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Hypnosis 101 - Foundations in Hypnotherapy - Online Course

Presented By: John Melton, CCHt

John Melton

The Hypnosis 101 course is considered by many students to be one of the most fun and exciting stages of their Clinical Hypnotherapy Training. Hypnosis 101 is balanced between lecture and demonstrations, with the express purpose of teaching you the foundations of what hypnosis is and “How to Hypnotize” someone.

In this Hypnosis 101 Course you will receive:

  • 10 hours of streaming video instruction
  • Total 12 Elective Hours/CEU Certificate

Hypnosis in History

  • 5,000 Years Ago – Ancient Hypnosis
  • 1774 – The Birth of Mesmerism
  • 1784 – The Fall of Animal Magnetism
  • 1819 – The Pioneers of Mesmerism
  • 1843 – Hypnosis Gains Credibility
  • 1850 – The Nancy School
  • 1882 – Charcot’s Salpetriere School
  • 1885 – Sigmund Freud and Emile Coué
  • 1890 – Shamanism and Trance Traditions
  • 1920 – Hypnosis in the Modern Era

Hypnosis 101-1

  • Introduction
  • History of Hypnosis
  • Message Unit Theory of Mind
  • Definition of Hypnosis
  • Demonstration: Finger Spreading
  • Emotional and Physical Suggestibility
  • Practicum and Assignment 1

Hypnosis 101-2

  • Message Unit Theory
  • Pain/Pleasure Principle
  • Emotional and Physical Suggestibility
  • Post Suggestion for Re-Hypnosis
  • Pre-Induction Speech
  • Written Suggestibility Tests
  • Demonstration: Emotional Arm Raising Induction
  • Practicum and Assignment 2

Hypnosis 101-3

  • Laws of Suggestibility
  • Demonstration: Physical Arm Raising
  • Deepening Techniques
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Practicum and Assignment 3

Hypnosis 101-4

  • How to dispel myths about hypnosis to clients.
  • The Auto Dual Induction discussion and demonstration.
  • Double arm raising demonstration and discussion about the difference between Emotional and Physical Suggestibility.
  • Classic video showing the Shock Induction demonstration with a somnambulist.
  • Learning Self-Hypnosis, the how to, and the experience of it.
  • E&P Sexuality explanation and discussion.

Hypnosis 101-5 - Final Exam

This lesson is titled “HYPNOTIZED.” In this lesson, HMI Director George Kappas transports you into the future to give you a glimpse of the hypnotherapy skills and career that HMI Advanced Training will prepare you for. One of the unique features of HMI’s training is that we do LIVE therapy with REAL clients in the classroom, following their progress in hypnotherapy over a period of time.

This lesson contains two episodes of our documentary series “HYPNOTIZED” that will show you what training at HMI is like, what people seek hypnotherapy for, how people respond to hypnosis and how effective hypnotherapy can be with a variety of issues.

This lesson also contains your online Final Exam. The Final Exam contains thirty (30) questions that draw from all of the lessons in the Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course. It is suggested you review your workbook before beginning this exam.

Hypnosis 101 - Foundations in Hypnotherapy - Online Course – $195.00


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