Welcome to our hypnosis page.
We will offer a calendar soon for scheduling online and Face to Face sessions.
There are 2 types of calls Rick offers:
01 A Full Session : Fees for Online and Face to Face
02 Non-session Follow-ups / Informal Calls
Note : Rick does not offer free consultations because he found such activities are a waste of time. Click here to watch a video about things you can do to get involved with his community. If you say yes to any of the items on the list, you will get discounts towards the fee, which is $150 US.
01 Online and Face to Face Sessions
Currently, most sessions are done online because of COVID restrictions.
Sessions usually last between 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. The duration is flexible since the focus is you relaxing and feeling better.
Session fees start at $150 USD.
Face to Face Sessions
Face to Face sessions are currently on hold because of the pandemic. Rick travels internationally and plans to hold sessions near Detroit Michigan during 2022. Other locations will become available in 2022 so feel free to ask.
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 callsare available only to clients who are enrolled in sessions and actively pursuing change work.
Most clients schedule 3 to 5 visits, with no more than 1 session per week, within a 2-month period.
We encourage you to book only 1 session per week since you will probably request at least 1 Non-session call per week for follow up. Most clients see significant change in less than 6 weeks. The number of sessions depends on what change work you are pursuing.
A word of encouragement: Change work happens quickly. All you need is a small library of resources and a community that understands and knows how to help you.
Our Community is not a AA support group.
We are not a 12 step program, such as AA. Rick and his colleagues are trained hypnotherapists who have been helping people change for more than 50 years. This means when you join and schedule a session with RK, join a podcast, or make a video with us, you will speak with someone who is trained.
A strict community rule is do not offer advice to community member unless you are certified and have permission to offer such advice by our certified members.
Why do people request a session with the hypnotherapist?
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 clear. Instead, the you know “something” is wrong. We call this a red flag. In this case, it may take 1 or 2 sessions to discover what change a client’s unconscious wants to make.
The term red flag is referenced towards the bottom of this page.
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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 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 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, the hypnotist offers a voice for your unconscious to follow.
Trance state versus sleep
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 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.
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 or a on a bike. Time passed quickly and when you arrived at your location, you wondered “Where did the time go?”
03 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.
04 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.
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 that a trained hypnotist 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.
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 can I expect during the first session?
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, answer questions, 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 short list:
01 A sport you enjoy doing that you do often.
02 A place you enjoy visiting that you visit regularly.
03 A hobby you enjoy doing.
Note: An event you did once or twice is not recommended.
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.”
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. 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.