Frequent Questions

Questions about Rapid Transformational Therapy

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis, or “being in a hypnotic trance”, is a way to describe feeling in a deeply relaxed and comfortable state of mind. It is a natural state of mind that we go in and out of many times every day without being consciously aware that we do. Think of a time when you were in the middle of a gathering, event or meeting and found yourself coming “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 day dream or ‘trance’ 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.

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Am I in control of my own mind?

Hypnosis is not ‘putting’ you to sleep; it is inviting your nervous system to flow into a deeply 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 this relaxed state that you would not do otherwise.

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How many sessions will I need?

Most times, one session is all that is needed, but it can take up to three sessions to overcome deeply ingrained habits or beliefs. Freeing yourself from behavioural problems is sometimes like peeling the skin away on an onion, and removing a layer may reveal something else that needs to be dealt with. The answer to this question depends very much on each individual case. I can advise better on how many sessions you might need during our initial free discovery consultation.

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Is the outcome guaranteed?

No professional will guarantee results. However, 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. Please take a look at my testimonial page to see what clients have said about their experiences.

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What happens after the session has ended?

It is normal to come out of hypnosis feeling relaxed and perhaps slightly drowsy for the first few minutes. Many clients come out of the session with big smiles on their faces and feelings of excitement or empowerment, because they realise that something significant has happened.

You may feel a tingling in the back of your head, a sense of reflectiveness or an incredible surge of energy or a deep sense of calm. Everyone is different. Clients often tell me they experience additional insights and revelations in the days and weeks following their RTT session

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What areas can RTT help?

I work with anyone who is committed to change. I see a large number of clients who work have been or are currently undergoing treatment for Infertility or individuals or couples who have concerns about their Fertility.

Many people work in high performance environments who want relief from stress and anxiety, or who suffer a lack of confidence. A further number of people contact me for Chronic Pain Management and some need help with overcoming the sometimes debilitating symptoms of the Menopause so they can enjoy their daily lives again. Occasionally, I have worked with children who are soon to start secondary school to help them overcome bedwetting or enuresis. Others come to me for help improving their exam success, golf, tennis or squash games.

The commitment to come for a session must be yours, as opposed to your partner’s wishes or those of your parents.

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I don’t think I can be hypnotised?

Hypnosis is a natural state that we go into throughout the day, so you have already experienced this, probably without realising it. Everyone is different, so some people will go into this deeper relaxed state more easily and way deeper than others. How quickly or deeply you go into trance has no bearing on the success of the treatment.

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What if I don’t live in Bristol?

RTT works just as well using Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or Zoom as it does in person. All you need is a reliable internet connection.

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Do I really need to listen to the recording everyday?

The best results will be obtained if you do listen everyday for 21 days.The mind learns through repetition. Think of sports professionals training for a competition. They don’t stop practicing when they know they can hit several aces in a row, or have a serve that reaches 160 miles per hour.

Professional golfers don’t quit training because they can drive the ball hundreds of yards, or hit consistently good putts. They train and train and train some more because they know the more they train, the more their muscle and eye/hand coordination becomes embedded and wired in their mind. This is no different to you working on changing your behaviour.

The science behind this is that neurons that fire together, wire together. Neurons associated with a certain activity form neural pathways that become stronger the more that activity is engaged in. By listening to the audio you are making sure the new neural pathways created during the hypnotherapy session are growing in strength.

Think about how difficult it is to learn a new habit. You are shown a better way to hold your tennis racket, for example. It feels awkward and unfamiliar, but only in the beginning. The more you practice, the more comfortable it feels until you reach the point where trying the old way feels awkward.
On the other hand, nerves that fire apart, wire apart. The less an old activity is practiced, the weaker the neural pathways become.

There are different theories as to how long it takes for the brain to rewire. I suggest to clients that they continue listening to the audio past the initial 21-day period to continue strengthening that new neural pathway.

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Do I need to have a Discovery call with you first?

Yes, is the short answer. It’s important we talk so we can gauge whether we feel a rapport and could work together. This is one of the two most significant factors for hypnotherapy to work well. The other is that you must be committed to making change.

