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Learn how to 'De-Hypnotise' your clients and help them more effectively with issues such as anxiety, depression chronic pain and trauma by helping them see through the psychological illusion it is based upon.

Jørgen Rasmussen shares his methods of effective therapeutic change and how to become a more effective agent of change and in this workshop you will:

  • Learn to go back to the first principles of change and simplify your change work
  • Discover how understanding the psychological illusion model can make change work more effective
  • Find out how the mindsets of some therapists can hinder their effectiveness and how to overcome these challenges

Drawing on over 20 years of therapeutic practice, Jørgen Rasmussen shares his approach to therapeutic change and his experiences working with difficult or ‘impossible’ clients.  This has resulted in him simplifying his approach and going back to the first principles of change. This has led him to develop what he terms the ‘psychological illusion model’ of change work.  He also shares his discovery about how many therapists can become more effective by getting out of their own way.

A Process of DE-HYPNOSIS

Stop people from 'hypnotising' themselves into problems!

It could be argued that hypnosis is about getting someone to fully absorb themselves into an imagined story…

  • Perhaps it's getting the person to fully absorb themselves into the imagined reality they have magnets on the palms of their hands pulling them together…
  • Or perhaps it's the imagined reality their hand were stuck to a table…
  • Or even it's the imagined reality that the person is strong and confident and able to cope.
  • Whatever the story they imagine, we know as hypnotists, that the more fully they become absorbed in these ideas, the more they will physically experience and manifest these things.


  • What if the reason someone was suffering with terrible anxiety was because they were becoming so absorbed in imagined "worst case" scenarios they were having real anxious responses?
  • What if someone was so absorbed in the imagined story of "I'm worthless" they started really feeling that way and were now depressed?
  • What if someone was so caught up in the thought "this pain will last forever and must mean I'm seriously ill" that chronic suffering was magnified.

Surely, one could argue they were falling for some very unhelpful "self-hypnosis"?

What if there was a way to pull back the curtain for people and help them discover deep insights about the way they have been hypnotising themselves?

What if you could ruin the illusion of their self-hypnosis in such a way that they no longer got absorbed into any of these unhelpful stories?

Jørgen's Psychological Illusion Model provides a way of doing this……

The First Principles of Change: The Psychological Illusion Model.

Jørgen believes that almost all psychological suffering is the result of people falling for some simple psychological illusions and misunderstandings.

“This is my conclusion after twenty years of full time practice, eight of them running an ‘impossibles practice’ where I would work with people who had not succeeded in various form of therapy, and did so with a no change no pay policy.”

Imagine walking in the desert, suddenly you see a snake in front of you. Immediately, your heart begins to pound, your palms get sweaty, the mouth gets dry, and you have catastrophic thinking about being bitten. Imagine that you able to stop and take a closer look….and when you do so , you realise that there is no snake….its JUST A ROPE.

The moment you see that the snake is a rope its game over, you have seen through a psychological illusion. All the physiological responses subside just from seeing through the psychological illusion.

Jørgen believes what people call mental illness such as depression anxiety, phobias, compulsions, PTSD and trauma etc. are mostly just variations of seeing a snake where there really is just a rope.

The psychological illusion model of hypnosis and change work is an elegant and systematic way of using thought experiments, hypnotic phenomena, games and stories to help people penetrate the illusions that are behind their unnecessary suffering.

The model has been developed through twenty years of client work plus intense explorations of various schools of hypnosis, classic and new code NLP, rational emotive behaviour therapy, developmental psychology, the three principles and both progressive and direct paths of meditation.

Jørgen is convinced that:

"Working in this way is the easiest, fastest and most generative way I have found to work with most clients most of the time".

Get Out of Your Own Way And Improve Your Effectiveness in Facilitating Change

In the workshop Jørgen will also describe another aspect of therapeutic work that is extremely important yet often gets overlooked in much formal therapeutic training. This is the therapists’ own mindset and beliefs. Jørgen believes that many therapists and coaches are often doing a second job that the client isn’t paying them to do.

From extensive experience as a therapist and a mentor to other therapists, Jørgen believes that many therapists ‘get in their own way’ and as well as focussing on the client, it’s as if they take on a second job of maintaining their own self image, and worrying about their own insecurities and beliefs. This takes up essential ‘bandwidth’ and can make a therapist anxious and preoccupied. Jørgen will teach how you can overcome this obstacle and reduce these tendencies and stay more present in the therapeutic setting where you can operate from flow states and be more fearless in your approach. One analogy Jørgen provides is that of ‘being hypnotic instead of just doing hypnosis’.

An Evolving Model of Change

The Psychological Illusion Model is constantly evolving as Jørgen, and others using the model, refine following real word use. In this training Jørgen will share his very latest thinking and experience of using the remarkably effective approach.

Please complete the form below if you are interested in forthcoming Psychological Illusion Model (PIM) workshops with Jorgen. We welcome people who are entirely new to PIM as well as those who want to return for an update and refresh on Jorgen's evolving PIM model (we also offer a discount for people doing a refresh).

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Learn an exciting approach to rapid therapeutic change

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is an emerging area of therapy that focuses on rapid therapeutic change.

Join us for our October Practitioner Training.

Book by 19th August for the early booking discount.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is an emerging area of therapy that focuses on rapid therapeutic change. Developed by UK therapist Andrew T. Austin, IEMT is designed to explore and address undesired emotions and identity imprints. It aims to answer the question, "How did someone learn to feel the way they do?" and create the possibility of introducing appropriate change in clients' emotional lives.

