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What is Uncommon Practitioners TV?
Uncommon Practitioners TV (or UPTV for short) is a unique resource for practitioners of all persuasions to see videos of Mark Tyrrell treating clients using a range of therapeutic approaches. Uncommon Practitioners TV makes continuing professional development easy and enjoyable. Click play on the video above for a quick overview.
What sort of approaches do the videos show?
The Uncommon Knowledge approach to psychotherapy is fundamentally solution focused, brief therapy with CBT and hypnosis used liberally as tools. You will find examples of the following techniques in the live therapy videos: goal setting, hypnotic language, hypnotic phenomena, inductions, information gathering, miscellaneous techniques, reframing, resource location and amplification, solution focused questions, stories and metaphors, utilisation.
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.
What’s inside Uncommon Practitioners TV?
- 125 Live Client Sessions – video sessions (most an hour long) featuring real clients with a variety of issues including depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, PTSD. The videos are subtitled with insights into important strategies and techniques. At least one new Client Conversation Session is added per month.
- 113 Client Commentaries – The two founders of Uncommon Knowledge discuss each client session to give you a higher level view of the therapy. At least one new Client Commentary is added per month.
- 103 Technique Demonstrations – each 2-5 minutes long, these videos are scripted sessions demonstrating specific techniques.
- Special cross-referenced Techniques Index – so you can find demonstrations from the live client sessions of a specific technique easily.
- Highlights emails – an email from Mark every few days, drawing your attention to a particular aspect of a client’s treatment and giving you additional perspectives and ideas.
- 10% off – all Uncommon Practitioners courses. Our courses only open periodically, but membership of Uncommon Practitioners TV means you can join at any time, and get 10% off the course fee.
- 155.5 CPD hours inside right now, with more added every month.
- Monthly Live Question & Answer Session with Mark join your fellow Uncommon Practitioners to ask Mark questions about a particular client session, a client you need help with, or anything else therapy-related. You can ask your questions live on the call or submit them beforehand and if you can’t make the live calls, they’re available to download the following day (in mp3 format). You’ll also have full access to an archive of over 70 Q&A calls, each around 1 hour in length, from previous months.
- The certificated Uncommon Psychotherapy course! (see below for more details).
- 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.
UPTV is closed until February 2023 – sign up here to be notified when it’s open
Some of the Issues You’ll See Treated in the 125 Live Client Videos
When you join, you will have immediate access to 125 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.
That is a synopsis of only 9 out of the 63 individual clients seen inside Uncommon Practitioners TV. You can see summaries of all the Client Conversations currently available inside UPTV here.
UPTV is closed until February 2023 – sign up here to be notified when it’s open
What are Technique Demonstration Videos?
As soon as you join you’ll also have instant access to 103 Technique Demonstrations. These are scripted sessions filmed with actors which makes it possible to clearly demonstrate specific techniques. Articles written by Mark are included which relate to each video (or series of videos) – this helps set the videos in context and provide background information. The demonstrations are split into different topics – client motivation, depression treatment, hypnotherapy techniques and psychotherapy techniques.
Watch a sample Technique Demonstration video below to see how they work:
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 Uncommon Practitioners TV 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
Once you’ve completed all the course tests, we’ll send you a certificate, confirmation of 27 CPD earned and give you a badge to put on your website.
How do I access Uncommon Practitioners TV?
Once you’ve joined you’ll be sent your login details for Uncommon U, our online training center, accessible through any internet browser or our free Uncommon U app.
Within this private login area, you have immediate access to UPTV and the introduction and first module of the Uncommon Psychotherapy course, as well as a discussion area (known as the Buddy Up Group) to chat about techniques, clients or arrange a meet up with your fellow delegates.
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).
UPTV is closed until February 2023 – sign up here to be notified when it’s open
Testimonials from our Uncommon Practitioners TV members
"An opportunity to observe an experienced therapist putting into action what I have learnt in theory"
UPTV is a fantastic, vast resource that I can just pick up and put down when I have time. Being a trainee counsellor, it’s an opportunity to observe an experienced therapist putting into action what I have learnt in theory. What is really useful is the text provided, explaining Mark’s thought processes and how he envisages techniques helping with the client he is dealing with. Excellent value for money. Thank you for sharing.
"Like having a consultation in supervision"
UPTV is a wonderful resource. I find it is beneficial in learning new techniques and approaches. I find that I use it before my sessions at times, and it is like having a consultation in supervision based on how much I go up on the learning curve.
