Presented By: George Kappas
HMI's Director George Kappas, M.A., M.F.T., leads you through the life story and developmental journey of Dr. Kappas from his family history to the twists and turns of his professional experiences. The result is a greater understanding of this Hypnosis pioneer and a humorous and endearing insight into the life and work of Dr. John Kappas, as only a son could tell it.
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2020-11-23 at 17:51 Pacific Time
Very interesting learning the arc of the development of Kappasinian Hypnosis! I have a better understanding of the importance of each piece of the process in the first session and why it is critical for future session's success.
Marie from Lakewood, Ohio, US
2020-11-20 at 17:58 Pacific Time
This course really helped me to understand some of the framework of the education I am receiving.
Christian from Pasadena, California, US
2020-11-20 at 15:36 Pacific Time
Really interesting to learn the story behind John Kappas, helps to build a framework.
Brooke from Hermosa Beach, California, US
2020-11-19 at 13:58 Pacific Time
This filled in some gaps I was missing from 101, thank you.
Crista from Rialto, California, US
2020-11-17 at 15:32 Pacific Time
What a great story! George has a gift of storytelling. I feel like I know his father with all that was shared. Thank you.
Joanne from North Weymouth, Massachusetts, US
2020-11-16 at 10:34 Pacific Time
Kappasinian Hypnosis was definitely the most INTERESTING and PERSONAL information that George Kappas has shared so far. I loved hearing him talk about his father, personally and professionally! It was heart-warming, as well as helpful in my understanding of why we do what we do at HMI. Thank you George for sharing so personally.
Carola from El Segundo, California, US
2020-11-13 at 19:22 Pacific Time
I loved this session! I was very captivated by his life experience leading up to his passionate career. It's a great example of everyone's life and how you work many different unfulfilling jobs but not giving up working until you find your soulful passion no matter what life throws at you. Thanks for sharing this, its gives me so much more inspiration!
Tabetha from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, US
2020-11-13 at 12:06 Pacific Time
I loved this lesson. I started crying when the part of the story was being told about Dr. Kappas talking with his uncle/family friend in Arizona. The friend was telling him to continue to do what he loved to do and to not listen to the people who were doubting him, saying his point of practice was not efficient or that he didn't have enough education to do what he loved to do. I feel like the story would have played out very differently if this conversation did not happen. This was very inspiring to me, coming from a rural town in Kentucky, where hypnosis may not be very understood, talked, or even thought about. There are lots of self-doubt stemming from about what people in my family or in my hometown would perceive the practice to be. Understanding you don't need the approval of others to achieve happiness or make decisions that make you happy is something so, "Well, duh!" but those deeply rooted subconscious beliefs do MAKE IT HARD to see what others may find so simple to understand. Being appreciative of that self-journey instead of critical is a beautiful process I am more so coming to be at peace with and see benefit in. To see how Dr. Kappas persisted made me think about my own story, my roots being very different and rooted by three generations back to Germany, I forget that the story that my grandparent's parents, my grandparents and my parents have do not have the same story I can make for myself and that path can be made on my own. My own motivations and beliefs were so empowered by this story and I am so grateful I watched it, went out on a leap and started this school because it felt right, even with knowing very little about. Thank you!
Morgan from Sherman Oaks, California, US
2020-11-12 at 22:20 Pacific Time
I did not expect to find this very interesting. I almost skipped it. I'm so very glad I didn't. There were many parallels to my own life, both my upbringing and professional career. I have much more of an affinity for Dr. Kappas now. Thank you for producing this video and encouraging us to watch it.
Avrilana from West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, US
2020-11-12 at 21:10 Pacific Time
I’m not really sure how to describe what I just watched. It certainly gave me a different perspective of HMI.
Tarynn from Capitola, California, US
2020-11-11 at 02:02 Pacific Time
I was completely taken into the history of the foundations of the development in all that is HMI and Dr. Kappas. Thank you, I feel like part of the family.
Karla from Baldwin Park, California, US
2020-11-11 at 01:50 Pacific Time
Sometimes the wording of the questions throws me off, maybe because I'm an emotional suggestible, but great video!
