Modules 1-3 Foundation Training with London 2023

When: 25/02/2023

Civil Service Club
13-15 Great Scotland Yard

About the training:

Foundation Training Modules 1-3: London 2023



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: 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).

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.

Course Aim: To develop students’ understanding and safe applications of hypnosis within their clinical field and expertise

Module 1 Aim: to develop students’ skills and knowledge in hypnosis, with specific attention to working with stress and anxiety   

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of Module 1 the student should be able to:

  1. explain hypnosis to a patient/client and deal with any misconceptions
  2. induce hypnosis and use simple suggestion to help with common conditions (eg anxiety)
  3. teach self-hypnosis to patients/clients so that they can utilise this for themselves for relaxation
  4. utilise self-hypnosis themselves for stress management and personal development
  5. identify relevant ethical and professional issues in the use of hypnosis in clinical practice
  6. apply simple hypnotic techniques competently in their own clinical practice to relieve anxiety and aid relaxation

Module 2 Aim:  to enhance students’ skills, knowledge and safe application of hypnosis     

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of Module 2 the student should be able to:

  1. set up and use ideomotor signalling
  2. use a classic reframe for habit disorders and addictions
  3. treat a phobia or negative event with hypnotic imagery
  4. use hypnotic techniques to resolve past trauma
  5. evaluate and audit their hypnosis


Module 3 Aim: to further develop and enhance students’ skills, knowledge and safe application of hypnosis   

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of Module 3 the student should be able to:

  1. apply metaphor in hypnosis work
  2. use hypnosis to work with functional disorders
  3. use simple hypnotic procedures to help in the relief of chronic pain
  4. use hypnosis and imagery in the management of acute and procedural pain, including glove anaesthesia
  5. integrate hypnosis into practice - Cases and treatment plans

NB: Students should only treat with hypnosis those conditions that they are qualified to treat without hypnosis 

How will this course be delivered?

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. 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 25th/26th February 2022

Module 2

Sat/Sun 25th/26th March 2022

Module 3

Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd April 2022


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.