The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis: Theory and Practice
November 12, 2012
Available from Wiley & Sons here. For BSCAH members discount code please see under Members' Info
This comprehensive book is written by members for all health care professionals. It is suitable for those who are beginners to this therapy and for those who are more experienced but would like an up to date, research based book offering sound guidance.
This book is reviewd by Dr Nicole Ruysschaert, MD, Psychiatrist, President of the European Society of Hypnosis see here.
About the Editors
Dr Les Brann BSc, MBBS., MRCS., LRCP., DRCOG., MRCGP., MMedSci., ECH., BSCAH Accred
Dr Les Brann originally qualified as a biochemist but retrained in medicine and has been a GP for 27years. He has had a career-long interest in medical hypnosis and became an Accredited Member of BSMDH in 1985. He was in the first cohort of students to undertake the post graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and subsequently the Masters Degree at Sheffield University obtaining both with Distinction. A keen member of BSCAH, and its predecessor organisations BSMDH and BSCAH, he is currently President of BSCAH. He has been involved with the setting up of an NHS Hypnotherapy Service and is a strong advocate for its inclusion as an adjunct in many areas of mainstream medicine. As a GP his interests within hypnotherapy are wide ranging including psychosomatic conditions, chronic pain, depression, obstetrics, infertility and psychosexual problems. He continues to teach hypnotherapy to health professionals.
Mrs Jacky Owens SRN., BSc., MSc., Dip Onc Nur., ECH., BSCAH Accred.
Jacky Owens qualified in 1968 as a registered nurse and worked within the NHS for over 40 years, during which time she specialised in cancer care, was involved in teaching nurses at university level and still guest lectures in cancer care and hypnosis on some nursing MSc courses. Now she runs her own independent company offering a complementary nursing service for cancer sufferers and their carers. Jacky has an MSc in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis from UCL. She is an accredited member of BSCAH, currently she is a member of BSCAH Council and serves as Hon Sec as well as serving as Hon Sec of the Northern Counties Branch. Jacky is President of the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine. Her professional interests are in holistic support for cancer patients with a particular interest in immune function.
Dr Ann Williamson MB ChB., ECH., BSCAH Accred.
Dr Ann Williamson has been a General Practitioner for thirty two years and has used hypnosis for more than fifteen years to help her patients deal with stress and anxiety and to help them facilitate change in how they live their lives. She is an Accredited member of the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and has had training in brief solution oriented therapy and other approaches. She has been involved for many years with teaching Health Professionals how to use hypnotic techniques both for themselves and within their own field of clinical expertise. She runs stress management, personal development and brief psychological interventions workshops on request, as well as seeing private clients for therapy. She has also lectured at Manchester, Chester and Salford Universities. She has written three books: on stress management, smoking cessation and brief psychological interventions in clinical practice.
A Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis
David Spiegel, M.D.
Willson Professor & Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Past President, Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis
Past President, American College of Psychiatrists