BSCAH National

Specialist webinar

When: 08/12/2020 6pm


About the training:

'The Covid Pandemic - issues and opportunities'

How hypnosis helped me Dr Honeyia Minhas
Hypnosis in ICU Dr Paul Slater
Bereavement issues Christine Ferris
Long Covid Dr Gill Smith
A couple of cases Vanessa Coleman


Tuesday 8th December 6.00pm-7.30pm

Please email any questions on the topic to


Hosted by Dr Ann Williamson
Ann was a GP for more than thirty years and has used hypnosis and brief therapy both formally and informally since the 1990s. 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. 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.





Dr Honeyia Minhas
Honeyia is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, a large centre seeing Adult and Paediatric Emergency cases and a major trauma centre. She has been the Emergency Medicine lead for undergraduate education and departmental simulation lead in Derby. Currently she is involved in delivering the undergraduate Critical Illness Attachment Simulations. She is also an Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor. In addition, she is the wellbeing lead for the department and is using hypnosis to help combat staff stress.


Christine Ferris
Christine is a psychotherapist who uses clinical hypnotherapy and coaching as part of her practice. She works for Cruse Bereavement Care as a Bereavement Volunteer, sits on their Client Services Committee and is a Cruse Supervisor. Christine is also an approved therapist with Anxiety UK. She retired from Sheffield Hallam University where she was Principal Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography with roles in international healthcare workforce development in the Middle East and Africa, research and doctoral supervision for PhD and D Prof in the Science, Sport and Health research centres. Christine worked at both the Hillsborough and Sri Lankan tsunami major incidents, the latter resulting in a new faculty of Allied Health at the University of Peradeniya.


Dr Gill Smith
Gill 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 and is involved with training in Northern Counties. She has a personal interest in the application of mindfulness and in Compassion Focused Therapy. She is currently based in Edinburgh where she is working for the Marie Curie hospice as a hypnotherapist. Since lockdown, she has been doing virtual hypnotherapy sessions with most referrals coming from Marie Curie and Maggie’s Centre.


Vanessa Coleman
Vanessa is a registered Paediatric and Mental Health Nurse, a member of BSCAH, a registered clinical hypnotherapist and an advanced practitioner in transactional analysis. I run my own private clinical practice for mental health for children and adults with a keen interest in how the mind and body physically connect. I gained a Msc in safeguarding for welfare of children and a postgraduate certificate in Clinical Hypnosis and Related Techniques at Birmingham City University September 2020.  
Dr Paul Slater

Paul is a consultant anaesthetist at Northampton general hospital and a member of BSCAH. He used hypnosis in his daily practice and trains other medical professionals at local and national level in hypnotic techniques applicable to medical practice. 



Free for BSCAH members. If you wish to join the Society click here

There is a charge of £20 for Non BSCAH members, please book your place for the next webinar below.  If you would like to book a future webinar please contact Dr Ann Williamosn at

BSCAH is hosting a monthly series of webinars in which three or four experts in the field, or experienced BSCAH members, will make short presentations on how they work, their favourite approach or maybe a case study, on the monthly topic. They will then answer questions put by the participants (preferably pre-submitted). The sessions will initially be on zoom, be recorded and last 90 minutes.

If you have a topic you would like us to explore please email Hilary Walker at 

Tuesday 06/10/2020 6pm-7.30pm – Pain (Recording available)
Tuesday 03/11/2020 6pm-7.30pm – Anxiety (Recording available)
Tuesday 08/12/20 6pm - 7.30pm – Issues and Opportunites around Covid
Tuesday 05/01/2021 6pm-7.30pm –  Psychosomatic Problems
Tuesday 02/02/2021 6pm-7.30pm – Depression
Tuesday 02/03/2021 6pm-7.30pm – Children
Tuesday 06/04/2021 6pm-7.30pm – Resolving Trauma
Tuesday 04/05/2021 6pm-7.30pm – Phobias
Tuesday 01/06/2021 6pm-7.30pm – Habit Disorders
Tuesday 06/07/2021 6pm - 7.30pm – Grief

Hilary Walker: