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Neil Strauss,
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Certification Testing is Included

We've added a comprehensive certification exam. When you go through the core 24 lessons and feel you're ready, you can take the optional certification exam. Upon passing, we issue your beautiful certificate acknowledging your status as a hypnotist.

Your Free Trial Includes ...

Learn in Bite-Sized Chunks

24 detailed video modules. Each module is about one hour long. It's broken down into several short videos that are easy and fun to watch. The entire Academy is over 500 videos and growing.

Q&A Sessions for Every Lesson

You get fun and engaging Q&A interviews for every lesson. Chris spends half an hour grilling Mike about the details of each lesson to unpack even more knowledge for you. Our students love these sessions! 

Mobile Friendly

Our membership area works on any laptop, tablet or mobile phone. And it even includes a mobile app for Android and iOS.

Access to Us (and the Community)

You can join our exclusive Facebook community. Mike and Chris, along with 1500+ hypnotists from around the world share their knowledge and answer questions. You'll find some of your new best friends waiting to meet you...

Mega Bonus Video Library

You'll be blown away by the bonus section! You get full hypnosis session demos, stage hypnosis shows, and over 15 hours of guest training from some of our favourite hypnotists including Freddy & Anthony Jacquin, Melissa Tiers, James Tripp, Karl Smith and Michael C. Anthony.

Awesome Lesson Notes

You get detailed, printable PDF notes for every lesson. These make it easy for you to refer back to important points.

Become a GREAT hypnotist who never needs a script ... whatever your current skill level.

Have you always wondered how to become great at hypnosis?

Do you want to become confident in your ability to hypnotize people in any situation, from a casual conversation, to a client sitting in your office?

The best way to reach that goal is by investing in yourself and learning from truly great teachers. You must find a teacher who will make hypnosis fundamentals easy to understand and fun to learn.

We'd love to have you train with us in our live Toronto classroom. But that's expensive, and not realistic for everyone. Besides, we only teach 3 classes per year and they sell out quickly.

I'm Chris Thompson, and It took me a long time to convince Mike Mandel to start from scratch and build an online hypnosis academy including everything that we teach in our live classes.

We've actually built something even more amazing! The Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy now has FAR MORE material than we ever cover in our live class. This is why our live students become online members too.

What you'll discover inside the Academy is arguably the most comprehensive and high quality online hypnosis training that exists anywhere.

You can start right now with a 14-day FREE TRIAL.

Simply put ...

It's like Netflix for Hypnosis Training

Just like Netflix gives you unlimited access to a video library for a low monthly price ... we offer you a similar model for online hypnosis training.

Here's the deal: You get instant online access to a huge library of hypnosis training from Mike Mandel, one of the best trainers in the world.

During your 14-day trial you will not be billed. You may cancel anytime by email to [email protected] After your 14-day trial we'll bill you $47 per month. You may cancel anytime, just like Netflix.

Start Your 14-Day Trial Now

You get immediate access to all 24 core lessons, all bonus material, all supplemental video demonstrations and access to our private Facebook community "MMHA Engage". 

Join today. Free for 14 days then $47 per month. Cancel anytime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this a membership instead of a one-time fee?

Having a low membership fee makes it affordable to more people. If you prefer a one time fee contact [email protected] and we'll help you out.

What is in each lesson?

Detailed video training on all aspects of hypnosis from therapy to stage to conversations and stories. Each lesson was recorded specifically for online training. This is NOT a camera at the back of a classroom. It's more like Mike teaching you directly.

How do I access the training?

You'll login with your email address. We have a gorgeous members area and a mobile app.

Is there a guarantee?

Yep! You can cancel anytime during the free trial and never be billed. After that there are no contracts, so you can cancel anytime. We're more like Netflix, not your annoying cable company.

Why Mike Mandel?

He's by far one of the best trainers in the world. He was overwhelmingly voted by a group of his peers to be the keynote speaker at the world's largest hypnosis conference in Las Vegas in 2019. He's unique in his ability to educate and entertain.

How long does it take to access the training?

