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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 1-818-275-4767 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

Biofeedback 1
2021-03-05 at 3:01 PM Pacific Time

this was a great course full of great demonstration between teaching and demonstration. MSG.
M.G. from Chico, California, US


Intuitive and Energy Healing
2021-03-05 at 2:58 PM Pacific Time

Awesome lesson, great demonstration!
H.A. from Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2021-03-05 at 2:19 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson. After watching so many other lessons I was able to understand this one better than previous case presentations.
S.B. from Basin, Wyoming, US


ATC Final Exam
2021-03-05 at 10:53 AM Pacific Time

The exam was coverage a good range of topics from the course.
R.C. from San Diego, California, US


First Consultation
2021-03-05 at 10:09 AM Pacific Time

I wish I had taken this class sooner. I was starting to feel a little nervous about gathering all of the information I’m learning and putting it together to give a great session but this really helped me feel more organized and like I can create a good plan with a solid flow chart. This is the class I have been hoping for.
S.D. from Blackwood, New Jersey, US


Substance Abuse
2021-03-05 at 10:09 AM Pacific Time

Mr.Kappas has delivered another top notch class. Learning about the struggle of alcoholics and other substance abusers will better equip the hypnotherapist to relate to their struggle and the proper form of treatment. Excellent class with loads of helpful information.
P.K. from West Islip, New York, US


Mental Bank Seminar
2021-03-05 at 9:40 AM Pacific Time

The subconscious mind and incremental change is so interesting to me. I've actually been applying some of this using different techniques to my own life.
M.C. from Trenton, Michigan, US


Counseling and Interviewing
2021-03-05 at 8:21 AM Pacific Time

It is amazing to think of how many approaches there are to therapy.
C.V. from Aurora, Colorado, US


Biofeedback 1
2021-03-05 at 8:13 AM Pacific Time

As always i enjoyed the class very much . I can see how biofeedback can be a analytical tool in helping with hypnosis induction.
M.D. from Tryon, North Carolina, US


Therapeutic Journaling
2021-03-05 at 7:30 AM Pacific Time

Besides being fun, it's also a very useful class. Some simple, yet powerful techniques.
E.S. from Dubai, AE


Hypnotic Regression/Past Life
2021-03-05 at 2:31 AM Pacific Time

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this modality, but I found it to be fun, insightful, interesting, exciting and can really see the therapeutic benefit of being able to offer this service and to even experience it and play with it myself. The teacher was excellent! She was concise, articulate, and a total joy to listen to; I found it tremendously interesting and the information was extremely clearly presented. A gifted teacher! I would look forward to any of her classes!
J.T. from Olympia, Washington, US


Biofeedback 2
2021-03-05 at 12:46 AM Pacific Time

Biofeedback is amazing, the Teacher is amazing, God bless!%)
V.S. from Los Angeles, California, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-04 at 11:54 PM Pacific Time

Great class. Looking forward to part 2.
R.H. from Louisville, Kentucky, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-04 at 10:59 PM Pacific Time

Excellent class well done!
G.O. from Union City, California, US


Child Hypnosis
2021-03-04 at 10:16 PM Pacific Time

This class was great info for minors.
E.O. from Manito, Illinois, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-04 at 9:28 PM Pacific Time

I think the instructor provided well-rounded examples. I like how she explained the why behind each situation that was discussed.
K.D. from Fernley, Nevada, US


Law and Ethics
2021-03-04 at 8:39 PM Pacific Time

This was a great summary of the laws and ethics that govern the practice of hypnotherapy.
M.C. from Nago-shi, Okinawa, JP


Intuitive and Energy Healing
2021-03-04 at 8:02 PM Pacific Time

Cat was very enjoyable and had interesting things to say I had never heard before. MSG.
M.G. from Chico, California, US


Law and Ethics
2021-03-04 at 6:49 PM Pacific Time

Loved this a lot. I thought it was going to be boring, but got so much out of it.
A.V. from Los Angeles, California, US


Crisis Intervention
2021-03-04 at 5:28 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. The question of what exactly to say in a crisis has always perplexed me so this was appreciated. I think Lisa may be my favorite instructor.
Z.T. from Saint Marys, Ohio, US


