Frequently Asked Questions about RTT® and Hypnosis

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Hypnosis, or “being in trance”, is a way to describe feeling relaxed and comfortable. It is a natural state of mind that we go in and out of many times every day. Think of a time when you were in a ‘trance’ having a conversation then suddenly you came “back into the room” realising that your mind had drifted to thinking about something you needed to get done that day or what you were planning to do that evening. You were in a trance-like state. Clients are often surprised that they are not asleep; that they can hear what I’m saying and that they’re aware of everything going on around them.
Everyone can be hypnotised: as long as you wish to enter hypnosis, you will. It’s an easy, enjoyable and thoroughly relaxing process.
Hypnosis is not putting you to sleep; it’s putting your nervous system in a relaxed state. This means that even though you remain fully aware of everything going on around you, you are not bothered by them. As a result, you can turn your attention inward. I cannot get you to do anything in hypnosis that you would not do otherwise.
Don’t worry about how deep you go. I want you to forget all about that. It’s really not important. The depth of trance is not linked to results at all. So don’t get stuck on “Am I deep enough?” Just tell yourself the truth – “This is working,” and it will absolutely work. Just know that it is effective.

Each session lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours. However, I always ask clients to block out 3 hours in their calendar just in case we need a little extra time to get the most out of the therapy session. I don’t want you to feel rushed or anxious about time.

There are three ways in which people experience changes; these are immediate, cumulative, and retrospective.

The first group of people are those that feel a change immediately. Some will feel a massive shift right after the session: for example, they may immediately feel more confident, more motivated, or notice they now want to do the things they previously feared. These people often leave the session feeling lighter, like a weight has lifted.

The second group notice the cumulative effect. Day by day, week by week, bit by bit they gradually notice the changes seeping in and locking into their lives. They notice that they are gradually changing their self-talk, which results in steady, cumulative positive change. They see consistent shifts every week which build over time.

The third group of people experience retrospective change. They look back after a period of time and notice all the things that are different in their life.  For example, the critical voice in their head has quietened and they feel happier, calmer and more in control: life just seems less stressful and more enjoyable. Family or friends point out they seem different somehow and more confident; they can have a realisation about how easy it’s become to make better choices in life.

No. No professional will guarantee results. I will however guarantee that I will give you 100% of my knowledge, expertise and compassion, and if you give you 100% effort, dedication and openness, you will experience change. The fact that most of my clients come to me via referrals is the best indication I can give of how effective RTT® is in helping people become free of their problems. Check out the testimonial below
If you go back to events that are related to things like sexual, emotional or physical abuse, or other trauma, it’s important to remember that you are not reliving that scene, you are simply reviewing it, and that you are safe. I will support you and create a safe space for you to express your emotions and heal – you will be Okay.
Everyone is different and depending on how deeply you work, you might come out of your session bouncing with excitement, or you may feel a sense of reflection or wonder. A common response is feeling lighter, like a weight has been lifted.

You may continue to discover even more about yourself and your programming post-session, and some people find they continue to think of other life events which have effected them as they continue to process and deepen their understanding of how past events have influenced their beliefs and behaviour. Others may find that for the next 24-hours they need the bathroom more often, which is a sign that the body is clearing out and positive change is happening.
Very occasionally some people may feel emotional, or increased feelings of anxiety may develop over the next few days. This is okay and nothing to worry about. It is a clear sign that the old beliefs are becoming unstuck, as the new empowering beliefs nudge and dislodge the old ways of thinking. It is important to acknowledge the feelings and know that they will pass. You can increase the number of times you listen to the recording each day to aid this process.

It’s important we talk so we can gauge whether we feel a rapport and feel comfortable working together. This is one of the two most critical factors for hypnotherapy to work well. The other is that you must be committed to making change.
Absolutely; most of my sessions are run on-line, and they are equally as effective as a face to face sessions – sometimes even more so, because clients may feel more relaxed in a space that is familiar to them.

I use a video conferencing platform called Zoom, which is a reliable, stable platform. It is easy to use and there are no additional charges for using the service. All instructions are provided in advance of the session. 

In order to have a session over Zoom you will need the following: 

  • A strong and stable internet connection 
  • a PC, Laptop or tablet that has a camera and a microphone (we do not recommend using phones for online sessions) 
  • You will need a private, quiet space where you will not be disturbed, which has somewhere comfortable to sit or lie down. I will need a clear, close up view of your head, shoulders and arms, and enough space to extend your arms out in front of you without obstruction.
Hypnosis is not recommended for anyone with epilepsy, schizophrenia or suffering from psychosis.

