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Foundations in Hypnotherapy - Volume 1

HMI’s Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course includes the following:

  • 10 hours of streaming video instruction and demonstrations
  • The HMI Student Workbook
  • Understand exactly what hypnosis is and how to trigger the hypnotic response
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to hypnotize everyone
  • How to test for “Emotional & Physical Suggestibility”
  • How to word hypnotic suggestions
  • How to do shock and instantaneous inductions
  • How to do group hypnosis
  • How to do self-hypnosis

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Hypnosis in History – Introductory Lesson

Successful completion of this Hypnosis in History course is the required first step in your HMI education.

In this revealing documentary, HMI Instructor John Melton guides you through a delightful journey through the early history of hypnosis. The artful use of music combined with interesting illustrations and historic photos, helps convey the feeling of the period and the mood of this hypnotically historic saga.

Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, our story guides you through the esoteric practices of Franz Mesmer in the 1770s and through James Braid’s scientific research in the 1840s, outlining the advances and contributions made by the earliest practitioners of this field as it fought for recognition within the medical community and its evolution into the 20th Century.

Hypnosis in History

Foundations in Hypnotherapy – Lesson 1-1

  • Introduction
  • History of Hypnosis
  • Message Unit Theory of Mind
  • Definition of Hypnosis
  • Demonstration: Finger Spreading
  • Emotional and Physical Suggestibility
  • Practicum and Assignment 1

Video Duration: 02:03:27, Quiz Questions: 12

Volume 1-1

Foundations in Hypnotherapy – Lesson 1-2

  • Message Unit Theory
  • Pain/Pleasure Principle
  • Emotional and Physical Suggestibility
  • Post Suggestion for Re-Hypnosis
  • Pre-Induction Speech
  • Written Suggestibility Tests
  • Demonstration: Emotional Arm Raising Induction
  • Practicum and Assignment 2

Video Duration: 02:05:07, Quiz Questions: 12

Volume 1-2

Foundations in Hypnotherapy – Lesson 1-3

  • Laws of Suggestibility
  • Demonstration: Physical Arm Raising
  • Deepening Techniques
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Practicum and Assignment 3

Video Duration: 02:03:23, Quiz Questions: 12

Volume 1-3

Foundations in Hypnotherapy – Lesson 1-4

  • Self-Hypnosis
  • E&P – Sexuality Primer
  • Demonstration: Auto-Dual Induction
  • Practicum and Assignment 4

Video Duration: 02:06:57, Quiz Questions: 12

Volume 1-4

Foundations in Hypnotherapy – Final Exam

This lesson is titled "HYPNOTIZED." In this lesson, HMI Director, George Kappas transports you into the future to give you a glimpse of the hypnotherapy skills and career that HMI advanced training will prepare you for.

One of the unique features of HMI’s training is that we do LIVE therapy with REAL clients in the classroom, following their progress in hypnotherapy over a period of time.

Volume 1-7

This lesson is titled “HYPNOTIZED.” In this lesson, HMI Director George Kappas transports you into the future to give you a glimpse of the hypnotherapy skills and career that HMI Advanced Training will prepare you for. One of the unique features of HMI’s training is that we do LIVE therapy with REAL clients in the classroom, following their progress in hypnotherapy over a period of time.

This lesson contains two episodes of our documentary series “HYPNOTIZED” that will show you what training at HMI is like, what people seek hypnotherapy for, how people respond to hypnosis and how effective hypnotherapy can be with a variety of issues.

This lesson also contains your online Final Exam. The Final Exam contains thirty (30) questions that draw from all of the lessons in the Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course. It is suggested you review your workbook before beginning this exam.

In addition to your online Final Exam, you are also required to have a Tutor Appointment with your Foundations Tutor via phone or Skype. Your Tutor Appointment will be a short, easy, fun conversation with your Tutor to review a few key concepts of the Foundations Course and ask any questions you have regarding the Foundations or Advanced Training.

