The British Hypnosis Research and Training Institute  was originally established as British Hypnosis Research (BHR) in 1979 at Cambridge University by Stephen Brooks who wanted to study the innovative hypnosis techniques of American psychiatrist Dr Milton Erickson.

Milton Erickson’s work was unknown in the UK at that time so Stephen created an Ericksonian hypnotherapy training course, the first of its kind in Europe, and BHR started running courses for members of the caring professions in over 20 hospitals and universities.

The Institute is now based at Birkbeck College at the University of London and is one of the leading academic training providers for the hypnotherapy profession having trained over 6000 students in hypnotherapy and related fields.