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Help Even the Most Complex Clients with Conversational Uncommon Hypnotherapy

Become fluent in indirect hypnotic language and discover how to sidestep the tricky resistances of the conscious mind

If you're a hypnotherapist, you already know how useful hypnosis is, particularly for anxiety, complex clients or emergency cases.

And if you're a psychotherapist, counsellor, coach, or other practitioner, you probably want to know what all the fuss is about.

Despite its, shall we say, 'unusual' reputation, hypnotherapy is simply a way of tapping into the way the mind already works.

And because you're working with what nature provided, it's much easier to help people adopt more useful ways of living.

But there is more than one way of going about hypnosis.

And not only that, but the 'therapy' part of 'hypnotherapy' right is just as important as the hypnosis itself.

That's why we have refined more than twenty years of experience delivering hypnosis training into Uncommon Hypnotherapy an online training course both for practitioners learning hypnosis for the first time and for hypnotherapists who are interested in the Uncommon way of doing hypnotherapy.

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 gain access to this hidden world.

But it has to be the right sort of hypnosis

Vampire HypnosisNot this sort of hypnosis

These days, hypnosis is often 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 subtle and indirect language that can be blended into any situation and works artfully with the unique qualities the client brings with them. It's deeply respectful because without that respect, it won't work.

Learn to be an artist, rather than painting by numbers

Colorful HypnosisThe best hypnosis is artful, colourful
and respectful.

Many hypnotherapy courses will load you down with dozens - if not hundreds - of different inductions. And while scripts can be useful, we need to move beyond that stage quickly if we are to help the greatest number of people.

With the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course, you'll become fluent in hypnotic language so you can hypnotize anyone in the best way for them to be hypnotized, according to their own unique personality and experience.


See 'behind the curtain' of human behaviour

The human mind hypnosisHypnosis is at the core of human

The 'Uncommon' psychology you'll learn from this course will illuminate much more of human behaviour that may have previously seemed weird or unpredictable.

You'll know which approach and techniques will work best with your client's problem, upping your success rate and making you a much more confident therapist.

You'll be able to fine-tune your communication to get the outcomes you want in both the therapy room and your own relationships.

That's the real beauty in Uncommon Hypnotherapy. And as a bonus, you'll gain much greater control over your own emotional state, too.

Quickly develop confidence in your therapeutic abilities

Learning conversational, indirect hypnosis is like speaking a language fluently instead of using a phrasebook. If you have a phrasebook, you can get relatively far in a foreign country. You might be able to book a hotel for the night. But as soon as someone asks, "Do you want a view of the river?", you're totally lost. When you speak the language fluently, it's natural and easy to respond.

Access your own unconscious resources

Because the skilled hypnotherapist goes into trance along with their client, they gain access to the full creativity of their unconscious mind.

Ask any therapist who has been able to confidently use hypnosis for any length of time. They'll tell you that even if they are unsure of how to help a client, the ideas start to flow once the deeply relaxed phase of hypnosis begins.

The values and experience behind Uncommon Hypnotherapy

Mark and Roger

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is the brainchild of experienced hypnotherapy trainers Mark Tyrrell (that's me) and Roger Elliott

For ten years, Roger and I taught a solution-focused hypnotherapy diploma at Brighton University in the south of England, before moving our training business online in 2008 in order to reach a worldwide audience.

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Roger and I are also the co-founders of Hypnosis Downloads, the world's busiest hypnosis site. Thousands of hypnotherapists buy our scripts every year, and most are repeat customers. And more than 30,000 practitioners subscribe to my therapy skills newsletter Clear Thinking.

Roger and I work hard to create down-to-earth, simple, and (hopefully) humorous training courses. Our core values:

  1. We believe in evidence-based psychology and steer well clear of fads.
  2. We believe in respectful, positive, solution-focused therapy.
  3. We believe in working in partnership with our clients, helping them draw on the unique resources and skills they already possess.
  4. We know that most therapists need less complexity and more clear 'organizing ideas' to be effective and confident.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy goes way beyond teaching techniques or inductions

In the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course, you'll learn why the hypnotic state is the optimum state for learning and for changing thinking and behaviour. Based around indirect 'Ericksonian hypnosis', the course will give you highly flexible hypnotic language skills.

At the end of the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course, students will know more about hypnosis than the majority of practicing hypnotherapists. Why? Because they will understand the central role of hypnosis in directing human psychology.

Five things you'll love about Uncommon Hypnotherapy...

1) Learn how to speak conversational hypnosis

Hypnosis is often dumbed down and explained as speaking softly and ordering people around, but that's missing the point almost entirely. True hypnotic language isn't 'close your eyes and do as I say' but artful, subtle, and indirect.

2) Artfully use hypnosis without scripts

With your new in-depth knowledge of psychology, you'll know exactly what approach and techniques to use with your clients. No need to find a script that fits the client's problem because you'll be able to use hypnosis to treat each client as an individual.