"I really enjoy the Uncommon Practitioners TV - seeing hypnotherapy 'in action' is very useful."
I really enjoy the Uncommon Practitioners TV – seeing hypnotherapy ‘in action’ is very useful. It’s great to be able to see how Mark approaches the sessions, picking up on the clients language patterns and is a marvellous resource because after qualifying most hypnotherapists don’t get the opportunity to see other professionals at work. The breakdown on the techniques is great too. Can I also say how helpful I found the customer service team – great job. Thank you!
"I feel I am better equipped now and I still have the information to hand to re-visit whenever I need it"
I have gained so much from the professional knowledge within the course and UPTV in general. It did scare me that I was being trained as a Hypnotherapist but had no background in Psychotherapy at all. I feel I am better equipped now and I still have the information to hand to re-visit whenever I need it. I definitely have a better understanding of why and how issues arise and the information was presented in a way that was easy to understand and related to real life examples. I have gained more confidence as a practitioner as a result and am now building up my practice. Highly recommended. Thank you.
"It helps me feel safe as a therapist and empowered to practice more effectively"
UPTV provides a wonderfully accessible form of CPD for me. I trust the teaching that it provides and so am able to relax into consciously learning and unconsciously absorbing the ideas being presented.
Having completed my counselling training about a year ago and then returned to living overseas, I sometimes feel isolated as a practitioner. I have recognised that as a newly qualified practitioner it is important that I form good counselling habits. UPTV demonstrates best practice techniques which I am able to incorporate into my therapy naturally as I am watching them naturally rather than learning about them theoretically. UPTV is broadening my perspective, honing my creativity and reminding me how my theoretical learning can be practically applied. It helps me feel safe as a therapist and empowered to practice more effectively. I have already spotted areas in my own style that needed tweaking and have amended it accordingly. Watching the sessions deepens my learning both consciously and subconsciously and provides me with practical strategies, tools, reframes, metaphors and confidence to take into client sessions.
I try to watch a session each day and alternate between client sessions and the shorter technique demonstrations.
"As a means of professional development it's unrivalled"
An invaluable resource for practitioners. Carefully crafted to give a wealth of information and suggestions and to provoke thought. As a means of professional development it’s unrivalled in my view. UPTV has given me knowledge and confidence and as such has benefited not just me, but more importantly my clients. Thank you so much.
"I find watching or even listening to Mark keeps me motivated and increases my confidence significantly"
I find watching Mark doing sessions is both educational and inspiring. The main things I really love are the stories, metaphors, and reframes he uses. I just have not found anyone else who is such a master at these skills and so generous with sharing them!
I feel like I’m learning a new reframe or story or metaphor all the time and it’s actually got my brain thinking so much in that way that I’m finding it easier and easier to come up with my own. Yesterday, in fact, a client I have helped with guilt, sleep, quitting smoking, and is now in for reducing her drinking, said to me, “I love your stories.” I thought afterwards myself, “Wow that’s nice! I’m guess I’m learning well from the best then.”
I also find the explanations of what Mark is doing really helpful and often pause the video to take it in. It allows me to pick up things that I otherwise miss, it gives me understanding and because it’s written on the screen, I feel like I also retain it better.
On an inspirational level, I find watching or even listening to Mark keeps me motivated and increases my confidence significantly. This may sound hilarious, but I actually tell myself that I’m just going to channel Mark Tyrell in my own Carolina way. I do chuck in Milton Erickson and a few others in there too! Great work, please keep it up.
"The work is low-key and specific, without hype."
I like the fact that material is covered in three ways: client session reconstructions, skills development using actors, and post-session analysis. The videos are well produced and clear. An enormous amount of material is on offer. The work is low-key and specific, without hype.
I’m using it for CPD purposes at the moment, because I have a background in counselling/CBT and am interested in learning more about solution-focused coaching. Watching techniques used in the client sessions and actor demonstrations is very useful to highlight the differences between counselling methods and coaching methods.
"I can't get enough of UPTV!"
As a newly qualified hypnotherapist I can’t get enough of UPTV! I go off to watch one demonstration and resurface three demos later! Observing an experienced practitioner treating such a wide range of people and issues is invaluable; reading and listening has its place but watching live sessions is the cherry on top of the icing on the cake!
"UPTV provides a unique and fascinating link between theory and practice"
I find watching real clients having therapy much more interesting and educational than just reading about sessions in all the counselling books that are available. I feel that UPTV provides a unique and fascinating link between theory and practice and watching Mark using various techniques gives me the incentive and confidence to try out these techniques with my own clients.
