Seminar Reviews

Jørgen's Provocative Hypnosis course was THE most powerful course I have ever attended. Jørgen is a world class trainer. During the 2 days I was able to break negative patterns and behaviour I had carried out for years. Jorgen's techniques when dealing with clients have helped gain me a new work contract within a week of completing his course. I would highly recommend this course to any individual who wants to develop personally and professionally.

Michelle Lazenby.


I was privileged to be a student attending the Provocative Hypnosis Course arranged by UMAMI and presented by Jorgen Rasmussen on 15th &16th June 2009 .Prior to the course UMAMI set up a website accessed by the students to network and ask questions as they arose, the website was supported by Wayne and John, who managed it and answered our questions promptly and generated discussions within the group, and continue to do so. When I read the excerpt from Jorgen’s book posted on the site, it struck fear to my core, as his interventions appeared so radical, it was far out my comfort zone, and I was apprehensive to what I would be exposed to, and felt quite nervous on that first morning, and I discovered on talking to fellow students I was not alone in that state. However, as the two days unfolded my fears were alleviated, as Jorgen explained his reasons for his radical approach and demonstrated his wizardry. Even though English is not his first language, his narrative was totally spell binding and I hung on his every word, Pure GENIEUS! I cannot fault the two days, only to say it wasn’t long enough, the venue, organisation, the course literature and the amazing support given by Wayne and John ,who are UMAMI, was and still continues to be outstanding. Thank you very much, I look forward to attending my next course with UMAMI.

Ann Douglas.


“Look at Google and you’ll see that Hypnosis and NLP courses are now a dime a dozen. From my personal experience and the experiences of my students and clients, what gets taught on one course is usually little different to the next. I’ve recently found one big exception to this statement and it’s called, ‘Provocative Hypnosis’; the most exciting, effective and boundary pushing training that I have ever taken part in. More importantly to me, the teacher, ‘Jorgen Rasmussen’, is a man who has earned the right to call himself a master of his trade, not by reading books and attending other peoples seminars (though he clearly has read and attended more than most), but by working with a vast range of clients, many presenting him with a range of symptoms and challenges that most change agents would run a mile from! Since attending PH, I’ve used Jorgen’s unique patterns and methods with a number of clients. The results have each time shown an immediate and obvious shift in state. More importantly, (a month or so later) my clients continue to benefit form more choices in a number of previously limiting contexts. I know personally that John Grinder rates Jorgen as one of the finest change agents in the world. Based on my four days with him, I have to wonder who on earth the competition could be?”

Mike Weeks


Provocative hypnosis – if you come to this training expecting to worship at the altar of Bandler, Grinder, McKenna, James or Rasmussen you are in the wrong place! Guru’s are neither recognised nor welcomed and the religious fanaticism which pervades much of the world of NLP and hypnosis is debunked very early on. Handy hint number one…leave your guru and altar at home! The simplicity and directness of Jorgen’s approach is astonishing, learning to easily lead even the most sceptical into deep hypnosis with the intention of creating lasting change within minute is breathtaking. Handy hint number two KISS – keep it simple stupid! Jorgen’s approach is straightforward – dirt level honesty, being wholly present in the encounter, a willingness to fully commit to do whatever it takes to get the outcome with integrity, passion respect and heart. He walks the talk and as a result both demands and draws that same commitment from participants so back seat observers can easily become fully engaged. Handy hint number three No bullshitting! The provocation is full on…sometimes surprising, occasionally shocking, powerful, intense and evoking strong emotions which are so often the precursor to deep and lasting change. However, be under no illusions this is no dark foreboding experience – the training is playfully serious and seriously playful with laughter and fun playing a major part in the process. Handy hint number four keep a packet of Kleenex handy and make sure you don’t have a full bladder! The balance of case histories, exercises, planned demonstrations and those which spontaneously arose, together with open question and answer sessions ensure boredom is not an option with the group constantly captivated, provoked entranced challenged and energised. The open supportive learning environment proved ideal for safe experimentation and mistake making which proved a great recipe for shared learning. This training is intensely practical and grounded to be used immediately and not left on the shelf or in the toolbox. Handy hint number five dive right in and give it your best shot! Although Jorgen may have what he describes as his “Favourite format” he is no one trick pony and I have rarely heard someone adopt such a flexible and eclectic approach with no respect for labels boundaries dogma or tradition. NLP, hypnosis, developmental psychology, mindfulness and so much more mixed shaken and stirred to produce a heady cocktail which gets to the parts others may not reach! Handy hint number six be willing to become less certain of your certainties and realise the more you know the more you don’t know! For my part, I met some great people, laughed a lot, cried a bit, was offended, confused, intrigued, deeply moved and excited, discovered some personal limitations, learned so much and have been provoked to find new choices both working with clients and also in my own life journey with some new twists and turns emerging which I will fully explore. So was it worth the investment of time money and energy? Hell yes!

