Hypnotherapy vs RTT ( Rapid Transformational Therapy )

August 5, 2021
Shanna Windle

Today there are a multitude of ways one can approach their personal development, whether it's with a book, meditation, plant medicine, and everything in between. Some approaches work better than others, and everyone responds differently to different things. Today, we are going to illustrate the similarities and differences between two therapeutic approaches to healing: Hypnotherapy and RTT.

Hypnotherapy vs RTT ( Rapid Transformational Therapy )

First, what are they?

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that uses a hypnotic state to aid in the treatment of specific issues, symptoms and/or health conditions.

Rapid Transformational Therapy is a neuroscience-based therapeutic approach that combines the most beneficial principles of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP, and CBT.

Both approaches utilize a hypnotic state, but RTT incorporates a few other specific techniques to achieve your desired result.

What do the sessions look like?

A typical hypnotherapy session will last about 45 minutes. The first 20 minutes is spent discussing the issue you would like to address, and strategizing the best approach for your hypnosis. There are several different approaches in hypnotherapy. The most popular is positive reinforcement, but there is also memory regression, past life regression, and several other alternatives to consider, depending on your practitioner. The last 20 minutes is spent inducting you into a state of hypnosis, and then executing one of these approaches. You are given a recording to re-listen to at will after your session.

An RTT session starts with a very specific intake form so your practitioner has everything they need to inform your session before you start. Once in session, there may be 5-10 minutes to discuss specifics and details, but after that point, you begin the process. Every RTT session has a similar template and lasts about 1.5-2 hours. You begin with an induction into a hypnotic state, and then you are regressed back to three memories targeting your issue. After this, you are guided to do inner child healing work and heal these memories and what they represent. You are then given positive reinforcement messaging and given a recording after your session to listen to for 21 days post-session.

How many sessions do you need?

How many sessions you need of hypnotherapy will depend on your individual issue or symptom. About six sessions are typically recommended for effective results, and are also supported by data. In a 2007 Comparative Study by American Health Magazine, Hypnotherapy found a 93% success after 6 sessions.

RTT only requires one single session to target a particular issue. So for example, if you're looking for help with Type A personality traits, that would be on session. If you also want to resolve emotional eating, that would be another session. Because of the nature of your session- the duration, the cadence of approach, and the after-care, RTT does an expert job at hitting all of the sweet-spots necessary to effectively target your issue.


Hypnotherapy: 6 sessions, 40 minutes total, single approach in-session

Rapid Transformational Therapy: Includes Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP, CBT, one session, 1.5-2 hours, multiple approaches in-session

So now you know the differences between RTT and Hypnotherapy.

RTT is basically hypnotherapy on steroids. The two are very similar in that they both utilize a hypnotic state to achieve healing, but RTT uses multiple best-practices of various other therapeutic approaches, including hypnotherapy, to achieve faster, more effective results in just one session. RTT goes much deeper to achieve the breakthrough and resolution you need to heal and move forward in your life, much faster than any other approach today.

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