly Facebook Live Show. Eugen is passionate about Learning, Growing and Sharing knowledge and experience and he is constantly on the path of deepening the knowledge he has as well as seeking new wisdom all the time.

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

Hypnotic Happy Hours

Bringing the science of happiness into your hypnosis practice

Karen Puttick

Presented by

Karen Puttick

“Hypnotic Happy Hours” integrates formal hypnosis and NLP training together with my own work using the practical application of imagination and discoveries from the Science of Happiness, creating processes which elevate the mind, body and spirit and achieve therapeutic outcomes through joy and laughter. I will share how this combination can be used either simply for mood elevation or to gain therapeutic outcomes.

Karen is a Hypnotherapist and Coach, Founder of The Healing Tree Network and the author of empowering self-development books and programmes including The Imaginators Programme. Having been taught self-hypnosis by her father over 30 years ago, she has used hypnotic skills within meditation, creating several businesses around "The Practical Application of Imagination". Karen has been a finalist in a number of business awards for her work with Children and Families.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
17:00 - 18:00
Richmond

Hypnosis for Allergies

With live change work on stage

Jørgen Rasmussen

Presented by

Jørgen Rasmussen

This presentation is about how it’s possible to help people change their allergic response.

There will be live change work on stage with one or more people with food allergies including testing of the results for everyone to see.

Time permitting we will expand into the implications of this work into the reality of mind-body work/psychosomatic issues.

Jørgen Rasmussen has seen clients professionally since becoming a trainer of NLP in 1998. He is the author of Provocative Hypnosis (2008) and Provocative Suggestions (2015), and consistently sees clients from all over the world, in addition to teaching seminars internationally. He teaches a Psychological Illusion Model of Hypnosis and Changework, a framework that rejects the notion of "mental illness" and which views most of unnecessary suffering as the result of people falling for some basic psychological illusions and basically misunderstanding the nature of their own experience.

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

Striving towards therapeutic competence within societal non-conforming narratives

Facilitating intrinsic knowledge on evolving landscapes for professional growth

Zayna Ratty

Presented by

Zayna Ratty

Sexuality, what do the terminologies mean for us as therapists?

How non-conforming to the normative social narrative affects mental health.
Being theraputically present with consensual non monogamy and familial structures outside of the normative narrative.

Raising awareness of BDSM and hierarchal relationship structures, is it more popular or more open?

If we continue to subscribe to our own selective inattention to GSRD (Gender, sexuality & Relationship diversity) U.P.R is difficult to obtain.

Zayna is a specialist Hypno-Psychotherapist, Trainee UKCP & NCH, specialist in G.S.R.D, LGBTQIA+, QTIPoC, Consensual Non Monogamy, Poly, kink and fetish based in Oxford. She is a Stonewall PoC and Schools Role Model, who writes Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ and Intersectionality & Diversity training for Charities & Corporations. CEO of LGBTQ+Asylum, Chair and Executive Trustee of award winning charity OxFriend and Community Liaison Officer for Oxford Pride. Her newest project is as Oxford University LGBTQIA+ Support Group lead. An academic Board member and presenter at NCHP, Oxford University, Brookes Uni, T.V.P L.A.G.L.O, Polyday, Lets Talk Queer PoC, Brum Bi Fest, Reading LGBTQ+History Month and Oxford Pride Queer Panel Chair. Writes on proxemics, intersectionality, cultural identity, contributes to DIVA magazine, Cosmopolitan and is a multi media domain contributor on Mental Health and PoC issues. Chair of the Race & Ethnicity Panel at Pink Therapy Conference March 2019.

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

Active Flow-Hacking through and for hypnosis

How Flow-experience enhances hypnosis and how Flow-experience is fostered by hypnosis

Claude Ribaux

Presented by

Claude André Ribaux

We look at 17 or more flow state triggers driving our attention into ‘THE DEEP NOW’ a state of present heightened focus becoming more commonly known as “The Flow State”

By including some of these triggers, you can push yourself into a state of peak performance. This will increase whatever activity you are in, and your creativity, innovation, learning, and memory will all be enhanced.

