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What makes RTT Hypnotherapy different from talking therapy?

Let's be honest: how logical are our deeply entrenched destructive patterns?

How logical is it that we eat cancer-causing foods and allow smoke to destroy our bodies? Why are we afraid of the opinion of a colleague we don't even know that well?

Most of the time we really know that it doesn't make sense to be so scared, or to think that that fourth glass of wine actually makes us happier, and still...

When I first went to therapy, I didn't feel like anything had changed, although it was very nice to talk to a neutral person and to discuss everything openly. I felt understood and heard, and that was of course a very good basis for daring to expose myself further. Yet after a few months I had that nagging feeling that she couldn't see through my beautiful talk, because I was just very used to doing this, and could give an appropriate, supposedly correct answer to all her questions.

It was only when we applied a technique called EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitazion Reprocessing) - which actively intervenes in traumatically charged brain pathways - that I noticed that something fundamental changed. Traumatic memories to which a heavily emotional (subconscious) conviction was attached lost their power, so that the conviction seemed to dominate me less. It blew my mind, literally.

With RTT Hypnotherapy we help you to get into a deep

relaxation (alpha) state, and freely associate about the cause of your problem: the fear, the stress, the bad habit, etc. By doing so, we focus on the sensations that become noticableble, such as the knot in your stomach, the squeezing of the throat, but especially on the emotion that dominates, and the conviction, the automatic thought that comes up with it.

In this way you often get a very different picture than if you would think about it wisely, but one that makes sense...

Imagine our consciousness as an iceberg. The visible top (about 15%) is your conscious awareness. You actively reason with this, it rationalizes and analyses, provides perspective and is good at contemplating. However, the part of our brain that houses this ability only matures in our adult years, around age 23. Until then, we can only moderately relativate and have a wider perspective, and therefore in a larger sense at the mercy of our subconscious processes.

So beneath the surface of the iceberg is a very broad layer (about 85%) of the unconscious and subconscious, where all the experiences that have ever made us feel anything are stored, along with all the instincts we are already born with.

It is therefore easier to imagine why it takes a lot of effort to (logically) contain or even change the entire iceberg by just using that little top part! First of all, because the layer below the surface is much larger, and second, because the subconscious mind and rational mind don't work in the same way.

Curious about how the subconscious works? Then read the blog: "The 5 key rules of the (subconscious) mind"


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