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HMI Advanced Training Courses – Modular Curriculum

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HMI's Distance Learning Program is comprised of 54 individual 2-hour streaming videos. These lessons are organized into nine (09) Volumes, each containing six (06) lessons. Students must successfully pass a quiz for each streaming lesson before they can move on to the next lesson.

There are two comprehensive exams. The first exam is at the end of Volume 1 covering all 6 lessons in Volume 1. The second exam is at the end of Volume 9 covering all 48 lessons in Volumes 2 thru 9.

Each Volume comes complete with an HMI Student Workbook, containing the notes and supplemental written materials for that volume. All Workbooks are provided as downloadable PDF files.

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HMI Advanced Training Courses – Volumes 1 through 9

After successful completion of HMI's Hypnosis 101 Course "Foundations in Hypnotherapy" (Volume 1), students are now prepared and eligible to enroll online in HMI's Nationally Accredited Advanced Hypnotherapy Training program.

This advanced instruction is organized into 96 hours of streaming video (Volumes 2-9), plus PDF workbooks, quizzes, tutorial appointments and final exam.

All 9 volumes equal a grand total of 300 accredited clock hours of instruction and leads to HMI's Accredited Diploma in Hypnotherapy.

Each of the 8 volumes in HMI's Advanced Hypnotherapy Training Course contain six (6) 2-hour streaming video presentations, each featuring a different HMI Instructor.

Explore the comprehensive and exciting material listed below to fully appreciate this Nationally Accredited curriculum.

Feel free to call us at 1-818-602-9677 or schedule a time for phone consultation.

George Kappas, HMI Director

George J. Kappas
HMI Director, MA, LMFT

Celebrating more than 50 years of excellence, we are happy to chat with you on the phone to answer any questions you might have and help you discover how HMI can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

HMI Student Comments

Therapeutic Imagery 1
2021-06-13 at 11:26 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting beginner class!
M.B. from Wrightwood, California, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-06-13 at 7:59 PM Pacific Time

I found this lesson very interesting. It offers a nice overview over the Ericksonian hypnosis and you really understand what it means to apply this hypnosis model in the work with your clients.
N.K. from Villa Fontana, Managua, NI


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 7
2021-06-13 at 3:52 PM Pacific Time

Fascinating and intoxicating. Another lecture that reaffirms my decision to enroll in HMI. Phenomenal.
V.L. from Flushing, New York, US


Business Practices
2021-06-13 at 3:23 PM Pacific Time

Very detailed information on your business plan and how to use it.
T.S. from Portland, Oregon, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 7
2021-06-13 at 3:06 PM Pacific Time

I love these classes with Kappas! He's direct and very confident.
C.G. from Santa Fe, New Mexico, US


Law and Ethics
2021-06-13 at 3:03 PM Pacific Time

Excellent material thoughtfully presented.
T.E. from Santa Monica, California, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2021-06-13 at 2:21 PM Pacific Time

Really really really great contend! Great class!
G.H. from San Jose, California, US


Substance Abuse
2021-06-13 at 1:56 PM Pacific Time

Incredible life experience that Mr. Kappas shared with us in this class. It made understand a lot more what addicts go through while using drugs or alcohol and after when they decide to take the route to recovery. I got also a better understanding about what AA has provided to the community and our role, as therapist, how to help our clients.
F.H. from San Jose, California, US


Advertising and Promotion 5
2021-06-13 at 1:34 PM Pacific Time

Very useful lesson, will implement very soon.
S.C. from London, GB


Low Blood Sugar
2021-06-13 at 1:11 PM Pacific Time

I found this really interesting as it confirmed much of my own collected knowledge. I have been using this type of diet for some years and it really works. This is something that I would like to focus on in my practise.
S.R. from London, GB


Advertising and Promotion
2021-06-13 at 11:10 AM Pacific Time

This really opened my mind to a lot of ideas about marketing and gave me the confidence to pursue them!
J.L. from Casselberry, Florida, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2021-06-13 at 10:28 AM Pacific Time

WOW lot's of information. This is one I will watch again.
J.D. from Cheyenne, Wyoming, US


Advertising and Promotion
2021-06-13 at 9:52 AM Pacific Time

Great info to get yourself started . i was wondering as to where will i receive scripts on weight loss ,smoking cessation , etc Do you offer these , or do i create my own.
M.D. from Tryon, North Carolina, US


Therapeutic Imagery 1
2021-06-13 at 9:44 AM Pacific Time

There was good information in this class, but I wish the class would have let Cheryl speak more! They were asking so many questions (some helpful some not so much), interrupting and distracting the class process.
D.N. from Digby, Nova Scotia, CA