The process involves teaching clients resources and skills while they are experiencing the problem state. This approach enables clients to be more present and stay out of negative past imprints. Practitioners who use IEMT consistently report success in creating change where other approaches have failed.

At the core of IEMT is the identification and management of the five major patterns of chronicity. These patterns are behavioral patterns that can prevent healing and make it challenging for individuals to find the right help, despite the best efforts of change work professionals. Using IEMT, practitioners can help individuals identify and address these patterns, leading to more functional adaptation in their lives.

Roni Matar Discusses the IEMT Certification Training

IEMT Practitioner Training

The IEMT Practitioner training program is designed to help practitioners learn how to use the IEMT modalities effectively in client work.

The training comprises various exercises that are aimed at teaching the practitioners to learn how to identify emotional and identity imprints, physiological state accessing cues, and the patterns of chronicity.


The training is 16 hours in total and comprises the following eight modules:

Module One: Neurology & The Limbic System, How to start an IEMT session.
The Brain and IEMT, how the Limbic System functions, and how to start an IEMT Session.

Module Two: K-Pattern & Calibration
Dealing with emotional imprints, and knowing how to calibrate for maximum efficiency.

Module Three: The Patterns of Chronicity
The 5 Major Patterns that stop people from changing with time, and how to deal with them.

Module Four: The Lynchpin & Addressing PTSD with IEMT
Exploration of PTSD elements, and the living death metaphor.

Module Five: Core Identity Markers
Discovering the relevance of the use of pronouns when clients are talking about their problems

Module SixMore Identity Markers Going deeper into more elements of identity and how to deal with them

Module Seven: Physiological State Accessing Cues - PSACs
Identifying physiological markers that clients present, and utilising them to create change

Module Eight: More PSACs and other applications of IEMT
More on the physiological markers, in addition to other applications of the work. 

Please note: the modules may not be adhered to strictly in this order as the material will be orientated specifically around the group leaving room for flexibility and individual training needs.

Who Is This Training Ideal For?

Coaches, Therapists, Social Workers, NLPer’s ,and individuals who want to create personal change in their lives and the lives of others.

About Roni Matar

Over the years, Roni has trained and coached over 6000 individuals in various areas such as Emotional Management, Problem Solving, Coaching & Change Modalities, Sales, Business Development, Communication, and numerous other topics. Roni helps coaches and therapists create more efficient and accurate results using a combination of different techniques.

Roni Matar obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and spent seven years working in the sales and training of medical equipment before shifting to the personal development field. In 2013, he began his transition into personal development and gained expertise as an advanced practitioner and trainer of various modalities that include PCW, Social Panoramas, Mental Space Psychology, Metaphors of Movement, IEMT, NLP, and Hypnosis.

Join the 3rd Generation PCW 12 Month Programme. Places are strictly limited. £100 deposit secures your place.

We can offer a PAYMENT PLAN for the programme. Contact us for details.

We are taking deposits for the forthcoming 3rd Generation PCW (Provocative Change Works) Development Programme. The programme will run from autumn 2023 for 12 months.This page contains details about content, format, training dates, cost and the process for joining.

Learn About The 3rd Generation PCW Programme

Join us for an amazing 12 months immersive, fun and challenging programme and be at the forefront of the next phase of development of the Provocative Change Works (PCW) model.

Are you interested in:

  • Taking your conversational change and influence skills to a whole new level?
  • Undertaking continual professional development in a supportive and dynamic environment?
  • Learning how to work in the here and now with presence and connections?
  • Exploring how to deal with challenging client issues that often don’t get resolved with standard approaches?
  • Learning advanced communication skills that can be used in a range of environments including coaching, therapy, training, business, education as well as for personal development?
  • Discovering a unique model that was influenced by the effective Provocative Therapy approach developed by Frank Farrelly?
  • Developing a fluidity and confidence to create your own bespoke techniques to assist with client change?
  • Being part of a growing international community of highly successful coaches, therapists and trainers?

Whether you are a coach, NLPer, hypnotherapist, therapist, work in business, education or interested in your own continuing personal development, PCW can provide you with skills and tools to enhance what you do and a great opportunity to explore a model with a range of practical applications in a wide range of areas.

Here's just a summary of what this fantastic programme is all about. The training:

  • provides a unique and excellent opportunity to learn the art of Provocative Change Works live with its creator Nick Kemp.
  • Learn a unique model of change that builds on the amazing Provocative Therapy of Frank Farrelly and moves much further beyond
  • takes place over 12 months online and provides you with the opportunity to really develop your skills and gain confidence in using this elegant form of influence, communication and change work.
  • Is immersive and multi-layered and offers support throughout and opportunities for you to practice this amazing skills set and really hone your skills and expand your knowledge.
  • provides an opportunity to become a Certified Practitioner of PCW or Certified PCW specialist depending on previous experience (certification is not compulsory - you can still attend without going for certification).
  • provides a route for anyone who wishes to become an official Certified PCW Trainer.

This is the only currently planned online PCW certification training for 2023/2024

Nick Kemp

Nick Kemp the creator of PCW (Provocative Change Works) explains the thinking behind the development of the 3rd Generation PCW Programme.

Nick Kemp writes:

Oct 2023 will be the start of the third generation of PCW. This is specifically to expand and refine the PCW model as well as bringing Provocative Change Works to a wider audience. Previous experience of PCW is not essential to be part of these monthly trainings, which will also include 1 - 1 work and assignments. The training allows people to participate at all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students. Those with more experience will be helping run the group exercises and themselves be evaluated on their performance.

