BSCAH National

BSCAH National Conference 2020 - Think it possible that you may be mistaken: challenging assumptions and developing new ideas.

When: 06/06/2020

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL

Dartington Hall near Totnes, Devon, is a country estate that is the headquarters of the Dartington Hall Trust, a charity specialising in the arts, social justice and sustainability. The estate dates from medieval times and provides a stunning and unique venue for our 2020 conference.


About the training:

BSCAH National Conference 2020 In association with The Royal Society of Medicine Section Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine. 

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2020

This Conference is only available to Healthcare Professionals. To check your eligibility or for any other queries please contact Hilary Walker

​We welcome you to a conference where your voice is important. Our three Keynote speakers have selected topics that concern them and are in some dimension at variance with accepted opinion. This is a unique chance to hear and work with these three international speakers in the beauty of the Devon countryside. The conference is designed to be inspirational challenging and practical; you will take home new knowledge, new insights and many new practical tools which will profoundly benefit your daily practice and your own personal growth.

Some of the topics we will be addressing:

  • Dissociation and suggestibility learn how misunderstanding, misattribution and mistakes have limited our clinical efficacy in engaging with these phenomena.
  • Learn how Grigor Dimitrov beat Roger Federer in the US Open this year.
  • Hypnosis as a valuable reactive clinical adjunct and /or hypnosis as a proactive medium for all?
  • Proposals for some radically different intake sessions.

What do you think? We look forward to your company in sunny* Dartington next Summer. * Implicit suggestion and meteorological influence.

Programme Saturday 6th June 2020                                           Programme Sunday 7th June 2020 

08.30-09.00     Registration                                                        08.30-09.00     Registration
09.00-10.30     Dr Lars-Eric Unestahl                                        09.00-10.30     Dr Devin Terhune
10.30-10.50     Coffee Break                                                      10.30-10.50     Coffee Break
10.50- 12.30    Dr Lars-Eric Unestahl                                        10.50-12.30     Dr Devin Terhune
12.30- 13.30    Lunch                                                                  
12.30- 13.30     Lunch
13.30-15.15     Dr Patrick McCarthy                                         13.30 - 15.15    Plenary - All three speakers
15.15-15.45     Break                                                                  15.15-15.45      Break
15.45-16.30     Dr Patrick McCarthy                                         15.45-16.30      Plenary - All three speakers
16.30-17.30     Annual General Meeting                                   16.30-17.00      Close
19.30                Conference Dinner 

Keynote Speakers

DR DEVIN TERHUNE From Ireland Reader in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London: Dissociation and suggestibility

DR LARS-ERIC UNESTAHL From Sweden Orebro University & Scandinavian International University: All hypnosis is self hypnosis, Use of mental training and developmental Model instead of or in additional to problem based clinical model

DR PATRICK MCCARTHY From New Zealand Medical Hypnotist, Wellington, New Zealand: How to cure anxiety in just four therapy sessions.

Full Conference

2 days, 2 nights, full board Tea & Coffee, Conference dinner

£525 £400*

Early Bird full Conference

As full conference Book before 31st March 2020

£425 £325*

Day Rate Local

Saturday or Sunday refreshments-NOT including meals, Conference dinner or accommodation

£100 £75*

Day Rate Full Delegate

Saturday or Sunday full board, tea & coffee, including one-night accommodation NOT Conference dinner

£250 £180*

Early Bird Day Rate Full Delegate

Saturday or Sunday full board, tea & coffee, including one-night accommodation NOT Conference dinner

£200 £160*

Conference Dinner

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Partner Rate

Room full board per night NOT Conference dinner


*BSCAH members / RSM Members / BSMDH (Scotland) / ESH constituent society/Student


How do I book the Conference?

BSCAH Member: If you are a BSCAH member and you wish to book the full conference or as a day delegate please go to the bottom of this page and book online. If you wish to book a place for your partner or order an extra Conference dinner please download an application form and send to Hilary Walker You will be sent an invoice which you can pay via cheque or bank transfer (preferable).

Not a BSCAH member: If you are NOT a BSCAH member you cannot book online. Please download the application form and send to Hilary Walker Once your application has been received you will be sent an invoice which you can pay by sending a cheque or arranging a bank transfer (preferable). If you wish to join BSCAH to take advantage of the lower Conference prices please go to

Downloadable application form 

Downloadable Conference 2020 Leaflet 

For enquiries please contact Hilary Walker: Please note that this online booking is for BSCAH members only