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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
2021-09-14 at 10:51 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and insightful course.
J.S. from Malibu, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-14 at 8:47 AM Pacific Time

I liked it because it it was basic and informative, highlighting and connecting significant historical facts.
T.S. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-13 at 11:50 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson. I made numerous side notes to delve deeper into some of the historical information noted in this video.
M.T. from Green Bay, Wisconsin, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-13 at 5:13 PM Pacific Time

I loved it so much! I learned so many things and this video definitely deepened my interest in this course. I cannot wait to begin.
R.S. from Havre, Montana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-13 at 4:53 PM Pacific Time

Looking forward to more lessons. I develop eLearning (side gig and part of day job), would like different type of interactions. Good content!
J.H. from Liberty, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-13 at 1:10 PM Pacific Time

I very much enjoyed this lesson! It's crazy to see Astrology, Yoga, forms of Reiki, Meditation, and Psychology are used in this study! I am excited to start!
M.R. from Saint George, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-13 at 11:36 AM Pacific Time

I loved it! Wonderful video!
C.A. from Jupiter, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-12 at 10:11 PM Pacific Time

The presentation was a good foundation for the evolution of hypnotherapy.
J.A. from Malibu, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-12 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time

I found this video to be very interesting.
K.P. from Benton City, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-11 at 2:58 PM Pacific Time

I like that the creator used interesting little facts about each person, because if it was boring, it would be hard to remember the names since they’re all foreign and there’s so many of them. Thanks.
C.S. from North Hollywood, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-11 at 2:59 PM Pacific Time

I learned quite a bit more this time.
R.M. from Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-10 at 7:41 PM Pacific Time

It was a good foundation on the origins of hypnotherapy.
S.E. from Hanover, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-10 at 5:06 PM Pacific Time

Very informative. I learned a lot about my field of study.
R.M. from Dover, Delaware, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-10 at 2:30 PM Pacific Time

The test covered the information in the curriculum adequately.
J.K. from Woodland Hills, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-10 at 10:16 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting. Understanding the way that hypnosis therapy developed over history gives insight into challenges related to the perception of the discipline, but it also provides insight into the nature and strength of hypnotherapy as a discipline.
Y.K. from Orlando, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-09 at 4:43 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very interesting and helpful.
J.F. from Denver, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-09 at 7:49 AM Pacific Time

Hypnosis history was an interesting and informative read.
A.D. from Winter Garden, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-08 at 7:57 PM Pacific Time

I thought the history was great, I really enjoyed learning this.
D.G. from Magna, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-08 at 4:49 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this history lesson on Hypnosis. I did not realize how far back the practice went into history.
K.W. from Norfolk, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-08 at 12:37 PM Pacific Time

The lesson was very informative. I enjoyed the notebook portion available as well.
M.L. from DeKalb, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-08 at 10:04 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting! There are many facts that I had no idea about.
G.M. from Montevideo, UY


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-07 at 11:23 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the brief historical overview and think it is put together well in a concise and clear form. I appreciate all options of learning through reading the information and/or watching/listening to the video... all of which were put together with great production and quality. Having the quiz to reaffirm the information seemed useful as it assisted me in slowing down to focus on the information at hand and not jump to the next informational tidbit that we are drawn towards in our modern information driven culture. The lesson did however succeed in leaving me wanting to learn more, and at greater depth. Success! One technological note, I did have to click the answers multiple times to get them to register. Thanks for all your effort putting this together, kudos!
L.F. from Talent, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-06 at 3:09 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was easy to understand and navigate. The video was nice and informative.
S.M. from Reading, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-06 at 9:09 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the information very much.
M.J. from Sun Valley, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-05 at 5:28 PM Pacific Time

I liked it very much and learned more about names in medical history that I have heard, but never knew much about.
L.N. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-05 at 2:20 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. It was written very well and easy to read and follow.
L.W. from Deridder, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-05 at 11:21 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative and I really enjoyed it.
A.S. from Grand Terrace, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-05 at 11:01 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative and I enjoyed the story style.
L.G. from Grand Terrace, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-04 at 8:52 PM Pacific Time

I found the history to be enlightening and intriguing.
L.C. from Augusta, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-05 at 8:01 AM Pacific Time

It was very useful and interesting.
R.G. from Lexington, Kentucky, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-03 at 5:27 PM Pacific Time

I absolutely loved it! I have gone to a hypnotherapist in the past for fun and it unleashed my entire life and changed me entirely! I cannot wait to follow in the footsteps of fellow therapists such as Dolores Cannon.
A.R. from Haddonfield, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-03 at 10:11 AM Pacific Time

This lesson is very informative especially for beginners and for ones who don't know anything about hypnosis or hypnotherapy. This is really a good step to being knowledgeable.
L.J. from Cleveland, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-03 at 12:10 AM Pacific Time

It's a great course. If I have the chance, I hope I can go to school.
P.Q. from Nanjing, Anhui, JP


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-02 at 10:43 AM Pacific Time

It was a great overview of the history of Hypnosis.
C.F. from Culver City, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-01 at 8:21 PM Pacific Time

It was eye opening. I enjoyed seeing the roots of hypnosis.
M.H. from Warwick, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-01 at 8:06 PM Pacific Time

I loved it. So much history, thank you for putting it all together.
J.G. from Bridgeport, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-01 at 12:40 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting to learn the history of hypnotism! As a studying Psychologist, there were many things learned through this course.
H.P. from Mauriceville, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-01 at 10:54 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and educating and I am looking forward to learning and growing more in the world of becoming a hypnotherapist.
E.Z. from Polk City, Iowa, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-09-01 at 5:36 AM Pacific Time

I'm going to watch it again because I found it very fascinating how many cultures and throughout history for many years have used hypnosis in some way, some form. It's amazing and excites me! Opening my eyes to how big and helpful hypnotherapy really is and I want to be involved in being a part in helping others with hypnosis. I can't wait to be a part of it and discover more about the powers of our minds and more. Watching this history video helped me realize finally what I want to with my life and what I can do to help others.
K.K. from Spanaway, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-30 at 1:36 PM Pacific Time

It was great! I didn't know hypnosis dated back as far as Egypt.
A.R. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-29 at 4:35 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and fun to watch.
T.B. from Tacoma, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-29 at 2:41 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was amazing. I enjoyed being able to watch the video and read the script at the same time, that really helped with remembering everything.
C.M. from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-29 at 11:05 AM Pacific Time

I learned a lot. I never realized hypnosis had been around that long, and used so much.
T.M. from Comanche, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-28 at 9:59 AM Pacific Time

I found the information of this lesson very enjoyable as well as useful to understand the foundation of hypnotherapy and hypnosis in general.
K.G. from Santa Cruz, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-28 at 9:34 AM Pacific Time

I liked it a lot. It was so interesting and amazing, a lot of deep information with references.
M.E. from Casablanca, MA


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-28 at 1:56 AM Pacific Time

The lesson is very informative. It helps to understand the origins of Hypnosis.
L.W. from Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-27 at 10:05 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and heightened my interest in hypnotherapy.
A.G. from Winnetka, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-27 at 2:29 AM Pacific Time

Loved it. Very informative and it grabbed my attention so I wanted to learn more.
J.B. from Novato, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-26 at 3:10 PM Pacific Time

I loved this course, I learned a lot about hypnotherapy.
M.S. from Lakewood, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-08-26 at 12:58 PM Pacific Time

I loved learning about the past origins of Hypnosis and how it became today.
J.A. from Monroe, Washington, US