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 8
2021-06-13 at 9:42 AM Pacific Time

Interesting. Enjoyed seeing Dr. Kappas' new bag of hypnotic tricks.
P.S. from Rockville, Maryland, US


Advertising and Promotion 4
2021-06-13 at 8:41 AM Pacific Time

I wonder if the demographics for social media has changed.
J.D. from San Bernardino, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 2
2021-06-13 at 7:38 AM Pacific Time

Dr. Kappa's recorded series are great. Much information can be learned from watching the master at work !
S.M. from Port Orange, Florida, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-06-13 at 6:24 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the session. I found it interesting to see some of the techniques in practice and to learn how hyperglycaemia can influence state.
S.R. from London, GB


Emotional Freedom Technique
2021-06-13 at 5:02 AM Pacific Time

What a powerful tool! We all know there is a strong link between events, emotions & how our bodies feel. EFT is a wonderful technique to help release emotions or pain trapped within the body. Susie Kappas is a charming instructor, thank you.
L.M. from Commack, New York, US


Family Systems
2021-06-13 at 4:48 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and informative class. These learnings can be applied to almost anyone to a certain degree. I want more!
N.P. from Huntersville, North Carolina, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B
2021-06-13 at 4:34 AM Pacific Time

Great, good teacher,
P.R. from Beijing, CN


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A
2021-06-13 at 12:42 AM Pacific Time

I really like John classes and explanation.
P.R. from Beijing, CN


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 2
2021-06-12 at 10:54 PM Pacific Time

No feedback.................
S.C. from Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 2
2021-06-12 at 10:24 PM Pacific Time

Thank you. Have a blessed weekend,
C.D. from Kapaa, Hawaii, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 2
2021-06-12 at 9:50 PM Pacific Time

It is always a pleasure to watch Dr. Kappas at work. I am learning more and more each time I observe him. I can't wait to learn more about handwriting analysis as well.
S.R. from Salem, Massachusetts, US


Advertising and Promotion 5
2021-06-12 at 7:27 PM Pacific Time

Another great lesson! Having HMI behind us after graduation is a great feeling.
T.S. from Portland, Oregon, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2021-06-12 at 5:19 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the situational ethical questions-helps to bring the information to life, like math word problems. This segment had much more instructor/ student interaction, and unfortunately the mic seemed to be stationary. I missed a fair amount of what the students had to say, and often in the lectures the instructors aren't repeating the question or response. Sometimes it's easy to infer, but other times it isn't. I would rather not have to guess, as I find it all important information,
L.H. from Attica, New York, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 2
2021-06-12 at 2:57 PM Pacific Time

I'm not sure I followed what was being discussed. I will need to rewatch the lesson.
E.C. from Stoutsville, Missouri, US


Crisis Intervention
2021-06-12 at 1:54 PM Pacific Time

Excellent class presenting potent methods for crisis intervention.
D.V. from Crestone, Colorado, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-06-12 at 12:18 PM Pacific Time

Again, I wish I had learned certain terms before the application, for example "low ego sensations". I don't believe I have learned that in the course yet. But I did see it was mentioned in the workbook that some more details are learned later on in the course and it is suggested to re-visit this video after that.
M.A. from Merelbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, BE


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2021-06-12 at 11:06 AM Pacific Time

Excellent material thoughtfully presented.
T.E. from Santa Monica, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 4
2021-06-12 at 8:47 AM Pacific Time

As always the clinicals are my favorite class! You get to see the complete hypnosis procedure from start to finish. It's interesting to hear different client issues and how we can address them.
M.M. from League City, Texas, US


Advertising and Promotion 3
2021-06-12 at 6:18 AM Pacific Time

Elaine's voice is so soothing it lulls me into hypnosis.
J.D. from San Bernardino, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-06-12 at 6:15 AM Pacific Time

This was the best clinical case so far. I learned more about what to do and not do in a session.
P.S. from Rockville, Maryland, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2021-06-12 at 5:05 AM Pacific Time

A little confusing at the end when reviewing questions however overall lecture was informative.
V.L. from Flushing, New York, US


Therapeutic Journaling
2021-06-12 at 4:58 AM Pacific Time

great, very nice presentation.
P.R. from Beijing, CN


Handwriting Analysis
2021-06-12 at 3:18 AM Pacific Time

I love that Elaine's passion for the subject really shines through the class. It is both an exciting & fascinating tool. Thank you.
L.M. from Commack, New York, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A
2021-06-11 at 10:06 PM Pacific Time