The difference with the third generation of PCW is that I will be expecting attendees to provide examples of using the model in their chosen field and attendees will be given slots on the monthly meetings to show their work. This allows me to see the skill level of people and their presentation skills which I needed to evaluate in order to sign off the first trainers in PCW. Again, I'm keen that this is not just a rubber stamp process that I've seen in NLP, and instead we maintain a higher quality of skill integration. We are aiming for quality, not quantity here and all certifications will be evaluated over the years so people maintain the best skill development.

Generation 3 PCW is also for those wanting continual professional development that would of course be standard in any other field of professional learning. This is the way we best learn and develop the model. I'm also mindful that this development means collaboration and using the "PCW hive mind" to share experiences of how the model can be used in a huge diversity of environments. This also means that the emphasis is not solely on myself.

There's a huge amount of time spent constructing the monthly trainings. This is because I am keen to make the best of the allocated time and to constantly push forward in expanding the model. For every hour live, its usually two hours planning. This also means I have to be realistic about pricing, so I balance funding my own time in creating these training opportunities and also giving people the best value for money. This is a certified course and there is an opportunity for practitioner, specialist and trainer PCW evaluations.

We are particularly interested in developing the model for use in the following areas:

  • Wellness (therapy and coaching)
  • Education
  • Business
  • Sport
  • Creativity

What Can You Expect When You Book On?

When you book on, you get the following over the 12 month programme:

  • 11 live workshop sessions with Nick Kemp* - (see dates and topics below).
  • Up to 8, 45 minute one to one sessions with Nick to enhance your skills and understanding
  • At least five additional optional practice sessions led by Advanced PCW Practitioner Joe Kao
  • Resources and assignments including a dynamic manual, video footage and assignments to complete between sessions
  • Access to an online group of smart like-minded people where you can ask questions, discuss PCW, get support and arrange practice sessions with fellow attendees
  • Complementary attendance at selected related events
  • Certification (see below)
  • Over 60 hours of training

* Should you not be able to make a particular session you will be provided with access to the recording of the session so you don't miss out.

Interested In Certification?

The programme teaches advanced conversational change and influence skills usable in a wide range of personal and professional contexts.  While it is possible to attend the programme without going for certification, we are aware that many people will want to work towards certification.

The programme will provide the opportunity for you to getting certified in one of the following:

  • Provocative Change Works (PCW) Practitioner
  • Specialist Provocative Change Works (PCW) Practitioner
  • Provocative Change Works (PCW) Trainer

Certification is not guaranteed and is contingent on meeting requirements and demonstrating evidence of skills an

Nick Kemp writes:

"I’m keen that all certifications are not box ticking exercises or simply certifications of attendance, but rather represent genuine skill development. Frank Farrelly would always say “Show me the evidence” and therefore those wanting certification will be expected to submit case studies and demonstrate the skills in live settings throughout the programme".

Who Is The Programme For?

The programme is ideal for anyone who wants to develop high level advanced conversational change and influence skills. 

Attendees on our previous programmes have come from a range of backgrounds including: therapy, sports coaching, training, business, NHS, complementary therapy, hypnosis, NLP and academia.

The programme is open to people who:

  • want to explore PCW for the first time
  • want to combine PCW with other modalities
  • have experience of PCW and want to take their skills further
  • want to specialise in particular areas

Outline Of The Programme

The programme comprises 4 modules consisting of three workshops with Nick as well as homework, resources and practice sessions throughout.

Module 1.

The Art of Provocation

Module 1 Includes the following –

  • Lighting the fuse with Frank Farrelly’s Provocative Therapy
  • Deconstruction of Frank Farrelly unreleased video footage
  • The misconceptions about “provocation”
  • How to work as a therapist/coach
  • Exploration of the 40 stances used in the PCW model.
  • Exploring psychoeducation in client sessions
  • Why PCW works equally well in coaching, therapy, academia, business and sport.
  • Exercises in being a client and a coach using PCW
  • Examples of client cases
  • 1 – 1 live sessions with Nick

Module 2.

Trance and Time Framing

Includes the following –

  • How trancework expands and compliments the 40 PCW stances
  • The two techniques NLP developer Steve Andreas voted the best of all tools for working with clients.
  • The template for exploring how to deconstruct client problems.
  • The art of working conversationally in sessions
  • How simple is best when using hypnosis.
  • Dealing with specific client sessions including anxiety, phobias, anger and depression
  • Creating and utilising stories in client work
  • Creating a feedback loop using time for accelerated change
  • 1 – 1 live sessions with Nick

Module 3. Integration and Fractionation

Includes the following –

  • Using fractionation conversationally in sessions
  • Working with groups using PCW
  • How everything is essentially problem solving
  • Advanced use of stances used with hypnosis.
  • Applications of PCW in “wellness (therapy & coaching), business, sport and education
  • Advanced exploration of PCW stances and using stance combinations
  • Deconstructing client sessions

Module 4.

Show and Tell -The "Mystery Curveball Module"

This module will all be about “show and tell” and evaluation and demonstration of skills. Expect a highly unpredictable sessions which are all about working fluidity and in an improvised manner. This module will include evaluation for certifications and those seeking certifications will be asked to demonstrate work in sessions.

More About PCW

Provocative Change Works consists of three approaches to shift clients from “a stuck state” to a more fluid state, allowing for greater freedom and choice. This elegant conversational way of working requires the practitioner to pay close attention to client responses, whilst maintaining their own excellent state control.

