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Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series - Graduate Course

Presented By: John Kappas

John Kappas

Welcome to the Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series course. This expansive program is your ticket to spend 172 hours up close and personal with Dr. John Kappas. Many HMI graduates have expressed to us the knowledge and experience that they have gained from this vintage video course is perhaps their single greatest resource for private practice.

Spending time with Dr. Kappas in the Atlanta Series lessons is more like sitting with him in his living room than watching a prepared lesson. We encourage students to think of the Atlanta tapes as a secret window to the past that allows them to eavesdrop on private conversations between Dr. Kappas and his friends.

In this course you will hear Dr. Kappas share personal stories that are both funny and outrageous. This course also features Dr. Kappas conducting 34 live therapies with clients, providing what is perhaps the single greatest demonstration of Dr. Kappas’ style and personality that we will never again have the opportunity to experience.

For decades this course has been one of the core requirements for our in-person/one year Resident training program. Now we are excited to be able to offer this online streaming video course to you, our HMI Distance Education Graduates. This is a unique learning experience that can take your training to the next level as you experience firsthand and study directly under the Master and the man who started it all, Dr. John Kappas.

This HMI vintage presentation contains 86 2-hour lessons and features 32 live therapy sessions all conducted by Dr. John Kappas. This Graduate Course is done entirely via streaming video and allows you to move at your own pace. You have 24 months access to this course which serves not only as a course but an incredible reference library as well. The Course Guide contains detailed descriptions of the content with time references so that you can search the content and, through the magic of streaming video jump to the exact point on the exact lesson to review Dr. Kappas discussing that particular subject or conducting that specific live therapy.

Students complete one essay question for each 2 hour lesson. Completion of all 86 essays earns you a Certificate of Completion from the AHA for 172 hours of continuing education in this HMI Graduate Course.

Course History

The Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series course is a collection of "vintage videotapes" from HMI's video library vault. Between the years 1979 and 1984 by Dr. Ron Hodges, the Director of the Atlanta, Georgia, HMI, commissioned Dr. Kappas to visit the HMI Atlanta Institute once or twice a year to spend an intensive week with Ron and his professional students.

During these marathon sessions, Ron's group would quiz Dr. Kappas with all their questions, listen to his "therapy stories," and observe Dr. Kappas' 30 years of experience in action as he worked with the many "LIVE THERAPIES" presented to him by Dr. Ron Hodges. Some of the "LIVE THERAPIES," for instance, "the man with the frozen smile," or "the man whose TV talked to him," have proven to be so interesting and sometimes bizarre that they have now become "Atlanta Series legends."

One of the conditions for Dr. Kappas' visits George Kappas required Ron to use a brand new technology, "videotape", to record every minute of Dr. Kappas' presentations. At the time, George really did not know what would ever become of the videotapes, he just knew that something important was happening and that it should be captured.

Consequently, after every visit that Dr. Kappas would make to the Atlanta Institute, George would receive a box containing 30-40 hours of unmarked, uncatalogued videotapes. Because of this foresight we now have the opportunity to share in these unique learning sessions today.

George's collection of these interesting marathon sessions steadily grew from the years 1979 to 1984. During these years, the videotapes document not only Dr. Kappas' valuable lessons, but also chronicle Dr. Kappas' and Dr. Hodges' change in hairstyles, clothes, and habits, fluctuation in weight, and their respective transition from smokers to non-smokers. Ron is the ever-present figure sitting next to Dr. John Kappas throughout the program.

In 1991, George Kappas contracted with HMI student and independent travel film maker Rick Howard to take on the laborious task of editing the tapes and providing some guiding narration. It took Rick over one year of intensive work to get the project into shape. Once completed, both John and George realized that this collection of "Atlanta tapes" was perhaps the greatest record of Dr. Kappas and his work.

Remastering

In 2007, George set upon the task of digitally restoring the now aging master tapes. George also rehired Rick Howard to come back and re-edit the project one more time. This time, Rick created a much more comprehensive course guide. This new revised course guide provides, not only more detailed descriptions of the content, but also time references to each different topic or demonstration so students can jump right to the reference point in the video they wish.

