Rapid Transformational  Therapy Criticism

November 18, 2021
Shanna Windle

Rapid Transformational Therapy transformed my holistic wellness practice a few years ago when I began offering it as a modality to help clients quickly break through their limiting beliefs, transforming their lives in two sessions or less.  While current research shows a typical RTT client will need on average three sessions to help resolve an issue, I’ve seen in my practice most clients transform in one single session.  When a modality that helps with life transformation is this effective, it’s only a matter of time before the naysayers will start trying to rip it apart.  

RTT embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients: the use of trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. It is considered a neuroscience-based therapeutic approach that combines the most beneficial principles of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neurolinguistic programming, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  RTT goes beyond traditional hypnotherapy, diagnosing what works with real clients in real sessions to build a new therapeutic approach. It is said to reap a variety of life-changing benefits quickly and efficiently.

While there is no one size fits all formula that helps everyone, every time, RTT is a favored modality because of its efficiency and effectiveness. It’s effectiveness comes from the fact that the subconscious mind houses our limiting beliefs and blockages and when we tap into it with RTT, we are able to see major shifts in our physical, mental and emotional health.  In addition to the transformative effect that RTT brings to the table, it can be for a wide array of behavior patterns or issues you might be struggling with – weight loss, anxiety, fear of failure, depression, emotional eating, chronic pain, sleep issues, etc.

However, as with any new modality, and particularly one that claims to help people as quickly as RTT does, a good bit of criticism has been thrown its way over the past few years.  Today I am laying out those criticisms so that you can make the best decision if RTT is in fact for you.  

Rapid Transformational Therapy Criticism

#1: It Hasn’t Been Peer-reviewed

Peer-reviewed anything is undoubtedly the gold standard for any scholarly work, research, idea, you name it. The rigorous process by which any idea is scrutinized among fellow professionals in the same field certainly aids in any scientific validity of the work in question. RTT faces backlash, especially among psychologists and other academics, as it has not gone through the peer-review process.

The truth is, RTT is a relatively new therapy modality, and there is always new research being published about it’s efficacy. Time will tell if the peer-review process is on the horizon for RTT, but judging by the overwhelmingly positive statistics already collected from internal research, this should be a slow pitch for the modality.

#2 It Can’t Actually Deliver “Rapid” Results

Many psychologists and psychotherapists are skeptical as to the speed in which RTT works, claiming that healing from things tied to trauma need more time, care, and attention. Having their own processes for healing patients, it can be difficult to imagine a modality that executes similar results with less time and academic rigor.

Any new modality involved in a new paradigm of healing is going to receive critique from more established approaches. However, it’s hard to deny the efficacy of these “newer” approaches when we have found that statistically, therapeutic approaches that use hypnotherapy yield a higher success rate in just 6 sessions, versus psychotherapy which needs 600 (read article HERE).

#3 It’s Just a Fad

Critics doubt the longevity of RTT, suspecting it may just be temporary hype. You can find Marisa Peer everywhere from YouTube, to Instagram, to her personal website teething with courses and information. She has been “blowing up” and her RTT therapy has been growing in popularity with her.

While Marisa Peer certainly has a very powerful marketing effort bolstering her business, the results of RTT speak for themselves.  Hypnotherapy has been around since the 1700’s (!!!) and it stuck around because it works. It can be difficult to project into the future, but typically things that have a lasting impact aren’t easily surrendered by the collective.

Any new idea is going to face an immense amount of criticism, especially from people who know THEIR way of doing things best. Heck, Gallileo was lambasted by society for claiming the earth was round. The best things we can do is engage in our own self-experiments and come to our own conclusions. There has been virtually ZERO evidence that RTT is harmful an any way, so what do you really have to lose?

It can feel scary to delve into the depths of the formerly unchartered territory of our subconscious mind, and nobody could blame you for being a little skeptical. This is why I like to host complimentary 30 minute coaching sessions [click HERE] for anyone interested in trying out this powerful healing modality. On our call we can review any and all questions, comments, and concerns you may have about “going under” and eraticating old patterns once and for all.

Want to learn even more? Check out this podcast episode on We Gotta Talk with Sonni on What is RTT, and Does it Work?

Still not sure what RTT is all about? Find out here.
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