These three approaches are:

  • Provoking or stimulating client responses by verbal and non verbal interactions
  • Using non-specific or indirect Hypnosis and metaphor explorations – to create “fluid states” for the client. Eliciting and challenging metaphors
  • Time Framing – Promoting new ways of moving through time and space

The PCW practitioner deliberately provokes (calls forth responses from) the client by adopting different discrete stances, which stimulate the client into new ways of thinking and feeling. The practitioner seeks out resistances in the client and then approaches most what the client seeks to avoid in the discussion, and identifies the client’s “blind spots”, using a great deal of humour and by working in an improvised manner. This means “running suggestions up the flagpole” and seeing if the client responds. The practitioner creates the movement in the session and can be talking for large sections of the interaction which is very different to many other talk therapy approaches.

Great use is made of “sensory rich language”, and the full expression of this, to engage the client, and thus take them on a journey outside their existing beliefs and experience, to a new sense of freedom. The practitioner works in a multi layered way without the limitations of some conventions found in many talk therapy approaches, such as removing the impression of “formal therapy as much as possible from the interaction. The key attitude of interacting as if chatting to an old friend means that the practitioner quickly creates real rapport with the client and the client often discusses the issue as it is rather than how they believe “they should respond” in this clinical situation.

Many witnessing this style of working can be initially quite surprised at the amount of energy, fun and honesty that results from this approach. This makes the client session very much like any interaction between old friends where each person may interrupt the other, tease the other, wander off the point and behave in other ways which typify such encounters. This apparent freedom is of course underpinned by all the ethical and professional principles of good clinical practice. The benefit of this is that one can have warm caring and human interactions, which enables the client to find their own solutions from a new and useful state.

A big influence on the development of Provocative Change Works was Frank Farrelly who Nick knew personally. PCW incorporates elements of Frank's traditional Provocative Therapy as well as including a range of additional approaches within the PCW model.

'Provocation' in the context of PCW and change work

The term provocation in PCW is often misunderstood. In this clip below Nick explains what provocation means in the context of PCW and how it is used.


Training Dates

The dates for the live online workshops with Nick Kemp are below.  These are delivered via Zoom and run from 10am- 2:30pm UK Time.

Oct 14

Nov 18th

Dec 16

Jan 13

Feb 10

March 9th

April 13th

May 11th

June 8th

July 13th

Sept 14th

Optional practice sessions

These are live online sessions led by certified Advanced PCW Practitioner Joe Kao.  These usually run from 10am-11:30am approximately UK time on a Saturday.  Dates TBC.

We also encourage participants who wish to, to meet up between sessions and arrange to practice during the programme

One to One Sessions with Nick

You will be entitled to up to 8 one to one sessions with Nick. These will last up to 45 minutes  and take place via Zoom or Skype. These will be arranged at mutually convenient times.

Your Investment

Delivered over 12 months the programme provides an excellent opportunity to develop advanced skills in change work in an immersive and supportive environment.

The total cost for the programme is £2,099. We can arrange a quarterly or monthly payment instalment plan - please contact us if this is of interest at

We are also offering a referral payment. If you refer someone who books on you will receive an affiliate payment – contact use for details.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

If you are as excited about this programme as we are, and want to join us, the process is below.  Places are strictly limited so that Nick can fulfil the requirement to ensure quality and provide sufficient time for each participant. 

If you want to join us, £100 deposit secures your place. Click on the 'book Now' button to pay the deposit. Once you have paid that we will be in touch to make arrangements for payment of the balance which can be paid in full before 10th October or we can arrange a quarterly or monthly payment plan to spread payments.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions contact us at and we would be happy to help.

What People Are Saying....

We have had great feedback on the PCW trainings we have run. People get a lot out of it and often come back to develop their skills further. Here are just a selection of the great things that have been said about PCW and Nick.

“Do you know Nick Kemp? – (he is) exceptionally bright, and I have immensely enjoyed communicating…The kind of exchanges that I have been having… are the kind of activities that I think can really advance the field. He has modeled two different simple processes which are part of his Provocative Change Works™ set of tools for working with anxiety and other strong emotions that I have found enormously useful in working with clients. He has also modeled the different patterns in Frank Farrelly’s Provocative Therapy so that they are easy to learn. In addition, he is everything you might wish for in a colleague – available, creative, and eager to discuss ideas and learn as well as teach.”

Steve Andreas, NLP Developer and Author

"You are totally disarming and beyond formalisation. There is an ease and naturalness about you and you make people relax really quickly. You got the power man!”

Frank Farrelly on Nick Kemp (June 16th 2006)

“Nick Kemp makes Provocative Therapy accessible to NLP trained coaches and therapists. My recommendation is to get his DVD set from the workshop in Boulder Colorado, watch DVD number 6 – an excellent example of what can be done – and then go back to the beginning and learn how he does it. You may be surprised how much of NLP already depends on provocation! “

Richard Bolstad, International NLP Trainer, Psychotherapist

“Unassuming and yet beneath that quite persona there is a depth of knowledge and integrity. Very likable and easily approachable, Nick has that magical knack of making people feel good and his methodology is so easily understood that his workshops are refreshingly effective. I will recommend Nick to anyone wanting to have the tools for a better life.”

