The Psychological Illusion Model and Learn How You Can Fire Yourself From Your Second Job! with Jørgen Rasmussen

Learn how to help your clients 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.


In this workshop you will learn:

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

Jørgen is excited to be teaching his approach to change as it is transferable to other therapeutic  and change contexts and can be learned and used right away. 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 hypnosis and change work.  He also shares his discovery about how many therapists can become more effective by getting out of their own way.

“The stand-out lecture for me was that of Jørgen Rasmussen. He shared some of his unique techniques and latest ideas coloured by insights from years of meditation. I clapped, nodded and every now and again tried in vain to hold the two sides of my head together as one. This was a dance with the unchanging, a trip into timelessness and one that I believe is going to rip through the industry and therapy as a whole in the years ahead”.
-Anthony Jacquin (commenting on Jorgen’s presentation at the 2017 UK Hypnosis Convention)

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  change work and hypnosis 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.”


Fire Yourself From Your Second Job!

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’.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Any agent of change or therapist, new or experienced, who wants to add some exciting and effective new approaches and new thinking about the change work that they do.
  • Those who want to learn how to identify the ‘psychological illusions’ which their clients have and how to assist clients in penetrating the illusions and making lasting change
  • Anyone who wants help to bridge the gap more effectively between the training and real world client situations
  • Any change agent or therapist who wants to enhance their mindset in order to do more effective therapy in any modality

There are no formal prerequisites for attending the training.

What is the Format of Workshop?

The workshop will consist of a mixture of teaching, demonstration and practical exercises to enable you to fully witness and experience what is being taught.  This will include: thought experiments, games, stories and hypnotic phenomena to understand the psychological illusion that can lead to needless suffering.  The workshop will include many live demonstrations to show how Jørgen uses these approaches in practice.

Who is Jorgen Rasmussen?

Jørgen has worked professionally as an agent of change for over twenty 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 eight years, Jørgen has been running what he describes as an ‘impossibles practice’.  What he will teach in this workshop demonstrates how he has subsequently refined and simplified his approach over the intervening years, so that it is simpler and more effective and more transferable to other contexts.

Jørgen’s work draws on a number of influences including: hypnosis, NLP, meditation and eastern and western approaches to psychology.  He is also an experienced self defence instructor

Where is the training taking place?

The workshop will take place in Birmingham City Centre.  Being in the heart of England, Birmingham benefits from excellent transport routes and is easily accessible from within the UK. The main railway station, Birmingham New Street is just three minutes walk from the hotel and Birmingham International Airport is just one stop on the train making this an excellent location for both UK residents and international attendees.

Your investment

The current cost of the workshop is £325.


Learn how to help your clients to see through the Psychological Illusion and overcome anxiety, depression chronic pain and trauma. Discover Jørgen’s methods of effective therapeutic change and how to become a more effective agent of change.

Dates: 15th and 16th September 2018

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