As soon as you sign up our system will send you the login information.  Usually it takes just a couple of minutes for your email to arrive.

What is the monthly fee?

After the trial your membership is only $47 per month. You may cancel anytime via [email protected]

The Core Modules

There are 24 core modules. Each module has many bite-sized videos for easy study, an full Q&A interview with Mike Mandel, and beautiful PDF summary notes.

LESSON 1

The Fundamentals


Mike Mandel explains his neo-Ericksonian model of hypnosis and guides you through the first exercise to learn how to calibrate your subjects.

106 minutes
LESSON 2

The Fundamentals (continued)


Mike dives straight into topics including calibration, congruence, rapport and the John Grinder model. You'll learn different models of hypnosis and you'll get your first leverage induction.

96 minutes
LESSON 3

Ericksonian Principles


The keys to Ericksonian hypnosis! Mike guides you through utilization and incorporation, artful vagueness, double binds, embedded commands and analog marking, yes sets, compliance sets and linkages.

78 minutes
LESSON 5

Power Language!


Learn what Mike Mandel refers to as "power language". These lessons will apply within and outside of hypnosis. You'll use power language in normal conversation, in pre-talk, or during hypnotic work. Just this lesson alone will give you life-changing results.

71 minutes
LESSON 7

Hypnotic Metaphors - Part I


This lesson introduces you to metaphor and the Milton Erickson handshake interrupt induction. It nicely bridges with what you learned in lesson 6 and gives you more conversational techniques.

82 minutes
LESSON 9

Hypnotic Deepeners and Confusion


You'll learn how to amplify trance and how to use the Milton H. Erickson confusion principle. Mike teaches one particular confusion technique that he's never taught anybody until this academy. Bonus: We've included new language patterns for you to add to your toolbox.

84 minutes
LESSON 11

Building Your Toolbox - Part II


This lesson dives deeper into using the visual, auditory and kinesthetic (feeling) systems. We also cover anchoring, abreaction, nominalizations, and meeting client expectations. Learn about painted words. We also give you another hypnotic induction and deepening technique.

94 minutes
LESSON 13

Suggestions, Ideomotor and Confusion


We're really starting to weave together the direct and indirect paradigms of hypnosis now! Learn about hypnotic convincers in the Ericksonian paradigm, more on Ericksonian confusion principles, and how to use hypnosis to enhance memory. Also: Ideomotor signals and universal therapy.

74 minutes
LESSON 15

Ericksonian Language Development and Getting Deeper Trances


Learn all about the language of trance and wakefulness. The Meta Model and the Milton Model. The power of Hinge Sentences, Pattern Interrupts, Anchoring, Fractionation, and much more!

88 minutes
LESSON 17

Dealing with Phobias and Anxieties


In this lesson Mike teaches you all about how to deal with phobia and anxieties. Ineffective hypnotists often think these are the same thing - they are not! Pay close attention to the fine points in this material and you'll become far better than most (poorly trained) hypnotists.

100 minutes
LESSON 19

Smoking Cessation, Addictions and Cravings


In this lesson Mike Mandel shows you how to help people with all sorts of addictions and cravings including how to deal with smokers. If you're helping people with these issues this lesson alone will transform your results and your business.

105 minutes
LESSON 21

Weight Management


Why call it "weight management" instead of "weight loss"? Because when you lose something you attempt to find it again.  We don't want our clients finding their lost weight. You'll learn Mike Mandel's 4-session approach to helping clients achieve their ideal body composition while building up their self esteem and installing supportive, positive beliefs.

117 minutes
LESSON 23

Self Hypnosis


This lesson is all about the wonderful world of self hypnosis. Mike and Chris share many methods and the three-step setup that you must use to get the best results.  It's easy to do! We've included this highly detailed lesson because it's an important topic and we're sick of seeing others try to charge a lot of money for JUST this topic.  We're committed to delivering superior training and value.

86 minutes
LESSON 4

Ericksonian Principles (continued)


Since Erickson's work is so fundamental to what we teach, we had to break the core material into two lessons. Learn how to be artfully vague with language, and how to build rapport and notice trance as it develops in your clients / subjects.

