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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
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


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 12:15 Pacific Time

What another great video. Learning a lot more about how hyperglycemia affects our clients and learning that hypnosis has a relationship to evangelical preaching was pretty interesting.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 11:37 Pacific Time

I learn so much just from watching these vintage tapes of Dr. Kappas... I am truly addicted. Maybe I need hypnotherapy for this addiction.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-06-10 at 11:28 Pacific Time

Wow, this was so amazing on how relationships work. Great information on how a client communicates a misunderstanding and how to move past the cycles. Dr. Kappas is brilliant!
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-05-05 at 18:12 Pacific Time

Today I dot my i's, and cross my t's, emerging into the beautiful new reality of me.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-04-08 at 15:17 Pacific Time

Today I take all my multiple personalities, and create one beautiful "Me" forever.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-02-10 at 05:51 Pacific Time

Life is Good!
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2021-01-28 at 14:17 Pacific Time

Going through these lessons is great reinforcement!
J.S. from Humble, Texas, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-31 at 18:40 Pacific Time

Today I align my sublime and conscious mind, and become a better actor by asking myself, "What would George do?"
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-13 at 14:51 Pacific Time

The insight into mixed dominance and how to treat stuttering is fascinating.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-09 at 13:12 Pacific Time

Loved this one. So much great information.
C.E. from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-08 at 13:52 Pacific Time

Loved the image of clock and the use of the cause being waking too slowly as cause for fear of death and loss of control.
C.E. from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-04 at 18:39 Pacific Time

It is fascinating to see how Dr. Kappas conducts therapy for obsessive-compulsive behaviors and fears/phobias.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-02 at 19:02 Pacific Time

It is great to know which clients could be influenced in early stages of developing.
J.S. from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-12-02 at 16:18 Pacific Time

It's very helpful to watch how Dr. Kappas approaches therapy with all sorts of fears and phobias.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-25 at 10:00 Pacific Time

Today the Sandman brings me a dream of true love where myth and reality cross, hate creates infinity, and there's a crisp new sound inside the me inside us all. 
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-24 at 17:26 Pacific Time

It's interesting to see the approach that Dr. Kappas takes in couples therapy and how to apply hypnosis to those conditions.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-18 at 17:25 Pacific Time

The insight provided with regard to how to work effectively with fears and phobias is fantastic.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-09 at 08:06 Pacific Time

Today I take the 10,680 slippery golden chips of my life, dry, and melt them down into gold to buy my dream yacht of liberty.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-07 at 19:11 Pacific Time

It is great to listen to the answers from clients who have so many issues.
J.S. from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-07 at 13:57 Pacific Time

Today I eject the old tape of my life, and fall into the Bosom of Abraham.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-06 at 20:26 Pacific Time

I love this lesson, in which Dr. Kappas talked about age regressions and past life regression; watching client's eye movements. Also the pendulant answering technique. Great!
J.S. from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-11-03 at 17:46 Pacific Time

Great insight into how to work with some of the more difficult cases that we might encounter in practice.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-21 at 16:51 Pacific Time

The insight into agoraphobia is very interesting.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-19 at 16:41 Pacific Time

The insight on passive-aggressive personalities is apt to be very helpful.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-14 at 18:34 Pacific Time

A very effective approach to therapy in what seemed like a difficult case at first.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-13 at 19:24 Pacific Time

Great insight on how to conduct a session for improving sports performance!
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-12 at 15:04 Pacific Time

The insight provided by seeing Dr. Kappas work with a variety of issues is invaluable.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-11 at 01:48 Pacific Time

Today I give myself closure, free myself of guilt, and create new goals. I also wanted to thank myself for all the success so far. I am making all my own dreams come true.
J.L. from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-06 at 20:40 Pacific Time

The insight on how dreams can create fears and how to help clients resolve those feelings is fantastic.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-06 at 16:53 Pacific Time

The insight provided by watching Dr. Kappas work is invaluable.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-02 at 13:34 Pacific Time

The unexpected insight into possible reasons for weight gain in relation to body syndromes was very interesting.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-10-01 at 17:45 Pacific Time

It was very interesting to watch the technique employed by Dr. Kappas with this passive-aggressive individual.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-30 at 16:33 Pacific Time

It's helpful to see the approach that Dr. Kappas takes with all the different situations.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-29 at 17:47 Pacific Time

Great insights provided during these two sessions for a therapist to build upon.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-29 at 12:26 Pacific Time

Fascinating insight by both Dr. Keppner and Dr. Kappas in this session on anorexia and bulimia.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-28 at 18:10 Pacific Time

Being able to watch Dr. Kappas work with different types of clients and their problems is extremely helpful.
T.G. from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX