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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
2021-06-11 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time

It was a very enjoyable lesson.
R.M. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-10 at 7:48 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting. I was a bit bummed to see only men in history though.
R.H. from Houston, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-10 at 6:40 PM Pacific Time

The history was very interesting and fun to learn.
C.M. from Parsons, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-10 at 12:09 PM Pacific Time

I learned a lot about its evolution, thank you. I now have a very intellectual curiosity to explore some of these founding fathers.
G.M. from Ashland, Oregon, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-09 at 7:46 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed it very much. I'm a fan of history of all types so I found this very interesting.
I.K. from London, GB


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-08 at 5:34 PM Pacific Time

Actually more informative than I originally thought it would be. Thank you!
J.P. from Sugar Hill, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-08 at 4:48 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed the quiz. I feel like I learned a lot.
A.C. from Lakewood, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-07 at 10:23 PM Pacific Time

Great lesson. Thank you.
J.B. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-07 at 5:43 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and informative. I was unaware of the origins and history of hypnotherapy.
E.S. from Lawrence, Kansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-07 at 3:03 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed getting a true understanding and history.
E.M. from Bellflower, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-08 at 12:07 PM Pacific Time

Thank you for providing such interesting information in a very engaging and excellent way. I enjoyed it very much!
M.S. from Sun Valley, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-07 at 2:17 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
A.V. from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, IN


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-06 at 7:43 PM Pacific Time

Very engaging and super fascinating. I loved all of the historic information and intriguing developments on the evolvement of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
B.A. from Grand Junction, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-07 at 2:25 PM Pacific Time

A lot of information and a couple of times I had to go back to be sure I heard information correctly. Very interesting.
M.W. from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-05 at 11:14 PM Pacific Time

I’ve learnt so much, thank you.
N.S. from Giza, Al Qahirah, EG


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-05 at 9:04 AM Pacific Time

One of the most enjoyable experiences in my life.
S.H. from Saint Albans, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-04 at 12:24 PM Pacific Time

I sincerely enjoyed this lesson! I found it both informative and captivating. I very much look forward to attending HMI. Thank you for existing!
C.E. from New York, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-03 at 8:56 PM Pacific Time

I liked this lesson a lot. I found it to be very educational on the overall history of the field. Definitely a good 40 minutes worth spent.
J.L. from Baltimore, Maryland, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-03 at 2:38 PM Pacific Time

Very good. Well structured and concise.
I.G. from La Mesa, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-03 at 2:09 AM Pacific Time

I loved it so much! I was fascinated to learn so much about Hypnotherapy and its origins. I even took notes. Absolutely astounding, thank you.
A.R. from Rochester, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-02 at 6:19 PM Pacific Time

This was an amazing presentation. I had no idea hypnosis has such a rich history. It was very well put together and definitely kept my interest throughout.
R.W. from Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-02 at 8:07 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was detailed and fun!
N.K. from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, IN


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-01 at 5:28 PM Pacific Time

I loved it, very informative.
L.B. from Avon, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-01 at 10:02 AM Pacific Time

Easy to follow.
A.S. from Panama City, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-01 at 3:51 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting information.
D.L. from Lafayette, Louisiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-31 at 8:01 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was very informing. This documentary gave you an understanding of hypnotherapy, the concepts, and how it truly came to be.
K.R. from Bloomfield, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-31 at 11:20 AM Pacific Time

Very informative, interesting storybook setting. Well done.
A.M. from Schertz, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-31 at 9:01 AM Pacific Time

I thought that it was very informative. I enjoyed the way the scenes on the video. It made it easier to retain the information.
P.T. from Henderson, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-31 at 8:31 AM Pacific Time

The hypnosis in history took me to another level of understanding hypnosis, and enriched my knowledge of hypnotherapy. I have found the pre course new of a kind, as never, had to learn, or know anything about hypnosis, perhaps, few of us, have our own perception. Thank you for this introduction of hypnosis in history, which I found very interesting.
C.J. from Beirut, LB


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-30 at 1:43 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. It is a nice compilation for the novice learners regarding the history of Hypnosis.
A.A. from Hoover, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-29 at 12:45 PM Pacific Time

Lesson was very informative, easy to follow and flowed in such a way that it made the information more retainable.
A.F. from Bakersfield, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-30 at 5:54 PM Pacific Time

I gained a lot of background knowledge in which I feel is necessary to build future knowledge and understanding upon.
A.G. from Oxford, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-29 at 5:10 AM Pacific Time

Thank you so much. I learned a lot from this free course. It is interesting. Not boring. I liked the lecturer a lot.
M.S. from Stamford, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-28 at 8:30 AM Pacific Time

I loved it! I want to know more!
C.V. from Hermitage, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-27 at 6:58 PM Pacific Time

It was awesome and very eye opening.
C.L. from Chicago, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-02 at 10:20 AM Pacific Time

Sooo interesting and unique!
P.A. from Bradenton, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-26 at 10:02 PM Pacific Time

This was a fantastic and well done presentation about the history of hypnosis.
S.A. from Morro Bay, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-26 at 4:53 PM Pacific Time

It was very educational and gave a clear overview of the history of hypnosis.
S.J. from Smyrna, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-06-02 at 2:17 PM Pacific Time

Thank you, great course, I really liked it.
G.Z. from Kingman, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-26 at 12:02 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was somewhat interesting to lean the history of hypnosis and how it progressed.
D.V. from San Dimas, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-26 at 9:16 AM Pacific Time

It provided very useful information. It kept me engaged throughout, and felt inspiring for me to continue my education in Hypnotherapy.
D.C. from Chatom, Alabama, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-26 at 6:33 AM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and well presented.
G.C. from Macon, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-25 at 9:35 PM Pacific Time

It was interesting, knowledgeable, and helpful.
R.S. from Fort Worth, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-25 at 4:28 PM Pacific Time

The video was fantastic. I find it especially intriguing how hypnotic techniques continue to be black-balled by what seem to be more "profitable" alternatives. I ended the video feeling as if we are just getting started in revealing much of this information to a larger audience. I am very excited to learn more!
E.A. from Cheshire, Connecticut, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-25 at 7:49 AM Pacific Time

Amazing course of my life. It gives a deep insight of hypnosis history.
S.N. from Mailsi, Sindh, PK


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-25 at 7:07 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning how widely hypnosis has been used in the past.
T.S. from Henry, South Dakota, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-24 at 8:52 PM Pacific Time

Awesome, great course! Very Informative.
D.H. from Fort Worth, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-24 at 5:15 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative. I enjoyed the process very much.
W.K. from Coronado, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-24 at 2:31 AM Pacific Time

Very informative. Love the content within the literature. Very eye opening.
S.J. from Whitehouse, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2021-05-23 at 10:19 PM Pacific Time

Interesting to know hypnosis has such a long history.
V.L. from Pasadena, California, US