Dr A Abraham, India

“I have known Nick Kemp for a number of years as both personal friend and mentor… no one has done more to promote Frank Farrelly and his highly effective treatment modality of “Provocative Therapy” than Nick Kemp. In 2004 when both myself and Nick met Frank Farrelly for the first time, the only readily available material was the classic 1973 book, “Provocative Therapy.” Since that meeting, Nick and Frank have become firm friends and there is no doubt the rest of us have benefitted enormously from this unique relationship. Now with numerous audio and DVD training products produced and promoted by Nick Kemp, Frank Farrelly’s work is more readily accessible than ever before.
With this is mind, I had the very great pleasure of attending Nick’s first “Provocative Change Works” course in Leeds. Having extensively studied Provocative Therapy and seen Frank work one-to-one sessions live with clients on several occasions, I was astonished at the level of expertise demonstrated on the stage. I have no doubt that with his modelling skills, Nick Kemp has managed to “get” the PT model in its entirety. Watching Nick interact with his clients left me in no doubt that he is the very embodiment of Frank’s humour, wit, skill and flexibility. I suspect that anyone familiar with Frank Farrelly’s style of working will get that spine tingling sense of familiarity when watching Nick work and that the mantle of Frank’s ground breaking work has truely found its lineage, and his experience and dedication to detail makes him one of the best trainers and change work therapists in the UK today.”

Andrew T Austin, Therapist and Author

“I’ve been studying the PCW model with Nick for a while now and the more I learn the more I understand the nuance and skill of this approach. Initially it can seem almost random and hard to judge what is going on. But having worked with clients utilising this approach I have found it highly effective and brings about significant shifts in how they think about their problem.Nick himself is a very generous man, who is genuinely interested in sharing what he has learnt, and sharing his experiences with others. If you’re curious about discovering a different approach to your skills then I highly recommend attending one of his courses.”

Brooke Hender Hypnotherapist

How to be more spontaneous, creative and impactful as a coach or therapist

Booking now open for this exciting innovative workshop.

Just about all styles of therapy and coaching have specific techniques and processes, but when we clutch onto these techniques too rigidly, it can get in the way of working with the unique person in front of us.

This course, taught by hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Joe Kao, is about putting more life and spontaneity back into your sessions, so that you can trust your impulses as a coach or therapist, and draw upon your natural creativity as you work with people.

Joe Kao Discusses The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Improvisation

There is nobody who has had your unique life experiences. You have your own stories, perspectives and insights that can make all the difference in the world in helping someone to make a change.

This training is about putting that life experience to good use as you work with clients, spontaneously, creatively and with confidence and conviction.

After all, how can we expect people to change and be open to new possibilities if we're not open to new ideas and insights ourselves, right then and there, as the session is happening?

This doesn't mean throwing all techniques out of the window, but techniques are only ever examples of broader principles of change.

When you relax your grip on specific techniques, and allow the core principles of change to guide you, you'll find you can adapt and adjust your sessions in ways that best fit the client you're working with.

And you’ll also find that your sessions become more liberating, memorable and enjoyable for you and your clients.

A peek behind the scenes of some of the fascinating topics covered

The mind map below gives a flavour of just some of the topics Joe will be covering.

Who is this course for?

Coaches, therapists, hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners who want to move beyond formal techniques, and to work with clients with more ease, creativity and flow.


The course will be delivered online over four 3 hour sessions. Each session will involve a mixture of teaching, demonstration and practice. The dates and times for each session are:

September 10th 2pm-5pm

September 17th 2pm-5pm

September 24th 2pm- 5pm

October 1st 2pm -5pm

Topics Overview

  • The Foundations of Improv - why attitude, intention and energy makes all the difference when it comes to creativity
  • Improv and the Principles of Change - simple, core principles for changework that you can improvise around
  • Improv, Storytelling and Metaphor - how to conversationally tell stories that prepare the ground for change
  • Improv and Provocation - the value of creating dynamic tension in a session
  • Improv and Hypnosis - why hypnosis is a fundamentally creative act, not a pre-scripted roleplay
  • Bringing It All Together - how to apply these principles in your work and in your life

About Joe Kao

Joe Kao DHypPsych(UK) is a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist in Cambridge, UK. He is the head writer for, one of the world's largest and most highly-regarded websites for hypnosis recordings, and he has taught numerous workshops on therapeutic metaphors, storytelling and Ericksonian hypnosis to people around the world.

Joe has been named the first official trainer of Provocative Change Works, and he has trained extensively in improv theatre, voice work and performance skills.   




Think of it like this...

Many trainers ensnare you onto courses/workshops to learn a new secret method that “NEVER” fails... AND therefore don't share what to do when things don't go to plan.


There is NO magic technique... NO “panacea for all issues”… AND certainly NO mythical 100% success rate.

So how do you deal with...

❓- Unhypnotisable clients?

❓- People who can’t connect with their feelings?

❓- Clients who can’t make mental images?

❓- Who can’t ‘do the problem’ in the room?

❓- Clients who sabotage their success or deliberately don’t follow instructions.

❓- Or simply those who like to identify as “nothing works on me”


Well during this FREE 1-HOUR WEBINAR experienced change-worker, Jørgen Rasmussen (author of the highly successful book “Provocative Hypnosis”), shares his practical thoughts on troubleshooting difficult clients.

Jorgen talks about the forthcoming free event

Date & Time

DATE: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023



Register for the Event here:

Jørgen Rasmussen

Jørgen has worked professionally as an agent of change for twenty-five years. He is the author of the books “Provocative Hypnosis” and “Provocative Suggestions” which have been widely acclaimed. John Grinder (co-creator of NLP) says of his work… “this is the stuff of genius”. For many years, Jørgen has been running what he describes as an ‘impossibles practice’ working with extremely challenging client situations.

