By Sam Blaney in support of National Stress Awareness Day
If life’s stresses have left you feeling debilitated in the past year, you’re not alone.
In 2018, an online poll by YouGov – the largest known study of stress levels in the UK – found that 74% of people have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Wednesday 6 November is National Stress Awareness Day 2019, with the aim of the campaign to encourage people to talk about this serious and escalating problem.
Though in our fast-paced, ever-connected world, some level of stress is to be expected and actually is becoming almost the norm, an overload of stress can have devastating psychological and physical affects on your body.
The YouGov study revealed that 51% of adults who felt stressed reported feeling depressed, while 61% reported feeling anxious. Of the people who said they had felt stress at some point in their lives, 16% had self-harmed and 32% said they’d had suicidal thoughts and feelings.
In addition to mental trauma, stress that’s left unchecked can also contribute to many physical health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and unexplained pain in the body.
Although we can’t always remove ourselves from the external stress factors we face, it is possible to work on our reactions to them. Crucially, we can also look at cutting down on the internal stress we inadvertently place on ourselves.
My own healing journey started in 2001 when, after suffering mild depression and stress, I decided to look into ways I could help myself. I qualified in Reiki levels 1 and 2 in 2002, and later, in June 2013, as a Reiki Master Practitioner.
This healing modality really helped instill calmness and relaxation, but it was after training in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) in 2018 that I experienced a massive breakthrough.
Created by world-renowned therapist, speaker and author Marissa Peer, RTT works on a deeper level, changing thought patterns in the subconscious mind.
Named Britain’s best therapist by Tatler magazine, Marissa spent nearly three decades treating a client list that includes international superstars, CEOs, royalty, and athletes.
Using an array of techniques such as hypnosis and regression, RTT not only teaches you how to communicate better with your subconscious mind, it also works on any blockages by identifying the root cause of the issue.
Once you understand why you have limiting beliefs and blocks, you can free yourself of them for good.
I have many clients who come to me because they want to rid themselves of stress and anxiety.
Although hypnosis and regression are not new, what is unique about RTT is that it aims to deliver permanent change in just one to three sessions.
There are three types of change that can be experienced with RTT:
1. Immediate: You feel a massive shift right away – changes in your physiology, thoughts and behaviours occur during the session itself.
2. Incremental: You see consistent shifts every day, or over time.
3. Retroactive: You don’t see the shifts right away and then one day you look back and see all of the things that are different in your life.
A session lasts around two hours and can be performed either face-to-face or online via Zoom. It starts with an in-depth consultation, then regression and hypnosis. At the end, I provide every client with a personalised recording to listen to for 21 days, plus two follow up calls either via phone on zoom online.
For some, especially children, regression may not always be needed and the personalised recording is enough to help the mind learn, and change, through repetition.
Many people don’t have the time or budget for therapy sessions that can last months or even years, while medications that are prescribed for stress, depression and anxiety only treat the symptoms and not the cause. In contrast, RTT gets to the root of the problem safely and swiftly.
With RTT Marissa Peer wanted to create a one-of-a-kind treatment on the premise that you don’t need a lifetime to learn, master and then change the processes of the mind, nor weekly sessions. With RTT you can become free of stress – and other problems – very quickly.
For further information please book your free discovery call today.