This means: productivity enhanced by 5, creativity tripled.

The individual quality of flow triggers can be identified during hypnosis. They also serve to deepen or intensify the hypnotic experience as well as promotor of learning in hypnosis.

Trained as a social scientist, Claude André Ribaux was originally engaged as manager of international public health initiatives, mainly working for the international Red Cross movement, where much of his time was in project development and working as a consultant in change processes and conflict transformation in complex political environments. He initiated his own training organisation in 1991 and started work as a full time coach and therapist in 1998. His experience was used in many Asian countries such as Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Sri Lanka. Today he runs his own coaching and training organisation in Switzerland, and is specialised in teaching active-alert hypnosis. Over the past 25 years he has conducted far more than 20,000 therapy and coaching sessions and provided hundreds of days of training.

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

Working with sexual dysfunction

the vaginismus monologues and more.....

Kaz Riley

Presented by

Kaz Riley

Ask most therapists about working with sexual dysfunction and what they need to know – the majority will focus in on male sexual dysfunction. Ask the same question to client groups and it’s the females that are crying out for help.

This presentation will look at working with sexual dysfunction with both males and females and the difference between the two. As a more open attitude towards sex becomes culturally acceptable an interesting side effect is an increase in the incidence of sexual dysfunction and a wider range of sexual issues. It will help you understand why this is, how to combat it and give you a protocol to work with.

Kaz Riley is a Hypnotist and international trainer. A specialist in treating anxiety-related issues and sexual-related issues including: fertility, birth, birth trauma, sexual dysfunctions, sensuality, and kink-friendly therapy. Kaz is a registered Therapist with the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. She teaches at several UK universities to midwives, doctors, nurses and medical students. She mentors hypnotists in 17 countries and has appeared in several newspapers magazines and on TV Kaz is the founder of Sexual Freedom Hypnosis, an internationally-taught hypnosis programme that is sought after by clients worldwide.

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

Calling all senses

The importance of sensory input based kids hypnosis

Ruth Roethlisberger

Presented by

Ruth Roethlisberger

Working with kids in hypnosis is different from working with adults as their attention span is shorter and they might struggle with sitting still and keeping their eyes closed. On the other hand kids love to move and have the amazing ability to just go in and out of hypnosis within seconds.

This is why I think that we need to give them a full sensory experience throughout the session. As a kids therapist you need to know how to trigger all of your young clients´ senses and make them feel, taste, smell, hear and visualise the change they are about to have in their life.

I was born in Germany in 1979. In 2007 I moved to Switzerland to work for TUI - a tour operator. In 2014 I became an OMNI certified hypnotherapist as well as a HypnoKids specialist while living in Singapore. I opened my own hypnosis practice after moving back to Switzerland in 2015. Since 2017 up to 80% of my work is working with children aged 7 – 13 years of age. In 2015 and 2016 I became an active-alert therapist, since 2018 I am also an instructor. I regularly offer relaxation evenings as well as visionboard workshops.

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

Motivational Interviewing

Create powerful emotional change from your first client interaction!

Amy Scharlau

Presented by

Amye Scharlau

Imagine creating helpful change for your client from your very first moments of interaction!  Motivational Interviewing is a powerful technique to help clients create positive emotional shifts for themselves.  Through pacing and leading you even make your intake process a productive and healing process that, added to your hypnosis skills, increases your clients success in their goals. This method is especially effective for those clients who are “on the fence” about the changes they may need to make for their own health and well being.

Amye Scharlau 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 recognised organisations, OMNI Hypnosis - and the NGH - the largest professional association of hypnotists in the US. Amye brings her training, experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the joy of healing into every clinical client session. Performing on stage over 100 times a year, Amye combines her hypnotic derring-do with her formally-trained flair for theater (she holds a degree in it) to provide a uniquely positive and exceptional entertainment experience.

