RTT Self Help

ASSISTANCE FOR THE TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS

Beliefs formed during childhood either enhance or limit our lives. Please understand that as an adult we can choose to change any belief at any time. Rapid Transformational Therapy is a phenomenally effective intervention to assist with the process.

We are all created as perfect souls. Once conceived, we begin energetically absorbing the beliefs of people around us. All the experiences and related emotions and beliefs are stored in the subconscious until the individual accesses the memory, releases the emotions and changes the meaning/belief.

Rapid Transformational Therapy enables the client to access very early memories and attain maximum change whilst under hypnosis. Hypnosis engages the alpha brain wave state which is also referred to as deep relaxation. The process of hypnosis by-passes the chattery conscious mind and enables the client to access the subconscious mind where the memories, emotions and beliefs are stored.

Rapid Transformational Therapists work closely with the client to investigate what happened, interrupt the self-limiting belief, eradicate it and install new self-affirming beliefs by reprograming and rewiring the mind over the next 21 days. Without RTT, we may make conscious choices to change our lives, but this frequently ends up being exhausting and short term. With RTT, when the change happens at the subconscious/soul level we are freed from our past and energy can be spent on enjoying life not trying to make it enjoyable. Our actions become effortless and we become energised.

What does the Rapid Transformational Therapy process entail?

  1. A preliminary 10-15 minute chat to outline the RTT process and benefits.
  2. Intake Session – approx. 10 minutes – identify primary issue, gather background information.
  3. RTT session – approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours – hypnotherapy includes a personalised recording.
  4. A commitment to listen to a 15-20 minute personalised audio, at least once daily for 21 days, optionally ongoing as needed.
  5. Phone and email availability throughout the 21 days during business hours and a scheduled follow up contact at 21 days.

***Please note during hypnosis the client is in control of themselves at all times. They can stop the session, talk and or move, whenever they want to. It is a similar state to day-dreaming. ***

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As an adult, we are affected by the meanings attached to events, not the events themselves. The focus of our sessions is to change the meanings of the events, so you are no longer affected and limited by them. This process can bring up memories and suppressed emotions outside of the RTT session. Therefore, it is important to engage in physical and emotional self-care. This will enable development of resilience and capacity as part of the Rapid Transformational Therapy process. This booklet includes information about:

  1. STRESS – physiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuroplasticity
  • Effective self-care – body awareness mindfulness
  • Capacity building strategies

Please note breath-work, water and protein dilute stress chemicals as well as improve health. Always have filtered water with you and stay hydrated, 2-3 litres/day.

STRESS

Most of the time we don’t even know the stress we feel is caused by fear and grief – we are more likely in denial, suppressing our emotions. Interestingly, frustration and anger and other psychological and bodily responses cap fear/grief as a protection mechanism i.e. if our fear/grief is triggered we react in an angry way – fight; or we run/escape – flight; or blank out/can’t move – freeze; collapse/have no energy – flop; or seek safety by merging wishes, needs and demands of others – fawn.

PHYSIOLOGY

Fear response – a natural part of our basic functioning. It works automatically and with practice it is possible to reduce the effects i.e., the levels of chemicals released and subsequent mental, emotional, physical and behavioural responses. Fear happens in response to an experience, then it is frequently triggered by other related experiences, compounding the responses … or on the upside – the scenario can activate a desire to reduce and eliminate the illogical responses. We can be inspired to change.

We can train our minds to respond logically and … be present and aware. This enables us to see, feel and hear more, to maximise our safety and enjoyment of life.

Neuroanatomy Neurophysiology

Knowing more about your mind enables a self-directed proactive approach to the transformation.

Amygdala – this survival organ, located in the brain, is activated during stress, releasing of cortisol and adrenaline to enable fight, flight, freeze. When this occurs extensively the system can go into what is referred to hypervigilance. The Amygdala strengthens its responses, both in intensity and duration, if the thoughts are regular and become intrusive.

Hippocampus – this important organ, also located in the brain, shuts down stress by activating the reduction of cortisol in the system and the release of dopamine, serotonin and other immune enhancing chemicals. However, the hippocampus is broken down by cortisol. You can strengthen the Hippocampus by engaging daily in 1) quiet time i.e. meditation, circular breathing, 2 hours of daily mindfulness; 2) safe comforting touch and movement – hugging and rocking yourself; and 3) gentle exercise.  Engaging regularly in the capacity building measures outlined on the last page strengthens the Hippocampus.

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Neuroplasticity

The brain has the capacity to rewire, reprogram and establish new pathways with practise. Recurring, intrusive negative thoughts lay down pathways that can turn into neural “highways” in the brain. This is totally reversible. Catching the self-limiting thoughts and immediately interjecting with positive, affirming statements can destroy the dark, damaging “highways” and lay down brilliant new paths that soon turn into “highways rolling through stunning countryside”. Rapid Transformational Therapy significantly speeds up this process.

