Coming from my own personal search of finding a way of making change stick, made me realise if this could help me in one session, what else could it do? After training in the technique I began incorporating it into my work.
Stress Increases When Managing Insecurities
I found clients who hold down responsible, senior roles, still felt inadequate in some way. Often they manage their lives to cover for this, but deep inside they have feelings of inadequacies. Sabotaging themselves and their happiness by not addressing their inner fears and anxieties. Lack of confidence is common even in high performing clients.
This presents itself in the following ways:
- An inability to speak in public
- An inability to go for a promotion
- Never quite reaching their goals
- Or just the feeling of ‘I am not good enough’.
We have gone about our day to day lives with fears and insecurities buried deep in our subconscious. We then live from these beliefs, ideas, and react to our day to day world with these habits that are not serving us. For 20, 30, even 50 years we have reacted in a certain manner and never known why.
How are these beliefs, ideas and habits formed?
It could be something small that happened when we were young. Usually before the age of about 7. It may have been a curt remark from an insensitive parent or teacher. The mind snapshots this, and we make a decision about ourselves. It becomes either a belief, idea or habit. It becomes unconscious, and then we act from that.
In one instance a woman came to see me, who was a trader, and she had lost her nerve in making trades. During the session it became apparent early in her life she learnt life was not meant to be fun, it was meant to be hard work. You were meant to study and work hard.
She remembered a time in her exams where she found everything so hard and difficult and this embedded in her a feeling of inadequacy. She felt she needed to do things for herself and felt that she wasn’t doing things good enough if she found them hard. If she got something wrong then she was not good enough or inadequate. What she didn’t realise was it was okay to make mistake and it didn’t mean she was a failure; she could learn from it and move on.
During the session, when she went back to this time, the understanding of why she was like this, it made her realise she was good enough. You didn’t need perfection to be confident and do a good job.
The next day she went back trading. And she was better than ever. She had a greater view of what she was doing because she stopped getting in the way of herself. Others even remarked about her calmness when trades were difficult, but each time she made the right decision.
And things will only get better…as the song goes.
Rapid Transformational Therapy
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients: the use of trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. However, RTT goes beyond, diagnosing what works with real clients in real sessions to build a new therapeutic approach.
We know that clients are time starved and come to us in pain, both physical or emotional. They want rapid results. So the first difference with RTT is it aims to deliver permanent change in a single 90-minute session. Although some clients and some issues will need up to 3 sessions.
It is a method that truly empowers clients. RTT draws out ‘unfinished business’, meaning it is a technique for addressing the trauma that clients have been holding onto for many years.
The client is involved with the therapist in uncovering the meaning and interpretation of events and then changing them. This leads to permanent powerful change because RTT enables the mind to tell the body what to do (such as heal itself, turn fear into excitement etc). It can tell the body how to react and how to feel and it can alter and improve the messages the body sends to the mind.