Kathleen LONG, UK
British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis, UK (BSMDH)
I am a sessional General Practitioner and Cosmetic Practitioner with a small private hypnosis practice in Glasgow. I graduated from Glasgow University with MBChB, later obtaining an MPH. I am a NLP Master Practitioner and qualified in Myers Briggs Type indicator.
I started using hypnosis in 1982 and I wrote and also teach the BSMDH basic course.
I am currently the President of ESH and have served on the ESH Board for over 10 years. I have been President,Treasurer, Secretary and Academic Secretary of BSMDH-Scotland. I have also been responsible for running local conferences and the joint conference with BSCAH. I authored and also teach the BSMDH basic course.
I worked as the motivational coach to the Scottish National Netball team in European and World competitions. I used hypnosis to help mental focus and recovery from injury as well as to improve performance. I have run workshops on communication in education and in the health service and have given workshops/lectures on NLP/ communication in Scotland, Belgium, Sweden, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Luxembourg and England.
I have written some articles on body dysmorphia and the cosmetic industry and also a chapter on rapid reversal hypnosis techniques. I also co-chaired the Crisis Intervention Committee to supply free hypnosis training and resources to those dealing with displaced and traumatised people.
My hypnosis work is varied and I have worked with PTSD, OCD, Phobias and Stress. I use the ‘toolbox’ of skills I have learned and tailor them to the patient. In General Practice, where I have worked most, I look for therapy that can work quickly.