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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
2021-11-19 at 5:51 AM Pacific Time

This course was very detailed, though 40 minutes. I look forward to moving forward and learning more.
K.C. from Plainfield, Indiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-18 at 9:06 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting - well done.
K.F. from Yukon, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-18 at 8:38 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative. Thank you.
J.S. from Rolla, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-17 at 6:12 PM Pacific Time

The lesson is fantastic. I am very satisfied.
S.D. from San Pedro, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-16 at 12:53 PM Pacific Time

The lesson was awesome. I love the information.
S.P. from Griffin, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-15 at 8:43 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson and can see myself diving into further exploration of hypnosis.
A.M. from Sherman Oaks, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-13 at 8:13 AM Pacific Time

Fascinating course, really enjoyed it!
K.P. from Columbia, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-12 at 9:01 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and I feel more comfortable continuing my education towards hypnotherapy!
E.S. from Chattanooga, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-12 at 9:58 AM Pacific Time

This lesson was extremely informative and interesting.
J.C. from Douglasville, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-12 at 2:29 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting. Easy presentation of dates, places, and people making it easier to remember.
K.S. from Gadsden, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-11 at 3:26 PM Pacific Time

Fascinating weaving of medical history in relation to the development of hypnosis.
O.S. from Brooklyn Park, Maryland, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-11 at 2:57 PM Pacific Time

Loved the historical perspective. I knew just a fraction of what I thought I knew. I learned a lot and didn’t realize there were so many schools of thought concerning hypnotism. I did not realize they used it during the war. Fascinating.
N.B. from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-14 at 7:53 PM Pacific Time

Absolutely can’t wait to learn anything, and everything I can about this practice. I look forward to the day that I can use this as a means to help other people overcome some of life‘s challenging obstacles. And teach people how to love themselves. Because I believe so much of societies problems are based on that belief. That it’s okay, or rather normal to hate yourself and other people.
R.M. from Casper, Wyoming, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-10 at 2:38 PM Pacific Time

Very informative, I enjoyed it.
B.K. from Brookfield, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-10 at 12:33 PM Pacific Time

Great. I enjoyed it.
A.W. from Denver, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-10 at 10:46 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and informative.
L.C. from Wellington, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-09 at 8:19 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting! Thank you.
L.T. from Laguna Beach, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-09 at 8:04 PM Pacific Time

I loved it and I am looking forward to starting the program.
C.H. from Petersburg, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-09 at 3:30 PM Pacific Time

It was great to review all the materials again!
Y.N. from Santa Monica, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-09 at 6:47 AM Pacific Time

I truly enjoyed it! Very informative.
S.W. from Neptune, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-08 at 6:25 PM Pacific Time

I really liked it a lot and it helped me understand it better.
N.K. from Staunton, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-08 at 12:40 PM Pacific Time

I absolutely loved it. I have known about hypnosis for many years but I was unaware of all the history related to it. I am blown away with this lesson and I plan on using some of the information to help educate others.
E.S. from Snohomish, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-06 at 2:22 PM Pacific Time

This was a very informative lesson. It is a lesson that I would most likely revisit.
B.D. from Alameda, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-06 at 12:52 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. Thank you!
T.G. from Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-05 at 8:35 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very informative and interesting. I’m excited to learn more.
T.F. from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-05 at 11:12 AM Pacific Time

It was very informational, it wasn't boring. I am very eager to learn.
L.W. from Gresham, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-05 at 2:42 AM Pacific Time

Loved, very informative, I cannot wait for more study.
S.B. from Milford, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-05 at 12:45 AM Pacific Time

I have went over like 4 times.
G.I. from Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-04 at 5:21 PM Pacific Time

I found it fascinating and so informative that many of the characters we are familiar with are intertwined with the development of hypnotism in some way.
D.B. from Chicago, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-04 at 5:19 PM Pacific Time

Interesting timeline demonstrates the long road hypnotherapy has taken.
M.F. from Mount Pleasant, Iowa, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-04 at 12:24 PM Pacific Time

I loved it and can't wait to start the classes.
J.R. from Fresno, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-04 at 7:00 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and great information!
D.J. from Littleton, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-03 at 3:45 PM Pacific Time

The lesson was very informative.
M.J. from Montebello, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-03 at 1:51 PM Pacific Time

I am not great at history but this was definitely interesting. Thank you!
S.M. from Quincy, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-03 at 7:53 AM Pacific Time

Very nice and important lesson about the history of hypnosis. I would like to see more references.
P.M. from Fortaleza, Ceara, BR


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-04 at 6:16 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very insightful and informative! I hadn't known Alexander the Great consulted an Oracle and how the information relayed had such a big influence on a major historical event. I'll definitely watch the video again.
S.A. from Decatur, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-02 at 3:54 PM Pacific Time

I liked it! It was very exciting and interesting. I liked the artwork that was used for the video.
J.M. from Pahrump, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-01 at 11:53 PM Pacific Time

Interesting and fascinating. I never knew the history dated back to ancient Egypt.
K.A. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-01 at 2:38 PM Pacific Time

I loved it! I love history already so I was very excited to learn hypnotherapy’s connection to the past, so I can better relate in the present.
E.K. from Fort Worth, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-01 at 11:42 AM Pacific Time

Good introduction, gives perspective of how the progression of hypnosis developed through the ages.
F.T. from San Dimas, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-11-01 at 1:28 AM Pacific Time

I found it very interesting and informative. Can't wait to start classes this month.
T.S. from Hensley, Arkansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-31 at 7:44 PM Pacific Time

It's very interesting and an easy online learning platform.
E.T. from Addis Ababa, ET


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-30 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting to learn more about the history of hypnosis and how it has evolved.
T.J. from Buffalo, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-30 at 10:43 AM Pacific Time

Fascinating and fun. Good use of imagery and music.
S.S. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-29 at 11:53 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and a great introduction to the history of hypnosis.
C.E. from San Francisco, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-29 at 10:37 AM Pacific Time

This was a fun was of learning, though I prefer more interaction.
A.P. from Commerce, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-28 at 7:44 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was something very interesting. Thank you.
K.C. from Gloucester, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-28 at 1:34 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative and very straight to the point.
C.L. from San Jose, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-28 at 10:11 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed the history of Hypnosis. Thank you.
B.H. from Fresno, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-27 at 8:17 PM Pacific Time

The session was entertaining and easy to follow.
D.G. from Laurelton, New York, US