Dr Alan Lindsay Sanderson M.B., B.S. (London), M.R.C.P., D.P.M., M.R.C. Psych.
Alan is a consultant psychiatrist, hypnotherapist and spirit-release therapist.
"I decided to become a psychiatrist quite early in my medical training because of a fascination with the hidden roots of human behaviour. This led me, after a conventional psychiatric training, to a long period of research into the relation between facial appearance and personality. It was not until 1990 that I returned, with great enthusiasm, to clinical practice, as a consultant in the National Health Service. I found psychiatry still stuck in the pharmacological morass.
" In 1992 I met a hypnotherapist who was doing spirit release. I was so impressed with his work with one of my patients that I decided to specialise in this area. I trained in hypnotherapy and spirit release therapy, which has become an important part of my therapeutic approach. Spirit release, as pioneered by American psychologists Edith Fiore and Bill Baldwin proved very effective and to someone trained in the bio-medical tradition, was an amazing revelation. I introduced ‘spirit release’, not without controversy, to the treatment of NHS patients at Fairfield Hospital."
Leaving the NHS in 1997, he founded the Spirit Release Foundation in 1999 with the aim of bringing professional acceptance to ’spirit release’ and related treatments. He stepped down from being Chairman of the Spirit Release Foundation in 2004. In 2009 he was elected the first President of the SRF, a position he held up to its dissolution in September 2012.