Happy Clients

I was struggling to lose weight and motivate myself to exercise and I knew I was sabotaging my own progress, but I had no idea why. I was fortunate enough to find Philippa. What a transformation in just one session! Philippa was amazing, she was so kind and intuitive and professional. In the session she helped me find the belief that I had made as a child that was holding me back. During the session, this belief was changed to a new positive one that will help move me forward. The recording Philippa gave me was incredible, every time I listen to it, I feel so relaxed and after I feel so motivated and energised and it also has had a subconscious impact on my other half as he hears it when I listen to it. He too is now wanting to exercise more. I cannot thank Philippa enough.

Wendy M, Ipswich,

I have been struggling with panic attacks and anxiety whilst driving or being a passenger in a car. When I started with Philippa I was unable to ‘pop up the road’ and now I am managing to get around – and even managed a dual carriageway. I am so happy with my progress with Philippa. It really works if you stick to it. Philippa is very passionate about her work and her belief in you really helps you believe in yourself. If you are struggling with something I highly recommend you try this therapy with Philippa, no matter how big or small your problem!

C. Burns (Sheffield)

From as young as I can remember, I have had a horrible tinfoil phobia. When I heard that Philippa could help me overcome it, I completely put my trust in her, and I am so happy that I did. She was professional and understanding, and she worked wonders by helping me understand very quickly that I had control issues. I listened to her recording every day and since the session I have no problems with tinfoil. I am literally cured of my lifelong phobia… Thank you so, so much.

G. Evans (Hereford)

I realised that my mindset was completely skewed around money and it was blocking my progress, as well as stressing me out! I was lucky enough to find Philippa who did an RTT session with me and I can honestly say it seems to have worked. What would have kept me awake stressing out (especially right now with lockdown and all that brings with it) doesn’t seem to be affecting me as it would have done a few weeks ago. In fact, I am still noticing other positive effects from the session we did as I catch myself ‘thinking better’ around income and my own potential. In truth I was a bit sceptical before the session but Philippa is a natural and puts you at ease. She is clearly very skilled, and I have no hesitation in recommending her. Big thank you Philippa. x

L. Colby (Rotherham)

Philippa is an extremely highly-skilled Rapid Transformational Therapist. Her knowledge and expertise are second to none. She created a very warm and nurturing environment, which made me feel so relaxed and able to let go. Together, we worked on a physical condition of mine that I can confidently say I feel much freer and lighter about. I would highly recommend booking in a session with Philippa – enjoy!

G. McGeehan (Buckinghamshire)

I came to Philippa for a session on eyesight. Over the years, my eye number has been deteriorating and gone up faster in the past two years. My session with Philippa was super-amazing, and she made me feel completely relaxed. I was quite surprised that my mind was shutting my eyes to my own self, where I recalled images or scenes where I did not like myself the way I looked. It was quite empowering for me to gain that understanding. By the end of the session, I immediately felt as if I could see things with more clarity in my vision! Since my session, my self-confidence about my looks has boosted quite a bit. I felt comfortable being visible on social media, also. I have been listening to the recording and it allowed me to be more myself since, and feeling a steady improvement in my eyesight! I will highly recommend Philippa for her therapeutic services. Her voice and approach instantly put me at ease, and I felt absolutely supported and being in safe hands throughout the process.

A. Hassan

Philippa, I feel so much better after our session last month! I have to report my balance has improved greatly; I rode a bike first time all by myself! The recording you sent is really helping all those changes after the session to sink in, and I even feel much better on long car journeys – what a great side effect! Thanks to your knowledge and connection of my issue with relating to my Vestibular system. I also am still amazed how you managed so seamlessly work with me on everything that came up along the session. Thank you so much! Your ability to tune in and reach the part others couldn’t, led to a breakthrough in understanding the root cause of my lifelong optic nerve condition. I would not normally open up so much but I felt so supported and completely safe with you going through the session, my past life experience, and with your professional guidance healing all that guilt I carried over, that I wasn’t even consciously aware of! I still remember that moment of the session – feeling liberated and set free. Dealing with health issues and the past in such a holistic way really changes life – a must for everyone! Looking forward to booking more sessions with you, sincerely

E. Leban (Spain)

I was feeling raw and vulnerable when I approached Philippa for an RTT session to address feelings of grief. My first impression was that she was a kind, caring and genuine person and I instantly felt she was trustworthy, but she was so much more than that. I was struggling with feelings that were stopping me from moving forward in my life and even through a zoom session I could feel her caring and loving energy holding me emotionally, enabling me to feel safe and secure as she gently encouraged me to explore my pain. I cried and I cried, I did cry in the session and it felt good because it felt as though I was truly letting go of the emotions and thoughts that were holding me back. I was absolutely blown away by her phenomenal skills as a therapist and as a truly genuine person. Philippa is an amazing person with phenomenal skills as a therapist. I would highly recommend her, so if you are thinking about RTT with Philippa, just do it, you won’t be sorry.

M. (Hertfordshire, UK)