The detailed index in the back of this guide allows the user to look up any particular subject and see all the lessons in the series that contain that topic. This enables the student to use the Atlanta Series as an ongoing reference after completion of the course quizzes.

For a detailed description of the vast resources contained in the Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series we invite you to explore the Lesson and Cross Indexes using the links below.

Lesson Index Cross Index

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Real Time Student Comments

Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-10-12 at 08:53 Pacific Time

I loved this so much and love hearing Dr. Kappas teach. Just takes us to square one of where it all started. Truly magical moments that were captured here.
R.A. from Grand Junction, Colorado, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-08-31 at 22:06 Pacific Time

Great session. The Dreams Journal is a great way for clients to understand and interpret their dreams.
L.D. from Glenview, Illinois, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-08-21 at 16:12 Pacific Time

This was a fascinating lecture and a good explanation of how the emotional and physical traits were determined by Dr. Kappas.
S.C. from Burbank, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-08-20 at 23:20 Pacific Time

I enjoyed watching Dr. Kappas do different types of inductions on each client type.
S.C. from Burbank, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-08-20 at 21:01 Pacific Time

I enjoyed hearing the origins of the basis of Kappasinian Hypnosis.
S.C. from Burbank, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-07-21 at 18:57 Pacific Time

Another very interesting case regarding hypoglycemia and why nutrition is so important in our work!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-07-16 at 06:06 Pacific Time

Review of dream therapy with Dr. Kappas.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-07-16 at 05:50 Pacific Time

Review of circle therapy and dreams.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-07-16 at 05:38 Pacific Time

Review of session 4 of the Atlanta Series.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-07-04 at 08:09 Pacific Time

Another very helpful course, I always gain something I can utilize right away in my practice from each Atlanta Series video!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-06-15 at 09:28 Pacific Time

A very interesting lecture and I feel the last couple have been leading up to this. I think understanding suggestibility more in depth and how to alter really will be the pivotal point in my practice and being able to help clients.
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-06-13 at 23:38 Pacific Time

Best series that AHA has to offer.
W.K. from Shoshoni, Wyoming, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-06-13 at 23:20 Pacific Time

I love hearing Dr. Kappas explain how HMI became the institution it is today.
K.K. from Shoshoni, Wyoming, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-05-21 at 05:44 Pacific Time

Reviewed the session regarding stress.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-06 at 12:54 Pacific Time

Very informative session by Dr Kappas.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-06 at 10:27 Pacific Time

Profound wisdom by Dr Kappas in Atlanta Series.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-06 at 10:22 Pacific Time

Nicely explained by Dr. Kappas about Hypnosis for Fear of Loss of Control with example of needles.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-06 at 10:16 Pacific Time

Very informative! Dr. Kappas gives good explanations of suggestibility and hypnosis.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-06 at 10:13 Pacific Time

Great information session by Dr. Kappas on Handwriting Analysis, its basic characteristics, determining suggestibility and sexuality from handwriting and therapeutic approaches involving circle therapy and working with defenses. Indications of sexual problems, physical problems, suicidal tendencies and lecture on rejection and how it affects Physicals and Emotional in relationships.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-05 at 19:12 Pacific Time

Dr Kappas explained profoundly the difference between left brain and right brain and how to take advantage of this knowledge during hypnotherapy.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-05 at 19:05 Pacific Time

Another informative presentation by Dr Kappas discussing the trauma experienced by Physicals when they are rejected in a relationship.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-05 at 19:01 Pacific Time

Profound wisdom by Dr Kappas!
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-05 at 18:58 Pacific Time

Very informative class about self hypnosis! Dr. Kappas explained that there are types of people that will not do well with hypnotherapy but for most people self-hypnosis can be one of the best and most powerful tools to deal with a person’s issues.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-04-05 at 18:54 Pacific Time

Very informative session by Dr. Kappas about gut health which can be link to psychological disorders including depression!
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-03-29 at 11:58 Pacific Time

I always enjoy case histories and feel I learn so much from each of them!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-03-24 at 08:10 Pacific Time

