Professional Hypnotherapy Los Angeles

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Hypnosis, the Conscious and the Subconscious Mind

As children, we are very impressionable, open to suggestion and receptive to our surroundings. We accept almost anything that people around us do and say through a default process of our brain called “association.” This is how we learn from infancy -- we identify, we associate, and then we respond.

The first 8 years of life forms a blueprint for our future. As we get older, we continue to react and behave in similar ways as in our first 8 years of childhood. This stage impressesthe subconscious mind which is a total of 88% of our brain’s power. As we continue to mature, we develop logic, reasoning, analyzing, decision-making and will power, which makes up 12% of our mind’s power.

Everywhere you look, you can see people facing so many difficulties and challenges every day. They want to have an ideal body weight make lots of money enjoy successful relationships, happiness, stop bad habits, maintain good health, and find the motivation to achieve many other goals.

When you realize that 88% of yoursubconscious mind is a lot more powerful than 12% of conscious mind, then you can see why only wanting or hoping for something is often not enough.

Sometimes we experience upheavals in our lives that we don’t know how to deal with. It’s important that we have someone we can talk with in times of crisis and stress. The way that you take a shower to clean your body is the same way you need to clean your mind every now and then. Your stress, tension, fears and phobias can mount up and turn into anxiety and depression that can paralyze you so you cannot feel or act in a positive manner.

It’s time to take control of your life with a safe therapy that has no unwanted or dangerous side-effects. Hypnotherapy is such an effective therapy that in September of 1958 theAmerican Medical Association approved hypnosis as a safe practice with no harmful side effects. Clients achieve noticeable results in a very short time as compared to other healing methods.

Compare Hypnotherapy with the Alternatives

Comparing hypnotherapy with other therapies, therapeutic hypnosis treatment is successful with an average of only 6 sessions, and the recovery rate is an astounding 93%!

In contrast, psychoanalysis takes an average of 600 sessions with a low recovery rate of only 38%.

Likewise, behavior therapy requires a minimum of 22 sessions with a 72% recovery rate.

The obvious choice with the best results is hypnosis therapy that works with the most powerful part of your mind. Hypnotherapy is known as one of the most powerful therapeutic tools by more than 70,000 research studies worldwide.

Our primary focus is vocational and avocational self- improvement. The hypnotherapist cannot make you do something against your morals, values or beliefs.

Individual Results may vary. Hypnotherapy treatments are not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Always consult your physician.


What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis an altered, yet completely natural state of mind. Everyone enters some form of hypnosis during the day and night when falling asleep and awakening. This natural altered state of mind can easily occur when driving a familiar route and not noticing the time passing, or when engrossed in a television or movie. Trance is natural, common and a normal state of mind.Therefore, most people can enter hypnotic relaxation easily, provided they want to, and provided they feel comfortable with the hypnotic process AND the hypnotist.

Brain scans done on people under hypnosis show brain wave activity moving from a Beta to an Alpha state, or sometimes to a Theta state. This brain activity pattern is very similar to being engaged in meditation. After the first hypnotherapy session, people are surprised that they remember everything. This is expected because hypnosis does not induce amnesia or a state of no awareness. In fact, hypnosis is actually a state of much more heightened focus and awareness, and more is accomplished with hypnotherapeutic results when the person is aware of what is going on.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the combination of therapy and hypnosis. The open-reflective

process of hypnotherapy includes the use of hypnosis to work with the subconscious mind to create positive change in the outlook and life of the person undergoing hypnotherapy. There are a variety of techniques and numerous effective applications of hypnotherapy with these points in common for the person seeking help: (1) a definite desire for change, (2) entering a deeply relaxed state of focus, and (3) being receptive to language and visualization that connects on the emotional level.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a process that induces a passive and receptive state of mind that facilitates communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind; whereas, hypnotherapy is a psychological healing method that makes use of hypnosis to treat problems. Hypnosis is defined as entering a deeply relaxed and focused state of mind, while hypnotherapy is the name of the therapeutic process in which hypnosis is used.

Hypnosis is used by a trained practitioner for specific uses, including smoking cessation, weight management, overcoming insomnia, and many other helpful treatments.

Hypnotherapy is used by licensed health practitioners and/or certified professionals, known as hypnotherapists, as a reputable therapy in the counseling process for reducing phobias and optimizing mental health.

With a hypnotist, you will mainly be given relaxation and hypnotic suggestions to address the issues or behaviors you need to address to encourage positive change. With a hypnotherapist, you can regress to childhood to discover the patterns that cause the issues or behaviours, and change them within the subconscious mind for lasting results.

Who can be hypnotized?

Almost anyone who can daydream or who can follow instructions can be hypnotized if they want to be ; however, there are differences in degree as to the extent or depth that they allow themselves to relax into a state of trance. Being able to be hypnotized is not giving up control; and in fact, a formal hypnotic induction may easily be resisted at will. During the hypnotic state, a person experiences the ability to haveheightened focus while remaining aware and in complete control at all times.

