Richard K. Nongard is an innovative leader in the fields of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Since beginning his career in the late 1980s, he has trained literally thousands of professionals, including psychologists, medical doctors, ministers, social workers, family therapists, hypnotherapists and professional counselors in ways to do a better job serving their clients.
Nongard has authored many hypnosis and psychotherapy textbooks, videos and professional educational materials, and is the creator of the SuccessFit® Weight Loss Trance-Formation program, and the QuitSuccess® Tobacco Cessation Treatment Program, used by hospitals and healthcare groups across the country.
He holds advanced degrees in both counseling and religion, and has trained in the USA, Canada and Europe. He is a former Disciples of Christ minister, and has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a marriage and family therapist, and as a consultant to dozens of criminal justice departments. He is also the President of the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.