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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
2024-02-21 at 4:22 PM Pacific Time

It was fun, some information I knew, some was really interesting to learn.
A.K. from Everett, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-21 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Great video. Very informative for a history in hypnosis.
R.P. from Fernley, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-20 at 1:23 PM Pacific Time

Self-Hypnosis was used in World War II as a treatment.
T.C. from Houston, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-20 at 11:45 AM Pacific Time

Yes, I really enjoyed it, it was very interesting and informative.
V.C. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-20 at 10:22 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and insightful.
W.T. from Rego Park, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-20 at 9:37 AM Pacific Time

Fascinating history, look forward to learning more.
K.H. from Livermore, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-20 at 9:08 AM Pacific Time

I loved it. It really pulled me and gave me a newfound interest in the field.
J.S. from Anson, Maine, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 5:34 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting and informative.
D.P. from St Petersburg, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 5:22 PM Pacific Time

It was super interesting, I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot and it was fascinating.
T.S. from Loveland, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 4:17 PM Pacific Time

Wonderful! It was very insightful and informative.
J.H. from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 3:35 PM Pacific Time

The video was very informative and I didn't know it went so far back and did for other things like dreaming, healing, and sleep.
S.G. from Van Nuys, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 3:19 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson and learned a lot in a short time.
C.M. from Canoga Park, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 12:18 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! It was a good experience for me.
S.W. from Commack, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 11:53 AM Pacific Time

I loved it, this has been calling to me! Can't wait to learn more.
M.K. from Redding, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 10:56 AM Pacific Time

This was an intriguing lesson; I can't wait to learn more!
E.S. from Lewiston, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-19 at 3:57 AM Pacific Time

Very good. I think its going to help me out.
N.S. from Clearlake, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-18 at 6:48 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. Actually, I liked it a lot.
J.Y. from Sacramento, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-18 at 6:06 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the history. I learned new information that I was not aware before.
M.T. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-18 at 4:48 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was very informative.
H.T. from Katy, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-18 at 4:05 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it very much, it was very educational and I learned a lot.
M.G. from Palmer, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-17 at 6:23 PM Pacific Time

Great lesson, I enjoyed it.
M.D. from Jacksonville, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-16 at 10:39 PM Pacific Time

My thoughts are that for being more of a quick collection of key footnotes about important happenings and observations and or breakthroughs, this just sparks my desire to dive in a little deeper. To learn more. To be fair, I have had a healthy infatuation with the practice of hypnosis for as long as I can remember. If by giving the readers like myself a taste of what's to come, to increase the urge and want for more? It was definitely accomplished. Not too much and definitely not too little.
A.M. from Stanwood, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-16 at 2:59 PM Pacific Time

Learning lessons from pieces of history are vital and understanding the experiences of past trauma and processes on how our forefathers coped to discover the accessible human psyche is even more fascinating to explore. Kudos!
L.L. from Elk Grove, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-16 at 12:16 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it, learning the ones that first used Hypnosis and areas of the world it came from.
R.T. from Clearlake, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-16 at 6:33 AM Pacific Time

Great and informative material.
M.E. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-15 at 5:09 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and interesting. I enjoyed learning about how hypnosis got started.
C.K. from Beaumont, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-15 at 3:25 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting to learn the history of hypnosis. The test was pretty easy.
M.W. from Bellingham, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-15 at 3:09 PM Pacific Time

I loved it, it was fascinating to listen to and read. I've learned something new that I've never known. It looks like this is going to be a good class.
G.G. from Silver Springs, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-15 at 12:11 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was a great experience. I enjoy the topic and learning about the fundamentals of hypnotism.
A.L. from Meridian, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-15 at 8:16 AM Pacific Time

This was very interesting and educational, thank you.
L.J. from Agoura Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-14 at 6:06 PM Pacific Time

I hope I did well. I loved the documentary. Thank you.
A.W. from Oakland, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-14 at 1:40 PM Pacific Time

Thank you for this very informative video; it was well-produced and easy to follow. I found the review questions throughout particularly helpful.
R.D. from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-14 at 1:39 PM Pacific Time

Much more information than the original video; great additions to the information.
A.K. from Ocean Park, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-14 at 12:26 PM Pacific Time

Thank you so much for this opportunity.
A.K. from New Haven, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-14 at 12:16 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
R.T. from Rolla, North Dakota, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-13 at 3:31 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and well presented.
C.M. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-13 at 3:14 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting! I like how it showed a long-established, well-respected history of hypnosis.
P.B. from Brighton, Massachusetts, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-13 at 1:52 AM Pacific Time

I liked it. I enjoyed the lesson. Interesting to learn the history of hypnosis.
A.C. from Anchorage, Alaska, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-13 at 12:50 AM Pacific Time

I loved it! I did not know about some of the practices used to get us to where we are today. Some I had knowledge of, not all. I look forward to learning more.
T.W. from Clearwater, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-12 at 6:35 PM Pacific Time

It was simple, concise, and informative. I enjoyed the video!
D.C. from Selma, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-12 at 12:45 PM Pacific Time

I liked this lesson, it was very informative. Interesting to learn the origins of hypnosis and how it came to be from ancient terms to the now modern terms.
T.B. from Bangs, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-11 at 10:54 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson. It was very interesting learning the historical significance of hypnosis.
S.C. from Concord, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-11 at 12:39 PM Pacific Time

I found it to be very interesting and informative.
G.P. from North Salt Lake, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-10 at 9:11 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting and knowledgeable about hypnosis history.
K.M. from Woodbridge, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-10 at 11:34 AM Pacific Time

This lesson was interesting and informative. The lesson was also easy to follow.
D.R. from Tallahassee, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-09 at 5:45 PM Pacific Time

Easy to follow along and the guide provided was helpful.
A.J. from Waterbury, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-09 at 3:09 PM Pacific Time

Informative. Wish it was more in-depth, would love to learn more.
A.Y. from Adrian, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-09 at 2:16 PM Pacific Time

I learned a lot, thank you.
M.M. from San Diego, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-08 at 11:54 PM Pacific Time

Very informative, easy to follow and it kept me interested. I think it's a great lesson and I look forward to more!
M.L. from Stevensville, Montana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-02-08 at 3:29 PM Pacific Time

Interesting and informative, I learned a lot!
N.O. from Santa Fe, New Mexico, US