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Ursula JamesBorn in Sheffield in 1963, Ursula came to London to study at Goldsmiths College, London. Originally intending to study ceramics and fine arts (because, as her father pointed out, everybody needs pots), she finally graduated with a Degree in English and Drama.

Since then she has continued to learn, studying Psychology, Counselling and Hypnosis. She is now Visiting Professor of Clinical Hypnosis at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. The only professor of clinical hypnosis in the UK.

Ursula is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Oxford University Medical School and an Honorary Lecturer at Barts and The London Medical School. Her not-for-profit organisation Thames Medical Lectures has taught hypnosis to doctors at eleven UK medical schools including Oxford and Cambridge.

She is a Patron of Anxiety UK and the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV). She is also Chair of the Medical School Hypnosis Association (MSHA).

Ursula’s books include the Clinical Hypnosis Textbook, now in its third edition. How To Be Amazing – Transform your life with hypnosis, You Can Think Yourself Thin, The Source – A Manual of Everyday Magic, and a yet to be published series of novels.

She has appeared on This Morning on TV and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4. She regularly appears on Macaulay and Co on Radio Scotland and her TV series, Sex, Lies and Hypnosis, was broadcast on Channel 5 in the summer of 2007.

Ursula’s website is at