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Make Your Words Surgical with Precision Hypnosis

Be effective with the most complex or resistant clients with a deep understanding of the psychology of persuasion and advanced hypnotic skills

Client giggling herself into hypnosisClient giggling herself into hypnosis

Since you first learnt hypnosis, have you ever felt that there must be something more out there? That perhaps you could expand your communication skills to help more people more of the time? That there may be some 'secret way' to become highly skilled with hypnosis?

There's nothing worse than knowing you could help a client if only they would go into hypnosis properly. Or the frustration of knowing how to help someone if only they could 'absorb' the idea you're trying to get across.

Singing is more than just shouting with a tune

Sadly, because much hypnosis training delivers such a one-dimensional theory of hypnosis, graduates are left feeling under-confident in their hypnotic abilities.

So many hypnosis schools subscribe to the old perception of hypnosis as 'softly spoken orders'. That's like saying singing is just shouting with a tune. Real hypnosis involves a deep understanding of the fundamentals of psychology and communication.

"I've been involved with hypnosis for 67 years (I'm 80). I've taught it for nearly 20. I've taken courses all over the world. Never, never have I had so much fun as taking your course."

Di Cherry, President, Canadian Hypnotherapy Association, Vancouver BC

Targetted creativity

Learning how to use your words surgically will give you a whole new approach to hypnosis that will put the joy back into using hypnosis to help people. Every hypnosis session will become a creative journey that, while being colourful and fun, will be therapeutically laser-guided.

With the right approach, hypnotic phenomena become easy

One area of hypnosis that we regularly get questions about is hypnotic phenomena. The majority of hypnotherapists are under-confident about their abilities to get phenomena from their clients.

The uplifting thing is, if you know how to approach phenomena, with a couple of key language tools the whole process becomes easy and pressure-free.

Would you like to be able to confidently elicit hypnotic phenomena such as arm catalepsy, hand levitation, time distortion and amnesia? And just as important, understand just how these can be useful in therapy?

Make your hypnosis a scalpel, not a hammer and chisel

At the heart of Precision Hypnosis lies the ability to know what naturally draws people's interest. By drawing on natural human attributes, you can become a compelling and persuasive communicator. People will be naturally drawn to listen to you as you weave hypnosis into your everyday communication – so you can influence every human encounter for the better.

What sort of things will you learn on the Precision Hypnosis course?

We were once asked at a workshop for the 'secret to the inner circle' of hypnosis. We laughed at the time (it was a long time ago!). It is clear now that there are 2 types of hypnotists. Those who are skimming the surface and having moderate success, and those who deeply understand the fundamentals of hypnosis.

You will become one of the second type. Here are some of the tools and techniques you will learn:

  • How to use a rarely taught technique called seeding – this is what master therapists use to dramatically increase their success rate; it's invisible to the untrained eye.
  • The ability to induce rapid and deep trance states.
  • How you can hypnotize someone just with your body language and tone of voice – you'll never work from a script again once you understand this!
  • Key phrases that instantly trigger a hypnotic response.
  • How to feel utterly confident in your abilities as you hypnotize, and how to project that confidence to your client and infect them with it.

Trying to convey what this advanced hypnosis course will bring to your own experience of hypnosis is a little like trying to tell a good home cook what their cooking will be like once they've trained with Gordon Ramsay. It's not that you'll just learn a few more recipes, you will see food and flavour in a whole new way.

A whole new perspective, not just new recipes

  • Bypass conscious resistance effortlessly and get your clients where they need to go quickly, with the minimum of fuss.
  • Gain a reputation as a language artiste who can perform effective therapy at a dinner party as easily as in the therapy room.
  • Shape your own mindset to make hypnosis so much easier – so your clients effectively hypnotise themselves.
  • Learn how to use the hidden power of your own expectation to ease your client into hypnosis.

Experience the difference changing your own mindset makes

Hypnosis becomes so easy when your mindset is right. Precision Hypnosis will create in you a paradigm shift which will revolutionize your experience and enjoyment of using hypnosis – and your success rate.

