BSCAH National

The Science of Suggestion: Advances in hypnosis research

When: 12/09/2022 11am
About the training:

Join us at this in-person event to learn about advances in hypnosis medicine with a particular focus on belief and dissociation, and their intrinsic relevance to hypnosis.

Specialist speakers will provide important insight into the connection between suggestibility and spiritualist mediums. 

This event is a unique chance to explore and discuss how relabelling the term 'hypnotic suggestibility' may change how imaginative involvement is perceived by researchers and the subjects.

During this event you will:

This meeting is being held in association with the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). 

A discount code for the virtual attandence (live stream) is available for BSCAH members which will be sent out via the mailing list. If you wish to become a member:


Annual general meeting For section members only
Lunch break
1:00pm: Registration, tea and coffee
1:30pm: Welcome and introduction Dr David Kraft, President, Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine
1:40pm: Belief and dissociation across hypnosis, psychotherapy, and religious experience 

Dr Quinton Deeley, Senior Lecturer, Social Behaviour and Neurodevelopment, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
2:25pm: Questions and answers Chaired by: Dr William McGoewn, Reader, School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde  
2:40pm: Tea and coffee break
3:00pm: An interview session with Dr Quinton Deeley and Dr William McGoewn 
3:45pm: Questions and answers Chaired by: Dr David Kraft 
4:00pm: Tea and coffee break
4:20pm: Trait differences in phenomenological control in scientific experiments and everyday life 
Dr Pete Lush, Research Fellow, Cognitive Neuroscience (Informatics), University of Sussex
5:05pm: Questions and answers Chaired by: Dr William McGoewn
5:15pm: Plenary symposium with three speakers Chaired by: Dr David Kraft
5:30pm: Closing remarks Dr David Kraft
Close of meeting
5:40pm: Drinks reception and high tea


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Key speakers

Dr Pete Lush: Research fellow, Cogntive Neuroscience (Informatics), University of Sussex

Dr William McGeown: Reader, School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University if Strathclyde

Dr Quinton Deeley: Senior Lecturer, Social behaviour and Neurodevelopment, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London

Dr David Kraft: President, Hypnosis ans Psychosomatic medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine.