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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 - Introductory Lesson
2021-01-12 at 7:37 PM Pacific Time

This was so interesting! I learned so much!
S. R. from Salem, Massachusetts, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2021-01-06 at 7:09 PM Pacific Time

The video of the history of hypnosis was informative.
M. J. from Midwest City, Oklahoma, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2021-01-02 at 11:00 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson, it was very informative.
B. G. from Houma, Louisiana, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-12-07 at 4:24 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was important to know about the foundations of hypnosis and the influence of hypnosis. Franz Mesmer was correct in his theory about magnetism and the driving element of flow. The reason movies ritual praying and music is so important improves the flow and balance as a form of hypnotism. My favorite affirmation is each day in every way I am getting better and better this has helped me, the Emile Coue quote, I was so excited about this because I thought of this affirmation.
L. G. from Tucson, Arizona, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-12-01 at 1:04 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for this opportunity.
M. K. from Decatur, Michigan, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-11-24 at 1:44 PM Pacific Time

Interesting history of Hypnosis. Thanks!
J. G. from Columbia, Missouri, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-11-03 at 12:43 PM Pacific Time

Interesting! Would like to know more about Imhotep's temple and hypnotic uses in it.
E. H. from Miami, Florida, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-28 at 9:23 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and concise. I appreciated the format and the reinforcement of ideas.
T. M. from Morton, Illinois, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-27 at 11:49 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning how hypnosis has come to be, and the workbook was helpful.
D. S. from Scottsburg, Indiana, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-26 at 11:04 AM Pacific Time

The lesson in history of hypnosis was interesting. Oddly I feel as if I have the same type of history.
K. H. from Chariton, Iowa, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-24 at 12:39 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it very much as it was very clear and flowed well.
C. D. from Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-24 at 9:10 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the summarized history of hypnosis in a structured format.
B. C. from Singapore, Singapore


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-23 at 7:53 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. This video was interesting.
R. H. from Cary, Illinois, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-23 at 6:21 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative, educational, and interesting.
T. T. from Rochester, New York, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-22 at 2:27 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning the history of hypnosis. I found it interesting and enjoyable!
M. M. from Waianae, Hawaii, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-22 at 11:46 AM Pacific Time

It's very informative and presented well.
G. B. from Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-19 at 5:58 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and engaging!
J. M. from Kamuela, Hawaii, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-19 at 4:59 PM Pacific Time

The Hypnosis in History was very interesting. It keeps you engaged and I like the storybook feel.
T. G. from Baldwinsville, New York, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-19 at 9:38 AM Pacific Time

Informative and interesting. Not tiring, and well organised.
C. S. from Manchester, United Kingdom


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-18 at 4:58 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and I liked the way it was structured. It was easy to follow.
D. M. from Newark, Delaware, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-17 at 10:06 PM Pacific Time

Love it. I learned a lot.
J. S. from Vulcan, Michigan, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-17 at 1:43 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was interesting and informative.
A. S. from West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-17 at 7:16 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the history of hypnosis and walking through the evolution of hypnotherapy.
H. M. from Westfield, Massachusetts, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-16 at 1:54 PM Pacific Time

I found it very informational and interesting.
S. B. from Grapevine, Texas, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-15 at 2:11 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the history of hypnosis and look forward to further trainings.
T. G. from Big Sky, Montana, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-14 at 12:26 PM Pacific Time

Great hypnosis history lesson, very interesting and informing.
M. C. from Dana Point, California, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-13 at 5:43 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and spurred a further interest in learning more about hypnotism.
C. M. from Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-13 at 5:42 AM Pacific Time

This was a very useful exercise in knowledge, helping to cement understanding of the origins and beneficial uses of hypnosis.
K. T. from Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-10 at 7:45 PM Pacific Time

This session was an excellent introduction to the subject of hypnosis. Thorough, interesting, and well delivered!
M. S. from Granger, Indiana, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-09 at 9:56 PM Pacific Time

Great! Very thorough overview and the information was easy to remember.
M. C. from Brooklyn, New York, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-09 at 4:57 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting and I appreciate the course. Thank you.
B. H. from Stratford, Connecticut, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-07 at 5:29 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed the lesson. It was very informative and a great foundation to learning more about this practice.
J. S. from Knoxville, Tennessee, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-07 at 4:23 PM Pacific Time

8/10. It was very interesting and informative. I have a solid background in psychology but I did not know most of this information.
J. R. from Escondido, California, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-07 at 12:02 PM Pacific Time

I loved it and find it fascinating.
A. G. from Nashville, Tennessee, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-07 at 11:05 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting! I enjoyed learning about this history, I had no clue. All of this fascinates me, as I am an energy healer. I am anxious to connect with my higher self, in a more functional level and be balanced there! Thank you for this opportunity, it will open a lot up for me personally, and also for others for their journey!
L. L. from Cairo, Nebraska, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-06 at 10:21 PM Pacific Time

Thank you for this great information of Hypnosis History, it helps a lot with my clients to understand that it’s not magic and that it's knowledge and science.
A. A. from Arlington, Virginia, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-06 at 7:06 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! I am currently getting my Masters in Psychology and we briefly went over Freud's theory of the unconscious mind. I honestly thought that he invented Hypnotherapy! It was great to learn the history.
K. H. from Yakima, Washington, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-06 at 12:45 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and intriguing to watch!
A. N. from Livonia, Michigan, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-06 at 7:12 AM Pacific Time

I like the lessons for the history itself. It's very fascinating!
T. T. from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-05 at 8:32 PM Pacific Time

I found it was interesting and informative.
A. M. from Montgomery, Alabama, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-05 at 5:13 PM Pacific Time

I found this part of the lesson very interesting.
M. S. from Stacyville, Iowa, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-03 at 4:47 PM Pacific Time

It was unique. The instructor was knowledgeable about the history of hypnotism and presented the material in a simple to understand way. I liked the self quiz questions in-between each section.
C. A. from London, Kentucky, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-02 at 3:10 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this course. The history of hypnosis is fascinating.
D. C. from Stanwood, Michigan, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-01 at 6:57 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. A bit hard to follow at times, but overall well done.
K. S. from Jacksonville, Florida, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-10-01 at 1:26 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the video in correlation with the workbook for different types of learners.
L. W. from Chicago, Illinois, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-09-30 at 1:34 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very interesting and I am excited to learn more!
A. S. from Mukilteo, Washington, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-09-30 at 6:28 AM Pacific Time

Very global vision of the history that gives a better understanding of today's practices. Thank you.
R. K. from Chelles, France


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-09-29 at 10:11 AM Pacific Time

Great job and I enjoyed the lecture.
N. N. from Catonsville, Maryland, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-09-28 at 6:23 PM Pacific Time

Interesting history, lesson went well, simple to follow.
J. C. from Ashford, Connecticut, United States


Hypnosis in History - Introductory Lesson
2020-09-28 at 8:11 AM Pacific Time

Easy to follow and watch. Very interesting also. I learned a lot.
J. M. from North Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States