2003-12-12 / Community

Hypnosis Center Opens in Rockaway

By Brendan Brosh
Hypnosis Center Opens in Rockaway By Brendan Brosh

Officially opened in August, the Better Tomorrow Hypnosis Center in Far Rockaway is the first of its kind in Rockaway. Born and raised in Rockaway, program director Luis Guerrero hopes the center will benefit and improve the lives of people here.

"Hypnosis is a powerful natural phenomenon," says director Guerrero. "It’s a great means for self improvement."

Having performed more than 1,100 sessions, Guerrero deals mostly with people who desire to lose weight, quit smoking and manage stress.

"Once people come in the door and say they are ready to give hypnosis a shot, they begin to benefit from positive thinking," says Guerrero.

Seeking to dispel many of the false impressions about hypnotism, Guerrero says it is not like the movies. Clients don’t experience amnesia, forget what happened in their sessions or stay hypnotized indefinitely.

Guerrero believes in the power of individual attention and gives clients one-on-one sessions. Occasionally the Center also hosts seminars for students seeking to improve their grades, as well as people who desire to lose weight or quit smoking.

The center also receives referrals from area dentists and doctors. Hypnosis has been used as a method to alleviate pain, especially in countries where anesthesia is unavailable. "With motivation and a positive outlook we see that what the mind believes the body does," says Guerrero.

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