Nick from Los Angeles, California, US
2020-11-02 at 11:55 Pacific Time
It is interesting hearing George talk about his father's accomplishments and the nuances of their interactions.
Wil from Simi Valley, California, US
2020-10-30 at 23:38 Pacific Time
Really fun to hear about the history of the school. Thank you for sharing!
Jane from Woodland Hills, California, US
2020-10-22 at 14:01 Pacific Time
Enjoyed the way George presents this information and the compassion he shows for Dr. Kappas.
Eugene from Social Circle, Georgia, US
2020-10-21 at 02:14 Pacific Time
I believe this should be required. Not an Elective.
Andrew from Hillsboro, Texas, US
2020-10-20 at 11:02 Pacific Time
Great story and I also enjoyed hearing how the build up of message units was really drawn out in Dr. Kappas’ approach. It puts it into perspective for me and gives me confidence in being able to do it on my own.
Josh from Manhattan Beach, California, US
2020-10-12 at 20:44 Pacific Time
This deepens my understanding of the purpose behind the first session and what this school is all about. Thank you.
Chanda from Justin, Texas, US
2020-10-11 at 12:11 Pacific Time
I absolutely loved this lesson. I feel this is a wonderful starting point for my electives "The Story of John Kappas". I look forward to the Atlanta Series.
Nathan from Clayton, North Carolina, US
2020-10-02 at 13:58 Pacific Time
I have always loved hearing this story! Great class.
Delicia from Santa Barbara, California, US
2020-11-12 at 22:07 Pacific Time
George Kappas has such an enjoyable speaking style and sense of humor. It was great hearing him mix history with personal anecdotes.
Amy from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
2020-10-01 at 12:15 Pacific Time
It was really interesting to hear the story of Dr. Kappas and how HMI started.
Mia from Austin, Texas, US
2020-09-29 at 22:14 Pacific Time
This is a fascinating video, I had already watched it a couple of times when first going through the 300 hour distance course and the story of Dr. Kappas never gets old and George tells it ever so well. He truly lived an amazing life that we can all learn from.
Michael from Redford, Michigan, US
2020-09-27 at 17:10 Pacific Time
This class is was interesting to know the background of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.
Chloee from Los Angeles, California, US
2020-09-27 at 17:12 Pacific Time
Interesting and helpful lesson.
Marlene from Playa Vista, California, US
2020-09-26 at 15:20 Pacific Time
Feeling more emotionally connected to Dr. Kappas and his history knowing his background, upbringing, successes and challenges.
Leanne from San Pedro, California, US
2020-09-24 at 22:52 Pacific Time
I enjoyed learning about Dr. Kappas and am glad he didn't give up on hypnosis and founded a beautiful school.
Benjamin from Pauma Valley, California, US
2020-09-13 at 23:33 Pacific Time
I love the story of Dr. Kappas and how the school got started. It was very moving in many ways. I'm an empath so I couldn't help but get tears in my eyes a few different parts of the story that touched me deeply. I've been told I don't know what I'm doing and don't know what I'm talking about my whole life, often told I can't do something or expected to fail at just about everything I've ever done for some reason. I've known for years I'm going to be very successful at helping people through behavior modification with hypnosis. His story is very inspiring the way he was often expected to fail and rejected early in life as he struggled to find his way. I've had a lot of unique struggles along my path so far. Hearing this story makes me feel even more at home, more like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be (for a first that I can remember). I kinda feel like this lesson should be a requirement for all students to watch between 101 and 201 before the are allowed to continue. You tell your father's story very well, I can for sure see how he would have been satisfied with what he heard.
Bradley from Columbia Falls, Montana, US
2020-09-13 at 17:23 Pacific Time
This lesson was extremely helpful in understanding Kappasinian Hypnosis.
Lisa from Lakeland, Florida, US
2020-09-11 at 07:54 Pacific Time
George's storytelling brings the life of Dr. Kappas into focus, allowing for a much greater depth of understanding Kappasinian Hypnosis.
