Frequently Asked Questions
Does RTT work?
Yes. Hypnosis and in particular Rapid Transformational Therapy has worked and continues to work for thousands of people just like you, no matter the issue. It’s simple, safe, effective and proven.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis is a natural state of being that you already experience in one form or another in your daily life several times a day, for example just before you fall asleep. If you are in the shower for a long time and are completely relaxed, or if you are daydreaming on the train, that is also a kind of hypnosis. We consciously evoke this relaxed state of being when you go under hypnosis during your RTT session.
The relaxation you experience during hypnosis makes it very easy to access your subconscious mind. And that is exactly where you keep all the information that is important to you. For example, you may have experienced certain things that you do not consciously remember, but which are still in your subconscious mind and still influence how you think and what you do. When you are under hypnosis, you discover which events you still unconsciously take with you in your life, as a result of which you now experience certain fears or insecurities. And most importantly, if you are under hypnosis, we can make you say goodbye. We replace your old, negative patterns with new and positive patterns that help you move forward in your life.
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Will I be asleep?
No, you are awake and alert, aware of everything that is happening throughout the session.
Will I be under your power during hypnosis?
No, don’t worry. You are in charge. You cannot be made to do anything and you cannot be hypnotized against your will. It is your experience, I simply facilitate you.
How will I feel during and after the RTT session?
During your session, you will feel, relaxed and comfortable. Hypnosis is a natural state that you experience in your day to day life so it won’t feel unfamiliar. Everyone is different and depending on how deeply you work, you might leave the clinic buzzing with excitement or you may feel a sense of reflection or wonder. You may continue to discover even more about yourself and your programming post session. Whether you feel excited or reflective, you will always leave my clinic with a sense of understanding, freedom and empowerment.
What if I can't be hypnotized?
You can. Everyone can. As long as you wish to enter hypnosis, you will, even if you are anxious. It’s an easy, enjoyable and thoroughly relaxing process.
How can it work in online one session?
Hypnosis allows direct access to the ‘reasons’ for what we do and why we react the way we react, saving you hours or even years in talk therapy searching for the source. The source of our issues are usually based on the beliefs you formed about yourself when you were a child. When you’re able to observe yourself and these understandings from a non-judgmental perspective it’s relatively easy to let them go and move on to rewiring those beliefs to something more beneficial.
Sometimes it can take more than one session per issue* but as a rule most issues only take one session. I don’t want to waste my time or yours which is why I work this way. Don’t worry, if you wish to see me again about other issues you have, we all have many more than one issue to address in life.
*Please note e.g. long term depression and anxiety (or smoking addiction) can take several sessions
What if I uncover something I don't want to share?
You are in complete control during hypnosis and if you don’t wish to share something, you won’t. It’s ok to keep details to yourself, I can still help you as long as you can tell me how the private details affect you (as in how they make you feel) without saying what they are.
Do you do regression?
Yes. Regression is an invaluable way to discover the source of an issue. You will not re-experience anything, you will simply observe events or experiences you have had in your past. What you see may make you sad or joyful but either way you will feel completely safe as you observe.
Questions about the 3 month 1-on-1-program
I am not a manager but I have my own company, can I still contact you for coaching in this 3-month program?
Yes, I help ambitious and successful women who have lost their confidence, usually through a burnout. Most of the people who come to me are managers, but if you run your own company, you are also welcome. You can also contact me if you have not had a burnout but do suffer from imposter syndrome.
What is the difference between the 3-month program and the RTT program?
The RTT monthly program helps you tackle the core of your problem, which is why you are stuck in your job and why you are so unhappy. We investigate why you ended up in a burnout and why you lost your energy and your confidence as a manager. With RTT you go through a rapid transformation and you feel much better within a month. Sometimes even better than before your burnout.
The 3-month program is for managers who have already completed the RTT month program. They have resolved their previous issues and no longer experience any real problems. They want more support in the next phase of their career: promotion. But they find it stressful and feel new uncertainties arise. In the coaching program you work hard on yourself and you gain a lot of new skills and knowledge so that you take the next step in your career with confidence.
Questions about the program for your managers
Where does the coaching happen?
The therapy is at my practice on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. It feels nice and safe for your manager: outside the office, away from pressure. It is important that the employee goes home after the session. A lot will have happened, and your employee will need some time alone to process everything that came up during the session.
I am a manager and I would like to follow this program through my work. How do I arrange this with my employer?
That is very easy to arrange: you get permission for the course and ask your employer where to send my invoice, and whether they would also like to see a PO stated on the invoice. Then I can send the correct invoice to your employer. If I have received confirmation from your employer, you can immediately book the first session of the program.
Do you only work with managers or also with the rest of my staff?
You will see that by focusing on the managers, their teams also benefit indirectly. After my program, the managers are more confident about themselves and this makes their teams more engaged. They won’t avoid issues but solve them. This makes the whole team flourish.
I read that you only work with female managers. Can I also hire you for guidance when it comes to male managers?
Yes, men are welcome too! I see that female managers are more likely to Face obstacles at work and want to learn how to manage them. But male managers who are willing to work on themselves (and I see them often enough in my practice!) achieve just as good results as their female colleagues.
Do you treat my data confidentially?
Absolutely. All clients are assured of confidentiality regarding all information they share in the session, in accordance with the professional code of conduct of RTT therapists. I destroy inactive files after three years to ensure total customer confidentiality.
What if I can not come to the practice in Amsterdam myself?
If Amsterdam is too far for you or if you prefer to just have a conversation from your own couch, we will arrange via Zoom. That works great for a pre-consultation and for coaching conversations. An RTT session can also be done remotely. That works just as well as face to face. Nowadays I do about a quarter of the RTT sessions online via Zoom. This is reliable, easy and free. Prior to a coaching conversation or RTT session, you will receive all the instructions you need for our online conversation.