Professor Katalin Varga
Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, the head of the Department of Affective Psychology, past president of the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis, and board member of International Society of Hypnosis, Hungary
Professor Varga was awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1986-1990) to study the subjective experiences associated with hypnosis and the role of suggestions in critical states. She was awarded her degree of Doctor of University from Eötvös Loránd University in 1991, and a PhD in 1997 on comparing the subjective and behavioural effects of hypnosis. She was awarded Doctor of Science by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2016 for describing phenomenological synchrony. As a member of the Budapest hypnosis research laboratory, she is investigating hypnosis in an interactional framework, and in this multilevel approach she is focusing on the phenomenological data.
For the past 20 years, she has been working with patients in a hospital setting, mostly critically ill patients, applying suggestive and hypnosis techniques. She is the founder and professor of the postgraduate training of suggestive communication in somatic medicine, which is co-organised by the Hungarian Association of Hypnosis and Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Budapest. She has published numerous articles and books which present her research findings hypnosis, and clinical experiences on the application.