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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
2022-09-22 at 10:06 PM Pacific Time

Very concise and entertaining lesson. Loved learning about the history and development of Hypnosis throughout history.
K.A. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-22 at 5:41 AM Pacific Time

It's nice to learn about the history of Hypnosis.
M.T. from Yeka Sub City, Addis Ababa, ET


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-21 at 8:31 PM Pacific Time

Fascinating approach to learning hypnosis as a subject and professional discipline.
C.J. from Clarkston, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-21 at 5:23 PM Pacific Time

It was a wonderful introduction.
D.V. from Pahrump, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-20 at 8:50 PM Pacific Time

Extremely interesting! I enjoyed every minute!
L.R. from Alexandria, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-20 at 5:45 PM Pacific Time

Very informative. Such an interesting history. I had no idea how far back these practices went. I especially enjoyed learning about Dr. Braid. I also found it very interesting that Sigmund Freud rejected hypnosis.
A.E. from Gaithersburg, Maryland, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-20 at 3:02 PM Pacific Time

This was very interesting and easy to listen to!
E.K. from Venice, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-20 at 9:18 AM Pacific Time

This part of of the lesson was very important and very useful information. I believe that knowing the background is important when going forward with the information to be used in future work within this field.
J.C. from Northbrook, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-20 at 8:10 AM Pacific Time

I liked having the workbook to be able to go back and retain information.
M.S. from Carmel, Maine, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-19 at 11:14 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative. Shows how far Hypnosis has come. Thank you.
S.Y. from Parker, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-19 at 9:56 AM Pacific Time

Very good, I enjoyed the course.
E.K. from Beavercreek, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-18 at 10:53 PM Pacific Time

It was really fascinating.
E.M. from Oakland, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-18 at 10:03 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning the origin of hypnosis and how it ties into ancient civilizations.
M.B. from Woodland Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-18 at 12:48 PM Pacific Time

I loved this lesson. Very informative.
B.L. from Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-18 at 9:20 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
M.M. from Norwalk, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-18 at 12:00 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and a knowledgeable way to explain hypnosis history. I really enjoyed it.
Z.Q. from Lahore, Punjab, PK


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-17 at 9:56 AM Pacific Time

Learned a lot in a short amount of time.
P.J. from Richland, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-16 at 9:57 AM Pacific Time

Nice video, very interesting. I think it is fascinating that hypnosis has such a long history and yet it is still nebulous in its understanding and practice. When I began talking to others about my interests in hypnosis, I was met by two very charged responses. About one out of four people thought I was crazy and the rest wanted to be my first subject. I’m looking forward to learning more.
J.S. from Farmington, New Mexico, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-16 at 6:47 AM Pacific Time

The lesson wasn’t dry at all, very educational!
M.E. from North Highlands, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-15 at 5:15 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting. I loved how they tied in Psychology. I have studied it for 10 years.
K.D. from Reston, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-15 at 1:37 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative, I am extremely curious to learn more about Temple Sleep and NLP. Thanks.
A.B. from Lake Forest Park, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-14 at 6:59 PM Pacific Time

It was very helpful to understand hypnosis like it started originally and how we can utilize hypnosis in many aspect of our lives.
I.L. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-14 at 6:35 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! Fascinating and well presented!
J.H. from Thousand Oaks, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-14 at 2:36 PM Pacific Time

Love it, want to learn more about it.
K.H. from Parma, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-14 at 12:46 PM Pacific Time

I found the video very interesting and informative.
R.B. from Northridge, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-14 at 9:57 AM Pacific Time

It was an informative lesson on the history of hypnosis.
T.J. from Lawrenceville, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 10:04 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting. Very creative technique “storybook style” to use for us to comprehend.
T.B. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 2:35 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. I learned a lot. I am excited to start the course.
B.B. from Stillwater, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 2:36 PM Pacific Time

This was very interesting. Thank you.
M.M. from Chester, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 11:21 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting. There was a lot of history I had never heard before.
L.L. from Yorktown, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 11:37 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it and I learned a lot. I think having people do the quiz helps show that people are interested in the learning process and helps people understand the history behind hypnosis which is important.
M.W. from North Fort Myers, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-13 at 7:29 AM Pacific Time

I found the lesson to be very fascinating! I really appreciated learning the ancient versions of hypnosis like the Egyptian Sleep Temples. Thanks for the concise history.
M.H. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-12 at 12:52 PM Pacific Time

I really appreciated learning about the history of hypnosis!
C.C. from Dallas, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-12 at 12:47 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! Very interesting! I did not know it dated back to the Egyptians.
A.V. from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-12 at 11:04 AM Pacific Time

A thorough yet concise look into the past on where hypnotherapy came from. Thank you.
J.B. from Sierra Madre, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-12 at 2:09 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was very engaging and informative!
M.A. from Koganei-shi, Tokyo, JP


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-11 at 7:16 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was extremely interesting. Looking forward to joining the school.
T.N. from Bloomfield, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-09 at 6:25 PM Pacific Time

I am more and more interested as the class goes deeper in to the subject. Looking forward for more of it!
A.V. from Vero Beach, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-08 at 7:33 PM Pacific Time

This session was very informative. We should definitely know the history of the course we are about to learn.
B.J. from Ballwin, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-08 at 1:33 PM Pacific Time

Very informative, great information on how hypnotherapy evolved into today's society!
B.P. from Weatherford, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-08 at 12:32 AM Pacific Time

It was great to learn about the history of hypnosis. I think the material was well put together and gave a comprehensive review. Learned a lot of information that I didn’t know.
B.F. from San Diego, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-07 at 11:04 PM Pacific Time

Very good and insightful lesson! Can't wait to learn more!
B.M. from Houston, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-06 at 1:37 PM Pacific Time

Pretty educational and not boring to watch or listen to!
K.M. from Russellville, Arkansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-06 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Excellent! This is the first time I'm doing this program and I liked it.
S.R. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-06 at 11:56 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the history of Hypnosis. Very enlightening and informative.
A.P. from Tacoma, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-06 at 2:49 AM Pacific Time

Enjoyed it, can't wait to learn more.
A.K. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-05 at 3:36 PM Pacific Time

I liked it, especially as the text followed the words from the video.
K.W. from Broomfield, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-05 at 8:42 AM Pacific Time

Interested in the school. I would like to take more classes.
T.M. from Rowland, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-05 at 3:14 AM Pacific Time

I read the information instead of trying to go by memory. Hopefully I do better with names after a refresher.
D.L. from Kerrville, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-09-05 at 12:21 PM Pacific Time

This was a very informative course and I enjoyed reading the workbook.
D.D. from Spring Hill, Florida, US