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Learn to use hypnosis to help yourself and others

Tutor-supported home study course teaches you conversational hypnosis that you can use to influence, teach and persuade in any situation. Includes 3 DVDs, audio lectures, workbook and more...

A curious young fish asked a wise frog "What is water?" He had heard about this mysterious element but only half believed in it. The wise frog replied, "it is all around you, but you must learn before you will be able to see and feel it."

Hypnosis, like water for the fish, is all around us. It's the glue of relationships, the active ingredient in communication, the hidden machinery within our own minds. Those who know what it is and how it works can perceive a whole new layer in human relationships occurring within all kinds of social, professional and emotional contexts. If we don't learn to 'see' the water, and understand how it affects us and those around, then we are at the mercy of the ebb and flow of the tide and the occasional tsunami and all its devastating consequences.

What hypnosis did for me (Roger Elliott, co-creator of Hypnosis Downloads)

Before I knew hypnosis, I thought that the way to get people to change their minds was to argue them into submission. I thought that logic ruled the day, and once people could understand what they were doing wrong, they would change things and everything would come right.

Of course, we all know how wrong this is. Arguing simply makes people more entrenched in their beliefs; conscious encouragement often has the opposite effect; people know what's good for them, but still don't do it.

Understanding why all this takes place makes life so much easier

Knowing how fundamental hypnosis is to human psychology makes so much of life suddenly snap into focus. The reasons for previously inexplicable behavior become crystal clear. And just as importantly, the way to manage your own mind becomes obvious, to dispel social anxiety, lack of confidence, sleep problems, and performance issues.

Hypnosis is the language of hidden 'inner' experience

Learning about hypnotic communication with all its intricacies really is learning a new language - the language of hidden human experience - the real truth behind what people say and do. And when you become fluent in conversational hypnosis, you literally have your hands on the controls of this hidden world.


But it has to be the right sort of hypnosis

These days, hypnosis has been dumbed down into speak softly and order people around, but it wasn't always like that. The teachers within tribes, communities and societies have always understood how to talk so people will listen. And absorb. So true hypnotic language isn't "close your eyes and do as I say". True hypnosis is flexible, subtle, artful language that can be blended into any situation.

Is the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack for me?

When you understand the principles behind hypnosis, you will be able to help yourself solve problems and improve performance in any area. This course aims to give you the understanding and skills which will enable you to increase your influence, improve your communication with difficult people or situations, and make positive changes in your life and those around you. You may be in a caring profession, a team leader or manager, a parent, or a student aiming to be effective at school and then in the workplace - we are all 'fish in water' and knowing a bit more about the mysterious element 'water' stops you swimming around in circles and choose your own direction.

What is the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack?

We recognise that people learn in different ways and prefer to set their own pace. The 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack uses video, audio, articles, workbooks, assignments, and tests to assist the learning process. Plus, even though it's self-study, you have 24 x 7 access to the course creators Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott in the Knowledge Lab. The Knowledge Lab is an online forum where you can ask questions and see what other people are discussing too, and your access lasts for 10 weeks from when you activate your account.

So, if you have a computer with a USB socket and an internet connection, and access to a DVD player, you can use this course.

What is so good about the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack?

Basic hypnosis courses teach students how to use pre-written hypnosis scripts - this course teaches you how to integrate the language patterns and techniques into your everyday conversation, no scripts required. You will learn how to confidently hypnotise someone and talk to their unconscious mind without using a 'weird' voice or un-natural language.

As well as the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' triple DVD, there are 8 hypnosis lectures covering:

  • how hypnosis is central to understanding human psychology,
  • structured hypnotic inductions,
  • self-hypnosis, and how to help yourself
  • hypnotic language,
  • anchoring and pattern matching,
  • ways to communicate with a person's unconscious mind,
  • enhancing hypnotic communication,
  • and your primal emotional needs and how to meet them.

