An Introduction to Hypnosis

This workshop will introduce delegates to Hypnosis to be used as an adjunct with other therapies in occupational, clinical, educational, and sport and exercise contexts.  Theoretical and practical overviews will be given. A group demonstration of Hypnosis will be given, and every individual delegate will be able to practise relaxation, deepening, and a brief hypnotic induction (under supervision). It is emphasised that this workshop is only an introduction to applied Hypnosis and is not a training course in the use of Hypnosis. Attendance at this workshop can be included in your CPD record. Delegates will be recommended and referred to the British Society of Academic and Clinical Hypnosis if they wish to engage in further training.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
17:00 Workshop ends


Delegates will be encouraged to look up Wikipedia, “Hypnosis”, print it off, study it, and bring it to the session together with any questions.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

Delegates will:

  • have been introduced to Hypnosis via theories of Hypnosis and the nature of suggestibility
  • have experienced  via demonstration, a range of applications (e.g. ego boosting,  motivation, technical blocks, communication blocks,  weight loss, smoking cessation) ; Hypnosis for performance improvement in sport, management, the Arts and cognitive behavioural change
  • have experienced a group hypnotic induction
  • have practiced relaxation, deepening and  an  Hypnotic induction, one to one, under supervision of the workshop facilitators
  • the final objective, if delegates decide they wish to pursue the application of Hypnosis in their work, will be to introduce them to the British Society of Academic and Clinical Hypnosis


Dr Barry Cripps CPsychol CSci FBPsS

Having spent his early career in Hampton School, RAF and Loughborough University, Barry undertook a doctorate in the Social Psychology of Sport, focusing his research on Team Interaction in Professional Soccer.  Career moves followed into the BPS/DOP and the role of Director of Training for a test publisher.  Barry has had a portfolio career focusing on individual, team and organisational work in industry, sport and the performing arts. Among the clients who have engaged Barry as a Psychologist are the CIPD, British Olympic Association, the Grand National Archery Society and GKN Westland. Barry is a Founder Member of the BPS Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology.  He has lectured in psychology and business sport and coaching with the Open University, the University of Plymouth, Exeter University, Cranfield School of Management and Visiting Professor at the University of Commerce, Tianjin, China.  Particularly interested in personality, assessment, psychometrics, hypnosis, sport psychology and coaching, he has produced two books and is co-author of the Eysenck, Cripps & Cook Occupational Scales.  Based in ‘boho chic’, Transition Town, Totnes (Devon); Barry also acts as an External Examiner in Business Psychology and is a respected Performance Coach.

Dr Felicity Gibling CPsychol AFBPsS

As an experienced business psychologist, Felicity has breadth of experience in leadership development, coaching and counselling, selection and psychometric assessment, and 360 degree feedback. She has over 20 years’ experience in business psychology and consultancy, and has particular expertise in executive and leadership coaching, development, and in-depth psychological assessment/screening for demanding, high stress roles. She is a passionate advocate of personal and organizational growth, development and change. Working with clients, she is committed to helping people to define goals that will enhance their professional and organisational performance. Through honest feedback and use of diagnostic tools, she encourages managers to increase self-awareness and re-focus on key goals. She has worked in a variety of sectors and organisations, including health service, Home Office, gas and oil industry and law enforcement. She has a BSc in Psychology, MSc in Occupational Psychology, a PhD in applied cognitive psychology, a Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, and is a member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology.

Dr Jay Roseveare CPsychol

From an unorthodox start (law degree, soldiering, public relations, haulage, and company administration) Jay’s organisational career culminated in operational and change management experience to managing director level in private health care.  In 1990, Jay formed his own consultancy.  While re-qualifying as a psychologist, he initially delivered training addressing stress and career issues, but increasingly specialised in personal / career / leadership development coaching.  Jay helped develop the Ithaka Advanced Leadership Programme for head teachers, going on to facilitate groups of eight over extended periods, if necessary working with their Senior Management Teams.  Experience coaching senior executives led him to research leadership loneliness and to develop an instrument which helps identify who should be able to work independently.  Jay holds the Level B (Full) certificate of competence in Occupational Testing has a BSc in Psychology, MSc. and a Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology, is a Chartered Psychologist, a member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, the Association for Coaching and the Association of Business Psychologists.

Booking information


Concessions: £35
Society members: £50
Society non-members: £80

Persons eligible for concessionary rates are student members of the Society, retired members and members who are unemployed.

How to book:

Please pay by cheque and complete and return the registration form


Dartington Hall

Fri, 07/10/2011 (All day)
BPS South West Branch