"It is the best way to learn and puts into context the online learning"
UPTV is simply brilliant. It is wonderful to actually see live footage with clients. For me, it is the best way to learn and puts into context the online learning. If, like me, you learn better by watching an expert in action, then here it is. Mark is an artful master of how effective simple conversation can be used in therapy.
"A fantastic resource in my hypnotherapy training"
UPTV has been a fantastic resource in my hypnotherapy training, just when I needed it most. As a student, currently I can only access my academic studies, as workshops and practical learning is not available. The videos are great for me to study, observe, and learn. Thank you Mark so much for these valuable demonstrations. There is so much content on the site that I am sure that once qualified and practicing professionally, I will enjoy learning even more and continuing to benefit from the wealth of experience and knowledge that Mark shares. A round of applause and thank you from a grateful student.
"Mark's approach is friendly and feels like he is actually with you in the room"
A fabulous course with excellent delivery. Mark’s approach is friendly and feels like he is actually with you in the room. The course is well paced and referenced with loads of supporting material and references. So much great information that I use on a daily basis with my clients.
I have now done three courses with you and have enjoyed every one of them. I have also re-read the Human Givens book, which I initially read over 10 years ago, and now it makes even more sense. Keep doing what you’re doing – it’s great!!! Thank you, Mark.
"UPTV has provided a fantastic forum and I particularly value (and indeed absolutely enjoy) the Uncommon Psychotherapy course."
I am at a transition point in my career. I have lectured on leadership and more relevantly on coaching for 14 years at University College London (Institute of Education). I have moved towards working with clients and needed a review and extension process to reformat my thinking.
UPTV has provided a fantastic forum and I particularly value (and indeed absolutely enjoy) the Uncommon Psychotherapy course.
"Since I joined Uncommon U, my negative approach has changed. I now feel positive in helping clients."
UPTV and Uncommon U have helped me tremendously, being a new Practitioner/Therapist and Coach. After I graduated from university with psychology degrees, I built a website relating to the services I offered (helping emotionally challenged individuals to become resilient). However, I was nervous and not confident enough to see clients.
My website attracts many clients on a daily basis. However, unfortunately, I had to pass most of my clients on to other practitioners because I lacked knowledge in certain areas – mainly anxiety and depression, smoking cessation, relationship breakdown, and many other clinical disorders. But since I joined Uncommon U, my negative approach has changed. I now feel positive in helping clients.
Thank you to all staff at Uncommon Knowledge for your help and support!
"The distilled simplicity of what could have been complex material is brilliant"
I love the short, clear, categorized technique videos with actors. The distilled simplicity of what could have been complex material is brilliant. An issue is defined, the answer is given, and we have the opportunity to watch a masterful delivery. I don’t care for memorizing material, but with UPTV I can take notes, read the accompanying article, and just watch the same short video repeatedly–this allows me to learn organically without memorizing. As an added bonus, I find my brain putting the bits and pieces together across Unk teachings, whether book, article, video, etc.
"An ideal opportunity to train listening attentively"
Apart from the courses – Precision Hypnosis and Rewind technique – I benefit a lot in UPTV from listening repeatedly to the demonstrations and seeing your high regard of the person in front of you. An ideal opportunity to train listening (and not forget it right away again) attentively to what the subject says and says between the lines. And I appreciate the variety of topics/issues treated. Just being able to look over Mark’s and Joe’s shoulder as they practise their art is a gain.
I kind of stay in “therapeutical” flow. Thank you so much.
"The real treasury of knowledge"
UPTV is totally satisfying and immediately distracted me from the Precision Hypnosis course (in a positive way!). The project is absolutely unique. I can’t describe how thankful I am to Mark who created it, also to his coworkers, for such a great opportunity to study one’s professional practical experience. The real treasury of knowledge!
"I have found the UPTV and the monthly Zoom Q&A really useful with specific client problems"
I am a practising Human Givens therapist and am so grateful that shortly after qualifying, a colleague mentioned Mark Tyrell and I was hooked immediately. I have already completed the Uncommon Hypnosis course and I’m now delighted to have completed Uncommon Psychotherapy. Mark and the team do a marvellous job in getting so much information “out there” and Mark has a way of explaining things in such a way that it makes sense every time. I have found the UPTV and the monthly Zoom Q&A really useful with specific client problems as there is nearly always something on one or the other or both that relates to what I am dealing with, which is a great asset in my work. Thank you so much for all your hard work and obvious dedication to the profession and placing the client at its centre.