3) Know how to apply hypnosis to a wide range of psychological problems

Uncommon Hypnotherapy comes with 7 short ebooks + 7 videos (we call them Hypnosis Blueprints) written by Mark on how to treat a range of psychological problems with hypnosis. The titles include low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, and hidden conditioning.

4) Watch recorded hypnosis sessions

Being a fly on the wall, watching techniques being performed, is a great way to learn. That's why Uncommon Hypnotherapy contains several live recordings of hypnosis sessions for you to watch. We've also subtitled the videos with what the hypnotherapist is thinking as he or she speaks, so you'll get an even greater insight into how these approaches are constructed and delivered.

5) Receive a pack of course materials to keep at home

While we'll give you access to watch and complete the course online for as long as you need.

What's inside the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course

1) 3 hours of hypnosis workshop video

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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 hypnotize someone and communicate with their unconscious mind as naturally as you would chat to a good friend.

2) Live client session videos of hypnotherapy for severe anxiety

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Watch Mark Tyrrell treat a woman for severe anxiety stemming from a violent relationship. This subtitled video includes a follow up session one week later where the client talks about what has improved and why. This is an instructive example of Uncommon Hypnotherapy in action, with the use of fascinating language patterns, metaphors and stories.

3) 9 therapy technique training videos

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These short instructional videos were shot with actors to ensure clear communication of the skills being taught. Including voiceover audio and onscreen explanations of what is happening, these videos are a new, cutting-edge therapy training tool.

4) 8 audio lectures on Uncommon Hypnotherapy, with transcripts

As well as the Uncommon Hypnosis course, which contains 3 hours of hypnosis workshop video (that you can also watch online), you get 8 hypnosis lectures given by Mark and Roger and covering:

  1. How hypnosis is central to understanding human psychology
  2. Structured hypnotic inductions
  3. Self-hypnosis and how to help yourself
  4. Hypnotic language
  5. Anchoring and pattern matching
  6. Ways to communicate with a person's unconscious mind
  7. Enhancing hypnotic communication
  8. Your client's Primal Human Needs and how to use hypnosis to help meet them.

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

5) Subtitled demonstration videos

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We've subtitled commentary at points throughout the live demonstrations so you know exactly what the hypnotist is thinking as he or she uses different techniques. As well as observing hypnotic phenomena like eyelid catalepsy and hand levitation, you'll understand how they come about, how to create phenomena, and how they can be used to further therapeutic goals.

6) The 121-page workbook

121 page workbook

Guiding you through the Uncommon Hypnotherapy video is our 121-page booklet (downloadable PDF format) there for resources and reference. It has transcripts of the video and audio lectures, so if you're more of a reader than a watcher or if you just need to check something, then the book is there for you. Be sure to tick off your learning checklist as you go!

7) How to approach specific issues with hypnosis: 7 ebooks and over 2 hours of video

Hypnosis Blueprints

While every client is different, there are certain approaches that work very well for certain conditions. Our 7 Hypnosis Blueprints (ebook + video guides) will guide you through psychotherapeutic approaches you can use to help your clients (or yourself!). Learn how to use hypnosis to...

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Perform at the 'alpha' level
  • Understand yourself and others
  • Build self-confidence
  • Overcome fear and anxiety
  • Eradicate hidden conditioning
  • Be more persuasive and influential.

8) Peaceful Moments hypnosis inductions with marked-up scripts

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Peaceful Moments is our popular program that hypnotically leads the listener into a deep and restful trance state using four different inductions, each around 15 minutes long. We'll give you the annotated scripts, as well as the audio program, so you can see what techniques and effects are being used in the language. Feedback from our students over the years has shown this is a very effective way to learn.

Still not sure what hypnosis is?

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is... subtle and indirect

  • The difference between old-style, authoritarian, 'you are getting sleepy' hypnosis and modern, indirect, Ericksonian, 'conversational' hypnosis.
  • How to get around resistant types.
  • The remarkable power of expectation and how to harness it in therapy.
  • How to embed suggestions in conversation.
  • How expectancy creates post-hypnotic suggestion or pattern matching.
  • The perfect amount of eye contact for maximum believability.
  • How your emotional state filters incoming information and how you can use this.
  • How to influence without bossing people around.
  • How to use presupposition to create a new psychological blueprint.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is... word magic

  • How to create therapeutic post-hypnotic suggestions.
  • Why telling people they are wonderful doesn't work and what to do instead.
  • How to use 'sleight of mouth' to get your message considered.
  • How to give people choice but still get the outcome they need.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is... deep insights into the human mind

  • The fundamental principle of unconscious pattern matching and the insights it gives us into emotional problems – such as phobias or addictions - and all human behaviour.
  • Razor-sharp insights into the function of the unconscious mind and how it developed.
  • What the conscious mind is best for and what to leave to the unconscious.
  • When focusing on problems can make things worse and how to focus beyond the problem.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is... performance-maximizing knowledge

