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Hypnotherapy Course Semester 1 – Course Overview

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 summary of the entire six steps.

  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 360
  • Days/Time: Class Schedule Varies, Weeknights, Weekdays, Saturdays

Regardless of the student’s background, the Hypnosis 101 course represents the first step in your HMI journey. Many students consider it one of the most fun and exciting stages of the training. Featuring two HMI Staff Instructors, Hypnosis 101 is balanced between lecture, demonstrations and supervised practice with the express purpose of teaching you the foundations of what hypnosis is and “How to Hypnotize.”

  • Prerequisite: Completion of HMI Admissions Procedure
  • Length: 4 Weeks, Clock Hours: 24
  • Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Attend: 2 Classes per week
  • Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:15
  • Homework Hours: 3

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 in 201 features a different instructor, representing their expertise on each style or modality.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Hypnosis 101
  • Length: 8 Weeks, Clock Hours: 48
  • Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Attend: 2 Classes per week
  • Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:30
  • Homework Hours: 14

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.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Clinical Hypnosis 201
  • Length: 12 Weeks, Clock Hours: 72
  • Attend: 2 Classes per week
  • Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Instructor/Student Ratio: 1:45
  • Homework Hours: 24

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.

  • Prerequisite: Enrollment in 201
  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 178
  • Attend: Scheduled Independently

Internship at HMI represents the most unique feature available in hypnotherapy education today. HMI’s Internship Program allows students to start seeing clients, gaining the clinical experience hours required for supervision and the opportunity to begin charging fees and building a private practice, all while still in school. Internship includes a professional private practice office, receptionist, clinical supervision and pro bono clients, all included in the cost of tuition.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of First Semester
  • Length: 26 Weeks, Clock Hours: 360
  • Attend: 2 Classes per week; Electives Scheduled Independently
  • Days/Times: Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Awarded: Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma