About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 Sep 2023 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)

During this event, attendees will learn about various behaviour therapy techniques that can be used to harness the power of the unconscious brain in clinical practice.

Our speakers will examine both hypnotic and psychiatric methods, including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) techniques, self-generated imagery and other creative therapies that can be employed in a multi-modal approach.

Together, we will also investigate the new NHS-approved app for positive mental health.

Attendees will gain insight into:

  • Assessing psychologically-based physical symptoms
  • How EMDR techniques and self-generated imagery can be used to treat symptoms effectively
  • How imagination and hypnosis can be utilised to unlock inner potential and bolster self-efficacy
  • Differences and similarities between hypnosis and other techniques involving the unconscious brain
  • The new NHS-approved app for positive mental health


This event is run in association with the RSM Psychiatry Section and the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).

Book to attend this event in person or virtually. To view the rates and agenda, please select your preference below. 


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Tickets (In Person)

Standard pricing available until 11 September 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£96.00 £57.00 £57.00 £57.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£176.00 £105.00 £105.00 £55.00

Tickets (Virtual)

Standard pricing available until 01 January 0001.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £41.00

Key speakers

Mr David Smithson

Mr David Smithson

Operations Director, Anxiety UK

Speaker's biography

Dave Smithson is the Operations Director at Anxiety UK, responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of service delivery for the user-led charity which provides access to therapy services for people with a range of anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression conditions.


His role includes overseeing the clinical governance and quality assurance of all therapy provision, monitoring evaluation outcomes and reviewing feedback from clients on their user experience. David also manages commercial and charity partnerships and delivers workplace training and online webinars.


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 10 September 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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