  • Go beyond 'close your eyes and relax' and enter a world where hypnosis merges invisibly with conversation to create a heady mix of deep rapport and unconscious change.
  • Induce hypnosis in your clients at will, without the normal 'signposts' of trance.
  • Learn language skills that always automatically make your therapeutic 'next step' obvious.
  • Rise above the need for that 'special place'.

Underpinning any effective hypnosis is effective psychology

Hammers are handy things, but if you try to use one for cleaning your teeth, you're going to end up with tooth problems of one kind or another. Hypnosis is an essential tool for any therapist (and every therapist uses hypnosis, whether they know it or not). But the psychological tools you use are just as, if not more, important than your hypnosis skills:

  • Mind-blowing new research that shows how suggestible everyone really is – including you. Possessing this information will give you supreme confidence to use hypnosis to influence and persuade.
  • Why spending half an hour having a chat about your client's problem doesn't help most clients at all, and what you could be doing instead.
  • Why metaphors are hypnotic and how they can slip 'therapeutic Trojan Horses' into everyday conversation.

Deep knowledge of how people work that will enable you to see the underlying patterns in problems

When we train hypnotherapists, we tell them that human psychological problems are really very simple, mechanical things. (It's the people that are complicated ;-)) The right knowledge about how problems work can make therapy much, much easier.

  • The truth about how people make decisions and what effective therapy really changes in people.
  • How to evoke positive emotions conversationally.
  • Two simple, but amazingly powerful ways to magnify the responses you elicit.
  • How you can easily create your own stories to influence and change.

Small changes with massive effects

The course will focus on giving you concrete, useable tools that you can implement in your very next session. We want you to be saying “Wow, what I learnt on Precision Hypnosis is really working!” ...And to be telling all your therapist friends too ;-) Tools like...

  • How to make someone's problem dissolve in the space of a conversation.
  • Help clients make use of their “observing self” – an innate resource that can free people from problems in minutes.
  • See the underlying blueprint behind presenting problems.
  • How to use pattern interrupts to destabilize a client's problems.

Your flexibility with hypnosis means you can work effectively with most people

If you've read about Milton Erickson, you'll know about the 'utilization technique'. That is, using the client's own unique characteristics and preferences as active ingredients in therapy. Once you've finished the Precision Hypnosis course, you will be infinitely flexible with how you use hypnosis to motivate and move people. That's because you will learn:

  • Two easy-to-make changes in your language that can connect people to their resources and detach them from their problems.
  • The real reason master hypnotists use hypnotic phenomena like arm catalepsy, and how you can do the same.
  • How you can speak directly to someone's unconscious mind without sounding weird!
  • How to hypnotize confidently when your client does not want to close their eyes.

We hope you'll never want to train with anyone else again

Mark Tyrrell and Joe KaoMark Tyrrell and Joe Kao

At Uncommon Knowledge we have more than 20 years' experience of delivering hypnosis training to both public and professionals. This course took more than a year to create, drawing on all our experience while blending in the latest research. We've created teaching tools and materials that will make your course effective, fascinating and fun.

You can rest assured that:

  • The course is backed by the latest scientific research, so you'll be using approaches at the cutting edge of modern psychology.
  • The course leaders have a wealth of hypnotic experience and are fun to work with.
  • You will benefit from quick, friendly admin support throughout the course.
  • You will be able to make new acquaintances and friends during the course should you wish to, by chatting on Uncommon U and taking advantage of our Buddy Up program.

What's included in the 'Precision Hypnosis' course?

Images of what is included in the Precision Hypnosis course

1) Comprehensive course notes – 181 pages in book format, sent to you by post if you buy the Digital + Physical option and available as a PDF online.

2) Course pack for your bookshelf – includes your course notes book plus other materials on CD if you chose the Digital + Physical option, the CD contains all the audio and written materials from the course.

3) 5 videos containing live client demonstrations of the techniques you'll learn on the course.