Join expert change worker Jørgen Rasmussen and learn about the barriers that can be faced to effective change work and what you can do to overcome them.



Most hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching courses focus on what to do to help a client change. Very seldom is there any emphasis on what to do (and how to think) when clients don’t change.


Attendees on training courses often think that the people selected for demos in training courses are random, but most often, the trainer is looking to select the most likely person to do a good demo with. And who can blame them? HOWEVER, while this often results in demos that look good on stage, it leaves the students with an impression that changework is easier than it often is. It also leaves them clueless as to what to do when clients don’t seem to respond or change at all.

What’s worse, the students often think that it’s just a matter of congruence or confidence. But clients can NOT BENEFIT or NOT CHANGE due to several factors.

One factor is what Eugene Gendlin called “felt sense” in his book titled Focusing. In his work he was curious about who were the best clients. He discovered that those who did the best in various forms of psychotherapy were usually good at being in touch with the “FELT SENSE” of their issue while in the office and that they could access it voluntarily.

As a matter of fact almost all NLP and hypnotherapy formats depends on a client having this capacity.  But what do you do when you meet a client who can’t voluntarily access a “felt sense” of their issue ? What do you do then? It doesn’t help much to attempt to just shift over to another technique or format that also requires the same “felt sense”.

This is just one of several factors often at play when clients don’t change despite the best efforts and intentions of both client and helper.

  • There are factors in the client that can get in the way of change.
  • There are factors in the change worker that can prevent change in the client.
  • There are also factors in the interactions, framing, and relationship.

Remember: There is NO magic technique... NO “panacea for all issues”… AND certainly NO mythical 100% success rate.

So how do you deal with...

❓- Unhypnotisable clients?

❓- People who can’t connect with their feelings?

❓- Clients who can’t make mental images?

❓- Who can’t ‘do the problem’ in the room?

❓- Clients who sabotage their success or deliberately don’t follow instructions.

❓- Or simply those who like to identify as “nothing works on me”


In this series of seminars, experienced change worker, Jørgen Rasmussen will share his best troubleshooting tips based upon 26 years of seeing clients, eight of them seeing “impossible clients “ with a no change no pay policy.


The seminar will run over seven sessions in May to July.

It is hoped that participants will aim to make most if not all sessions live.  A link to watch the recording of each session will be provided to all who book on.

Participants will be given the opportunity to join a closed Facebook group to support the seminar.  Here members can ask questions and share experiences.


The seminar will run over seven online sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday May 23rd
  • Tuesday  May 30th
  • Wednesday June 7th
  • Wednesday June 14th
  • Wednesday June 21st
  • Wednesday June 28th
  • Tuesday July 4th


Each session will start at 6:30pm UK time and last between 1.5- 2 hours depending on the topic and level of interaction.


Booking will be for all seven sessions – due to the nature of the material we cannot accept bookings solely for individual sessions.

Contact me at if you would like to pay over three installments.

Join James Brown for a fun and informative one day learning experience covering the principles of hypnotic suggestion to entertain and intrigue.

During this no-nonsense, science informed training, James will teach you the basics of hypnosis and dispel some of the persistent myths surrounding this fascinating field of study.

Through practical hands on training you will develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform hypnotic effects and create powerful experiences for and with your audience.

Learn how to frame and present hypnosis in an honest and ethical way that will draw in the most sceptical of participants and create a ‘no-fail’ environment to play in.

Through the day James will be teaching stand alone effects as well as the principles that ACTUALLY make them work so that you will leave equipped to perform fluently

This is NOT your bog standard ‘sleep deeper and deeper’ training experience… here you will learn how to effortlessly help your audience bend reality and create new and exiting worlds without the necessity for long winded inductions or the painful search for the ‘easy’ subject.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Hypnotists who want to develop more confidence in using hypnotic phenomena
  • Magicians and entertainers who want to incorporate hypnotic phenomena to enhance routines and wow audiences
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about hypnotic phenomena and what's really going on
  • Anyone who wants to enjoy a fun and fascinating day of training with an excellent hypnotist, magician and entertainer

"I can't be hypnotised… Many have tried! I've also wasted money on some really poor training. However when James did a routine on me IT WORKED! Having done a pickpocket course with him years ago, I know this will be a fantastic days training that will equip me to add this to my close up magic."

Owen Strickland - Magician UK

Outline For The Day (subject to change)

10.00am Registration & Welcome

10.30am How we build our reality - a no nonsense introduction to hypnosis and world building

11:30am Breaktime

11:45am Foot stick tutorial - how we engage the imagination and make thoughts ‘real’

1pm Lunch

2pm Anchoring and emotional engagement - why connection matters

2.45pm Trouble shooting the difficult participant

3.15pm Breaktime

3.30pm Body catalepsy (stiff arm etc) and anaesthesia

4.15pm Amnesia and beyond

4:45pm in summery…

5pm Finish

Each session will be practically focused giving everyone the opportunity to learn through doing so that everyone has the ‘ah ha’ moment of understanding. I want you to go away with a solid understanding of what is REALLY going on so that you can begin to craft your own ideas and routines to suit your style and performance.

Meet James Brown

James Brown is a professional magician, pickpocket and hypnotist. He has been performing all over the world for over 25 years and is widely regarded as one of the foremost performers in his field. During this one day workshop James will share with you all the secrets that will help you become a proficient and confident hypnotist. The knowledge and skills you learn on this course will be of great value in all areas of you business and personal life.

