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Biography for Darlena Dench, PhD

Darlena Dench

Darlena Dench is a Certified Hypnotherapist with a PhD in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology.

A born counselor with an empathetic ear and keen analytic insight, Darlena is a lifelong student of psyche and a mythologist who understands the tapestry of the world’s most potent archetypal stories and their underground connection to our lives.

She earned her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a graduate school “framed in the traditions of depth psychology” and her dissertation research explored the ways in which real-life travels and encounters with remarkable places and cultures can facilitate the kind of personal growth that C.G. Jung calls “individuation” and James Hillman calls “soul-making.”

Darlena received her diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI), the most comprehensive hypnotherapy and residency program in the United States. She is a member of Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 and the American Hypnosis Association, where she is regularly involved in continuing education.

All in all, Darlena’s unique background is blended as she guides people toward discovering their ingenuity and making profound changes. She utilizes dreamwork, sandtray, writing/art exercises, imagery, and/or authentic movement along with hypnotherapy to help people tap into their unconscious inner resources, overcome past habits and achieve their goals. Her offices are in Santa Barbara and Tarzana, California and she also has an online practice seeing clients from all over the world via Zoom or Skype.


Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Career Success
  2. Change Habits
  3. Creativity
  4. Dreams
  5. General Practice
  6. Lack of Direction
  7. Nightmares
  8. Passive-Aggressive
  9. Reach Goals
  10. Rejection
  11. Relationship Enhancement
  12. Resistance to Change
  13. Restlessness
  14. Self Awareness
  15. Self Confidence
  16. Self Esteem
  17. Self Expression
  18. Self Mastery
  19. Stop Smoking
  20. Weight Loss

Education

  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 01/29/2019 - Date Graduated: 05/12/2020
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Pacifica Graduate Institute - 805-969-3626
    Date Started: 01/01/2010 - Date Graduated: 04/09/2015
  • Master of Arts
    Pacifica Graduate Institute - 805-969-3626
    Date Started: 09/20/2007 - Date Graduated: 09/18/2009
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Pennsylvania State University - 814-865-4700
    Date Started: 09/01/1990 - Date Graduated: 05/01/1994

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Aging Well: Staying Sharp with Hypnotherapy - 11/2019
  2. Emotional Resiliency and the Actor - 11/2020
  3. Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapeutic Metaphors - 11/2019
  4. Ericksonian Hypnosis and Trance Phenomena - 05/2019
  5. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 07/2019
  6. Getting Comfortable with Silence - 05/2019
  7. Hypnosis in History - 01/2019
  8. Introduction to Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - 12/2019
  9. Jumpstart 2020 Jamboree! - 01/2020
  10. Making Fast and Permanent Change - 11/2020
  11. Making the Unconscious Conscious - 05/2019
  12. NLP: Principles and Strategies of Success - 01/2020
  13. Research Articles Course - 04/2020
  14. Sacred Breath and the Human Potential - 01/2020
  15. Super Power Style: Dressing with Intention - 11/2020
  16. Teens - Managing Stress in this Fast-Paced Competitive World - 01/2020
  17. The Decision Factor - 11/2019
  18. The Gifts of Trauma - 01/2020
  19. The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - 02/2020
  20. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - 04/2020
  21. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - 04/2020
  22. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 04/2020
  23. Uplifting Depression - How Hypnotherapy Can Help - 01/2020

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and PTSD - 11/2019
  2. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - 04/2020
  3. Hypnosis and Weight Loss - 03/2020
  4. Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 02/2020
  5. Therapeutic Imagery Master - 04/2020
  6. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - 04/2020

Awards

  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 05/12/2020
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 05/12/2020

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2019
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2019

Website


https://DarlenaDench.com/


Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Darlena Dench
Santa Barbara, California 93101, United States
805-267-9815