Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI) College of Hypnotherapy

Start a new career helping others to increase motivation, build confidence, reduce stress and much more as a Certified Hypnotherapist.

Become a Certified Hypnotherapist!

Start a new career helping others to increase motivation, build confidence, reduce stress and much more as a Certified Hypnotherapist. Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit, think of a Certified Hypnotherapist as a Life Coach for the subconscious mind. 

About the Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI)

Celebrating 49 years of excellence, HMI College of Hypnotherapy is America’s first Nationally Accredited College and Clinic of Hypnotherapy. HMI’s One year, in-person hypnotherapy training and internship features 21 instructors and on-campus Clinical Internship. HMI provides your private hypnotherapy office, receptionist and more all while you’re still in school.

Your supervised internship includes clinical supervision, marketing and advertising courses, the opportunity to begin building a private practice and earn supervised experience hours required for Hypnotherapist Certification.

Considering enrolling in a traditional Masters or Doctoral Degree program in Psychology? If you are, consider hypnotherapy training as an alternative that provides you the opportunity to start a private practice counseling career without the 8 to 10 years it takes to become a Psychologist.

Discover the power of the subconscious mind and your ability to help others in the most exciting counseling career ever!

Start Training Right Now with No Cost or Obligation

Before you make the commitment to come to California to study, we invite you to take the first 10 hours of our accredited online training, for no cost or obligation. We call this first 10 hours our “Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course”. What better way to see if HMI’s Nationally Accredited online training is right for you?

While you're exploring your options for hypnotherapy training, wouldn’t it be nice if you could test drive the education and experience the quality, philosophy and integrity of the school before you made a commitment? HMI offers you that and more with this incredible offer and instant access.

Your FREE Online Introductory Course Includes…

Learn how to hypnotize with HMI’s online Foundations in Hypnotherapy Course. Ten (10) hours of video instruction, personal HMI Tutor, online quizzes and exams, all for no charge. Whether for personal growth or a new career helping others, this is your first step in discovering what professional hypnotherapy training at HMI might have to offer you.

  • Ten (10) Hours of streaming video instruction and demonstrations
  • Hypnosis in History Documentary/Introductory Lesson
  • 37 Page HMI Student Workbook (Free PDF Download)
  • Understand exactly what hypnosis is and how to trigger the hypnotic response
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to hypnotize everyone
  • How to test for “Emotional and Physical Suggestibility”
  • How to word hypnotic suggestions
  • How to do group hypnosis
  • How to do self-hypnosis
  • HMI Certificate of Completion
  • Tuition: No Cost, No Obligation
  • Course Length: 28 Days or Less

Start Your First Lesson Right Now with No Cost or Obligation

Successful completion of our 10 hour Foundations in Hypnotherapy online course is a required prerequisite for application to HMI.  There is no cost or obligation for taking this online course.

Register and Start Your FREE Online Introductory Course Now

HMI Fast Facts:

  • America’s First Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy
  • On site clinical internship includes professional office, receptionist, clinical supervisor and hypnotherapy clients.
  • Approximately 150 students enrolled providing intimate atmosphere and individual attention
  • Average class size is 15 students for supervised practice sessions
  • Located near Hollywood, Santa Monica, Universal Studio’s, Malibu Beach and more
  • Many rental apartments within walking distance of school or short bus ride.
  • More face to face instruction than any other hypnotherapy training
  • Start seeing clients in six months
  • Start your training on-line for no charge to see what hypnotherapy training is all about before you enroll

International Student Admissions

Students who wish to attend HMI on an international student (M-1) visa should apply online. Applicants must have completed secondary school and must demonstrate evidence of English proficiency by completing our online course Foundations in Hypnotherapy. 

There is no cost or obligation for completing this online course and successful completion is a prerequisite to apply for your international enrollment. The student or sponsor must also demonstrate that sufficient funds are available to cover the cost of educational and living expenses.

Practical, Hands-On Training

Training at HMI includes up to 12 hours per week of supervised practice with other students as instructors look on.  In second semester, HMI Internship provides you an office, receptionist, clinical supervision and hypnotherapy clients. This provides you with six months of clinical experience to prepare you for private practice anywhere in the world.


We are happy to provide you with direction for renting an apartment or Air B&B rooms to rent close to the college.

Experience Los Angeles, California

HMI is located next to Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu Beach, and the heart of the Los Angeles area. International students will experience life in this great metropolis while they study at our campus.

LA is a world-class leader in education, medicine, scientific research, technology, entertainment, culture, media, fashion and sports. Los Angeles is known for its pleasant climate and ethnic diversity and is a major center of the entertainment industry.

Students can enjoy world famous beaches such as Venice and Malibu and cultural attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios as well as landmark concert and sports entertainment complexes. From visiting the Getty Museum to shopping at heritage sites such as Olvera Street or Rodeo Drive, international students will have a variety of choices of extra-curricular activities from which to choose.


$10,000 — $15,000 Year

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