67 minutes
LESSON 6

Impromptu Hypnosis


Mike Mandel takes you beyond Ericksonian hypnosis and introduces you to the basics of direct hypnosis based on suggestibility tests and the principles of heteroaction and homoaction (If you don't know these two terms you need this course!)

83 minutes
LESSON 8

Hypnotic Metaphors - Part II


Nested loops: This is a highly effective conversational hypnosis technique many instructors don't understand and don't teach. We also give you the Kinesthetic Ambiguity rapid induction to continue building your toolbox of hypnotic inductions.

85 minutes
LESSON 10

Building Your Toolbox - Part I


Building your toolbox! New suggestibility tests and direct-method inductions (and much more). At this point we're starting to blur the lines between Erickson's artfully vague language and we're soon going to shift into the direct, authoritative model of hypnosis.

89 minutes
LESSON 12

The Direct Method of Hypnosis


Now that you have a very firm grasp of Ericksonian methods, it's time to teach you the direct hypnosis paradigm for personal change. Mike teaches you a logical 7 step method that is easily learned, enabling you to deal with a wide variety of problems and issues.

88 minutes
LESSON 14

More Inductions and Tips on Hypnotherapy


Learn more about ideomotor signals and subjective units of distress (SUDs). Discover the inner secrets to crafting suggestions or directions, and learn a new induction technique. We also cover self hypnosis and how to hypnotize children.

82 minutes
LESSON 16

The Dave Elman Induction


A deep dive into the famous and very powerful Dave Elman induction. People sell entire courses on this induction, which are of lesser quality than this lesson. Learn this correctly and it just may become your go-to induction with clients.

107 minutes
LESSON 18

Entertainment Hypnosis


By popular demand, this lesson focuses entirely on using hypnosis for entertainment. Whether you want to hypnotize friends at a party or do full stage hypnosis shows, this is the education you need. Remember, Mike Mandel did stage shows for 43 years! What he shares is pure gold.

103 minutes
LESSON 20

Pain Management


Most people don't know this about hypnosis, but it really shines with helping people control pain.  We often get pain management specialists (medical doctors) coming to our live training JUST to learn this topic. In this online training you'll learn several different methods to deal with pain, including submodality shifts, direct suggestion and glove anaesthesia.

98 minutes
LESSON 22

Procrastination and Insomnia


We attack these two common client problems with this lesson. At this point in the lesson plan you'll already have solid ideas and tools to help you deal with both problems, but Mike shares many more nuggets of wisdom to help you achieve superior results.

93 minutes
LESSON 24

The Nominalization Lens Protocol, Pattern Interrupts and More Hypnosis Tools.


In this lesson, Mike hands you several new techniques to help people change their lives.  You'll learn Mike's own "nominalization lens protocol" which helps clients see their life through a new "lens". You'll learn the diagonal reframe to instantly change how clients feel about something. You'll learn a new induction (the conscious/unconscious dissociation) and how to perform powerful pattern interrupts.

85 minutes
LESSON 1

The Fundamentals


Mike Mandel explains his neo-Ericksonian model of hypnosis and guides you through the first exercise to learn how to calibrate your subjects.

106 minutes
LESSON 2

The Fundamentals (continued)


Mike dives straight into topics including calibration, congruence, rapport and the John Grinder model. You'll learn different models of hypnosis and you'll get your first leverage induction.

96 minutes
LESSON 3

Ericksonian Principles


The keys to Ericksonian hypnosis! Mike guides you through utilization and incorporation, artful vagueness, double binds, embedded commands and analog marking, yes sets, compliance sets and linkages.

78 minutes
LESSON 4

Ericksonian Principles (continued)


Since Erickson's work is so fundamental to what we teach, we had to break the core material into two lessons. Learn how to be artfully vague with language, and how to build rapport and notice trance as it develops in your clients / subjects.

67 minutes
LESSON 5

Power Language!


