SHF 2019 Annual Conference – Stirling Court Hotel, 21st September 2019, Stirling University Campus



Planning for the 2019 Conference is well under way.  Our venue this year is the beautiful Stirling University Campus, where the Stirling Court Hotel looks out over this lovely and vibrant spot.

We are delighted to once again have gained the support of really superb speakers, including Freddy Jaquin, Brian Costello and Emma Armes.  Some of our speakers will be offering their own workshops on either side of the event, so please check back and don’t miss this opportunity to see the leaders in our field in action!


We are delighted to welcome Freddy Jaquin to the 2019 Conference.

Freddy is an internationally renowned Hypnotherapist and Trainer. He is the founder and Director of the UK Hypnotherapy College which he started in 1999, and the Jacquin Hypnosis Academy. Along with his son Anthony he has trained thousands of people on 6 continents including South and North America, Canada, Europe and Australia, to become confident, competent Hypnotherapists.

His book ‘Hypnotherapy’ Methods, techniques and philosophies of Freddy H Jacquin which was released in the Autumn of 2018 has sold thousands of copies world-wide and is being used by many to change people’s lives for the better.

Freddy has personally helped more than 30,000 clients, and teaches thousands of students around the world the art of Clinical Hypnosis. He has created a unique psychological technique known as The Arrow that enable the practitioner to help eliminate chronic pain whether it be physical or emotional.

Freddy  has made the decision to never charge a fee to help someone overcome physical pain, and now runs a free, Freedom from pain webinar on Zoom once a month, which has hundreds of attendees at each event.

Freddy Jaquin

Cat Muir is an author, speaker and alternative therapist.

Having trained in hypnosis and NLP originally to help clients with weight loss, money and anxiety, Cat has spent over 25 years working out how people are wired up and why they do the things they do.

Cat views people a bit like a jigsaw puzzle and although everyone is different, paradoxically, we are actually all the same. Once you understand just how that puzzle fits together, it’s really easy to get along with people, improve your relationships, help and treat people and most importantly, forgive.

On her journey she discovered a new method for energy healing and how the Law of Attraction really works.

Cat spends her time between writing, helping clients, teaching workshops, speaking in schools and working in film and television as a hair and makeup artist

Cat Muir

We are delighted to welcome Brian Costello to the Conference.

Brian is Director of HeadStrong, one of Scotland’s leading Mental Health Organisations.  Since his own personal experience of change inspired him to change career over 15 years ago, he has been teaching people that the mind is much, muchimpler than people think it is.
Brian is an author, trainer, motivational speaker and coach who’s expertise is making the complicated bits of life seem very simple.  He is a frequent and popular speaker at businesses, schools and events across the UK, delivering his positive, honest, hopeful message that change is always much easier than we think it’s going to be.
Brian Costello

We are also delighted to welcome local lass, Emma Armes to this year’s conference. Emma is well known throughout the UK and internationally for her expertise in pain removal and training therapists in OldPain2Go and is also a Client-Centred Clinical Hypnotherapist. 

Originally from Edinburgh, but now living and working in Aberdeenshire,Emma was a Paramedic for 17 years but had to medically retire after a back injury. After receiving hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression this led her to retrain in 2015 and open her private practice.

In 2017, whilst training in OldPain2Go her back pain was totally removed and she has since gone on to be Scotland’s only OldPain2Go Master Practitioner and Trainer.

Emma keeps busy seeing clients in her private practice in Aberdeenshire and running training courses throughout the UK and online via live Zoom sessions all over the world, including America, Canada, Australia and Europe.

OldPain2Go, originally a pain reduction and removal methodology empowering the client to work on themselves, is also very versatile and can be mapped over for use with most client issues such as anxiety, phobias, allergies, weight loss and smoking cessation. Steven Blake, Creator of OldPain2Go says: “I can fully and wholeheartedly recommend Emma’s training. Not only is she a first-class trainer she is also a great ambassador for the ethical spreading of this process and getting people out of pain.”

Emma Armes