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Hypnotherapy 301

  • Length: 12 Weeks, Clock Hours: 72
  • Attend: 24 Prerecorded Video Classes, 24 Live Q&A with Instructors, 36 Elective Hours
  • Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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
    • Clinical Case Presentations
      1. Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
      2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

The 301 Course is divided into three rotating sections with a new group of students joining the classes every month. Like the 201 Course, the 301 Course also features a different instructor for each lesson.

Students in 301 complete two prerecorded video lessons per week and attend a live Zoom Q&A interactive discussion with instructors and peers for each lesson.

Every fourth lesson of 301 is a Clinical Case Presentation. These 3-hour presentations are actual therapies with real clients. Clinical Case Clients are not students, have never been hypnotized before and are representative of the wide range of presenting issues that students will experience in private practice during their Internship and after graduation.

301-1 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality 1

Developed by HMI Founder Dr. John Kappas, PhD, LMFT, the model of Emotional and Physical Sexuality (E&P) is without question, one of HMI’s most powerful tools for understanding and predicting the behavior of clients. In this lesson HMI Director and Marriage Family Therapist, George Kappas will introduce you to the E&P model in a presentation you are not likely to forget.

301-2 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality 2

In E&P Part 2, Mr. Kappas expands on the model of E&P to explain the influences of ethnicity, incongruities, defense mechanisms and other possible mitigating factors in the relationship behavior of clients. This class leaves students with a greater confidence and assimilation of the E&P model and their ability to apply it in a therapeutic setting.

301-3 – Child Hypnosis

HMI’s resident Child Hypnosis expert Lisa Machenberg, CHt, has appeared on numerous television shows exploring child hypnosis, earning the nickname “Hypno-Mom.” In this lesson Lisa shares her 20+ years’ experience working with children. She demonstrates how to gain rapport and communicate effectively with them, in and out of hypnosis, to make the experience both fun and productive for all.

301-4 – Mental Bank Seminar

Created by HMI Founder Dr. John Kappas, the Mental Bank Program is a powerful tool to help you and your clients reprogram your subconscious mind to attract more success, happiness and prosperity. This 5-minute-a-day behavioral tool is a must for every hypnotherapy practice. HMI Director George Kappas provides a personal and entertaining presentation that both instructs and motivates you to start your Mental Bank tonight.

301-5 – Sexual Dysfunction

Hypnosis is considered one of the most powerful behavioral modification techniques for dealing with sexual dysfunction. HMI Instructor Lisa Machenberg shows you how to apply hypnosis to common sexual problems such as performance anxiety, orgasmic difficulties and premature ejaculation. In this lesson Lisa outlines a six-week intimacy therapy for struggling relationships, and she discusses the causes, consequences, and solutions for sexual dysfunction.

301-6 – Clinical Case Presentation

Real clients, real therapy, right in the classroom. Clinical Case Presentation classes provide students the opportunity to see HMI Instructors work with real clients right in the classroom. These clients have never been to HMI, have never been hypnotized before and each have a different presenting issue for therapy. Clinical Case Presentation classes are perhaps one of the most unique and valuable features of the training offered at HMI.

301-7 – Advanced Law and Ethics

Bruce Bonnett combines his experience as a Certified Hypnotherapist, President of the Hypnotherapists Union and Harvard Law Graduate, to deliver this important presentation on Advanced Law and Ethics. This class includes specifics on the use of disclaimers and recommended practices to limit liability, how laws vary state to state, region by region and clear guidance for the road to professional success.

301-8 – Review and Test

The 301 course is divided into three 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 section of the 301 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.

301-9 – Crisis Intervention

At some point during your career you may encounter clients experiencing some type of crisis in their lives. It could be a relationship breakup, a death in the family or concerns of self-harm. HMI Instructor Lisa Machenberg, CHt, guides you through the legal responsibilities as well as the successful strategies and resources to prepare you to handle such situations with confidence and grace.

301-10 – Clinical Case Presentation

Real clients, real therapy, right in the classroom. Clinical Case Presentation classes provide students the opportunity to see HMI Instructors work with real clients right in the classroom. These clients have never been to HMI, have never been hypnotized before and each have a different presenting issue for therapy. Clinical Case Presentation classes are perhaps one of the most unique and valuable features of the training offered at HMI.

