Contemplating retirement with a lurking sense of dread? You may want to consider attempting a whole new profession that does not require any degrees or licenses. One curious one that I’ve found is hypnotherapy which seems to work on some people – at least those who are susceptible to suggestion. In the Bay Area hypnotherapists can charge rates around $125-$150 an hour. Hypnotherapy training programs seem to require just 40 or 50 hours. There are schools in Corte Madera, Palo Alto and San Francisco for starters. Sessions run about $250 each.