Adam interviews Kate Beaven-Marks Adam interviews Kate Beaven-Marks This week’s ‘Hypnosis in the news’ section has some interesting stories including one of the most unusual applications of hypnosis Adam has ever encountered and possibly the rudest! This week’s professional discussion with Kate Beaven-Marks goes into depth about the current standards in hypnotherapy training and how to go about raising them. The factoid of the week this week examines the correlation between intense imagination and hypnotisability. References from this week’s episode: The training website of Kate Beaven-Marks: https://hypnotc.com/ Hypnosis in the news references: 1. Mother battling with nerves hires a hypnotherapist in a desperate bid to pass the ‘hardest exam in the world’ – but could YOU do it? 2. Hypnosis CDs noninferior to hypnotherapist for children with IBS, functional abdominal pain 3. Gay Man Says Hypnosis Turned Him From An ‘Exclusive Top’ To A ‘Selfish Bottom’ Evidence Based Fact of Week references: Barber, T. X (2000) A deeper understanding of hypnosis: its secrets, its nature, its essence. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 42: 208-272. Bowers, K. S. (1983) Hypnosis for the Seriously Curious. Norton, New York. Hilgard, J. R. (1970) Personality and Hypnosis: A study of Imaginative Involvement. University of Chicago Press. Zamore & Barrett (1989) Hypnotic susceptibility and dream characteristics. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, 14: 572-574.