301-11 – Biofeedback 1

HMI Instructor Joe Tabbanella, CHt, also works at an addiction recovery facility where he extensively utilizes his biofeedback techniques to augment his hypnotherapy sessions. In this lesson Joe guides HMI students through this Introduction to Biofeedback in the hypnotherapy setting, providing both the theoretical understanding and the practical applications of incorporating this powerful tool into your hypnotherapy practice.

301-12 – Biofeedback 2

In Biofeedback Part 2, Joe Tabbanella, CHt, takes you further in the exploration of biofeedback techniques and how they can augment your hypnotherapy sessions. In addition, Joe introduces you to the world of Neuroscience, its theory and practical applications with your hypnotherapy clients. Demonstrations help the student explore this cutting-edge tool and lay the groundwork for further exploration and training.

301-13 – Habit Control

Habit Control Hypnosis is commonly associated with quitting smoking and losing weight. Many Hypnotherapists make a comfortable living from these two areas alone. HMI Instructor Ted Moreno, CHt, shares his considerable experience and expertise to demonstrate how you too can help people to successfully lose weight, stop smoking and overcome other habits such as nail biting, tardiness, study habits and more.

301-14 – Clinical Case Presentation

Real clients, real therapy, right in the classroom. Clinical Case Presentation classes provide students the opportunity to see HMI Instructors work with real clients right in the classroom. These clients have never been to HMI, have never been hypnotized before and each have a different presenting issue for therapy. Clinical Case Presentation classes are perhaps one of the most unique and valuable features of the training offered at HMI.

301-15 – General Self Improvement

Susie Kappas, CHt, teaches how to create life-long habits that support your goals. It is those daily habits and tiny routines that make big dreams come true! Presenting the Hypnotherapist as powerful Life Coach for the subconscious mind, Susie, in her sweet and lively way, will fill your toolbox with the day-to-day tried and true workhorses of a successful hypnotherapy practice. This class is as personally empowering as it is fun.

301-16 – Review and Test

The 301 course is divided into three 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 section of the 301 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.

301-17 – Low Blood Sugar

Dr. John Kappas was a pioneer in the Mind/Body connection and revealing how our diets and blood sugar fluctuations can affect our mood and behavior. In this fun and enlightening lesson, Susie Kappas, CHt teaches us how understanding the effects of low blood sugar can greatly enhance your hypnotherapy practice. She provides a detailed understanding of the syndrome as well as strategies that can provide your clients life-changing results.

301-18 – Clinical Case Presentation

Real clients, real therapy, right in the classroom. Clinical Case Presentation classes provide students the opportunity to see HMI Instructors work with real clients right in the classroom. These clients have never been to HMI, have never been hypnotized before and each have a different presenting issue for therapy. Clinical Case Presentation classes are perhaps one of the most unique and valuable features of the training offered at HMI.

301-19 – Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a pervasive issue in society today. It would be almost impossible to be in private practice for any length of time without encountering clients who may or may not realize they have this issue. Using humor and personal experiences, HMI Director George Kappas, MA, LMFT, provides a frank presentation of what the role of the Hypnotherapist should be in the treatment of substance abuse.

301-20 – Medical Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a clinically proven adjunctive tool for the treatment of a wide variety of medical issues. HMI Instructor Lisa Machenberg, CHt, demonstrates how to work in conjunction with medical professionals and how hypnotic pain control techniques can assist with childbirth and pre- and post-surgery applications. Lisa’s 20+ years of experience make her the perfect guide for your introduction to this important field of study.

301-21 – Advertising and Promotion

Advertising, promotion and business practices are important skill sets for students who desire a private practice in hypnotherapy. In the first lesson of this 5-part series HMI Director George Kappas, MA, LMFT, will outline a simple 12-step process that will serve as the foundation of your marketing strategy. These simple and effective steps will guide you on the launch of the private practice you desire.

301-22 – Clinical Case Presentation

Real clients, real therapy, right in the classroom. Clinical Case Presentation classes provide students the opportunity to see HMI Instructors work with real clients right in the classroom. These clients have never been to HMI, have never been hypnotized before and each have a different presenting issue for therapy. Clinical Case Presentation classes are perhaps one of the most unique and valuable features of the training offered at HMI.

301-23 – Family Systems

Presented by Tanya Nord, MA, CHt, the Family Systems model provides the Hypnotherapist with an alternative outlook on the client’s symptoms as functional in the context of the subconscious forces inherent in romantic and family relationships. This understanding opens the door for HMI graduates to work in conjunction with LMFTs and LCSWs, whose clinical viewpoint originates from this basic tenet.

301-24 – Review and Test

The 301 course is divided into three 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 section of the 301 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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