BONUS: The Uncommon Psychotherapy Course
Boost your therapeutic confidence, remove complexity and create clarity
The Uncommon Psychotherapy course was originally planned as one of our suite of courses, but at the last minute the author Mark Tyrrell decided to put it into UPTV as a bonus. This came as quite a surprise to the rest of the team as the course took him hundreds of hours to create, and he recorded 25 videos and literally wrote a book creating it.
Uncommon Psychotherapy is the box that holds the tools of our other courses. It's the background psychology we use at a deeper level; it's about simplifying psychotherapy and removing confusion and complexity so that you as a practitioner have a fundamental, simplifying model of what people need to be healthy and happy, and some new tools to help them get there.
When you first join UPTV you will have access to the Introduction and Module 1 of the course. The remaining Modules will be released to you over the coming weeks, ensuring you don't get swamped.
Your Certificate and Website Badge
Then, once you've completed all the course tests, we'll send you a certificate in the mail for your practice room wall, and give you a badge to put on your website.
Some of the Issues You'll See Treated in the 30+ Live Client Videos
When you join, you will have immediate access to 30+ live client videos, most of them around an hour long. Some clients are seen for a single session, some for multiple sessions. A synopsis of some of the client's situations follows:
Client 1 needs help managing her worries, which stem from her 13 year old stepdaughter who is unruly and aggressive and insulting toward her. Although being a target of abuse is unpleasant for her, she worries about the welfare of the girl more than for herself. She has been feeling quite alone especially as she doesn't always feel in alignment with her partner over his daughter. She wants help in “switching off” these worries enough so she can sleep better at night. Mark locates resourceful feelings and experiences in her life and works to link these feelings to her night time sleeping.
Client 2 feels overwhelmed by her life in this first session. So many stresses threaten to overwhelm her, blocking the completion of some primal needs. Although relatively young, she describes how she had suffered a stroke and stress may have been a contributor. She needs to find a way to slow down as during this first session she, as Mark points out to her, is talking like a horse racing commentator. Mark works to break down all this content to set an initial goal and make a difference quickly. Because she had told Mark emphatically (before filming) that hypnosis hadn't worked for her in the past Mark seeks to reframe her perception of hypnosis not as merely a therapy tool but as a central aspect of what it means to be human.
Client 3 ostensibly comes for helping quitting smoking but it soon becomes clear she needs help to calm down, regroup and de-stress after a very tough six months. In this session Mark simply helps her feel relaxed so she can stop shaking and feel more optimistic about her future. Mark makes some more suggestions regarding smoking but primarily the focus of the session is to give her some hope that things can improve and that she can feel physically and mentally better.
Client 4 is a single mother, 24 stone and diabetic, and the main carer for her 21 year old autistic daughter. She also has a 15 yr old daughter and two older estranged children. In this first session she tells Mark she is depressed and anxious but wants help dealing with her anxieties first. She has a profound fear of parking her car in public places because of the feeling that she might have to make a quick getaway. She links this to the lingering effects of a violent relationship. She also has anxiety around hearing ambulance sirens and fearing her 15 year old daughter must have been injured or worse. She also tell Mark how she wants help to lose weight.
Client 5 has come for help wanting to overcome the trauma of being wrongly accused of historical child abuse. Mark discovers that he is an extremely able hypnotic subject and uses a conversational hypnotic induction with him in the session. Mark helps him overcome traumatic memories of being accused. This video also demonstrates many other fruitful examples of conversational hypnosis, reframing, solution focussed questioning, rapport building and resource location.
Client 6 has lost confidence in herself and her body. She describes how her mother died and how that since, she has been suffering from flashbacks of seeing her mother in the hospital. She is quite depressed and has become socially withdrawn. She feels guilty over not seeing her father as much as she would like because he lives so far away. Mark works to help overcome the PTSD in this session and also employs age progression and reframing.
Client 7 comes for help with panic attacks. Mark had helped her stop smoking 16 years before and she now needs help to stop the 10 panic attacks a day she's been having for many years. She tells Mark about the first time she can recall having one years before when having to visit her estranged father. Mark encourages her to step outside of the panic. He reframes panic as wasteful energy expenditure and deeply hypnotises her so she can evoke a preferred future. Many weeks after the session Mark receives an email from her saying she hasn't had any panic attacks since the session.
