Lancs and Cheshire

Online - Module 3 Lancs & Cheshire

When: 27/11/2021


About the training:

Online - Module 3 with Lancs & Cheshire branch

Please note that you can book each module with Lancs & Cheshire or with other branches. You can also attend our Specialist courses which will start October 2021 after completing Module 1As a safeguard for clients / patients, we will only train healthcare professioanls who are eligible for membership of BSCAH. If you are in any doubt please send your CV to Linda Dunlop. E:     

Module 3 is aimed at developing the content taught in Module 1 and 2In Module 3 of our short Foundation training (which consists of 3 modules) we introduce the concept and rationale for hypnotic techniques in other conditions not previously covered in modules 1 and 2, so if you are already working with patients with these conditions you should then be able to integrate simple hypnotic and imagery techniques into your work. 

There are also various optional specialist modules throughout the year that will enable you to expand your knowledge of using clinical hypnotic techniques with children, in obstetrics, PTSD, depression, grief, oncology and terminal care to name a few. The first of these will run in October 2021 on Gut focused Hypnotherapy with Peter Whorwell.

Module 3 Course Content

This module will have taught content, with demonstrations where appropriate, supervised practice, and the opportunity to ask questions pertinent to your professional interest. We aim to ensure that by the end of the weekend you will feel competent to start using your new skills effectively. The tutors are all healthcare professionals, who regulary use hypnosis in their clinical practice. We work closely with our academic colleagues so that we present evidence-based techniques, in a forum which encourages you to build your own individuality into the therapy you deliver. There will be plenary question and answer sessions at the end of each day, and we will ask you to evaluate us at the end of the course. Handouts of notes for each module, including reading lists and references will be available electronically prior to the course and any presentations used will be made available electronically to participants. 

The course does not lead to qualifications as such but can be allowed towards CPD as we keep a register, evaluation forms and issue an attendance certificate. If you wish to have a university accredited plateable qualification then the Midlands Branch run an AdvDip/BSc/ GradCert/PGCert course with the Birmingham City University in Clincial Hypnosis & Related Techniques.

You can apply to do all 3 foundation modules at a cost of £600 with Lancs & Cheshire by clicking here or you can book the individual modules 2 and 3 for £250 each (£200 for BSCAH members) if you have already completed Module 1.

Proposed programme for Module 3

Day 1: Sat 27th November 2021

9.30am - 10.00am Introduction/Recap of Module 1 & 2
10.00am - 10.25am Self esteem
10.25am - 10.45am Metaphor
10.45am - 11.45am Breakout rooms with case vignettes - developing theraputic metaphors
11.45am - 11.50am Comfort break
11.50am - 12.30pm Feedback & discussion
12.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch break
2.30pm - 3.00pm Overview of functional disorders
3.00pm - 3.45pm Breakout rooms on Functional disorder cases
3.45pm - 3.50pm Comfort break
3.50pm - 4.30pm Discussion & feedback from breakout rooms


Day 2: Sunday 28th November 2021

9.30am - 9.40am Feedback and recap
9.40am - 10.15am Underlying 'causes' of functional disorders
10.15am - 10.45am Chronic pain
10.45am - 10.50am Comfort break
10.50am - 12.00pm Breakout rooms
12.00pm - 12.30pm Discussion
12.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm - 4.00pm How to integrate hypnosis into your practice - Cases and treatment plans
4.00pm - 4.05pm Comfort break
4.05pm - 4.30pm Discussion, feedback and what next?
About the Trainers

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

Dr Catherine Potter

BDS M.Med Sci (Clinical Hypnosis); Dip Psy (OU); Dip Con Sed….Cath Potter qualified at Manchester Dental School in 1980 and has worked in the Community Dental Service, General Dental Practice and part time at Birmingham Dental Hospital. She recently worked for Salford PCT as Senior Dental Officer and outreach teacher and the University of Manchester as Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow for the Control of Pain and Anxiety postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Cath was one of the first people to be appointed as an outreach teacher in restorative dentistry and has supervised 4 F year students at Ordsall Clinic in Salford since the beginning of the innovative Manchester outreach programme. She has recently retired from her position as Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in Behavioural Sciences at Leeds Dental Institute where she was year 1 lead and module organiser for a number of modules throughout the BChD curriculum. She also has a special interest in the treatment of anxious patients using hypnosis and Inhalation Sedation. Cath has recently obtained a PhD investigating the relationship between hypnosis and Inhalation Sedation.

Mrs Phyllis Alden

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.

Course fee is not refundable if cancellation received less than 2 weeks prior to course.

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