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How many couples have difficulty in conceiving?

Around 1 in 6 couples have difficulty conceiving.

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How many people are affected by Infertility in the UK?

Infertility affects almost 3.5 million people In the UK.

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Questions about Infertility

Are men affected by infertility?

Male factor infertility is identified in over 40% of cases.

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Is it common to have unexplained infertility?

Approximately 15% of infertility cases remain unexplained.

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What does AMH mean?

An AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone) test gives an idea of the state of ovarian reserve and how many eggs are left in the ovaries. By measuring this with a blood test, it gives an idea of the state of ovarian reserve and how many eggs are left in the ovaries. This can help determine whether and how urgently treatment is needed, and also how a woman may respond to treatment.

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone ) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Its role is to stimulate the growth and release of eggs. A good level of FSH means a good reserve of healthy eggs.

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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Around 20% of women have polycystic ovaries, although not all of these have full blown PCOS. The difference between them is that while both involve multiple cysts in the ovaries, PCOS also involves hormone imbalances and a range of concurrent symptoms.

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue, which usually lines the womb, grows outside the womb. As well as causing pain, endometriosis can lead to fertility problems in up to half of sufferers.

The reasons for this are not absolutely clear, but may be due to interference with ovulation or the build up of scar tissue. Whether or not IVF should be used as a treatment option depends upon factors such as your age, the severity of the endometriosis and whether there are any other fertility issues.

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What can be some of the causes of unexplained infertility?

The causes of unexplained fertility are unknown. There are hundreds of steps involved in the process that leads to a viable pregnancy, and if any one of these is disrupted, it may lead to infertility.

Some of the steps in this process are not yet even monitored; it may be that there are factors at play that are not looked into by current diagnostic methods. Alternatively, the infertility may be due to causes that will not become apparent until a cycle of IVF is undergone, such as fertilisation or implantation failure.

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What are some of the Symptoms of infertility and how is it diagnosed?

Unexplained infertility does not generally coincide with any particular symptoms. The definition of infertility is that it is an inability to conceive after a year of regular unprotected sex, and unexplained infertility occurs when standard fertility testing such as scans, tubal patency tests and semen analysis have failed to show a cause of the infertility. It is generally diagnosed following a number of investigative routes which have yielded no answers.

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How can RTT help with Infertility?

When you read below the most frequent medical causes for infertility there is one thing that is overlooked . The power of you own MIND to overcome any labels that have been ‘acquired on your fertility journey. Physiological problems can be overcome with medical interventions but believing in these interventions is often the real key to success.

This is where RTT is the most powerful tool to unlocking the subconscious mind into releasing any negative thoughts in relation to conceiving. The words and pictures that we use to describe our understanding of possible causes of infertility can be very destructive albeit unintentionally. RTT can in all the causes ‘medically listed below’ have a significant and positive impact in supporting you through any treatment required.

Several studies have shown the impact of a positive mindset prior to commencing any fertility treatment. I certainly see this in real life in my role as a Fertility Nurse in Bristol BCRM.

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What are some of the Male factor causes of Infertility?

What Does ‘Sperm Abnormalities’ Mean?

A low sperm count, poor sperm motility or abnormally shaped sperm can reduce your ability to fertilise an egg.

  • Low sperm count is evident in cases where a man has fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen.
  • Sperm motility is the ability of the sperm to move (or swim) progressively forward to fertilise an egg.
  • Abnormally sized or shaped sperm can affect the ability of the sperm to reach and fertilise an egg.
  • Sperm DNA fragmentation.

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What are Anatomical Causes?

Any trauma, illness, infections and subsequent treatment, including surgery may have damaged or blocked either the testes – in which sperm and the male sex hormones are produced, the tubes – through which the semen is delivered (vas deferens), or other primary structures within the male anatomy which can affect fertility.

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What Are Hormonal Causes?

If you have a condition which has lowered your Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, this can result in low or no sperm production and low blood testosterone levels.

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What Are Genetic Causes?

Many inherited (genetic) diseases can cause low or no sperm production e.g. Klinefelter’s Syndrome.

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Do Medication and Drugs Affect My Chances?