Client 8 needs help to overcome severe anxiety she felt when training in a hospital as part of her midwifery course. Such is the severity of her fear she had to stop the course and take a year out but she's determined to go back to the course feeling calm and confident. She describes the nervous breakdown she had after the birth of her own son 10 years before. The anxiety is only in the hospital setting and was not manifesting in the academic university setting. Together, Mark and his client focus on goals. Mark locates some of her personal resources and induces hypnosis indirectly. She experiences the hypnotic phenomena of arm levitation during the session and Mark links this to her feeling calmer during those times in the hospital training setting.
Client 9 suffers panic attacks and low self esteem after having escaped a violent relationship. Her father had also gone missing and been washed up after having drowned. Mark seeks to deal with the panic attacks in this first session. Using solution focussed, goal oriented language, Mark seeks to externalise the panic attacks from who she really is and finds resources she can use to help her leave panic behind. Mark describes everyday experiences of dissociation to start the process of hypnotic dissociation in herself. During hypnotic trance Mark tells her a therapeutic metaphorical story relating to fear.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does membership give access to all the content, or do I have to pay to view some?
Your membership gives you access to all the content in UPTV, plus an extra benefit of giving you 10% off any of our Uncommon Practitioner courses. The only content you won't have full access to straight away is the full Uncommon Psychotherapy course (this is released on a weekly basis so as not to overwhelm you!) but you won't have to pay any extra for it.
2. What sort of therapy is shown in the videos?
The approaches you will see incorporate techniques from Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Human Givens Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Coaching and many other schools of therapy.
We've created a Techniques Index in UPTV that shows you where you can find examples of the following techniques in the Client Conversation videos: goal setting, hypnotic language, hypnotic phenomena, inductions, information gathering, miscellaneous techniques, reframing, resource location and amplification, solution focused questions, stories and metaphors, utilisation.
3. What type of practitioner is UPTV valuable for?
UPTV is for everyone who is in the position of helping other people not just overcome emotional difficulties, but also in working towards helping people realise goals and aspirations.
Members enjoying watching real therapy sessions inside UPTV include counsellors, psychotherapists from all different disciplines, psychologists, hypnotherapists, life coaches, social workers and doctors, plus a myriad of others.
Now you may not have had the chance to observe actual therapy being done with real clients since your training and, if you're not training right now, that might have been a while ago.
So just for the fact that it's great to keep inspired by watching therapy being done and that learning through observation is the best form of professional development for many, then certainty UPTV is a great resource for all “people helpers” of all kinds.
4. How often is new content added?
New content is added every month (at least one new Client Conversation video and at least one new Client Commentary).
Testimonials from our Uncommon Practitioners TV members
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I have found it entertaining absorbing and fascinating. I have already learned some techniques from it, which I have used in my own practice with great success.
I find I watch a client session or technique on UPTV and within one or two of my own client sessions I have incorporated something I have learned. It is better than classroom learning because I can watch many times to learn more and more. I love it!
As usual all the material from you is of top quality.
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Keep up the good work.
- Keith Travis, Hypnotherapist, Suffolk, UK
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I have been loving UPTV as it is teaching me in a way I learn best and I truly believe it is already transforming how I work with my clients as I feel more and more confident the more I watch. Sometimes it is because I am learning something completely new, sometimes I am understanding better something I thought I already knew, and sometimes I am confirming to myself that I know more than I give myself credit for!
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- Julie Taylor, Hypnotherapist, Kent, UK.
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Finding the UPTV an extremely valuable resource, which confirms or elaborates the finer skills required working with clients, so thank you for sharing.
Just to confirm, I work with bereaved clients who once you have completed a couple of sessions, it becomes clear that it's not always the bereavement that's the reason they need help.
Hoarding, finance, a feeling of loneliness, or family rift are the reasons a person needs help. Once you can offer support to them in these areas the client starts to live again and the bereavement starts to come to the surface. A feeling of moving forward and seeing life again becomes possible. Adapting, changing to the client's needs is necessary if a person is to be helped. Using various skills and techniques is a requirement for any counsellor and therefore utilizing the various training you supply becomes a place which is a one-stop shop (so to speak) for many people working with clients with various needs.