The self-study pack is supported by additional audio, articles, workbooks assignments, and tests, all deepening your insight into hypnosis and how you can use hypnosis to help yourself and others.

How long do I have to complete the course?

As soon as you activate your account on the Knowledge Lab (full instructions are given in the covering letter you receive with the self-study pack) you have 10 weeks to complete the course.

How does it work?

When you buy the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack, you will receive:

  • 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' triple DVD and 70 page workbook + Peaceful Moments CD containing 4 relaxation sessions + booklet containing the 4 scripts marked up with the hypnotic language patterns used.
  • 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack, containing 114 page workbook, and a USB stick containing supporting audio, video and written material.
  • log-in details for the Knowledge Lab, the online forum allowing 24 x 7 access to course trainers Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott and other students for 10 weeks.
  • full admin support throughout the course.
  • a printed certificate on successful completion of the multiple-choice tests.

There are checklists for each section of the course, which help keep you on top of your learning and pace yourself appropriately. At any stage, you can repeat the section to ensure full understanding and any time you have a question or need support you can get help using the Knowledge Lab online forum, or by contacting Kirstin.

Why use the Uncommon Knowledge training?

Over the years, Uncommon Knowledge founders Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott have trained over 24,000 people, and created over 800 hypnosis sessions available on the popular Hypnosis Downloads website. Students come from a wide background and include doctors, psychologists, managers, prison warders, students, social workers, nurses, business professionals, writers and therapists. We have structured our training to cover all learning preferences and aim to be simple but not simplistic in what is delivered. The course content is always research based and steers well clear of fads or un-proven psychology. We also provide a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your training pack.


This course has been allocated 12 Continuing Professional Development hours (CPD).


Give me a bit more detail on what the 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study pack covers?

There is almost 9 hours of video and audio material, plus additional reading, articles, test, assignments, so we estimate the course will take about 20 to 30 hours to complete. We recommend you space this over at least 3 weeks but no more than 8 weeks, to maximise your learning and enable new hypnotic language skills to become part of your everyday life. Full course support is available throughout the duration of the course, and your Knowledge Lab log-in details will last 10 weeks.

'Hypnosis Unwrapped' self-study course, containing 114 page workbook, and a USB stick containing supporting audio, video and written material.

On the USB stick and in the work-book you get:

8 lectures titled:

  • Uncommon hypnosis
  • Structured hypnotic inductions
  • Self-hypnosis
  • The language of hypnosis
  • Anchoring and pattern matching
  • More ways to communicate with a person's unconscious mind
  • Enhancing hypnotic communication
  • Primal emotional needs (your primal emotional needs and how to meet them)
  • Total lecture audio/video running time is 2 hours 26 minutes

The 'Hypnosis Unwrapped' course is carefully structured to support all learning styles, with;

  • overviews
  • written transcript of the video or audio lectures
  • summaries
  • tests
  • checklists
  • assignments

Additional material

  • 7 audio files, including 4 hypnosis inductions, total running time over 2 hours.
  • 1 hypnosis script, fully marked up with hypnotic language patterns
  • 6 articles, including a 'Primal Emotional Needs' self-test.

'Hypnosis Unwrapped' triple DVD and 70 page workbook. Total running time 3 hours 22 minutes


Hypnosis Training DVD

Peaceful Moments CD containing 4 relaxation sessions. Total running time 61 mins 16 seconds

Insomnia Cure CD

Peaceful Moments scripts marked up with the hypnotic language patterns used

Peaceful Moments scripts

Log-in details for the Knowledge Lab, the online centre for tests and private support forum.

Knowledge lab

Access to course trainers Mark Tyrrell and Roger Elliott and other students via the private Knowledge Lab forum for 10 weeks.

Mark Tyrrell Roger Elliott

Full admin support throughout the course via email, phone, or via the Knowledge Lab.

Kirstin Asher
Kirstin Asher, Course Support

A heavyweight paper printed certificate on successful completion of the online tests.

Hypnosis Unwrapped Course Certificate

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