BSCAH National

Specialist webinar - Habits and Addictions

When: 08/06/2021 6-7.30pm


About the training:

Tuesday 8th June 6.00pm-7.30pm

FREE to BSCAH members

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Helping our patients change habits that are harmful, such as smoking or alcohol addiction, can be instrumental in turning their lives around. Hypnosis can also be useful in managing food addiction and poor eating habits. If you have any questions regarding the use of hypnosis to help resolve habits or addictions, that you would like to put to our contributors, then please email them to

We have three contributors:

Jim Moorhouse - Working with addictions
In this session, I will look at a workable definition of addiction, and refer to a couple of case studies, drawing on my experience working with smoking cessation, alcohol use, and other addictions.

Lorna Cordwell - Letting go of habits
The key to assisting a client to successfully let go of habits often rests in a personalised approach with focus on promoting positive expectations and reducing fears.  Clients have a surprising number of ways they can deny and distort their habit, even when they want to stop it.  This presentation explores some techniques and methods we can use for common habits such as smoking.

Liz Cornwallis - A blend for weight loss success: Building motivation and confidence with change talk, imagery and hypnosis.
In this session Liz will share her experience of enabling clients (and herself) to achieve lasting weight loss success. She will discuss strategies for boosting motivation and confidence using a combination of hypnotherapy, mental imagery and motivational interviewing change talk techniques. The session will be interactive with opportunities to discuss these practical techniques and how, with some training, they could be applied in your everyday clinical care to help patients change stubborn habits, behaviours or problems.

Jim Moorhouse
Jim has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse since 1992, and has practiced in Milton Keynes, Tameside and the West Midlands, in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient wards, day services, primary mental health, and prisons. He has also worked for several NHS Local Stop Smoking Services and two Community Alcohol Teams. Jim has had an interest in hypnosis for some years, and tries to integrate it into his work when practical. He is currently "semi-retired", occasionally working as a bank nurse in a children's mental health inpatient unit in Birmingham. A plan to volunteer for a local hospice as a therapist has been put on hold due to the pandemic, but watch this space...


Liz Cornwallis
Liz is a registered clinical hypnotherapist and motivational coach. She works with clients across central Scotland (or anywhere in the world online). Although her background is in nursing and health improvement, it was her own experience of hypnotherapy that led to a career as a lecturer at Stirling University then to retraining as a professional hypnotherapist. Liz also has twenty years’ experience of training health professionals in motivational interviewing (a counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence) She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and her research-based competency framework is being used internationally to inform practice, training and research programmes. She confesses to being fascinated by how people learn and change. Most of her professional practice involves helping clients to change stubborn behaviours, habits and problems and one of her specialist areas is healthy weight loss. For more information see or email


Lorna Cordwell
Lorna Cordwell is a UKCP Accredited Hypno-psychotherapist with over 30 years in private practice. She also supervises and trains therapists as well as developing Diploma courses in psychotherapy and counselling. Her approach is eclectic, having trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and Hypnosis research. Lorna lives and works in the northeast of England and is looking forward to re-opening her long-established face to face practice in London.




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