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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
2021-10-11 at 6:29 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and easy to follow.
K.D. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-11 at 5:50 PM Pacific Time

I liked the lesson. I liked the in between "chapters" breaks to check in with self test questions.
F.M. from Seattle, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-11 at 10:54 AM Pacific Time

This was a very interesting lesson. Adding the video and workbook together helped to comprehend the history of hypnosis.
S.W. from Barnesville, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-11 at 1:49 AM Pacific Time

Great course, I enjoyed it.
E.F. from San Francisco, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-10 at 8:54 PM Pacific Time

Amazing, very informative lesson!
A.K. from West Hollywood, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-10 at 7:25 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and well presented. I have learned a lot in less than an hour.
L.A. from Alexandria, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-10 at 4:28 PM Pacific Time

Interesting and enlightening.
S.S. from Westland, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-09 at 3:05 PM Pacific Time

Good basic quiz for beginners.
R.C. from Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-08 at 3:27 PM Pacific Time

Loved it! I wrote everything down and I'm excited to review and go further!
T.M. from Merrill, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-08 at 1:19 PM Pacific Time

It was good and I learned a lot in the way they explained it.
M.R. from Oroville, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-08 at 8:04 AM Pacific Time

I just love it. I've really enjoyed all the history of hypnosis, it's informative and useful. Thank you HMI.
D.D. from Nashik, Maharashtra, IN


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-08 at 1:17 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson very much and I am eager to learn more about this fascinating topic!
J.C. from Amsterdam, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-07 at 2:56 PM Pacific Time

Lesson was exhaustive giving a solid background on the important topic of hypnosis history.
R.B. from Rio De Janeiro, BR


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-07 at 11:28 AM Pacific Time

I thought it was very informative, brief, and straightforward. It makes me want to learn more about hypnosis and the modern use of it, for sure!
J.B. from Fort Myers, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-06 at 6:12 PM Pacific Time

There was a lot of information that I had no idea about. It was very interesting. I feel like I have a better understanding of it and I can see where different people can see it from a different perspective. I truly see the benefits in many areas. I look forward to seeing if this is something that will work for me. Thank you.
M.G. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-05 at 11:32 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting, and I learned a lot!
A.K. from Campbell, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-05 at 6:29 PM Pacific Time

The lecture was very interesting. I learned a lot of new facts about hypnosis.
I.K. from Westlake Village, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-05 at 6:35 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was fun and interesting. The story book style of presentation made it more entertaining. I've had some good teachers with similar styles of presentation.
M.N. from Austin, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-09 at 9:20 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about sleep temples and how hypnosis developed in France and Austria.
A.S. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-03 at 12:20 PM Pacific Time

Thank you. The. audio story combined with the written story made passing the test easier.
P.G. from North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-01 at 3:58 AM Pacific Time

Overall, it was great information.
P.M. from Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-30 at 4:31 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson very much because now I have more insight into the history of hypnotherapy and how hypnotherapy developed into a respected and accepted practice that is extraordinarily healing to people who understand what hypnotherapeutic treatment can do for them.
P.S. from Bullhead City, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-30 at 8:02 PM Pacific Time

I want to learn about hypnosis, learn to hypnotize, grow up, and help others, especially children.
T.Y. from Chengdu, Sichuan, CN


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-30 at 1:34 AM Pacific Time

A historical eye-opener on one of the least highlighted subjects in the mental health field. The presenter's tone of voice, choice of words, and communication skills are much appreciated.
K.A. from Riyadh, SA


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-28 at 2:38 PM Pacific Time

Interesting. Enjoyed the history of hypnosis.
N.S. from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-28 at 12:54 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed the video!
J.H. from Portland, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-28 at 12:41 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting and educating!
S.C. from Royse City, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-28 at 12:09 AM Pacific Time

Interesting material and I am looking forward to learning more.
W.K. from Shoshoni, Wyoming, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-27 at 1:15 PM Pacific Time

Very clear and interesting class on Hypnosis History.
A.N. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-27 at 1:20 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was informative and I enjoyed learning the history of hypnosis.
S.D. from Bedminster, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-27 at 11:17 AM Pacific Time

This was rich in information and gave me a deeper and broader understanding of this fascinating and progressive form of healing. Thank you for this!
M.S. from General Trias, Cavite, PH


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-26 at 10:36 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting and fun.
C.Z. from Papaaloa, Hawaii, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-25 at 11:22 PM Pacific Time

The reader of the video spoke very clearly and had an easy voice to listen to. The video gave a great summary on the history of hypnotism. It was not boring at all and kept me listening to the very interesting history of hypnotism.
B.M. from Randleman, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-25 at 7:55 PM Pacific Time

I found it to be extremely interesting.
C.B. from Calgary, Alberta, CA


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-25 at 11:16 AM Pacific Time

The lesson gave a well explained background on hypnosis.
C.L. from Brockton, Massachusetts, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-23 at 12:50 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning about the history of hypnosis. I look forward to learning more about hypnosis and use it as a modality for therapy.
M.B. from Beverly Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-22 at 4:40 PM Pacific Time

I found the video kept my attention nicely, and the "what Pokemon is it" style quiz interruptions were very helpful in helping me remember important information.
A.H. from Van Nuys, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-20 at 6:42 PM Pacific Time

I’m so excited to learn more!
A.W. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-20 at 4:14 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson and was fascinated to learn how far back the history of hypnosis goes.
C.K. from Buena Park, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-20 at 3:56 PM Pacific Time

I actually enjoyed and it was full of information I have never heard before. I will watch again to absorb the information.
G.C. from Miami, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-20 at 2:22 PM Pacific Time

The video was very informative. I learned a lot about the history of hypnosis that I, otherwise, would have never known. It was nice to learn about the origin of hypnosis and how far it has been developed throughout the last 5,000 years.
K.T. from Yorba Linda, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-20 at 1:35 PM Pacific Time

Loved this! Really fascinating.
L.S. from Eugene, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-10-07 at 9:01 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the test and learning about the history of hypnosis.
C.K. from Crownsville, Maryland, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-19 at 11:48 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and informative.
T.F. from Austin, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-19 at 10:54 AM Pacific Time

Great lesson, the video was very well paced in lining up the history of hypnosis.
K.B. from Tappan, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-22 at 4:44 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed learning the history and evolvement of how hypnosis as well as hypnotherapy has helped people naturally to overcome illnesses, trauma and just mental issues. As a laymen in the busy world we are so overstimulated and most of us see hypnosis as a getting out of your mind and body experience. This has opened my eyes to the total benefits of natural healing as well as eliminating suffering. Thank you.
C.L. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-17 at 11:52 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the method of story telling and found all of this information interesting.
R.M. from Woodland Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-17 at 10:48 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting to learn about how hypnosis became what it is today. Especially because there is a stigma about hypnosis and some people may envision a gypsy with a crystal ball or another superstitious gimmick when they think of hypnosis. Instead, hypnotherapy and hypnosis are evidence based practices used in modern medicine all over the world.
M.C. from El Cajon, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-17 at 6:17 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lesson. Pacing was good and the questions during the lesson helped in remembering the information.
C.F. from Manchester, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-19 at 1:03 PM Pacific Time

Very good information to know.
G.W. from Clarkston, Georgia, US