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Elective Hours 401 – Semesters 1 and 2

  • Length: 52 Weeks
  • Days/Times: Scheduled Independently
  • Semester 1 Requirement: 183 Hours
  • Semester 2 Requirement: 135 Hours
  • Total Clock Hours: 318
  • Total Homework Hours: 150

HMI Elective Courses provide students the opportunity to self-direct a portion of their curriculum to match their individual interests and professional goals. Elective courses run concurrent with both Semesters One and Two. Students have two options to earn these hours.

1. Elective Course Library

The HMI Elective Course Library includes 1,500 hours of streaming video featuring more than 200 Guest Speakers and hundreds of live therapy recordings with clients on a vast array of presenting issues and are included in the cost of tuition.

2. Elective Courses, Seminars and Conferences

Students also have the option to earn Elective Hours by attending specialty certification seminars and hypnotherapy conferences, held on-campus, by the American Hypnosis Association (AHA).

Elective Courses can provide students the opportunity to earn additional certifications in such subjects as NLP, Therapeutic Imagery, Past-Life Regression, ADHD, PTSD and more.

Please note these seminars and conferences offered by the AHA and other Hypnotherapy Associations generally do require additional fees and are not included in the cost of HMI Tuition. A calendar for those events listing dates, costs and hours can be found at:

Practicum Workshops – Semesters 1 and 2

  • Length: 52 Weeks, Clock Hours: 72
  • Attend: 4 Practicum Workshops are scheduled each week Live on Zoom, attend as many as your schedule permits.
    1. Mondays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. Thursdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    3. Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
    4. Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Practicum Workshops provide students the opportunity to build their confidence by practicing with other students under the supervision of HMI Instructors. It is in these workshops that students perfect the skills of hypnotic inductions and hypnotic techniques. Practicum Workshops include lecture, demonstration, Q&A discussions and most importantly practice, practice and more practice.

Students attending Practicum Workshops receive live demonstrations via Zoom and are then placed in Zoom Breakout Rooms of three students each, to practice with each other while Instructors move group to group offering advice, direction and feedback. HMI offers a total of 12 hours of supervised practice every week. Students are encouraged to attend as many Practicum Workshops as they are able per week. The more you practice, the more confident and skilled you will be.

On Saturdays, there are Practicum Workshops scheduled both in the morning and afternoon, giving students the opportunity to attend one, the other, or both. Afternoon workshops provide students the opportunity to attend a workshop and evening lecture on the same day. A minimum of 12 Practicum Workshops are required for each Semester, One and Two.