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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 1-818-758-2747 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

Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B
2020-12-04 at 1:28 AM Pacific Time

Lot of new tools to learn. Liked the lesson.
S. B. from Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA


First Consultation
2020-12-03 at 9:11 PM Pacific Time

I thought this lesson was excellent. It really gave me an in depth understanding of to conduct a consultation. John Melton was very thorough,I enjoyed it thoroughly.
S. P. from Melbourne, Victoria, AU


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2020-12-03 at 7:52 PM Pacific Time

This was a great class, although I feel like it barely scratched the surface. I felt like we didn't actually learn anything until the second half and I would have rather had him go over every single language pattern with multiple examples instead of hearing his personal story and how he got interested in this, which felt like what the whole first half was about.
A. V. from Los Angeles, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2020-12-03 at 6:38 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed being able to witness Dr.Kappas work with the class to diagnose and work with this client.
R. P. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Therapeutic Imagery 2
2020-12-03 at 6:22 PM Pacific Time

I love these classes and exploring Imagery in general. I like her teaching style, except that it isn't much lecture and the demos are more difficult for me to connect with over online learning. Thank you!
D. V. from Seattle, Washington, US


Mental Bank Seminar
2020-12-03 at 5:56 PM Pacific Time

Great class as always :I like how George tells his stories!
M. G. from Imperial Beach, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 7
2020-12-03 at 5:41 PM Pacific Time

watching him is always a treat! I wish i could have a session with Dr Kappas.
A. B. from Los Angeles, California, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2020-12-03 at 4:27 PM Pacific Time

This is definitely going to be a daily practice for me. Perfect timing too since I'm flying on a plane tomorrow.
B. R. from Peyton, Colorado, US


Emotional and Physical Sexuality 2
2020-12-03 at 3:59 PM Pacific Time

So much information to take in! Part 2 really helped answer a lot of questions I had in regards to part 1 about E&P's. Thank you!
J. B. from Apple Valley, California, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2020-12-03 at 2:57 PM Pacific Time

This class is an interesting presentation on laws and ethics that protect consumers and therapists. I’m impressed by the attorney/hypnotherapist/instructor’s vast, first-hand experience navigating issues and cases on behalf of hypnotherapists.
S. S. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


Biofeedback 1
2020-12-03 at 1:55 PM Pacific Time

What a wonderful course. The instructor really knows his material and he made it so enjoyable to learn. It was great to see how it all worked.
J. M. from Cocoa, Florida, US


Fears and Phobias
2020-12-03 at 1:47 PM Pacific Time

I've enjoyed so many of the different modalities and treatments presented in the different classes, however this one really resonated with me. All aspects from fears and phobias to the stages of loss and forgiveness really spoke to me. Thank you.
A. M. from Sylvan Lake, Alberta, CA


Substance Abuse
2020-12-03 at 1:34 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed his style of presentation and appreciated the first hand perspective.
D. G. from Cortlandt Manor, New York, US


Dream Therapy
2020-12-03 at 1:27 PM Pacific Time

I learned a decent amount from this class.
A. T. from Meadville, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2020-12-03 at 1:19 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. It was and always is informative, engaging, and entertaining.
T. T. from Rochester, New York, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2020-12-03 at 1:15 PM Pacific Time

In Lesson 7-2, Bruce Bonnett provided a relevant, practical, insightful, and common sense review of law and ethics as applicable to professional application of hypnosis. The course material, consisting of both video presentation and lesson plan content was useful and engaging. Thanks, HMI!
M. B. from Murphy, North Carolina, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2020-12-03 at 1:15 PM Pacific Time

I like the pace, lead and utilization model propounded by Erickson.
S. N. from Cranston, Rhode Island, US


Kappasinian Hypnosis
2020-12-03 at 12:45 PM Pacific Time

Watching this story made so many things "click" for me. I feel more confident and excited to learn than I even was before.
S. D. from Blackwood, New Jersey, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2020-12-03 at 10:42 AM Pacific Time

I liked the sample scenarios most of all. Going through info I’m that manner helps the information become relevant for real life.
W. G. from Somerset, California, US


Handwriting Analysis
2020-12-03 at 10:13 AM Pacific Time

this was very informing. I should have taken this weeks ago because some of the other videos would have made more sense.
A. T. from Penfield, Pennsylvania, US


Advertising and Promotion 5
2020-12-03 at 10:11 AM Pacific Time

Lots of information packed in this lesson, but all very helpful!
L. F. from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2020-12-03 at 9:19 AM Pacific Time

While I am not a lawyer, I have been around the law my entire professional career. I really enjoyed learning the information but more so enjoyed the way in which it was presented and the stories used to make the points memorable. Thank you.
J. S. from Humble, Texas, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2020-12-03 at 8:57 AM Pacific Time

