Archive report of meeting
Thursday 24th October 2019
Past notice
Boundaries in therapy

It is now just over a year since Graham Gorman presented his first talk to the James Braid Society on the "unrecognised power of hypno-regression.

It was a memorable occasion for several reasons, the most obvious being the breadth of knowledge and understanding that he brought to the subject and the clear, informative nature of his talk.

So it is with considerable pleasure and anticipation of another stimulating evening, that the society welcomes Graham Gorman back for a second time, at our October meeting on the 24th.

  Graham Gorman

Graham Gorman

has been involved with hypnotherapy for more than 35 years following his retirement as an engineering scientists and technical director with Racal Electronics.
He first trained with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and was a member of the National Register of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy from 1982 until 2016 and was a member of its Governing Council for eight years.
In addition he was a member of UKCP from its inception to 2001.
He managed his own hypnotherapy practice between 1985 until 2000 during which time he also conducted extensive research.
Early results of his studies were carried by the European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1997.


This time Graham, who had a successful career as an engineering scientists before launching his own hypnotherapy practice, will deal specifically with the practical application of hypno-regression within general practice.

So the advice is – bring a note book as this presentation will include a wealth of information.

Graham is firmly of the view that of the many valuable techniques available to hypnotherapists, hypno-regression is the most powerful – but also the most underused in therapy.

He explained: "My original research into the reality of unconscious memory revealed that a surprisingly wide variety of presenting symptoms have a root in prenatal and perinatal trauma.

"The forces exerted by these early traumatic memories can be extremely powerful but are also based on the mistaken understandings by the naive infants.

"The resultant irrational outcomes can be resolved by bringing the infantile memories into conscious awareness for adult review."

Experience over three and a half decades has convinced him that regression can provide a more certain and long term resolution of clients’ problems while avoiding the possibility of transference to alternative symptoms.

His talk will discuss the general techniques of Total Trauma Release Hypnotherapy, including when and how to use it and with some representative case examples. A list of the presenting problems and success rates that arose during his original research, will also be available.

In addition you will see below links to two PDF files which can be downloaded. The first is guidance of how a therapist should set about helping clients achieve trauma release and the second is a comprehensive list of presenting symptoms.

Guidance on trauma release
Presenting symptoms
Link to Child Abuse paper Link to Child Abuse paper  
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