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Hypnosis in History

Free Hypnosis in History Course

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Hypnosis in History

The American Hypnosis Association (AHA) in conjunction with HMI’s Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy is proud to present this FREE online course, Hypnosis in History. This illuminating story is a must see for any student of Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy.

This 40-minute video documentary presents the revealing and fascinating history of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Starting with the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, our story guides you through the pivotal pioneers of Mesmerism and Hypnosis in Europe, and then into the 20th Century.

Watch the video and use the Hypnosis in History menu (at right on desktop, below on mobile) to browse the Hypnosis in History transcript. You can also click on the timestamps and seek to that point in the video.

HMI Student Comments

Hypnosis in History
2024-07-11 at 11:38 AM Pacific Time

I found this to be very informative and interesting. Thank you.
J.H. from Anderson, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-11 at 11:37 AM Pacific Time

The information was interesting and informative.
H.B. from Waupaca, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-11 at 11:27 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and easy to understand.
E.M. from Petaluma, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-11 at 11:18 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting.
S.C. from Springfield, Massachusetts, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-11 at 4:26 AM Pacific Time

Loved it! Thank you very much.
K.J. from Phoenix, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 5:09 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the course and am considering attending your school.
S.L. from Campti, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 4:03 PM Pacific Time

I liked it a lot. I'm interested in learning more.
A.P. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 1:03 PM Pacific Time

Look forward to the journey ahead, the course was great, love the content.
K.G. from Eddyville, Iowa, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 9:53 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and also helpful to have the workbook.
K.S. from West Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 7:34 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to class.
T.R. from Centre, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-09 at 5:56 AM Pacific Time

Good educational video to start with.
J.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 8:34 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it. It was very informative and easy to read.
J.W. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 5:28 PM Pacific Time

The video was very interesting, I was sad it ended. I want more information. Also I hate multiple choice and have always sucked. I'm not sure where the open book part was. Hopefully I passed.
J.E. from Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 2:25 PM Pacific Time

I thought the course was very informative and set up very well!
K.S. from Santa Monica, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 2:08 PM Pacific Time

Thank you, I look forward to speaking with you all very soon.
K.J. from Coos Bay, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 2:05 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this experience and learned a lot of things.
K.C. from Greenville, South Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 7:43 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it, I learned a lot. It was very informative about hypnotherapy.
S.W. from Stockton, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 4:29 AM Pacific Time

Very nice session, learnt a lot.
A.R. from Bengaluru, Karnataka, IN


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 3:08 AM Pacific Time

It was very well done. Never in a million years have I really given much thought into the history of this practice but it holds awesome details into an interesting history.
J.C. from Spearfish, South Dakota, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-08 at 2:21 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and entertaining.
S.T. from Pomona, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 10:06 PM Pacific Time

It was absolutely amazing. I am so interested in learning more.
S.P. from Shawnee, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 4:57 PM Pacific Time

This is a great course that anyone can pursue.
L.P. from Baker, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 12:37 PM Pacific Time

Good, very educational and interesting.
M.M. from Buckeye, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 11:53 AM Pacific Time

Very useful and thank you.
M.M. from Shahrekord, Chaharmahal, IR


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 10:27 AM Pacific Time

Good information, I learned so much in 45 minutes.
C.N. from Mineola, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 9:04 AM Pacific Time

This was a great introduction to the history of hypnosis and the influence it has had within mental health.
N.B. from Deland, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 8:37 AM Pacific Time

It was interesting to see where hypnosis started.
J.S. from Middletown, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 8:31 AM Pacific Time

I loved all of the lessons. It was all in one a phenomenal learning experience. I would love to be a hypnotherapist.
B.B. from Friendship, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 8:18 AM Pacific Time

I found it very interesting and informative.
L.C. from Tyler, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-07 at 7:15 AM Pacific Time

The lesson is very interesting! I appreciate being able to have the workbook while taking the test.
K.W. from Polk City, Iowa, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 8:31 PM Pacific Time

I found this documentary to be very informational. I’m just learning about hypnosis and the effects. So this was great to start with.
L.A. from Redford, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 6:52 PM Pacific Time

Very informative about the past up to present. That was interesting about how the Army used it for pain and trauma.
A.S. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 4:34 PM Pacific Time

Good to know how hypnosis was discovered and the different applications that were used throughout history.
I.A. from Bakersfield, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 3:26 PM Pacific Time

Loved it. Very informative and structured.
A.P. from Boca Raton, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 11:08 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative and captured my attention.
R.C. from Ada, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-06 at 9:36 AM Pacific Time

I've always liked learning about history, and this short history of hypnosis. What I thought was interesting is, it's obscure so many people won't know, which I think is cool, and it was very informative and worth watching a few times.
J.T. from Kansas City, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 6:28 PM Pacific Time

I am truly excited and intrigued. I want to learn all I can and continue learning not just the hypnotherapy but other forms of healing e.g. Reiki, massage therapy, and energy working. Eventually I'll have my own business that offers more than just massage. It will be a wellness place where you go to relax and heal. Also to be certified on teaching different forms of yoga, tai chi. I can't wait, I really want to learn it all and my journey will begin with hypnotherapy. I feel like this will be really important to have in my life and I'll be able to help so many people. I can't wait to start.
J.K. from Wellsburg, West Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 5:05 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very interesting.
S.C. from Blountville, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 3:31 PM Pacific Time

Interesting and informative history surrounding Hypnosis.
D.S. from Apopka, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 2:02 PM Pacific Time

I learned quite a lot during the course.
M.H. from Astoria, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 1:21 PM Pacific Time

I loved this course! It was very informative.
M.M. from Limestone, Maine, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 11:52 AM Pacific Time

Very informative! The video was well done.
S.I. from Lawrence Twp, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-05 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was a great introduction on how hypnosis got its roots!
S.O. from Miami, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-04 at 6:43 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! Very informative and straight to the point. Easy to remember and the quizzes in-between helps to gauge what you’re learning!
S.G. from Buffalo, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-04 at 5:55 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting to listen to the history of hypnotherapy as we know it today.
S.B. from Aldie, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-04 at 5:30 PM Pacific Time

The history was very informative.
L.M. from Farmington Hills, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-04 at 10:54 AM Pacific Time

I wish the video had subtitles but I still really liked it.
A.G. from Redding, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-03 at 5:42 PM Pacific Time

Very instructive and I am so grateful to all these people throughout history who gave our generation wonderful knowledge of the hypnosis practiced today in a modern way.
M.S. from Alachua, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-03 at 1:06 PM Pacific Time

Loved it, the story format was nice to listen to.
N.D. from San Clemente, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-07-03 at 11:13 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was well curated, relatively concise (considering 5,000+ years of history), yet dense with information. Thumbs up.
J.S. from Louisville, Kentucky, US