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Set Your Clients Free From the Prison of Their Negative Beliefs

Learn advanced reframing skills on the Conversational Reframing - with video demonstrations

So why is reframing such a core skill for every practitioner?

Every practitioner needs to help their clients change how they think.

But more than that, our clients need to change how they feel.

And there is no quicker way to unlock a strongly-held belief than a well-crafted, carefully delivered reframe.

But we all know that's easier said than done.

To be effective, a reframe must:

Powerful Reframes

  1. Connect with the client's current reality (rather than the practitioner's!).
  2. Be delivered at the right time (this is such an important factor, but rarely discussed).
  3. Present a new reality that is just as acceptable, but makes them feel good instead of bad.
  4. Present a new reality that is so much more compelling than the old, more restricted way of perceiving their reality.
  5. Change the way the client feels, not just the way they think. This is a subtle point that is often missed when so called "cognitive reframing" is used.

That beautiful moment when you watch a reframe work its magic...

We've all attempted reframes and had them fall flat. It's a gut-wrenching moment as you realise you've made it harder to get a therapeutic gain because you've raised your client's unconscious defences.

But then you know that beautiful moment when a reframe 'sticks'. Your client stops in their tracks, becomes silent, they take on that thousand-yard stare, then they 'come back to the room', often with a chuckle or shaking their head. Their reality has been permanently shifted.

But the question is, how to make your hit rate with reframes much more reliable? How to develop an intuition for what reframe will work, when to deliver it, and how?

How Conversational Reframing will develop your reframing skills

The Conversational Reframing course will imbue your mind with a whole new way of seeing reframing with dozens of examples, a new way of seeing reframes, interactive exercises in how to construct them, video and audio. Almost by osmosis, you'll become a better reframer.

In addition to the many reframe examples, stories and metaphors in the course, perhaps an even greater benefit will be how it helps you creatively, spontaneously and instantly produce the right reframe for the right, unique person just at the right time.

And it's not just your clients who will notice. Artful reframes are evidence of the ability to hold multiple contexts in the mind at one time, perhaps the most obvious sign of wisdom. When you're skilful with reframes, you can make everyone around you feel better without them necessarily knowing why. (And without looking like the 'positivity police'!).

Here's a quick summary of what Conversational Reframing contains. The whole course is geared to quickly improving your reframing skills. Dozens of reframe examples which seed your mind with patterns and approaches to make you into a flexibly-minded reframing artist.

Conversational Reframing Contents

  1. Powerful Reframes, our popular audio reframing trainer - this is also provided in eBook format in case you prefer to learn by reading
  2. 3 example reframing videos of Mark demonstrating reframes with our client actors
  3. Interactive Exercises to hone your reframing skills
  4. Audio, eBook and Kindle versions of Mark's new reframing book, New Ways of Seeing
  5. Reframing through Stories and Metaphor eBook /Audio Provided in both written and audio format, Mark originally set out to create a short document on this topic. However, it turned into an comprehensive 39 page eBook with lots of examples of using stories to reframe, and a lot more besides!
  6. Certificate of completion.  On successful completion of the course you will receive a personalized certificate and confirmation of 9 CPD/CEU hours or points earned.

Testimonials from our previous students

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Once you experience using conversational reframing you will notice how clients response to it. It is very impacting and I see my clients absorbing it and changing in front of me. The course is easy to to understand and it has been very user friendly to make it part of my sessions. It made me more aware that people think in a metaphorical way and it definitely broadens their perspectives. I will definitely recommend this course to my fellow colleagues.

Anja Derks, Hypnotherapist, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Conversational reframing is an essential therapeutic tool on many levels. For a start, it helps to build rapport with the client and this trust is essential to allow them to commit to therapeutic interventions. It builds an awareness of how the language we use can either promote or interfere with the client's recovery. Learning to use reframes allows the clients to 'see' a path forward, improving motivation and commitment to implement new ways of acting.

Alta Rens, Counselling Psychologist, UK.

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This a such a thought-provoking, enjoyable and well presented course that you can't help but be enraptured and educated by it. The examples are so clear and insightful that you can immediately bring them (or the essence of them) into your client sessions.

Ian Stevenson, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, Surrey, UK.

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The course was a pleasant experience for me and reading the book in advance was helpful. I will integrate reframing in my coaching sessions and hopefully come back to you with feedback from a real-case use. If I get in trouble, I will let you know nevertheless. :)

I've recommended New Ways of Seeing already to some of my friends and I've started a discussion with my work colleagues about reframing. We've used it all the time in trainings (without knowing it is called reframing) and I think getting more of our trainers to take your online course will help a lot.

Tiberius Budulea

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This course has proved so valuable to me since I started it, I used one of the stories with my very next client the day after!