  • Immediately get beyond the 'reading scripts' stage where so many hypnotherapists get stuck.
  • Why the imagination is as powerful as reality – and how to use this in hypnosis.
  • Why learning hypnosis is the quickest way to solve problems or improve performance.
  • The different types of trance and how to spot them in others.
  • How to maximize your success hypnotizing others.
  • Demonstration of arm levitation phenomenon and why it happens.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is... the real deal (no scripts necessary)

  • The reason for the old watch-swinging technique – why it worked (sometimes!).
  • Find out what hypnosis actually is and how it is connected to the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) state of sleep.
  • Why catalepsy (paralysis) occurs in hypnosis and how to encourage it.
  • Different ways of entering hypnosis – progressive relaxation or the shock tactics of stage hypnosis – and why these use the same mechanism.
  • Why you must be flexible to use hypnosis well.
  • Milton Erickson's utilization principle of changing the approach to fit the subject – so you can be successful with anyone.
  • Demonstration of a naturalistic induction – the utilization principle in action.

90-day money back guarantee

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If you're not happy with the quality of Uncommon Hypnotherapy, 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.

Testimonials from previous delegates

These testimonials come from happy customers who bought our Hypnosis Unwrapped course. Uncommon Hypnotherapy contains all the content from Hypnosis Unwrapped, as well as a lot more information and training.

The Uncommon Hypnotherapy course is a great way to learn how to use hypnotherapy techniques in clinical practice. The course is very comprehensive and engaging. It's also very helpful that the course provides the opportunity to learn at one's own pace. I highly recommend this course for any practitioner wanting to learn how to use hypnotherapy in their practice.

Lisa McGinn, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California, USA.

Mark and Roger's work has opened me up to a new way of working with clients. Completing this excellent, professional course has consolidated my understanding of the power of deep, focused relaxation. The course has given me skills and knowledge that I am confidently- and effectively-applying in practice.

Jane Holloway, Counsellor/Mental Health Social Worker, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.

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The whole course is simply amazing! I really love it. I started doing inductions and deepeners according to the course scripts and my clients commented, "Wow, that was very deep, I felt so relaxed, I was so deep I could never believe that I can relax so deeply."

While before the course, my inductions were lacking power and I didn't know how to be more effective in relaxing my clients. Now I'm so pleased with the inductions and all the course material I learned in the course. Because of this course I'm a better therapist now (I can honestly say this!).

One thing I liked in particular is "splitting", which for me is the cream of the course! And there's so much more! It's a very valuable course with videos and PDF material - course available in any form. I highly recommend it!

I'm a way better therapist now, even though I'm a trained hypnotherapy practitioner from another college. This course takes my therapies to another level now. I'm very happy I did the course; the skills I accrued are priceless!

Tina Medniene, Clinical hypnotherapist, London, UK.

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I spent years looking for a hypnotherapy course that was responsive to the client. With UNK I found it. The course is thorough and covers the variety of technical skills in an accessible format. I was grateful to have the combination of teaching videos, demonstration videos, audio files, and lots of targeted bonus material. It is a very solid basis for integrating hypnotherapy and responsive language into my psychologist practice. UNK staff were also really responsive to my questions. I'm also grateful for the tips by email and I'm looking forward to playbacks of the monthly meetings and have purchased the How to Lift Depression Fast course and that entrenched problem of self-esteem [the How to Lift Low Self Esteem in Your Clients course].

Katharine Clarke, Psychologist, Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy is a user-friendly way to learn science-based, well-crafted, hypnotic language to be more effective with clients. You can start with the basics and expand your repertoire by buying pre-made scripts, but before long you'll be creating confidently as you go in session. Enjoy!

Corey Turnbull, Counsellor, Toronto, Canada.

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I very much enjoyed that after completing the course, I was able to integrate the use of hypnotherapy in my own practice right away. I use hypnotherapy during sessions with most of my clients and I believe it has helped them to make progress much faster, as well as learn about the benefits of relaxing deeply while training the unconscious mind to generate more adaptive responses. I enjoyed learning about how communicating with clients about the unconscious mind is in itself hypnotic and can be good preparation for future successful sessions using hypnotherapy.

Audrey O'Neal, Psychotherapist, USA.

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I enjoyed the classroom presence - I felt part of the learning experience. I loved how the stages of learning progressed allowing time to fully absorb the content which was revised throughout each session. I continued to be challenged and reassured throughout that this was building on what I have already learnt. I have always lacked confidence in the language side of hypnotherapy and this course gave me a wonderful fresh perspective and way of working. This is the best online course I have ever participated in - it is thorough, concise and is like virtual reality of being in the classroom. Thoroughly engaging as I eagerly anticipate the each session. I would highly recommend this course to especially practicing hypnotherapists, therapists in general as ongoing learning.

