About Eric Rosen, Hypnotherapist
As a Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapist, my lead specialty is weight loss because I have shed 40 pounds on 4 occasions in my life and I understand what you are going through. Having an underactive thyroid, most likely since age 7, the first big weight loss in my life took place during senior year of high school because I wanted to be thin for college and… I was.
I’ve come to believe that weight loss is about far more than calories in and calories burned. More and more, science is telling us that it as much about what’s eating you as what you are eating. In the last few years, I’ve gotten much better at keeping the weight off and you will too if you, like me, are willing to let go of so-called conventional wisdom and adopt better long-term strategies for permanent change, not quick fixes.
I have a voracious appetite for cutting edge information. One book that influenced my practice greatly is the New American Diet. In short, it introduced the public to obesogens. Obesogens are sneaky sources of fat gain like pesticides, pollutants, antibiotics, growth hormones, plastics and GMOs. The book maintains that we can eat the foods we’ve come to love but we must get a clue about quality.
This means waking up to the reality that our food supply has radically changed every decade since the 1940s. During the 1940s, pesticides were introduced. So, it’s only been about one human lifetime that our bodies have lived with poisoned food in this manner.
My philosophy is that if we’d just eat like the Greatest Generation did (those Americans who fought and won WWII), we’d be a lot healthier. Obesity was rare back then. In the absence of many of those obesogens, all food was organic because we didn’t need a name for it. It was just called FOOD!
I do my best to live free of as many obesogens as I can and I help my clients do the same, conversationally and through hypnosis.
At the same time, developing an appetite for exercise is important. Since 2005, I’ve kept up a daily practice of The 5 Tibetan Rites. If you know anything about the folklore surrounding The 5 Tibetans and you’ve been a daily practitioner of them, you know they keep you young.
Because I have always struggled to stay active due to the thyroid, The Rites have been a lifesaver. They’ve kept me limber and alert. I characterize them as exercise for people who hate exercise.
For those of my clients who are interested in The Rites, I have them consult their GP, MD or DC to see if they’re fit enough to start gently.
I’ve also become a big fan of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in all areas of exercise. I apply it to rowing, cross-country skiing, cycling and now resistance training. Done right, it will maximize youthfulness by releasing human growth hormone so as to favor muscle and burn fat. To feel that good burn buff feeling 24 hours after doing HIIT cycling, let alone pumping iron is fascinating and quite the motivator!
Another key to successful weight loss for my clients is cultivating the ability to forgive those who have hurt them. Often times, they experienced something painful for which “justice” was never served.
Because I do everything I can to create an environment of trust and safety, clients find it easy to confide in me. And so we find that in hypnosis, it’s a lot easier to let go of old hurts.
What’s even more fascinating is how the prospect of justice served fails to offer the same therapeutic effect as letting go.
And once the pain of those old hurts lifts, it’s amazing how readily the pounds come off.
Before hypnotherapy, I was a direct response copywriter. Copywriters write ads to sell stuff. I wrote for eBay, HP, Beats by Dre, SHOP.com and many others.
When I heard about how an elite circle of copywriters were also skilled in hypnosis, I got interested. When I discovered the real healing power of hypnosis for surgery, pain control, and other life-changing conditions, I decided to make the switch!
Still, I believe copywriting experience is a boon to helping clients with hypnosis.
Why? Because we’ve been inundated with ads for bad foods our whole lives, practically every 10 minutes. And so, I see hypnosis as an ad campaign to make healthy choices competitive with crappy convenience foods.
After all, we can all do with more support rather than less, yes?
I obtained my Certification in Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy at the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy.
At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, I earned my Bachelor of Commerce and taught Organizational Behavior.
I reached out to Eric for help with anxiety issues related to my personal relationships. We had a long introductory conversation in which he explained his approach and how it would work to address my problem. After that we agreed on scheduling four working sessions. I noticed improvement in my anxiety after the second session, and significant improvement after the third session.
