Modules 1-3 Foundation Training with London 2022

When: 26/02/2022


Civil Service Club
13-15 Great Scotland Yard

About the training:


Modules 1-3: Foundation Training London 2022


Would you like to learn how to integrate clinical hypnosis within your specialism?

Do you or your colleagues suffer from burnout or stress? If so, then this is the course for you!

Learn how clinical hypnosis and the use of imagery can transform your anxious patients!

Learn how to avoid giving negative suggestion and capture your patient’s imagination to help themselves.

Price:  Early bird price before 10th January 2022: Non-member £745  BSCAH member £705
Price after 10th January 2022: Non-member: £795    BSCAH member: £745

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Please note that discounts may be available on a case by case basis e.g. more than one applicant from a unit, low income, students of relevant professions etc please contact

Module 1 of the Foundation training gives you the basic skills you need to integrate hypnotic techniques into your clinical work to help both you and your patients with anxiety and stress. Learn about the neuroscience behind the hypnotic response and how words can influence the outcome of any interaction you have with your patients.

Modules 2 and 3 expand on this knowledge and demonstrates ways of working with patients with a variety of problems such as pain, psychosomatic problems, phobias, and past traumatic memories.

There are also various optional specialist modules that will enable you to expand your knowledge of using clinical hypnotic techniques with children, in obstetrics, PTSD, depression, grief, oncology and end of life care (according to the professional mix of delegates).

This course is the full 3 module training. You are welcome to book the modules separately.

The Foundation Training follows the BSCAH Core Curriculum and can lead to BSCAH Accreditation.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to all regulated health care professionals. The cross-disciplinary interaction adds to the depth of experience in the learning process. The class has a minimum cohort of 12 and a maximum of 20, so there is ample opportunity for 1:1 support in the practical sessions.

What will be covered in the 3 modules?

The Core Curriculum for Module 1
  1. Nature of hypnosis                    
  2. History of hypnosis                   
  3. Theories of hypnosis                  
  4. Hypnotisability, scales, categorisation, and flexibility of approach 
  5. Safety aspects (contra-indications, management of abreaction & working online etc)
  6. Selection and preparation of the patient
  7. Rapport, communication, observation, and feedback (include introduction to nocebo)
  8. Two or three inductions and deepening (and the use of different levels of consciousness)
  9. Ego-strengthening and positive suggestion (direct and post-hypnotic)
  10. Anchoring
  11. Self-hypnosis
  12. Use of hypnosis in anxiety management
  13. Uses in clinical practice (to include research, evidence base & audit)
  14. Discussion with participants regarding implementing hypnosis into their clinical field.
  15. Professional and ethical issues and best practice (the hypnotist/client relationship, safeguarding, confidentiality, recording and documenting) 
  16. Role of BSCAH – Membership & ongoing support
The Core Curriculum for Modules 2 & 3
  1. Feedback from Module 1- successes and failures
  2. Treatment of anxiety
  3. Introduction to functional disorder
  4. Ideomotor signalling
  5. Pain – analgesia / anaesthesia
  6. Phobias – desensitisation
  7. Reframing –treatment of habit disorder
  8. Handling past trauma within your clinical field
  9. Memory / false memory  
  10. The Therapeutic Relationship – drawbacks and uses
  11. Use and construction of metaphor
  12. Evaluation, outcome measures and clinical audit
  13. Use of hypnosis within the participants’ field of clinical work
  14. Professional and ethical issues – good practice
  15. Role of BSCAH – ongoing support and the accreditation process

How will this course be delivered?

This course will be delivered in 3 modules which can be booked separately in London or Edinburgh

Module 1 (London):

Module 2(London)

Module 3(London)

This course is going to be delivered over 3 weekends face to face if it is permitted and safe to do so. If we feel this isn’t an option, then we will move the training online and provide more supervision and training materials to compensate. We have had plenty of experience delivering the course virtually throughout covid-19 and though it is not ideal it works very well and shouldn’t put you off.

This Foundation Training will consist of 6 days (3 weekends) of face to face tuition spread out over a few months. Coffee will be available from 9am with a view to start at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments will be provided (please indicate when you book if you have any special requirements). The day will finish at 5pm.

Module 1

 Sat/Sun 26th & 27th February 2022

Module 2

Sat/Sun 26th & 27th March 2022

Module 3

Sat/Sun 23rd & 24th April 2022

Questions about any aspect of the course/content are welcomed. Prior and throughout the course no question is considered too simple in a supportive atmosphere.
Please email David Kraft (Tutor):

How do I apply?

Availability will be limited to ensure maximum delegate numbers are not exceeded to ensure a good experience.

You can apply using the online booking function below. 

Please note that discounts may be available on a case by case basis e.g. more than one applicant from a unit, low income, students of relevant professions etc please contact

Price:   Non-member £795
            BSCAH member: £745


Mr David Kraft
David Kraft (PhD BSCAH Accred.) David runs a successful psychotherapy practice in Harley Street. London. He has been teaching on the BSCAH Foundation Training courses since 2013 and has very much enjoyed this experience. David originally trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the London Centre for Psychotherapy; however, after a period of time, he felt that it was important to develop a more integrative approach to treatment. As a result, he decided to train at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy: here, he formalized his psychotherapy training, and this led to UKCP accreditation and two diplomas—the DHP (NC) and ADHP (NC). David has an MSc in Psychology from Kingston University, and is a member of The British Psychological Society, holding the designated letter MBPsS. David also has a diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCHyp) and an Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis (A.Cert.CSHyp). In addition, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of council for the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine. He is also an accredited member of The British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH), a member of its National Council, and on the Education Committee. David has been researching psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for several years now, publishing regularly in academic journals. He has written over 25 articles on many subjects, including: phobic anxiety, covert sensitisation, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, hyperhidrosis, sexual disorders, IBS, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, agoraphobia, social phobia and panic disorder. David published his first book, ‘Birdsong in the music of Olivier Messiaen’ in 2013, and is completing his second book, a book of his poetry, which he hopes will come out in 2017. David is currently Honorary Secretary for the London Branch of BSCAH.


Dr Maureen Tilford
Dr Maureen Tilford (GP, Special interest in pain) 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. Maureen is a director for BSCAH.


Dr Samantha Crone
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 London branch and is now an active member of BSCAH.


Dr Charlotte Davies
Charlotte is an emergency medicine Consultant who has used hypnosis informally for a few years in the emergency department to help with patient and clinician stress and anxiety, as well as an adjunct for procedural sedation. She is a keen educator and has been involved in teaching HCPs for many years and is enjoying transferring that experience to hypnosis.