Vicky Chandler, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Melbourne, Australia.

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Well thought through structure, high quality content combined with outstanding support make this course excellent value - it would be impossible not to benefit personally and professionally.

Eamonn Bicknell, Business Coach, Gold Coast, Australia.

Adrien Amadeo

Thank you for such a robust hypnotherapy course - I loved it in every way! The course is very thorough with lectures and demonstrations presented in video format, as well as many downloadable scripts. On completion, I had a clear understanding of the psychology behind why and how these techniques work. Fascinating! I am very excited to begin your Precision Hypnosis course to further supplement my toolbox.

Adrien Amadeo, Creativity Life Coach, Vancouver, Canada.

Mark Gerrand

The Uncommon Hypnotherapy course's value is in its currency. Many other courses simply rely on historical content, but this course is different - it focuses on what actually works as determined through the course creators' credible experience (as reflected in sample video sessions) and in-depth research.

I found the inclusion of the Blueprints as 'enabling' content (not omitting the 'Be a Super Confident Hypnotherapist' script of Session 7!), and the Therapy Skills as a hypnosis framework for newbies like myself, of particular value. Of value too, are the supporting articles reflecting in-depth experiential knowledge that is backed by authoritative references.

Mark Gerrand, Engineer, Hypnotherapist, Australia.

Lucica Gray

The course is very well structured, comprehensive, with plenty of exercises and video sessions to deepen the learning process. Moreover, it offers a clear explanation of hypnosis based on scientific research. I like how it provides a solid basis for the use of hypnosis as well as encouraging creativity in finding the right metaphors best suited for each client. It definitely enhanced my work with my clients.

Lucica Gray, Counsellor, Tillicoultry, UK.

John Valliant Lauritzen

The Uncommon Hypnotherapy course has given me a significantly deeper understanding of how trance states are a part of everyday human life, as well as the concrete skills to effectively use hypnosis in my clinical practice. The course is easy to access, entertaining, useful, and highly recommended for anyone interested in understanding why and when to use hypnosis in psychotherapy.

John Valliant Lauritzen, Psychologist, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Meredith Mendes

I loved this course. Thanks so much. Mark, I love your ease with words - your grace with language and your ability to hone in on just what your clients need. That's what I got most out of the course... how much more effective the process is when you throw away the script and listen to the client from the heart and head!

I've been doing intuitive readings for years via email and in person, and have had many clients tell me that something I said - or wrote - prompted tremendous change. Yet I still struggled to write a "perfect script" during my hypnosis sections and healing groups. Not any more. Thanks for opening my eyes to a "new way." I am inspired by you (and Roger) as much as by the material itself and have made it my goal to develop the same conversational facility in hypnotherapy that you have over the next year or so.

I've had many hypnotherapy teachers over the year and always left the course feeling that something was missing, prompting me to read endlessly on my own. You were the first one to make me sit up and say, "YES! This is the way." I'm working on my healing group flyer now and am inspired to move away from intuitive readings/alternative healing towards hypnosis largely thanks to all of the seeds that you planted. Kudos!

Meredith Easton Mendes, Founder of the Healing Garden from East Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Monica Mcintyre

My degree in Psychology is from the University of Tulsa, and I have been a Reiki Master Teacher since 2007.

I am as passionate about hypnosis and the unrealized potential of the mind as your practitioners, and I was delighted to find a course that gives a comprehensive explanation of what hypnosis is, with lots of supplementary materials to expand the course content, and with several demonstrations that show clearly the techniques being taught.

I look forward to reviewing the materials, both on-and off-line, and applying my new knowledge with my clients.

Monica McIntyre, M.A., R.M.T who is a Reiki Master from Oklahoma, USA.


I have just completed the course, and have LOVED it. I found having finished the one before this (Uncommon Hypnosis), helped tremendously with completing this course more quickly than I anticipated, so that's great. It means I've retained the information from the first course, which this one reflected upon.

I'm very pleased and very happy with the courses through Uncommon Knowledge. I found the courses so professional, interesting and informative. Again, I love being able to watch the videos or listen to the MP3's, and pause or stop them to write notes, or go back over. I truly feel it's a better way to learn, as opposed to a classroom where even an outside noise/distraction can have students missing a vital piece of information. This way it's all here for me and I can go back over it whenever I like. Marvellous!!!

I commence my Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy tomorrow, so thank goodness I have all this wonderful background and information. I am positive it will help me to become an even better Clinical Hypnotherapist, that I can use in my Business: Tammy's Tarot and Healing (which is all about healing and helping people through guidance and assistance).. mostly Reiki/Reflexology, Tarot and shortly hypnotherapy. It's been a true pleasure connecting with Uncommon Knowledge. Thank you.

Tammy from Australia.

