BSCAH National

Specialist webinar - Phobias

When: 04/05/2021 6-7.30pm


About the training:

Tuesday 4th May 6.00pm-7.30pm

FREE to BSCAH members

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Many of our members treat phobias and being able to treat needle phobia is of great importance especially now when we are trying to vaccinate our population against covid.Members who specialise in dealing with phobias will share some of their experiences. If you have any questions regarding the use of hypnosis to help resolve phobias that you would like to put to our contributors then please email them to

We have three contributors:

Gabrielle Brooks (Dental surgeon) Details to follow
Lina Morton (Psychotherapist)
- A Case of Emetophobia
The challenge of on-line therapy in lock-down with male aged 32 who presented with hypersensitive gag reflex and emetophobia.  He needed several extractions and dental implants.  His dentist was unable to work with him.
Morag Torrance (Nurse and hypnotherapist) Working with arachnophobia
I shall talk primarily about the twenty four Fight Your Spider Phobia Workshops, carried out at Edinburgh Zoo between 2016 and 2019 and the results obtained.  I shall give the reasons for carrying out these workshops and the results we have had.  I will share the stories of some of the participants and how arachnophobia affected their lives.

Lina Morton
Lina Morton has had more than 25 years of experience as an independent practitioner, working in medical settings at the Glastonbury Surgery, Somerset and Ten Harley Street, London, and a therapy centre in Clifton, Bristol. Lina trained at Bristol University as an Integrative Counsellor in psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural theoretical models to help people achieve a broad range of objectives. She practices hypnosis within these frameworks.


Morag Torrance
I qualified as Registered General Nurse in the 70’s, State Certified Midwife in the early 80’s, then worked in neuro surgery and District Nursing before taking a career break to raise our two children. My introduction to hypnotherapy came when I returned to nursing at Hayward House Palliative Care Unit in Nottingham University Hospital and was often asked to chaperone female patients whilst undergoing sessions from the Senior Nurse Tutor, who utilised his hypnotherapy training in a clinical setting. Inspired by the effect it had I undertook training to gain my Clinical Hypnotherapy certificate followed by L.C.C.H. Practitioners Diplomas in both Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. The leadership team of Hayward House, aware of my skills, created a new role and provided an NHS contract to add Clinical Hypnotherapy as part of the range of treatments offered to patients. As awareness of the resource grew I was requested to assist in a number of occasions across the wider general hospital. Having retired from nursing and re-located home to Scotland, in addition to my private clients I have collaborated with Edinburgh Zoo co-leading their series of one day “Fight Your Spider Phobia” workshops to over 250+ participants.



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