Even people who do not believe they can be hypnotized are often in astate of hypnosis while absorbed in an engaging television program or movie, as well as when they are about to fall into or wake up from sleep.

If I’m hypnotized do I give up control?

While in a hypnotic state, you always retain control and awareness with the ability to become fully awake at any time. Hypnosis is natural a state of relaxed deep focus that is very similar to being absorbed in a book or engrossed in a movie, and you can emerge from that state of focus any time you wish.

When you realize that you are the one in control, you can decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, and that a hypnotherapist is a guide who helps you on a journey. You also understand how empowering it is that you can initiate change in yourself. By going into hypnosis repeatedly you become more secure in how easy it is to affect positive change at the deeper levels of the mind, knowing you can stop a session if you feel uncomfortable.

Hypnosis cannot make you do something that is against your will, morals or value system, and no hypnotist can make you do something that you don't want to do. It’s essential that you want the change, and then hypnosis is an effective tool that can facilitate that change in a way that is quicker, easier and more long-lasting that trying to change without tapping into the subconscious mind. On the other hand, you canresist suggestions to change on an emotional level. Such emotional attachment issues (for example, the desire to smoke) can be addressed with an experienced and qualified hypnotherapist who can work with you to address the deeper issues.

Rest assured that you will not unknowingly reveal your deepest secrets to a hypnotist or hypnotherapist unless you truly want to and that you will be aware the whole time. It is even possible to tell lies while in a state of hypnosis, which is the reason that testimony given while under hypnosis is not permissible evidence in a court case.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis works by putting a person into a safe altered state of trance characterized by deep relaxation and heightened focus with an extreme openness to suggestion, visualization and language that fosters positive and therapeutic changes.

When used as a therapeutic tool, the hypnotherapist’s suggestions and visualizations to a person in a trance state can alter their behavior or outlook in a positive manner. People are more inclined to lasting change when given suggestions in the hypnotic state, and they are more likely to succeed because permanent changes take root in the subconscious mind.

For example, a person who is claustrophobic in small spaces such as elevators can be given the suggestion while hypnotized to visualize a wide open space with no fear whenever they enter an elevator. Once they do it under hypnosis they can often perform the visualization successfully in reality because the subconscious mind does not distinguish between a genuine experience and a visualization of the same experience. Your brain and body react similarly to both experiences.

Likewise, when treating a patient for addictions such as a smoking cessation program or other harmful habits, by contrast, traditional treatment centers have a very low success rate because they are treating complex issues on a surface level of exercising the will power of the conscious mind that comprises only about 12% of the individual’s mind. However, when in a hypnotic state, the potential of accessing the remaining 88% of the subconscious mind to discover and address the underlying addictive pattern, achieves a greater and long-lasting success in breaking addictions and harmful habits.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?

The benefits of hypnotherapy are many and can help in treating a wide variety different issues, including:

  • reduce or eliminate fears and phobias
  • improve physical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions, tinnitus and migraines
  • relieve stress
  • alleviate panic attacks
  • promote normal, restful sleep
  • improve performance at work or in sport
  • smoking cessation
  • weight loss
  • overcome other unwanted habits
  • control pain, acute and chronic (with physician referral)
  • motivation for school, business, and personal achievement
  • preparation for surgery or other medical procedures
  • ease pregnancy, childbirth and labor
  • diminish and control anxiety
  • treat depression
  • improve self-confidence
  • control mood swings
  • manage anger and impulsivity
  • improve concentration and study habits
  • improve relationships
  • reduce or eliminate fear of flying
  • improve memory
  • overcome fear of public speaking
  • reduce PTSD
  • control stuttering
  • and many more!

How should I pick a hypnotherapist?

Talk with them over the phone and ask any questions at all. Listen for friendly and informative replies. Look up or ask about qualifications and professional training and memberships in professional organizations. Read reviews online or ask for references if you like! On a personal level, you should also be comfortable with the person’s manner, voice and style. Select one who gives you confidence.

Always keep in mind that hypnosis is not a treatment or cure for mental illness. Those who suffer from psychosis, suicidal depression, or who are on medications as a psychological treatment should only be hypnotized by an experienced hypnotherapist with the approval of their psychiatrist or doctor.

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Dr. Golnaz Rafalian, Certified Hypnotherapist Beverly Hills in the Los Angeles Area

A hypnotherapist should be registered with an independent Professional Body, with the right level of training from a range of range of different schools. The Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI), is a non-profit, Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy founded and located in Southern California since 1968. HMI has earned the distinction of being America’s first hypnotherapy training school to become nationally accredited, by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. All Hypnotherapists listed in the AHA Hypnotherapists Directory are Graduates of HMI’s Nationally Accredited Hypnotherapy Training Program.

