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Terence Watts

Terence Watts is the founder of, and principal tutor at, the Essex Institute* of Clinical Hypnotherapy and is recognised throughout the Hypnotherapy industry as a Master of the Profession. Originally trained in Harley Street, London, UK, he has been a therapist in successful full time practice since 1989 and has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad, including the USA and Asia. The originator of many professional training courses and books, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and also:

  • The Founder & Chair of the Association for Professional Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
  • The Founder & Chair of the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
  • The Founder & Principal of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis 
  • A Member of the Society of Authors
  • A Fellow of the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists
  • A Fellow & Senior Clinician of the National Council for Hypnotherapy
  • An Honorary Member of the Society of Stress Managers
  • A Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
  • A Member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association
  • A Freeman of the City of London

*Under UK law, the term 'Institute' can only be used if granted by the Secretary of State. In the case of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy, government approval was acquired by demonstrating outstanding achievements in the fields of both training and research.

David Kato

David is an internationally renowned expert in depressive disorders who specializes in clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy and has many years’ experience of intensive care and cardiac medicine. Based at the Bristol Hypnotherapy Depression Clinic, UK, which attracts patients from all over the world, David is also: adjunct Professor at Alpha University, Alabama; President of the CBT Association for Hypnotherapists; Vice President of the Academy For Continued Hypnosis Education; Member of the Committee of Collaborative for Hypnosis Educational Standards in the USA; Fellow of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

 

 

Pat Bragg

Pat Bragg has extensive experience in education and counselling gained over almost 40 years and has facilitated group training for personal and professional growth for adults since 1976. She is a counsellor, mediator, trainer, coach, and educator, both in private practice and with the business sector. Pat is the former Dean of Developmental Studies (including International Programs) at Yukon College and the former Executive Director of Yukon Family Services Association Family Counselling Agency.  Pat also leads workshops for professionals to learn the Satir processes, since these are highly effective in counselling, working with organisational conflict, and in family mediation. Pat, having served as President of the Satir Institute for Professional Development, has now founded, and is President of, the Satir Institute in the Yukon.

Shakti Edwards

Shakti Edwards has many years of experience in the media and performing arts as a teacher, trainer, actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer, and uses these skills to enhance her current role as a psychological therapist and counsellor, NLP Master Practitioner, and Licensed Coach, specialist in Communications Skills, Emotional Intelligence and the Science of Truth and Lies, as an Approved Trainer for Paul Ekman International. Shakti is the founder and director of Transformations Zurich.

Kim Manning

A certified Medical Hypnotherapist, Kim is based in Michigan, USA, where she specialises in analytical and regression hypnotherapy, combined with CBT for fast and effective results. She helps clients suffering from anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, insomnia, IBS, fears and phobias. She also specialises in pain management, smoking cessation, weight management, and eating disorders, working in collaboration with physicians to improve recovery rates from surgery and accelerating the healing process. Kim is the President of the Academy for Continued Hypnosis Education-International and Chapter Leader for the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She is the Clinical Advisor to the CBT Association for Hypnotherapists CBTAH and a Life Fellow of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, an Accredited Advanced Trainer with the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists and Member of the International Hypnosis Federation and the Association of Transpersonal Psychology & Hypnotherapy.

Philip Holt

Phillip is licensed by Tony Buzan to train people in both MindMapping™ and in the accompanying software iMindMap™ and is accredited to deliver Paul Scheele’s PhotoReading™ system. Phillip is also a stage hypnotist, appearing regularly on television, and his international training courses are featured and acclaimed in the media. Phillip has over 35 years’ experience in the computer industry. He is a popular trainer in the UK and regularly runs courses in Italy, Turkey, the Middle East, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Aaron Garner

Aaron Garner is the Director of Semita Veritas Ltd and is a Certified FACS Coder and a Lead Trainer for Paul Ekman International (PEI).  Trained to spot even the smallest and most subtle of movements in the human face, Aaron uses this information, in line with his other behavioural observation skills, for scientific research into emotion or to recognise anomalies in a person’s behaviour that may indicate hidden emotions or possible deception.

Sue Beever

Sue Beever is the creator of Happy Kids Happy You. With firsthand experience of using NLP to transform her approach with her own children – for the better! – she was driven to share these benefits with other parents. She is passionate about helping parents gain the benefits of good communication skills, enjoying easier, happier relationships with their children, becoming more positive and confident, and passing these skills on to their children. She is a qualified trainer, coach and NLP Master Practitioner, and an author and speaker on NLP and parenting.

Ibrahim Iskanderani

With many years’ experience of civil and computer engineering, Ibrahim is a Performance Improvement Consultant who specialises in Personal Mastery. He has taught the disciplines of The Learning Organisation and leadership skills in Saudi Aramco for many year, having trained with some of the most inspiring leaders in the field of personal and organisational development, including Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield and Steven Covey. He is an active member of the Society for Organisational Learning (SOL), an international learning community founded by business strategist Dr Peter Senge.