Mastermind and Live Practice
Go from Beginner to Hypnotic Rockstar in Just 8-weeks
This PROVEN hybrid training model really works. We work with you every week during 2-hour sessions, and you nail the fundamentals.
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"Foundations LIVE is THE Julliard of Hypnosis & NLP training... Mike Mandel, Chris Thompson, & Timothy September teach you the steps and walk you through the dance. The performance itself rests in your capable, competent hands. Thank you!"
Sally O' Connor
Foundations LIVE 2021 Cohort Alumni
Gain The Confidence of a Hypnotic Rockstar
Give Yourself 8 Amazing Weeks of Practice
Weekly Practice Sessions
You get a VIP invitation to attend weekly live hypnosis practice sessions. This hands-on approach means you become more confident with every session.
Detailed Training Videos for your Practice Sessions
Each week you are given cheat sheets, video instruction, and pre-session tutorials. You get keep all of this even when your cohort ends.
Professional Feedback + Q&A Sessions
We give you immediate feedback during practice. Every session also includes a full general Q&A section. Plus you get a private community just for Foundations LIVE students.
Principles. Not Scripts.
Scripts are a controversial topic. We believe that hypnosis should be like learning to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, where the scripts are your training wheels and can eventually be removed. Unfortunately though, most people end up using scripts like a crutch, meaning their two-wheeled bicycle becomes more like a tricycle.
Because of this, we teach you principle based hypnosis, rather than script-based hypnosis. Our method is simple and effective. It's how we've trained thousands of students worldwide to not just become awesome hypnotists, but...Rockstar Confident Hypnotists.
Foundations LIVE is a proven system. We never start with training wheels, and in just 8 weeks you'll look back in amazement at how EASY hypnosis really is.
How It Works
Convenient Cohort Meeting Times
Two Convenient Practice Times + Bi-Weekly Q&A
Each cohort runs at a specific time, and we alternate each time we run Foundations Live. We alternate between 11am Eastern and 6pm Eastern time for meetings. If this cohort meets at a time not convenient for you, the next cohort will use another time.
We've included two different days and different time zones so you have an opportunity to practice that's just right for you!
September 2022 Cohort:
Tuesdays @ 11am Eastern
The cohort beginning September 6th will have two-hour practice sessions starting at 11am EDT each week for 8 weeks. The first 75-90 minutes is typically practice, and the final 30-45 minutes is general Q&A. If this timing doesn't work for you, the next cohort will run at a different time of day.
The Next Cohort Begins:
Tuesday Sept 6th 2022
The Next Cohort Begins:
Tuesday, May 3rd 2022
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Your 8-Week Syllabus
Practice Week 1 + Q&A
Sept 6 @ 11am EDT
Foundations of Ericksonian Hypnosis Part 1
We believe that if you are going to do anything in your life, you may as well have fun doing it! Learning hypnosis should be no exception. In week 1, you'll discover just how easy hypnosis really is, and be introduced to a unique way to practice doing hypnosis with friends and family without ever telling them it's hypnosis! You'll practice revivifying a pleasant past experience using truisms / pacing statements, while calibrating the subject. Then we'll practice using pacing and leading statements together for a purely verbal induction.
Practice Week 2 + Q&A
Sept 13 @ 11am EDT
Foundations of Ericksonian Hypnosis Part 2
Week 2 is where we'll claim that your hypnotic language generator is already well underway and being developed unconsciously. Then you'll probably laugh and say, "Yeah right..." and then at some point later in the week, you'll look yourself in the mirror, let out a sigh of defeat and proclaim, "THEY WERE RIGHT!" As you become more proficient with hypnotic words and language patterns this week, you'll also unlock the secret to rapid inductions using catalepsy along with pacing and leading!
Practice Week 3 + Q&A
Sept 20 @ 11am EDT
Embedded Commands, Analog Marking, & Mini Sessions
With your hypnotic language generator up and running, you'll be ready to start working with people hypnotically to facilitate change. You read that right. By week 3, you'll be well on your way to helping people with real world problems. This week introduces a simple step-by-step process for doing formal hypnosis in a compact session.
