Archive report of meeting
Thursday 18th January 2018
Past notice

Good practice in


For a professional, profitable 2018 … and maybe a bit of controversy!

A talk by Shaun Brookhous

There is one thing you can always be certain about with a talk by Shaun Brookhouse ,,, it won't be dull.

Shaun Brookhouse
Shaun Brookhouse

is the Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the Director of Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Ltd. and is the current Chair of the College of Hypo-Psychotherapists of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He has been in continual practice since 1989.

He is the co-creator of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma accredited by the NCFE and NCH and the co-author of the first nationally accredited qualification in clinical supervision specially for hypnotherapists. Shaun has lectured in over 23 countries on the subject of hypnosis and it’s therapeutic use and is also the author/co-author of 5 books on hypnosis subjects ranging from training to ethical practice.


With years, nay decades, of hard-won experience as a therapist, a trainer and a public speaker he has developed a presentational style which is possibly uniquely his own.

He brings exceptional vigour and a lot of humour to his talks – which was confirmed at the society meeting Thursday, 18th January 2018.

This time Shaun was looking at crucial aspects of running and managing a successful therapy practice and what are the keys to ensuring a profitable business.

He believes that over recent years hypnotherapy has been enjoying a renaissance in the public imagination.

"We are being seen as competent professionals who provide a very useful service to the public," he claims.

But with popularity comes responsibility and he fears over this period of growth, some "have taken to flying fairly close to the wind with regards to their clinical work.

"There is a real need for the profession to come together and have a proper understanding of good practice in both clinical and commercial arenas."

Among his solutions was the idea of a single Code of Ethics across the profession to be adopted by every hypnotherapy organisation in the UK,

Shaun Brookhouse often provides an element of controversy into his talks for his aim he says is - "to make you think, and and may be even make you mad>"

But he argues: "If the profession is to grow and flourish these are the kinds of conversations we need to have. Our success is in our hands, let’s make the most of it,”



The meeting will takes place at the  at “The Carpenters Arms”, 12 Seymour Place,  W1H 7NE – just off Edgware Road & close to Marble Arch tube station.  Meetings start at 7.15pm

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