Welcome to our hypnosis page. We are now offering face to face and online sessions. The calendar is busy until early November. Soon we will offer a calendar, so you can choose a date and time.
Scheduling a talk
Schedule a 20 minute talk with Rick using skype, wechat, or zoom. This is free. Rick travels a lot, so sometimes the calls will be video calls and sometimes non video calls. During these calls, time is not an issue. The calls are free.
Fees and Types of Sessions
Fees for face to face and online sessions
Sessions usually last between 1 hour to 1 hour and 45 minutes. However, times are flexible since the focus is you becoming relaxed, so you will experience the beginning of change work.
In China, a session costs 500RMB.
In America, a session costs $120.
How many visits are typically needed?Most clients schedule 3 to 5 sessions, 1 per week. The number of sessions depends on what change work you are pursuing. Sometimes your reason for attending these sessions is obvious. An example of this is wanting to quit smoking. The typical program is 4 weeks. Sometimes the reason for visiting Rick is not as obvious, instead, the patient knows "something" is wrong. In this case, it may take 1 or 2 sessions of hypnosis to discover what your unconscious wants to change.
Unscheduled callsUnscheduled calls are common. A common reason for this type of call is when someone experiences a panic attack or is feeling unusually fantastic. We get a lot of the latter as the healing process progresses. Possible discounts
For people interested in helping with our book projects and networking. We will be offering plans soon that will allow members to take advantage of other discounts as they help us market the stories and find people who need our help. Location for face to face
Face to face meetings happen primarily at an ecoffee (a restaurant) located off of Main St (Zhongshanlu) in Ningbo, China. The cross roads are Zhong-shan-lu and Kai-meng-jie.Because of COVID, Rick has limited his travel internationally.
Online Calls Using Skype, Wechat, or Zoom
We can use a variety of apps for online sessions.
Common topics / questions for Hypnotists / how the process works
01 When I am in a trance (or hypnotic state), what does it feel like?
Your unconscious mind controls the process as your conscious mind yields to it.
A trance state happens when your conscious mind becomes relaxed 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 hypnotist, the trance state is a guided and relaxing experience. Since your unconscious is responsible for your safety and is running 95% of your day to day affairs anyway, all the hypnotist does is offer a voice for you to follow.
One noticeable difference between a trance state and sleep is during trance you interact with the hypnotist. The interaction may include nodding yes or no. It may also include answering questions by speaking.
One of the greatest gifts we can given yourself as a human 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.
02 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. Time passed quickly and when you arrived at your location, you wondered "Where did the time go?"
Another example is sitting in a chair at home and watching your favorite show. The time passes quickly and if someone calls your name, you may not even hear their voice. You will probably tell them, "Sorry, I was absorbed in my tv show, so I didn't hear you."
03 Learning to Trust Your Unconscious
During hypnosis, you are in control. If you have questions about this, ask Rick. This is a great question to ask at anytime during a session. It will help you to relax and focus on the power you already have to bring change. All you need to do is learn how to focus that power on different parts of your life.
During our sessions together, you will learn how to trust your unconscious.
04 What do you mean by "Your unconscious is sending you a Red Flag?
Since you are still 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.
I, the hypnotist, will teach you how you can begin to change old strategies. We call these behavioral patterns. All it takes is patience and focus on your part.
05 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, so you can enter into a deep place of relaxation and focus, and allow your unconscious mind to make changes quickly.
06 Let's simplify and demystify
In order to have a good experience with a hypnotist, its helpful to understand your part in the process. Once you have trust between you and the hypnotist, relaxation and trance comes quickly and naturally. I have never met a person who was unable to be experience trance. After all, we all experience trance states during our sleep. If you are not familiar with REM (rapid eye moment) theory and how it affects your sleep, google it or ask Rick.
The only question you need to ask yourself is "Am I ready to get really relaxed and focused." There is a part of your brain some call the Critical Faculty. When you fall into a trance during the day, for example, as you are falling asleep, this part of your brain slows and relaxes. It does so by prompting of your unconscious.
As a hypnotist, all we do is help you to relax and allow your unconscious to communicate directly with me. Since your unconscious is that part of you whose job it is to protect you, the more you learn to trust it, the faster you will find your healing path.
07 What to expect at the first meeting
At the first meeting, you can ask questions about how the process works. In most cases, going into a deep trance does not happen during the first meeting. What is most important is that you learn to relax and ask questions.
Rick will offer you a chance to experience different forms of pre-trance phenomenon. What is pre-trance phenomenon? An example of this is closing your eyes, so you can focus better while remembering a wonderful moment in your life.
Here is a list of examples:
01 a sport you enjoy doing that you do often
02 a place you enjoy visiting that you visit regularly
A event you did once or twice is not recommended.
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 number goal is always your safety and ecology (environment).
The most common comment people make after their first or second session is "I should have done this years before. What an incredible relaxing experience."
08 A link to a recording
To prepare you for your first session, click this link. You will be directed to a page with voice recordings.
09 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
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.
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.