Archive report of meeting

Thursday 20th November 2014

Past notice

Forming a group practice to improve business opportunities

A talk by Tadhg Ó Séaghdha

together with Joka van Wijk, Chris Norris, Joy Reeves and William James Davies,

n July 2013 James Braid Society member Tadhg Ó Séaghdhapresented a talk which focused on how the way NICE categorises "talking therapies"  had lead to a huge demand for types of therapies hypnotherapists could easily deliver but never do.

Instead hypnotherapists find it difficult if not impossible to secure work with the NHS. One reason why too many hypnotherapists end up with unfilled appointment books.


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Tadhg Ó Séaghdha

With this in mind ELK-Health, working with the National College and the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, launched in2014 a campaign – #NoMoreEmptySlots – aimed at helping talking therapists. 

One consequence is from 2015 the biggest group therapy practice of its kind in the British Isles was due to begin offering face-to-face clinics in London, and virtual sessions around the world, manned largely by therapists during "down-time".

Already, NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups are asking for information on accessing the talents and skills they have ignored for years.

The potentially far-reacing implication of this development to hypnotherapist was outlined by Tadhg at the society's November 2014 meeting along with news of free training for James Braid members, work and a unique referral system