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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
2024-05-22 at 5:50 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was a good lesson.
B.W. from Kalamazoo, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-22 at 1:42 AM Pacific Time

Awesome. I enjoyed how informative this lesson was.
B.K. from Odum, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-21 at 3:40 PM Pacific Time

Very straightforward and glad I was about to come towards a great rewarding career to help others and myself when I enroll in the future.
N.C. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


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

Yes, I liked this lesson. The information provided was clear and comprehensive. The lesson was well-structured and easy to follow. The flow of topics made sense and helped in understanding the concepts better.
Z.A. from Delray Beach, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-21 at 7:08 AM Pacific Time

It was informative and it peaked my interest for learning more about hypnotherapy. I enjoyed it.
B.P. from Dalton, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-20 at 9:38 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was wonderful. I love history about psychology, metaphysics, and natural healing practices. I'm very excited to learn more.
S.D. from Paso Robles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-20 at 8:11 PM Pacific Time

Very informative! Thank you!
A.M. from Norman, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-20 at 2:38 PM Pacific Time

Very clear and simple, thank you!
L.D. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-20 at 9:22 AM Pacific Time

I found it interesting and informative. It was all new information for me.
K.F. from Santee, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-19 at 3:19 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed it and learned quite a bit. The history is fascinating to me.
J.K. from Johnson City, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-18 at 12:55 AM Pacific Time

This lesson helped me to know the history of Hypnosis in much more detail including some parts that are not well known in the world.
R.A. from Makassar, South Sulawesi, ID


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-17 at 8:17 PM Pacific Time

It had a lot of useful information.
L.W. from Yakima, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-17 at 11:46 AM Pacific Time

Very informative. Enjoyed how a dual modality was used for learning (auditory and written), which helped my attention and allowed me to read when the auditory data felt too fast.
N.A. from Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-17 at 10:14 AM Pacific Time

Indonesian: Sangat memberikan wawasan dan tentang hypnosis. English: Very insightful and about hypnosis.
R.K. from Cirebon, Jawa Barat, ID


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-17 at 7:55 AM Pacific Time

The session was very informative regarding the history of hypnosis.
T.H. from North Fort Myers, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-15 at 5:28 PM Pacific Time

Very informational, I'm excited to learn more.
N.C. from Midwest City, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-15 at 5:27 PM Pacific Time

Great way to learn material, very informative.
S.S. from Gray, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-15 at 11:07 AM Pacific Time

Very informative. I enjoyed this lesson and look forward to learning more.
N.T. from Tijeras, New Mexico, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 11:12 AM Pacific Time

Great information and interesting.
A.B. from Fort Worth, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 9:33 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and easy to understand.
S.O. from Aurora, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 7:55 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class!
B.S. from Stonecrest, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 6:39 AM Pacific Time

I learned so much history about hypnosis and its application on trauma was helpful.
T.N. from Oakland, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 6:07 AM Pacific Time

The lesson took me through parts of history I wasn't aware of. It opened my mind and closed the lid on things I believe to be true about hypnotherapy and it's origins. 10/10.
B.T. from West Palm Beach, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-14 at 12:51 AM Pacific Time

Very intriguing, wanting more, very interesting. Keep updating and sharing the knowledge as well as the facts and fiction.
C.T. from Clewiston, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 10:45 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and enjoyable trivia.
T.M. from Bronx, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 10:33 PM Pacific Time

I love how this was very helpful.
K.T. from Beloit, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 9:04 PM Pacific Time

It's very informational with a clear historical structure, which gives me the necessary guidelines on the path to hypnosis.
S.S. from Rancho Palos Verdes, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 5:59 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting presentation! Thank you!
L.D. from Patterson, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 4:57 PM Pacific Time

I thought the lesson was great. A lot of very interesting facts and things I didn't know about hypnosis.
T.B. from North Highlands, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 12:51 PM Pacific Time

Enjoyable and informative.
G.A. from Campbell, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 8:42 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson, it was very interesting.
D.M. from Salina, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 7:36 AM Pacific Time

I learned a lot from this course.
W.D. from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, CN


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-13 at 6:18 AM Pacific Time

Fun coursework and very well presented. Held my attention the entire 40 minutes.
J.B. from Wake Forest, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-12 at 4:01 PM Pacific Time

It was informative, I learned a lot about hypnotherapy history and look forward to learning more!
A.H. from Florence, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-12 at 6:52 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting, it could be even longer.
W.D. from Warsaw, Mazovia, PL


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-11 at 12:51 AM Pacific Time

It's very clear and easy to understand.
J.J. from Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, CN


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-10 at 9:41 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed so much in such a small amount of time; honestly mind blowing.
S.G. from Mankato, Minnesota, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-09 at 9:27 PM Pacific Time

Enjoyed it thoroughly and I'm very intrigued.
A.S. from Ninety Six, South Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-09 at 11:46 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and helpful.
K.P. from Neosho, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-09 at 11:42 AM Pacific Time

It had some important information, I would have to listen to it a few more times to absorb the information better, I did get distracted a few times.
J.V. from Burlington, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-09 at 9:58 AM Pacific Time

This session was beautiful. It was taught in its purest form. Lots of understanding.
S.J. from San Diego, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-09 at 8:17 AM Pacific Time

It was very easy to follow along and gain an understanding of the history.
Q.A. from Fayetteville, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-08 at 8:11 PM Pacific Time

It was very affective in allowing me to go back to the content which helped me to have a better understanding of the history.
J.F. from Herriman, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-08 at 6:41 PM Pacific Time

Interesting. I definitely learned a few things.
J.B. from Peshtigo, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-08 at 7:24 AM Pacific Time

I have loved every video of y'all's that I've seen so far. Super excited to hopefully one day get the chance to experience it in person!
J.S. from Arlington, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-08 at 1:59 AM Pacific Time

I am very fortunate to know HMI which has taught me about hypnosis.
P.Z. from Hong Kong, HK


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-07 at 6:13 PM Pacific Time

It was great. Thanks for making the world for a better place.
B.U. from Spring Valley, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-07 at 4:05 PM Pacific Time

It certainly ameliorated my perspective on the subject.
S.P. from Bee Cave, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-07 at 10:50 AM Pacific Time

It was informative and captivating.
R.T. from Fredericksburg, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-06 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The course is very clear and I will watch it several times to deepen my impression.
J.Z. from Tdaqing City, Taipei City, CN