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

Hacking Hypnosis – From Practice To Theory

Reflections on a career inside an exciting and experimental hypnosis collective

Kev Sheldrake

Presented by

Kev Sheldrake

Head Hacking was a whirlwind.

We developed training courses and products; we popularised “street hypnosis”; we performed at events and in TV shows; we consulted to magicians and advertising agencies; we travelled the world and met our heroes; we ran a respected hypnosis conference; and we developed a new approach to suggestion built on academic research.

I will reveal the untold story from inside Head Hacking, the hypnosis company that tried to change the world.

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
Saturday
09:30 - 10:30
Kew/York Theatre

The Business Of Therapy

David Shephard

Presented by

David Shephard

David Shephard co-foundered FixMyMind with his business partner James Mallinson. FixMyMind has gone on to become one of the most successful therapy practices in the UK.

During this session David will explain how they did it from a business perspective rather than a therapy perspective. There are 9 things essential to building a successful therapy practice and during the session he will share these with you.

If you were to start implementing them right after his session your therapy business is guaranteed to become more successful. David and James have proven that they work.

In 1990 David Shephard resigned from a successful career in the City of London and chose to be educated and licensed as an Achievement Coach by The Centre of Achievement. People thought he was crazy but this was the first step on the road to becoming a global expert in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and one of the most highly sought-after and respected Master Trainers in the world. He changed the game for himself and, in doing so, dedicated his life to helping others change it for themselves. Through his dedication and skill, David was certified as a Master Trainer of NLP just three years after his formal certification in NLP (two years earlier than is generally expected) joining the ranks of his mentor, Dr. Tad James (the world-renowned creator of Time Line Therapy®), as well as Julie Silverthorn and John Overdurf; some of the most respected Master Trainers of NLP in the world.

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

Feed the Mind and the Body

A look at the latest nutrition research that can be applied practically to support your clients

Nicola Shubrook

Presented by

Nicola Shubrook

Every day we are bombarded by different rules and research as to what we should and shouldn’t eat, or you read a headline about the latest diet or health scare.  This workshop is designed to give a better understanding of what is good nutrition, and how it can be applied safely with clients to improve their well-being and support hypnotherapy. Debunking the myths and using evidence-based approaches to everyday conditions including anxiety, stress/trauma, eczema, and IBS.

Nicola is a registered nutritional therapist and clinical hypnotherapist, and uses both disciplines together to enhance her clients' health, mentally and physically. Nicola also runs her own successful corporate wellbeing programmes through her business, Urban Wellness, and writes regularly for BBC Good Food as well as appearing in MailOnline, NetDoctor, and has recently contributed to a new book 'Walk With Your Wolf' out in May 2019.

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

Become a Free Flowing Hypnotic Detective

How to create unique language patterns on the spot [no scripts required]

Dipti Tait

Presented by

Dipti Tait

Would you love to help your clients get into a hypnotic trance without using a pre-written script?

In this presentation and demonstration, I will explain how to tailor-make specific and non-specific language patterns and create unique trance sessions every time a client comes to see you.

I teach through explanation closely followed by demonstration and encourage participant interaction to ensure a good level of understanding is reached.

As well as demonstrations, there will be pair-work practice, questions and feedback at the end.

Trained in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy by David Newton and nicknamed by Adam Eason as the Darling of Breakfast TV. Dipti is a motivational speaker and lecturer while running an international hypnotherapy practice and private clinic in the Cotswolds. She is the Author of Good Grief, a book written after losing her parents to cancer. Dipti is also a mum of two exceptionally well behaved teenage boys. [Hypnosis skills clearly excellent! ]

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

The cognitive neuroscience of the highly suggestible person

Dr Devin Terhune

Presented by

Dr Devin Terhune

Verbal suggestions are capable of eliciting pronounced changes in cognition and perception and their neurophysiological substrates, particularly in highly suggestible individuals. I will describe our recent research aiming to elucidate the neurocognitive profile of these individuals. This research adds to accumulating evidence implicating brain networks supporting higher-order awareness and cognitive control and highlights some of the vulnerabilities conferred by high suggestibility. Studying this unique population offers a valuable path to understanding the mechanisms of suggestion and germane phenomena .