Intuitive and Energy Healing
2021-03-04 at 5:20 PM Pacific Time

It is nice for hear someone clearly state what we intuitively know. Thank you.
C.G. from Santa Fe, New Mexico, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2021-03-04 at 4:45 PM Pacific Time

I love EFT! It is so simple yet powerful! Can´t wait to learn more!
L.W. from Rockaway, New Jersey, US


Mental Bank Seminar
2021-03-04 at 3:28 PM Pacific Time

Thought the mental bank concept was fantastic. Feels like this lesson could have been 45 minutes instead of 2 hours but I just ordered a mental bank book and am excited to get started.
S.M. from Edgewater, Colorado, US


Crisis Intervention
2021-03-04 at 3:13 PM Pacific Time

Great class and wonderful suggestions for therapy.
G.O. from Union City, California, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B
2021-03-04 at 2:52 PM Pacific Time

Content good. Had to watch multiple times as some of the information was a little difficult to place and to understand as a flowing thought. Great lecture, A little more effort needed.
V.L. from Flushing, New York, US


Law and Ethics
2021-03-04 at 12:44 PM Pacific Time

Whew! George did a great job making the information digestible. It was a lot of information and I am grateful that I will be able to go back into my notes to review it.
P.K. from White Salmon, Washington, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-03-04 at 12:02 PM Pacific Time

This is my favourite case history so far. I am so fascinated by handwriting analysis and can't wait to learn more!
L.W. from New York, New York, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2021-03-04 at 11:10 AM Pacific Time

This was one of the most insightful courses I have taken so far. I look forward to using this in my sessions with clients/
S.H. from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2021-03-04 at 10:18 AM Pacific Time

once again this was good information however it focuses on California not other states.
A.T. from Penfield, Pennsylvania, US


Medical Hypnosis
2021-03-04 at 7:24 AM Pacific Time

It was a very interesting course. Thank you!
E.S. from Dubai, AE


ATC Final Exam
2021-03-04 at 7:16 AM Pacific Time

The final was easy but covered many of the things we have learned throughout this course.
W.G. from Somerset, California, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2021-03-04 at 5:29 AM Pacific Time

I love EFT, and it's really nice to get the background information and explanation of what's happening. Thanks!
C.A. from Hammond, Louisiana, US


Biofeedback 2
2021-03-04 at 3:18 AM Pacific Time

Interesting lesson, interesting ways to measure emotions basically and how we can control them.
S.B. from Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA


Advanced Law and Ethics
2021-03-04 at 12:08 AM Pacific Time

Fascinating class. So interesting to learn how so many states handle things differently. Loved the instructor and his knowledge and experience is definitely beneficial to students.
A.M. from Sylvan Lake, Alberta, CA


Counseling and Interviewing
2021-03-03 at 11:56 PM Pacific Time

So much information and the workbook is missing a lot of information that were discussed, but over all a good class.
N.H. from Irvine, California, US


Fears and Phobias
2021-03-03 at 10:34 PM Pacific Time

Great lessons to know the difference between the fears and the phobia and how to find solutions and treatment to my client each one different than others that is important to knowledge that information about how do you know the fears of success whole more complicated than the few years of failure and it is really new information about me and to know there is a fears of the successful, thank you very much for this kind of Valium information that can below me a lot with my clients really.
A.A. from Arlington, Virginia, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2021-03-03 at 10:27 PM Pacific Time

Thank you important class.
G.O. from Union City, California, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2021-03-03 at 9:48 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative, entertaining and eye opening. I will definitely look at the world through a different lens from now on. Professor Kappas' knack for voices and impersonations brought a comedic element to the lesson as well. I really enjoyed it!
S.R. from Salem, Massachusetts, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B
2021-03-03 at 9:43 PM Pacific Time

Interesting class, sometimes it's hard to get past Tanya's accent but she covers the material well. Seems like she ran out of energy toward the end. This class has inspired me to do the hand writing certification course. MSG.
M.G. from Chico, California, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A
2021-03-03 at 8:06 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative! Loads of new information and details that need to be understood and assimilated in order to help clients properly.
F.H. from San Jose, California, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-03 at 7:55 PM Pacific Time

Thank you for the interesting lecture on ethics. I will continue attending ethics in Therapy 2
H.P. from Flushing, New York, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2021-03-03 at 7:45 PM Pacific Time