William Johnson

When potential Uncommon Hypnotherapy clients are deciding on taking this wonderful course, I suggest that they look at ALL of the additional efforts that Roger and Mark make and ask themselves if competitors do the following:

1) Once you're done with the course and they have your money, do they give you the opportunity to respond to a survey that asks your honest opinion on how to IMPROVE their course(s) to better serve you?

2) Do the course creators provide the ability to communicate with them through the course's portal while you're actually taking the course?

3) After they have received your money, do they make sure that all of your questions and concerns are addressed within 24-48 hours on average, world-wide?

4) Do they consider that people learn using different modalities so they include materials that are visual, auditory and Kinesthetic?

Most potential clients will not be able to answer yes to most of these questions pertaining to other courses.

But guess what... Roger and Mark hit ALL of the above points and then some!

I write this testimonial because I have never, until now, experienced the level of sincere kindness, professionalism, integrity, and attention Mark and his staff have shown me. With them, I feel as if I actually matter as a client.

I welcome all to join me, and possibly thousands of others, in learning invaluable skills that can touch lives.

William Johnson, Rewind practitioner, Chicago, USA.

Allen Anderson

I was hesitant at first over the cost of the course. After taking the plunge, I was impressed by the amount of material made available to me. The resources seemed endless, I got so much more than I expected. I'm looking forward to the next one!

Allen Anderson, Indiana, USA.

Susan Crozier

Thank you all at Uncommon Knowledge for a very well produced, valuable, enlightening, and inspiring course. As a practising Clinical Hypnotherapist and Naturopath, your course was a great refresher and reminder of many tools and skills of therapeutic practise along with some new (to me) simple and practical ones as well. I also enjoy the tone, generosity, and integrity of your company with so many free and helpful tips and downloads. I will continue to spread the word amongst my colleagues and friends. I also feel so much more confidence with the technical side of doing an online course. Your website and structures were so easy for me to 'get around'. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Susan Crozier, Queensland, Australia.

Andrew McAuley

Wow... what to say first. I suppose thank you! I've done this course over the period of a week and what a week it has been. Here is just the tip of my iceberg:

(1) I never realised what level of physical and mental stress I was operating at daily until I started to go deeper into a self-hypnosis practice (four days so far... feeling very good).

(2) I was previously helping a friend with PTSD to sleep as she was incredibly sensitive to distractions during the night (neighbours, snoring, things in the house that go bump [or creak])... but on a nightly basis. Thanks to this course, and the confidence to expand my boundaries, I gave her a metaphorical story about a cute cat being terrified of the mailman, feeling bangs through the floor, and sounds from outside... and then there was an wise owl on the windowsill saying, "What are you doing?" and... well, not enough space for the rest of the story, but needless to say it's had amazing effect so far, three restful nights sleep with no assistance.

(3) This course has opened my eyes to self-improvement in a new way... where you really get to say, "Who do I want to be? How do I want to react?" For me, I'm starting by choosing to connect to people I've too easily disconnected from and designing the habits that keep me in touch with them out of genuine interest and care.

And just to top it off, my sense of humour flows quicker and I'm finding my creative mind is giving me new ways to look at things I've already experienced, things I've yet to experience in the physical form, and even things I'm experiencing in the face of strong emotion.

So, thank you Mark, thank you Roger and the excellent team you're working with... this is an excellent course, even for the non-practitioner. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who was focused on delivering therapeutic results safely and effectively.

Andrew McAuley, Basingstoke, England.

Ineke Rienks

This is one of the most useful, enjoyable, interesting, and fun courses I have taken in my life. And I have done a lot of studying. This knowledge and these skills will be so good to have, not just for my work as a psychotherapist but also for me personally and in my relationships. The structure and build-up of the course are great, and I enjoyed the lectures very much. Nice to have a transcript as well. So thank you!

Ineke Rienks, Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral and EMDR Therapist, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jane Giles

I found the Uncommon Hypnotherapy very interesting and well presented. As a Professional Counsellor, I found that the hypnosis skills I learned help me treat clients on a deeper level. Many counselling skills help on a practical and cognitive level, but hypnosis addresses the spontaneous 'feeling'. Which results in a far more thorough, and complete, holistic treatment.

Jane Giles, Professional Counsellor, Australia.

I always love taking your courses! I find them invaluable for assisting me to truly understand complex concepts which in turn assists me to communicate those concepts to clients. It's amazing the shifts a client can have prior to hypnosis just through basic education and building rapport. Thank you Mark & the Uncommon Knowledge team. Not only are your courses first rate, your customer service is exceptional!

Victoria, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sydney, Australia.

This course is easy to understand yet full of rich ideas and concepts. It is constructed in a way that supports maximum learning for the trainee and there is always support available for technical issues or questions about the course materials. I have felt excited by the materials and learned so much. I could put the learning into practice immediately. I enjoyed it so much I enrolled on another course soon after.

