The Science Behind Hypnotherapy

Rapid Transformational Therapy | Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Welcome to the transformative world of Hypnotherapy, where the power of the mind meets certified expertise. Explore the intricacies of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and the profound effectiveness of hypnosis. Join certified hypnotherapist Olga Willemsen on a journey to understand the science behind these approaches, unveiling the keys to lasting change and empowerment. Discover how addressing root causes and embracing personalized techniques can reshape your life. Begin your exploration below.

Why is Hypnotherapy Effective?

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Working With Subconscious Mind

Our actions and behavior are driven to 90 and even 95% subconsciously. That is why if we try consciously to change our lives (think of the new year resolutions, weight loss, or quitting bad habits) it requires a lot of effort and often leads to failure. 

Hypnosis is successful because it addresses the mechanisms that drive our behavior/ subconscious behavioral patterns.  

It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble. It’s what we know that ain’t so that gives us trouble.
The things that we know, but don’t know we know, give us even more trouble.

Milton H. Erickson

Using Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a natural, trance-like state of the mind. 

Hypnotherapy employs a hypnotic trance to create a calm yet focused state of mind. This boosts neural plasticity, the ability of your brain to learn and adjust. As a result of working in a hypnotic trance, changes happen quickly and effortlessly.

Hypnosis is proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of issues. The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis states: 

“A hypnotic state occurs normally in everyone when certain physiological and psychological conditions are met and a skilled hypnotherapist can use this state to make deep and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings, and behavior.”

Addressing the Root Cause

Transformational hypnotherapy addresses the very root cause of the issue instead of treating the symptoms.

First, the reason, the root cause of a specific issue, is found. This usually lies back in early childhood when our behavioral patterns were laid out.

Early childhood is a time of rapid development of the body and brain and personality formation. At this time, a child lacks understanding and communication skills and sometimes gets exposed to adverse events.

Due to this, a child is unaware of the best choices for understanding and reacting to the events. Those unaware choices can lead to limiting or negative thinking and behaviors that become deep beliefs and habits, a part of personality.

Later in life, when an adult faces challenges, those can start causing trouble. Anxiety as an emotion can cause anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Emotional eating can cause serious overweight and health problems.

Hypnotherapy addresses the limiting and negative beliefs, thinking, and behavior patterns, reshaping the personality.

Ensuring Permanent Changes

When the reason for the issue becomes clear, transformational hypnotherapy has a choice of techniques to interrupt the old, outdated behavior in order to install a new, beneficial way of thinking, feeling, and acting.

At the end of the transformational hypnotherapy session, a personal audio recording is made addressing the specific needs of a client. This recording contains positive powerful suggestions and must be played daily for at least 21 days.

Through the repetition of the chosen empowering statements over this period of time, new neuronal pathways are built in the brain and the new powerful way of thinking and behaving becomes permanent.

How Hypnotherapy Works

Hypnotherapy works with your unconscious mind, the part of the mind that drives 95% of your behavior.

This happens when your rational mind quietens and you enter a hypnotic state. 

In a hypnotic state, your therapist will do the change work with a range of hypnotherapy tools suitable for the issue you want to work with.

During this work you are not unconscious; on the contrary 

  • your awareness is enhanced
  • you are sharply focused on your experiences,
  • you can hear what your therapist tells you
  • able to speak and answer questions if needed.  

After the change work is completed, your therapist will bring you back to the normal state of awareness. 

What Hypnotherapy Can Help With

Hypnotherapy has proven to be highly effective in dealing with both psychological and physical issues, for example:

Read more about mental health here.

Hypnotherapy is not only for adults. Children respond exceptionally well to hypnosis (read more about hypnotherapy for children here). 

Hypnotherapy FAQ

What does not hypnotherapy do?

Hypnotherapy does not represent danger. It does not control your mind or brainwash you.

A hypnotherapist cannot make you do something embarrassing or something that you don’t want to do, or something that is not in line with your values.

How many hypnotherapy sessions do you need?

Usually, transformational hypnotherapy aims to resolve one major issue within one to three sessions. After that, a different issue can be targeted.

How often can you have hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can be used regularly to resolve any issues but also for self-development purposes.

Self-hypnosis can be used even daily for an unlimited time.

Who should not have hypnotherapy?

People with psychosis or epilepsy should not have hypnotherapy.

If you have any medical issues, you should consult your doctor before using hypnotherapy and then apply it along with the medical treatment prescribed by your doctor.

Who does hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is done by certified professionals trained in such techniques.

Ideally, a hypnotherapist continues his professional development even after the training.

How popular is hypnotherapy?

Awareness about hypnotherapy and its popularity has been growing in the past years. Modern neuroscience plays an essential role in this, providing explanations of the neurobiological mechanisms behind the behavioral changes caused by hypnotherapy.

The most popular application is hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, followed by issues like pain control, weight loss, and anxiety.


Experience You Can Count On

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy?

Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™) has been recognized as one of the most effective treatments available for rapid and long-lasting results.

RTT therapy is a distinctive therapeutic approach based on neuroscience, combining the most beneficial principles of hypnosis, psychotherapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). 

RTT therapy frees you of issues like depression, anxiety, all kinds of addictions, confidence issues, weight issues, fears, or fertility issues. 

Endorsement | Recognition | Rapid Transformational Therapy | RTT hypnotherapy

Rapid Transformational Therapy was created by Marisa Peer.  She has spent nearly three decades treating clients including international superstars, CEOs, Royalty, and Olympic athletes.

Marisa Peer and RTT therapy, as comprehensive solution-based therapies, have been recognized for unparalleled results. Rapid Transformational Therapy has won multiple awards.

You can find more about RTT therapy awards here.

Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Milton Hyland Erickson (1901 – 1980) was a genius psychiatrist and eminent authority in clinical hypnotherapy with his own personal hypnotherapy style. Erickson’s style is characterized as permissive, conversational, or indirect hypnotherapy.

Also, Erickson popularized hypnotherapy significantly through professional writing and teaching other professionals, as well as participating in the work of professional associations.

I have worked for over fifty years to dissociate the study of hypnosis from mystical and unscientific connotations.

Milton H. Erickson

Erickson’s teachings continued to be used by his followers. His techniques also became a part of other therapies like neuro-linguistic programming.

The neo-Ericksonian approach developed and taught by Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy is a blend of the best from Ericksonian hypnosis and direct hypnosis used by known hypnotherapists like Dave Elman or George Estabrooks. 

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