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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
2024-06-18 at 7:37 PM Pacific Time

I find the history of hypnotherapy fascinating.
W.F. from Dale, Indiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-18 at 4:03 PM Pacific Time

I was blown away and have watched it at least 4 times. This is going to be an amazing adventure to the next level.
J.G. from Hoxie, Arkansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-18 at 2:44 PM Pacific Time

Great video and great information. It led me through a journey of excitement and wonderment for my future with hypnosis.
P.M. from Sanger, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-17 at 7:47 PM Pacific Time

It was very good. I enjoyed it very much.
M.E. from Orland Park, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-17 at 4:35 PM Pacific Time

10/10. It was very interesting and informative, learned a lot.
Y.F. from Spring Valley, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-16 at 8:04 AM Pacific Time

This lesson was full of knowledge and makes me excited to start my hypnosis journey.
J.U. from New Paltz, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-15 at 1:13 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting to see how hypnotism has been used in the past as far back as ancient Egypt.
B.B. from Plant City, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-15 at 5:45 AM Pacific Time

It's good and I got a lot of information about hypnosis history.
Y.A. from Addis Ababa, ET


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-14 at 9:38 AM Pacific Time

This course is really great and I have learned a lot from it. Not only is the content taught very practical, but the teacher explains it in great detail and makes it easy to understand.
N.X. from , CN


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-14 at 9:10 AM Pacific Time

I have to admit that this course was very interesting and full of historical information for me and made me more interested in hypnosis than before. Thank you for providing this course online and free of charge.
V.S. from Narmak, Tehran, IR


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-14 at 2:34 AM Pacific Time

Very good course exercise, I found this very informative. I had no idea it was used for all of these reasons throughout history.
D.C. from Tulare, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-13 at 7:43 PM Pacific Time

It was alright. I'm not a big fan of history but I know it's important.
J.P. from Lemoore, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-12 at 12:16 PM Pacific Time

It was easy to understand and had information on hypnosis I didn't know.
O.R. from Benton Harbor, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-12 at 4:57 AM Pacific Time

It’s so fascinating. It’s a well put together study and test.
M.S. from Berwick, Maine, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-11 at 7:44 PM Pacific Time

I liked the video and it was nice to review the information after watching the video. This allowed me to review what I learned in the video and commit the information to memory. It was very enlightening to see the influence hypnosis had on the development of medicine, psychiatry, and meditative practices.
A.S. from New Orleans, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-11 at 11:51 AM Pacific Time

Spanish: A mi criterio, fue una experiencia enriquecedora. La lectura del contenido de la lección me ha despertado el interés y curiosidad por este fascinante tema. La Hipnosis tiene una rica historia que se remonta a tiempos antiguos y continúa evolucionando en la actualidad. Estoy emocionado de adquirir nuevos conocimientos en futuras lecciones. Muchas gracias! English: In my opinion, it was an enriching experience. Reading the content of the lesson has awakened my interest and curiosity about this fascinating topic. Hypnosis has a rich history dating back to ancient times and continues to evolve today. I am excited to gain new knowledge in future lessons. Thank you so much!
R.F. from Buenos Aires, AR


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-11 at 6:41 AM Pacific Time

I like the video, it was informative.
C.D. from Reno, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-11 at 3:25 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative and interesting. I'm looking forward to learning much more.
J.W. from Bandera, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-10 at 7:41 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting to get insight into the evolution of hypnosis.
A.C. from Melbourne, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-10 at 6:30 PM Pacific Time

I love how it was staged in a storybook type of deliverance.
R.R. from Escondido, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-10 at 6:41 AM Pacific Time

Very informative! It was nice gaining an understanding of how hypnosis came to be. The Shamanism and trance sections are very intriguing.
M.S. from Grafton, West Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-09 at 11:19 AM Pacific Time

I was eager to know the history of hypnosis and happy that I learnt it. The video was very useful with clear narration.
P.B. from Wakra, Doha, QA


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-09 at 4:12 AM Pacific Time

It was very informative and interesting.
J.P. from Kaunas, LT


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-08 at 7:44 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very knowledgeable to prepare me for the course.
V.J. from Oceanside, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-08 at 6:00 AM Pacific Time

It's an important lecture that gives you a good vision about hypnosis history.
A.A. from Hadhramout, Tareem, YE


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-07 at 8:55 PM Pacific Time

This history is so important to understand the origin of Hypnosis and uses of the same. Great learning experience.
S.S. from Edison, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-07 at 10:42 AM Pacific Time

It was a nice lesson and information.
T.S. from Westampton, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-07 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
L.A. from Spokane, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-06 at 10:58 PM Pacific Time

I found it to be very informative. How it has changed over the years, and if it helps people it should be used more in today's society.
D.C. from Gans, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-06 at 10:23 PM Pacific Time

Fascinating subject with a beautiful history. Delivery was a little hokey but that's exciting also.
R.N. from Watertown, Massachusetts, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-06 at 5:59 PM Pacific Time

I liked how it was very informative and neutral at the same time. I found it interesting.
J.Z. from Scotts Valley, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-06 at 5:21 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and captivating, thank you.
F.S. from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-05 at 5:27 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was informative about the history of hypnosis.
L.S. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-05 at 9:43 AM Pacific Time

It was a very informative overview of hypnosis and its history.
M.O. from Saratoga Springs, Utah, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-04 at 5:02 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and concise.
D.L. from Cleveland, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-04 at 3:19 PM Pacific Time

Very informative! Therapeutic approach that will harness the mind, to further progress powerful healing.
M.G. from Manhattan Beach, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-04 at 11:34 AM Pacific Time

It was great, content matched the quiz. Easy to learn.
C.A. from Canadian, Oklahoma, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-03 at 7:16 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very interesting. It amazes me how scientific theories evolve throughout history. I am so grateful for the out of the box thinkers and brave individuals who are not afraid to question the status quo.
S.B. from Chateaugay, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-03 at 7:05 PM Pacific Time

Very informative on the history of hypnosis!
W.H. from Tampa, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-03 at 3:55 PM Pacific Time

Very informative! Lots of fascinating history on the evolution of the practice.
J.D. from Oceanside, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-03 at 11:43 AM Pacific Time

I loved it. It was interesting and kept my attention.
A.F. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-03 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting and educational.
K.M. from Leavenworth, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-02 at 8:36 PM Pacific Time

I loved how in depth and straight to the point this lesson was!
U.P. from Locust Grove, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-02 at 1:15 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting, anxious to see how I did! Ready to learn more.
T.W. from Covington, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-01 at 11:18 PM Pacific Time

It's an interesting well edited piece of information on the history of hypnosis that I enjoyed a lot. Love the information and curious to learn more about the subject and techniques.
E.V. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-01 at 8:10 PM Pacific Time

Very educational. I found it very interesting.
A.E. from Fisher, West Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-01 at 6:08 PM Pacific Time

I loved it. It was very informative regarding this history of Hypnosis.
S.C. from Orlando, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-01 at 12:58 PM Pacific Time

Great synopsis of the history of Hypnotism.
J.L. from Florence, Kentucky, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-06-01 at 4:43 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and well presented.
N.M. from Middletown, Delaware, US


Hypnosis in History
2024-05-31 at 5:43 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informative and fascinating. Learning the evolution of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and the understanding of the mind and body relation is interesting, encouraging as it is still evolving and inspiring.
Y.N. from Aiea, Hawaii, US