So it’s been a while since I last wrote and a lot has happened. I think my silent period here has reflected that time in my life where I felt I had lost my identity and, therefore, lost my voice.
Finding me again has been a long and difficult path these last few years (yes it has been that long). I walked away from a vintage business that had formed a huge part of my identity for many years. And I think the saddest part was that it wasn’t that difficult to leave behind; the routine, the stock, the brand.
I have gone from a full-time successful career, to (what I perceived to be) a failed business and then a part-time job that fitted around my health and home life. Nothing looked familiar and I needed to find what my desire was.
And I did. I found it but not in the place I thought I would. In April 2018, I lost my part-time job. A job I had needed because my business wasn’t bringing in enough. I was devastated that I was left vulnerable and blamed myself completely for being in that position. I applied for so many jobs and, finally, got an interview within the well-being sector. The job has opened my eyes to so many new things, as well as a multitude of people and businesses such as Emily Fletcher, iWeigh, Mindbox and Marisa Peer (including I Am Enough and RTT™).
It was RTT that really struck a chord with me.
Recently, I have found myself believing that there was so much more that we could be doing to help those with chronic illnesses, including debilitating mental illnesses.
And then I watched three people around me go through very different experiences but all having a major impact on their mental health (to the point where one lost their battle to suicide) and I knew that was the time for me to take a new direction in my life and start to help others regain theirs.
I am not, in any way, dismissing the role medication has to play in managing physical and psychological pain but, for me personally, being on anti-depressants for two years was only treating my symptoms and not the cause. I couldn’t see how I was going to get better without ever addressing that. At that time, RTT was not in my scope and I had to do a lot of self-recovery to come off the pills.
I just believed that there was something else that could have helped me and I truly believe that had I known about RTT, I would have booked an appointment straight away.
RTT uses many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients. This is usually done in a single 90-minute session (I know! It sounds almost too good to be true).
The method includes trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. It truly empowers clients and, with the guidance of their therapist, they uncover and recode the meaning and interpretation of past events.
To see a video by the founder of RTT, Marisa Peer, please click here.
I was also fascinated to see that RTT was used on physical wellbeing too. By looking at the mind-body connection, the client can not only manage their condition but look at alleviating it as well. I have worked with joint pain as part of RTT therapy and am hoping to have a session soon for my own Hypermobility Syndrome.
In October 2019, I went to London to complete the live part of my training and received my Rapid Transformational Therapist status in November of that year. And it’s taking me down paths, I never considered (in a good way, of course).
I have not only trained to be a Rapid Transformational Therapist but I have also just completed a meditation teaching course and hoping to use this to complement the work done with my RTT clients and beyond.
Meditation has helped so much and I can’t recommend it enough. My first classes were as a teenager at university. They were recommended by a friend, as I was so ill at the time (little did I know that this was the start of my HMS journey). I joined a small Yoga class and we had 20 minutes of guided meditation at the end of each class. I always felt better going to those classes.
Meditation is helpful in so many aspects of life. It helps us to reduce stress and control our anxiety, as well as restore calm. For me, meditation brings me quiet when my thoughts are beginning to be chaotic. I can press the reset button and continue with my day.
So here I am. Very different to the person that last wrote here. And it’s been a tough slog. Not only for the training but for me coming to terms with who I am and who I am no longer. I’m not grieving for that person though. I needed to go through that to get me to this point, this place and this purpose.
I am exactly where I need to be.
To find out more about how RTT can help you, please email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to advise.