It was good to go back and review Erikson's stages of development and learn how hypnosis is used to work through unfinished business.
J.A. from Clinton, Connecticut, US


First Consultation
2021-06-11 at 9:40 PM Pacific Time

great class important to learn all tools but this is a great step to mastery.
G.H. from San Jose, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2021-06-11 at 8:58 PM Pacific Time

Once again, tons of information! Really great, fast-paced (loved Joe!) and looking forward to more of NLP.
A.A. from Riverside, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2021-06-11 at 8:58 PM Pacific Time

Great course and I enjoyed it very much.
W.A. from Riverside, California, US


Advertising and Promotion 4
2021-06-11 at 7:56 PM Pacific Time

Quite outdated with the social media part. Loved the explanation of the memory hook and elevator pitch.
A.B. from Sidney, British Columbia, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2021-06-11 at 4:16 PM Pacific Time

Another interesting and helpful class rich in many details.
R.H. from North Hollywood, California, US


Child Hypnosis
2021-06-11 at 3:43 PM Pacific Time

Excellent lesson. It was a good introduction to Child Hypnosis. The instructor was able to give many insightful tips on building rapport with child and teenage patients.
L.M. from Carmel, Indiana, US


Business Practices
2021-06-11 at 3:38 PM Pacific Time

Thank you very much, this was a very detailed and easy to follow lesson.
H.M. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-06-11 at 3:16 PM Pacific Time

I learned a lot watching this session.
M.T. from San Diego, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2021-06-11 at 3:13 PM Pacific Time

WOW mind blowing! Changed the perception of who am I.Now sitting here and thinking about my IR.Took it like a personal lesson. Had difficulties here and there with the terminology. Haha Grateful I`m here learning even more about myself.
P.I. from Prospect Heights, Illinois, US


Mental Bank Seminar
2021-06-11 at 2:25 PM Pacific Time

interesting concept. i'm curious to see how I can adapt this in my life.... and help future clients.
V.T. from Riverside, California, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-06-11 at 1:05 PM Pacific Time

Hugely interesting and engaging. Again - loved the examples and stories.
K.T. from Dubai, AE


Hypnotic Regression/Past Life
2021-06-11 at 1:04 PM Pacific Time

Really interesting and I like that HMI is respectful and strongly advises against age regression for the reasons listed. It makes sense.
M.A. from Merelbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, BE


Advertising and Promotion 2
2021-06-11 at 12:24 PM Pacific Time

Class was good in the basics.
D.C. from Studio City, California, US


Advertising and Promotion 3
2021-06-11 at 10:50 AM Pacific Time

Another very helpful A & P class. I'm grateful for Elaine's gentleness as she encourages students to accomplish the many steps for setting up a practice from scratch.
S.S. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


First Consultation
2021-06-11 at 10:36 AM Pacific Time

great class and example of how to go through a full first session.
T.L. from San Antonio, Texas, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2021-06-11 at 8:54 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting clasS, I love watching him teach.
N.S. from Modesto, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 2
2021-06-11 at 4:44 AM Pacific Time

I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and Joe's method of teaching. I am also extremely interested and fascinated how NLP is ties into the Law of Attraction and I will look into taking Joe's Law of Attraction course as well!
C.S. from Miami, Florida, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2021-06-11 at 4:32 AM Pacific Time

always a good clinical case, i would like to see one without glucose problem.
P.R. from Beijing, CN


Dream Therapy
2021-06-11 at 2:14 AM Pacific Time

Great, dreams are so important, as a sleep specialist I relate quite close with this vision, few informations could be more accurate but it s good to advise against dreams dictionary.
P.R. from Beijing, CN


Contact the Hypnosis Motivation Institute

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Your No Charge Ticket to Attend HMI Classes Live and In Person

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HMI Advanced Training Course Students are eligible to receive a No Charge Guest Pass to attend HMI Classes "live" and in-person.

This is your opportunity to ask questions in person, gain hands on experience and meet and interact with HMI instructors and other students interested in this exciting field.

Your No Charge HMI Guest Pass is a seven day guest pass to attend HMI classes for one week any time of the year during your Advanced Course enrollment. Just check the "Class Calendar" in the "Enrolled Students" section of the HMI website to see wide variety of hypnotherapy training classes that are scheduled on any given week.

Most classes in HMI's Residency Program are scheduled from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, which leaves you all day to have fun! HMI is located in the Los Angeles area and provides you the opportunity to easily visit some of the world's top vacation attractions, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Malibu, Venice Beach, Six Flags Magic Mountain and more.

Spend your evenings learning and turn your days into a fabulous Southern California vacation.

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