The National Council for Hypnotherapy Announces New Research Director

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NCH appoints a new Research Director.


We are delighted to have Dr Smith joining us

The National Council for Hypnotherapy is pleased to announce a newly appointed Research Director. Revealed at this year’s Extravaganza held at The Royal Society of Medicine in London on 2nd March 2013, Dr Nick Smith is set to head up research at the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Dr Smith initially trained as a GP in New Zealand and spent time as a flying doctor in Australia before returning to the UK and discovering a fascination with psychiatry. After re-training at the Maudsley Hospital before moving into the pharmaceutical industry, Dr Smith worked on the research for a number of widely used psychiatric medicines. During that time Dr Smith became one of the only few psychiatrists to gain an MBA and an approved cognitive hypnotherapist, training with Trevor Silvester at the Quest Institute. He is currently in the process of moving to Bath, where he intends to specialise in managing stress and blocks to creativity.

As research director at the National Council for Hypnotherapy Dr Smith is expected to coordinate new and upcoming research within the NCH membership and inform others of emerging trends in hypnotherapy.

Paul White, Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy said, ‘We are delighted to have Dr Smith joining us and are looking forward to experiencing his skills and expertise as a research director.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr Smith and are anticipating his work within the Council.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be help by a local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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