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Start a New Career – Become a Certified Hypnotherapist

Watch this 7-minute video and you will know instantly what it really means to be an HMI Graduate.

Accredited Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

720-Hour Interactive Distance Learning Program

HMI’s one-year 720-Hour Clinical Hypnotherapy Program is Accredited by ACCET and represents the most extensive hypnotherapy training available anywhere today. The program combines 900 hours of prerecorded video instruction and 1,000 hours of live Zoom interaction with 24 Instructors and supervised practice with peers. Internship includes clinical supervision and specialized training in marketing, advertising, business and more.

Interactive Distance Learning provides your choice of day, evening and Saturday classes all from the safety and convenience of your own home. Eligible students can start their training with no money down and no payments for 18 months plus you can attend the first 30 days with a money back guarantee.


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Accredited Diploma in Hypnotherapy

300-Hour Interactive Distance Learning Program

HMI’s 300-Hour Diploma in Hypnotherapy Program, Accredited by the DEAC, provides hypnotherapy training to those looking for a more self-paced, more independent study, that does not require as much in time and investment.

Comprised of 54, two-hour prerecorded video lessons, interaction with a Tutor, and the ability to progress at your own pace. This program is the perfect choice for health care and/or mental health professionals looking for continuing education, helping yourself, family and friends, or those whose lifestyles do not allow for a set schedule of lessons or the time commitments of HMI’s 720-Hour Program.


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American Hypnosis Association

Continuing Education for Hypnotherapists

The American Hypnosis Association (AHA) is a national association of hypnotherapists, other professionals and, private persons interested in hypnosis and related fields. Anyone with an interest in hypnotherapy can join.

The AHA offers continuing education for Hypnotherapists around the world with regularly scheduled training seminars and certification courses live on Zoom.

The AHA provides professional membership, access to Liability Insurance, and the world’s largest online video library for continuing education in Hypnotherapy.


Meet Our Hypnotherapists

Hypnotherapists Directory – Find a Hypnotherapist

Search for a Hypnotherapist (CHt) in your area. Choose from a variety of search options. All Hypnotherapists listed in the AHA Hypnotherapists Directory are Graduates of HMI’s Nationally Accredited Hypnotherapy Training Program and Members of the American Hypnosis Association.


Free Self-Improvement Classes

Free Self-Improvement Classes – Instant Online Access

HMI invites you to take a free class online. You can watch these free classes anytime, anywhere via streaming video. There is no cost or obligation for taking these free classes. This is a great way to preview the professional training at HMI.

All the free classes are fun, interesting and focused on personal self-development. We invite you to share the link with a friend or family member, or better yet, plan a fun evening watching an HMI free classes together.

Free Classes at HMI include: Self-Hypnosis, Weight Loss, Past Life Regression (PLR), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Dream Therapy, Energy Healing, Relationship Strategies, Mental Bank and more.


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Hypnosis TV – Hypnotherapy Television

Hypnotherapy Television is produced by the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the country’s first Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy, and provides a live broadcast feed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, dedicated to the field of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

Watch hypnotherapy sessions, guest speakers, documentaries and talk shows all dedicated to hypnotherapy and emanating from the HMI Hypnosis TV studio. Live stream and new on demand videos available every day. You can watch online, from your Roku device, or the Apple Hypnosis TV App.


Hypnosis College and Clinic of Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Motivation Institute 53rd Anniversary

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute, HMI, is a non-profit nationally accredited hypnosis training college and clinic of hypnotherapy that has been serving Southern California for more than 50 years.

HMI was founded in 1968 by Dr. John Kappas. Dr. Kappas literally defined the profession of hypnotherapy in 1973, when he wrote and defined the profession of a "Hypnotherapist" in the Federal Dictionary of Occupational Titles. That definition remains in force and unchanged today.

HMI has earned the distinction of being America’s first hypnotherapy training school to become nationally accredited, by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C.

HMI’s Hypnotherapy Clinic is home to over 50 Certified Hypnotherapists. HMI estimates that it has provided more than 250,000 hours of private hypnotherapy services in its 51 year history. It is this clinical experience that provides the foundation for HMI’s Hypnotherapy Certification Training and Internship program.

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute strives to offer the most extensive and thorough hypnotherapy training and internship program available. Become a Certified Hypnotherapist today!

Choosing an Accredited School

Considering accreditation in your college search is important because when a school is accredited it not only means that its legitimacy and quality have been tested, but also that it likely has a better reputation among other health care professionals and the public than would unaccredited schools.

No one can guarantee success, but the school you choose will be the biggest factor in your professional results. Your investment in an accredited school says volumes about your commitment to excellence and determination for success. If a school is telling you how great they are, just ask “are you an accredited school” and if not, why?

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a form of endorsement that colleges and universities use to let potential students know that their program offers a valid education that is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation ensures a basic level of quality in the education you receive from an institution. It also ensures your degrees will be recognized for the true achievements they are. It is the job of an accreditation organization to review colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education to guarantee quality and improvement efforts.

Accreditation is the tool we use to monitor, assess, and evaluate the standards and quality of the education a student receives at a college, university, or other institution of higher learning. Because of the process of accreditation, students and families can trust that the education they are paying for is valuable and worthwhile.

HMI Accreditation and Approvals

HMI Accreditation

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.