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The hidden force that's driving many of your clients' problems

This remarkable technique will enable you to spot this destructive force and treat it quickly (often within one session), freeing your client to make rapid progress

Trapped Women

Every practitioner knows that trauma is a part of many problems. But very few know to what extent, and more importantly, how to treat trauma quickly.

And if you treat people with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or severe phobias, you'll know these are among the worst things to live with.

But it's not just PTSD. (As if that weren't enough.)

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Depression, anxiety conditions, obsessive thoughts, OCD, addictions and substance abuse - all these problems and more are often 'powered' by hidden trauma.

So when you've got a client whose depression you just can't lift, an addiction that just won't shift, or anxiety that keeps coming back no matter what you do, it's worth considering that a trauma may be driving it.

And then, when you know trauma is present, what do you do about it?

Since the first World War, psychologists and psychiatrists have been trying to treat trauma in a myriad of frightening ways:

  • having sufferers relive the trauma again and again, making the symptoms worse not better
  • using critical incident stress debriefing as a standard practise for helping emergency services deal with traumatic experiences in the line of duty
  • inducing diabetic comas via insulin injection
  • using anti-anxiety or anti-depression drugs for years with no improvements.

And of course using cognitive therapy to treat trauma is nigh-on impossible - that's like trying to tether a raging bull with sewing thread.

So what treatment does work for trauma?

To understand this, we need to first see exactly what trauma is. So let's get back to basics.

What exactly is happening when someone has a traumatic flashback? For example, a soldier who has been in a war zone is walking down the street and a car backfires. Instantly he feels as if he's back in the front line and reacts as if a bomb has just gone off nearby.

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But he knows he's on a normal street, so what is going on? It's as if he never took off his combats. His brain has 'pattern matched' the backfire to being similar to the sound of gunfire or explosions and triggered the 'fight or flight' response in him. He is flooded with adrenaline and his overwhelming instinct is to run.

In his brain there is what we call a 'global pattern' for loud bangs, created by the focusing effect of the terror he experienced in battle. This is very different to the pattern you and I have for it, which will make us jump but once our brain figures out what caused the bang, it steps down the alert procedure.

However, this global pattern in the ex-soldier's brain has no context to it (in other words, it doesn't matter where he is when the sound occurs, or what else is going on around him). His brain has decided that this sound is so closely linked to potential death that it warrants being a global pattern that goes off at the slightest provocation.

So our job as a practitioner is to turn this global pattern back into a contextualized one. Or in other words, to stop his brain setting off the alarm when he hears a bang.

We need the soldier to be able to hear a car backfire as just that.

But how can we do this when traumatic memories are so powerful?

Anyone who has ever treated a traumatized person knows that even talking about the traumatic incident can catapult them into a highly emotional state.

And once they're highly emotional again, you can do nothing until they calm down.

So this tells us that we have to somehow approach the memory without them becoming emotional.

And this is where the Rewind Technique comes in.

Although it seems almost too simple, the Rewind is a precision instrument.

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When you're dealing with a traumatic memory, you need to approach it carefully and quietly, like tiptoeing up to a sleeping tiger.

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The structure of the Rewind and the language used is precisely designed to hold the client in a specific relationship to the memory so that it can be re-processed by the technique and contextualized. This way, as we explained above, it can stop being a global pattern firing off alarms all over the place, so there are no roaring tigers in your therapy session.

And the beautiful thing about the Rewind Technique is that you don't even need to know any detail about the traumatic memory - so it is highly respectful to the client.

The Rewind Technique Course

Mark Tyrrell

My company Uncommon Knowledge has been training practitioners in how to use the Rewind Technique for many years. We did this for 10 years as part of our professional level diploma course taught from a university in the UK, and subsequently through our online training course. Our online course is recognized by the Red Poppy Company, an organization dedicated to enabling traumatized war veterans to get access to fast, effective treatment.

Community of Like Minded People

We have created a new format for the course, a combination of video, live calls and home study materials in a lovely online space called Uncommon U which we created specifically to make online learning easy and enjoyable.

Join a community of like-minded people

Throughout the course you'll be able to converse with your fellow delegates, discuss cases with them or myself, review and repeat any material as you feel necessary, and ask questions on the live calls. (If you prefer you can email in your questions and I'll address them on the calls).

We guarantee the course's effectiveness

You've already heard just what a lifesaver the Rewind Technique is. Which is why I am so keen to get as many practitioners trained in it as possible. And I believe that once you've completed the course, you'll feel exactly the same. When you get that first call from a client whose traumatic symptoms have lifted, you'll know just what I mean. But I understand that this is a serious investment, and you need to know that it is going to be worth it, so the only thing I can really do to take the pressure off you is give you this guarantee.

