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Clinical Hypnosis 201

  • Length: 8 Weeks, Clock Hours: 48
  • Attend: 16 Prerecorded Video Classes, 16 Live Q&A with Instructors, 24 Elective Hours
  • Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, Choice of 2 Class Times
    • Zoom Q&A with Instructors
      1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
      2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The 101 Course laid the foundation for hypnosis theory and learning how to hypnotize. The 201 Course builds upon that foundation by introducing you to a wide variety of hypnotherapy styles, theories, and modalities. Each lecture features a different instructor, representing their expertise on each style or modality. Students complete two prerecorded video lessons per week and attend a live Zoom Q&A, interactive discussion with instructors and peers for each lesson.

201-1 – Hypnotic Modalities

Featuring HMI Director George Kappas, MA, LMFT, at his philosophic best, this entertaining lesson explores a unique and alternative perspective on the hypnotherapy profession. Starting with a definition of what constitutes a “Hypnotic Modality,” Mr. Kappas breaks down the three essential elements for all hypnotic modalities and how we identify hypnotic modalities in society under a variety of different names.

201-2 – Neuro Linguistic Programming Part 1

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) enjoys a strong following with both therapists and clients. In this lesson Certified NLP Trainer and Hypnotherapist Joe Tabbanella introduces NLP and the techniques of “anchoring a state of excellence into your client’s subconscious mind,” how to “reframe” a problem to take away its negative impact and how to “pace” and then “lead” your client to a more resourceful state.

201-3 – Neuro Linguistic Programming Part 2

In part 2 of this NLP series Certified NLP Trainer and Hypnotherapist, Joe Tabbanella demonstrates NLP strategies to assist your clients in achieving their desired outcomes, how to develop states of excellence for yourself or your clients through role modeling and how to recognize and interpret the subconscious patterns that are a constant in all therapy sessions to create the change they seek.

201-4 – Ericksonian Hypnosis

HMI Ericksonian Hypnosis expert Michael Kamins, MA, LMFT, introduces the life, work, and language patterns of one of the most well-known Hypnotherapists in history, Dr. Milton Erickson. In this lesson Mr. Kamins demonstrates how Hypnotherapists can use these patterns and the “Meta-Model” to provide clients an alternative perspective on their issue and a path to create the change they seek.

201-5 – Hypnotic Regression/Past Life

Regression has been commonly associated with hypnosis since the days of Freud. In this class Lisa Machenberg, CHt, explores the past and present of hypnotic regression and the many controversies and legalities surrounding it. The techniques of age regression as well as past life regression and their appropriateness and ethics are explored fully as Lisa relates HMI’s discretionary use of this most controversial of hypnotic tools.

201-6 – Dream Therapy

Listening to the client’s subconscious is as important, if not more, than the giving of hypnotic suggestion. Understanding dreams provides us that opportunity and more. HMI provides an approach to Dream Therapy that is simple, powerful and effective. Presented in his unique style of humor and metaphor, HMI Director George Kappas, MA, LMFT, outlines his inviting style and strategy for Dream Therapy.

201-7 – Fears and Phobias

From mild symptoms to acute disorders, fears and phobias commonly hold people back from achieving their full potential. Every therapist will eventually have clients who fall somewhere in this range of symptomology. In this lesson HMI Instructor Elaine Perliss, CHt, introduces HMI’s Circle Therapy and its comparison to standard Systematic Desensitization to demonstrate the hypnotic extinction of fears and phobias.

201-8 – Review and Test

The 201 course is divided into two rotating sections. It does not matter which section the student does first. In the Review and Test class, HMI Instructors conduct a thorough review of each half of the 201 course. This is the student’s opportunity to ask questions and seek clarity on any concepts or content from the previous classes in the section of the course before taking the exam. These exams are proctored and conducted in class.

201-9 – First Consultation

The First Consultation is your most important session. In this insightful lesson HMI Instructor John Melton, CHt, shares his 20+ years of private practice experience to explain how the first session is used to lay the foundation of the therapeutic journey. Breaking down key elements in Dr. Kappas’ approach, Mr. Melton defines what he calls the “Pillars” of therapy that will determine his hypnotic strategy.

201-10 – Therapeutic Imagery 1

Certified Hypnotherapist and Therapeutic Imagery Trainer Cheryl O’Neil shares her 20+ years of experience as she introduces you to the wonderful world of Imagery. In this introductory lesson you will begin your discovery of Imagery in relationship to Hypnosis and how to fill your Hypnotherapy toolbox with a large selection of options that will empower you and help your clients to achieve their goals.

201-11 – Therapeutic Imagery 2

In part 2 of this Imagery series Cheryl guides you deeper into the Imagery experience as she explores the mind/body connection and the uses of Imagery in health. Cheryl also explores images and symbols from the subconscious and demonstrates how the Imagery processes can provide important messages for discovery and insight, while providing rich material from which to build suggestions.

201-12 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A

A Hypnotherapist can never have too many tools to assist clients in reaching their goals. HMI Staff Therapist John Melton, CHt, shows you how to incorporate Erik Erikson’s Stages of Development into your hypnotherapy practice. Plus, learn how and when to use tools such as a biofeedback machine, hypno-disc, pen-light and pendulum in conjunction with hypnotic techniques.

201-13 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B

Tanya Nord, MA, CHt, introduces the use of “Hypno-Diagnostic Tools,” a phrase HMI coined to describe a collection of techniques designed to give the subconscious mind a voice, helping to reveal the underlying beliefs that shape the emotional responses and automatic behavior of the client. Through her guidance and demonstration, you can begin exploring these fascinating tools with both yourself and your clients.

201-14 – Emotional Freedom Technique

Certified EFT Trainer Susie Kappas, CHt, introduces Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and how to use it as an extraordinary addition to your hypnotherapy practice. EFT is like acupressure for the emotions. It uses gentle tapping on the body’s energy meridians while tuned into an issue. It balances your energy around that issue and releases negative thoughts, events, pain, fear, stress, cravings and so much more.

201-15 – Law and Ethics

The legal and ethical “Scope of Practice” of a Hypnotherapist is without question the most important aspect of your HMI training and perhaps the greatest element that separates HMI Graduates from others. HMI Director George Kappas, MA, LMFT, provides a surprisingly entertaining lesson, including when and how to work under referrals from Medical Doctors and Psychotherapists and the necessary forms and documents to do so.

201-16 – Review and Test

The 201 course is divided into two rotating sections. It does not matter which section the student does first. In the Review and Test class, HMI Instructors conduct a thorough review of each half of the 201 course. This is the student’s opportunity to ask questions and seek clarity on any concepts or content from the previous classes in the section of the course before taking the exam. These exams are proctored and conducted in class.

George Kappas, HMI Director

George J. Kappas
HMI Director, MA, LMFT

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