RTT achieves rapid and lasting results by rewiring the neural pathways of the brain, enabling your mind to give new, empowering messages to your body. This style of hypnotherapy allows you to quickly let go of unwanted behaviours or negative patterns and replace them with positive traits and habits.
The wonderful thing about RTT is that it is a therapy designed to enhance and effect changes in our neural circuits (neural pathways). RTT does this by working at a deep subconscious level, rather than a conscious level.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go into. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, or watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.
When used in therapy it is just like feeling very relaxed and talking to me with your eyes closed.
I think of it like google. Everything we have ever seen, done or heard is stored in there. Using hypnosis, we can search the subconscious mind, just like a google search, to find the root cause and reason why you have the problems, issues or symptoms you have.
Your conscious mind may know, for example, that you should quit that unhealthy habit, eat less or exercise more often, but this conscious willpower can only guide you so far if the subconscious is holding onto a reason why you need the habit or excess weight. So it is the subconscious that needs an update or upgrade, just like we update our computers, phones and even our watches, because it is your subconscious beliefs that sabotage your conscious efforts.
Each time you experience distress, trauma, or a highly emotive negative experience your brain imprints a negative belief so you can end up with many harmful beliefs stored in your subconscious mind, such as:
I'm not good enough
I'm not safe
I'm a bad person
I can't connect
I'm alone and always will be
For example if you were bitten by a dog as a child and your mind decided 'dogs aren't safe' then every time you see a dog your subconscious mind will alert you to let you know you aren't safe. The dog may be the safest dog ever but you are being controlled by the belief 'dogs aren't safe' and then you feel anxious.
Unless you recognise this and change any subconscious beliefs and thoughts, you’re destined to repeat the same negative patterns in your life because that is how the subconscious mind works.
“Abreaction” means an emotional release resulting from mentally reliving or bringing into consciousness, through the process of catharsis, a long-repressed, painful experience”
(Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th ed. 2009, Elsevier)
While an abreaction may be uncomfortable, my guidance will help you let go of the pain of how past events affect your life today. I believe that releasing the emotion that comes up in a session with me is extremely effective for letting go of the past and healing old wounds. Where the tears flow the healing goes. Tears are your body’s release valve for stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and frustration.
We have two things contributing to success: the session will start the changes, and the recording will really help to reinforce the change. Playing the recording will help the changes last for good and changes the neural pathways in the brain.
So if you are listening to your hypnotic recording upon awakening then your mind takes it as real and the changes occur more quickly. You also pass through a theta brain state as you fall asleep. So every day you have two opportunities to reprogram subconscious beliefs in a natural state of hypnosis which amplifies the state of hypnosis the recording puts you into.
If you fall asleep to your recording that is ok as the recording will continuously download positive thoughts and images while you drift into the theta brain state and your mind absorbs the messages. I know this to be true as I have had many dreams in which someone is talking my recording to me in the dream and I have realised "oh I am in bed listening to my recording and dreaming about it at the same time".