BSCAH National

Specialist Module - Resolving traumatic memory

When: 11/06/2022 10am-4pm
About the training:

Specialist Module – Resolving traumatic memory - Training day
A one day training on zoom with presentations, demonstrations and tutorial small group practice 
Cases will be used throughout to demonstrate ways of working with trauma
There will be opportunites to practise (in breakout rooms) some of the techniques demonstrated 

These modules are specialist modules designed to enhance and develop a delegate's knowledge and understanding of medical hypnosis. It is assumed that delegates will have already completed the introductory course to hypnosis (Module 1). This knowledge will be required in order to achieve the learning outcomes for these specialist modules. If you wish to do an introduction to hypnosis course please click the link If you have any queries about the course or your eligibility, please contact or

Trainers: Ann Williamson, Peter Naish, Derek Indoe

Aim of the training:

To explore the connection between trauma and trauma responses and to consider best ways to use hypnosis to work with this

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module students will be able to:

  •       identify how trauma memories are processed and may give rise to PTSD
  •       State why hypnosis can help resolve PTSD
  •       Know ways to help stabilize a patient/client before working on negative memories
  •       State ways of using imagery to resolve traumatic memory

Draft Programme

Zoom session: 10.00am- 12.30am

10.00 – 10.15  Introductions

10.15 – 11.00  Presentation 1 Peter Naish – Trauma and the brain

11.00 – 11.30  Presentation 2 Derek Indoe – Groundwork

11.30 – 11.35  Comfort break

11.35 - 12.05   Presentation 3 Ann Williamson – Using imagery to resolve trauma       

12.05 – 12.30  Discussion and Q & A

Zoom session: 1.30-4.00pm                                                                 

1.30 - 2.00       Presentation 4 – Peter Naish - Changing the story

2.00 – 2.30      Presentation 5 – Ann Williamson– The Cinema technique  

2.30 – 3.15      Practise in breakout rooms

3.15 – 3.20      Comfort break

3.20 – 4.00      Discussion and Q & A

£100 (BSCAH members)  
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Last date of booking Tuesday 7th June 2022

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-4 weeks before the event, no refund if cancelled after this time. BSCAH may cancel this module two weeks beforehand and give full refunds if not enough people have booked to make it viable (currently set at 6).
About the trainers: 

Ann Williamson
Ann was a GP for more than thirty years and uses hypnosis and brief therapy both formally and informally with many of her patients. She has trained in hypnosis, NLP, brief solution oriented therapy and other approaches. She has been a trainer for the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis for many years. She has also lectured at Manchester, Chester and Salford Universities. She has run numerous workshops on brief psychological interventions and stress management over the years both in the UK and abroad and has written many books and articles. 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


Peter Naish
Following a degree in the physical sciences, Peter took another in psychology, finally moving to the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford for his doctorate. Along the way he reignited an old interest in hypnosis. Peter’s research results began to convince him that there really was something out of the ordinary going on. With the advent of brain scanning that position has been vindicated; the hypnotised brain definitely does behave differently Peter had a spell carrying out research for the Ministry of Defence and, among the topics he addressed was the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With his long and active interest in hypnosis Peter has been President of the Section for Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, at the Royal Society of Medicine, and President of BSCAH. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Hypnosis, and he also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board to the British False Memory Society. Peter is a strong advocate of the public dissemination of science and has been a regular speaker at the major British science festivals and on TV and radio, and has lectured at the Science Museum, The Royal Society, and the Dana Centre for the Brain


Derek Indoe
Dr. Derek Indoe is a practising Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and BPS as a Chartered psychologist with the protected titles of Child and Educational, Counselling, Forensic and Clinical psychologist. He is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and specialises in trauma, stress and adjustment difficulties using Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as hypnosis. He provides supervision for practitioners treating trauma in the health sector and police service.



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