"Delivered in a way that is easy to understand and easy to apply to clients"
I’ve found Mark’s approach to therapy refreshing. Yes, it’s based in science and research, but it’s delivered in a way that is easy to understand and easy to apply to clients. The story sharing adds another dimension – thank you for this uncommon approach that makes sense.
“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.
“Being able to observe an experienced practitioner at work with real clients appeals to my visual style of learning”
I enjoy having instant access to examples and information on how to approach a wide range of client issues. I use a very integrated approach to therapy with my clients and being able to observe an experienced practitioner at work with real clients appeals to my visual style of learning. I find it a really helpful source of ideas for either new ways to approach clients I feel a bit stuck with or for reassurance when I am dealing with a client who has an issue that I have not dealt with before.
“I’ve really enjoyed watching Mark apply his approach”
I recently discovered UPTV and I’ve really enjoyed watching Mark apply his approach with clear explanations of what he’s doing. I’d recommend this course as a source of CPD to any practitioner, coach or therapist.
“Imagine a ‘one-stop’ site where you can watch and learn deeper information about actually doing therapy with real clients”
UPTV is an outstanding therapeutic learning resource. Imagine a ‘one-stop’ site where you can watch and learn deeper information about actually doing therapy with real clients. Some of the techniques offered I have never learned in any other previous training. Having ongoing access to all this valuable learning helps me become a more confident therapist and ensures my clients are receiving the most up to date therapy available. I recommend UPTV to any practitioner serious about growing their knowledge and their practice. Thank you Uncommon Knowledge.
“It is refreshing to find someone who is as passionate as I am in delivering a qualified and professional service”
I am a qualified psychologist. I have over 20 years lecturing in both colleges and universities. When I reached retirement age, I thought it was such a shame to waste all the information and experience I had gained. I have always had an interest in hypnotherapy, so decided to use this in order to help people. It is refreshing to find someone who is as passionate as I am in delivering a qualified and professional service. I find since I have signed up to your programme I have full support. The community you have built across the globe is a valuable source of comradeship. Thank you.
“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.
“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”
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.
“UPTV is a great tool for providing insight that I cannot get elsewhere”
I am currently studying for a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. UPTV brings to life much of the theory that I have covered. The client conversations (with real clients!) are interesting to watch and the accompanying analysis is excellent. I find the technique demonstrations very useful too. UPTV is a great tool for providing insight that I cannot get elsewhere and has given me confidence for my upcoming case studies.
“A cost effective way of improving my skills from the comfort of my home”
I find UPTV is really useful and a convenient way to meet my CPD requirements. I find attending courses very time consuming and expensive, and this is a cost effective way of improving my skills from the comfort of my home at a time to suit my working day.
“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.
“UPTV manages to be informal and yet very professional at the same time”
I regard UPTV as a tutor, a supervisor, colleague and a friend. There is plenty of helpful information available in the demonstrations with clients in the form of methods, techniques and explanations and it provides some original ways of tackling problems. Mark has a creative way of incorporating things that are important and relevant to a client, often in the form of metaphors and the informal commentaries that follow demonstrations sum up a client’s problems in a succinct way. UPTV manages to be informal and yet very professional at the same time. It is a great way to be guided and to acquire some really useful knowledge and techniques. I would also recommend UPTV to feel part of a professional community.
“UPTV is giving me the confidence to put my theoretical training into practice”
I am a trainee counsellor and UPTV is giving me the confidence to put my theoretical training into practice. It is a bit daunting learning all the theory and only having limited opportunities to do practical work, so it is extremely helpful to be able to access this resource. One of the best things is that it explains why the therapist is saying this or taking this approach so that we can learn from the expert.
“I have found it entertaining absorbing and fascinating”
Just wanted to know if there is a download to help with ‘addiction to UPTV’?
I started to watch it and have become totally absorbed in the material that is on there.
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.
I am really looking forward to seeing a lot more in the future.
Keep up the good work.
“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.
“I truly believe it is already transforming how I work with my clients”
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!
So thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing all your knowledge in such a brilliant format. I am really looking forward to learning with you and your team for some long while to come.
“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.
“UPTV has been a life saver for me as it keeps me on track as a counsellor/psychotherapist”
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.
“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. :)
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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!
“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.
“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.
