Rapid Transformational Therapy, or RTT, is a hybrid form of hypnotherapy developed by Marisa Peer, an internationally-recognized therapist with 30 years of experience. RTT Therapy combines the most beneficial aspects of hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT).
As a certified Emotional Intelligence Life Coach with nearly 20 years of experience using hypnosis, my own experience with RTT hypnotherapy led me to the realization that RTT is the most effective hypnotherapy program available today. Because of my own powerful experience, seven years ago, I traveled to the Imperial College in London to train personally with Marisa Peer and was proud to become one of the first RTT Therapists in the world. Today, I use RTT as one of many powerful tools in my coaching practice.
Over the past 7 years, however, experience has taught me that RTT or really any hypnosis program is not effective as a standalone tool for deep-rooted issues such as anxiety and depression, trauma, relationship issues, and behavioral problems. For long-standing serious issues, the best outcomes occur when RTT is combined with Brain-Science and Emotional Intelligence-based tools and techniques.
Many people ask me what makes RTT so special and what the differences are between traditional talk therapy and RTT Therapy.
These are the 3 key differences between traditional therapy and RTT:
1. RTT focuses on the subconscious mind instead of the conscious mind
Traditional therapy uses techniques that focus on the patient’s conscious mind, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), while RTT Therapy utilizes hypnotherapy to access the patient’s subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind contains your memories, thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and interpretations of past experiences that influence your everyday behavior. The thoughts and beliefs we have on a regular basis create the stories we tell ourselves everyday, which have a major impact on our behavior. Many of those stories and beliefs are limiting, rooted in fear, and negatively influence us everyday, whether we are aware of it or not. In fact, most people aren’t aware of what deeply held beliefs they are living with and just how much their lives are affected by those beliefs.
RTT is such a powerful tool because it allows the client and I to dig deep into their subconscious thoughts, gain awareness of, and understand the root cause/s of the issue/s they are struggling with. Although this may sound intimidating, the client is in full control of what they say and do throughout the entire hypnosis session. They cannot be made to say or do anything they do not want to.
As I often say, you cannot do something about something you aren’t aware of. RTT helps make you aware of your deeply held thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations of past experiences so you can understand why you are struggling, make connections to your current behaviors, and create new habits and behaviors that are positive and productive.
2. RTT + Coaching gives you the tools, techniques, and strategies needed for sustainable change
Traditional talk therapy mostly consists of the patient explaining their story and what they are struggling with and the therapist listening and offering advice. In most cases, the patient is not provided with the tools, techniques, and strategies that they can apply to their lives after therapy ends.
Throughout the RTT + Coaching engagement, I provide the client with my easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, tools, techniques, and solutions, based in Brain Science, Emotional Intelligence, the Science of Well-Being, and the Psychology of Happiness, that they can apply to their lives outside of our work together and move forward on their own. Once the tools and techniques are applied and have become part of the client’s life, they reach a point where they don't feel like they need coaching anymore. Add RTT to the mix, and it is the ideal combination of strategies and solutions that provide rapid, sustainable, change.
3. RTT is designed to provide rapid results
Unlike traditional talk therapy, RTT Therapy is designed to produce rapid results. Traditional therapy is often a long, on-going process that involves retelling your story and can go on for months to years. Because it focuses on the conscious mind, the root cause of the issue is sometimes never uncovered.
While traditional therapy is the solution for some people, it is not the solution for everyone, every time. In fact, 75% of my clients were either in therapy or had been in therapy at some point and did not get the results they needed when they came to me.
When I use RTT Therapy as a powerful tool in my coaching, the client and I are able to directly access the information needed to understand what is causing them to struggle and how they can overcome it. Because of this, many of my clients have experienced rapid, long-term change after only 8 sessions. Other clients with a variety of issues or issues that are more deep-seated find that another 8 sessions is most beneficial for them, but can then proceed to move forward with their lives.
Both RTT hypnotherapy and traditional therapy require a developed relationship and a trusted connection that helps the client to feel safe and comfortable, that supports the willingness to be vulnerable, and assists the client to do the work necessary to overcome challenges and reach their personal goals.