HMI’s one year of Professional Hypnotherapy Training is presented in six sequential steps. These steps provide a progression of experiences that eases the student gradually and comfortably into the skills of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
The pages that follow will explain in detail the goals and content of each course. The area below offers a thumbnail summary of the entire six steps.
The one-year program is divided into two semesters, each 6 months in length. The first semester consists of courses 101, 201, 301, 401, and Handwriting Analysis. The 101 course teaches you the practical skills of learning to hypnotize.
201 builds on that foundation by introducing you to all the different styles and modalities of hypnotherapy (i.e. NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Dream Therapy, Age Regression, Past Life Regression, etc.).
In 301 you are introduced to all the clinical applications (i.e. stress reduction, habit control, behavior modification, etc.). Every fourth 301 class presents a "live therapy".
In addition to the core curriculum of 101, 201, 301 and 501 courses, HMI students are provided the opportunity to choose their area of focus and/or design part of their own training using the HMI Elective Hours 401 Module. HMI Elective Hours are done concurrently with Semester 1 and 2 (101, 201, 301 and 501) core classes.
The second semester consists of the 501 Clinical Hypnotherapy Residency, which combines classroom instruction with clinical internship. The 501 Clinical Hypnotherapy Residency divides its focus equally between the goals of building clinical skills, as well as the business expertise to be successful in private practice.