I was able to complete it at my own pace and re-listen to it to refresh my mind, making sure I had understood it all. Full of useful knowledge that has helped me help my clients and will continue to do so. It also increased my confidence when I saw a shift in my client's thinking. Highly recommend it!

Lesley Jane Sinnott, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, London, UK.

Joan Anderton

Reframing is possibly something we all do from time to time but completing this course brings it more consciously to mind. It opens up the desire and therefore the opportunity for constructing reframes in social and professional realms. If struggling with a client, spending some time thinking of a reframe is an excellent way to see the case differently, then be able to share the new perspective with the client, thus releasing a new understanding and helping move stuck cases on.

Joan Anderton, Counsellor, England.

Lynda Roberts

Although I automatically use reframing within my work with clients, I found the course useful for new ideas. The book that accompanied the course is a great resource to refer back to.

Lynda Roberts, Hypnotherapist, Essex, UK.

Julie Perry

This course offered so many great ideas and, even though I'm an experienced therapist, I found it quite challenging which was fun as well as giving me a great sense of achievement when I completed the course.

Julie Perry, Counsellor/Hypnotherapist (retired), Victim Support volunteer, UK.

Tammy Hatherill

Totally LOVED this course, and I extend heartfelt gratitude that you've created all these wonderful courses. This has helped me personally as well as professionally. With thanks, coming from Australia to the UK.

Tammy Hatherill, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki/Tarot Master and Teacher, Darwin, Australia.

Stephen Pinsent

I have just finished the course. Despite over thirty years in the therapy field, I am always amazed at the realization I will never know it all. At the same time, I am also so pleased to realize there are always exciting things to learn. Surely, I will never live long enough to know it all, but be happy to have simply continued to keep learning. More practice will undoubtedly help me become more efficient and succinct in replying to client's expressions of their perceptions using reframing.

Stephen Pinsent, Registered Psychologist, Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Charlene Wolfe

I learned a lot from the Conversational Reframing Course. I found that it has opened an interesting new door in approaching the "yes, but" or "the sky is falling" client. I enjoy modeling conversational reframing, showing the client how to reframe their own statements. It is encouraging to see the client begin to reframe his own statements. I believe that is a sign that I am doing my job. Reframing can be used in many everyday situation at home and with friends.

Charlene Wolfe, Certified Hypnotist, Texas, USA.

Dr. Gabby Eadie

The Conversational Reframing course provided me not only with theory, information and application possibilities but especially helped me practice and hone my reframing skills.

The fact that Mark provided me with feedback when I requested it, was an invaluable part of the course for me as it ensured that my reframes were on the right track.

I would definitely recommend this course to any therapist wishing to broaden their skills base.

Dr. Gabby Eadie, Counselling Psychologist, Klerksdorp, South Africa.

James Malone

The Conversational Reframing course helps you to further develop your skills when it comes to creating shifts in our client's perceptions-which is a primary reason they come to see us. I would highly recommend this course to anyone involved with professional change work.

James Malone, Life Enhancement Hypnotist, New Jersey, USA.

I would highly recommend this course. It has been one of the most valuable and important courses I have attended as a Physical Therapist (Osteopath) in nearly 40 years of practice! There is a wealth of genuine practical content. I believe the course was extremely good value and thought provoking. I believe for any Physical Therapist who wants to develop and improve their use of language there could hardly be a better course.

Hugh Ruxton, Osteopath, Shrewsbury, UK.

This course was really engaging and insightful. I've noticed that when using metaphors and imagery with clients, they tend to get more animated and say, "That's it! That's what it's like!" It is then easy to loop back to and build on that imagery.

I found the examples in this course are also a great conversation starter in groups. When we share a metaphorical story, they create imagery around it and discuss the meaning behind it.

Dee McCormick, Integrative Counsellor and Art Therapist, Dublin, Ireland.

I found the reframing course very helpful in diving deep into how to move clients on from negative self talk or negative beliefs. There were many examples of how to take a limiting belief and use story or metaphor to shift away from it. I even caught myself using some of the techniques on my own thinking!

Kayli Larkin, Relational Coach, USA.

Conversational Reframing is a truly transformational experience both personally and professionally. This interactive course has helped me extend and integrate my knowledge and skills as a qualified Hypnotherapist and Health & Life Coach, boosting my confidence and effectiveness and the value I bring to my clients. My practice has lifted to another level. People are enjoying the fully personalised client-responsive therapeutic interventions I'm offering and so am I! Dive into all of the exercises - you will flourish, and your business will grow.

Vivien Adams, Hypnotherapist & Health & Life Coach, Dunedin, New Zealand.

I was looking forward to doing the Conversational Reframing course as I was familiar with reframing but wanted a course that would go into more detail in a way that was educational but also applicable in a real world context. I wasn't disappointed with it.

