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Hypnosis in History

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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
2021-07-27 at 6:34 AM Pacific Time

Very informative, knowledgeable, and helpful. The history of hypnosis is a very interesting subject.
M.O. from New London, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-26 at 9:18 PM Pacific Time

I liked it, thank you very much.
K.G. from Seattle, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-26 at 7:12 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very informative, and laid out nicely!
D.W. from Spokane, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-26 at 3:51 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative and interesting to watch.
A.B. from Moreno Valley, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-25 at 7:58 PM Pacific Time

It was extremely informative and very interesting to learn about hypnosis in ways I haven't thought about.
V.M. from Jamaica, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-25 at 7:23 AM Pacific Time

Had a blast, where do I sign up.
A.M. from Morgan Hill, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-25 at 9:28 AM Pacific Time

It was a very interesting course. I am glad that I did it.
D.K. from Hertzeliya, Merkaz, IL


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-23 at 6:24 PM Pacific Time

I loved it, great job and I'm super inspired.
A.M. from Fontana, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 11:38 PM Pacific Time

Good interesting history lesson. I learned a lot, this lesson made me want to learn and know more.
A.B. from La Quinta, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 9:33 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting, learning about the history of Hypnosis. I feel like you wont have a full idea about it until you learn about the history of how it all started.
M.A. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 6:34 PM Pacific Time

I absolutely enjoyed it! I loved the lesson and the setup. I didn't know Hypnotherapy was so interesting.
V.D. from Ammon, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 3:33 PM Pacific Time

The lesson contained a lot of interesting information on the history of hypnosis.
B.P. from Dallas, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-25 at 12:47 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting. I liked it a lot.
I.R. from Aurora, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 12:46 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it and found it to be very interesting. It made me excited to learn more and made me feel like I came to the right place to learn about hypnotherapy and the human mind.
C.S. from Albany, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 12:44 PM Pacific Time

It was really informative. I had no idea that the root of hypnotism went back to the ancient's period. I thought that Mesmer invented it. Thank you.
H.K. from Beverly Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-20 at 6:09 AM Pacific Time

I think it gives a great introduction to the history of hypnosis.
R.Y. from Linyi, Shandong, CN


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-18 at 4:58 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and it helped by giving me perspective.
T.M. from San Bernardino, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-18 at 10:02 AM Pacific Time

The video is very interesting. I learned a lot about how hypnosis came about and the important people involved in this type of therapy.
L.E. from Eastvale, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-17 at 7:40 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it for the history lesson it gave and the information.
M.A. from Sulphur, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-16 at 11:05 PM Pacific Time

It was an excellent lesson.
N.T. from Ho Chi Minh City, VN


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-16 at 7:21 PM Pacific Time

At first the look of the video seems outdated but was informative in providing the historical pieces.
C.G. from Anaheim, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-16 at 5:13 PM Pacific Time

Learning about the journey of hypnosis throughout the centuries was fascinating. Understanding the different thought leaders and how elements of hypnosis was applied, re-named and further developed is essentially what is done today with medical and therapy professionals contributing to the cause of aiding the population to lead more productive, healthier lives.
M.B. from Lakeville, Massachusetts, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-16 at 1:59 PM Pacific Time

Informative and well presented!
J.B. from Chicago, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-15 at 8:49 PM Pacific Time

I feel that I have gained a lot, I know a lot, thank you very much.
S.Z. from Harbin, Heilongjiang, CN


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-15 at 3:38 PM Pacific Time

It was great. I appreciate the history and especially value how long hypnosis has been used to help people.
M.J. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-16 at 7:25 AM Pacific Time

I loved learning about the evolution of hypnotherapy!
L.R. from Saint Simons Island, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-15 at 7:20 AM Pacific Time

I like it, thank you! This lesson makes my knowledge increase.
A.O. from Surabaya, Jawa Timur, ID


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-15 at 5:33 AM Pacific Time

I liked this lesson, I hope can do the best for the exam.
H.U. from Surabaya, Jawa Timur, ID


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-15 at 5:47 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed it. I loved how it was explained in a story form, made it interesting and appealing.
S.G. from Cibolo, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 6:04 PM Pacific Time

The lesson on Hypnosis in History was informative.
N.W. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 5:31 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting and informative. Thank you.
A.P. from Newport Beach, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting and enlightening.
M.P. from Aguada, Puerto Rico, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 9:22 AM Pacific Time

It was interesting. Thanks.
K.R. from Austin, Minnesota, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 5:22 AM Pacific Time

Learning about how hypnosis has progressed in different ways all over the world is interesting and also reinforces it’s purpose and value for me.
C.B. from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-13 at 8:16 PM Pacific Time

This was very interesting and gave me some insights and historical perspective into things I am currently studying regarding the brain/mind connection and the healing of trauma.
L.d. from San Diego, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-13 at 3:17 AM Pacific Time

This lesson left me starving for more knowledge. I cannot wait to start this journey!
E.C. from Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time

It was pleasurable and I look forward to attending class.
C.R. from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 6:52 PM Pacific Time

It was very easy to understand the history behind hypnosis. It was straight forward and to the point.
J.M. from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 2:09 PM Pacific Time

It was good. It was interesting and I enjoyed it.
R.F. from Henderson, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 11:54 AM Pacific Time

Thanks, I liked the lesson a lot, it is very interesting to find out that Hypnosis has been used for centuries, and that its development and improvement has being very useful to society throughout the time and space.
C.A. from Spring Hill, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 11:54 AM Pacific Time

Entertaining presentation of the history and development of understanding the process of hypnosis.
R.J. from Shawnee, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 4:22 AM Pacific Time

Very enjoyable, informative, yet brief and easily understood overview of the history of hypnosis.
C.J. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 4:14 AM Pacific Time

I learned a lot about history, which enriched my understanding of hypnosis.
B.G. from Wenzhou, Zhejiang, CN


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-12 at 12:24 AM Pacific Time

This was a very interesting and enlightening lesson. I enjoyed learning about the history of Hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
R.Q. from El Cajon, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-11 at 3:34 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson.
M.C. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-11 at 3:05 PM Pacific Time

It was really interesting, I enjoyed understanding the background and history of Hypnosis.
Y.L. from Montréal, Quebec, CA


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-10 at 7:46 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it. It was very informative and interesting.
K.S. from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-14 at 6:53 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting. I didn’t know the origin of hypnotherapy and found this fascinating.
J.S. from Ridgewood, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-10 at 7:44 AM Pacific Time

I loved learning the history of Hypnosis. I am interested in taking this journey and learning everything about Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis.
J.S. from Cochecton, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-07-09 at 3:34 PM Pacific Time

I liked it a lot! The information was very interesting. The speaker is good. I would only suggest to do a more modern and dynamic version of this video.
K.N. from Newton, Massachusetts, US