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I promise you will be astonished at the results you get treating your next 3 traumatized clients after completing the course. And that they will feel much better after a single session. You are the judge. If you don't agree this is the case, simply ask and I'll refund you. You see, I really want as many practitioners to know the Rewind Technique as possible. PTSD and phobias are terrible things to live with, and it is so unnecessary. We can join together to contribute to doing something about this terrible loss of potential. I hope this gives you the peace of mind you need to go ahead and book your place now.

What's included in the Rewind Technique course?

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  • Instant access to Uncommon U - read course materials, watch videos and gain access to the live calls, plus private commenting areas where you can discuss the course, clients and ideas with myself and other course delegates.
  • Course materials on CD - sent with your course notes book if you chose the Digital & Physical option, this CD contains all the audio and written materials from the course.
  • Comprehensive course notes - 91 pages in book format, sent to you by post if you buy the Digital & Physical option and also available online.
  • Full word-by-word Rewind Technique Script - providing the full Rewind Technique structure for a client session, which can be modified as your confidence and experience of the technique grows with each client.
  • Checklist before practise - the essentials pared down for a quick memory boost.
  • Live Q&A calls with Mark Tyrrell where you can ask questions, either live or by email. We also record these for you to download in case you can't make the live call, and they're available as mp3 downloads the following day.
  • Your client questions answered - the collective Uncommon Knowledge brain will work on your single most pressing trauma client problem for you, either in Uncommon U or in private by email.
  • Self test quizzes to embed your knowledge.
  • Certificate of completion - On successful completion of the course, you will receive a personalized certificate.

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  • Live Snake Phobia Cure DVD (value $75) - Watch Mark Tyrrell treat a man with a snake phobia using the Rewind Technique.

BONUS: Trauma and Phobia Client Attractor Pack

So you've done the course and you're ready to quickly treat trauma and phobias. You've had a few clients and you're amazed at the success you've had.

But how do you tell the world (or, at least, your community) that you can successfully treat trauma and phobias?

Well, we're here to help. As a bonus, everyone who does the Rewind Technique course, will receive a FREE Client Attractor Pack.

Ready made marketing materials to bring clients into your practice

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We know how difficult marketing can be. According to the surveys we've done and the discussions we've had with our therapist friends, that's one area that people said they had particular trouble with. We've heard time and time again that they'd prefer to focus on their clients, not on continually drumming up business.

But once you get the resources you need from the Client Attractor Pack, you'll be able to boost the numbers of clients coming through your door.

The Client Attractor Pack contains:

  • Postcard layout
  • Business card layout
  • Phone script to convert enquirers to clients
  • Content for your website
  • Attract, convince and convert clients better than any trauma treatment practitioner in your area.

When does the course start?

The Rewind Technique course starts immediately. During this time, you can take the course at your own pace, although we do ask you to reach certain stages in time for the Q&A calls.

Do I need to know hypnosis to take the course?

To use the Rewind, you will need some experience of using your voice to relax your clients. I believe this is an invaluable skill because relaxation is so valuable in treating anxiety-based conditions.

So to help those of you who weren't taught voice-based relaxation as part of your training, you can get our Uncommon Hypnotherapy course for $100 off as part of your course booking.

Testimonials from our previous delegates

I find that with most people it will either get rid of, or significantly reduce the fear or phobia in just one session. Once you know the technique, you can confidently 'fix' simple fears, anxieties and phobias with confidence. I use this technique often, and have used it for everything from simple problems such as nerves about giving a presentation at work, to more complex problems such as childhood abuse, to long term 'known traumas' such as getting lost as a child, to straightforward phobias such as fear of injections. Learn it, and you'll have a great tool for your therapy tool box, which is flexible and adaptable for different clients and different situations. It also shows a client, very quickly, how you can begin to help them with life-long problems. I once did the technique on a recovering alcoholic, who had a childhood memory of a chair being thrown out of a window by an angry parent. It had haunted him for 50 years. It was gone in 20 minutes. He couldn't believe it!

Emma Disney, East Sussex, UK.

I only gained my qualification in the last 12 months and at the time of completing my course I was seriously lacking in the confidence to get started for real. Three of your courses further down the line and I now have masses of confidence and have started my practice feeling utterly calm, ready and able to handle my clients, knowing I can really help them. I have gained so much from your courses in a very short time and everything makes so much more sense to me now. I just wanted to say thank you so much!