I was overwhelmed by some of the stories; I genuinely found them magical and beautiful, i.e. the story of the 2 monks is one that I'll never forget.

The tone of the training was informative and informal, which I think is a testament to Mark and the other presenters.

The course was excellent value for money and had a lot of useful ideas that you can apply. I have already highlighted the next course with Mark that I want to go on.

Andrew Healey, Disability Support Coordinator/Weekend Coach (Resilience and Solution Focused), Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

I did the conversational reframing course as part of my annual CPD. It was a really good course for further developing the skill of using this excellent therapeutic technique across a wide range of contexts. The Q&A sessions were really good too and included very valuable insights from experienced therapists, Mark & his team.

Mary Spierin, Hypnotherapist & Counsellor, Dublin, Ireland.

It is a super engaging course – so much so that it is difficult to stop studying as you want to continue to learn...just a bit more! I suspect it could turn into an addiction! Furthermore, being delivered in various formats, i.e. audios, reading as well as in short videos, it is impossible to become bored. It is easy to follow even for those of us less PC literate and smoothly navigates from one section to the other, while your brain spontaneously and naturally absorbs tons of information. Fantastic and invaluable learning experience backed up by a wonderful, caring and supportive team!

Alessia, Clinical Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, London.

I was able to use my client's own subconscious metaphors to help clarify and reframe the situation, while leaving the psychological door open to change the story/metaphor. It was very powerful.

Ann Taylor, LCSW, California, USA.

I'm a fairly new hypnotist and the Conversational Reframing course helped to solidify practices that I had already been doing instinctively, but now giving me the WHY behind the practices. Conversational Reframing has helped to broaden my knowledge base tremendously!

Kathleen Turek-Said, Hypnotist, Arizona, USA.

I just finished this course and absolutely loved it. As a former school teacher and avid reader, I have a library of "favorite" stories I've read and reread with students, with only a few I've come to be able to tell well from memory. I am so excited to delve into my box of saved books to start memorizing these known favorites and to delve into the pursuit of finding and mastering old and new myths, fables, stories and analogies to add to my therapeutic tool belt! Thank you for the lovely explanations and examples to teach us how the use of analogies and stories along with other reframing techniques can provide a link for tweaking the unconscious mind's perspective in both hypnosis and in "casual" conversation. I'll be reviewing and using your examples as I learn to incorporate this method that has truly grabbed my "lover of stories" heart. Great course!

Lea Siebert, Hypnotherapist-Acupuncturist, Hawaii, USA.

The presentation is excellent and for me the course was just right in delivery, length, and content. Each piece of the jigsaw leading to the next until we reached the whole complete picture. I particularly like the way that at the end I felt confident to use the reframing technique intuitively in a number of different interactions.

Madeleine Godinho, Call center support and engagement, West Yorkshire, UK.

I learnt about reframing in a basic NLP course and did this really out of curiosity. What the reframing course provided was something much more profound and gave me a deeper level of understanding of what reframing can do to alleviate many traumas. Taking this gave me a real confidence boost and awareness. I use it a lot with clients presenting with anxiety and depression.

Carole Randell, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Whakatane, New Zealand.

Thank you so much. It makes perfect sense. I really enjoyed the course and love that you provide us with the support that you do. It can be quite a lonely profession working as a therapist from home and its great to have a community to talk to. Best wishes.

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We were provided vignettes and had time to think about a way to reframe a client's statement to change it from negative to positive. Being able to read the ideas of several other counselors was very helpful. I learned many possible ways to help a client shift and learn. I would recommend this program to all therapists.

Beverly Mason

An excellent course. Focuses upon the importance of frames and context in order to facilitate new ways forward that are all too often unconscious and sometimes overlooked.

Sid Oliver, Independent M/H Social Worker & Therapist, SE.England, UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is reframing important in therapy?

Reframing is perhaps the core skill for practitioners as it creates the psychological and emotional shift that clients need to move past their current difficulties. It's a powerful tool to unlock strongly-held negative beliefs and replace them with more positive, acceptable realities that help the client feel better.

What does an effective reframe look like?

An effective reframe must connect with the client's current reality, be delivered at the right time, present a new reality that's acceptable and makes the client feel good, be more compelling than the old way of perceiving reality, and change the way the client feels, not just how they think.

What materials are included in the Conversational Reframing course?

The course includes our Powerful Reframes audio course, also in eBook format; 3 example reframing videos of Mark demonstrating reframes with actors; interactive exercises to sharpen your reframing skills; audio, eBook and Kindle versions of Mark's reframing book, New Ways of Seeing; audio and eBook versions of Reframing Through Stories and Metaphor containing Mark's favourite reframing stories and metaphors; monthly live Q&A sessions with Mark; a certificate of completion; and access to the Uncommon Practitioners Private Facebook Group.

