1990 photo by Admiral Frank Busby, Monica (nee Geers) Dahl during music making with Roger and Robin.
Monica Geers got her start in mind power training when she was 9 y.o. Her mother brought home material from the Silva Mind Control training. Monica assumed that the mind power methods were normative processes for competent adults.
Monica discovered to her surprise that other people didn't always have the habits of using their minds "like adults are supposed to."
Her free time got tied up helping other people learn how to use their minds for more effective outcomes.
In her early 20s, Monica discovered hypnosis and realized that she was using the methods known through out ages by different names. In 1985, she found Omni Hypnosis in Ft. Lauderdale, took their training, got certified as a master hypnotist with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, founded by Mark Gilboyne aka Gil Boyne. She opened a private practice in hypnosis and sought additional training from the best hypnotist she found in the field.
In 1987, she spent a month in study with Gil Boyne, highest paid hypnotist in Las Vegas the year Monica was born. Giboyne studied at Esalen with Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt Therapy.
Within three years of focusing on medical applications of hypnosis, basing her work on the teachings of Dave Elman, local physicians were asking Monica how she was getting the excellent results they were seeing in their patients.
The physicians' response was that this was different from the hypnosis they knew.
Monica insisted that all the hypnotists she knew used the effective methods she was using.
From 1989 to 1994, Monica spent her free time compiling a three part training manual of "what works" in hypnosis, based in her years of study and experience in the field of mind power, and registered it in the library of congress.
HYP100: Basic Hypnosis
HYP301 - Medical
HYP302 - NLP
HYP303 - Past Lives / Spirit Releasement / Soul Retrieval
HYP304 - Multicultural Aspects (Energy work, Chakras, Taoist practices)
The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) reviewed her training manuals in 1994 and requested to be the body certifying her students due to the quality of her work.
HYPNOTHERAPY: VOLUME I
Basic Hypnosis (HYP100)
Available free exclusively from
The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA)
2003 - 2010: Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Sarasota, FL.
Dissertation topic: Neurofeedback for PTSD Symptom Reduction
2000 - 2003: M.A. Human Development, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.
Thesis: ADD/ADHD and psi phenomenon
1998 - 1999 incomplete: M.A. Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.
Thesis: Hypnosis and Hospice workers
1997: Summer Study Program, Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC.
Parapsychology Research Program, Topic: ADHD and Telepathy. High
1995 - 1998: B.A. Human Development, Gender Studies minor, Eckerd College,
St. Petersburg, FL. Summa Cum Laude
2020 - Present: City of Inverness, FL Occupational License
2015 – Present: Florida Mental Health Counselor (MH13153)
2011 – 2015: Florida Internship (FL IMH 8673)
1985 - 2020: City of Key West and Monroe County Occupational Licenses,
1994 - Present: Educator International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy
Association (IMDHA), Laceyville, PA.
2020: Wellness Room Miami (WRM), educator.
2005 - Present: American Counseling Association (ACA).
2005 - 2006: Chi Sigma Iota, a Counseling, Academic & Professional
International honor society for counselor educators and professional
1989 – present: IMDHA 2019 Life Membership Award
1987 - Present: International Association of Counselors and therapists (IACT)
1985 - 1989: American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE).
2019: Life Member, IMDHA
2017: Life Diplomate in Hypnotherapy, IMDHA
2013: Life Fellow in Hypnotherapy, IMDHA
2010: Educator of the Year, IMDHA.
2004: Best New Program in District, State of Florida Key West Junior Chamber of
2002: JAYCEE Spark Plug, Key West, FL.
1998: B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.
1997: High Honors, Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC.
1994: Honorary Board Member, IMDHA, southfield, Michigan.
1988: Color and Hypnosis, a presentation for the annual ACHE conference,
(11/25/2020 This section is a work in progress assimilating the presentation history of Dr. Dahl):
2020 to present: "Monday Jam" weekly Zoom sessions to "show me your chops."
Pro bono weekly group support for hypnosis students to gather and practice
2016: IMDHA conference,
Presentation: basic hypnosis training
2015: IMDHA conference
2014: IMDHA conference
2013: IMDHA conference
2012: IMDHA conference
2011: Hypnosis Education Association
Presentation: Hypnosis and Time
2011: IMDHA annual conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
Presentation Topics: Hypnosis and Forgiveness; Hypnosis and Color
2011: Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC), San Diego, CA.
2011 - 2015: Registered Intern for Florida licensure in Mental Health
2010: IMDHA annual conference, Daytona Beach, FL.
2008 - 2015: Field Experience, neurofeedback (ADHD, asperger syndrome,
migraines, pain reduction, peak performance, PTSD, sleep
improvement, stress reduction, study habits & test taking, substance
abuse), supervised by Dr. McKnight, Dr. Siegfried Othmer & Sue
2008 - 2009: Neurofeedback Training, Othmer Method.
2008 - 2009: Crisis Intervention Hotline Volunteer, three months service for
Helpline, Monroe County.
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 (poster), 2010 (nf demo): Traumatology Symposium,
American Counseling Association and Argosy University, Sarasota, FL.
2000 - 2015: Field Experience, hypnosis for medical applications.
Medical Supervisor: Dr. Raymond McKnight, multiple year president of
the county medical assocation, Monroe County, Key West, Florida.
Spring, 1998: two semester Internship, St. Petersburg Free Clinic, St. Petersburg, FL.
1997: Pain Management Conference, University of Iowa, Washington, D.C.
1997: Annual Conference, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
(SCEH), Washington, D.C.
1995 - 1997: Adjunct, introduction to hypnosis, Edison Communty College,
Naples, FL. Contact: Dr. Warren Heltsley.
1988, 2004 & 2007: Annual Conference, IMDHA, Southfield, MI.
1988: Crisis Intervention Hotline Volunteer, one year service for Helpline, Monroe
1987 & 1990: Annual Conference, ACHE, Glendale, CA.
1986-2001: Guest and substitute host for television and radio broadcasts of Mind
1985-1994, & 2000-2005: Weekly hypnosis groups, Key West, FL.
2020: Chapter 13: Neurofeedback with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to
Health. (2nd Ed.). Editor, Hanno W. Kirk. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press,
Taylor & Francis Group.
2016: Chapter 10: PTSD Symptom reduction with neurofeedback. Restoring
the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health. Editor,
Hanno W. Kirk. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
(11/25/2020 this section is a work in progress assimiliating the written publicatoins of Dr. Dahl)
March 11, 2011: Free Will
December 24, 2010: Hypnosis and Working with ADHD. Subconsciously
September 29, 2010: Ed.D. Thesis: Case Study: Neurofeedback for PTSD
Symptom Reduction Argosy University / Sarasota
July 30, 2010: Rapid Resolution of a Dog Phobia or Kids Are Great Subjects.
June 25, 2010: Trauma: Hypnosis Intervention. Subconsciously Speaking
2003: M.A. Thesis: ADHD and psi phenomenon. Self published.
1998: M.A. Thesis: Hypnosis for Hospice. Self published.
1994: Hypnotherapy: A Training Manual, Volumes I, II, & III. Self published.