I have, over the years, used many of your training programs in a sort of mix and match to help my clients. So, one way does not fit all. Adaption is the key, which you supply with great ease of learning.
So, thank you for your ongoing support which has helped hundreds of my clients and potentially thousands who may never have received the help they so greatly needed and have received.
- David Snelders, RTS Training, Leicester, UK.
"UPTV offers the incredible opportunity to watch and learn from professional and skilled practitioners"
UPTV offers the incredible opportunity to watch and learn from professional and skilled practitioners as they work to relieve the real life issues of the client. You can watch as each client learns to accept new ways of being in the world as Mark and Roger work with empathy, deep understanding, goal setting, and effective delivery as remedy.
- Julie Bridson, Registered Nurse, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
"So helpful to see the techniques that I've learnt"
So helpful to see the techniques that I've learnt and some that I haven't wonderful woven together and clearly demonstrated.
- Geraldine Oxenham, Hypnotherapist, Hertfordshire, UK.
"The training is easy to assimilate and is giving me new insights and broadening perspectives to take into both my personal and professional life"
UPTV is a wonderful learning experience for me. I am continually increasing my knowledge and therapy skills and consequently gaining confidence in my psychotherapy practice. The training is easy to assimilate and is giving me new insights and broadening perspectives to take into both my personal and professional life. I highly recommend the course, and thank you Mark, Roger, and team for a wonderful training program.
- Shirley Hughes, Psychotherapist, Byron Bay NSW, Australia.
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Having relocated to a small town in Canada two years ago, I found myself a bit isolated and didn't quite know how I would be able to continue with my CPD as I am visually impaired. UPTV has been a life saver for me as it keeps me on track as a counsellor/psychotherapist. It helps me to revisit the skills and theory I have learnt already and there is still plenty for me to learn on UPTV. What I love so much about it is that I can upgrade my professional skills at my convenience and never have to leave the house if i don't want to which is very useful in our cold winters.
- Caterina Husbands, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Kingsville, Canada.
"I enjoy every minute!"
I got to know Uncommon Knowledge through my GP colleague whom I met at an NLP training. I'm truly amazed at how you keep the embedded promise in your name, Uncommon, by providing vast amount of options to study with/through you. I enjoy every minute! Right now I'm participating in different courses of yours and EVERYTHING I learned can be used immediately in the surgery. Thank you. You are very much needed in medical studies, please slide in to Universities. :)
- Katalin Borbely, General Practitioner, UK.
"There is nothing else like it for a therapist to gain the support to grow their practice and keep up to date with knowledge from the comfort of your own home"
UPTV is a MUST for any therapist to gain and learn new skills. Fabulous, resourceful, informative, support on every level. I have learnt so much more and gained more confidence and feel better equipped to help my clients get the results they need. The material shared by Mark is outstanding and his professionalism shines through every time. Worth every penny, if you're serious about getting client results and love your work, you will love all the info shared in UPTV as much as I do. There is nothing else like it for a therapist to gain the support to grow their practice and keep up to date with knowledge from the comfort of your own home.
- O'Donnell, Clinical Hypnotherapist/Counsellor at The Therapy Cabin, Kent, UK.
"I find the information extremely useful"
I really enjoy UPTV! As a professional, I love to watch applications of techniques that are new to me or are presented in a different way than I'm accustomed to. I find the information extremely useful and have adjusted a lot of my own techniques to fit with these approaches.
- Tonya Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Dallas, Texas, USA.
"I find UPTV fantastic for quick referencing"
I find UPTV fantastic for quick referencing. If a client presents with something I'm not sure how to address, it's easy to find information and therapy tips on UPTV. Sometimes I just need a reminder but sometimes I really learn something new. It gives me the confidence to practice knowing that I have this back up if I ever need it. I am constantly telling other therapists about Uncommon Knowledge and UPTV!
- Tracy Bridgeman, Hypnotherapist/counsellor, London, England.
"The TV approach to teaching and learning is a great way"
The TV approach to teaching and learning is a great way to see how the hypnotherapist directly interacts with the client with body language, voice tone, timing, and controlling when and how to make suggestions. This also shows each individual client a one-on-one approach to their situation, not just a one-size-fits-all therapy.
