PhD (Lond.), MBSH, CHT MA, BA (Hons.), BSc (Hons.), DHP, Dip. A.T., FNRHP
He has been a hypnotherapy educator to a wide variety of healthcare professionals including writing and tutoring the first official training in hypnotherapy in the NHS in 1992, teaching at the Royal College of Nursing in London and has taught hypnosis internationally.
He is an instructor in hypnosis in surgery (hypnosurgery) teaching clinical hypnosis applications to surgeons and anaesthetists in a course accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists
He is the principal instructor for the Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Britain. Click here to view this site >>
Dr Butler taught in higher education as a medical educator for over 15 years lecturing in medical psychology, medical neuroscience and other subjects.
He has carried out research in medical science specialising in neuroendocrinology, in which he holds a doctorate from the University of London.
He has participated in successful trials of clinical hypnosis for television programmes for smoking cessation (Giving up for Good, BBC, 2000) and hypnosis as a sole anaesthetic for surgery (Hypnosurgery Live, More4 for Channel 4, April 2006). His work has been featured in Time magazine and Science magazine,
Dr Butler has written articles on hypnotherapy for magazines and newspapers and contributed to various publications on hypnosis and related subjects. He has been widely quoted in the media as an authoritative source of information on hypnosis applied to medical settings. He has made more than 30 television appearances with many programmes focused on his use of hypnotherapy in medical clinical settings including the use of hypnosis as an anaesthetic for chronic pain and in invasive surgeries. Some of this work has been featured in "Time" magazine and "Science" magazine.