NCH Hypnotherapy Extravaganza 2015

The 2015 Hypnotherapy Extravaganza is being held on
Saturday, March 21st 2015
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street,
London, W1G 0AE.

The Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine

Our annual one day event is an opportunity to meet with colleagues and to be entertained, educated and informed; this is also an opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge within areas that perhaps you would have never considered.

Each topic will be presented by internationally renowned experts in their field, some of the ideas you will find challenging and some of the practical demonstrations fascinating.

We will also be holding our AGM.

Your Speakers are:

aaron-turner-picDr Aaron Turner is a widely-recognised world leader in a pioneering approach to human well being and potential known as the Three Principles.
In 2000, with a Masters and PhD from Brunel University, Aaron joined Pransky and Associates as an intern and in the 10 years following served as consultant to individuals, couples and a wide range of organisations, including a final three-year tenure as CEO.
Aaron is a recognized international speaker in the State of Mind field, and educates executives in both the private and public sectors. In 2010, he co-founded One Thought with Mara Gleason to expand development of the One Thought Practitioner Training.
Aaron joins us in 2015 to deliver an increased understanding of the three principles of mind, consciousness and thought – an application that is transforming lives and gaining increased momentum across the globe.

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Baumeister-head-shotRoy F. Baumeister is currently the Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton in 1978 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He spent over two decades at Case Western Reserve University. He has also worked at the University of Texas, the University of Virginia, the Max-Planck-Institute, the VU Free University of Amsterdam, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Baumeister’s research spans multiple topics, including self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Templeton Foundation.

He has over 500 publications, and his 31 books include Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty, The Cultural Animal, Meanings of Life, and the New York Times bestseller Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

The Institute for Scientific Information lists him among the handful of most cited (most influential) psychologists in the world. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, from the International Society for Self and Identity, and most recently the Association for Psychological Science’s highest honor, the William James Award.

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Ivan_TyrrellIvan Tyrrell is a both a Director of Human Givens College and sits on the board of the Human Givens Institute. His experience, influence in (and knowledge of) the field of psychotherapy and counselling is both considerable and extensive.

In 1992 he played a key role in establishing the European Therapy Studies Institute (ETSI), whose aim was to discover why some psychotherapy approaches appeared to work and others didn’t. The human givens approach to psychotherapy and psychology developed out of this work with his colleague, the psychologist Joe Griffin, as they endeavoured to bring greater clarity to the way people who become depressed, anxious, traumatised or addicted are helped, as well as making such help more reliably effective.

Ivan is co-author of numerous titles including: Human Givens: a new approach to emotional health and clear thinking; How to lift depression… fast; Dreaming Reality: How dreaming keeps us sane, or can drive us mad; Why we Dream, Freedom from Addiction: The secret behind successful addiction busting; How to Master Anxiety; An Idea in Practice: Using the human givens approach ; Release from Anger: Practical help for controlling unreasonable rage.

Ivan joins us in 2015 to look closely at what Hypnosis delivers, and what it doesn’t, including an insight into the resoundingly successful and unique Human Givens therapeutic approach.

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Silvester-head-shotTrevor Silvester is the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and the Training Director of The Quest Institute. He is a practising Hypnotherapist with a clinic in Harley Street. He was the editor of the Hypnotherapy Journal of the National Council for Hypnotherapy for nine years, and was  their Director of Ethics and Supervision for a further five  until he stepped down in 2011.

He is a Fellow of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and in 2003 received their Researcher of the Year Award for his ground-breaking book Wordweaving: The Science of Suggestion. He was a Keynote speaker at their international conference in 2006, and in 2007 received their highest honour, the Hartland Memorial Award, for his outstanding contribution to Hypnotherapy.

Trevor has gained a reputation as one of the leading experts in the theory and practice of hypnotic language, and his integration of modern scientific discoveries into the practical aspects of therapy has made him one of the key figures in the modern therapy field. His books have gained him a worldwide audience, and students travel from all over the world to train with him.

To promote Cognitive Hypnotherapy Trevor contributes to a wide range of national magazines, and  has appeared on BBC radio on several occasions, including appearing regularly, with Rebecca,  on the Jeni Barnett show on BBC London as resident Agony Aunt and Uncle. He has appeared on the Steve Wright show and BBC Breakfast (TV) to promote his 2012 book Lovebirds.

In 2011 he was asked by Camilla Batmanghelidjh,  of the wonderful charity Kids Company, to begin working with staff and kids as their in-house Cognitive Hypnotherapist.

