Dr. Rosner studied hypnosis with the renowned hypnotist and psychiatrist, Dr. Milton Erickson. Dr. Rosner tailors the hypnosis to meet each individual person’s specific needs.
Over the years he has helped hundreds of patients to overcome problems such as:
- panics and fears
- fear of flying
- weight gain
- lost items
- medical hypnosis
- nail biting
- test anxiety
- past lives
- problems with aging
- pain associated with cancer
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind characterized by deep relaxation and focused attention. If you have ever been so involved in a book, a TV show or some other activity that you didn’t notice what was going on around you, then you have experienced hypnosis.
Once in this relaxed state of mind, also called a trance, your subconscious mind becomes open to positive suggestions. A hypnotherapist can then work at this deeper level where your thoughts and emotions reside that control your behavior.
For the hypnosis to be successful you must be self-motivated, and several sessions may be necessary before you see a change.
The First Session
The first hypnosis session generally takes an hour and forty minutes (i.e a double session). We start by talking about what you want to accomplish. As in therapy, it is important to identify the root cause of the problem. For example, a person comes in to lose weight, but the real problem may be a lack of self esteem.
Next, I go over the various things you may experience in a hypnotic trance and dismiss the common myths.
- You will not go to sleep; you will hear and remember everything I say; you will not lose control and you will not do anything against your will.
- I induce the hypnotic trance by getting you to relax your mind and body. Then I make positive suggestions to your subconscious mind. After the trance is over, we talk about your experience, and most people feel relaxed and refreshed after the hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is a pleasant state of mind, similar to daydreaming, in which you become very receptive to proper suggestions.
- The effects are feelings of calmness, tranquility and profound relaxation.
- You will not actually be asleep or unconscious. You will always be aware of your surroundings, but you’ll easily disregard the normal elements in the environment.
- You will always remain in control and be able to awaken yourself at any time.
- You will reject any inappropriate suggestions.
- You cannot get stuck in hypnosis. If you are left alone, the absence of the hypnotist’s continued dialogue will cause you to come out of it.
- The depths of hypnosis can be divided into three levels: light, medium and deep, and vary with each person. The lightest level is sufficient to break most habits. The most important factors are your motivation and ability to accept and follow the suggestions.
- Anyone of average intelligence can achieve a state of hypnosis. If you can focus your attention and use your imagination, hypnosis will probably occur immediately. For varying reasons, some people do require some additional time and practice.
- You cannot be hypnotized against your will. If you do not want to experience hypnosis – you won’t.
- Because hypnosis is a familiar and natural state of mind some people experiencing hypnosis are not sure if they were hypnotized or not.
- A person who expects to be unconscious might think he was not hypnotized because he retained awareness of the surroundings. Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and focus – not a loss of consciousness.
- You’ll remember your hypnosis session.
Your attitude about reaching your goal is very important. A good attitude produces good results.
Are you looking for a hypnotist? Dr. Joseph Rosner, located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is an Ericksonian-trained therapist and hypnotist using hypnosis to treat many disorders and behavioral problems like stress-related symptoms, people who want to quit smoking, lose weight, deal with panics, fears and various anxiety disorders.