Archive report of meeting
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Past notice
Gorman talk

The debilitating experience of persistent pain is something that our at the society's October 2018 meeting speaker understands with great intimacy and clarity.

For an entiredecade Sheren Gaulbert suffered almost constantly from excruciating pain – to the point where she was regularly passing out.

Graham Gorman

Sheren Gaulbert

is a chronic pain relief specialist and re-educator.  A popular speaker at our meetings, she is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Pain Education Group.

Her own breakthrough after suffering almost ten years with persistent pain, propelled her to dig deeper into pain biology and the role of hypnotherapy.

Her Break Through Pain Programme helps clients build solid foundations to gain back control, and create a personal blueprint for long-term relief.

She trains and mentors therapists to effectively integrate pain education into their approach.


Eventually however she found a new treatment which enabled her within just seven days to begin to recover and leave her pain behind. Fairly soon she was able to independently leave her home … and start living again.

Friends and acquaintances naturally wanted to know how she had overcome ten years or more of suffering so quickly.
Her answer – self-hypnosis.

Inevitably, as hypnotherapists, we had probably already guessed the answer; understanding as we do, the extraordinary power of hypnosis to achieve transformational change.

But what fellow hypnotherapists naturally want to know is the methods Sheren uses to help her clients deal with pain.

Top of the list of questions she regularly encounters is: “Which script or which technique did you use?”

Then she has to explain that the answer is not as simple as that. A point she may well emphasis in her latest presentation to the James Braid Society on Wednesday the 24th October.

After all, as human beings we are all unique and complex. This means there is no one-size-fits all. No single hypnosis script or technique is going to work for all, nor should therapists be overly reliant on a book of pain relief scripts or techniques.


So Sheren encourages a multidisciplinary approach and an effective treatment plan treats the individual – the whole complex person, considering their values, beliefs, expectations, cognitive evaluations, contextual, cultural factors and more.

In previous talks to the society, Sheren ocused on pain education and how hypnotherapy fits within what we understand from pain science.  This workshop however is going to be different,

Sheren presented herself as a case study to discuss two elements which played a part in her recovery: one script and the other, the technique. 

The first part of her presentation included Script Analysis during which she shared the original script used at the start of her recovery, to encourage a debate as to the particular elements which may have contributed to that seven-day transformation. And it wasn't even a pain relief script!

Them Part Two looked at an adaption of the Noesitherapy Technique, and elements of the original Noesitherapy technique developed by Dr Angel Escudero and what make it effective.

During her talk Sheren demonstrated her adapted version and reasons for adapting it, followed by a practical demonstration enabling those present to experience how it works.

For anyone interested in further information about Noesitherapy you might wish to look at the James Braid Society’s archived fourth edition of the European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. By CLICKING HERE you will find the link to Susannah de Fére’s report on “Pain control and hypno-esitherapy.”

Or you can go directly to the pdf at:



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