Learn what Mike Mandel refers to as "power language". These lessons will apply within and outside of hypnosis. You'll use power language in normal conversation, in pre-talk, or during hypnotic work. Just this lesson alone will give you life-changing results.

71 minutes
LESSON 6

Impromptu Hypnosis


Mike Mandel takes you beyond Ericksonian hypnosis and introduces you to the basics of direct hypnosis based on suggestibility tests and the principles of heteroaction and homoaction (If you don't know these two terms you need this course!)

83 minutes
LESSON 7

Hypnotic Metaphors - Part I


This lesson introduces you to metaphor and the Milton Erickson handshake interrupt induction. It nicely bridges with what you learned in lesson 6 and gives you more conversational techniques.

82 minutes
LESSON 8

Hypnotic Metaphors - Part II


Nested loops: This is a highly effective conversational hypnosis technique many instructors don't understand and don't teach. We also give you the Kinesthetic Ambiguity rapid induction to continue building your toolbox of hypnotic inductions.

85 minutes
LESSON 9

Hypnotic Deepeners and Confusion


You'll learn how to amplify trance and how to use the Milton H. Erickson confusion principle. Mike teaches one particular confusion technique that he's never taught anybody until this academy. Bonus: We've included new language patterns for you to add to your toolbox.

84 minutes
LESSON 10

Building Your Toolbox - Part I


Building your toolbox! New suggestibility tests and direct-method inductions (and much more). At this point we're starting to blur the lines between Erickson's artfully vague language and we're soon going to shift into the direct, authoritative model of hypnosis.

89 minutes
LESSON 11

Building Your Toolbox - Part II


This lesson dives deeper into using the visual, auditory and kinesthetic (feeling) systems. We also cover anchoring, abreaction, nominalizations, and meeting client expectations. Learn about painted words. We also give you another hypnotic induction and deepening technique.

94 minutes
LESSON 12

The Direct Method of Hypnosis


Now that you have a very firm grasp of Ericksonian methods, it's time to teach you the direct hypnosis paradigm for personal change. Mike teaches you a logical 7 step method that is easily learned, enabling you to deal with a wide variety of problems and issues.

88 minutes
LESSON 13

Suggestions, Ideomotor and Confusion


We're really starting to weave together the direct and indirect paradigms of hypnosis now! Learn about hypnotic convincers in the Ericksonian paradigm, more on Ericksonian confusion principles, and how to use hypnosis to enhance memory. Also: Ideomotor signals and universal therapy.

74 minutes
LESSON 14

More Inductions and Tips on Hypnotherapy


Learn more about ideomotor signals and subjective units of distress (SUDs). Discover the inner secrets to crafting suggestions or directions, and learn a new induction technique. We also cover self hypnosis and how to hypnotize children.

82 minutes
LESSON 15

Ericksonian Language Development and Getting Deeper Trances


Learn all about the language of trance and wakefulness. The Meta Model and the Milton Model. The power of Hinge Sentences, Pattern Interrupts, Anchoring, Fractionation, and much more!

88 minutes
LESSON 16

The Dave Elman Induction


A deep dive into the famous and very powerful Dave Elman induction. People sell entire courses on this induction, which are of lesser quality than this lesson. Learn this correctly and it just may become your go-to induction with clients.

107 minutes
LESSON 17

Dealing with Phobias and Anxieties


In this lesson Mike teaches you all about how to deal with phobia and anxieties. Ineffective hypnotists often think these are the same thing - they are not! Pay close attention to the fine points in this material and you'll become far better than most (poorly trained) hypnotists.

100 minutes
LESSON 18

Entertainment Hypnosis


By popular demand, this lesson focuses entirely on using hypnosis for entertainment. Whether you want to hypnotize friends at a party or do full stage hypnosis shows, this is the education you need. Remember, Mike Mandel did stage shows for 43 years! What he shares is pure gold.

103 minutes
LESSON 19

Smoking Cessation, Addictions and Cravings


In this lesson Mike Mandel shows you how to help people with all sorts of addictions and cravings including how to deal with smokers. If you're helping people with these issues this lesson alone will transform your results and your business.

