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HMI Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

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Clinical Hypnotherapy Course 501 – Semester 2

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 360
  • Attend: 1-2 Prerecorded Video Classes Per Week, 1 Live Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 4 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

Semester Two at HMI represents your transition from student to Intern to working professional. HMI Interns start working with clients from all over the world via Zoom. Interns discuss their work with clients with HMI Senior Staff Instructors in group supervision classes. Case Conferences are offered five days a week.

From watching classes anytime, day or night to interacting with Instructors and fellow students learning to market your private practice, and getting clinical experience all from the comfort and safety of your home, starting a new career has never been more convenient.

In addition to Internship, students continue to attend one or two prerecorded classes per week, plus live Q&A with Instructors via Zoom. These classes include the applied skills of advertising, marketing, business practices, therapeutic ethics, counseling skills, group presentation skills, and much more. This combination of classroom instruction, client contact, and group supervision define the experience of Semester Two.

Internship/Client Contact

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 72
  • Attend: Hours Scheduled Independently

Internship is a unique and important benefit of HMI training. HMI Interns start seeing clients via Zoom, at the six-month point in their training. This provides HMI Interns real world counseling experience while they are still in school and meeting with HMI Instructors weekly for clinical advice, direction, and guidance.

In addition to working with clients provided by HMI’s Community Service program, HMI Internship also provides students the opportunity to start promoting their hypnotherapy services, charging fees and building their private practice for a true Earn While You Learn experience.

Clinical Case Conference/Supervision

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 24
  • Days/Times: Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays, Choice of Times: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

HMI Interns receive their clinical supervision in the intimate setting of a small group via Zoom. Scheduled five days a week and featuring a different supervisor each day, Interns discuss their clinical work with supervisors and receive advice, direction, and feedback between each session they have with clients. HMI provides an online Client Contact Log to document and track supervised hours.

Business Practices 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

Learning the skills of managing a private practice business is just as important as learning the skills of providing the hypnotherapy service itself. You can’t have one without the other. The Business Practices course makes the development of your business plan fun by creating teams of students to brainstorm and develop a vision for their hypnotherapy practices.

Clinical Case History Series 1, 2, 3

  • Length: 12 Weeks, Clock Hours: 24
  • Attend: Live on Zoom, 12 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

This course features HMI Senior Staff Instructors conducting three series of therapy sessions, four weeks each, with a real client, demonstrating the process and procedures of clinical hypnotherapy from beginning to end.

Clinical Case History presentations provide HMI students real world modeling of hypnotherapy practice, with the opportunity to ask questions and dissect the process from the first session through the fourth. In addition, HMI’s Elective Library offers hundreds of hours more of these recorded hypnotherapy sessions, each categorized under a variety of presenting issues.

Counseling and Interviewing 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The Counseling and Interviewing course demonstrates and guides students through the process of clinical note taking skills, evaluation of clients’ appropriateness for Hypnotherapy, and the practice of directive and nondirective counseling and interviewing techniques.

Ethics in Therapy 1, 2

  • Length: 2 Weeks, Clock Hours: 6
  • Attend: 1 Prerecorded Video Class Per Week, 1 Live Zoom Q&A with Instructor
  • Days/Times: Live Zoom Q&A, Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Pacific Time

The Ethics in Therapy course prepares the student for a successful, ethical, and spiritually sound career in hypnotherapy that is fulfilling for both the therapist and their clients.

One-On-One Practical Skills Review

  • Clock Hours: 3
  • Attend: Scheduled Independently

Students receive three private sessions with an instructor, for a one-on-one review of their practical hypnotic skills. This personalized attention to their hypnotic induction and suggestion giving skills serves as a final fine tuning for their work in clinical internship.

These three private sessions can also assist you with your motivation, fears, and questions about private practice, and serve as your personal role model for a successful hypnotherapy career.

Social Media Marketing 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 4 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

Learn to use Social Media Marketing to distinguish your services and attract your ideal clients. People are researching online for services now more than ever and social platforms overwhelm the search rankings. HMI prepares students to occupy a professional and authentic presence in the market through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Podcasting, and more.

Speech Master 1, 2

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 4 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

HMI’s Speech Master course provides a comfortable and systematic means to develop and improve professional presentation skills before groups and in your practice. Many HMI students are pleasantly surprised at how fun, supportive, and beneficial this experience proved to be for them.

Therapeutic Journaling 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 12
  • Attend: 4 Classes, 1 Per Week
  • Days/Times: Weeknights, Choice of 4 Class Times
    1. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
    2. 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time

Therapeutic Journaling can be a powerful adjunct to your hypnotherapy practice. This course guides students through a four-week journey by guiding them through a series of journaling assignments to be completed between classes. Utilizing ideomotor response to tap into powerful subconscious resources, HMI students experience firsthand the benefits and how to apply them with their private practice clients.

Specialty Elective Courses

  • Length: 52 Weeks
  • Days/Times: Scheduled Independently
  • Semester 1 Requirement: 178 Hours
  • Semester 2 Requirement: 135 Hours
  • Total Clock Hours: 313
  • Total Homework Hours: 150

Students pursue Elective Courses throughout Semesters One and Two. Elective Courses and the Elective Course Library enable students to explore their specialty interests and to self-direct a portion of their training from a combination of Live on Zoom Seminars, Elective Course Video Library, and Zoom Q&A with Instructors. For a description of courses and costs go to: https://Hypnosis.edu/AHA/Calendar/