Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors must take a 50-hour hypnotherapy training course specifically pre-approved by the Florida board and listed on CE Broker in order to practice hypnotherapy.

Our courses are pre-approved to meet this Florida requirement.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #723 exp. 3-31-2015

Live and Homestudy Florida Training Courses

with Dr. Richard Nongard, LMFT

Call (918) 236-6116


Hypnosis Training – Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Fort Myers, Orlando and Pensacola

Both our live and home study basic and advanced clinical hypnosis training courses are pre-approved by the Florida boards, and listed with as hypnotherapy approved.  Unlike most others, our programs are fully qualified to permit LMHC, Social Workers and LMFTs to practice hypnotherapy in the State of Florida.

We offer this required 50-CEU hour training in two modules.  The first is our ICBCH basic certification course of 24-CEU hours.   The second module is our 30-CEU hour advanced certification course.

You will learn how to hypnotize anyone, use multiple hypnotic inductions and create suggestive therapy scripts based on both Ericksonian and directive modalities.  This comprehensive program is taught by Dr. Richard K. Nongard, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience.  Richard is the author of many textbooks on the subjects of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, and you will enjoy his professional presentations and lighthearted, interactive style.  Since 1994, our company slogan has been, “Just say ‘NO!’ to Boring Workshops.”

Florida Hypnosis Training Programs Guarantee

We are so confident that you will enjoy these programs and be able to use the material with clients and for your own personal growth that we offer a TRIPLE guarantee:

1) If by noon on the first day of class you are bored, or do not feel this class meets your needs or expectations, simply return the materials and we will issue you a prompt refund from our corporate office.

2) If you ever feel the need to take a refresher course we will allow you to audit any upcoming class of the same title, free of charge.

3) If you complete our home study coursework, and would then also like to attend our live training class on the same subject, we will let you do so for half price.

For a complete schedule of LIVE hypnosis training classes approved by the Florida boards to meet the 50-hour requirement, click here.

About Richard Nongard


rkn-workLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Certified Professional Hypnotist

 Dr. Richard K. Nongard is among the most qualified professionals in the Southwest, and has authored many books, videos and professional educational materials, including hypnosis textbooks. He holds advanced degrees on both Religion and Counseling, and has been trained in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Dr. Nongard has completed his doctorate in transformational leadership with a concentration in cultural transformation through Bakke Graduate University.  BGU is a nationally accredited university, accredited by an accreditor which is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Richard, a licensed mental health professional, has been providing individual and group therapy services in a variety of clinical setting for almost 20 years. He is also a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and understands the importance of physical wellness to emotional health. He is board certified in medical and clinical hypnotherapy and has spent much of his professional career working with addiction treatment in the context of families and criminal justice settings. He has also served as associate pastor in both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the EFCA. His approach to counseling is praxeological: seeking solutions for clients from a holistic perspective, focusing on wellness rather than pathology.


Richard’s lighthearted and humorous approach makes him a popular and frequent speaker at national and international conferences, such as a featured instructor on Professional Ethics for the European Branch of the American Counseling Association in Germany, teaching “Skill-Building Hypnosis Training” at the ACA’s 2008 conference in Hawaii, and for many other organizations. He was the 2007 recipient of the Hypnotism Achievement Award.


His is the author of several bestselling textbooks on counseling and hypnosis subjects, including “11 Solutions to Highly Difficult Clients”,  “Nose-Rings and Bellybutton Rings: A User’s Guide to the Next Generation,” “Inductions and Deepeners, Styles and Approaches for Effective Hypnosis,” and “Medical Meditation” and “Richard Nongard’s Big book of Hypnosis Scripts”

For a complete list of our Florida approved home study courses click here.