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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
2020-11-18 at 17:25 Pacific Time

The insight provided with regard to how to work effectively with fears and phobias is fantastic.
Todd 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.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


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

The insight into agoraphobia is very interesting.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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!
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Jonathan 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd 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.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-26 at 18:29 Pacific Time

Great insight on how to help somebody who suffers from insomnia (and I love the story about the stage show).
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-25 at 18:43 Pacific Time

Wanted more about fear of the dark.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-24 at 16:22 Pacific Time

The case studies discussed by Dr. Kappas as part of this series provide invaluable insight.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-23 at 15:42 Pacific Time

A great lesson on how to implement the things we've been learning at HMI into therapy with our clients.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-23 at 11:10 Pacific Time

Obviously, this lesson was as entertaining as it was informative.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-21 at 11:47 Pacific Time

Great techniques and demonstration.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-18 at 16:49 Pacific Time

Very informative. I love, love, love Dr. Kappas' work.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-16 at 13:19 Pacific Time

Very informative about anorexia and autism.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-15 at 18:55 Pacific Time

I would love to see the memory procedure they gave the class.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-14 at 18:26 Pacific Time

This is interesting because my instinct would be to address the affair, whereas Dr. Kappas recommends not doing so.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-14 at 15:42 Pacific Time

One of my favorites so far. I would love to have more on this. Looking at diving into Professor Kappas' Sports Hypnosis book. This series has been incredible so far.
Joshua from Kansas City, Missouri, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-14 at 09:51 Pacific Time

Today I imprint, visualize, and imagine success deep into my subconsciousness mind forever maintaining the objectives of health and contentment.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-14 at 10:23 Pacific Time

I thought it was wonderful. I love watching the master work!
Joshua from Kansas City, Missouri, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-08 at 17:44 Pacific Time

New way of looking at brain suggestibility.
Cia from Crestline, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-07 at 14:57 Pacific Time

Fascinating facts, thank you.
Kinga from West Jordan, Utah, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-09-02 at 10:46 Pacific Time

I totally relax my whole body and breathe deep today releasing all rejections from the past.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-30 at 11:17 Pacific Time

Today I take the limited mind script of my mother expectations, and create a new mind script of happiness and success.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-26 at 12:58 Pacific Time

It's nice to know how quickly and easily it can be to help somebody with teeth grinding!
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-12 at 16:18 Pacific Time

Today I clear space in the attic of my soul to create a beautiful new life script.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-08 at 11:51 Pacific Time

The part about Astral Projection was very interesting.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-07 at 17:45 Pacific Time

I appreciate the insight of knowing when to modify a behavior and when not to based on the examples provided.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-08-05 at 20:26 Pacific Time

Wonderful as always. Dr. Kappas and HMI are a vast storehouse of important and highly useful information.
Simone from Santa Monica, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-07-31 at 16:16 Pacific Time

I found the insight provided by the attorney very informative and interesting.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-07-13 at 19:07 Pacific Time

The review on the E&P Questionnaire was helpful and insightful.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-07-06 at 16:43 Pacific Time

It is very interesting to listen to the history on the development of hypnosis schooling. As a distance student, I am very fortunate that I can be home, wearing pajamas, and study all the courses. Thank you!
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-29 at 15:24 Pacific Time

Dr. Kappas provided so many useful techniques in this class. From analyzing a statement, to hand clasp induction, to weight loss. All are very valuable experiences.
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-28 at 17:51 Pacific Time

Awesome course. Rejection in the 40s, always a good topic.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-28 at 15:38 Pacific Time

This class is interesting, covering how to do intercourse. At the end of the video, the tactic used to analyze what people really think about their desires is great!
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-26 at 18:57 Pacific Time

That was very good advice on when not to teach somebody self-hypnosis. Good to know.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-25 at 18:10 Pacific Time

Love it! Reminds me of Barbara Marciniak and the Pleiades.
Jonathan from Mendon, Vermont, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-22 at 17:16 Pacific Time

Client is a good example of how emotional problems manifest on the physical body; mind-body is one.
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-19 at 13:39 Pacific Time

Yes, Dr. Kappas provided so many useful tips to deal with various types of issues. Great!
Josey from Ukiah, California, US


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-18 at 18:51 Pacific Time

It's interesting to see the approach that Dr. Kappas took with the weight loss client because it actually had very little to do with weight loss and more with self-image.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX


Dr. Kappas Atlanta Series
2020-06-17 at 19:15 Pacific Time

The more of these sessions that I watch on emotional and physical sexuality and the issues that go with them, the more confident I feel in helping people resolve them. Thank you.
Todd from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MX