Cathie Hutchison, Psychotherapist, Musselburgh, East Lothian.

As I have just started out as a practitioner, I found the courses on Uncommon Hypnotherapy a great help, as they are so easy to follow and full of detail. Also the staff at their office are fantastic. They get back to you straight away with any questions you may have. They are a first class company.

Paul Burton, Spain.

The course was like no other. It really opened my eyes to understanding the subconscious mind on another level. I’d recommend the course to anyone who is eager to understand the human mind better.

Brian Grobman, BS C.HT, New York.

This course doesn't only show what hypnosis is but explains it in a plausible and well founded way. It gives so much insight and practical help that you can apply directly when treating clients, and it's simply fun.

Esther Uhland, Teacher, Musician, Hypnotherapist, Switzerland.

I love the Uncommon Hypnotherapy course. I really like how Mark and Roger have structured the program, with lots of reading material, simple and easy to understand explanations, and very useful video demonstrations. What I like most about them is that there are no frills, I find them to be very integrous and the expertise in their work and intent comes across. I have recommended their courses to many… Absolutely worth it.

Ashlesh Rao, NLP Trainer and Coach, Bangalore, India.

"I was certified in 2000 by a school that taught the "National Guild of Hypnotists" (NGH) agenda. I enjoyed the classes but felt that much of the training was too close to stage hypnotist techniques.

"During one class, the guest instructor used a different approach -- a permissive induction, similar to the techniques you teach. I fell into a much deeper trance than I had when our regular instructors used a more authoritarian approach. Instead of feeling badgered and intimidated into a trance, this guest instructor seduced me into a trance. In fact, I felt myself going so deeply that I pulled back a bit, apprehensive about unchartered territory.

"At the end of the entire course, even though I had a certificate in hand that said I was a certified hypnotherapist, I knew that my training had just begun. Since then, I've focused my study on those "Eriksonian" techniques that my school merely touched upon but intrigued me the most.

"My never-ending quest brought me to your online school via your sister site-- (I had already found that site to be a wealth of information.) I've really enjoyed your course -- Mark and Jill are great teachers. You've helped me understand the thought and reasons behind the tools and techniques -- not just what to do, but why.

"I'll still be learning from your study materials for some time, as I go over this information again and again. I like your multi-media approach to teaching -- videos, audio files, written materials. In particular, I think the "Hypnosis Unwrapped" DVDs were the cornerstone of the course.

"Much of the other materials emphasized and expanded on these videos. Actually being able to watch Jill and Mark teach classes, plus intros and summaries from Roger, was worth the price of the course."

James Stewart from Salt Lake City, USA.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Hypnosis Unwrapped Course as it felt like gaps were filled in and it was comforting and satisfying having the missing pieces come together, just like completing that puzzle and finding those last bits. I guess I am... well I know I am, totally inspired by all the teaching you all impart at UNK and now know I can step into my future with confidence. Thank-you all so much :-)"

Rose Morgan who is a Hypnotherapist from Christchurch, New Zealand.

"The course presentation very integrated, compact, could always refer back to material before or after sessions, very challenging at times for me - out of my depth at times, especially after sessions.

"It gave me an opportunity to learn much about myself moving out of comfort zone in the first instance and taking a metha-stance to understand my responses [in relation to my basic needs, for example].

"The course was far more than just content - or about the 'how to' do hypnosis for me. That in itself has been very useful and fulfilling of course, but new concepts about the role of [self] hypnotic induction really enriched my way of thinking as a whole, e.g. on my personal spiritual meditation level; as well as understanding the significance of language [metaphor, narrative, reframing, prescribing of symptom, double bind] in therapy, and checking on hypnotic content in everyday conversations. I also tried self hypnosis during a migraine attack and minimised the irritating light flashes in my eyes.

"The 'know how' expertise, I'm sure will continue with practice and I am currently reviewing the course holistically to integrate into my therapy practice further."

Pieter G Spies, Senior Social Work Practitioner, Wales.

"This course has good structure and clear building blocks to enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to get started with hypnosis. It was also an eye opener to learn that even shallow trance states can be considered as useful in hypnosis and that repetition would eventually pay off.

"I was not very active during conference calls and online chat mostly because of the time difference. I had to join in at 3.30 am from Adelaide Australia (thus getting up at 3am). Therefore I enjoyed having the recorded conferences and I have listened to them all! I would like to get into the rewind technique and depression training as well, however will first want to implement and condition myself in basic hypnosis. You will sure hear from me again!'

"Thank you for a lovely course and your enthusiasm in presenting this material."

Louis van der Bank from Australia.

"I specifically enjoyed how each session was presented in the way they were as to basically tie it all in together. Each session I attended we got a recap somewhat of the previous one and when ahead with more information."

