This faculty will discuss and demonstrate two confusional inductions along with a range of story applications for common clinical problems including anxiety and mood disorders, anger management, insomnia, ego-strengthening and unconscious problem-solving. Unconsciously-directed techniques will also be addressed. There will be discussion of the applications of story techniques in both hypnosis and standard psychotherapy.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Sonja Benson, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the U of MN. She has worked as a medical psychologist at the VAMC, in EAP programs for two Fortune 500 companies and in private practice. Sonja is a member of the APA and ASCH. She has published two books on hypnosis with George Gafner.
George Gafner, MSW, LCSW, recently retired as director of family therapy and hypnosis training at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Tucson, Arizona, and continues to work there in a hypnosis study in the gastroenterology department. He is the author of four previous books on clinical hypnosis as well as 35 journal articles.