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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2021-03-05 at 06:24 Pacific Time
Listening to the story of Dr. Kappas' life and career was very inspiring.
K.T. from Leavenworth, Kansas, US
2021-02-23 at 19:07 Pacific Time
Great class! I really loved knowing how it all began and love to see how far hypnotherapy has come.
C.D. from Norwalk, Connecticut, US
2021-02-22 at 17:41 Pacific Time
Seeing this video absolutely inspired me on this path. Dr. Kappas was truly an amazing man and I feel honored to be learning here.
J.P. from Mount Ida, Arkansas, US
2021-02-22 at 17:12 Pacific Time
It was fascinating learning about Dr. Kappas' journey to becoming a hypnotherapist.
C.B. from Temecula, California, US
2021-02-18 at 09:22 Pacific Time
Very informative and interesting. I loved to hear this story and I think I even have to watch it again to retain it even better.
L.C. from Parkland, Florida, US
2021-02-11 at 12:34 Pacific Time
The story was enjoyable and insightful.
A.L. from Craig, Colorado, US
2021-02-10 at 18:47 Pacific Time
This was a really interesting course! I loved getting to know the origins of Kappasinian Hypnosis and the story was well told!
R.B. from Roseville, California, US
2021-02-10 at 08:24 Pacific Time
Watching this helps to reinforce principles from 101.
M.J. from Gardena, California, US
2021-02-08 at 21:40 Pacific Time
This is such a great class! It’s one of my favorites. George is such a great story teller, and tells the story of his family so well. This class helps me to understand where Dr. Kappas came up with his theories and the way he taught. Knowing his background helps to have an understanding that his path was not an easy one, yet it yielded great results for himself and his clients.
L.B. from Oak Park, California, US
2021-02-06 at 21:00 Pacific Time
Very interesting back story on Dr. Kappas' life. He was a very passionate caring man and enjoyed helping people. He was quite entertaining as well and never gave up on his dream and passion for life. He definitely left a wonderful legacy.
C.L. from Carlsbad, California, US
2021-02-05 at 17:12 Pacific Time
This was an incredible video, I love hearing the Kappas family history and it really was impactful.
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California, US
2021-01-28 at 17:05 Pacific Time
This lesson was very interesting, emotionally engaging, and motivating.
Z.F. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
2021-01-24 at 09:49 Pacific Time
This session gave me greater insight into the founder and the methods used.
A.S. from Milwaukie, Oregon, US
2021-01-11 at 14:09 Pacific Time
Learning about the program's history makes taking the courses more exciting. I can relate to much of the family story and struggles. I work with my parents in their business and listening to the stories reminded me of all we have accomplished also and how proud I am of our family's journey.
M.E. from Corona, California, US
2021-01-02 at 23:07 Pacific Time
Learning about the struggles Dr. Kappas went through makes me realize I CAN do this regardless of the obstacles that have been thrown my way! Amazing story, thank you for sharing it with us.
C.A. from Taylorsville, Utah, US
2020-12-29 at 12:57 Pacific Time
This was amazing! I laughed, I cried, and everything in between. I feel closer to the school now and everybody there. I wish I could have had the honor of meeting Dr. Kappas. Thank you for allowing us an inside look. I feel honored to be going to HMI and very grateful to all of the hard work everyone has put into this school. Much respect, love and gratitude! Namaste.
K.B. from Kent, Washington, US
2020-12-28 at 19:36 Pacific Time
It was such a great story and I was fully enveloped by it.
C.D. from Pembroke Pines, Florida, US
2020-12-28 at 17:03 Pacific Time
Wonderfully presented history of Dr. Kappas and the roots of HMI.
G.B. from Sagle, Idaho, US
2020-12-24 at 09:51 Pacific Time
Awesome! Dr. Kappas has a great thought out approach that I am honored to learn.