SELF-CARE STRATEGIES

The following strategies are recommended to assist with your transformation. You are encouraged to use them now and into the future until they are no longer required. The more you use them, the more balanced your responses become.

NURTURING SELF

Make yourself comfortable in a safe, peaceful room, wrap self in blanket and rock self while repeating I am safe, I am …years old, I am strong, I am powerful, I am beautiful,  I have everything I need inside of me, this too will pass etc. Very important to engage circular breath work and mindfulness when using this strategy. Allow grief to come through. Emotions need to be released but the nervous system needs to be settled to work through this.

BREATH WORK 

Conscious breath work interrupts the fear response/physiology. This is the easiest and most important strategy to practise and implement during the transformative process. It rapidly takes you from flight, fright and freeze to rest and digest.

Circular Breathing/Box Breathing has brilliant effects – breath in 2, 3, 4, hold 2, 3, 4, breath out 2, 3, 4, hold 2,3,4. Repeat 10 times, 2-3 times a day and when needed.

Abdominal Breath work – inhale whilst expanding the abdomen, exhale whilst retracting the abdomen. Become aware and focus on the movement of the abdomen. Place hands on stomach if need be. Do 10 deep breathes 2-3 times a day.

BODY-AWARENESS MINDFULNESS

Each day practise sitting for at least 2-3 minutes and focus your attention on your abdomen. If thoughts come, let them go and return your attention to your abdomen and feel emotions that arise. If you sit and practise 4- 5 times a day, each day for at least 21 days, your system will override the intrusive thoughts, increase self-perceived safety and allow deeper feelings to emerge and be released. The longer you can sit and focus attention on your abdomen the greater the outcome.

Allow emotions to safely emerge. Numbness and denial cap anger which caps fear which caps terror which caps grief, all stemming back to a lack of love experienced during a childhood experience. Anger is natural: if you find this arising, I recommend ensuring you are in a safe place and shout into a pillow, hit a mattress, pillows or a punching bag and or write emotionally in a journal. Don’t be surprised if expletives and intense responses emerge, even towards those you love. You may need to stomp your feet and have your own private tantrum. This is a natural part of the transformative process. Remember, everything is under your control. You will choose to keep yourself and others safe by projecting the emotions into inanimate soft objects away from others.

If you are practising the body awareness mindfulness, listening to the audio and/or practising meditation regularly, you will find that frustrations and anger passes quickly, deep seated grief may come through. Allow the emotion to move through you – e-motion = energy in motion. Let it go. At the end of releasing grief, you may experience clarity and or exhaustion. Wrapping yourself in a blanket, hugging and rocking yourself on the edge of the bed/chair is very supportive and therapeutic.

With regular practise you will be able to notice the emotion rising and be able to say the word “change” and or “That’s not me!” then be the person you want to be. Remind yourself that you are transforming, and your life is changing for the better.

CAPACITY BUILDING

The following simple techniques assist in developing resilience and capacity to deal with life’s unexpected challenges. At times you will need to be firm but gentle in these self-directed activities. Always remember to “Be Loving” to yourself. You are worth it.

I am Safe

When you are feeling anxious, ask yourself “Is there a lion or anything scary in the room?” answer out loud, “No, I am safe?”

Cognitive retraining and emotional regulation

Alternate tapping between your eyes with your first 2 digits. Activates the cognitive system and regulates the emotional response. Good to do when engaging in a stressful task.

Brain training

Regularly use non dominant hand for tasks. Engage in unfamiliar, interesting, simple, enjoyable tasks.

When you are out for a walk you can practise switching your focus from the visuals i.e. trees, plants, people, etc. to your feet and so on. Switching the awareness will assist in improving your grounded state of consciousness.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE MEASURES – recommendations

Aim for 8 hours sleep, 2 hours of quiet time each day, implement a healthy diet, hydrate with 2-4 litres filtered water, exercise regularly (non-adrenalized exercise such as walking, cycling and gentle yoga and 20 minutes cardio vascular exercises as desired), avoid unhealthy habits such as alcohol, smoking, gambling and other addictive activities, socialize with positive, sincere supportive individuals who love you, spend time outside, preferably in nature with your shoes off. Seek assistance when needed, release emotions with those who have the capacity to provide loving support.

Your desire for a happy, healthy, love-filled life will attract all of this and more. The strategies will become effortless and a natural part of your love-filled healthy life. Freeing yourself from the past will free your children from intergenerational trauma. This process of empowerment is transforming your life and many others.

ASSISTANCE FOR THE TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS

Now your limiting self-belief is realised, the healing has begun. You are understanding that the child you were is not who you are now. The person you are now has phenomenal coping strategies to deal with anything life brings. You understand that you always have been and always will be totally loveable.

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Acknowledgement:

Marisa Peer: We both have been trained by Marisa Peer and her team. Marisa is a world renown psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy.

Special thanks to the author “Marion Seath @TransformYourLife71” would be appreciated on any copies of this material.

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