Stress levels are high in many households at the moment, and particularly concerning is the effect uncertainty about exams, university applications and the future in general may have on children and young people facing unprecedented circumstances.
Humera Cox from Explore Your Destiny believes that her Rapid Transformational Techniques (RTT) sessions could prove invaluable to those facing barriers to success because of anxiety and a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Here, she answers some questions about the benefits of her therapy.
What do you see as the major issues for children and young people in the current climate?
One of the most important aspects of RTT is the idea that the mind loves what is familiar. That means it doesn’t like things that cause disruption or uncertainty, and it doesn’t like different behaviours. So, things like not being with friends in a classroom, not having the same interaction with teachers, leave our minds working in a different way. Fortunately, with the right guidance, we can help the mind see new things as familiar behaviours.
How does the process work?
RTT works by helping clients recognise the root cause of a problem and deal with it. We work with the subconscious mind because will power along cannot break the chain of a bad habit or fears. So we aim to help people discover for themselves where their problems began. With a child that’s anxious about their education, it could go back to being criticised by their parents for a poor test result, or feeling humiliated when they couldn’t do something in front of their classmates.
An RTT session usually lasts around 90 minutes and it involves helping the client revisit those past feelings or fears and to move away from them, bringing about permanent lasting change.
Is RTT suitable for children of all ages?
Absolutely. Although the techniques may be slightly different with younger children, the basic process is the same. I already work with a group of children and young people to help them deal with issues that are acting as a block to learning and confidence.
The benefits to the student might be improved self-esteem and confidence, improved focus and concentration and coping skills, a decrease in stress and anxiety and better performance. At the same time, we can help a school understand students’ needs better so that they can provide targeted support, and also use the same techniques to improve the wellbeing of staff through working with the tools themselves.
How useful is RTT at a time when mental health and wellbeing is so important?
Ask yourself, how many of these beliefs do you have?
- I have always been insecure and self-conscious.
- I have never been confident.
- I have been shy all my life.
As an RTT Therapist I have worked with many clients who held the same beliefs – and it was stopping them from fulfilling their true potential in every aspect of their lives. I can tell you exactly what I told them: that simply isn’t true.
You see, you were born confidence, with high self-esteem and a conviction that you mattered. It’s during childhood and adolescence that our self-esteem is knocked, whether by critical authority figures or bullying from our peers.
However, it is you who has held on to that criticism, which means you also have the power to overcome it.
The most important words you will ever hear are the words you say to yourself and believe. So, if you keep thinking you’re not confident, you never will be. Let’s change that.
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