“A thoroughly comprehensive offering. Thank you”
Having done a number of Uncommon Knowledge’s courses, I was delighted to have the opportunity to benefit from Uncommon TV. It does not disappoint. I am finding the numerous videos of client sessions with commentary about what Mark is doing and why, invaluable. The topics for the demonstration of techniques videos have clearly been well thought through, supplementing everything I have learned in the courses and offering help with the all manner of considerations practitioners might have when working with clients. A thoroughly comprehensive offering. Thank you.
“The best course I have had the privilege of participating in”
This is the best course I have had the privilege of participating in. It is advanced, providing up to date knowledge including important aspects required by hypnotherapists not found in other courses. The instructors are excellent, available as real people via video, calls, media etc. They know what they are doing and demonstrate the skills extremely well. I highly recommend UNK.com if you want to have and enjoy an awesome career as a hypnotherapist.
“So much can be learned without conscious effort”
UPTV swiftly moves psychotherapy from the “world of theory” to the practical and real one. Watching Mark conducting a session is incredibly useful and so much can be learned without conscious effort, just by observing someone else’s performance, their demeanour, the guided imagery employed, the reframing, the use of an appropriate sense of humour. These are all essential tools we need to be able to access, so each of us can benefit enormously from being an invisible spectator in the room with Mark.
“I am grateful for all the expert tips and information”
I am very happy that I discovered UPTV by accident. I find the client sessions excellent, especially the way Mark interacts and builds rapport with the client. I am grateful for all the expert tips and information that Mark shares so freely with us.
“The technique demonstrations were poignant and well explained”
As a newly qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I found UPTV useful in teaching me how to talk to clients in a relaxed and confident manner. The technique demonstrations were poignant and well explained. I am sure that what I learned from UPTV will be of service in my own practice.
“It is good to see Mark’s honesty and integrity in action”
I like the way you explain the process as the session goes on. It enables the patient to take a new perspective on their issue and helps me understand and reflect more on patients’ problems. I think Mark is a master at hypnosis and it is good to see his honesty and integrity in action.
“Mark has a wonderful, relaxed style that makes him very approachable to his clients”
I have just started studying Hypnotherapy through an online course – and one of the suggestions was to explore many different “Hypnotic Modalities” so when I stumbled on Uncommon Practitioners – I knew that I needed to add it to my resources, and I am so glad I did! Mark has a wonderful, relaxed style that makes him very approachable to his clients, and I plan on incorporating his styles and techniques into making myself a credible, valuable hypnotherapist in the very near future!
“UPTV is rounding out my education and providing resources I didn’t get in my certification course”
I’ve only recently been certified as a consulting hypnotist, and have not yet begun my practice. UPTV is rounding out my education and providing resources I didn’t get in my certification course. It makes me feel grounded and confident to have this resource at hand. I am so very grateful you have made this available.
“Really simplifies taking theory into the session”
UPTV is a wonderful resource using real clients and sessions. It gives counsellors and hypnotherapists a chance to see how conversational hypnotherapy works and really simplifies taking theory into the session. Mark is exceptional in his generosity in sharing these sessions so that others can learn from real life examples.
“I see the whole UPTV experience as a kind of mentorship”
I have found it unbelievably invaluable and helpful! I am a Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma student, but have started seeing clients privately too – which I don’t believe I would have been able to do without you! I am learning so much just from watching the actual sessions. I see the whole UPTV experience as a kind of mentorship, and in some ways, you are my main teacher. The way you work with people is truly inspirational, and I hope to keep learning from you over the years, as I too develop as a practitioner.
“Provides a well produced and professional visual insight into counselling and hypnotic therapy in practice”
Uncommon Practioners provides a well produced and professional visual insight into counselling and hypnotic therapy in practice. Each video involves a full length counselling session with a real client, and is followed by a short overview of the process by two counsellors. The videos provide a valuable and useful perspective of the counselling practice.
“UPTV has improved my confidence no end”
I have just qualified as a Psychotherapist and am putting things in place to start a practice. UPTV has been brilliant; I’ve enjoyed it so much as it has improved my confidence no end. I was (ironically) quite anxious about the prospect of starting and feel so much more positive now. Thank you!!
“Watching real therapy with real clients is the best training possible”
Watching real therapy with real clients is the best training possible. I learned not only new techniques, but how to better apply many hypnotic techniques that I was already using. I feel so much more fluid and confident to improvise now. The art of utilisation is what makes live therapy so different from online or set scripts. You can almost see Mark’s brain whirring as he files this information ready to use later, weaving it smoothly into the conversation. And I didn’t know it was OK to take your client in and out of trance several times almost casually. To do this the therapist must have their finger right on the pulse, and this training shows how to do just that. It’s challenging and exciting.
