The Retreat York, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BN
The Retreat is a not-for-profit specialist mental health care provider, working with the NHS to provide health care for people with complex and challenging needs. This delightful venue to the south of York city centre offers ample free parking and convenient public transport links.
Click here for an application form (please note module 1 date now 20/21 Jan 2018)
We follow the BSCAH Core curriculum (36 hours CPD) The course will be co-presented by Grahame Smith and Gillian Smith (no relation), supported by Dan Round.
Guest tutor Prof Leslie Walker joins us on Module 3. Oher guest tutors possible according to professional mix ( eg Dental)
We intend the whole course to be an enjoyable opportunity to learn with and from other disciplines in a supportive non- threatening setting .Numbers are limited to ensure this.
See sample previous timetable. Flexible according to needs. Closing time on Sundays usually negotiated with the group to allow for train times etc. Check sample 2017 Timetable
The first module is designed to enable you to have:-
Basic practical understanding of the nature of hypnosis
A personal experience of hypnosis
Developed knowledge, skills, and experience with colleagues in the group in the art and craft of using hypnosis
Be aware of the possibilities offered with clinical hypnosis and scientific and clinical evidence for its application.
Be aware of cautions, contraindications , and ethical issues
Be ready and able to use straightforward imagery, relaxation, and general suggestions to help patients /clients/service users encountered in professional practice. ( with or without formal induction as appropriate)
We hope it will refresh your rapport with patients, enable you to offer enhanced non pharmacological interventions and increase you own sense of wellbeing.
Gill, Grahame and Dan offer you support during, and indeed after, the Course
Grahame Smith uses hypnosis and related techniques to help patients with a range of problems as seen by GPs. He has taught colleagues on many courses over the years, most recently for BSCAH on this course at The Retreat and Queens Oncology Centre, Hull, and for RSM . He was a GP trainer and educational supervisor for new trainers, and was a prolific GP appraiser.. His training includes the University of Sheffield Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. He is Past President of BSCAH and an Assessor for BSCAH Accreditation. He is a Council member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of RSM. When in practice, Grahame had an interest in quality issues and organisational audit. His earlier career includes anaesthesia, part time occupational health, and work in Southern Africa.
Gillian Smith was a consultant psychiatrist at The Retreat until 2015 and has had an interest in hypnosis for many years. She has recently refreshed her knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for clinical hypnosis and co-presented this course in recent years. She has a personal interest in the application of mindfulness and in compassion focused therapy.She is currently based in Edinburgh and is developing independent hypnosis practice there.
Leslie Walker is Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation at the University of Hull. ( guest tutor for Module 3)
He founded a unique Oncology Health Service which has won a number of awards, and the approach is known internationally as the "Hull model".
Current research interests include the psychoneuroimmunology of cancer; psychosocial aspects of cancer screening, prevention of clinically significant distress, and Li Fraumeni syndrome.
Professor Walker has given numerous Invited Lectures and Keynote Addresses throughout the world, and he has over 300 publications to his name
Dan Round is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders working at the Tuke Centre at the Retreat.. Dan has a mental health nurse background and is interested in using hypnosis with CBT.
The course has been very well received over previous years and sometimes fully booked before the early bird date.
Early Bird Offer to 8 Dec 17 £455 full 3 modules (Full price will be £495 ) app Click here for an application form
Various other discounts may be available, some examples:- Colleagues associated with The Retreat or the Queens Centre for Oncology ,Hull, undergraduate students, low earning training grades, and exceptional cases. Enquire if you think may be applicable. ( e g more than one applicant from a unit, atttended recent BSCAH event )
We include refreshments and light lunch , and a wealth of information supporting the course content on memory stick.
Dates for modules 2 and 3 24/25 February and 24/25 March . You are welcome to express interest to Grahame at firstname.lastname@example.org 01977 600 750 or Dan at email@example.com , we are happy to supply any further information to help you decide that this course is for you. It is aimed at health professionals who need no prior knowledge of hypnosis, though some delegates may be coming as a 'refresher'