Max from La Salle, Illinois, US
2020-09-04 at 07:55 Pacific Time
Incredible class. I really enjoyed listening to George Kappas speak about the life and history of Dr. John Kappas. It gives me a newfound respect for the man, he was more than just an intellectual.
Jeremy from Snow Camp, North Carolina, US
2020-09-05 at 16:03 Pacific Time
This was an amazing lecture. Being able to understand the foundations of the Kappasinian Hypnosis was a key element in my journey.
Jenny from Garner, North Carolina, US
2020-08-31 at 17:48 Pacific Time
I love the story of how Dr. Kappas overcame so many obstacles and never gave up on his dreams.
Lenora from Hurlock, Maryland, US
2020-08-23 at 19:24 Pacific Time
I love this lesson. It is fascinating to hear about Dr. Kappas' life, and George tells it so well.
Jason from Euless, Texas, US
2020-08-13 at 18:28 Pacific Time
Really enjoyed the more in-depth history on how Dr. Kappas got started in hypnotherapy. Most of all, I'm very thankful that he did not give up!
Stephanie from Charlotte, North Carolina, US
2020-08-13 at 15:14 Pacific Time
I really loved learning about Dr. John Kappas' life journey. It was inspiring and gave me a greater context to all that I have learned and will learn at HMI.
Karen from Glendale, California, US
2020-08-11 at 08:28 Pacific Time
Dr. Kappas was a brilliant human. His understanding of human behavior was amazing. Thank you.
Shellie from Morro Bay, California, US
2020-08-04 at 02:06 Pacific Time
Very fascinating story. I watched it in the distance learning course, but it really was good to watch it again. I am glad I decided to watch this before beginning the Atlanta Series now that I have access to them.
Makiko from Kita-ku, Tokyo, JP
2020-07-30 at 16:43 Pacific Time
I really enjoyed hearing about Dr. Kappas and his life.
Nessa from Encino, California, US
2020-08-18 at 00:56 Pacific Time
Wonderful lesson and I got to know much about the importance of the first session.
Alisha from Pokhara, NP
2020-07-28 at 20:53 Pacific Time
I just love the stories so much.
Melissa Amalya from US
2020-07-28 at 12:34 Pacific Time
Mr. George Kappas is a great story teller and keeps his audience's attention. I learned a lot about Dr. Kappas' road to success and a lot of the questions I had about first sessions were answered.
Ellen from Santa Clarita, California, US
2020-07-28 at 00:52 Pacific Time
Really enjoyed understanding more about what went into creating this model, and appreciated how engaging the story was.
Tessa from Denver, Colorado, US
2020-07-07 at 13:59 Pacific Time
Fascinating story, can’t wait to hear more.
Sofya from Van Nuys, California, US
2020-07-06 at 10:31 Pacific Time
Very informative and helpful video especially as a refresher. Thank you.
Pantea from Woodland Hills, California, US
2020-07-05 at 23:07 Pacific Time
This video was very interesting and I enjoyed learning about the history.
Bailey from Oak Park, California, US
2020-07-05 at 23:09 Pacific Time
The family history was so interesting. Dr. Kappas was a true entrepreneur - had to fail to become successful. Great video!
Taunie from Oak Park, California, US
2020-07-03 at 16:57 Pacific Time
I very much enjoyed learning more about Dr. Kappas' life, and his professional journey. He sounds to have been extremely interesting and likeable. It makes the Theory of Kappasinian Hypnosis that much more personable/approachable for me... and admirable. I also enjoyed the storytelling very much, and laughed out loud a few times which felt good! Thank you!
Ana from La Canada Flintridge, California, US
2020-06-29 at 14:27 Pacific Time
So great to learn the history and the life of Dr. John Kappas.
Elizaveta from Studio City, California, US
2020-06-28 at 15:48 Pacific Time
I really like the style of the lesson. Thanks.
Marina from Beverly Hills, California, US
Please note that this presentation represents one lesson of the 48 lessons that are included in HMI’s Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy’s Online Advanced Training Program. Purchasing this Pay Per View as an individual lesson provides a CEU Certificate for 2 hours only, it does not enroll you in HMI’s Advanced Hypnotherapy Training and does not lead to a Diploma in Hypnotherapy.