However, having said that, I wasn't madly confident so I did manage to convince the training company to allow me to use the Rewind Technique on one of my final case studies although we hadn't covered it on our course, for a spider phobia.

I remembered it virtually word for word from when you used it to remove my Spider phobia over 14 years ago on an Introduction to Hypnosis course and I downloaded the script from your website for back up. It worked beautifully and about a week afterwards my client ran up to me in the supermarket, threw her arms around me and excitedly told me how she had been able to easily handle a spider for the first time in her life.

Obviously I knew about the Rewind Technique before doing this course, but had no idea just how many problems it could help with. Onwards!

Eddy Farrar, Hypnotherapist, Dorset, UK.

I have really enjoyed being part of The Rewind Technique course. The information provided is so thorough that I now have 100% confidence in helping my clients with phobia and PTSD. The sessions are very well presented and easy to follow, which is essential as there's a lot of information to absorb.

Janice Bowles, Hypnotherapist & Life Coach, Thame, UK.

Examples of use of the Rewind Technique: 1. Female, 18yrs about to totally give up college and subsequent University offer because of a very strange and quite complex phobia triggered by certain cars and (even more bizarrely) people with a certain appearance. Single session and she was transformed. She is still fine and at University (18 months on) 2. Man 41. Fear of elevators (after being trapped in a lift and a helpful fellow passenger shaking the car and talking about plunging downward) - Session and telephone back-up. He later visited NYC and went to both the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller centre.

Michael Keay, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, NLP (GHR Reg) (DHypPsych).

(Scroll down to read even more testimonials from our Rewind Technique course delegates.)

Here's the detail on how it works:

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the Rewind Technique. Many of our delegates are novices with computers yet perfectly comfortable within our online training area Uncommon U.

Here's how it all works...

  1. You access the course by clicking the 'Enroll now' button at the bottom of the page.
  2. You get immediate access to the course materials, including a welcome video from myself as course leader, and access to the comments section where you can introduce yourself to your fellow delegates.
  3. You can begin Session 1 immediately, during which you learn about the cause and treatment of PTSD and phobic states. You listen to the audio lecture for the session and download the materials.
  4. You move on to Session 2, after which there is a short test. Once that is complete, you move on to Session 3 and complete the test for that.
  5. 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.
  6. You dial in for the first Q&A call and get to 'meet' other practitioners on the course or you wait until after the call and download the audio to listen to at your convenience.
  7. You continue through the course in this fashion until you have completed all 3 Session tests and the Q&A calls.
  8. You receive your certificate through the post from us.
  9. You continue to have access to the course materials online for one year.

Testimonials from our previous delegates

These testimonials from our previous delegates expand fully on how the Rewind Technique has been applied in practice, from war veterans, victims of emotional, sexual or physical abuse, and phobias of many different flavours.

I used rewind for an actor with stage fright who had been working as a plasterer for 3 years as he could not face auditions or any kind of acting. He had one session where I used rewind. He cancelled his following appointment as he was doing an audition and is now back on stage. I have also used rewind for several people with flying phobias. All have since flown happily. One all the way to Australia and back.

Lesley Cruickshank-Robb, East Sussex, UK.

Ah - the rewind. One of the most powerful tools in the box and invaluable for dealing with phobias and trauma. Used in conjunction with scaling it never ceases to amaze me when I ask the client (who had scaled at a 9 or 10 beforehand) to rescale after using the rewind - most often there is a pause while they search deep inside to where that old fear was before admitting that they just can't locate it because it's gone. And the real beauty of the rewind is that it's so effective so quickly.

Graham Firth, Surrey, UK.

The entire concept captured me as it is a fantastic tool that could especially help the vulnerable ladies I work with. I liked the relaxation exercises that could help anyone and the dvds/recorded sessions where the technique is being used. I found that the conference calls were very useful as they gave me the opportunity not only to learn but the chance to ask questions that related to my profession.

Lisa Taylor, Violence Against Women Support Worker, Glasgow, UK.

Examples of use of the Rewind Technique: 1. Female, 18yrs about to totally give up college and subsequent University offer because of a very strange and quite complex phobia triggered by certain cars and (even more bizarrely) people with a certain appearance. Single session and she was transformed. She is still fine and at University (18 months on) 2. Man 41. Fear of elevators (after being trapped in a lift and a helpful fellow passenger shaking the car and talking about plunging downward) - Session and telephone back-up. He later visited NYC and went to both the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller centre.

Michael Keay, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, NLP (GHR Reg) (DHypPsych).

