About us

Clinical Hypnosis Training for Health Professionals by Health Professionals

BSCAH is a Society which is made up healthcare professionals. 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.

Please click on the video below which will give you a brief introduction to BSCAH.

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 operates a system of Accreditation to its members. This is designed as a peer-review of the members experience and safety as a person using hypnosis in their work. It is used to assess clinical skills, rather than being an academic hurdle.

BSCAH Accreditation gives you eligibility for the European Certificate of Hypnosis.

A Guide to the Application for the Certification of Accreditation can by found if you login to the members area. If you are not a member please email natoffice@bscah.co.uk for further information

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, and 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.

History of hypnosis by Jean Rogerson

History of hypnosis by David Simons

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

Non-Council posts:
2nd ESH/ISH representative: Dr Peter Naish
Webmaster: Dr Ann Williamson
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.