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.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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You are going to live 25,000 days. Which 100 will define you?

You are going to live about 25,000 days.  And 100 of those days are going to define you. When you are in your final days, and look back at your life, those 100 days are going to be the days that stand out. Some of them will be tragic, and some of them wonderful. [...]

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Hypnotists ask me this question, more often than any other question…. [Headphones & Microphone in Hypnosis]

The question is:  “How do I use headphones & microphone in hypnosis so my client can listen to background music and hear my voice at the same time?” Before I answer this question, let me tell you, it is entirely possible to do highly effective sessions without such a sound setup. Microphones, music, and [...]

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5 things the media hasn’t told you about hypnosis

Hypnosis in Movies The first Hollywood portrayals of hypnosis were horror films and tragedies. From Dracula using his hypnotic power over the opposite sex; to Svengali exercising all control over Trilby, hypnosis has been portrayed as dark or evil. In recent Hollywood portrayals, hypnosis has been relegated to comedy, like in the movie Office [...]

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How to Get New Private Practice Hypnosis Clients

People contact me all the time wondering how to get new private practice hypnosis clients, and why the phone is not ringing.  Running a hypnosis practice is just like any other business. Only in Hollywood does, “Built it and they will come” actually happen. The potential for online and social media marketing has made [...]

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Contextual approaches to hypnosis are present-focused

Contextual approaches to hypnosis are present-focused. They don’t search for a cause, but rather they train the client in a new skill, the skill of acceptance.[1] While many traditional approaches to hypnosis have dwelled on the past trauma, the foundation for Contextual Hypnotherapy is helping our clients to live fully in the present. Mindfulness [...]

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People who say you should never use a hypnosis “script” … Probably don’t actually see hypnosis clients

I saw it again today on a hypnosis forum, a post saying “real hypnotists don’t use scripts.”  This particular post even referred to it as “scriptnosis.”  And while I agree, that going into a hypnosis session with little knowledge and just a script to read will yield few results, the reality is that real [...]

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