The FAQ Page
01 Online and Face to Face Sessions
Currently, most sessions are done online.
Sessions usually last for 1 hour to 1. 5 hours. The duration is flexible since the focus is you relaxing, you feeling better, and you healing.
Session fees are $150 USD.
We offer three payment options currently: wechat pay , alipay , paypal. If you do not use any of these methods, ask about other options.
Most people contact him through wechat or his US number: 313 326 2218. If you use this number, leave a message and type the title: hypnotherapy services.
02 Non-session Follow-ups / Informal Calls
A Non-session call means a call requested by a client who needs to talk with Rick for 10 to 20 minutes. An example of an Non-session call is the individual has a question or 2 regarding a recent session.
Non-session calls are available only to clients who are enrolled in sessions and actively pursuing change work.
Most clients schedule 3 to 5 visits, at 1 session per week, within approximately a 2-month period.
A word of encouragement: Change work happens quickly, and your unconscious is there to guide and protect you.
Common questions / topics
A Why people visit a therapist or hypnotherpist
Sometimes your reason for attending sessions is obvious. An example of this is you want to quit smoking or another habit you consider “bad.” Feel free to listen to a podcast or watch one of our videos on this subject.
Sometimes the reason for booking a session with Rick is not obvious. Instead, you feel “something” is wrong or you feel ready for a change. We call this a red flag. In this case, it may take 1 or 2 sessions to discover what change you want to make.
B When I’m in a trance (or hypnotic state), what does it feel like?
Your unconscious mind controls the process as your conscious mind yields (becomes the watcher) of a past event.
A trance state happens when your conscious mind becomes trusting enough to allow the unconscious to guide it. If this sounds familiar, it should. Every time you fall asleep at night or wake up in the morning, you experience this phenomenon.
When you experience going into a trance with a hypnotherapist, the trance state is a guided and relaxed experience. Since your unconscious is responsible for your safety and is running 95% of your day-to-day affairs anyway, the hypnotherapist offers a voice for you to follow. Your mind will follow this voice both consciously and unconsciously.
C Trance state versus sleep
One noticeable difference between a trance state and sleep is during trance you interact with the hypnotherapist. The interaction may include nodding yes or no. It may also include answering questions by speaking.
One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves as humans is realizing how beautiful and powerful our minds are. Our minds are able to achieve greatness or fall into deep depressions. Most of us experience depression most of the time because that is what we have been taught.
D A Closer Look at Everyday Trance States
Your unconscious takes you in and out of trance states everyday. One of most common examples is when riding in a car, train, and bus. When you want the time to pass, you become focused on a specific task. Take a moment now and remember listening to your favorite song while riding in a car or a on a bike. Time passed quickly and when you arrived at your location, you wondered “Where did the time go?”
E Learning to Trust Your Unconscious
During hypnosis, you (your unconscious) are in control. If you have questions about this, ask Rick. Discussing this question may help you to relax and focus on the power you already have to bring change.
F What do you mean by “Your unconscious is sending you a red flag?”
Since you are alive and you have this deep down desire to change one or more behaviors in your life, this prompting is coming from your unconscious. All you need to do is allow your unconscious (you) to do its job.
You will learn how to change old strategies. We call these behavioral patterns. All it takes is patience and focus on your part.
G Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone goes in and out of hypnotic trance states daily.
Many people have said to me, “I can’t be hypnotized.” I find this humorous. What they are saying is “I don’t understand what hypnosis is or how it works.”
One definition of hypnosis is following a set of steps that a trained hypnotherapist offers you, so you can enter into a place of relaxation and focus. Entering into this trance state allows your unconscious mind to make changes quickly.
H What can I expect during the first session?
You will remain fully alert.
At the first meeting, you can ask questions about how the process works. Since each person’s experience is different, there isn’t a list we can print that will offer all the possibilities. What is most important is that you learn to relax, ask questions, and ask relax.
Throughout the day, your unconscious takes you in and out of trance states.
Here is a short list:
01 A sport you enjoy doing that offers you bliss.
02 A place you enjoy visiting that you visit regularly.
03 A hobby you enjoy doing.
I Other ways to prepare for a session:
01 An important skill to practice is listening to Rick’s voice. As you grow more comfortable with how he leads you, your unconscious will begin to bring up memories. If at any time during this process, a memory comes that is uncomfortable, let him know.
Remember, all your memories are only experiences from the past — that’s it!. They have no power, unless you give them power. They cannot hurt you now, so your unconscious is bringing them to your conscious awareness for the purpose of healing them.
Rick has been coaching people for more than 10 years. He has heard it all. Whenever someone begins to share their life experiences, both the wonderful and uncomfortable memories, he is humbled and honored to be part of the healing process.
His priority is your safety and ecology (present and future).
The most common comment people make after their first or second session is “I should have done this years before. What an incredible and relaxing experience.”
J Terms to understand
01 association versus disassociation
Association is what you are doing when you are fulling involved in an activity. An example is when you are eating lunch slowly and enjoying each moment of the experience. During hypnosis, when you focus on remembering the event fully, we call this association.
Disassociation is when you are watching an event. This includes watching a video of yourself on the TV. You remember the event but you are no longer in the event. During hypnosis, this means you imagine an event that happened in the past (or the future) and see at only as a spectator.
02 the mind versus the brain
Your mind is the place (abstract or conceptual) where your memories are magically stored.
Your brain is the part of your body that you can see and touch.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you.