4) 5 audio lectures (with transcripts) by Mark and Joe covering:

  • How to be more persuasive
  • How to be fascinating
  • How to evoke powerful states
  • Splitting and linking
  • How to become a master hypnotherapist.

5) 2 live Q&A calls with Mark and Joe where you can ask questions, either live or by email. We also record them for you to download in case you can't make the live calls, and they'll be available as downloads (in mp3 format) the following day.

6) 7 relevant psychology podcasts we call 'Audio Insights' on topics such as Hypnotic Pain Control and The Art of Confusion.

7) 8 of our Hypnosis Downloads worth US $119.60, on topics like Super Confident Hypnotherapist and Glove Anaesthesia.

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8) Video analysis of a hypnosis script by Joe, taking you step by step through the principles of Precision Hypnosis thinking behind them.

9) Exercises and tests for each session to help you integrate the skills you learn.

10) Certificate of completion on successful completion of the course, you will receive a personalized certificate.

90-day money back guarantee

Money Back Guarantee

If you're not happy with the quality of Precision Hypnosis, just let us know within three months of purchasing it and you will get a full refund. We have such faith in our products that we're happy to offer this 90-day guarantee period for all of them.


Closing thoughts from Mark Tyrrell

Mark Tyrrell

For me, hypnosis has been the path to a deep understanding of human behaviour and how to help people confidently, regardless of their problems or goals.

I hope that this has come through in the materials and that you feel that you can join me on Precision Hypnosis so I can share with you everything I've learned about the deeper side of hypnosis.

To your therapeutic success,


Mark Tyrrell Signature

Testimonials from our previous delegates

Cynthia Pulham

This session [Session 4] of the Precision Hypnosis course was a particularly great learning experience for me -- such a wealth of concrete examples is so helpful in a distance environment in which it's difficult to ask clarifying questions, and it also enriches my practice of hypnotherapy with ideas I can apply directly and immediately to sessions with clients.

Cynthia Pulham, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.

Julie Bridson

This course was a complete enlightenment for me. My skill set has gone from naïve and unsure to feeling well equipped and confident in dealing with whatever my clients bring to me. I'm learning to trust my intuition and enjoying the creativity that flows when I let go of parroting scripts. This course helped to understand how my own caring interaction can be honed to create real lasting change in another human being. A big thank you to the team at Uncommon Knowledge.

Julie Bridson, Registered Nurse, Canada.

Eddie McEvoy

The course material is first class, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have quite a bit of knowledge of hypnosis and NLP, etc., gleaned over the years like little gems. I feel your course allowed me to join up all the parts to consolidate with what I already know, better understand the details of things I thought I knew, learn a whole lot more too, and tie them all together (like pieces of jewellery) into something precious. Many thanks and I will be sure to review it again and again to drill it in.

Eddie McEvoy, Instrument Technician, Qualified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Tracy Carruthers Pagiatis

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderfully engaging and informative course. I've just finished and am going to whisk off in a moment to get my new badge to display on my website.

Maybe finished is the wrong word though, as I'm looking forward to the learning going on for a long time yet, and that's pretty cool.

Thanks for your suggestions guys, the seeds have grown roots and are blossoming as we speak.

Tracy Carruthers Pagiatis, Hypnotherapist, Peaseway Clinic, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham.

Anni Casey

Thank you Mark and Joe, what a truly enriching and informative course! I looked forward to this course for quite some time and now (as with every course I have done with you) I am sad it is over as I found that each day I learned such informative, interesting, and exciting information.

Mark, I loved your final video and the fact that you said "be brave" - such good encouragement. Will definitely keep going back through all the material until it becomes second nature. Lovely "meeting" Joe at last.

Anni Casey, Hypnotherapist/NLP Practitioner, Sydney, Australia.

Bev Arnold

Thanks, Mark and Joe. I really enjoyed this course. It ratified and explained a lot about hypnotic phenomena that I've observed and used during my time as a hypnotherapist. It also clarified many issues for me which I've questioned regarding approaches that I've come across in the myriad of books that I've collected over the years - many of which I no longer require.

