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Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series - Graduate Course

Presented By: 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
2024-04-03 at 16:30 Pacific Time

Great class, thank you! I love the Atlanta Series.
K.F. from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-17 at 21:46 Pacific Time

Interesting to learn about the Georgia divorce law in the 80s. While it may not pertain to me, it brought the E&P strategies in and I found that to be helpful.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-14 at 15:09 Pacific Time

I really love how they went over the Suggestibility Questionnaire and broke it down. A lot of clarification in this lesson!
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-13 at 19:20 Pacific Time

A great refresher to hear about the TOM and how self and hetero-hypnosis works.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-13 at 16:59 Pacific Time

The last client in the lesson came in with a very interesting issue. I only wish we could hear about how the therapies worked later on because they are so interesting.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-09 at 16:57 Pacific Time

Another good example of the E&P with sexual relationships.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-09 at 14:16 Pacific Time

I really appreciate the information regarding E&P in the relationships.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-05 at 21:13 Pacific Time

Interesting topic. I'd like to hear more about anticipatory anxiety since I think it is so common.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-03 at 21:40 Pacific Time

The arm raising by the hypersuggestible client was very interesting to watch.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-03 at 10:27 Pacific Time

Such an interesting case! Real bummer the rest of the recording on this was lost.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-07-01 at 12:36 Pacific Time

Interesting client and case. I appreciated the entire lesson was devoted to this client.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-30 at 18:10 Pacific Time

Interesting case studies showing interesting subjects and a very resistant client.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-30 at 14:48 Pacific Time

Interesting case subject. Also thought the explanation of endorphins was particularly fascinating.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-29 at 19:31 Pacific Time

Interesting approach to dealing with a fear of failure!
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-29 at 12:05 Pacific Time

I appreciate how he explained the systems therapy to the client.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-28 at 21:21 Pacific Time

I love these series! Thank you!
K.B. from Van Nuys, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-27 at 12:35 Pacific Time

The most interesting lesson yet! Very fascinating to watch Dr. Kappas work with this individual.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-06 at 17:39 Pacific Time

Such a great demonstration and explanation.
E.P. from Vinton, Virginia, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-06 at 15:47 Pacific Time

Such an amazing explanation of dreams.
E.P. from Vinton, Virginia, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-06-06 at 13:01 Pacific Time

Love the handwriting analysis demonstrations and explanations to show sexuality and suggestibility.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-05-28 at 15:03 Pacific Time

I am grateful he explained many Defense Mechanisms. This will definitely be helpful once I start seeing clients.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-05-20 at 15:14 Pacific Time

There is always so much information packed in each lesson. Very interesting.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-05-18 at 13:35 Pacific Time

Some of the best material in all of HMI!
E.K. from Idaho Falls, Idaho, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-04-23 at 21:43 Pacific Time

A lot of good information in this lesson. I look forward to the next one to see how they resume therapy with the client.
L.M. from Centralia, Washington, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-04-09 at 05:09 Pacific Time

Very informative session. I hope some day to be able to mimic these questioning techniques!
L.S. from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-04-09 at 03:06 Pacific Time

Thank you for this informative information.
L.S. from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2023-01-28 at 22:47 Pacific Time

Excellent descriptive induction experience.
L.A. from Clovis, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-11-22 at 16:16 Pacific Time

Great information for us to use with our services.
B.G. from Mission, Texas, US


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

I loved this lesson and always love hearing Dr. Kappas talk.
R.A. from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-10-21 at 20:18 Pacific Time

Thank you for the lesson.
K.F. from Yukon, Oklahoma, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-10-15 at 13:01 Pacific Time

I thought this was a very useful class and a powerful one at that. Watching Dr. Kappas go straight to the source is very inspiring.
R.A. from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2022-10-12 at 11:09 Pacific Time

I loved this video and it's always amazing beyond words to hear Dr. Kappas teach.
R.A. from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


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 Colorado Springs, 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 Webster, Texas, US


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

Review of circle therapy and dreams.
D.K. from Webster, Texas, US


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

Review of session 4 of the Atlanta Series.
D.K. from Webster, Texas, US


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 Webster, Texas, US


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