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Susanna Carolusson

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MSc Psychology
Swedish, English

Susanna Carolusson has 35 years of mostly clinical practice and also some research in; psychotherapy, psychosomatics, family and organizational psychology, clinical supervision and editorial work. She has been a director of education programs in management, psychotherapy with hypnosis and ego state therapy, body therapy, teacher- and supervisor training programs and leadership training in communication, conflict management and stress management. From 2018 she spends part time with clients, part time engaged as a teacher and supervisor in hypnosis, EST and supervision/teaching. Engagements abroad have increased in frequency.

Invited outside Sweden teaching at national or International teaching seminars: Communication, conflict & stress management: Madrid 1994, Athens 1996, Lissabon 1997. Hypnosis, ethics, training, gender, ego state therapy, supervision: Budapest 1996,2013 and 2019, San Diego 1997, Zürich 1997, Lausanne Schweiz 1998, Baalstal Schweiz 1999?, Nordwijkerhuit Netherlands 1999, Munich 2000, Gothenburg (International Conference in psychosomatic Medicine) 2001, Sofia Bulgaria 2001, Rome 2003, 2008 and 2014, Oslo 2004, Malta 2006, Milan Italy 2006, Bari, Italy 2008, Sorrento Italy 2014, Kathmandu Nepal 2008, Copenhagen 2008 and 2011, Vienna 2003 and 2008, South Africa 2010, 2013, London 2011, Helsinki, Finland 2011, Istanbul 2011 and 2013, Heidelberg 2011, 2015, Glasgow 2012, Bremen Germany 2012, Bad Lippspringe Germany 2012, Pretoria & Franschoek, S Africa 2013, Paris 2015, Krakow Poland 2014, Lodz Poland 2017, 2018, Apr and Sept 2018, Oct 2019, May and Sept 2020, Manchester U.K. 2017, Valencia Spain 2018, 2019, 2021, St Petersburg Russia May and Dec 2018, April, Sept and Dec 2019, Oct 2020, Sept 2021 and March 2022, Montreal Canada 2018, Toronto Canada June 2019, Brit Soc Clin Ac Hypnosis Online Feb 2021, Rottweil Germany, Nov 2021, Mexico online March 2022, Israel May 2022.

Degrees: MSc 1984. Lic Psychologist 1987. Lic Psychotherapist: 1989. Hypnosis 4 years training 1977-1982. Body Oriented Psychotherapy 1980-1985. University accredited Supervisor 2005-2007. Further educations: All the time!

Occupational and nonprofit offices: 1974-1980: Parent training, family support, school and pre-school projects for children with behaviour problems, psychological-social-neurological differential diagnosis and family-child-teacher support. 1984: pediatric hospital, child psychologist, neurological-cognitive assessments and case consultant for pedagogs, speech therapists, physicians. 1985: Family therapist. 1985-1987: Psychologist at mental hospital, diagnosing brain injuries and treating adult psychiatric patients. 1987: Started private practice. Hypnosis in psychosomatic and medical problems; tinnitus, arthritis, epilepsy and general psychotherapy. 1987-1993: President of SSCH Western branch. 1987-2018: Director of SSCH hypnosis trainings. 1989-2001: Director of a management /leadership training program at LM Ericsson Co. 1992-1998: Employer and supervisor of own staff, 4 psychologists, at her institute. 1994-2005: Founded and directed a 4 years University accredited psychotherapist training program with hypnosis as an adjunct. 1996: A son had a severe brain injury, which resulted in two books, 1996-2005: SSCH delegate in Council of Representatives (COR) of International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). 1996-2012: Assoc. Editor HypnosNytt. 1999: Honorary Member of Western comp of SSCH “for outstanding contributions in disseminating and teaching hypnosis worldwide”. 2002-2005: Clinical consultant and therapist in IBS – hypnosis research at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 2003-still: Teaching regularly about brain injury, rehab and existence. 2005: Diploma as a University supervisor and teacher of psychotherapists. 2006 – 2017: COR in European Society of Hypnosis (ESH). 2006-2009: President of SSCH. 2006-2018: Chair of the SSCH foundation in memory of M H Erickson. 2007-2008: member of the advisory board of the 11th European Congress of Hypnosis. 2011- 2016: Vice president of Ego State Therapy International. 2013-2014: Editor of HypnosNytt. 2013-still: In Advisory committee of Membership Credentials, International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). 2015: In Scientific Committee for ISH congress. 2016-2017: Member of the Scientific committee of HypnoKairos. Recieves fellowship award in ESH: "For her expertise in clinical hypnosis, and for her contribution to the field of hypnosis with her teaching and writing.”


Gothenburg, Schweden
Member of ISH


Publications in the English language (those on pdf below, can be ordered from

Carolusson, S. (1990) The Constance Congress; values and impressions. Hypnos, vol 17, 4. 1990: 183-189.

Carolusson, S. (1993) True and false memories from the 6th ESH Congress of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. Hypnos, vol. 20. 1993: 187-197.

Karilampi, U. & Carolusson, S. (1995) Marie: a single case study of multiple personality. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 49. 1995: 133-139.

Carolusson, S. & Karilampi, U. (1996) Marie: A Case of Dissociated Identity. Hypnos, vol. 23, 1. 1996: 30-38.

Carolusson, S. (1996) Introjektiva Projektioner: från ett seminarium med Ludvig Igra. Insikten, nr 1-1996, 30-31.

Carolusson, S. (1996) Hypnosis: Science, Art or What? Hypnos, vol. 23,4. 1996: 176-180.

Carolusson, S. (1996) Marie: A Case of Dissociated Identity. In Peter, B. et al. (Ed.): Munich Lectures on Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Hypnosis International Monographs nr 2.

 Carolusson, S. (1998) Hypnosis and Transference in the Treatment of Depression. Hypnos, vol. 25, 2. 1998: 78-86.

 Carolusson, S. (1999) Symptom-oriented Diagnostic Systems guiding Treatment Planning: some critical reflections. Hypnos, vol. 26,4. 1999: 194-202.

 Carolusson, S., Garphem, B, Spalde, G. & Scherman, M. (2001) Psychodynamic Hypnotherapy: a clinical perspective. Hypnos, vol. 28. 2001.

 Carolusson, S. (2006) Hypnosis in the Treatment of IBS. Hypnos, dec 2006-4.  In Hungarian: 2011, info:

Carolusson, S. (2011) Be Sensible and Use Your Senses. Hypnosis, Authority and Transference. HypnosNytt nr 4-2011.

Carolusson, S. (2012) How I Use Analytical Analysis in Hypnosis to Treat Burnout, American Society of Clinical hypnosis newsletter, 3. (Title error: Should be How I use analytical hypnosis…)

Carolusson, S. (2014) Dynamic hypnosis, IBS, and the Value of Individualizing Treatment: A Clinical Perspective. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, vol. 62, issue 2, 2014, pp 145-163. Taylor and Francis. Also available online:

 Carolusson, S. Burnout and Analytical Hypnosis. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. 16(2) 2014: 71-84.

Carolusson, S & Sandemose, H. (2017) HypnoKairos

Carolusson, S. (2017) Egostate therapy international newsletter.


Translated books, or co-edited by Susanna Carolusson:

Carolusson, S. (2010). There is someone in there. Mexico: Alom Editores. On line. Or Recito förlag.

Carolusson, S. (2020) Valaki van odabenn. Medicina kiadó Zrt. Budapest

Carolusson, S. Da drin ist noch jemand. Bonn: Hans Huber Verlag.

Carolusson, S. (2015) Brain trauma, psychoses and a meaningful life. Recito Förlag.
The above books can be ordered in the Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark) from  or from the author.

Carolusson, S. Brain Trauma and Communication. In: Varga, Katalin (Editor) (2011) Beyond the Words. Communication and Suggestion in Medical Practice. Nova Science.