M.W. from Durham, North Carolina, US
2020-12-22 at 20:27 Pacific Time
This lesson was very helpful to me. I wish this video had been included in the first week's lecture requirements right after the very first video as I feel it explains the suggestibility and hypnotherapy process better than the other videos!
R.S. from Boulder, Colorado, US
2020-12-21 at 21:56 Pacific Time
It helped to hear how many times people discouraged him and even that he became discouraged but kept going. I am inspired by his success.
S.M. from Show Low, Arizona, US
2020-12-21 at 12:19 Pacific Time
Learning about the history of the field as well as Dr. Kappas' journey makes me more confident that I can find my own alternative way, too.
A.B. from Winooski, Vermont, US
2020-12-18 at 21:13 Pacific Time
This lesson on Kappasinian Hypnosis was very important lesson for me. It was the first time I came to understand what Dr. Kappas went through to establish HMI. Also, I was very inspired with Mr. George Kappas' testimony about his father's life history and work. George did a great job in establishing the online elective course in the Atlanta Series which enable HMI students to study the skills of hypnosis directly from Dr. Kappas.
I.A. from Saugerties, New York, US
2020-12-17 at 08:00 Pacific Time
This was fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed the history and life lessons presented here by an great storyteller. Thanks George.
J.P. from Hollywood, Florida, US
2020-12-05 at 22:59 Pacific Time
Fascinating information on Dr. Kappas' life. I really enjoyed the very human aspect of life being brought into George's story about his father, but also the fact that there is a backbone of metaphysical ideas and ways of thinking. Great video.
C.M. from San Diego, California, US
2020-12-03 at 22:44 Pacific Time
Learning the story of Dr. Kappas was truly a gift motivating me to continue on this journey.
T.W. from Chesterton, Indiana, US
2020-12-02 at 23:06 Pacific Time
I truly love the process of how John Kappas teaches hypnosis. He breaks it down in ways that is overall effective.
V.H. from Hemet, California, US
2020-11-29 at 09:53 Pacific Time
Dr. John Kappas' story of becoming the founder of HMI was inspiring to always follow what you believe and makes you happy. Great class on the development of Kappasinian Hypnosis.
A.P. from Russellville, Alabama, US
2020-11-25 at 13:18 Pacific Time
Very interesting overview to how the Kappasinian Hypnosis came to be.
J.K. from Sherman, Texas, US
2020-11-25 at 01:02 Pacific Time
It was interesting to learn about the history of the school and how it came to be as well as the adversity Dr. John Kappas experienced along the way that brought him to his ultimate goal - HMI.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US
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.
M.S. from Cleveland, 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.
C.H. 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.
B.P. from Manhattan Beach, California, US
2020-11-19 at 13:58 Pacific Time
This filled in some gaps I was missing from 101, thank you.
C.B. 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.
J.M. 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.
C.N. 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!
T.T. 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!
M.S. from Encino, 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.
A.S. 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.
T.M. 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.
K.R. 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!
N.A. from Los Angeles, California, US
2020-11-08 at 10:37 Pacific Time
Fascinating. George is a great story teller and I enjoyed both the family historical points as well as the reasoning behind why we do some of the things that we do in the initial induction. I think I learned some really important details on NOT being perfect with a script, and instead focusing on building up the client expectation and message units for better depth. This was well worth the time!
J.K. from San Diego, California, US
2020-11-04 at 20:47 Pacific Time
I can't believe I waited so long to watch this! Fabulous story telling by George and an endearing history, I think, of Dr. Kappas.
M.D. from Thousand Oaks, 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.
W.B. 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!
J.G. from Honolulu, Hawaii, US
2020-10-22 at 14:01 Pacific Time
Enjoyed the way George presents this information and the compassion he shows for Dr. Kappas.
E.P. from Social Circle, Georgia, US
2020-10-21 at 02:14 Pacific Time
I believe this should be required. Not an Elective.
A.V. 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.
J.C. 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.
C.D. from Justin, Texas, 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.