About Dr. Richard Nongard

Hi - I'm Dr. Richard Nongard, Certified Professional Hypnotist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love teaching hypnosis and NLP and I have created tremendous learning resources for you right on this website. We use the same methods major universities use in online education, and I am always available to answer questions.
25 06, 2017

Faaaast Clinical Hypnosis – Empowering Dreams

By | 2017-06-25T14:52:20+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faaaast Clinical Hypnosis – Empowering Dreams

What if hypnosis was not slow? Does clinical hypnosis have to be relaxing and take us deeper?  Or can we go higher and do it faster? This week at the Las Vegas Master Class we explored the ideas of backwards hypnosis, and changing our metaphors. As I took some time to reflect this morning, [...]

12 06, 2017

Laws and Regulations for Hypnosis Practice

By | 2017-06-18T13:13:16+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on Laws and Regulations for Hypnosis Practice

One of the top questions I get is, “What are the laws about practicing hypnosis in my state?” In the United States, no state has licensing for hypnotists or hypnotherapists, and only three states require registration. What is most important is that this is unlikely to change. There are two reasons hypnosis licensing will [...]

4 06, 2017

Hypnosis Phenomena is the Heart of Hypnosis

By | 2017-06-04T21:29:22+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Hypnosis Phenomena is the Heart of Hypnosis

Imagine contrasting these two hypnosis sessions: Session A: In this session, the hypnotist uses mental imagery of the beach, coupled with passive muscle relaxation and then a deepener. During the session, specific suggestions are made which are alternative actions to the presenting problem. The client is then asked to signal when a commitment to [...]

1 06, 2017

2017 IMDHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Richard Nongard

By | 2017-06-01T16:11:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Announcements and Special Events|Comments Off on 2017 IMDHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Richard Nongard

Have you ever been to an awards banquet, and known that there are many worthy winners, but also felt it was highly unlikely that you would win an award?  This past month I attended the IACT/IMDHA annual convention (which has always been my favorite hypnosis convention), and at the annual awards banquet I was [...]

14 05, 2017

The ”Well-formed” Post-Hypnotic Suggestion Formula

By | 2017-05-14T11:40:35+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on The ”Well-formed” Post-Hypnotic Suggestion Formula

Post-Hypnotic Suggestion Formula: It is better to have posthypnotic suggestion, even if it’s not phrased as effectively as it could be, than to have no posthypnotic suggestion at all. I think that’s rule number one. But we can develop a depth to our posthypnotic suggestions by using a very specific formula. The Post-Hypnotic Suggestion [...]

10 05, 2017

*Proofs* That Medical Hypnosis Works [Free Video Training]

By | 2017-05-10T23:38:16+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on *Proofs* That Medical Hypnosis Works [Free Video Training]

I know a lot of you wish you were able to attend the 2017 Heartland Hypnosis Conference. Here is a video of my entire presentation. If you want a copy of the handouts, just visit this page. The video is my entire presentation, and unfortunately I am a better hypnotist than videographer . But [...]

15 04, 2017

New Movie About Hypnosis – [Watch it here]

By | 2017-04-23T19:16:14+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on New Movie About Hypnosis – [Watch it here]

Many of you know, I have been studying and learning to speak Mandarin Chinese over the past year. To help me study, I have been watching Chinese films. Last night, I was going to go to bed early, but I stumbled on a new Chinese film called, “The Great Hypnotist” and I ended up [...]

14 04, 2017

Can you hypnotize groups of people in clinical hypnosis?

By | 2017-04-14T22:47:10+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on Can you hypnotize groups of people in clinical hypnosis?

We all know the stage hypnotist will work with 10-15 people, sometimes even more, and hypnotize the group. But does that work in clinical hypnosis? Can you do sessions with multiple people? What about couples? What about a large room full of people? The answer is of course yes, you can hypnotize groups of [...]

14 04, 2017

What is it hypnotists are trying to “convince” people of? [Hypnotic Convincers]

By | 2017-04-14T18:22:38+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on What is it hypnotists are trying to “convince” people of? [Hypnotic Convincers]

[Hypnotic Convincers] I hear from hypnotists that they really want to master hypnotic convincers. They wonder if at every session they should be doing an eye-lock test or using waking hypnosis techniques before a session such as “sticky hands” or something.  All of this makes me ask the question: What is it you are [...]

14 04, 2017

6 Myths about trance depth most hypnotists buy into…

By | 2017-04-14T13:44:53+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on 6 Myths about trance depth most hypnotists buy into…

Hypnosis Trance Depth Are you one of the many hypnotist who focus on achieving “trance depth” as the real key to “speaking” to the subconscious mind? In fact, for many hypnotists, the number one obstacle in their confidence to do effective hypnosis, is a fear that their client, “will not go deep enough.” I [...]

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