Devin is a senior lecturer in psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London where he co-directs the Goldsmiths Consciousness Research Unit and directs the Timing, awareness, and suggestion lab. His lab uses methods from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology to study different features of awareness with a focus on the neural bases of time perception and the use of suggestion to regulate awareness.

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

Clinical Hypnotism in Practice

Barry Thain

Presented by

Barry Thain

Exploring Patient-Centric Therapy with particular reference to Pain

Outlines the differences between symptom-centric, device-centric and patient-centric therapy before majoring on patient-centric therapy (being what I do in my consulting room) with specific reference to treating today’s pet topic, pain.

I’ll be promoting the merits of treating the person, not the problem whilst share some of my 25 years’ experience.

Full time clinical hypnotist for 25 years (inc 8 years with NHS)

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

Group Clinical Supervision – Hypnotherapy

Barry Thain

Presented by

Barry Thain

A group supervision session where people can just turn up and ask their questions, or those wishing to attend can submit their ‘hot topic’ in advance (by email to info@ukhypnosisconvention.co.uk)

I’ll be promoting the merits of treating the person, not the problem whilst share some of my 25 years’ experience.

Full time clinical hypnotist for 25 years (inc 8 years with NHS)

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

Working Effectively with Anger

Working Effectively with Anger

Gary Turner

Presented by

Gary Turner

Anger is an integral part of being human. We all have it at times. When anger adversely affects daily life, then it becomes a problem. This talk delivers knowledge, understanding, and practical solutions enabling any therapist to work effectively with anger

I’m a former 13x World Champion sportsman, now working in human performance. I’m known for working with extreme clients. I’m regularly employed as a Subject Matter Expert by the British Army and others. Hypnotherapy is the artful application of science. I study hard across all human (and canine!) performance topics together with the application of this knowledge. I am not afraid to challenge and question beliefs – including my own. I present the application of the evidence base.

1 hour presentation
Saturday
08:30 - 09:45
Kew/York Theatre

The Power of Disgust

How To Use The Art Of Aversion Effectively With Hypnosis

Didi Vergados

Presented by

Didi Vergados

Disgust is a strong emotion and it can be a very powerful motivator of human behaviour, especially when used in very direct and intentional way.

Many of us have had the experience of having eaten or drank something that did not sit well in our stomachs, or may have even made us really sick. For some of us, the next time we came face to face with that substance, we simply did not want to ever touch it ever again. The thought of it may have even made our stomachs turn. This is an aversive reaction.

In this one hour seminar you will learn how and why the power of disgust works with habit control, and how you can use the art of aversion in an intentional way with clients that are out of control with habits, substances or behaviours that simply do not serve them in any positive way. 

Didi Vergados is a Certified Hypnotist (1998), a Master Health Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (1999) and the Author of Brain Hacks For Higher Success & Optimal Performance. Didi is also a sought after professional speaker in the field of emotional health and wellbeing having appeared on numerous podcasts, television shows, radio interviews as well as a presenter at various conferences. Conferences include: Hypnothoughts (3 years consecutively) and the Canadian Hypnosis Conference. Didi is passionate about weight loss, food addiction and habit control. She brings a wealth of information to the subject, as she herself struggled with her weight for the first 30 years of her life. Because of this, she can relate both personally and professionally to her clients.

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

The Anxiety Tree

Investigating what your subconcious reveals about you.

Susie Lawrence and Susan Watson

Presented by

Susan Watson and Susie Lawrence

The tree you are instructed to draw is a psychological indicator of your behaviour over periods of time in your life. Within this guided process, it explores, reveals and identifies difficulties and needs of underlying emotional history. We can utilise this information so a person has a greater understanding of themself and plan their care to gain maximum benefit.