- Tom Worrel, Hypnotherapist, USA.
"UPTV is so resourceful. It's become one of my most essential tools to support my learning"
UPTV is so resourceful. It's become one of my most essential tools to support my learning, which in turn benefits my clients.
Even though I have studied extensively, Uncommon Knowledge is easy to understand, practical and easy to apply to the many situations that our clients face. It supports the amazing possibilities of the human potential as well as supports us the therapist to also trust and tap into our own wisdom with a gorgeous framework to fall on. It is gold!
- Vicky Chandler, clinical hypnotherapist and holistic kinesiologist, Melbourne, Australia.
"An incredibly comprehensive and unique resource for any student or qualified practitioner"
An incredibly comprehensive and unique resource for any student or qualified practitioner. UPTV leads the way in CPD and should be considered by all therapists who wish to develop their professional skills.
- Chris McFetridge, Hypnotherapist, Northern Ireland.
"I don't know how many times I've watched something on UPTV and used it the very next day with one of my clients!"
UPTV is absolutely invaluable to me. I watch regularly because there is always something more for me to learn, but it especially is helpful when I'm looking for more specific ideas or different ways of approaching an issue with specific clients. I don't know how many times I've watched something on UPTV and used it the very next day with one of my clients!
I am so grateful that this is available to me, as I am unable to get together with other therapists on a regular basis to review client cases. And even if I were able to, I would still utilize UPTV because of the easy to access 'live examples' that are available.
- Kristin Rodreick Wilson, Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota, USA.
"It is fantastic to see a practitioner in a real life session with explanations and discussions"
UPTV and the practical tips you are able to take from the recorded sessions have helped me bring my knowledge up to date. It is fantastic to see a practitioner in a real life session with explanations and discussions.
- Shona Handling, Essex, UK.
"I can not get enough of UPTV!"
Mark, I can not get enough of UPTV! I am new to this so it is really helpful to watch a full session with someone. This is just what I need to see to help me with my confidence. It has been so useful to see how you are getting information for the hypnosis session and also your comments during the session. I love all your useful metaphors.
Many thanks Mark! You are an inspiration!
- Em, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Dubai, UAE.
"It helps boost my belief that I'm on the right track as well as providing further insights and techniques that allow me to hone my skills"
Being able to see how other hypnotherapists interact with clients, the clients' responses, and the actual hypnosis footage is most beneficial to me and thus to my clients as it helps boost my belief that I'm on the right track as well as providing further insights and techniques that allow me to hone my skills. It also provides an opportunity to watch the progress of the filmed clients with mine. I particularly like the fact that it is not restricted to set scripts, which can be helpful as directional guides. Well done.
- Estelle Godsman, Dromana, Australia.
"UPTV is like having my own personal tutor, unraveling techniques, issues and best practice all in the one place"
UPTV is like having my own personal tutor, unraveling techniques, issues and best practice all in the one place.
I like the fact that I can watch hypnotherapy in practice, but at the same time have what I am watching dissected and discussed so that I can really understand all of the subtleties involved in the delivery of a high quality hypnotherapy session. It serves to build my confidence whilst expanding my education and understanding.
- Gae Mackay, Clinical hypnotherapist, Darwin, Australia.
"I have watched some of them many times over and I always learn something new"
The client conversations are just THE BEST. Real people with real problems of the types that are so common today. Panic attacks, anxiety, and trauma...and then we see a skilled and masterful therapist at work helping people sort out their difficulties. I have watched some of them many times over and I always learn something new. Seeing Mark Tyrrell in action doing what he does best is very inspiring. You can't help but learn.
- Kathy Curtis, Student, Pennsylvania, USA.
"It's great to see actual client sessions, seeing how you deliver suggestions and reframes"
It's great to see actual client sessions, seeing how you deliver suggestions and reframes, your response to a client's resistance, body language. I have found that actually being there with you in a session, certain pieces of language become embedded in my mind and I have used these in a session. I am a very visual/kinesthetic learner so this is great for me.
- Anni Casey, Natural Therapies Practitioner, Sydney, Australia.