I've used EFT for myself for years... I'm so excited to understand now how to incorporate this with my clients. Thanks Suzie.
J.K. from Montrose, Colorado, US


Crisis Intervention
2021-03-03 at 5:38 PM Pacific Time

This was a great class. I can see me using what I learned in the this class frequently with clients. If there's one thing everyone needs at one time or another is crisis management and assistance. We have all been there. Wish I would have learned this years ago for my self and others.
R.H. from Louisville, Kentucky, US


General Self Improvement
2021-03-03 at 4:58 PM Pacific Time

Great class, I would like to get more in-depth training in weight loss.
S.K. from Yorktown, Virginia, US


Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B
2021-03-03 at 4:50 PM Pacific Time

I have heard about body syndromes before! I’m so glad this was included and elaborated on as part of the diagnostic tools!
A.K. from Gilbert, Arizona, US


ATC Final Exam
2021-03-03 at 4:24 PM Pacific Time

Its hard to believe that I took my Final today...In many ways, I didn't want to press send and see it end!
K.D. from Blasdell, New York, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2021-03-03 at 4:16 PM Pacific Time

Great class, I always appreciate this instructors teaching style and clarity. I will use this technique frequently, its amazing!
D.V. from Seattle, Washington, US


Kappasinian Hypnosis
2021-03-03 at 4:03 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting story and was helpful that he described in more details about the first session importance.
L.N. from Chico, California, US


Family Systems
2021-03-03 at 3:40 PM Pacific Time

Thank you so much! Great class!
R.Y. from Hudson, Illinois, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2021-03-03 at 3:14 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning the respective laws about hypnotists. I found the instructor to be very entertaining.
Z.T. from Saint Marys, Ohio, US


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1
2021-03-03 at 1:50 PM Pacific Time

A lot to unpack. Very interesting approach.
D.C. from Studio City, California, US


Low Blood Sugar
2021-03-03 at 12:48 PM Pacific Time

Another great class by Susie and the Food Guide, Sample Menus & Book recommendations are phenomenal resources for students and clients.
A.S. from Jordan Station, Ontario, CA


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1
2021-03-03 at 12:36 PM Pacific Time

Love the pace and the interesting stories. Fascinating insight - I am so much more aware of myself after this. Will be working hard to give my 'E' husband some space ;-)
K.T. from Dubai, AE


Dream Therapy
2021-03-03 at 11:19 AM Pacific Time

I loved the lesson, of course. I learned a lot and I ordered the book Lucid dreaming. i learned a lot. Thank you.
R.S. from Revere, Massachusetts, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-03-03 at 7:41 AM Pacific Time

loved this lesson. Watching Dr. Kappas is always great!
S.M. from Edgewater, Colorado, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 2
2021-03-03 at 6:20 AM Pacific Time

I should have reviewed the workbook prior to starting this lesson. There are some classes I haven't taken yet that would have been beneficial in taking the quiz.
C.E. from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 2
2021-03-03 at 5:51 AM Pacific Time

Hints about where to adjust techniques, like don't touch emo with relationship conflict, are useful, I may need to lay out a number of "character tendencies" so I play a role with proper reflexes rather than allowing my natural tendencies to disrupt sessions.
M.H. from York, New York, US


Therapeutic Imagery 1
2021-03-03 at 4:23 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class, the instructor is excellent & obviously has a great deal of experience. I can't wait to see what techniques are presented in part 2 of the class. Thank you.
L.M. from Commack, New York, US


Intuitive and Energy Healing
2021-03-03 at 4:23 AM Pacific Time

Energy healing has always fascinated me. I’ll have to check out her other classes!
S.S. from Ashland City, Tennessee, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 8
2021-03-02 at 11:24 PM Pacific Time

excellent clinical for a fearful cancer survivor. MSG.
M.G. from Chico, California, US


Low Blood Sugar
2021-03-02 at 10:50 PM Pacific Time

Great lesson! Very interesting. Thanks!
J.T. from Olympia, Washington, US


Therapeutic Journaling
2021-03-02 at 9:29 PM Pacific Time

This class was amazing and I am so glad it was offered! Journaling has been difficult for me but with this class I can now see how many ways I can journal and all are helpful in their own way! I love that I can now add this to my bag of Hypnotherapy methods.
N.S. from Modesto, California, US