Practice Week 4 + Q&A
Sept 27 @ 11am EDT
Learning To Gather Information & Full Mini-Sessions
Having the right information is important, especially if you are wanting to help people with their specific problems. This week is all about gathering information! You'll unlock the magic of asking the appropriate types of questions before you do any formal hypnosis. Your confidence will skyrocket once you know what your subject needs, so they get the result they want every time.
Practice Week 5 + Q&A
Oct 4 @ 11am EDT
Universal Changework & SUDS
During this week, you'll learn a universal tool for changework and how to determine the level of change your clients undergo during their time with you. This simple tool will give you and your subjects the evidence they need to know something has changed.
Practice Week 6 + Q&A
Oct 11 @ 11am EDT
General & Isomorphic Metaphors
Metaphor is a hidden gem of changework. Milton H. Erickson was known for his ability to tell stories and change people's lives. This week is where you'll learn to do the same. You'll learn to create metaphor on the fly and discover how a simple story can produce amazing results.
Practice Week 7 + Q&A
Oct 18 @ 11am EDT
Nested Loop Metaphors
This universal tool of transformation can be difficult to master unless you have the formula. You'll learn the easy step-by-step method of nested loop metaphors and be one step closer toward metaphoric mastery.
Practice Week 8 + Q&A
Oct 25 @ 11am EDT
Guided Imagery and Direct Suggestion
This one-of-a-kind transformational technique was developed by Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson and has never been taught anywhere else. By claiming your spot for the next Foundations LIVE cohort, you'll unlock this new, never-before released protocol.
Bonus: Continual Access to Future Q&A Sessions
After your cohort ends, we will continue to deliver value by granting you access to future recorded cohort Q&A sessions!
This keeps your momentum building over the long term.
Here's what you get...
Video + Live Training
We've made learning hypnosis easy and fun over the past 15+ years with our online video training courses. We've taken that same approach and applied it to a hybrid style learning environment. By combining our tried-and-true learning approach with comprehensive activities and homework in a live setting, you'll become a hypnotic rock-star in as little as 8-weeks.
Feedback + Q&A's
When you claim your spot to join Foundations LIVE, you get more than just practice. You'll also get immediate feedback during your practice sessions and have VIP-level access to live Q&A sessions that are recorded so you can watch them later. Past Q&A session recordings are also included. As a bonus, you'll also discover MMH exclusive protocols and techniques that you won't find anywhere else.
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Foundations LIVE Mastermind Cohort 2021 - 2022
Foundations LIVE Mastermind Cohort 2021 - 2022 Alumni
Foundations LIVE Mastermind Cohort 2022 Alumni
Hi, We're Mike and Chris.
The Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy is your ticket to hypnosis mastery and personal transformation. Mike and Chris have transformed hypnosis education into an amazing experience that is easy, fun, and supported by an incredible community of students from around the world.
We take a hybrid approach in Foundations LIVE. You start by reviewing specific lessons from the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy, in advance of the weekly practice sessions. That way we're not wasting your practice time with lectures. Instead, we focus on quality practice and feedback. We build you up, skill by skill, such that you are confident and competent in all of the core skills required to be a master hypnotist.
When you're finished inside of Foundations LIVE, you can keep learning with us through regular monthly events, and with our global community, "MMHA Engage", which is open for discussion 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Foundations LIVE draws on our vast experience teaching the 5-day "Architecture of Hypnosis" in Toronto ... except that you don't need to travel and you'll get WAY more practice time. It really is amazing and fun.
Perfect. We love teaching beginners. Your advantage is you won't have to undo any bad habits. As long as you're willing to review the training videos and show up for the practice sessions, we will get you where you need to be.
The exact schedule for the next cohort is higher up on this page in the "8-Week Syllabus" section. Click here and we'll take you right to that spot on the page. The September 2022 cohort starts on September 6 and runs for 8 weeks. Each call happens at 11am EDT (Toronto time). Future cohorts may run at different times to accommodate our global student base.
