HMI students have the opportunity to have three (3) private sessions with an HMI Instructor/Mentor for no charge, this experience is OPTIONAL. The purpose of these three (3) private sessions are for the student to have the opportunity to experience Hypnotherapy from the client’s perspective and to address any vocational or avocational issues that may interfere with the student’s successful completion of the program and/or areas of growth that will assist the student in achieving his/her career goal(s).
It is the intention of these sessions to introduce the student to the process of Hypnotherapy as a program of personal growth. Students should not look to HMI Mentors or fellow students regarding HMI policies or procedures, those questions should be directed to the HMI Student Center. If you have any questions about the HMI Mentorship Program, please contact Student Services, Monday thru Thursday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at 818-758-2745.
Students who are enrolled in the full one year program are issued a Voucher and Mentor list by the Student Center at the beginning of the student’s 201 class. Students are eligible to begin their three (3) private sessions any time after they begin their 201 course. Students are to complete the form, choose a Mentor, and return the form to the Student Center to be approved. After the form is approved it is forwarded to the Mentor and they contact the student directly to begin sessions.
Listed below are your current choices for HMI Mentors. Clicking on the Mentor’s name allows you to view their biography.
There may be times when a Mentor of your choice may already be booked up with Mentee sessions and not available. You have the option to check back with the Mentor for a later date or choose another Mentor to assist you. The Therapist/Mentor has the option not to accept any student for Mentor/Private sessions any reason. Students should take their time in choosing their Mentor so that they get the opportunity to experience every instructor several times before choosing.
Because your HMI Mentor is also one of your HMI Instructors, male students are required to choose a male Mentor and female students a female Mentor. This helps the students and instructors side step any issues of transference that may occur. This policy applies to all students during their time of enrollment. After graduation, HMI encourages Hypnotherapists and Graduates to continue to work only with their same sex Clients/Hypnotherapists so as to avoid any conflicts during Continuing Education Courses in which the Hypnotherapist may also serve as Instructor.
Students who choose to have private sessions with a Hypnotherapist at HMI’s facilities whether it is the three (3) Mentor's Sessions, provided at no charge, or any other sessions they may participate in, paid or otherwise, are advised that they do so outside of their relationship as a student with HMI. Hypnotherapists, including Instructors, use the HMI clinic facilities as Self-Employed, Independent Contractors. Students must note that the “Mentors/Hypnotherapists” are not acting as HMI Employees during these sessions. They are working as Self-Employed, Independent Contractors. If the sessions are conducted at HMI the Hypnotherapist’s only relationship with HMI is that of landlord and lease holder. In this relationship HMI does not supervise or have any control over actions of the Hypnotherapist or the experience of the student.
It should also be noted that the student has the ability to opt out of this Mentor requirement if they feel that it would cause them emotional harm or for any other reason they deem appropriate. Students who choose to participate, agree to take full responsibility for their emotional health and hereby releases, holds harmless and indemnifies the Institute and its agents, from and against all liabilities, and other expenses which may be imposed upon, incurred by or asserted against it or them by any reason of bodily injury, or property damage, which the student may suffer from any cause while pursuing Hypnotherapy sessions at the Institute.
Listed below are your choices for HMI Mentors and their contact information. You can click on the Mentor's name below to access their Biography.
Please note, Mentors are here to assist you with your personal goals. Students should not look to HMI Mentors or fellow students regarding HMI policies or procedures, those questions should be directed to the HMI Student Center.