Welcome to the London Branch
The London Branch supports the ongoing training of members from the whole of the South East of England. The following is a list of the areas/counties in this branch: London, Greater London, Brighton and Hove, Surrey, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Redhill (Sussex), Southampton (Hampshire), Uxbridge (Middlesex) and Watford (Hertfordshire).
To book the London foundation training course in Clinical Hypnosis please cleick the link https://www.bscah.com/book-event/metsandsouthfoundation-training-2021
Maureen Tilford (Branch Chair) • T: 07711746915 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Kraft (Branch Secretary) • T: 07946 579645/020 7467 8564 E: email@example.com
Charlotte Davies (Branch Treasurer) • E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Council Members: Peter Naish & Samantha Crone
About the London Branch
Previously known as the Metropolitan Branch, and then Mets and South, the London Branch has been training health professionals in hypnosis since 1952. Like the other branches in BSCAH, the London Branch runs a Foundation Training over three weekends. Trainees are encouraged, throughout the course, to practise the practical skills learnt in each module, and, it is for this reason that the weekends are spaced out over, usually, a three-month period. We also offer one day workshops and specifically-designed hypnosis courses for speciality doctors. In addition, we organise peer supervision for all members of the branch as well as past trainees. Courses are open to doctors, dentists, chartered psychologists, nurses and other allied healthcare professionals. UKCP- and BACP-registered psychotherapists and counsellors are also welcome to train with us, and applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis. The London Branch is committed to helping trainees begin to utilise hypnosis—both formally and informally—as an adjunctive tool within their own specific modality. We look forward to hearing from you and, if you have any specific questions you would like to ask, please do not hesitate to give one of the team members a ring/send an email.
Do you feel isolated in your work with hypnosis? Would you like to join a group to discuss your work? This is an opportunity to give or receive support, share experience, even establish collaborative projects. If you would like to establish a group, send in an outline of how you would like your group to run: local meetings / teleconference /skype / e-forum, and which professionals you would like to attract and we will advertise it on this page. There are some groups running already so perhaps you would like to be listed on this page too. Let us know.
IF THERE IS A TOPIC YOU WOULD LIKE US TO COVER, IF YOU HAVE SOME EXPERTISE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US, OR IF THERE IS A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN FORMING OR JOINING, PLEASE CONTACT US.
Meet the training team.....
Dr Samantha Crone BDS MFDS RCS(Eng)
Samantha graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997, gaining a Batchelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) and subsequently gaining Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS RCS(Eng)) in 2002, following further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Samantha has worked in general dental practice, cosmetic dental practice, special care dentistry, hospital dentistry and surgery.
A member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, Samantha also holds a post as a dento-alveolar surgeon with the Surrey Dento-Alveolar Referral Service and in recent years has been involved in training and mentoring post-graduate dentists. She is also qualified to provide non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers.
Samantha trained in clinical hypnosis in her final year of dental school in 1996 and has successfully used hypnosis techniques throughout her career in dentistry. She has found hypnosis particularly useful in the treatment of anxious patients, those struggling with pronounced gag reflexes, needle phobias and dental phobias, all of which can prevent or limit the provision of dental treatment.
Samantha continues to maintain and update her skills in clinical hypnosis by attending courses and through peer review. She initially trained with The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis Mets and South branch and is now an active member of BSCAH.
Maureen worked as a GP in Norwich for 35 years. She became interested in the role of the mind in physical illness and the burden of emotional pain in the everyday life of many patients. She trained in hypnosis with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and applied hypnosis in her practice for many years covering a wide range of problems as they presented in the primary care setting. Maureen joined Primary Care Mental Health Education (PRIMHE) and through them completed a diploma entitled ‘Practitioner with a Special Interest in Mental Health’ at the University of Staffordshire. She also took part in the training of final year medical students in mental health.