I have used the rewind extensively. It has been the most effective tool I have found to date. I recently worked with a lady who had had a car accident three years previously. Since this time she had lost her confidence and subsequently lost her job as a Deputy Headteacher. Upon exploration with her, it became obvious that she had severe symptoms of PTSD. I used the rewind technique to unhook the strong emotional reaction she had about the event and other linked events. At the end she was amazed how different she felt. She had tears of joy running down her face as she exclaimed she had not been able to feel at peace like this since the accident happened. She never looked back and never reported another flashback again. She was claiming compensation as a result of the accident at the time and a week later I received a letter from her solicitor asking me about the techniques I had used as they had heard what a difference it had made to my client and they were interested in applying it to other similar cases. The other bit of feedback I can think is that often when I am using the rewind technique, clients show clear signs of being in REM which lets me know they are actively creating a new template in the brain. This is always helpful to see but I have still had very effective results even if people don't show REM overtly.

Sally Ann Brown, East Sussex, UK.

I must say that I have found your support with course-related matters and my personal circumstances to be of an exceptional standard and do so appreciate your prompt, helpful replies to queries. I have referred many of my colleagues (in SA and UK) to Uncommon Knowledge and have encouraged them to do your courses. We especially need more practitioners who know how to competently apply the Rewind Technique in South Africa given our high (violent) crime rate.

Kevin Suter, Registered Psychologist, South Africa.

As a therapist the rewind technique is invaluable to my work. It is not just the fact that it is quick and effective but the gentleness of the therapy is wonderful. I have used it to help clients move on from devastating, sometimes horrific, past events which have plagued them for years, e.g cases of child abuse. Without the rewind technique, therapy would be much longer and more difficult. On a personal level the rewind gave me my life back. I had suffered with PTSD for over 3 years as a result of an horrific labour. I lived with constant fear, became depressed and avoided social situations and anything to do with babies. Following one rewind session the fear had gone, the cloud of depression had lifted and I felt like I could fly! It was an amazing feeling. The best thing about it was knowing that I could never go back to feeling that awful way again.

Veryan Cooper, Aberdeenshire, UK.

I have had some amazing results with the rewind and how it frees people up to move on from fear, it is an indispensable tool in my kit bag - for most people it brings about immediate results which astound them.

Nicola Preston Bell, West Sussex, UK.

The rewind is a fantastic technique. It makes me feel extremely effective and confident when working with post traumatic stress and phobias. My personal experience of the rewind is having my spider phobia completely cured. I can now put them safely outside without any stress rather than beg someone else to deal with it for me while quaking in another room! So far as a therapist I have used it to cure 3 spider phobias, a snake phobia, a rat phobia and a height phobia. But without doubt the most rewarding use of the rewind technique has been working with trauma and freeing clients of the misery of post traumatic stress. These include: A male client in his mid 40's who had been suffering flashbacks and nightmares due to childhood sexual abuse; a woman who following a fall downstairs resulting in severe injuries was waking 9-10 times every night with flashbacks; a woman still suffering the effects 5 years on of a 14 year abusive relationship; a woman still stuck in severe grief 2 years on from her baby dying in traumatic circumstances; and an air hostess who had suffered a life threatening medical trauma in flight resulting in a flight phobia. In every case using the rewind provided immediate, profound and lasting relief in a single session. Having worked in mental health for 12 years before retraining as a hypnotherapist, I can say it is definitely the most valuable skill I have ever learned.

Alison Ward, East Sussex, UK.

When first taught the principles of the rewind, it seemed hard to believe anything so simple could address a lifelong phobia. Since then, though, I've lost track of the number of people who have found their lives bettered by it. People with phobias of spiders, lifts, moths, needles and even ghosts have safely, comfortably and quickly seen their fears fade using the technique. I would unhesitatingly recommend it.

D. Johnson, Middlesex, UK.

As a therapist, I have personally found the rewind technique to be a very versatile tool and effective, particularly in the phobia arena. In the last 12 months I have used the rewind technique to eradicate dozens of specific phobias, including "fear of flying", "fears of wasps and spiders", "fear of stuffed animals", "fear of walking up open staircases" and "fear of driving on the motorway". I have also found that after using the rewind technique on specific memories that panic attacks related to this memory often disappear. In addition to this, I have also successfully used the technique to alleviate anxiety related to anticipatory events such as exam nerves. It is an essential part of any therapist's toolkit.