"UPTV offers an affordable bank of knowledge that is easily accessed and full of original ideas"
UPTV offers an affordable bank of knowledge that is easily accessed and full of original ideas. I am a creative therapist who likes to think outside the box and UPTV offers a resource that can feed my ideas and also reassure me that my own ideas are in-line with such a reputable, well-experienced organisation as Uncommon Knowledge. It helps me to feel safe to stretch myself because I have a safe place to visit should insecurity creep up on me.
- Nigel Lewis, Life Coach, Trainer, and therapist, Cleethorpes.
"I feel it increases my feelings of professional assurance and competence"
This site contributes so many ideas and, indeed, specific techniques that it is highly useful. For one, I feel it increases my feelings of professional assurance and competence.
- Jack Herron, Consulting Hypnotist, Ontario, Canada.
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Living in Jersey it's difficult to get to the UK for CPD and this is a great way of doing it and refreshing your memory. Mark is very easy to understand and listen to and it's good to tune in just for a short time and then go back to it when you have another spare 20 minutes between clients.
- Anne, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Jersey Channel Islands.
"UPTV has been a source of insight and inspiration"
Although holding a qualification in clinical hypnotherapy, I do not see clients individually. I am developing a self-empowerment app and a self-paced, self-development program, due for release in Q3 this year . It is (self-) hypnotherapy based. The goal of the app and program is to provide users with improved life skills and problem-solving capabilities. UPTV has been a source of insight and inspiration. The knowledge gained by viewing UPTV has helped me refine my ideas and my program.
- Wojtek ('Voight') Holgar, Online (app) self-development program developer, Brisbane, Australia.
"It has given me more confidence to start seeing my own clients"
As a recently qualified Hypnotherapist, I really appreciate being able to watch the client sessions on UPTV, and to see some of the techniques that I was taught in action. It has given me more confidence to start seeing my own clients. It's also reassuring to know that support is available through online forums from other therapists.
- Anne Harrison, Hypnotherapist, Northumberland, UK.
"I have found the information very useful as continuous CPD"
I have found the information very useful as continuous CPD and helpful for my counselling clients and myself. Mark has such a wealth of experience to share.
- Lynda Johnson, Holistic Counsellor, Lincoln, UK.
"Observing interactions between therapist & client is super helpful as a guide to aim for"
Real live therapy sessions show off techniques & conversation styles in play. Observing interactions between therapist & client is super helpful as a guide to aim for.
- Philip Salt, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.
"Watching techniques being performed on clients has helped me understand the techniques more than I did previously"
Watching techniques being performed on clients has helped me understand the techniques more than I did previously and I have added to my skills. Language usage has been a great help, questions asked and when to ask and what outcomes have occurred from this correct approach to the client.
- Lynne Cole, Therapist, Wakefield, England.
"I am really pleased that UPTV is such a great resource and so professionally produced"
I have found UPTV an excellent resource. All the case studies are well presented and so relevant to the client base I see. I enjoy listening and then reading the information relating to the case study. Then to listen to the two professionals discussing the case definitely reinforces all the new learning. I am really pleased that UPTV is such a great resource and so professionally produced. I feel so much more confident in myself as a hypnotherapist.
- Fiona Hughes, Hypnotherapist, England.
"I find UPTV simply FANTASTIC to consolidate my learnings"
I'm studying hypnotherapy and I find UPTV simply FANTASTIC to consolidate my learnings and to see what I can find when I get real clients!! I LOVE subtitles and transcripts as I'm Spanish and English is not my first language, although I don't have much problem but they are really helpful!! I LOVE the area where you can see the different techniques put into action for a better comprehension!! And I do LOVE when in the therapy sessions an important technique is enhanced not to be overloked!! AND I DO LOVE THE FREE COURSE, IT IS GREAT!! THANKS SOOO MUCH!!!
- Rebeca, Shift supervisor at Starbucks, London, England.
"I have learned more on this course than in the two years that it took for me to complete the other training"
I have qualified as a counsellor/psychotherapist but want to say that I have learned more on this course than in the two years that it took for me to complete the other training. Thank you for stretching my learning and imagination and giving me permission to be 'playful' as a therapist.
- Carole Randell, Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Positive Psychologist/Transformational Coach/Hypnotherapist/NLP/EFT, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.