So much to absorb! Thank you.
A. B. from Los Angeles, California, US


Advertising and Promotion 2
2020-12-03 at 4:49 AM Pacific Time

Solid course, especially for people who have never worked in corporate, where some of these organizational steps are a given.
E. S. from Dubai, AE


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2020-12-02 at 10:37 PM Pacific Time

The lector is very charismatic, it was interesting to watch and see but a bit challenging to digest not structured information.
V. S. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2020-12-02 at 7:13 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting. Easy to listen to and understand.
S. S. from Ashland City, Tennessee, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 2
2020-12-02 at 7:07 PM Pacific Time

Such a great two days! Really enjoyed this and received so much information and want to dive even deeper once I get through the other courses.
A. V. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2020-12-02 at 6:22 PM Pacific Time

This lesson really makes me look at lots of life in a different light.
J. C. from Ashford, Connecticut, US


Therapeutic Imagery 1
2020-12-02 at 5:14 PM Pacific Time

Did not enjoy this lesson,
D. D. from Brownstown, Michigan, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2020-12-02 at 3:21 PM Pacific Time

Wonderful class by Susie. Love how organized, clear, and engaging the material was presented. Will definitely look to learn more about EFT.
E. P. from Aventura, Florida, US


Therapeutic Imagery 2
2020-12-02 at 2:34 PM Pacific Time

I loved these classes on imagery. Excited to lean more about it.
K. D. from Manchester, Massachusetts, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2020-12-02 at 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Good information to know.
J. F. from West Point, Virginia, US


Low Blood Sugar
2020-12-02 at 2:10 PM Pacific Time

this was a good session. lots of helpful information.
K. R. from Englewood, Colorado, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2020-12-02 at 2:02 PM Pacific Time

This added to my understanding of NLP and gave me more useful tools to use in my practice.
L. M. from Carmel, Indiana, US


Habit Control
2020-12-02 at 1:53 PM Pacific Time

So much information! Very informative.
K. A. from Beverly Hills, California, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 3
2020-12-02 at 1:43 PM Pacific Time

I find these sessions incredibly valuable and a blessing to have it be done by Dr Kappas himself.
E. O. from Manito, Illinois, US


Family Systems
2020-12-02 at 1:27 PM Pacific Time

This was an interesting, informative and thought provoking class.
N. Z. from Redmond, Washington, US


Low Blood Sugar
2020-12-02 at 12:58 PM Pacific Time

Having lost nearly 70 pounds this last year, I can personally attest to the reality of low blood sugar issues. This class was fun but super informative. Looking toward to helping folks with low blood sugar issues and weight loss.
C. L. from Arroyo Grande, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 2
2020-12-02 at 12:48 PM Pacific Time

Great tools especially changing/switching negative to positive/constructive thoughts/behaviour.
S. N. from Cranston, Rhode Island, US


Advertising and Promotion 3
2020-12-02 at 12:07 PM Pacific Time

Elaine had a lot of good information in this lecture.
S. B. from Basin, Wyoming, US


Law and Ethics
2020-12-02 at 11:36 AM Pacific Time

The method of presentation of the material in this class was perfect. It is so helpful at keeping people emotionally engaged. Great presentation!
J. S. from Humble, Texas, US


Advanced Law and Ethics
2020-12-02 at 11:21 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. I do have lingering questions about which state laws to abide by when seeing clients remotely over video chat.
K. L. from New York, New York, US


First Consultation
2020-12-02 at 10:31 AM Pacific Time

I really like watching all the old vintage videos of Dr Kappas and enjoyed his use of replacing anxiety with an accessible, positive emotion.
A. A. from Dallas, Texas, US


Advertising and Promotion
2020-12-02 at 9:09 AM Pacific Time

None of the content was news, however a reminder of what one should think of comes handy.
E. S. from Dubai, AE


Hypnotic Regression/Past Life
2020-12-02 at 7:47 AM Pacific Time

An amazing and fascinating lesson, thank you!!
H. A. from Altoona, Pennsylvania, US


Ethics in Therapy 2
2020-12-02 at 7:36 AM Pacific Time

I enjoy the presenter's easy style of instruction.
D. G. from Cortlandt Manor, New York, US


Law and Ethics
2020-12-02 at 6:13 AM Pacific Time

This was my favorite lesson so far because it gave me a better, realistic, and more comfortable view on a scope of practice for a Hypnotherapist. Thank you!
K. L. from New York, New York, US