Upon successful completion of your Final Exam you will then be asked to schedule your Tutor Appointment. To schedule please go to “3. Scheduled Lessons” in your student menu to schedule your Tutorial Appointment. This option will not appear until you have completed your online Final Exam.

Successful completion of both your online Final Exam and Tutor Appointment are required to complete your Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course.

For detailed information on HMI’s Advanced Training, Certification as a Hypnotherapist, information on additional learning resources and more, please read your HMI Distance Education Catalog.

Thank you for being a great student and for choosing HMI as your Hypnotherapy Education Provider.

Video Duration: 01:23:08, Quiz Questions: 30

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HMI Student Comments

Final Exam
2021-07-29 at 8:23 PM Pacific Time

Video with the clinical cases from the practice of specialists inspire to study as hard as possible and start practicing as quickly as possible. Thank you for the inspiration.
D.G. from Pompano Beach, Florida, US


Volume 1-3
2021-07-29 at 8:17 PM Pacific Time

We learned some deepening techniques that will be very helpful in the future. I really enjoy the quality of the lessons.
B.P. from Dallas, Oregon, US


Volume 1-2
2021-07-29 at 1:43 PM Pacific Time

I learned so much from the lesson. I feel like I will be re-watching it a few times while using a subject to practice (AKA my son..hehe.). I am excited with how much we are learning. I didn’t expect to learn so much in depth, and happy I decided to go with this program.
D.W. from Spokane, Washington, US


Volume 1-2
2021-07-28 at 5:36 PM Pacific Time

This lesson taught me the importance of post hypnotic suggestion. I thought it was a good and helpful lesson.
B.P. from Dallas, Oregon, US


Volume 1-4
2021-07-28 at 2:12 PM Pacific Time

I found very helpful Professional Hypnotism Manual, especially in the part of the details of hypnosis techniques and information on possible errors of reasoning and inference.
D.G. from Pompano Beach, Florida, US


Volume 1-4
2021-07-28 at 9:17 AM Pacific Time

I love this classes so much< I dont even feel its studying. Truly enjoying ! thanks!
K.N. from Newton, Massachusetts, US


Volume 1-3
2021-07-27 at 9:42 PM Pacific Time

With each new block it becomes more interesting, the inspiration from the training grows. This is great.
D.G. from Pompano Beach, Florida, US


Volume 1-2
2021-07-27 at 9:17 PM Pacific Time

I got a new look at the position of depression from the point of view of Fight or Flight mechanism, I understand more clearly the theory of physical and emotional suggestibility.
D.G. from Pompano Beach, Florida, US


Volume 1-1
2021-07-27 at 8:43 PM Pacific Time

I was very excited with this lesson. I felt like it aligned with my ideal personal and professional future.
D.W. from Spokane, Washington, US


Volume 1-1
2021-07-27 at 6:53 PM Pacific Time

Well structured and informative lesson. Despite the fact that I am familiar with hypnosis in the course of psychology, I received a lot of new and critically important information on the question of suggestibility.
D.G. from Pompano Beach, Florida, US


Volume 1-1
2021-07-26 at 6:30 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was quite informative. I learned a lot about the mind, and how hypnosis worked within it.
B.P. from Dallas, Oregon, US


Volume 1-4
2021-07-26 at 11:28 AM Pacific Time

Loved this Self Hypnosis method taught here. Very similar to the “Silva method” of meditation I have studied in the past which is both the quickest and most effective method I have ever used to get into an alpha/theta state.
J.S. from Bailey, Colorado, US


Volume 1-3
2021-07-26 at 10:58 AM Pacific Time

I loved this session too! I am still getting the main diference between Phisycal and emotional clients. also about my las question was how would this sessions wprk working on Zoom with our clients if we cant touch them. Thanks!
K.N. from Newton, Massachusetts, US


Volume 1-3
2021-07-26 at 9:02 AM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative and provided a solid understanding of how deepening techniques work.
B.G. from Elizaville, New York, US


Volume 1-3
2021-07-25 at 11:32 AM Pacific Time

the lesson was very informative. I really enjoyed watching the video.
L.A. from Ocala, Florida, US