Nick Meredith, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Many people have to compromise the way they live their lives because of fears, phobias, or the traumatic effects of bad experiences. Some may even believe they have to put up with these forever. However, all phobias, fears and traumas can be treated, and usually very quickly. We believe the Rewind Technique is the most effective way to do this. We use it time and again in our practice, successfully lifting the most severe, lifelong phobias, often in just one session. We have also used it to deal with traumatic memories arising from such things as miscarriage and bullying. The fact that the technique allows these memories to be dealt with in a safe, respectful and non-intrusive way is very important, both to us and to our clients. The difference the Rewind Technique can make to people's lives is truly remarkable. It is an indispensable tool for any therapist.

Ian Sherred and Rebecca Welch, Southampton, UK.

After experiencing a head on collision I had the rewind technique done which allowed me to get back into the car and drive again without any problems as well as the flashbacks and the nightmares stopping! I also recently treated a lady who has a fear of flying, her husband had been working in France and she could not go and visit him for over six months due to her fear. After one session using the rewind technique she was looking forward to the trip she had booked and said she was amazed at how relaxed she felt about the flight, even when on the flight there was turbulence, she was fine.

Kate Callow, Bedford, UK.

I have had great success with this technique especially with a client who had a fear of heights. I recently heard back from them saying they were able to climb to the top of the Eiffel tower on a visit to Paris. A very powerful technique indeed.

Tom Ewings, East Sussex, UK.

I must say that I love using rewind as I have full confidence in its extreme effectiveness.

Margaret Walsh, West Sussex, UK.

I'm very satisfied. Thank you all for all the effort and detail, examples, candor, etc.... This is my kind of language. I want to use this technique. In future I want to work with PTSD/Trauma victims. I'm ex military and see the need for something more effective than what is being used now in the US. I am currently doing an internship in a substance abuse residential facility and many of the clients have PTSD/Traumas that I believe caused the substance abuse in the first place. Very good course. I would definitely recommend this to others with similar aspirations as myself.

Mary George, Mental Health Counsellor Intern, St Petersburg, USA.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rewind Course. I did a tremendous amount of reading around the subject and now feel confident enough to practise. My first client cried the whole time she spoke to me on the phone, she cried throughout an introductory chat in my therapy room. She told me that as soon as she opened her eyes every morning, she cried and once started, the tears stayed with her all day - even at work. After a Rewind treatment, she said she felt relaxed, a feeling she had forgotten since childhood. Before treatment she had scored 10+++ when she left she was a 6, I was a little disappointed thinking it was not going to work. However, a week later she scored between 2-3 and was waking feeling more positive with no more tears! Her words were, 'This is amazing for me!' Thanks to you both for the way you have constructed this course, it has been amazing for me too!

Patricia Baker, retired nurse and English tutor

"Frequently Asked Questions"

How does the Rewind Technique compare to other trauma treatment approaches like EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) or EFT (emotional freedom technique)

Both these techniques use the same principle as the Rewind - that is approaching the traumatic memory while staying detached from it. What the Rewind adds is the key factor of relaxation which protects the client and increases the success rate of the technique. Keeping the client relaxed helps ensure they are comfortable and aids in proper reprocessing of the memory - basically the message to the brain is that if the body is relaxed while this memory is being encountered, it can't really be dangerous.

Can anyone use the Rewind Technique

We recommend that the technique is only used by qualified psychological practitioners with some experience in using the voice to relax clients. Which is why we have added an option above giving a discount on the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course.

Is the the Rewind Technique supported by any efficacy research

The Nova Trauma Support Services (part of the Barnardo's charity) has shown remarkable results. The Nova team provide therapeutic support to individuals and families who have been psychologically traumatized, primarily as a result of their experiences in Northern Ireland, during the decades of "The Troubles". The team worked with forty seven people, 57% of whom were treated with only the Rewind Technique. Twenty six would have met the criteria for PTSD. The results show that after treatment none of the forty seven people treated met the criteria for PTSD. There was also a significant reduction of all sub symptoms associated with PTSD, five categories had zero reports after treatment. Martin Murphy, lead clinician in the study, said the case notes repeatedly identified not only relief from symptoms but also the emergence of qualitative positive changes in the individual's daily lives. He suggests that it is effective in children as young as 8 and adults at least to the age of seventy; and that the Rewind is effective for both single and multiply traumatized individuals. (Human Givens journal Volume 14, No 4- 2007)

You can't go wrong with this money-back guarantee

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I promise you will be astonished at the results you get treating your next 3 traumatized clients after completing the course. And that they will feel much better after a single session. You are the judge. If you don't agree this is the case, simply ask and I'll refund you.

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