Some prescription drugs can reduce your chances of conceiving, so if you are taking regular medication, speak to your doctor about suitable alternatives. The use of recreational drugs should be completely avoided.

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Female factor causes of Infertility

Is is True That Age Can Affect Conceiving?

For women, your age remains THE most important factor affecting your ability to have a child.

As we age, our fertility naturally declines. The decline starts for a woman in her early 30s, with the biggest decrease occurring after 35 years of age. This is because a woman is born with a finite amount of eggs in her ovaries and these diminish over time in both quantity and quality. The remaining cases of female infertility are linked to other conditions including anatomical problems and hormone imbalance.

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Do Hormones Affect My Chances?

Having a hormonal Imbalance is one of the leading causes of female infertility as it can affect your ability to ovulate – which leads to infrequent or no ovulation. Other examples are hypothyroidism (low thyroid function), hyperprolactinemia (high male hormone levels) and luteal phase defect (low progesterone levels).

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What if I have an Ovarian Disorder?

Having an ovarian disorder means that you ovulate infrequently or not at all. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one such cause of female infertility and affects approximately 1 in 5 women in the UK.

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What if I have a Uterine Abnormality?

Having a known or being diagnosed with a uterine abnormality usually means that you are likely to suffer from conditions such as fibroids, polyps or endometriosis which can lead to scar tissue or adhesions, even after these have been previously treated.

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What if I have a Blockage in my Fallopian Tubes?

Scarring or adhesions in the fallopian tubes, results from a previous surgery or possibly an infection, such Chlamydia, Appendicitis or IBS can cause tubal blockages.

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Is Having Antibodies in my Cervix an Issue?

Sometimes antibodies are found in a woman’s cervical mucus which can actually go on the attack, killing the sperm before it even has a chance to make it to an awaiting egg. This is known as Cervical Hostility and can be caused by an infection in the lower reproductive tract or from an overly acidic diet.

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Other Factors – Your Lifestyle RTT

Does my lifestyle impact on my chances of conceiving?

Just like all the factors listed above relating specifically to gender below are considered to be other factors relating to fertility issues. RTT gets to the very root causes underlying anyone of the factors listed. If you knew why you had certain patterns or habits of behaviour you would understand how they potential inhibit you and hold you back from the very thing you would want- to have a healthy pregnancy, a happy birth and a beautiful baby and that is why RTT is so effective because its fast track method uses the rules of the mind. You cant cure what you dont understand and knowledge is power. You get to reclaim your power with RTT.

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What if I’m Overweight?

Being overweight or obese (with a BMI of greater than 30), or severely underweight (with a BMI of less than 18.5) can cause issues with ovulation in women as weight – at any extreme, is recognised to have an impact on the regularity of your periods. For men, being severely overweight can lead to a general decrease in libido and ultimately is known to impact the quality of semen produced.

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Is Smoking an Issue?

Smoking can affect a woman’s fertility by reducing her chance of conceiving and can also increase the risk of miscarriage. For men, toxins in cigarettes are widely known to have an adverse effect on the quality of their sperm as smoking can increase DNA damage.

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Can I drink alcohol whilst pregnant?

For women, drinking high quantities alcohol can affect your chances of conceiving naturally and may also have a negative effect on a pregnancy, whilst for men, drinking excessive alcohol can lower testosterone levels, sperm quality and quantity as well as possibly reducing libido and causing impotence.

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What effect does long term medication have?

Long term use of certain medications can have a disruptive effect the reproductive organs and may lead to issues with ovulation and the quality/quantity of sperm produced.

Can environmental factors affect my ability to conceive?

Long-term extensive exposure to certain toxins, pesticides, chemicals and metals used in the workplace or even present in the surrounding environment can affect your ability to conceive and in extreme cases, may also lead to sterility.

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Does stress & anxiety matter?

Being extremely stressed or anxious can suppress ovulation in women, reduce sperm count in men and lower libido in both sexes.

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How can STI’s affect me?

Sexually transmitted diseases are known to impact both female and male reproductive organs and cause problems with fertility. Whilst some can be treated, an undiagnosed STI may have a long-term impact on your ability to conceive.

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