About us

BSCAH aims to promote the safe and responsible use of hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology, and to educate both our professional colleagues and the public about hypnosis and its uses.

We are dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest professional standards in the practice of hypnosis for clinical or experimental purposes and in the dissemination of information concerning hypnosis.

BSCAH encourages the conduct of research into and audit of practices of clinical hypnosis and the publication of the useful results of that research.

BSCAH members are health professionals in their own right and are subject to the strict guidelines and codes of conduct specified by their own professional body. Each member gives a signed undertaking to use hypnosis only for those purposes for which they are professionally qualified and within the strict limitations of their professional work.

BSCAH is divided into seven geographical regions, each region being referred to as a Branch.
Branches work within the ethos of BSCAH and have their own internal organisation, usually comprising a Chair, Hon Sec and Treasurer. Branches hold their own funds, submit their annual accounts to the National Office. Each Branch is represented by at least one member on Council, produces its own programme of events and Branch meetings and runs Foundation training in hypnosis using a corporate syllabus.

BSCAH’s Council consist of:
Dr Peter Naish: President
Dr Grahame Smith: Chairman & Northern Counties Branch Representative
Dr Cathryn Woodward: Hon Secretary
Dr Ann Williamson: Hon Treasurer
Dr Mike Capek: Development Officer and Lancs & Cheshire Branch Representative
Dr Cath Potter: ISH/ESH rep
Dr Jane Boissiere: Communication Officer
Dr Les Brann: Eastern Counties Branch Representative
Mr David Kraft: Mets & South Branch Representative
Miss Zoita Mandila: West of England Branch Representative
Mr Simon Barnett: Midlands Diploma/BSc Course Leader
Mrs Jean Rogerson: Chair of Academic & Accreditation committee and Midlands Branch Representative

Non-Council posts:
Second ESH/ISH representative: Dr Martin Wall
Webmaster: Dr Peter Naish
Newsletter Editor: Dr Charlotte Davies
Librarian: Dr Caron Moores
Ethical Officer: Dr Grahame Smith
National Office & Midlands Branch Secretary: Mrs Hilary Walker

If you have any queries please contact Hilary Walker in the first instance at National Office (natoffice@bscah.co.uk).

Further contact information is available via our Contact Us page.