Important Voluntary Self Regulation Announcement

There has been a lot of talk about Voluntary Self Regulation recently, now I’d like to share with you what this will really mean in the next couple of months (hopefully) – exclusively for NCH members.

“The Department of Health (DoH) recommends that when seeking a Hypnotherapist you always consult with someone who is CNHC registered.”

We have independently reached an informal agreement with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that the NCH will be a pilot for their Hypnotherapy register.

This means that over the next couple of months, Martin Armstrong-Prior and I will be working hand in hand with the CNHC to have the programme up and running by the New Year.

You will then be able to take full advantage of the above DoH endorsement.

This is one of the key reasons why we wish to change our Codes of Ethics at the AGM to mirror the CNHC code drawn up by the DoH. So we still need your attendance or proxy vote at the AGM if you cannot attend the meeting.

Something to note: CNHC membership is not obligatory; you only need to register if you want to.

Finally, there are still some places at the Extravaganza if you would like to come on this exciting day. You’ll get world-class speakers, lunch with the NCH, a meet up with lots of friends and a lively AGM – all for only £60+VAT.

Of course the AGM is free for any member to attend if they wish. Please notify your attendance or register your proxy online here:

Kind regards,


Paul White, Chairman

National Council for Hypnotherapy

NCH Extravaganza CPD Event Postponed

It is with great reluctance that we have decided to postpone the Extravaganza until later in the year. The principal reason for this decision is the very slow uptake by our members.

I believe this is driven by 3 factors:

1) the location – the closest travel hub for most of our members is London
2) the general economic situation and
3) the relatively short notice of the event – although it is fair to say that in the same period the last Extravaganza held at the RSM in London was virtually sold out.
This delay will also put back the AGM, which was due to be held the same day.

On the upside, the delay will enable us to present to our members a far more rounded presentation of what Voluntary Self Regulation will mean, and the prompt cancellation means no financial cost to the NCH.

Members will be refunded shortly by our administrators.

Kind regards,
Paul White