BSCAH National

BSCAH National Conference 2021 - In association with the Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

When: TBC

Dartington Hall

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. 
By Car: Sat Nav / Maps: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL
By Train: Totnes Railway Station, 1.7 miles to the venue 7 mins drive. 

About the training:

Think it possible that you may be mistaken? Challenging assumptions & developing new ideas

We welcome you to a conference where your voice is important.
Our two 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 two 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 last 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 year!
* Implicit suggestion and meteorological influence



Saturday   Sunday  
09.00 Registration 09.00 Registration
09.00-10.30 Dr Lars-Eric Unestahl   09.00-10.30 Dr Devin Turhune
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 Turhune
12.30-13.30     Lunch break 12.30-13.30     Lunch break
13.30-15.15   TBC        13.30-15.15   Plenary with all speakers
15.15-15.45   Coffee break 15.15-15.45   Coffee break
15.45-16.30     TBC        15.45-16.30      Plenary
16.30-17.30    Annual General Meeting   16.30-17.00     Close
19.30  Conference Dinner

Invited Speakers


  Dr Devin Terhune

Devin Terhune, PhD, is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he directs the Timing, awareness, and suggestion lab ( His research sits at the interface between cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and psychiatry and uses a wide variety of methods (EEG, MEG, psychopharmacology, eye-tracking, non-invasive brain stimulation, and MRI), and statistical techniques. His primary research interests concern the neurocognitive factors underlying individual differences in responsiveness to verbal suggestions, the use of suggestion to modulate perception, and the neural bases of time perception. He also has a long-standing interest in dissociative psychopathology. Devin regularly lectures and gives talks on hypnosis and related topics and has published more than 70 papers on hypnosis and germane topics. He is a Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and an Associate Editor for Consciousness and Cognition and a Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice.



  Dr Lars-Eric Unestahl.

Lars-Eric Unestahl, Ph.D. former Head of the Department for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis at Uppsala University and Present President of the Scandinavian International University, a private university with focus on Personal and Leadership Development through Mental Training, Hypnosis and Coaching.  Visiting Professor to Universities in US, Australia, India and Organizer of 5 World Congresses in Hypnosis (1), Sport Psychology (1) and Mental Training (2). Mental Trainer for Swedish National and Olympic Teams since the 1970´s. Author of 21 books and many articles. Arthur Shapiros reward for the best book about Hypnosis 1973.

Price structure

Early Bird full Conference As full conference Book before 31st March 2021 £425 £375*
Full Conference 2 days, 2 nights, full board Tea & Coffee, Conference dinner £525 £400*
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 £200*
Early Bird Day Rate Full Delegate Saturday or Sunday full board, tea & coffee, including one-night accommodation NOT Conference dinner £200 £180*
Conference Dinner Add on £40
Partner Rate Room full board per night NOT Conference dinner £50
  *BSCAH members / RSM Members / BSMDH (Scotland)/ ESH Constituent Society / Student  


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