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Extravaganza Schedule

09:00 –  Personal photography
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Trevor Silvester speaks
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 12:30 Ivan Tyrrell speaks
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at the RSM (hot buffet, tea & coffee – provided)
13:30 – 14:30 AGM
14:30 – 15:30 Dr Aaron Turner speaks
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Dr Roy Baumeister speaks
17:00 – 18:30 Networking in the Bar/Canapes
18:30 – 21:00 After party

Prices and Ordering:

Delegate – NCH member £79
Delegate – Non NCH member £129 (available from 1st March 2015*)
All prices include VAT

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* If you Join as an Associate now, you’ll be able to come as a member and be still £15 better off after cost of membership!

The Hypnotherapy Extravazanza is Back!

The Hypnotherapy Extravaganza is being held on
15th February 2014
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street,
 London, W1G 0AE.

The Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine

This one day event is not just an opportunity to meet with colleagues and to be entertained, educated and informed; this is also an opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge within areas that perhaps you would have never considered.It will also give you a 7 hour CPD certificate.


Each topic will be presented by internationally renowned experts in their field, some of the ideas you will find challenging and some of the practical demonstrations fascinating.

We will also be having our AGM at which we will be discussing some major new initiatives for 2014.

Your Speakers are:

Oliver James

Oliver JamesOliver James – possibly Britain’s best known psychologist, has advised governments, written many best-selling books (‘Affluenza’, ‘They f*** you up’) and interviewed celebrities and chief executives on TV. He currently has a series on parenting for ITV’s This Morning. His latest book
How To Create Emotional Health is coming out in February, coinciding with the conference.

Michael Yapko

Michael YapkoMichael D. Yapko, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, is widely considered an expert on clinical applications of hypnosis. He is the author of the classic textbook Trancework, and the section on hypnosis for Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Medical and Health Annual He is a recipient of many awards including The Milton H. Erickson Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Psychotherapy. He will present an interactive session via transatlantic video. See

David Hamilton

David HamiltonAfter completing his PhD in biological and medicinal chemistry, David Hamilton worked for 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. David is an expert in the placebo effect and mind body interactions. He has written seven best-selling books.

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Michael Vincent

Michael VincentMichael has earned the enviable reputation of being among the top elite of magicians and sleight of hand artists in the world. He often appears at events for top corporations.

His talk, entitled ‘The Tapestry of Deception’, offers a compelling insight into the psychology of magic, and how peoples perceptions are created and changed. Entertaining and insightful, Michael’s talk will give you a whole new perspective when it comes to helping people change their perceptions.


Members Dinner

atrium-banqueting-2We are holding an optional members dinner in the evening to finish off this incredible day. It is only open to NCH members. The numbers for the dinner are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Draft Extravaganza Schedule

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 Speaker
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Speaker
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the RSM (hot buffet, tea & coffee – provided)
14:00 – 15:00 AGM
15:00 – 15:30 Speaker
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 Speaker
17:00 – 18:30 Networking in the Bar
18:30 – 21:00 Evening members dinner


Delegate – NCH member £75
Delegate – Non NCH member £99 (available January 15)
Evening member dinner £40
All prices Include VAT

Special price for the first 50 members that book for the Extravaganza and the evening meal of £100 inc VAT.

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Local Hotels

Below are some local hotels we have found that are reasonably priced. We do not endorse these hotels in any way.  Please do your own research with regards to quality and availability.

London Serviced Aparthotel *** From £60

Fitzroylondon ** From £62

The Georgian Hotel *** Double room from £67

A list of cheap hotels in central London

Training the Golf Brain

By Dr Karl Morris

The opportunity for all of you as hypnotherapists working with golfers is tremendous BUT you do need to know who and what you are dealing with!

Hopefully some of the following thoughts and ideas will paint a clearer picture and give you a sense of how to proceed.

In our coaching experience with golfers, we have seen these players achieve incredible progress using the methods outlined. The following information is the result of many years research and testing in the fields of both professional and amateur golf. It is based on practical application of techniques that work, not on some academic theory.
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2011 Hypnotherapy Extravaganza: DVDs now available

Order NOW for £34.99.
(includes postage and packing)

The NCH Hypnotherapy Extravaganza 2011, filmed live at the Royal Society of Medicine, is now available to purchase as a 2 DVD set.

With over 4 hours of incredible speakers, these videos are an opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge in areas that perhaps you would have never considered – all from the comfort of your home.

Each topic is presented by internationally renowned experts in their field: Some of the ideas you will find challenging and some of the practical demonstrations fascinating.

Subjects covered include:

  • Food for the brain – How nutrition can effect mood.
  • Treating high blood pressure with hypnotherapy.
  • Getting in touch with the parts that run (ruin) your life.
  • Hypnosis and suggestibility using neuroimaging techniques

FREE BONUS: Get immediate online access too!

There’s no need to wait for your DVDs to arrive because as soon as you order, you’ll get immediate access to watch the videos online from your computer and even on your iPhone or iPad!