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Dr. Golnaz Rafalian, Certified Hypnotherapist and energy healer, graduated with top honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the world's first Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy. She is aDoctor of Asian Metaphysics from the Art of Life Institute in Santa Ana. Dr. Rafalian is educated in a variety of holistic studies ranging from acupuncture, to nutrition, Emotional Freedom Techniques, guided imagery, NLP, reiki , dream therapy and Mental Bank. Her mission in life is helping people achieve their goals on a personal, professional, emotional and spiritual level through different holistic modalities.

Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression

When you don't have an answer to the issues or problems that you encounter, you can probably benefit from a hypnotherapeutic sessions of Past Life Regression (PLR). These problems could be physical, emotional or mental. Sylvia Brown, the well-known psychic said, "We are the total of all of our lives, together." That means that we could bring fears, phobias, depression, anxiety and many more states into this life.

Past life regression is a hypnotherapeutic technique for accessing and re-experiencing your past lives directly. A branch of hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy has grown over the last 50 years to be an important addition to the healing arts.

If we come to this world incomplete, there are a number of ways to find out about why we act the way we act. When we do not have an answer to why our life is stagnant, or we have some issues that we do not seem to have any reason for, it may be that PLR is the solution. Consider PLR if you want to explore the answers to these questions:

Why do you come into this world?

What is your soul’s purpose?

Why do we suffer in life?

Why has God created us incomplete?

Have you met someone for the first time and it seemed that you have known him for long time?

Have you met someone for the first time and it seemed that you have known him for long time?

If You Searched for Hypnotherapy Near Me Read These Recommendations of Dr. Rafalian

These are some of many clients of Dr. Rafalian who searched for hypnotherapy Los Angeles and found the help they needed:

Bethany R. During a difficult transitional time in my life, I was referred to Naz. What a fantastic experience & tool for getting rid of the clutter in my heart & mind that have bogged me down. Golnaz is very intuitive & has a special gift for helping her clients. After the 1st session I felt immediate mental relief. This was my 1st experience, I was curious & open minded which was key. I found Naz trustworthy to share this altering experience which can make or break the experience. I highly recommend anyone to go to Naz who wants to clear the clutter in your mind... to get past old hurts, childhood trauma, adult trauma, health issues, whatever, Naz can help! She certainly helped me... & I only wish I could utilize her service more than I do.

Jorge Y. Naz, Thank you for what you do. You change lives by helping people like myself find clarity. I can't thank you enough.

Martha I would love to tell everyone in the world how Istopped smoking! I had smoked regularly for 30 years and I tried everything to quit, but ALL failed. I heard about hypnotherapy from a friend, and feeling desperate, I called HMI [Hypnosis Motivation Institute] the next day. Golnaz helped me for free, because I was not working at the time. Within one session, Iovercame my addiction. I am now a non-smoker. Words cannot say what a angel she is. Thank you. God bless you. I love you.

Chris After failing the bar exam twice, I wanted to give it one last shot. With Golnaz’s assessment and approach, I was able to find the calm and confidence I needed to actively engage in theexam preparation process. For the first time, I was able to sleep soundly every night of the exam without any form of sleep inducing medication, allowingclear thinking. I know that Golnaz's techniques gave me the edge I needed to finally pass the bar exam. I feel that I can now accomplish any goal I set for myself. I am proud that I changed dread and fear to calm and confidence with Golnaz's help.

Britney I came to Golnaz after trying everything to lose weight without a final success. After a couple of sessions, I was able to reduce my portions and I’m very positive that my life will change. I learned how to control myself in different aspects, and I learned how to eat and how to release!

Roza S. She is extremely bright, very well educated and has a remarkable imagination that she uses to assist her clients with their problems. This builds a sense of trust. She is genuine in her effort to help others. She not only has intelligence but a wonderful heart. She shows her clients great consideration in all aspects of their therapy by teaching new ways of seeing themselves and how they solve their problems. I highly recommend Golnaz Rafalian

Dr. Golnaz Rafalian – Credentials Hypnotherapy Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Tarzana


Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Animal Communication
  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Chakra Balancing Level One
  • Connecting With Your Spirit Guides
  • Coping with Loss
  • Fears and Anxieties
  • Healing the Child Within
  • Jumpstart 2015 Jamboree!
  • Stage Hypnosis Demonstrational Techniques


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687 Certification Number: 10787656 Certification Valid To: Aug 26, 2016

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Advanced Handwriting Analysis - Jan 11, 2014
  • Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Aug 15, 2013
  • Hypnosis for the Caregiver - Oct 09, 2013
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Feb 11, 2014

Other Certifications

  • NLP
  • Past Life Regression
  • Reiki
  • Weight Loss


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 02/25/2014

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2013
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2013

Contact Information

Dr. Golnaz Rafalian, Certified Hypnotherapist Los Angeles

Telephone: (310) 248-0220


Hypnotherapy Los Angeles Location 2001 s,barrington ave# 211,
Los Angeles, California 90025, United States

Hypnotherapy Tarzana Tarzana Location in the greater Los Angeles area 18607 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, California 91356, United States