I had been in therapy for a couple of years prior to working with Eric, and I was aware of my self- sabotaging beliefs, but I was having trouble internalizing that understanding at the emotional level. I think sessions with Eric helped me achieve exactly that.
What I liked about Eric’s approach is that I was able achieve noticeable improvements in only a few sessions.
I would definitely recommend Eric to others with similar issues.
My main objective in meeting with Eric was to lose weight. We discussed the process, what was required on both sides, and decided on a game plan that initially cleaned up the emotional baggage which of course most of my over-eating stemmed from.
Quite honestly, as with most other reviewers, I was reluctant and somewhat worried about the nature of this type of therapy. I really really needed it to work. I have always believed in the power to better oneself, and have derived many benefits from traditional therapy over the years, but I needed to kick it up a notch and engage a bit further into the what, when and where of my over-eating in order to put a stop to the negative patterns and hopefully break the cycle that kept cropping up.
I have since found hypnotherapy guided by Eric to be incredibly empowering, deep reaching and amazingly enlightening. In other words, nothing like what some believe this type of non-mainstream therapy might entail.
My 6 sessions over the last five months have been uplifting and encouraging, and I would always look forward to each session.
I highly recommend Eric and his hypnotherapy process to all those seeking to better themselves, either professionally, physically, mentally, and/or spiritually.
Thus far, I've lost 18 pounds without feeling the least bit tortured in the process, I've noticeably reduced the amount of emotional eating I'm known for, and I feel soooo much better about so many other aspects of my life (ie: mother issues, relationship chaos, etc)
Bottom line.... Like most things, you only get out of it what you put into it! If you're "in it, to win it," you will be pleasantly surprised to find the happiness and/or clarity you may be seeking.
5 stars does not seem like enough recognition for Eric and the work that he does.
Before I contacted Eric, I had been struggling an up hill battle with deep emotional hurt. This hurt would manifest regularly as anxiety, anger and isolation. On top of that I also was three years into a severe case of post partum depression. SO serious that I had to take medication for some time and was afraid that I would not only loose my children but my marriage. I felt helpless and needed, I have to stress this part the most, NEEDED to change my story for myself and my family.
I again started to search the Internet for some information or therapy that might help. I had done years, decades of talk therapy with various therapists and nothing had ever quite helped. I honestly was so tired of telling the same story of my history, how I felt, etc , etc. It was all quite monotonous.
I stumbled across Eric's yelp post and didn't know too much about Hypnosis. After reading his reviews and researching about hypnotherapy, I figured why not give it a try.
I wanted to fully commit myself to the process and signed up for four sessions. I immediately recognized a shift within myself after the first session. My anxiety and anger were still present but they didn't have as large of a presence as they had had. I was able to regulate them more easily and move forward in a healthier way then I had before.
I was able to change my story and proclaim, I AM AWESOME! Everyday will have its ups and downs but now I can deal with the ebb and flow of daily life without falling apart into a deep anger filled depression.
Months later, I can say that I would absolutely recommend hypnotherapy with Eric. I share my story all the time with my friends and family. It has changed and impacted my life for the positive and I am so thankful to Eric for this.
Eric is genuine, goal oriented and a good listener. His sessions are structured to be efficient and thorough to achieve the results that you want. Hypnotherapy was a completely different experience than what I had expected - the visualization techniques that Eric works with you on are quite simple in theory but can work wonders in helping you tap into deep rooted issues and come out with new outlook on life. Even after the first session, I left with my heart lighter and my mind clearer.
If you are skeptical about going, definitely feel free to give Eric a call for a free consultation over the phone to see if it is a good fit for you. Eric is honest, upfront and personable and will answer any questions that you have. You can go for just one session or a series - everything is up to you and there is no pressure to commit to anything.
If you are looking for a guide to help you make big changes in your life, I highly recommend Eric. Most importantly, while working with you during your sessions, Eric also shares with you helpful tools to better deal with daily emotional challenges both big and small.
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