Branch Secretaries: Les Brann • T: 01245 460 868 • E: email@example.com
Cathryn Woodward • E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Trainers
Branch Secretary: Linda Dunlop • E: email@example.com
Branch Chairman: Adrian Hamill
Branch Representative on Council: Ann Williamson • E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Treasurer: Michael Wevitavidanalage • E: email@example.com
The Lancashire & Cheshire Branch covers the northwest of England and includes Cumbria and part of North Wales. We hold our Branch meetings at Warrington General Hospital (Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1QG. T: 01925 635911) in Thewall House (the postgraduate or education centre) which is on your right as you enter the hospital. Currently car parking costs £3 for up to 5 hours.
These meetings are usually on the first Sunday of the month and start at 10am with an hour of peer supervision, led by a senior member of the Branch, when members are encouraged to bring current cases for discussion by the group. This is followed by a talk given by a Branch member or an outside speaker and finishes around 12.30pm. Branch meetings count as CPD for 2.5 hours. We also run regular Foundation training and occasional one day workshops on selected topics.
Feedback from our Foundation training is always very good "The APPLIED nature of the entire training was highly relevant and enjoyable. Being taught by experienced health professionals cannot be substituted. So many examples / anecdotes/ cases were presented throughout the training which "brought it to life" and made it real" Student 2019 training.
Dr Ann Williamson (MB ChB BSCAH Accred.)
Ann was a General Practitioner for thirty two years and has used hypnosis for more than twenty years to help her patients deal with stress and anxiety and to help them facilitate change in how they live their lives. She is an accredited member of the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and has had training in brief solution oriented therapy and other approaches. She has been involved for many years with teaching Health Professionals how to use hypnotic techniques both for themselves and within their own field of clinical expertise. She runs stress management, personal development and brief psychological interventions workshops on request, as well as seeing private clients for therapy. She has also lectured at Manchester, Chester and Salford Universities as well as in Canada and Europe. She has written three books: on stress management, smoking cessation and on brief psychological interventions in clinical practice. She is also co-editor of A Handbook of Contemporary Hypnosis published by Wiley in 2011 and has contributed to several other books and journals. She is also a Reiki Master Trainer and has an interest in creativity and exploring one’s emotions through the arts. For more details please visit www.annwilliamson.co.uk
Phyllis is a clinical psychologist who has had wide ranging experience in helping patients suffering with many physical and mental health problems. In particular, for many years she specialised in the assessment and treatment of psychological difficulties arising from the diagnosis of cancer and the course of the disease from diagnosis to end stage. Phyllis has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of conditions such as PTSD, acute and chronic pain, difficulties arising from illness and injury, and the long term effects of trauma such as RTAs, assaults, and torture. With respect to clinical approaches, she considers herself to be eclectic. However, within this she has tended towards the use of cognitive behavioural therapy as an approach. She has extensive experience in the use of hypnosis in the treatment of a wide range of clinical problems and has been involved in hypnosis training both nationally and internationally. She has also trained in EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Phyllis has participated in the drawing up of professional codes of conduct for two professionally recognised hypnosis organisations, the British Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis and the European Society of Hypnosis.
The Midlands Branch runs the only UK University Accredited level 6 & 7 course in Clinical Hypnosis & Related techniques in conjuction with Birmingham City University. Further information on the course can be found on the training page, alternatively please e-mail Hilary Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Chair – Shamsh Suleman (email@example.com)
Simon Barnett – Course Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jenny Page – Treasurer (email@example.com)
Trevor Hadfield - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Simon Barnett - (email@example.com)
Jean Rogerson - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathryn Kinmond - (email@example.com)
Jenny Page - (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Branch Secretary: Hilary Walker • E: BSCAHMidlandsbranch@outlook.com • T: 07702492867
Branch Chair: Grahame Smith • E: email@example.com
Branch Secretary: Dan Round • E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Representative on BSCAH Council: Zoita Mandila • E: email@example.com www.bscahwest.co.uk
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