Family Systems
2020-12-02 at 4:40 AM Pacific Time

wonderfully taught the family systems.
S. P. from Kyrenia, Istanbul, CY


Hypnotic Regression/Past Life
2020-12-02 at 12:30 AM Pacific Time

It was quite interesting to hear this instructor's explanation of sleep paralysis as that is something I have experienced all throughout my life.
D. H. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Family Systems
2020-12-01 at 11:49 PM Pacific Time

Great class! She very well explains how families function, and how to identify problems in dysfunctional families.
N. H. from Irvine, California, US


Ericksonian Hypnosis
2020-12-01 at 10:44 PM Pacific Time

Learning about Ericksonian Hypnosis was interesting, he thought outside of the box.
B. B. from Calabasas, California, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2020-12-01 at 6:55 PM Pacific Time

Really great. Was a bit wordy at times, but was happy he reviewed everything at the end because it made everything come together fully.
A. V. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnotic Modalities
2020-12-01 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Interesting lesson. I came from a more scientific approach and sometimes (during the class) I felt skeptical, especially when Kappa stated hypnotherapy does not adopt an experimental/ scientific approach. Difficult to deal with this vision since I have been trained as a researcher.
J. R. from Escondido, California, US


Low Blood Sugar
2020-12-01 at 5:02 PM Pacific Time

I learned about low blood sugar, its symptoms, and management. How normal blood sugar levels are an important part of our health. If they are too high, you can have severe diabetic symptom. Too low, and you'll suffer severe problems from hypoglycemia.
S. S. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Therapeutic Imagery 1
2020-12-01 at 4:45 PM Pacific Time

Wonderful class I only wish I was there to be a part of the activities. So beneficial!
R. Y. from Hudson, Illinois, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2020-12-01 at 2:21 PM Pacific Time

Dr. Kappas is the best. To see him in action is very overwhelming.
N. P. from Bryce Canyon City, Utah, US


Mental Bank Seminar
2020-12-01 at 1:35 PM Pacific Time

Really great information on why people sabotage themselves. I caught myself sabotaging my diet last night, and it's great to understand why I did that.
K. A. from Beverly Hills, California, US


Handwriting Analysis
2020-12-01 at 1:29 PM Pacific Time

I absolutely love this instructor, her classes are great!
N. S. from Modesto, California, US


Therapeutic Imagery 2
2020-12-01 at 12:32 PM Pacific Time

Great applications for brining healing and wisdom.
N. P. from Chicago, Illinois, US


Neuro Linguistic Programming 1
2020-12-01 at 11:46 AM Pacific Time

Slightly unstructured presentation to me.
S. N. from Cranston, Rhode Island, US


Advertising and Promotion
2020-12-01 at 11:15 AM Pacific Time

I was beginning to think: “what have I gotten myself into?” Then I watched this class. George not only gave me the encouragement I needed to keep going, but really rekindled the fire. I’m excited again and know I can do this!
C. L. from Arroyo Grande, California, US


Low Blood Sugar
2020-12-01 at 10:51 AM Pacific Time

it was an informative course.
E. S. from Dubai, AE


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 5
2020-12-01 at 9:23 AM Pacific Time

It's helpful having the opportunity to watch these. I think once I've taken all the classes it will be helpful to go back and watch them again.
L. D. from North Yarmouth, Maine, US


Intuitive and Energy Healing
2020-12-01 at 9:10 AM Pacific Time

As someone who was raised in an environment that valued holistic care and healing, I found this session to be a wonderful bridge between the wellness practices I know and the hypnotic modalities I am learning.
M. K. from Kirksville, Missouri, US


Clinical Case Presentation Volume 6
2020-12-01 at 8:50 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting with all of the different issues involved with this client.
J. S. from Humble, Texas, US


Ethics in Therapy 1
2020-12-01 at 8:36 AM Pacific Time

Interesting and clear-cut.
R. L. from Muncie, Indiana, US


Child Hypnosis
2020-12-01 at 7:27 AM Pacific Time

enjoyed session very much , I hope to have the experience.
M. D. from Tryon, North Carolina, US


Therapeutic Imagery 1
2020-12-01 at 5:28 AM Pacific Time

I loved this teacher’s voice. She explained therapeutic imagery very well.
K. D. from Manchester, Massachusetts, US


Emotional Freedom Technique
2020-12-01 at 5:18 AM Pacific Time

I know I will be using this A LOT on myself and with clients!
H. V. from Cumming, Georgia, US


Handwriting Analysis
2020-12-01 at 4:47 AM Pacific Time

I never realized you could learn quite so much from handwriting. I did find it a little difficult in real life trying to understand my husbands handwriting, some things were dead on but he also had a lot of variability in many of his letters, so I guess I need to learn more.
D. G. from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 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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