British Society of Medical Hypnotists

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The British Society of Medical Hypnotists was an organization composed of professional hypnotherapists located in London.

The main objective the Society was to establish standards of practice regarding the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. The society was founded in 1948.[1] Sydney van Pelt was the first and lifetime (until 1976) president of the Society.[2] Its official organ was the British Journal of Medical Hypnotism.[3]


  1. ^ "The History of Hypnotism" Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine by Sydney James van Pelt, Magazine for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
  2. ^ "A Tribute to Dr. Sidney J. Van Pelt (1976)"
  3. ^ Entry at the Historical Library and Wood Institute of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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