“A neverending resource of knowledge, I love this”
There are many situations a therapist/counsellor is presented with each & every day & although we have our own set of tools to assist our clients, to have an incredible resource of material to broaden our knowledge is priceless. A neverending resource of knowledge, I love this.
“You get to be a fly on the wall watching first class practice at work”
It is useful, because you get to be a fly on the wall watching first class practice at work. Then it is analyzed for you. An excellent way of making the tricks yours. You can also rewind as much as you want until you are sure you have understood.
“UPTV is really supporting and enhancing what I am learning on my course”
I’m a student Hypnotherapist and the whole content of UPTV is really supporting and enhancing what I am learning on my course. It is giving me confidence in my practice sessions and teaching me more in-depth techniques that the course does not have time to delve into. Well worth the money.
“A wealth of knowledge here, people… a good investment of your time and money”
I love the real world practical advice and the actual instruction on the application of these techniques. Loved the Snake Phobia session with a client using Rewind Technique. Would love to see more sessions like that! Mark is quite brilliant I think. A wealth of knowledge here, people… a good investment of your time and money. Thanks!
“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!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Living in Jersey it’s difficult to get to the UK for CPD and this is a great way of doing it”
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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!!!
“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.
"If you are a visual learner this will be of great benefit to you"
UPTV provides an opportunity to see therapy in action. If you are a visual learner this will be of great benefit to you. I am receiving a great deal of upgrade in my trade by being able to watch these sessions. Too many educational online facilities fail to provide visual material which makes their courses rather dull, in my opinion. Having written and visual enhances learning.
"I feel like I did at the beginning of my career - excited about learning and applying my new knowledge in service of my clients"
UPTV is an invaluable resource for both new and advanced practitioners. I have been in practice 21 years, and sort of “fell off” the continuing education track – I still engaged but trainings all seemed to be the same old stuff. I feel like I did at the beginning of my career – excited about learning and applying my new knowledge in service of my clients. As a fellow educator, I can say that UPTV nails “pedagogy” in terms of providing a blend of learning tools and also enables you to connect to learning collaborative, which provides support and encouragement.
"I really like Mark's amazingly humble manner and his style of explaining things in a very practical, usable way"
I really like Mark’s amazingly humble manner and his style of explaining things in a very practical, usable way. I am an NLP practitioner and Life Coach, not a psychologist, but I need the extra variety of techniques to use with my clients and their presenting problems. I love the fact that I can see Mark help people so quickly and the clear way he explains what he is doing so it is easy for me to implement and tweak tools I am already using but understand better because of the extra teaching from Mark. I have gained a huge amount of learning during the short amount of time that I have signed up for Uncommon Practitioners TV.
"I've found it invaluable"
I have recommended you to my fellow trainees in my Integrative Counselling foundation degree as I found your real life client work – along with the description of interventions – so useful. We don’t get to see this in our training – except for in triad work – so I’ve found it invaluable.
"It is great to have this resource to turn to when looking for inspiration for helping my own clients"
I am so pleased I have discovered Uncommon Knowledge. I am currently doing one of your hypnosis courses and I’ve very recently joined UPTV. It is great to have this resource to turn to when looking for inspiration for helping my own clients. It is also really heartening to witness how generous Mark is with his vast array of knowledge, experience and information. It’s also very refreshing to be signed up to something that is not continually trying to do the “hard sell”. Thank you for all your hard-work Mark, Roger and all the team it is very much appreciated. Thank you.
"Ignites a different pattern of thinking"
It is nice to have insights that I may not otherwise see or have used in the past. Once a person is in practice as a Psychotherapist, it is easy to fall into old habits and thinking so this ignites a different pattern of thinking that is helpful as I engage with my patients. Thank you. It is also confirming in many regards.
"The effectivity of this learning methodology is so brilliant"
UPTV is excellent – it organizes knowledge by pattern. It means it stimulates me to recall my memory when a specific situation occurs during a session with my client. Moreover I can find real therapy sessions categorized by similar manner. The effectivity of this learning methodology is so brilliant, very useful and practical.
"A unique insight for fledgling therapists"
UPTV offers a unique insight for fledgling therapists. Like a fly on the wall, you are able to see various techniques in action as well as whole sessions so that you can see the introduction, middle and end. I highly recommend UPTV for anyone looking to gain confidence with their counselling skills.