"It really seems simple common sense as to how people react to different things in life but yet we are all the same and just knowing some of the psychology of our unconscious minds works, the emotion, the resistance, the needs. Learning these things in this way has anchored it far more in my mind than any other readings I have done, including some therapy sessions I have received in the past."

Lynda Curlette from Nanton Alberta, Canada.

"I would like to say that this hypnosis home study course is very well done. You can tell just looking at it that someone took a lot of time focusing on every little detail.

"This is different than most books and courses that I've seen. Those typically tape a seminar and sell it on a DVD, or they'll write books that are terse and difficult to comprehend or use in real world situations."

Dan Weber from Colorado, USA.

This course and the Rewind course have been life-altering, both on a personal level as well as professional. I began using the Rewind technique on several of my clients before vacation and they experienced immediate and rather profound results. I look forward to following up with them on my return to work. Both courses were easy to follow and very thorough. I appreciate the teaching methods UK employs. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Charlaine Skinner-Stahan from Ontario, Canada.

Closing thoughts from Mark Tyrrell

Mark Tyrrell

If you, like me, believe every client must be treated as an unique individual, and cannot be dealt with by cookie cutter approaches, then you'll find Uncommon Hypnotherapy hugely beneficial to your therapy work.

The framework of psychology and hypnosis that I teach in this course will help you become a highly flexible therapy practitioner, able to deal creatively with whoever walks through your clinic door.

To your therapeutic success,

Mark Tyrrell

P.S I know this price seems incredibly low for all the resources you'll receive but I want this knowledge to reach as many people as possible. And as always, this course is covered by our rock-solid guarantee. I'll see you in the course!

Marks Signature

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between the Uncommon Hypnosis and Uncommon Hypnotherapy courses?

Uncommon Hypnosis is for anyone who wants to know more about hypnosis and get practical step-by-step ways of using it to make themselves or loved ones feel better. It’s not aimed at therapists, but more for a person who is intrigued by how the unconscious mind works. It’s taken by people from all walks of life, young and old, male and female, those who have read a lot about hypnosis and NLP, and those completely new to the whole concept. No certificate of completion is provided.

Uncommon Hypnotherapy contains everything that’s in Uncommon Hypnosis, but also additional material on psychology and how to use these techniques in the therapy environment. There are 8 lectures (5 audio, 3 video) going further in-depth into updated psychological understandings, as well as hypnotic techniques. We also provide live footage of Mark working with a therapy client, an instructive example of Uncommon Hypnotherapy in action, with the use of fascinating language patterns, metaphors, and stories. Uncommon Hypnotherapy is typically taken by practitioners (therapists, nurses, social workers, and more) wanting to learn more about therapeutic hypnosis or practising hypnotherapists wanting to use conversational Ericksonian hypnosis. A certificate of completion is sent to you when you pass the course.

Neither course provides an official qualification in professional hypnotherapy, as we're unable to evaluate your skills in-person.

What will I learn in each session of the course?

Session 1 - Uncommon hypnosis

We will demonstrate how an understanding of hypnosis is central to understanding human psychology. Not just a way to stop smoking or light entertainment, but a governing principle in all human behaviour.

Learning this 'uncommon knowledge' will enable you to understand complex and irrational reactions through the process of 'pattern matching' and REM (rapid eye movement). You will then understand why the hypnotic techniques you will build over the coming Sessions are so powerful. They will also take you through the steps for a relaxing 'conversational' induction. These will include some hypnotic processes such as:

  • Utilization
  • Nominalizations
  • How to help someone build a multi-sensory hypnotic experience.

Session 2 - Structured hypnotic inductions

We explain how to use structured inductions, give examples, and emphasize the importance of keeping your language positive.

Session 3 - Self hypnosis

Self hypnosis is the single most powerful personal development tool. We will guide you to understand how self hypnosis can bring you the reins to your emotional health.

We will also demonstrate how hypnotic preparation and rehearsal are key to optimum performance. And you will recognize the power of expectation in determining the outcome of events.

Session 4 - The language of hypnosis

Mark explains how embedded commands work through pattern matching. The importance of creating positive expectation with your language through the use of positive presupposition and how to use:

  • Illusory choice
  • Positive nominalizations
  • Overlapping sensory experience
  • Permissively/indirectly phrased language.

Session 5 - Anchoring and pattern matching

Consolidating your knowledge through a short refresher of what you have learned so far. We will then describe the wider implications of pattern matching and anchoring in everyday life. This naturally occurring process 'glues' emotion to a stimulus - a person, an object, a situation, even a thought.

Mark and Roger have worked with clients who have had all sorts of reactions to things such as belly buttons and snack packets, as well as the more usual stuff like spider phobias and public performance.

The hypnotic technique of anchoring allows you to hypnotically develop resourceful states in circumstances that may have been challenging in the past. We often keep resourceful states patterned in one area of our lives, so we may be relaxed with a friend and a shaky wreck with our boss. Learning how to naturally and effortlessly utilize our resources in all situations makes life so much more enjoyable and fun.

