Episode 3: The show notes
If you're looking for the accompanying notes for episode 3 of the IBS podcast you're in the right place!
This is an open and honest account of what it was like for me to live with IBS, it may be TMI for some, but I've chosen to be open about this stigmatised and taboo condition, so let’s talk all things IBS, the poo, pain, metal health and more!
Purpose of this episode: to explain what Rapid Transformational Therpay (RTT) is, what's involved in RTT and my RTT for IBS journey.
If you want to skip ahead:
What is RTT?
What's involved in RTT?
Natalie's RTT for IBS journey
In this episode the RTT therapist, Tracy Stone, that helped set me free from IBS joins me. If you'd like to read more about Tracy head here.
What is RTT?
RTT is a technique to overcome limitations. Created by Marisa Peer.
Tracy used to comparison to cars, they have different horse power, travel different speeds and said RTT is like the Ferrari.
RTT is different to other types of therapy and even other types of hypnotherapy because RTT gets to the root cause of the problem and on their journey to success in 1 session.
RTT is all about the mind, it's like a computer or mobile phone, the computer of our mind runs the machine (our body). Everything going on in our body is controlled by our mind e.g. breathing, sending oxygen around your body. The computer is programmed, and our mind operates on programmes which come from our life's journey, how we react to situations we find ourselves in.
What's involved with RTT?
1) Find someone trained in RTT
2) Arrange a consultation: Usually over the phone or virtual, 20-30 mins, you'll be able to talk about the thing you want to be solved, it's the opportunity for you to see if you connect with the therapist and if you have faith in them.
**do not go with anyone, choose someone you have faith in**
3) Book your RTT session: approx. 2 hours, you'll go into hypnosis (a natural state), you'll be guided to go back to scenes linked to the issue, a personalised transformational recording will be created.
** you may feel exhausted afterwards, or energised and excited afterwards, either way you'll feel great either because you let go!**
4) Listen to your personalised recording each day for at least 21 days. Why? Because it takes 21 days to break a habit and form a new habit.
5) Follow-up/Catch-up calls: One check in each week over the 21 days to keep you on track (please note: not all therapists offer this).
6) Transform and reap the rewards!
Natalie's RTT for IBS journey
Researched RTT fro a few weeks, found Tracy, arranged a consultation with Tracy.
Asked myself "what have you got to loose?" Best case: relief or free from IBS. Worst case: Lose some money.
I decided to go for it and said yes to possibility!
I booked the RTT session for the following day!
When I went back to scenes about the IBS, the IBS symptoms, pain and bleeding was all about my need to be heard and seen, the pain had been suppressed emotionally and so it was coming out physically instead, I was hurting, loss of my voice, loss of my Mum who died when I was 7 years old, not feeling allowed to express negative feelings. I wanted to scream out because of the emotional pain, instead my body screamed for me.
I had no idea this was a thing! I did not think suppressing emotions would have a physical effect!
I started pooing daily, tummy pains gone, 5 days after the session & I had a "normal" cake - not gluten-free, GF! No flare up, no bloat, no distention, NO REACTION! Then I started eating all the trigger foods to test if this was real.
The anal bleeding did start to creep back during the 21 days, it felt like a test, are you sure you don't want this? I persevered with the recording and I no longer have IBS or anal fissures (anal bleeding) and I have been pain-free and symptom-free for almost 3 years at the time of writing/recording this!
In the next and FINAL episode I will be talking to a client who had RTT for IBS with me and she will be sharing her journey of having RTT for IBS and what her life is like now
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