Love this! The information on dreams was amazing.
B.H. from Fancy Gap, Virginia, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-03-23 at 15:27 Pacific Time

A review of information on the Suggestibility Questionnaire.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-03-22 at 12:51 Pacific Time

Very cool lesson which helped me to better understand and recognize both suggestibility and sexuality. I feel I’m better equipped to identify what a client is vs relying on just the questionnaire.
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-03-01 at 02:17 Pacific Time

This was a helpful lesson as this seems to be a frequent request that I am receiving from new clients.
J.K. from San Diego, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-02-22 at 12:21 Pacific Time

Loved learning about all the defense mechanisms and how to recognize them and evaluate them according to a clients suggestibility!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-02-10 at 21:11 Pacific Time

Just what I need to know about, Bipolar and Manic Depression.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-02-08 at 05:50 Pacific Time

This was a review of lesson 81.
D.K. from Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, JP


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-02-03 at 12:45 Pacific Time

Very interesting class and looking forward to the next lesson!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-01-30 at 09:55 Pacific Time

There were a lot of takeaways within this session, including the introductory case of an inadequate personality and how this perspective manifests itself in Karen's ability to relate to reality, her desire to escape through chemicals and relationships - a powerful example of self-fulfilling prophecy, confirmation bias, and losing syndrome.
M.B. from Murphy, North Carolina, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-01-17 at 15:59 Pacific Time

A vast amount of information was provided. Thanks HMI!
M.B. from Murphy, North Carolina, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-01-11 at 13:27 Pacific Time

This class was super helpful in getting a better understanding on the variety of inductions as well as their purpose and when to use them!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-09-13 at 16:19 Pacific Time

Last night I dreamt I was at the LAX, and then there was a big sign that said "LAZ - For those here seeking validation, you've already expired." And I was like wow, I'm at the LAX, and the sign was LAZ, like me Lazarus. And then I woke up.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-08-09 at 09:36 Pacific Time

This lesson has enabled me to enter a state of being in the middle of my emotions and logic!
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-07-11 at 20:35 Pacific Time

This is a great lesson by Dr. Kappas to learn in details corrective therapy, progressive relaxation, and deepening techniques, hand clasp induction, and secondary inductions. He explained comparison between psychotherapeutic approaches vs. hypnotherapeutic approaches and learning induction patterns, incomplete arm raising inductions, dealing with subjects who "feel" they are or were not hypnotized, and weight loss therapy.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-07-08 at 01:24 Pacific Time

It was a very interesting presentation where Dr. Kappas explained the auto-dual method which he created to deal with the analytical or intellectual clients who over-analyzed the induction. This method when used properly should get the most reluctant subject into a hypnotic trance. I love watching the Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series, they are gems of wisdom.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-07-07 at 03:54 Pacific Time

The knowledge shared here in this vintage video is priceless by Dr. Kappas. I found this video very informative and I'm looking forward to next the Atlanta Series GEM of the wisdom. I am so grateful to have access to these teachings by the "father of modern hypnosis,” Dr. John Kappas.
V.D. from Rocklin, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-07-03 at 13:22 Pacific Time

This lesson gave me a sense of well being, serenity, and contentment.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 17:23 Pacific Time

I found this video extremely interesting and informative. Dr. Kappas was an absolutely brilliant man.
R.R. from Chickasha, Oklahoma, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 15:26 Pacific Time

Oh wow, I loved watching Dr. Kappas work with the lady who has bulimia.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 14:17 Pacific Time

Another great video from Dr. Kappas.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 14:13 Pacific Time

It is fascinating to watch Dr. Kappas and learn how he knows everything.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 13:27 Pacific Time

Another amazing video. I learn something new each time I watch them.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 13:15 Pacific Time

I so enjoy Dr. Kappas interviewing clients. I learned so much just from watching all of his tapes over and over again.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 12:49 Pacific Time

Now what am I going to do that I have finished all of the Atlanta Series with Dr. Kappas?
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 12:28 Pacific Time

Another great Dr. Kappas video. Lots of great case histories in this video, especially to understand weight gain.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US