Presented By: John Melton
The First Consultation is your most important session. In this insightful lesson HMI Instructor John Melton, C.Ht., shares his 20+ years of private practice experience to explain how the first session is used to lay the foundation of the therapeutic journey. Breaking down key elements in Dr. Kappas’ approach, Mr. Melton defines what he calls the “Pillars” of therapy that will determine his hypnotic strategy.
Presented By: Cheryl O'Neil
HMI Instructor Cheryl O’Neil, C.Ht., shares her 20+ years of private practice experience to guide students through the process of clinical note taking skills, evaluation of clients’ appropriateness for hypnotherapy and the practice of directive and nondirective counseling and interviewing techniques. Cheryl also helps students compare and contrast a variety of counseling styles and how to incorporate them into their practice.
Presented By: George Kappas
Substance abuse is a pervasive issue in society today. It would be almost impossible to be in private practice for any length of time without encountering clients who may or may not realize they have this issue. Using humor and personal experiences, HMI Director George Kappas, M.A., M.F.T., provides a frank presentation of what the role of the Hypnotherapist should be in the treatment of substance abuse.
Presented By: Lisa Machenberg
Hypnosis is a clinically proven adjunctive tool for the treatment of a wide variety of medical issues. HMI Instructor Lisa Machenberg, C.Ht., demonstrates how to work in conjunction with medical professionals and how hypnotic pain control techniques can assist with childbirth and pre- and post-surgery applications. Lisa’s 20+ years of experience make her the perfect guide for your introduction to this important field of study.
Presented By: Lois Lorback
Therapeutic Journaling is a powerful transformation tool utilized in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. Hypnotherapy should be no exception. HMI Associate Instructor Lois Lorback, C.Ht., provides both the guidance and motivation for you to incorporate this powerful adjunct into your hypnotherapy practice. This lesson also provides the opportunity to experience this wonderful process for your personal self-discovery.
Presented By: John Kappas
This clinical case features Dr. John Kappas working with Ruth, a 42 year old female who was diagnosed with colon cancer, underwent treatment and now wants to build up her business, eat a healthier diet, reduce stress and become more organized.