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Set Your Clients Free From the Prison of Their Negative Beliefs

Train your brain to bring artful reframes instantly to mind, so you can help others change perspective - while avoiding the 'arguing trap'!

Help your clients escape the prison of their negative beliefs
Help your clients escape the prison of their negative beliefs with the art of conversational reframing

For a therapist, it’s agonizing to witness.

There’s your client, tormenting and berating themselves. Round and round they talk; explaining why they feel so bad, why what happened was so dreadful, how trapped they are.

You desperately want to relieve them of that burden.

And of course – and this is even more frustrating – arguing with them doesn’t help at all.

No matter what you say, it only seems to make them even more entrenched in their negative beliefs. They seem lost in the depths of their sadness, anger and regret.

But there is a way to get through.

Why reframing is 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:

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  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.

Reframing = wisdom?

It’s not just your clients who will notice your new reframing abilities.

If you can reframe artfully and nimbly, it demonstrates 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.

What's included in Conversational Reframes?

  1. Powerful Reframes, our popular audio reframing trainer in downloadable mp3 format – 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 reframing book, New Ways of Seeing
  5. Audio and eBook versions of Reframing through Stories and Metaphor 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. Monthly Live Question & Answer Session with Mark – join your fellow students from this and our other courses to ask Mark questions about the course and any therapy-related queries you have.  You can ask your questions live on the call or submit them beforehand and if you can’t make the live calls, they’ll be available to download the following day (in mp3 format).
  7. 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.
  8. Access to the Uncommon Practitioners Private Facebook Group where you can chat with like-minded practitioners, get support, discuss cases or just share your latest beautiful photo.

Testimonials from our previous students

"Learning to use reframes allows the clients to 'see' a path forward"

Conversational reframing is an essential therapeutic tool on many levels.... Read More
- Alta Rens, Counselling Psychologist, UK.

"I see my clients absorbing it and changing in front of me"

Once you experience using conversational reframing you will notice how... Read More
- Anja Derks, Hypnotherapist, Christchurch, New Zealand.

"I found that it has opened an interesting new door in approaching the “yes, but” or “the sky is falling” client."

I learned a lot from the Conversational Reframing Course. I... Read More
- Charlene Wolfe, Certified Hypnotist, Texas, USA.

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

The Conversational Reframing course provided me not only with theory,... Read More
- Dr. Gabby Eadie, Counselling Psychologist, Klerksdorp, South Africa.

"Such a thought-provoking, enjoyable and well presented course"

This a such a thought-provoking, enjoyable and well presented course... Read More
- Ian Stevenson, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, Surrey, UK.

"I would highly recommend this course to anyone involved with professional change work."

The Conversational Reframing course helps you to further develop your... Read More
- James Malone.

"If struggling with a client, spending some time thinking of a reframe is an excellent way to see the case differently."

Reframing is possibly something we all do from time to... Read More
- Joan Anderton, Counsellor, England.

"This course offered so many great ideas…"

This course offered so many great ideas and, even though... Read More
- Julie Perry, Counsellor/Hypnotherapist (retired), Victim Support volunteer, UK.

"I used one of the stories with my very next client the day after!"

This course has proved so valuable to me since I... Read More
- Lesley Jane Sinnott, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, London, UK.

"I found the course useful for new ideas."

Although I automatically use reframing within my work with clients,... Read More
- Lynda Roberts, Hypnotherapist, Essex, UK.

"Despite over thirty years in the therapy field, I am always amazed at the realization I will never know it all."

I have just finished the course. Despite over thirty years... Read More
- Stephen Pinsent, Registered Psychologist, Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

"This has helped me personally as well as professionally."

Totally LOVED this course, and I extend heartfelt gratitude that... Read More
- Tammy Hatherill, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki/Tarot Master and Teacher, Darwin, Australia.

"Course was a pleasant experience for me and reading the book in advance was helpful"

The course was a pleasant experience for me and reading... Read More
- Tiberius Budulea.

"One of the most valuable and important courses I have nearly 40 years of practice!"

I would highly recommend this course. It has been one... Read More
- Hugh Ruxton, Osteopath, Shrewsbury, UK.

"That's it! That's what it's like!"

This course was really engaging and insightful. I've noticed that... Read More
- Dee McCormick, Integrative Counsellor and Art Therapist, Dublin, Ireland.

"I even caught myself using some of the techniques on my own thinking!"

I found the reframing course very helpful in diving deep... Read More
- Kayli Larkin, Relational Coach, USA.

"A truly transformational experience"

Conversational Reframing is a truly transformational experience both personally and... Read More
- Vivien Adams, Hypnotherapist & Health & Life Coach, Dunedin, New Zealand.

"I was overwhelmed by some of the stories"

I was looking forward to doing the Conversational Reframing course... Read More
- Andrew Healey, Disability Support Coordinator/Weekend Coach (Resilience and Solution Focused), Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

"Really good course for further developing the skill of using this excellent therapeutic technique"

I did the conversational reframing course as part of my... Read More
- Mary Spierin, Hypnotherapist & Counsellor, Dublin, Ireland.

"Fantastic and invaluable learning experience backed up by a wonderful, caring and supportive team!"

It is a super engaging course – so much so... Read More
- Alessia, Clinical Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, London.

"It was very powerful."

I was able to use my client’s own subconscious metaphors... Read More
- Ann Taylor, LCSW, California, USA.

"This conversational reframing course was THE best and most useful PD I have done"

This conversational reframing course was THE best and most useful... Read More
- Louise Richardson, Cunderdin, Western Australia.

"Conversational Reframing has helped to broaden my knowledge base tremendously!"

I’m a fairly new hypnotist and the Conversational Reframing course... Read More
- Kathleen Turek-Said, Hypnotist, Arizona, USA.

"I am so excited to delve into the pursuit of finding and mastering old and new myths, fables, stories and analogies to add to my therapeutic tool belt!"

I just finished this course and absolutely loved it. As... Read More
- Lea Siebert, Hypnotherapist-Acupuncturist, Hawaii, USA.

"At the end I felt confident to use the reframing technique intuitively in a number of different interactions"

The presentation is excellent and for me the course was... Read More
- Madeleine Godinho, Call center support and engagement, West Yorkshire, UK.

"Taking this gave me a real confidence boost and awareness. I use it a lot with clients presenting with anxiety and depression"

I learnt about reframing in a basic NLP course and... Read More
- Carole Randell, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Whakatane, New Zealand.

"I really enjoyed the course and love that you provide us with the support that you do."

Thank you so much. It makes perfect sense. I really... Read More
- Anonymity Requested.

"I learned many possible ways to help a client shift and learn. I would recommend this program to all therapists."

We were provided vignettes and had time to think about... Read More
- Beverly Mason.

"An excellent course."

An excellent course. Focuses upon the importance of frames and... Read More
- 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.

We’ll do our very best to get back to you within 24 hours and we manage this over 95% of the time. When you submit your query, we’ll send you an automatic response confirming that we’ve got it. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder.

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?
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 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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