Northern Counties

Riding the Storm; Self-Hypnosis workshop

When: 16/01/2021

Via Zoom

Invitations sent shortly after booking and reminder the day before

About the training:

An opportunity for busy Health Professionals to learn self-hypnosis, an excellent flexible tool for managing stress and avoiding burnout.

The event will develop self-hypnosis skills which you can tailor to your individual needs and situation.

A Practical Workshop

Experience Hypnosis in different ways

Recordings to use for self-hypnosis following the workshop


Experienced BSCAH tutors to teach and offer support


The workshop will cost £10 for the day, and participants are limited to 20.


Please note this workshop is to learn self-hypnosis for personal use, NOT to teach hypnosis with patients.


Timetable: Click here


If you would like to book a place on this workshop please Click here and send to You must fill in this application form even if paying with credit card below. Thank you




Gillian Smith is a retired consultant psychiatrist who has worked in the NHS and the independent sector. She has been using hypnosis within her clinical practice since 1982, She has co-presented this course in recent years. She has a personal interest in the application of mindfulness and in compassion focused therapy. She is currently based in Edinburgh where she is has had an independent hypnosis practice, but now works for Marie Curie in the hospice as a hypnotherapist. She also offers hypnotherapy to patients at Maggie’s and receives referrals from other health professionals. She has considerable experience in delivering virtual hypnosis sessions in 2020.


Grahame Smith  uses hypnosis and related techniques to help patients with a range of problems as seen by GPs. He has taught colleagues on many courses over the years, e.g. for BSCAH on this course at The Retreat York, and Queens Oncology Centre, Hull, also for RSM and Bournemoth University. He was a GP trainer and educational supervisor for new trainers, and a prolific GP appraiser. His training includes the University of Sheffield Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. He is Past President of BSCAH and an Assessor for BSCAH Accreditation. He was a Council member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of RSM. When in practice, Grahame had an interest in quality issues and organisational audit. His earlier career includes anaesthesia, part time occupational health, and work in Southern Africa.


Further tutors expected are:-  Prof Leslie Walker, Dan Round , and Fiona Gilbert . More detail pending


Enquire:   Louise Smith BSCAH Northern Counties Office Secretary for admin enqiries  Dr Gillian Smith about the content for info to help you to decide to come to this workshop