Eric Rosen, Hypnoterapist

Philosophy of Hypnosis

Hypnosis Sessions at a Flat Rate So We Focus on Results, Not the Clock

Because we're exploring the unconscious mind and it has no concept of time, events from decades ago are as relevant to it now as the day the happened. So, if one more Q&A before we do the hypnosis could make a big difference in how we both understand the situation, it's worth the time to make that discovery. After all, hypnosis is about getting to a better place in a few visits instead of a few years.

If a Quick and Easy Technique Can Get You Your Result, We Go There First

Depending on the issue you want to address, there are a number of conversational, eyes-open techniques I use that take 10-30 minutes and get the desired result in one sitting. Better still, in these situations, there's nothing you have to do afterwards like listen to audios. Typical issues include food addictions and cravings, overcoming fears and phobias and changing beliefs from negative to positive.

Sometimes, it's clear the issue has been resolved, other times, we need feedback in the field to be certain. Either way, the number of sessions we arrange reflects the nature of the challenge and your motivation to make the change. As such, your referral or glowing testimonial is far more valuable to me than an extra few visits.

You Are Unique, So No Hypnosis Scripts Will Be Used During Your Session

In the world of hypnosis, many scripts exist for the most common reasons people visit a hypnotherapist. After identifying the issue, some hypnotists will bring the client into the hypnotic state and then proceed to read one of these scripts.

I do not operate this way. If my eyes are busy staring at a script, then I'm not watching your body language. Or watching your reactions to certain words. What's more, I take copious notes during the interview process so you receive a 100% personalized hypnosis experience aligned with the therapeutic outcome you desire.

You Are Not Broken, So You Do Not Need to "Be Fixed"

Your unconscious mind has vast computing power compared with your conscious mind. Also, it reasons through emotion where your conscious mind reasons through logic. And your unconscious is blissfully unaware of time while your conscious mind is sensitive to it. Taken together, your unconscious mind has a very different view of cause and effect.

Given the very different strengths each exhibits, it's natural for the conscious and the unconscious to be on different pages with regard to a particular issue. And since your conscious mind strives to protect your unconscious mind based on its logical reasoning, emotional notions that would help the unconscious mind make a change get shielded out.

So, instead of thinking you are deficient in some way, hypnosis assumes you have the resources you need to make a positive change. It's simply a matter of engaging the unconscious mind while the conscious "takes a break" for a little while.

We All Do The Best We Can with the Resources We Have at the Time

If you've ever looked back on a certain period in your life where you thought you could have made wiser better decisions or navigated things better than you did had you only known "X," then:

  1. Welcome to being human, and
  2. You're not alone.

Beating ourselves up over it again and again creates stress and a whole host of health problems that stem from stress. Chances are, there was a lesson you needed to learn which could not have been learned with a conscious awareness of "X." And once you silence the inner critic with this soothing, reassuring and nurturing understanding, emotion and logic realign to serve you... with your unconscious and conscious minds in rapport.

Gratitude and Forgiveness Are Magic Healers

Once we apply the ideas above to our view of other people in our life, past and present, even if they've wronged us profoundly, our ability to rise above "an eye for an eye" or "Why me?!" lets us become detached from our expectations, so we are freed to move on.

Nature and Ancestral Wisdom will Guide You Back to Balance and Harmony

We've had TV since the 1920s. Pesticides came along in the 1940s. In the 1950s, artificial and highly processed convenience foods came along. In the 1960s we started pasteurizing dairy and killing off the good bacteria that we'd been living off of for thousands of years, In the 1970s, fast food joints found their way onto every street corner. In the 1980s, sugar replaced fat amid the low-fat craze and the march to obesity gained momentum. In the 1990s, GMOs followed suit.

So, it's been about the span of one human lifetime that we've completely reinvented food. There's no way our bodies, after millions of years of slow evolution, could be expected to thrive on these food-like substances. And yet, thanks to TV and a never ending parade of ads for junk food engineered to addict us, it's no wonder we have an obesity epidemic and a health-care crisis.

Meanwhile, nature and your body know better. Your ancestors lived closer to the way humankind was meant to eat, work and play. This wisdom is in you. And your unconscious mind, given the right words, ideas and pictures, will gladly unlock it so you can adapt to this modern life in a way that serves your highest well-being.

Absolve Yourself: You Do Not Have to Make Society's Dysfunction Your Own

Negative memes. Thought viruses. Ideas we accept without our conscious consent. Somehow, they get lodged into our unconscious minds and wreak havoc on us in subtle, virtually undetectable ways. For example, after nearly 60 years of having it drummed into our heads that fat makes you fat and that saturated fat will kill us, the science to disprove this is now overwhelming and finally being acknowledged in the mainstream media. But what about the thousands of people, if not millions, who died prematurely or find themselves burdened with poor health by trying to keep to this tragic regimen? Not to mention how no society in human history ever ate this way!

All this goes to show that we are affected by our times, our place, our families, communities and other memberships and allegiances, whether we realize it or not. And since many of our conceptions of the world around us were formed in childhood when we did not have the mental faculties to question them critically, we accepted them. Yes, there are such things as collective delusions. But once you come to realize them, you are free to absolve yourself. And to even forgive your inner critic for it was doing the best it could with the information it had at the time. Authentic absolution can only come from within. And with it, extraordinary healing.