Your Speakers are:

Patrick Holford is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition, specialising in the field of mental health. He is widely regarded as Britain’s best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health issues, hence being frequently quoted in national newspapers from the Daily Mail to the Guardian. Patrick is also popular on radio shows and national television as a presenter, interviewer and guest.

Patrick started his academic career in the field of psychology. While completing his bachelor degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of York, he researched the role of nutrition in mental health and illness. He became a student of the late Dr Carl Pfeiffer, director of Princeton’s Brain Bio Center, and later a student of Dr Abram Hoffer, Director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation in Canada, who were leading the field in mental health and nutrition. In 1980 he started treating mental health patients with nutritional medicine.

Rob Woodgate has been a practising cognitive Hypnotherapist for 8 years, and was Editor of the NCH Hypnotherapy Journal between 2006 and 2011.

A long-time member and supporter of the NCH, Rob only just retired as Development Director and has revitalised the NCH Continuing Professional Development programme.

In this talk, Rob explains his innovative approach to helping clients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and sharing information you can use in your own practice.

Dr Brian Roet is a fellow of the NCH and has been practising hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for 30 years. He finds that unconscious “parts” are responsible for many problems, causing clients to seek help from a therapist. Learning about these “parts” provides a tool that is very useful – both in helping the client understand what is causing their symptoms, and in resolving them.

Using hypnosis we can contact the variety of parts that may be – out of date; inaccurate or unhelpful, and replace them with parts that are more appropriate to the client’s needs.
His talk discusses case histories, techniques and illustrations about parts that run or ruin our lives.

Dr William McGoewn is a lecturer in the University of Hull. He received his BSc Honours degree and a Masters in Research Methods diploma from the University of Aberdeen and his PhD from the University of Hull.

He has used brain imaging techniques in a number of neuroscience studies and published the research findings in prominent journals such as Brain and Neuropsychologia. Recently he has started to apply neuroimaging methods to investigate hypnosis and suggestibility. One study which focused on hypnosis at rest was published in 2009 in Consciousness and Cognition and received extensive international media interest, including coverage in BBC online and Times Higher.

In his talk he discusses the effects that hypnosis has on the brain and presents the results from a number of neuroimaging studies.

Please allow up to 28 working days for delivery of your DVDs

Chairman’s Report 2011

The finances for this year are continuing the trend set last year, with increased turnover as a result of increasing membership and HPD portfolio registration income. We have also succeeded in holding our administrative costs even though we have had to make some exceptional payments.

In summary, despite the harsh economic climate we have managed to improve our surplus for the year by £23,000. This compares favourably with last years profit of £4,500 and the previous years loss of £16,000. This has enabled us to begin a programme of investment in very significant changes to the look, the feel and the influence of the NCH going forward. We have posted our full accounts on the website; we have also included an expenses matrix, so you are able to peruse payments (if any) made to Directors and members of the Executive.

First of all I will focus briefly on our new look, all those members present at the AGM will see for themselves the amazing new look for the NCH, it is clear, concise, professional and the new branding works as well with both clients and members, we spent a long time on the Executives discussing a format that worked equally with clients and members; we hope you agree that we have achieved this.

I must emphasise that we are a member’s co-operative which means that we listen to our members and do everything we can to encourage participation, in fairness sometimes that is a little difficult, as many of our members are very busy therapists with little time to spare. However to encourage participation we have introduced a member’s Editorial Board for our Journal, we have revised our Specialist Advisors group, we have worked more closely with our Training Schools, we have had members Focus Groups and most importantly of all we are proposing fundamental changes in Articles of Association which will mean greater participation from our members and the use of electronic media to vote and facilitate virtual meetings, thus not only increasing participation but reducing costs.

We have this last year consolidated our relationship with the United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisation, we have forged stronger links with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council and we are looking at how best we can unify some of the fragmented Professional Associations within our profession.
We have robustly defended the advertising of hypnotherapy to the Advertising Standards Authority, and we have successfully challenged the Copyright application for the name “Hypnobirthing” with the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, we are now seeking alliances with those whom are opposing a similar application to the European Community Trademark Organisation.

During the year we have helped to finalise new occupational standards for hypnotherapy and are introducing simplified HPD Learning Outcomes, we have integrated our new supervision course into the new structure and criteria for membership and we are now ready to begin the second phase of our systems update.
We have enabled potential members and others to take part in a “professional discussion” to facilitate easy access to the HPD.

All these initiatives have of course, only been achieved with the commitment of our Executive Board and the full support of our members, I would like to thank them all for their continuing enthusiasm and dedication.
We are committed to maintaining the momentum of change which we have initiated. In the financial year end 2011 we have built a considerable financial surplus which we will be reinvesting for the benefit of the NCH and our members.