Jill Collins, NLP Trainer


Last week I attended a 4 day intensive training with Jorgen Rasmussen, author of the book ‘Provocative Hypnosis’ organised by Wayne marsh (UmamiUK) in Doncaster. Jorgen’s book openly details his direct and often controversial approach to change-work with clients. After reading it, I admit that I was mildly apprehensive before attending the training. I would not have been surprised if Jorgen had turned out to be nothing more than an impatient bully. I found this could not be more wrong. What I experienced was beyond my expectations. I have spent 20 years working in education with children, teenagers, families and teachers, and I now run my own as an NLP Trainer. In all this time, these were 4 days of the best and most productive days of my career. I found the course to be remarkably insightful. Jorgen had a great depth of knowledge and understanding as to how best to help clients. Rather than an impatient bully, I experienced Jorgen to be a compassionate person, who – in the name of achieving results for a client – is willing to put aside his own ego, and be very effective at cutting through other people’s stories and B.S. Jorgen’s commitment to helping others, for me, was typified when just prior to the start of the course all European airports were closed (volcanic ash from Iceland was playing havoc with atmosphere). Instead of postponing and rescheduling the course, which would have been understandable, Jorgen drove from Norway, through Europe to Doncaster in the UK. This would not be an easy journey. On personal and professional levels, I gained tremendously from the 4 days training. Jorgen’s willingness to share his knowledge and experiences reaffirmed many approaches of my own and critically, gave me many useful new ones for working with clients ….. and a new perspective on how to conduct my own self! I was impressed by Jorgen’s congruence with his own approach and his “dirt level honesty” with the group. This, I considered to be a Model of Excellence and one worth patterning. The discomfort I experienced as I looked at aspects of my own self was a necessary and worthy revelation. It was, and is, being utilised for the better. Since first reading ‘Provocative Hypnosis’ and attending the training, I have appraised my own approaches and changed many things. My ‘back-pocket’ (as John Grinder calls it!) now has many more tools. Most importantly for me, by modelling Jorgen’s approach, it has enabled me to knit the tools together into a much more fluid, flexible and effective approach. My success levels with clients have improved, the time taken to achieve these has diminished and I now have a greater sense of purpose and clarity in my work than I did previously. I highly recommend Jorgen’s book ‘Provocative Hypnosis’. It is a fascinating read which will take you from laughing to squirming. It widen your eyes in wonder at a real balls-out approach to change-work with clients. It will also make you stop. It will then force your hand to reconsider many things. More than his book if you get the chance to meet the man, or attend a training he is delivering …..DO IT! You will be blown away and inspired. I was, I am and I look forward to continually being.

John Phelan, NLP Trainer, Echelon NLP


My Overall experience is that this course has shifted so many of my own assumptions, personally and those that relate to my coaching (now training!). I have come to realise that I deserve to enjoy my work to the maximum, and for a client to get the most out of what I do, they need to commit to it, rather than me just commiting to them. The element of people pleaser in me has taken a major blow – thankfully. It has given me the the kind of motivation to go out and play with this sutff, so that if someone offered me some arm bands to walk gently into the water, I would throw them down, run towards the deep end and ‘just jump right in’. That is gold. Jorgen successfully gave me two gifts – one of information and content (ooh, did I just use that word?!), and the other is that this is useless on its own, it is up to me to do it/use it and abuse it. Many other courses I have been on give good information, but this gives you an active hanger to hang it on. And I was so pissed off! Because this was such a wild and impactful course, that I knew I would have to rewrite my website and coaching material. But that my work would move to new levels, and more specifically, my enjoyment of this kind of work would also increase. Jorgen’s experience as a forward thinking, experimental trainer, was conveyed in a way that I felt I was getting access to secrets that few people knew. The clients that I used to dread walking through my office door, I now look forward to, as an opportunity to play with this stuff. Jorgen invites you to throw off your arm bands and jump right in! This course gives you the skills to float.

Bean Sopwith – The Body Alchemist


I have just completely an amazing 4 day course with Joergen Rasmussen through Unami UK. Joergen was pretty much faultless in his delivery of a fantastic learning experience. There was a great balance between him actually teaching his techniques and us learning through having the experience of being hypnotised and working on our own issues. I feel like my whole way of doing business and living life has been thoroughly challenged and I am in the process of rediscovering and redesigning my beliefs and assumptions. Anyone lucky enough to work with Joergen is in for a rare treat. As well as being super talented, he is seriously funny and likable. I thoroughly (and unreservedly) recommend him to anyone interested in improving their life or their business.

Katie Beckett, Business Consultant and Trainer, MyElement Training


When I purchased Provocative Hypnosis I honestly never, ever expected I would even meet the guy let alone be lucky enough to train with him. This training was the final piece of my first real jigsaw. My lineage of training has been so perfect, just perfect. I am proud that I have demonstrated choice par excellence in my trainings so far. The training answered loads and loads for me. Questions I had but didn’t quite consciously know were there but constantly thinking Aah! This is perfectly what I was consciously (e.g commitment) and mostly unconsciously looking for. A huge learning I soaked up was the intense sense of professionalism from Jorgan. Its real professionalism I can utilise instead of just using daft stories to bash other professions ala Mr Bandler which I think can be taken in the wrong way by many. I have a strong sense of professionalism for teaching but always felt I didn’t have it yet for changework – it wasn’t transfering like I thought it would but thinking about it they are two different professions!! I always had a feeling I was kinda bumbling about in the dark trying to be professional but I have a torch now… Jorgen Rasmussens deep appreciation of NLP means he can turn to whatever it takes to get the change and this can often lead him outside of the field of NLP itself. I barely even heard the term mentioned it just wasn’t necessary. For someone with a Psychology background while I’m not surprised I boxed myself in to “NLP” I am glad I have experienced someone who appears to be unifying fields with finesse bringing much needed pioneering work to a field that was and I emphasise was going stale. Rasmussen is doing for Grinder what Grinder did for Bateson. Rasmussen is doing for Grinder what Grinder did for Bandler. All genius’ in there own right working together with there own invaluable unique skills to create something magical.

Alistair Donnel


Just had to post that have achieved my own challenge to utilise all the learnings from last week by using the rapid induction and emotion release with a client just now. Blumin fantastic. Also want to say thanks to everyone last week and especially to Jorgen for sharing his knowledge and expertise. It is already making such a difference with clients I am seeing. My head is still spinning though !

Colette Boyden (Nurse)