You've made the whole process of hypnotherapy so much more credible and usable by providing explanations of tools and a structure in which to use them. Thank you so much for bringing the knowledge and research together. I feel more validated and have a well grounded set of expectations around the outcomes of therapy as a result of the courses I've taken with Uncommon Knowledge. In fact, you've helped me overcome a huge anxiety regarding the efficacy of hypnotherapy. I can now put successes and failures into a better perspective and give anxiety the boot.

Beverley Arnold, Hypnotherapist, Kiama, Australia.

Stephen Pinsent

As I continue to develop new skills and discover new applications, having knowledge about more precise techniques and practices is invaluable. Working through the course material has also helped with confidence. I look forward to revisiting the material from time to time to strengthen my skill and decision-making about when to use the skills.

Stephen Pinsent, Psychologist, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Kerry Jeffery

Precision Hypnosis is my third course with the wonderful Uncommon Knowledge and it's been a great investment in my ongoing professional development. I have almost completed the How to Lift Depression Fast course now, as sudden onset health issues put me out of the picture for most of last year. I have a diploma and certificate in hypnotherapy along with a background in psychology and have been self employed for three years now as a counsellor, life coach, and hypnotherapist.

I have found the courses at Unk to be so much better in terms of content than those I paid $1000's for. I look forward to completing the Precision Hypnosis course very soon as the therapy, demonstrations, and use of hypnotic language by Mark and his team is second to none. The course content and materials are excellent and very detailed and the courses are structured in such a way that the information is easy to learn and implement. Highly recommended.

It's great to learn skills that you can start implementing straight away instead of just theory.

Kerry Jeffery

Vicki Crane

I have been practising as a therapist for around 9 years now and during that time, I've done a number of courses both online and in person. The Precision Hypnosis course has to be one of the best courses I've done so far and is very different to many of the other online or distance learning courses available.

The quality and quantity of information provided, variety of subjects covered, support, advice and interaction make it very interesting and informative, whilst being enjoyable too. I liked the way that although it was an online course, there are real people behind it as well as real feedback and interaction. Although I was away for the live Q&A calls, I listened to them afterwards and found those really useful too. Many online courses are quite faceless and impersonal, so I think the contact and interaction aspects of this (and other Uncommon Knowledge courses) is what sets it apart.

I've always believed that you learn something new everyday, no matter whether you're newly qualified or experienced. I certainly learned some really useful things from this course and would definitely recommend it.

Vicki Crane, Hypnotherapist, Leeds, UK.

What a course - I have always found Uncommon Knowledge courses brilliant and challenging in the sense of... I have learnt so much and can be so different from what I have learnt so far even though the content was the same... words can be such an art and have such a different meaning - all because of the interpretation one can put on them - I knew this and understood it and yet found my own journey here at times a challenge and self exploration of what my understanding to be of what is being said... having to resit the test at the end a couple of times.

Although I may not "get it" at first even though I already have learnt it and practice... it's this new challenge that awakens and embeds permanently.

Many thanks again for the insight.

Lee Gale, Counsellor/Hypnotherapist, Melbourne Australia.

I was so happy when I got the "Congratulations" reply when I submitted the final test, that I got tears in my eyes! Yes, we sign up/ pay for the course, but as I see it, you have actually given us a gift - one that so truly will keep on giving! The knowledge that you have shared is just amazing - I am so grateful and appreciate your dedicated instructions very much. I printed out each lecture and consider them to be my # 1 resource and guide.

Pauline, Hypnotherapist, New Hampshire, US.

This course more than exceeded my expectations and is a must for any therapist who really wants to get to grips with using cutting edge skills in hypnosis. I have learnt that there is much more to conversational hypnosis than I ever imagined possible. All of the supporting materials are excellent, particularly the videos which are invaluable in their demonstrative content. As per usual, the teleconferences were packed full of knowledge, were easy to understand and great fun too! Uncommon Knowledge have really pulled out all the stops with this one - well done Mark and Joe!!