Susan Watson: Susan is a CNHC local champion and Mental Health Advocate for children and young people and Anxiety UK representative. She is trained in Respect Me (anti Bullying) SMHFA and ASIST Suicide Intervention Programme and draws on over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world as both a manager and coach to help individuals and groups make life changes to meet their full potential. Susie Lawrence: Susan’s extensive medical background and qualifications has given her a strong foundation and passion for hypnotherapy and other valuable techniques she has learned throughout her time practicing. Her dedication is reflected in her warmth, empathy and unique ability to inspire people with confidence, motivation and a drive to achieve growth and success. Her determination, enthusiasm and dedication are evident by the outstanding results from her therapy sessions. Susan’s greatest strengths lie in transforming and helping clients to be who and what they want to be and to live a more fulfilled life. As a Hypnotherapy Trainer, Susan believes that all Hypnotherapists & students should update their knowledge constantly to ensure they have multiple techniques and tools for more effective results. ""There is nothing more humbling than watching your client leave your practice ready to conquer the world and enjoy their life"".

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

Helping with the front line

A soldiers perception

Graham Webber

Presented by

Graham Webber

Being a serving soldier I know the difference in languages, meanings and how soldiers think about serving within the forces.

During this presentation I will take you through how to understand the military mind. How military personnel speak, what is meant by their slang, different activities that take place and some break downs of what they may be exposed to on the battefield.

This will assist you as the therapist with the soldier in front of you in the therapy room for understanding, limiting pauses for questions which in turn will assist with rapport.

As a serving soldier I started hypnosis following a love of magic. Starting with Anthony Jacquin and the Head Hackers street work complimented my magic. After finding a colleague suffered with PTSD a look into how hypnosis can help more began and a my diploma with the UK Hypnosis Academy started. Being a level 4 (CTLLS) instructor for the Army I was asked to teach for the UK Hypnosis Academy.

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

Bereavement and Hypnotherapy

A hidden aspect of practice that every hypnotherapist needs to know

Linda Witchell

Presented by

Linda Witchell

Many years ago as a new hypnotherapist I never thought about bereaved clients but now this is an important consideration to the improved success of my practice.

This interactive presentation will discuss:

* The theories behind bereavement and loss

* The symptoms of grief that clients may not associate with their loss

* A new market for hypnotherapists

Linda has had an award winning busy hypnotherapy practice in Bournemouth, UK since 2007. She is also a CBT, counsellor, coach, supervisor and trainer. With a background of over 30 years in nursing she has dealt with death, dying and bereavement of people from all ages. Today in her hypnotherapy practice she specialises in stress and anxiety and bereavement and loss and has found these two areas overlap in many peoples lives. For over 10 years she has also been a volunteer bereavement counsellor, supervisor and trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care, UK, so helps bereaved people most weeks. Here work has also led to helping people with pet bereavement.

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

How we Created our Personal Brand The English Sisters

The six actions we took that you too can take to build your personal brand

Presented by

The English Sisters

We will tell you the story of how we created our brand the English Sisters using a hypnotic free style double induction. We will then explain how you too can build your own unique personal brand that will align with your core values and represent you!  We will outline the 6 actions you can take that will position you as an expert influencer in your field. These 6 actions will be the building blocks that will day by day, week by week and year by year automatically build your brand for you!

We look forward to meeting you!

Smiles from The English Sisters

The English Sisters, Violeta and Jutka Zuggo, authors, celebrity hypnotherapists, brand ambassadors, live in Rome and see corporate and private clients. They specialise in stress and anxiety management and are the authors of several lifestyle and children’s books including their book, Stress Free in Three Minutes. They have been featured in Rochay Elite Magazine 6th Edition, alongside Richard Branson, Paul Mckenna, two of the most inspirational leaders in their niche. They also run a successful online luxury vintage lighting business sourcing luxury lights for their clients around the world.

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