105 minutes
LESSON 20

Pain Management


Most people don't know this about hypnosis, but it really shines with helping people control pain.  We often get pain management specialists (medical doctors) coming to our live training JUST to learn this topic. In this online training you'll learn several different methods to deal with pain, including submodality shifts, direct suggestion and glove anaesthesia.

98 minutes
LESSON 21

Weight Management


Why call it "weight management" instead of "weight loss"? Because when you lose something you attempt to find it again.  We don't want our clients finding their lost weight. You'll learn Mike Mandel's 4-session approach to helping clients achieve their ideal body composition while building up their self esteem and installing supportive, positive beliefs.

117 minutes
LESSON 22

Procrastination and Insomnia


We attack these two common client problems with this lesson. At this point in the lesson plan you'll already have solid ideas and tools to help you deal with both problems, but Mike shares many more nuggets of wisdom to help you achieve superior results.

93 minutes
LESSON 23

Self Hypnosis


This lesson is all about the wonderful world of self hypnosis. Mike and Chris share many methods and the three-step setup that you must use to get the best results.  It's easy to do! We've included this highly detailed lesson because it's an important topic and we're sick of seeing others try to charge a lot of money for JUST this topic.  We're committed to delivering superior training and value.

86 minutes
LESSON 24

The Nominalization Lens Protocol, Pattern Interrupts and More Hypnosis Tools.


In this lesson, Mike hands you several new techniques to help people change their lives.  You'll learn Mike's own "nominalization lens protocol" which helps clients see their life through a new "lens". You'll learn the diagonal reframe to instantly change how clients feel about something. You'll learn a new induction (the conscious/unconscious dissociation) and how to perform powerful pattern interrupts.

85 minutes

Why Our Students Love This Training

"The Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy has been tremendously helpful to my training as a hypnotist. Hands down, MMHA is the best of all the training I have taken. Time and again, you guys go beyond what is expected. Truly impressive. It is, hands down, the best offering in the hypnotic world."

Tom Laessig

Lowestoft, UK

"Seriously, as a new hypnotist I've been inhaling everything I can find, and you guys are the gold standard. There's lots of good stuff out there and I certainly haven't seen everything, but I really appreciate the care and the quality level you guys put into your offerings."

James Harrison

Glasgow, UK

Meet the Instructors

We are Mike Mandel and Chris Thompson, and we are the co-founders and co-trainers at the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy. We are best friends who share a common belief that learning should be fun. 

Mike Mandel is a professional hypnotist, speaker, and trainer. He brilliantly combines experience, education and entertainment to make learning hypnosis FUN.

As a kid in 1965, he started hypnotizing his friends. As a young man in 1975, he became a professional stage hypnotist. In the 1990s he branched out into hypnosis for therapy and forensic hypnosis. He has more than 50 years of hypnosis experience!

Mike is widely regarded as one of the premier hypnotists in the world today. In 2019 he was chosen by a group of his peers to give the keynote address at HypnoThoughts Live; the world’s largest hypnosis convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

World-renowned hypnotist Freddy Jacquin said to Mike Mandel, “I don’t believe there is anyone better than you at the work you do.”

Chris Thompson is a professional hypnotist and co-trainer alongside Mike Mandel. He became fascinated with hypnosis, personal growth and self-improvement in 1992 when he first saw Mike do a stage hypnosis show at his university. After corporate careers in engineering and finance, Chris convinced Mike to take his training online, and they co-founded Mike Mandel Hypnosis.

Why Our Students Love This Training

"Can I just say what an incredible Academy and community you are? This is by far the most interesting and engaging of all the studies I've done. I find the content to be of such high quality, and I learn something every day. Thank you for your authenticity and the outstanding quality and service you deliver.I am so glad you decided to add the *fun factor* in everything you do. It's really motivating and I'm enjoying it."

Sharon Pitman

Netherlands

"I have to say this has been one of the best investments I have made and it keeps getting better." 

Robert Smith

Glasgow, UK