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Hypnotherapy Training - Become a Certified Hypnotherapist

Accredited Hypnotherapy Training – 100% Online Distance Education


HMI Online Courses
Distance Education Training

HMI now offers the first course, of their nine volume professional training course, for no cost or obligation so that you may fully explore, without risk or fear, the wonderful learning opportunity available to you through HMI Distance Learning. See for yourself how our interactive distance education program works. Discover the quality and depth of HMI training. Experience the integrity of our institution, instructors and programs.

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI), is a non-profit, Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy that has been serving Southern California since 1968. HMI's Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course, the first of their nine step training, represents the nucleus of all HMI's philosophy and regardless of the student's background or previous training is the required first step in HMI training for students seeking an accredited Diploma in Hypnotherapy and a new career as a Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.).

The Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course is packed full of demonstrations and practical assignments. The result is 10 hours of fun and action packed instruction that will train you how to hypnotize yourself and others. This course is offered to you for no cost or obligation to purchase anything. Whether you're just curious to learn hypnosis, or interested in starting a new career helping others, now is the time to start.

For all the information on the tuition costs, descriptions and details of HMI's Advanced Training (beyond this introductory no charge course) please go to the left hand menu of this page.

Notice: HMI's no charge Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course (the first step in HMI's nine step training) does not prepare you to begin offering professional services to the public. This course provides you a risk free opportunity to explore whether Hypnotherapy training and HMI's online course - distance education is right for you.

How to Enroll in the Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course

Here are the requirements and procedures for receiving the Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course for no charge:

  • You must have a high speed Internet connection (DSL, Cable or Satellite) to view streaming video. If you do not have a high speed Internet connection please indicate that on the following Student Enrollment Form.
  • You must be 18 years or older to receive this offer.
  • You must live more than 50 miles from HMI's Tarzana, California location.
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • You must complete and submit the Student Enrollment Form on the following page. HMI does not sell information to anyone. You can request to be removed from HMI's mailing list at anytime.
  • This course consists of five 2 hour streaming video lessons. You will receive access to one 2 hour streaming video lesson and printed course chapter at a time. When you complete the first lesson you must successfully complete a short quiz, with a 70% or greater score, at which time you will be presented with the next lesson in sequence.
  • You agree to complete this course within 28 days of registration.
  • You must complete all 5 lessons with an average score of 70% or better. In addition, you must successfully complete an oral exam with your HMI Tutor.
  • You agree to abide by all State and local laws in your area regarding the use of this material and you understand it is your responsibility to contact your State Department of Consumer Affairs, or the equivalent in your area, to discover what those laws are.
  • HMI reserves the right to refuse enrollment and/or dismiss an individual from this No Charge Course for any reason stated or not. HMI does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin and/or religion.

Learn with Your Personal HMI Tutor

HMI's Distance Learning literally brings the classroom into your home, first through your "streaming video seat" in the classroom and second through personal interaction with your own private HMI Tutor and participation in HMI's Virtual Classroom. Included in the HMI Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course is your own private tutor to ask questions and receive feedback.

Successful completion of this course requires both a written final exam and oral discussion of the materials and techniques with your private tutor. To successfully complete your course, your HMI Tutor will telephone you to review your final exam, ask questions and evaluate the skills you've acquired.

The Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course Includes...

  • 10 hours of streaming video instruction and demonstrations
  • The HMI Student Workbook (free pdf download)
  • Understand exactly what hypnosis is and how to trigger the hypnotic response
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to hypnotize everyone
  • Introducing "Emotional and Physical Suggestibility and Sexuality"
  • How to test for "Emotional and Physical Suggestibility"
  • How to word hypnotic suggestions
  • How to do shock and instantaneous inductions
  • How to do group hypnosis
  • How to do self-hypnosis
  • HMI Certificate of Completion

I have read and agree to the above conditions, take me to the Student Enrollment Form.

George Kappas, HMI Director

George J. Kappas
HMI Director, MA, LMFT

Welcome to HMI Online Distance Education. Celebrating my 40th year here at HMI, I am 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 provide 3 easy options for you to begin your hypnotherapy training for no cost or obligation.

Option 1: You can start right now by registering and completing the prerequisite Hypnosis in History course online.

Prerequisite and Registration

Option 2: If you have questions before starting your training, you are welcome to call the HMI Director at 1-818-602-9677.

Option 3: If you have questions but you can't call now, you can always Schedule a Consultation with the HMI Director. Remember, you can start your training at any time by choosing Option 1.

Real Clients Live in the Classroom

HMI Training Sneak Preview: This preview will show you what people seek hypnotherapy for, how people respond to hypnosis, how effective hypnosis can be, and what skillset you want to achieve to become a successful Hypnotherapist.