Karen April Mills, Hypnotherapist and Counsellor, Sheffield

I really liked the way the whole course was presented. I felt Joe and Mark really complemented each other and their knowledge and skill was a breath of fresh air to the way I had been taught. I found the course to be very informative overall. I like having lots of ways to learn things and therefore the conference calls, audios, videos, forums, booklets, word docs and pdfs helped to keep me focused and interested. I found Kirstin to be a great help with any enquiries I had, she had a lovely warm and friendly manner and was a pleasure to deal with. Overall it was a very enjoyable course, thank-you very much :-)

Rose Morgan, Hypnotherapist, New Zealand

I thought the course was excellent and covered a great deal of ground with wisdom, depth and compassion. It was innovative, thoughtful and practical and I am incorporating some of the new learnings with great success. This is my first internet course and I think it tremendously exciting that such a comprehensive, high calibre course can be enjoyed here in my tiny home office in the rainforests of western Canada. I plan on taking more. Thanks a million for all your good efforts and for reaching out over the internet Mark, Joe and Kirstin. It's been great.

Ann Hopkins, Part-time hypnotherapist and writer/communications consultant, Sechelt, BC, Canada

I have an unpredictable schedule and it was a luxury to be able to participate in the live conference calls or fall back on the recordings if necessary. Using written, audio and video seems like a wonderful combination, reinforcing learning. Being able to have all the material downloaded for further review is great as I will have to go back over areas identified in testing that I did not absorb likely due to my workload being higher.

Don Ross, BA, RN, Medical Hypnotherapist, Sedona, USA

I've been involved with hypnosis for 67 years (I'm 80). I've taught it for nearly 20. I've taken courses all over the world. Never, never have I had so much fun as taking your course. I learned so much, enjoyed the thought processes created, and had a load of fun. I learned why some of my techniques have been so successful(!) Thank you. And you've left me with enough polishing techniques to use for the rest of my life.

The late Di Cherry, President, Canadian Hypnotherapy Association, Vancouver BC

It was a great workshop! The best hypnotic workshop I have ever been in. I have already done a "shock induction", for example, and have used a powerful reframe for a woman who has a very cluttered and messy house to keep her from having an "empty nest". She is very excited about the changes she is making.

Charles Rice Ph.D., Idaho, USA

I so like your approach to the subject, psychology as well as hypnosis. I also very much like your friendly and "casual" approach to teaching, which makes it so much more enjoyable and interesting. Of course, as I expected, the standards are high and I really learned a lot! You people are so good! Thank you very much for this course!

Madeleine Bergstrom, Hypnotherapist, Therapist, Ystad, Sweden

I really liked going to the depth of known principle, and really understand them on a different level. I found a dramatic change while sitting with clients. Instead of going down a familiar path I go into a fascinating journey with the client, and I have no idea where it will lead us. But I have the confidence (and knowledge) to give the right suggestion in the right way and the right time. The responses and the results are really encouraging.

Etai Gilad Ph.D., DHypPsych (UK), Amsterdam

I am so glad I found Uncommon Knowledge! I found this whole Precision Hypnosis course fascinating, and the presenting of it was excellent and held my attention throughout. Mark and Joe are very engaging and funny, and really adept at putting their points across in an easy to understand way. This is the second course I have done now with Uncommon Knowledge and because I have learnt such a lot from these courses, I will definitely be doing the 'Depression' course at some stage in the future. Thanks guys!

Debbie Lowrey, Hypnotherapist, Loughrea, Ireland

I've just come home after attending the Precision Hypnosis course in Dublin. I really enjoyed it and it introduced me to Uncommon Knowledge. Wow, I'm looking forward to working this week so I can introduce some of these new techniques to my work with clients

Helen McCarthy, Dromcollogher, County Limerick

I enjoyed that the course could be done on my schedule WITH support if I needed it. It's a lovely refresher that I will download and save to replay once or twice a year. I work alone as a hypnotherapist and it was lovely to be temporarily engaged with others who are enhancing their skills set.

