frequently asked questions
what IS RAPID TRANSFORMATIONAL THERAPY?
Rapid Transformational Therapy is therapy under hypnosis, it combines the best features of Hypnotherapy, NLP, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to create a life changing therapy which is designed to give you a powerful breakthrough and create substantial change in your life.
what does RTT feel like?
RTT uses trance - more on that below. The experience feels different for different people. Some people feel a floating sensation, some do not. Others may feel sleepy, some do not. Most people feel relaxed and at ease. What’s important to know is that how you feel is not an indicator of how effective it is. Regardless of what it feels like - it’s working.
How does rtt work?
Hypnosis is science and works by creating a burst of brain waves that are the same as when you are in REM and that allows you to access the subconscious mind.
How deep do I need to go?
You don’t need to worry about how deep you go. The depth of trance is not linked to results at all, just know that accessing your subconscious and reprogramming it is highly effective.
When will I start to see change?
There are 3 types of change from Rapid Transformational Therapy, every person's experience is different. Some change is immediate, some is incremental and some change you only notice when you look back over time. The depth and extent of the change you experience from Rapid Transformational Therapy is up to you and relies on you listening to the recording I give you to help integrate the change.
9. What if I need or want another session?
Rapid Transformational Therapy is designed to give you a powerful breakthrough and create substantial changes in your life. Some clients may need more than one RTT session on an issue, depending on how deep the issue is it can take up to 3 sessions to unpack it.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is therapy under hypnosis. During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state, and the unconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestions. ypnotherapy is a safe and effective way to directly access the power of the unconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy creates unconscious change to address something that you have not been able to change on your own. Our imagination, emotions, memories, automatic responses, habits and our most deeply held beliefs reside within the unconscious mind. It is the unconscious mind that we must access to make a lasting, positive change in our lives. Hypnosis allows us to access the unconscious mind and create change by introducing new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
WHAT IS NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming which encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.
The neurological system regulates how our bodies function.
Language determines how we interact and communicate with other people.
Our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create.
NLP claims there is a connection between neurological processes, language and behavioural patterns learned through experience and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.
NLP methodology can "model" the skills of exceptional people, allowing anyone to acquire those skills.
NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, tic disorders, psychosomatic illnesses, near-sightedness, allergy, common cold, and learning disorders.
WHAT IS A TRANCE?
Trance is the name given to any state of mind where you have a narrow focus of attention wo the conscious mind is switched off and the unconscious mind is open to suggestions. You may have experienced an involuntary trance in everyday life, a state where you are so engrossed in a conversation that you do not notice time pass or you drove a well-known road without being aware of getting from point a to b.
While in a trance, the conscious or rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed, making the unconscious part, which influences mental and physical functions, open to therapy, allowing us to introduce new, more helpful beliefs or suggestions that are aligned to the direction that you have chosen for yourself.
WHAT IS A HYPNOTIC TRANCE?
Hypnotic trance is a trance which is induced by hypnosis, allowing us to access your unconscious mind. A hypnotic trance is a deep relaxation of the nervous system, it may feel familiar to other moments in your life where you were completely absorbed, lost in thought or meditating.
When you are in a trance you will notice some physical changes you will feel relaxed, your breathing will slow down and your heartbeat will become slower. You will be more open to the suggestions that I provide to you if you feel safe to act on them, for example lifting your finger on my request or other suggestions that we agree together that align to the goal that you want to achieve. While in this state, you and you may lose track of time or you may not even be able to recall the experience at all.
You always remain in full control and can come out of the trance at any time. Once you are in a trance you can refuse to follow hypnotic suggestions or choose to break the trance if you feel uncomfortable. A trance state is not the same as being asleep but some clients may find they do not recall the work we do together when they return from the trance.
There are almost no after effects or negative side effects from being a trance, if anything you may return more refreshed and relaxed than before the trance.
HOW LONG IS A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
A session usually takes about 1 – 2 hours. It really depends on how many issues you need to deal with as to how long the session will be and how many you need.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Contact me for the fees that apply. If you book and pay for a fixed number of sessions in advance I will give you a reduction in fees.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
Hypnotherapy is a partnership where we work together using a hypnotic “trance” to bring about positive change.
When we first meet we will discuss your history, your goals and intentions, any concerns that you may have about hypnotherapy and any reasons why we may not be suited to working together.
We focus on understanding what it is that you want to transform about yourself and we decide on a course of action which uses hypnotherapy at its core to help you to achieve change.
Once you are comfortable, I will assist you into a state of relaxation called a trance. There are a few different methods by which we can induce trance, the aim is for you to be comfortable. As part of this trance we will ensure that you are deeply relaxed and therefore open to suggestions that I will provide to you. These suggestions will be based on what we have discussed.
After the suggestions are complete I will disengage you from the trance and bring you back to a conscious state.
WHO CAN BE HYPNOTISED?
Most people can be successfully hypnotised. Children are great candidates for hypnotherapy. Children need to be accompanies by a suitable chaperone.
WHERE IS THE HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION HELD?
The session is carried out at my consulting room in Orange, or in Sydney, by special arrangement. I also do sessions over Skype or Zoom for those who live overseas or in remote locations.
WHAT CAN HYPNOTHERAPY BE USED FOR?
- Releasing and managing stress, anxiety, panic or depression
Learning or increasing relaxation
Controlling pain of all kinds – learning self-hypnosis is a large part of this
Giving up habits like smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling, nail biting, grinding teeth etc
Weight changes – slimming, increasing or body shaping
Overcoming sleep difficulties or insomnia
Overcoming fears and phobias like heights, elevators, water, needles, insects etc
Developing self-esteem and / or self-confidence
Changing unwanted repeated behavioural patterns
Memory improvement & concentration (including exam preparation)
Expressing, releasing and managing emotions such as anger
Healing physical, mental or sexual abuse
Grieving and loss
Healing past traumas or hurts
Improving physical health
Pre / Post surgical and dental procedures
Obstetrics preparation and training
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING AFTER THE SESSION?
To support your change, I may ask you to make some notes or to notice certain states of being for us to discuss at our next meeting. We can use this information to expand on the work we have already done and to continue to support you in the change.
I will also give you a recording pf our session to take away so you can listen to it and reinforce the work we have done together.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I LISTEN TO THE RECORDING?
Please listen to the recording once a day for at least three weeks. Try to make time each day to listen, and you’ll create the opportunity for my messages to get to work in your mind
WHY SHOULD I TRY HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is effective, powerful and it works. It works faster than other modes of therapy as it deals with the subconscious mind. There is also an evidence base for the efficacy of hypnotherapy.