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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

Volume 1-1
2021-10-15 at 1:17 PM Pacific Time

I find very interesting the way that the material is presented.
B.H. from Esparto, California, US


Final Exam
2021-10-14 at 8:54 PM Pacific Time

Exam was straightforward and in line with the previously presented material.
R.C. from Austin, Texas, US


Volume 1-4
2021-10-14 at 3:42 PM Pacific Time

The auto-dual induction was interesting, hadn't been exposed to that one before.
R.C. from Austin, Texas, US


Volume 1-3
2021-10-14 at 3:04 PM Pacific Time

Solid as always. No issues of note.
R.C. from Austin, Texas, US


Volume 1-2
2021-10-14 at 2:36 PM Pacific Time

Solid less, no issues with the material.
R.C. from Austin, Texas, US


Volume 1-1
2021-10-13 at 5:04 PM Pacific Time

No complaints, everything was easy to follow.
R.C. from Austin, Texas, US


Volume 1-4
2021-10-13 at 3:46 PM Pacific Time

I truly enjoyed this last session of our 1st module. The focus on self hypnosis was pretty exciting. I wish the workbook contained more contents since I had to write down a lot and replay some parts of the lesson a few times. Also it would be helpful if the video could have a +/- 10 sec replay button :) The recap of the foundations of H at the end was very helpful. Also I loved the example of how to use the theory of the mind tool with a client. Very helpful!
A.N. from Los Angeles, California, US