General Self Improvement
2021-03-02 at 9:05 PM Pacific Time

This was an incredibly expensive and comprehensive treatment of behavior modification for new goals, very insightful thorough and well organized. Obviously Ms Kappas spent a lot of time over this material carefully organizing and honing what she wanted to say, well done.MSG.
M.G. from Chico, California, US


Advertising and Promotion 2
2021-03-02 at 7:32 PM Pacific Time

I just love Elaine's energy and experience that brings to the class. I feel like she genuinely wants to see each and every student excel in their new practice!
K.M. from Muncie, Indiana, US


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1
2021-03-02 at 7:05 PM Pacific Time

This is a great class & George delivers the material seamlessly. My mind was racing to think of my family and relationships! Can't wait to do the homework!
K.P. from Edwards, Colorado, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-02 at 7:01 PM Pacific Time

Basic common sense and professionalism. A 90 min lecture is somewhat overkill.
J.S. from Chula Vista, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2021-03-02 at 6:03 PM Pacific Time

intrguing, but i do not see me using this in my practice.
M.W. from Northville, Michigan, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 5:58 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the Ericksonian Hypnosis and this lesson has been a great journey in understanding the basics. Mr. Kamins knows his stuff and makes it interesting, practical, and accessible. The bottom line: it seems simple, but it works.
A.P. from Miles City, Montana, US


Kappasinian Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 4:28 PM Pacific Time

It was a nice story, very rags-to-riches. I'm glad it was shared. I wish I could have met him.
M.H. from York, New York, US


Family Systems
2021-03-02 at 3:36 PM Pacific Time

Of all the people I know, I can only think of one maybe two families where they have positive relationships and are not dysfunctional. My own is not one.
N.P. from Chicago, Illinois, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 4
2021-03-02 at 2:52 PM Pacific Time

The subject in the case presentation was really interesting and a little complicated. I definitely need to go back and listen to this presentation again.
K.M. from Muncie, Indiana, US


Biofeedback 1
2021-03-02 at 2:12 PM Pacific Time

Cool to have a neuro perspective.
L.S. from Miami Beach, Florida, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2021-03-02 at 12:38 PM Pacific Time

Great class and highly important information to know.
J.P. from Newington, Connecticut, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2021-03-02 at 12:32 PM Pacific Time

Dr. Kappas’ clinical cases are always helpful to view.
S.S. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2021-03-02 at 11:46 AM Pacific Time

This was an informative and practical course, although I do feel it was overly long and belabored certain points which had already been well established, making it difficult to maintain interest in the presentation.
M.K. from Kirksville, Missouri, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2021-03-02 at 10:59 AM Pacific Time

Great class as always . Bruce is a great choice .
M.G. from Imperial Beach, California, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 10:35 AM Pacific Time

Very good information although I would have enjoyed to get more specific with the techniques Milton used and not just be rushed at the end of the class.
L.N. from Chico, California, US


Biofeedback 2
2021-03-02 at 10:11 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting information well presented.
T.E. from Santa Monica, California, US


Handwriting Analysis
2021-03-02 at 8:40 AM Pacific Time

Very fun class! I'm adding handwriting analysis to my increasingly heavy learning bucket list. Lol.
C.A. from Hammond, Louisiana, US


General Self Improvement
2021-03-02 at 8:24 AM Pacific Time

I'd read both habit books in the past and have used them in the coaching. It was nice to see one of them again here. Good class.
D.C. from Studio City, California, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 8:01 AM Pacific Time

The workbook's mention of Erickson's work with the deaf is interesting, I'd like to pursue non-auditory methods at some point.
M.H. from York, New York, US


Child Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 7:23 AM Pacific Time

Amazing!!! From start to end this lesson was full of such great detail and suggestions to use with children in session.
H.A. from Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2021-03-02 at 6:19 AM Pacific Time

Excellent lesson. Another description of a useful tool to compliment other techniques associated with hypnosis.
J.M. from Pocatello, Idaho, US


Fears and Phobias
2021-03-02 at 3:17 AM Pacific Time

Information packed and imminently useful - incredibly interesting. Enlightening and empowering! Fantastic!
J.T. from Olympia, Washington, US


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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.

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