Two hours. The approximate breakdown is 75 to 90 minutes for the practice portion and 30-45 minutes of general Q&A.
Be prepared to show up on time! We start the meetings promptly and we keep the opening remarks very short. That way we can dive right into a quick review of each group exercise, show you a demonstration, answer any urgent questions on the exercises, and then put you into breakout rooms to start practising. While you're in breakout rooms, we move from room to room to watch you and make notes to share as feedback.
We will never embarrass you by calling you out for a mistake. Instead we'll point out what we notice that you can all improve on, without pointing a finger at you. We want you to feel strong and empowered by these sessions! And that's why, after 8 weeks, people are shocked at how much more confident they are. We regularly hear students tell us they just booked their first paying clients ... all because of the confidence they now have!
You simply sign up to Foundations LIVE using the order form on this page. We'll invite you to join the private community where you'll get introduced to your fellow students. We'll then communicate with you, prior to the start, by email and in the community group. Then, once we begin the 8-week training, you simply show up to Zoom sessions.
We give you very clear instructions on what videos to watch before you show up, so you'll know exactly what exercises we are working on each week. But we'll still recap the exercises before we start, so you won't have to worry about remembering everything.
After your 8-week cohort ends, this is what happens:
1) You KEEP all of the training material that we gave you inside of Foundations Live. You keep the product, the training videos, the cheat sheets, and the Q&A recordings.
2) We continue to build value for you! You'll have access to the Q&A sessions of all future (and past) cohorts because they all get posted inside of same Foundations LIVE training product.
3) You continue to have access to us via the larger community group, "MMHA Engage".
We think of the foundations as anything truly required to become a master hypnotist. We teach you the essentials of conversational hypnotic language first. What seems complicated at first is suddenly SIMPLE (give it 2 weeks). Then we help you learn easy inductions, and we show you how to elicit key information from clients and how to do change work with your client in trance. This way you develop true experience and confidence in customizing a hypnosis session on the fly. You'll be light years ahead of the script reading crowd.
Yes. The MMHA is like the Netflix of hypnosis training. It's an amazing resource of organized lessons and supplemental training. But it has no live practice component. That's why we build Foundations LIVE. It leverages our existing world-class training and gives us a way to show up LIVE, with you, to practice and offer feedback. By adding this missing ingredient, you'll go from just studying to actually DOING.
By offering Foundations LIVE separately, we keep the price of MMHA very low for those who prefer a purely digital "study at your own pace" program.
If you're already an MMHA member, you are ready to join Foundations LIVE. And if you're not yet an MMHA member, you can add your membership right on the very same order form.
You are NOT obligated to remain an MMHA member beyond the Foundations LIVE 8-week program, but of course most students prefer to retain membership and even upgrade to MMHA lifetime access. Whatever MMHA membership option you prefer, Foundations LIVE is sold separately (right here, on this page).
Great question! Here is a rough breakdown for you, assuming you are brand new to our training.
You'll need ab out 4 hours per week broken down as follows:
Pre-session training videos: Budget about 90 minutes. We usually ask you to review 1 or 2 lessons from the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy before showing up the practice. This helps everyone get on the same page for practice.
Pre-practice explainer videos: Budget 15 minutes per week. We've prepared really great videos to explain exactly what your practice session will look like.
Weekly practice plus Q&A call: Budget 2 hours (per week) for your Zoom session.
Homework: Optional, but recommended. We'll suggest homework every week. The homework is usually to continue practicing the same skills from the weekly sessions. You can join forces with cohort members to practice together, or you can work with people from your everyday life.
You get the most out of this by showing up. But if you do happen to miss a session it's not a big deal. Here's why:
We maintain a 24/7 practice room for you. If you simply can't make it to the session in any given week, you still have access to the pre-practice explainer videos that tell you exactly what we practiced. And you have access to the community (with your fellow cohort members). This means you can easily find someone to meet up, online, independently, to practice with you. Students are always keen to get extra practice!