Who is this course intended for?

This course is designed for therapists, counsellors, coaches and other practitioners who wish to enhance their reframing skills and help their clients overcome negative beliefs more effectively.

Is there a time limit on the course?

Your learning is self-directed but we do encourage you to continue with the course until you've completed it. We do love sending practitioners their certificates!

How often does the course open for booking?

The course opens periodically, every few months. Interested learners can click on a provided link to be notified when the course is next open for booking.

Is there a certificate provided upon completion of the course?

Yes. Upon completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to hang on your clinic wall.

What is the benefit of joining the Uncommon Practitioners Private Facebook Group?

By joining the Uncommon Practitioners Private Facebook Group, you can connect with other practitioners, share experiences, learn from others and offer help.

Are there any testimonials from previous students I can read?

Yes, there are many testimonials from previous students on this course information page. These testimonials provide insights into the experiences and outcomes of past learners.

Who is Mark Tyrrell?

Mark Tyrrell is the instructor of the Conversational Reframing course. He is an experienced therapist educator and author with more than 25 years' experience and a passion for helping practitioners enhance their skills to better serve their clients.

What if I have questions during the course?

If you have any questions during the course, you can participate in the monthly live Q&A session with Mark. You can also post your questions in the Uncommon Practitioners Private Facebook Group for peer support.

Does artful reframing signify wisdom?

If you can reframe artfully and nimbly, it demonstrates the ability to hold multiple contexts in the mind at one time, which is often seen as a sign of wisdom.

What is meant by setting clients free from the prison of their negative beliefs?

This refers to the process of helping clients break free from their negative beliefs that cause them distress. Through effective reframing, practitioners can help clients see things from a different, more positive perspective.

What are the benefits of reframing through stories and metaphor?

Reframing through stories and metaphors can help clients better understand and accept the new reality being presented to them without interference from the linear, simplistic mind. These tools can be particularly effective in changing the way clients feel, not just the way they think.

How can I contact Uncommon Knowledge for more information?

Contact us by email here.

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In the unlikely event that you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, you can assume something has gone wrong between you sending the email and us receiving it. In this case, please contact us again, making sure your contact email address is entered correctly.

What is the format of the course? Is it online or in-person?

The Conversational Reframing course is delivered online by video, audio, written materials, quizzes and so on, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience. It includes live Q&A sessions with Mark by Zoom and commenting areas where Mark will address your thoughts and queries.

How does the course work?
  1. You access the course by clicking the 'Enrol Now' button.
  2. Your log in details will be emailed to you immediately.
  3. Once you've got your log in details, you can access all the course materials straight away, including a welcome video from Mark.
  4. Read, watch and/or listen to all the course materials and complete the exercises.
  5. As you go along, ask any questions you have in the comments boxes you'll find on most pages.
  6. Complete the test at the end and get a personalised completion Certificate and confirmation of 9 CPD/CEU hours or points earned.
  7. Let what you learned on the course work its magic on you and in turn your clients!
  8. You'll have access to the course online for one year.
Why take an online course?

We trained people face-to-face for a decade while we ran our diploma course at Brighton University, in the south of England. When we moved our training online in 2008 in order to reach a worldwide audience, we were a little sceptical.

We assumed people wouldn't learn so well online; that live training had to be more effective than online training. But, as it turns out, we were wrong. In traditional face-to-face training, you see the demonstrations only once and hear the presentations only once. And, inevitably, when you go away and try to implement your new skills, questions come up.

But, of course, the training has finished, so you can't ask them. With an online course, you can try things out, then come back to the group to ask any questions you have, review the relevant part of the training, and then go back and give it another shot. We've found people who learn online learn more deeply and thoroughly, which is why we now train people internationally. The process of learning, trying something out, then coming back with questions and reflections seems to work incredibly well when learning new therapy skills.

I'm not good with computers, is this online course for me?

A lot of the people who take our courses are not very tech-savvy (therapists don't seem to be computer people, in our experience!). That's why the team here at Uncommon Knowledge has designed the online training platform to be as easy to use as possible.

So if you can use a mouse, use your email, and type, you'll be able to do this course. In addition, Mark is a self-confessed technophobe and so Uncommon U has been created with him in mind. We also have a friendly support team on hand to help you with any questions you may have.

Why learn from Uncommon Knowledge?

We have been teaching professional therapists and other psychology practitioners since 1998. We've spent a lot of time refining how we teach psychotherapy and the psychology you need to make it most effective, and we think we have created something quite special in Conversational Reframing. But, of course, you are really the only one who can make that judgment, which is why all our courses are backed by our 90-day money back guarantee. So you can give it a try in confidence that you're protected.

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