On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Hypnosis and as the Chair of the 16th International Congress of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, I wish take this opportunity to invite you to a most exciting workshop and scientific program in the exotic Asian location of Singapore. The 16th International Congress on the theme of "Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy" will be run in Singapore between October 17-22, 2004. The program will commence with a multitude of the specialist workshops in hypnosis and hypnotherapy over three days. The workshop program will generally be in the English language. It is also planned to include specialist workshops in Italian and German and maybe also other languages if possible. The workshops will cover a wide variety of topics in the fields of psychotherapy, psychology, medical hypnosis and dental hypnosis.
Singapore is a modern Asian city. It has an extremely well developed transport system and is easy to get around. Singapore is renowned for its shopping, cleanliness and friendliness. The temperature is always warm but public buildings and transport are well air-conditioned to ensure comfort. It is easy to get to Singapore as it is the major hub for airline flights from Europe, Australia and the USA to southern Asia. Singapore has a multicultural society where the races share a prosperous and supportive community. Apart from being a modern city, Singapore allows you to explore a myriad of Asian experiences. You can visit, experience and shop in Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street as well as visit the huge variety of religious temples and churches Singapore has to offer. The colonial past is still evident as you walk the streets of this safe and friendly city. It is a cheap place to explore a wide variety of Asian cuisine. It is renowned for the value of electronics shopping. This is the ideal place for a family holiday in Asia with great safety and all modern conveniences.
Let me take this opportunity to ask you to think seriously about a trip to Asia in 2004. I look forward to meeting you all there.
Graham Burrows, AO, KCSJ, Australia
Congress Chairman and
Interim Secretary/Treasurer ISH