Cheryl Charron, Hypnotherapist, Saskatchewan, Canada

I used to be the internal education manager for IBM in the UK and from that critical/analytical viewpoint would like to say that you have been very professional indeed in both creating and executing this course. You have tried to ensure that the material was not just transmitted but understood and remembered. You both have a pleasant, easy style of delivery and worked very well together. Thank you both for your obvious commitment and personal integrity - you are both making a significant difference to people - practitioners and clients alike.

Roy Dingle, Retired, Thônes, France

Both Mark and Joe are excellent lecturers and demonstrate both knowledge and the ability to relate pertinent examples from there past work in the field. Also the videos were interesting and instructive. The course was a good progression from 'Uncommon Hypnotherapy' and answered many questions that occurred to me whilst re-reading the past notes. Thanks to all at Uncommon Knowledge, and I hope to continue my studies, with yourselves, in the future.

Clive Butterworth, Engineer, Bolton, Lancashire

My first exposure to hypnosis training was last year, 2008 with 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' which I considered very worth while as an introduction. With out the particular structure and content of 'Precision Hypnosis' as a necessary and meaningful follow up, I would however have found myself far less empowered to integrate new perceptions within my existing family therapy practice.

Secondly, I have found your approach supportive albeit that in comparison with other trainees, I have not had that much practical experience of [closed eye] hypnosis.

Thirdly - what I liked most were the links with change theory that I am accustomed with [Watzlawick et all 1967 and 1974; Keeney, 1983] as well as the new ways of thinking about change within the contexts of [conscious/unconscious] splitting and linking and the [for me] golden phrase of the course:

However, remember hypnosis [going into the REM state] is a fundamental and integral part of ... new ... patterns of behaviour".

Pieter Spies, MA(SS) Mental Health, BA (Soc Wrk Hons), Aberystwyth

The instructors clearly know the information inside and out, and they were also very willing to answer any and all questions. The information was challenging, but it was presented in a very logical, step-by-step fashion, so I felt quite capable of understanding.

Andrew Broman, Software Developer, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

I like the informal approach, although there was plenty of serious points made, in a very succinct manner. This type of approach in Hypnotherapy fits in with the style I have in mind to become proficient at, and have used, to an extent, in the past. In an industry seemingly obsessed with behavioural approaches (or at least with the school I studied with) I find this approach refreshing, and very effective.

Martin Lancaster, Hypnotherapist, Harrogate, UK

I loved this course and even though I've completed it, I'm going to go back and review everything, there is just so much information in it. Thanks Mark and Joe!

Clive Girdham

Precision Hypnosis is a course for serious practitioners presented in a relaxed, simple, practical and realistic way. It is generous with its extended supplementary materials and provides excellent opportunity to see real hypnosis in action.

Estelle Godsman, Retired, Victoria, Australia.

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  1. You access the course by clicking the 'Enroll now' button at the bottom of the page. Your course pack will be mailed to you.
  2. You get immediate access to the course materials, including a welcome video from Mark, and access to the comments section where you can introduce yourself to your fellow delegates, and to Mark and Joe.
  3. You can begin Session 1 immediately, during which you'll learn about a powerful and rarely taught technique called 'seeding'.
  4. You listen to the audio lecture for the session and download the materials (which you will also receive by mail), complete a short test and exercise.
  5. You move on to Session 2, and so on through the sessions.
  6. As you go along, you ask any questions you have in the comments boxes you'll find on every page, or save them up for the Q&A calls.
  7. You dial in for the first Q&A call and get to 'meet' Mark and Joe and the other practitioners on the course. Or you wait until after the call and download the audio to listen to at your convenience.
  8. You continue through the course in this fashion until you have completed both Q&A calls and Session tests.
  9. You receive your certificate through the post from us.
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