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.
4 10, 2017

The BEST diet for hypnotists to recommend in weight-loss hypnosis

By | 2017-10-04T10:39:09+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on The BEST diet for hypnotists to recommend in weight-loss hypnosis

Aside from politics, religion or conspiracy theory, nothing creates as much passion and debate on social media as the debate about which diet is “correct”. And hypnotists frequently ask me what dietary recommendations they should make for hypnosis clients. And the right answer seems frustrating to hypnotists. The right answer is: We are neither [...]

3 10, 2017

44 Ways to Market Your Hypnosis Practice

By | 2017-10-03T11:40:03+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Attracting New Clients|Comments Off on 44 Ways to Market Your Hypnosis Practice

“I build a new webpage last month but I have no calls yet!” It is true that a brilliant new webpage will attract clients if you have good SEO and offer products and services people want to purchase. And a new website is probably you best ROI for a new practice.  But you also [...]

26 09, 2017

Why Three Sessions for Smoking Cessation are Better Than One

By | 2017-09-26T10:49:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on Why Three Sessions for Smoking Cessation are Better Than One

The great claim of hypnotists: I only need ONE session to help a smoker quit forever. In fact, this great claim is also made in training programs with the admonition to potential students that if they don’t learn how to do it on one sessions, they must not be a good hypnotist! There is [...]

24 09, 2017

Can a fat hypnotist do weight loss hypnosis?

By | 2017-09-25T13:52:16+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Learn Hypnosis|Comments Off on Can a fat hypnotist do weight loss hypnosis?

Hypnotists are regular people just like the rest of the population, and every practicing hypnotist finds their niche. Some work with smoking cessation, others weight loss, some with academic performance or sports performance or any number of other issues. So, when I go to a hypnosis convention I see buff hypnotists, short hypnotists, well [...]

16 07, 2017

When these three things happen to you, you will be an expert hypnotist!

By | 2017-07-16T23:19:18+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on When these three things happen to you, you will be an expert hypnotist!

I suppose I am an expert hypnotist. And you can be one too! I have been doing it for 30 years, and even have a lot of awards recognizing my accomplishments. But those are not the things that made me an expert. Somewhere between learning hypnosis in the late 1980s, and receiving the IMDHA [...]

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 [...]

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