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Start a New Career – Become a Certified Hypnotherapist

Welcome to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy

Founded in 1968 by Drs. John and Alex Kappas and celebrating over 50 years of excellence, HMI is a Non-Profit Organization that holds the distinction of being America’s First Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy. Now HMI offers the convenience, flexibility, and safety of 100% Interactive Distance Learning.

Accredited Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Combined with a Degree in Mind-Body Psychology

Supercharge your success by combining a Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma with a Mind-Body Psychology Degree.

Finally, the rewarding new career you have been waiting for, and an educational institution that treats hypnotherapy like a true healthcare profession.

HMI College of Hypnotherapy now offers you a unique opportunity in hypnotherapy education, by providing a nationally accredited, one-year, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Internship program, with the option to add an unprecedented second year, Mind-Body Psychology Degree.

No prior degree required. Federal Financial Aid available to eligible students. The HMI School Catalog has complete details, including tuition costs, schedules, Certification, Financial Aid, and more.

Take your first online lesson for no cost or obligation.

2 Days Left!Next Class Starts: Tuesday, December 13, 2022


American Hypnosis Association

Continuing Education for Hypnotherapists

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The American Hypnosis Association (AHA) is a national association of hypnotherapists offering membership and continuing education for Hypnotherapists around the world. Now you can attend from anywhere in world via streaming video and live on Zoom training seminars and certification courses.

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

Hypnotherapists Directory – Find a Hypnotherapist

Search and Find an HMI Hypnotherapist Near You

Meet Our Hypnotherapists

Now, you can easily connect with a Hypnotherapist, in-person, or on Zoom. HMI’s Hypnotherapist Directory makes it easy to search for a Hypnotherapist (CHt) near you, or a variety of other 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.


Hypnosis College and Clinic of Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Motivation Institute 54th 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 54 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.