Belief is the key to hypnosis... and it's also the key to life!

When, Where and How Much?

Date: Tuesday 18th April 2023

Location: Birmingham UK

Venue: Tristar Hotel - Coventry Rd, Elmdon, Birmingham B26 3QR

What you get: The price includes tea & coffee throughout the day and all the hands on training a group workshop facilitates. NOTE: The maximum number James has ever allowed to one of his one day events is 20!

Cost: £260.00 per person via Paypal or £250 bank transfer

How to book and pa y or for any queries:  CONTACT JAMES at

Provocative thoughts and Frank exchanges

A one off mini seminar with Nick Kemp that takes a deep dive into Frank Farrelly's Provocative Therapy.

Frank Farrelly was a one of a kind therapist.

As the creator of Provocative Therapy, Frank broke new ground. Watching him work is extremely enlightening, there was certainly nothing predictable in how he worked.

Frank got results however unconventional the approach appeared. Perhaps that is why his clients described him in ways such as:

“The kindest, most understanding man I have ever met in my whole life, wrapped up in the biggest son of a bitch I have ever met.”

Frank was fully committed to assisting his clients and wasn't concerned with conforming to some particular therapist stereotype. As he said:

“Throw away your professional dignity in the service of the client”

I love listening to the phrases and stories that Frank told during client sessions. Phrases such as:

“When the pain begins, the learning starts”

“That dog ain’t never gonna hunt…

Provocative Therapy was developed in an inpatient ward as Farrelly, dissatisfied with his effectiveness as a therapist, began to explore new procedures for promoting significant, resilient change in chronic and recalcitrant patients. He worked in this institutional setting for 17 years, continuing to develop and refine his techniques.

Frank was a fascinating character, inside and outside of the therapy room. For example, before creating Provocative Therapy, Frank was a monk in a monastery and he had a keen interest in remote viewing and ran workshops on this subject.

Find Out More About Frank Farrelly and Provocative Therapy

At 6pm on 4th May Nick Kemp is presenting a special live online event Frank Farrelly Provocative Therapy Revealed.

Nick is perfectly placed to be the guide to Frank and Provocative Therapy. Nick's own Provocative Change Works approach was heavily influenced by Frank's work with Provocative Therapy. Nick became a close friend of Frank and when Frank died, Nick inherited his entire archive of notes and recordings and in this workshop Nick will draw on that rich resource to provide a glimpse into how Frank worked.

Nick will be sharing how, and why, Frank developed his Provocative Therapy approach and how these ideas can be incorporated into effective change work.

To the lay person, how Frank works and what he is doing can appear to be confusing and certainly unconventional. Nick will explain what was really going on when Frank worked and how he got great results even with difficult clients.

In a SPECIAL ONE-OFF online event, Nick will be sharing his knowledge of Frank Farrelly and Frank's classic Provocative Therapy.

Nick Kemp the workshop presenter writes:

I spent many years up close studying provocative therapy and working with Frank Farrelly, before he passed on his life’s work to me for safe keeping. I am pleased to be presenting this look at Frank's work and legacy.

This online seminar will include:

  • The story and history of Frank Farrelly
  • The Art of Provocation
  • Nick's personal experience of working and studying with Frank
  • What Frank used in his approach to change but didn't formally teach
  • How the classic Provocative Therapy approach works
  • The influence of provocative therapy on NLP and Frank’s thoughts on Bandler and Grinder

Previous experience not essential.

Today if you are a therapist or health professional who treats any kind of trauma or anxiety based disorders then you should really care about one thing!-Your ability to achieve the best results possible for your clients as quickly, easily and effectively as you can! To find out about the remarkable and extraordinary results you can achieve in healing trauma and anxiety based disorders join Stephen Travers for a free online Introduction to Havening Techniques

This Introduction to Healing Trauma & Anxiety Based Disorders will be presented by Stephen Travers, Director of UK & International Havening and will include a live demonstration of Havening in action.
Please note this free webinar is for therapists & health professionals only

Discover the most unusual but most effective strategy for personal change… ‘THE SWAN’

Take 5 minutes, watch below and find out why Bob Burn’s, ‘The SWAN’ is now actively used by therapists and healers in more than 85 countries around the world…

In this clip, Bob explains what the SWAN is… and how he deals with people when they first arrive for a session. Enjoy…

Want to learn how use the SWAN for you and your clients? SCROLL DOWN…

A Two Day Online Workshop with Bob Burns

Bob’s work is inspirational, experimental and practical – all at the same time – a feat not many people manage. In these packed two days, Bob will share content covering hypnosis, the Swan protocol and some other areas covering the exploration of consciousness that he has not shared very often until recently.

.....Plus a Free Optional Session with Bob exploring the Swan and Lucid Dreaming

Just for anyone who books on the workshop - Bob is offering an optional free session on Wednesday 26th at 7pm UK time (for approximately 90 minutes) on this fascinating topic. This is optional and free and distinct from the weekend workshop -Bob is offering it as a gift to anyone who books on the Swan, Hypnosis and More workshop.

What will be covered in the Swan, Hypnosis and More weekend workshop?

In this content-packed workshop you will learn:

  • The perfect consultation – Bob’s template for each session which he calls the Wall. You will possess the full and complete knowledge of its power, AND be shown how to deliver it in a full consultation
  • The Swan – Bob has developed his unique and effective Swan protocol which is used by therapists across the globe. This is a way of making instant contact with the subconscious in a fully wakened state without hypnosis, as well as being a perfect complement to any hypnosis session. This is an effective technique for change with clients as well as for yourself.

