Membership of the James Braid Society


The James Braid Society is open to anyone involved in the ethical use of hypnosis, whether they are students, therapists or clinicians.

The annual subscription is £30 – there is no longer any attendance fees for members.

Subscriptions run from July to the following June. New members who join around January pay half annual fee.

Membership however is not open to anyone who uses hypnosis for the purpose of entertainment; ie stage hypnotists.

We are always pleased to welcome guests – whether from within the United Kingdom or overseas – who happen to be in London on a visit and who would like to attend one of our meetings.

Visitors planning a trip to London or South East England can check our calendar of future events on the website or email the Secretary at

If you would like to apply for membership or renew your existing subscription you have two options.

You can download one of the application forms by clicking one of the two PDF forms in the right hand colum.

If you are applying to join for the first time click on "Membership Application", print off and fill out the form, then post it to the Membership Secretary at the address shown on the form, together with a cheque for £30. Existing members should click on "Membership Renewal."

Or you can simply attend one of our monthly meetings as a guest and if you decide you would like to become a member, you can join there and then.

Most of our members - but not all - are working, non-medical hypnotherapists, psychotherapists and counsellors but membership also includes lay students, general practitioner and consultant psychiatrists.

Though coming from different training backgrounds and professional associations/societies all appreciate the opportunity to learn new ways of working and making new friends and acquaintances.

One of the declared aims of the club is to "promote friendship and co-operation" among its members and many strong friendships have been forged since the club was started.

We keep the atmosphere as informal as possible for this is both a professional and a social occasion for our members.