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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
2022-01-14 at 9:35 PM Pacific Time

It was honest in that it didn't shy away from topics such Shamanism, Oracles, and the use of herbal mixtures in the induction of the hypnotic state. Acknowledging the origins of the practice is important so that the fundamentals are established and the current iteration is not diluted. The length was perfect and it delivered its information in a concise manner.
E.C. from Alhambra, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-14 at 5:56 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed getting to know the history and learning that it has been around for a long time.
S.V. from Ashland City, Tennessee, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-14 at 12:38 PM Pacific Time

Absolutely intriguing and honestly look forward to opening up new horizons and living in a positive mental state.
A.C. from Oblong, Illinois, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-14 at 10:02 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed learning about the history of Hypnosis.
M.D. from Greensboro, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 9:42 PM Pacific Time

I learned a lot about the history of hypnosis and the presentation was engaging. I liked the different sections and got enough information from each to follow up on the areas I am most interested in.
A.P. from Puyallup, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 9:10 PM Pacific Time

Very communicative and attractive lessons.
M.S. from Tangerang Selatan, Banten, ID


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 7:22 PM Pacific Time

Fascinating! I loved it and had me right from the beginning.
S.H. from Spring Lake, North Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 5:16 PM Pacific Time

The history of hypnosis is very interesting. I didn't realize it dated back so far. I look forward to learning more about hypnosis.
D.T. from Daytona Beach, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 12:39 PM Pacific Time

Love the history validation in some ways education and others ways education. Thank you for the experience, can’t wait to learn more!
C.C. from Columbus, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Very informative and easy to understand.
S.V. from Modesto, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-13 at 2:44 AM Pacific Time

Very interesting in the way pros and cons were utilized for each subject or term.
N.P. from Phoenix, Arizona, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-12 at 7:07 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the history of Hypnosis thoroughly!
S.T. from Gardnerville, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-12 at 5:14 PM Pacific Time

It went way too fast through the information we need for the quiz, but it was informative.
D.H. from East Hampton, New York, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-12 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Very, very helpful lesson on the history of hypnosis!
A.R. from Denver, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-12 at 3:26 PM Pacific Time

Extremely interesting and informative information.
L.R. from Riverside, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-12 at 1:15 PM Pacific Time

I appreciate this history lesson.
K.C. from Atlanta, Georgia, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 7:49 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting to learn about the history of Hypnosis. I am excited to learn more.
P.L. from Rigby, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 7:08 PM Pacific Time

I thought it was very interesting and it aroused my curiosity.
S.K. from Rio Communities, New Mexico, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 6:26 PM Pacific Time

This history on Hypnosis was very enlightening. Thank you.
M.M. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 4:26 PM Pacific Time

It was a highly informative overview of the history of hypnotherapy!
C.W. from Traverse City, Michigan, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 4:01 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed learning this history and seeing how both scientific and spiritual practices have played a role in the development of modern hypnotherapy.
K.R. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 1:43 PM Pacific Time

Thanks for the course, it was very informative, clear and important for me.
A.J. from Tunisia Nabeul, Grombalia, DZ


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 2:31 AM Pacific Time

I absolutely loved it! It was so amazing to have so much information in one place.
J.M. from Houston, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 4:31 PM Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting.
C.F. from Aventura, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 12:48 PM Pacific Time

This was very informative.
B.S. from South Bend, Indiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 10:24 AM Pacific Time

It was good. It is interesting to see how long humans have been thinking about using the mind to heal, give insight, and create a better life.
D.B. from Lancaster, Kentucky, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 10:07 AM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this lesson, very interesting and informative.
K.S. from Visalia, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 8:53 AM Pacific Time

I found it very informative as I have heard about almost everyone in the lesson, but was unaware of their connection with hypnosis.
S.R. from Odon, Indiana, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-10 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time

Interesting in learning the history of hypnosis and how it evolved into more effective and permanent techniques.
R.K. from Abu Dhabi, AE


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-09 at 8:56 PM Pacific Time

I really liked learning that part of history.
L.J. from Spanaway, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-09 at 3:50 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed it, very interesting!
A.M. from Tomball, Texas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-09 at 3:15 PM Pacific Time

It was very interesting and knowledgeable.
S.G. from Porterville, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-07 at 7:17 PM Pacific Time

I really enjoyed the "storybook" format of the presentation.
J.D. from Idaho Falls, Idaho, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-07 at 3:44 PM Pacific Time

I was impressed with the depth and detail of its past. Intrigued and exited to learn what comes next.
C.M. from Panama City, Florida, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-07 at 2:59 PM Pacific Time

Very interesting! As a healer, I am happy to have learned this knowledge.
J.S. from Maplewood, New Jersey, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-07 at 12:54 PM Pacific Time

It was very informative and gave me a much better perspective of hypnosis and in turn I am more excited than ever to start.
C.G. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-07 at 11:28 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the lecture. I loved how the workbook and video matched up almost exactly!
T.K. from Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-11 at 11:29 PM Pacific Time

It's very new to me and fun.
Y.C. from Gardena, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-06 at 3:23 AM Pacific Time

The history of hypnosis is very interesting.
T.F. from Irvine, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-05 at 1:06 PM Pacific Time

Very clear, unambiguous explanations of what was considered important.
C.D. from Studio City, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-05 at 12:54 PM Pacific Time

It was an interesting lesson.
J.T. from Los Angeles, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-05 at 12:49 PM Pacific Time

Understanding and knowing the history of it was quite amazing and I look forward to learning more in becoming a hypnotherapist.
E.C. from Deming, New Mexico, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-05 at 10:19 AM Pacific Time

I enjoyed the history of Hypnotherapy.
P.W. from Greenbrier, Arkansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-05 at 7:17 AM Pacific Time

The lesson was very interesting! I want to learn more!
T.M. from Paron, Arkansas, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-08 at 2:46 PM Pacific Time

Very good, thank you. I enjoyed the way it was presented.
I.H. from Trabuco Canyon, California, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-04 at 9:54 PM Pacific Time

I'd like to start class. I find this fascinating.
L.E. from Springboro, Ohio, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-04 at 7:55 AM Pacific Time

It was fun to learn the history of hypnosis and the forefathers that brought this over generations to what it is today.
M.J. from Englewood, Colorado, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-03 at 6:24 PM Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson very much. All of the history and information was fascinating! Extremely helpful.
R.P. from Tacoma, Washington, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-03 at 3:23 PM Pacific Time

This lesson was really informative and I really enjoyed learning about the history of hypnosis.
N.S. from Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Hypnosis in History
2022-01-03 at 2:06 PM Pacific Time

It was good to have the guide available.
K.L. from Albuquerque, New Mexico, US