Session 6 - More ways to communicate with a person's unconscious mind

Mark explains the principle of 'splitting' and describes how to use 'priming' (also known as 'seeding') conversationally. He talks about:

  • Metaphors
  • Embedded commands
  • Voice tonality
  • Double entendres
  • Puns and jokes
  • Facial expression and body language
  • Sandwiching.

He discusses why these modes of communication appeal directly to the unconscious mind and briefly explores how 'double binds' can hold problem behaviours in place.

Session 7 - Enhancing hypnotic communication

Indirect hypnosis - we talk about resistance, a term often used in psychological circles to describe a person who seems unlikely to change or is displaying behaviour that consistently opposes what the therapist or teacher is saying.

Recognizing resistance and knowing how to use the motivation that drives behaviour is not only relevant in hypnotic communication, but gives you the edge in everyday situations, too. It will make you more persuasive in a very subtle way.

And a chance to hear the expert at work! Listen to a mini-induction and experience the effects that putting all the skills together can have.

Session 8 - Primal human (or emotional) needs

We look at primal human needs, the foundation of all good mental health. Checking these primal human needs in yourself or your clients gives you a road map for how to structure your life to inoculate yourself against psychological problems.

Do I need to be a hypnotherapist to do this course?

No. This course assumes no knowledge of hypnosis whatsoever. However, taking this course does not make you a licensed or certified hypnotherapist. Licensing and certification arrangements differ from country to country and we made a decision several years ago that we would not accredit therapists via purely online courses. Uncommon Hypnotherapy is typically taken by therapists, counsellors, and coaches to add a new skill to their toolbox and also by hypnotherapists looking to upgrade their knowledge of indirect hypnotherapy. In the past, we have had people from disciplines such as social work, nursing, massage therapy, and more take our courses. We welcome anyone with an interest in helping others to the Uncommon Hypnotherapy online course.

Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?
Uncommon U Training Certificate

Yes. We will send you a certificate of completion when you have passed the final test.

Does this course qualify me to be a hypnotherapist?

No. Because our training is done online and we're unable to observe your practice of hypnosis techniques and give feedback, this course is not a qualification in professional hypnotherapy. This course is for professionals who want to improve their therapeutic skills or for interested laypeople.

How many continuing professional development hours does this course give me?

We've attributed 12 CPD hours to this course and we'll confirm this in our covering letter when we send your completion certificate.

Does this course teach me NLP?

NLP (neurolinguistic programming) is a system that was created from the study of hypnosis and particularly Milton H. Erickson, perhaps the greatest therapist of modern times. Uncommon Hypnotherapy fully embraces the work of Erickson and so the approaches you'll learn here encompass NLP techniques.

How long do I have to complete the course?

You'll have access to the online course for as long as you need.

How does it work?
  1. You access the course by clicking the 'Enrol Now' button. Your log in details will be emailed to you almost immediately.
  2. Once you've got your log in details, you can access the course materials, including a welcome video from Mark, and the comments section where you can introduce yourself to your fellow delegates.
  3. You can begin Session 1 immediately, where you'll see a checklist that shows what you need to do to complete that session. This includes listening to the audio lecture, reading supporting materials, and watching videos. During the session, you'll learn about how hypnosis is central to understanding all human psychology, what hypnosis is, and its connection to dreaming. We also talk about pattern matching, how the unconscious mind works, and how to do a conversational indirect hypnotic induction without once directly asking someone to go into hypnosis. We also look at the powerful principle of utilization.
  4. You complete a short assignment then a multiple choice test and move on to Session 2. And so on through each of the 8 Sessions (there are no assignments for Sessions 2 and 7, and no tests for Sessions 6 and 7).
  5. As you go along, you ask any questions in the comments boxes you'll find on every page.
  6. You continue through the course in this fashion until you have completed the Checklists, assignments and tests.
  7. We send you your completion certificate to you.
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 a 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, your course leader Mark Tyrrell 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?

When it comes to teaching hypnosis, we've covered a lot of miles. In the beginning, there was our workshop 'How to Use Hypnosis to Help Yourself and Others', which we taught to over 2,000 people over 15 years or so. Then came our hypnotherapy diploma course and accredited UK course, which trained hundreds of hypnotherapists who are still practicing around the UK. We've spent a lot of time refining how we teach hypnotherapy and the psychology you need to make it most effective, and we think we have created something quite special in Uncommon Hypnotherapy. 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.

How can I contact you?

Contact us by email here.

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*As with our hypnosis downloads, the results you achieve from our courses may vary depending on your subject. While we guarantee the effectiveness of the techniques we teach, if you are not satisfied with the outcome from treating your next 3 clients please contact us and we will provide a full refund