Plus Bob will share:

  • Bob’s formula for handling any given challenge by any member of the public in either the therapy room, street or impromptu situation.
  • A fail-safe way of demonstrating hypnosis in a group setting.
  • Bob’s Smoking Cessation Protocol which has proven to be hugely successful.
  • Doctors referrals. The exact approach and wording that Bob uses to get doctors referrals.
  • Bobs’ colour protocol which he uses when working with sports people and those wanting to improve performance.
  • Pendulum Power. Bob will reveal the real fascinating facts of ‘Chevreul’s Pendulum’ and reveal why different parts (real or imagined) within the subconscious can agree but also argue with each other!
  • Mentalism in Hypnosis – Bob will share some tools and techniques which cross over from mentalism to hypnosis and can be used in the therapy room.
  • Lucid dreaming. Bob will share how he uses Lucid Dreaming techniques and teaches how you can too and why you would want to.
  • The most important therapy questions answered.

Find out more about what will be covered at the workshop:

The Perfect Consultation

The door opens and a stranger walks in…. to be met by another stranger. One is a nervous client, the other a therapist, who can ‘go with the flow’, but that is only because they own and are highly trained in: a process. A magical template which takes them from station to station in an incredible journey whereby the client now possesses no more nerves. Rather in their place is now the knowledge that this is indeed the therapist. This is the one who is about to help them. And not just because this therapist knows exactly what to do and say, but also how to deliver these skills in this… ‘The Perfect Consultation’

And in order to possess The Perfect Consultation one has to know how to break down ‘The Wall’

The Wall is a total and complete description of the consultation Bob Burns has built up in his therapy room in over 40 years. It has been said by many full time therapists around the world that if a new student only learned:

The Bob Burns Wall Template … they could literally walk into a therapy room and begin healing patients (something Bob does NOT advocate!). However, it is taught in such a way by Bob Burns himself that all students will possess the full and complete knowledge of its power, AND be shown how to deliver it in a full consultation. The student will leave with every single word (hard copy) Bob uses and his entire repertoire exactly the way he presents it.

The Swan

A full demonstration will take place of The Swan Process. Bob will reveal how to make instant contact with the subconscious in a full wakened state without any form of hypnosis. He will also revea why The Swan is NOT an Ideo-Motor Response.

Bob will explain and demonstrate every single word, movement and hesitation (and why) of how The Swan should be presented. Students will leave with the hard copy of every ‘little difference that makes the big difference’ with regard to the presentation of the Swan. And yes, this will be workshopped by the students during the 2 days, giving them the knowledge and confidence to deliver this fascinating process for the rest of their lives.

Five Point Rebuttal Formula

Designed by Bob Burns in the 80’s this is a full formula whereby the therapist can handle any given challenge by any member of the public in either the therapy room, street or
impromptu. This ensures the hypnotist will never fear any challenge from any person with regard to their hypnotic skills. Bob will demonstrate this in full so that you will be able to use it thereafter.

Group Presentations

Here the student will be shown how to story-tell, how to test the audience for both imagination and response tests. Students will also be shown how to demonstrate hypnosis (or the power of suggestion) where there can be NO failure. And of course Bob’s now world famous teaching of ‘how to present a simple business card’ in a way the recipient will never forget you!

Smoking Cessation

Bob has never had a desire to charge high monies for his therapy, and yet his fees for Smoking Cessation are among the highest in the UK. This is for a very important reason, which will of course be fully explained. He believes his record in Smoking Cessation can sit with any other therapist anywhere in the world. A full demonstration of The Bob Burns Smoking Cessation protocol will be provided as will a full ‘evidence based’ breakdown of the facts and treatment behind cigarette smoking over the last 20 years.

Doctors Referrals

Bob will explain the method he uses to make contacts with doctors and how to gain referrals (copies of letters will be included).

Colour Protocol

Bob works with some of the finest marksmen, snooker players and golfers in the world (including World Champion and ‘The Open’ winners). Here he will show his complete consultation on exactly what he does with each one.

Pendulum Power

Bob will reveal the real fascinating facts of ‘Chevreul’s Pendulum’, in ways that Cheveul himself probably never considered possible! In this exercise Bob reveals WHY different parts (real or imagined) within the subconscious can agree but also argue with each other! But in the hands of a therapist who understands…. mini miracles can seem possible! This WILL make you giggle! And maybe squirm just a little….

Mentalism in Hypnosis

As a fulltime professional stage hypnotist and mentalist/magician over many years Bob will be revealing several of the very best things that crossover from mentalism to hypnosis, including work he uses in his actual therapy rooms. At the end of this section the students will have that ability and the knowledge in how to present these. This is something you WILL use, again and again and again!

Lucid Dreaming

You spend a third of your lives asleep. And it is in this state where some of your finest work can be done. Bob has been a Lucid Dreamer for most of his life and in this workshop Bob will speak about what he does.

The most Important Therapy Questions Answered

Bob will also honestly answer what he considers to be 6 of the most important questions any therapist could ask, and needs to know!:

Do I NEED to talk to the Subconscious
If I fix them will they stay fixed
Do they need to be in hypnosis for me to help them
Do scripts work (one of the biggest arguments in hypnotherapy)
Do I need to do phenomena in the therapy room
Is it true that a somnambulists (someone who enters hypnosis easily) gets fixed better than a non-somnambulist