FAQ: You Ask - I Answer
WHAT MAKES TRTP DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MODALITIES?
Trauma is not stored in the conscious mind. Trauma is stored in the subconscious mind and in the body. (Levine, can der Kolk, Ogden) TRTP works where the trauma is stored, and addresses it there.
TRTP also arrests client self-sabotage before it begins. It does this in the first session, by changing the unhelpful negative unconscious core beliefs to the positive. For example, if the unconscious has the belief , ‘It’s not safe to get well’ – self-sabotage will be the result. The unconscious will keep the client safe, according to its own beliefs. If this unconscious core belief is changed to ‘It’s safe to get well’ – then obviously, a positive outcome will be achieved more quickly, without the unconscious attempting to keep the client ‘safe’ in unwellness.
WHAT DOES THE TRTP PROCESS FEEL LIKE?
The TRTP process is one of guided self-reflection and hypnosis. It feels slightly different to everyone. For example, we go into hypnosis several times a day. Any time you’ve been in the car and arrived at your destination without consciously realising it you have been in hypnosis. When you go to the movies and you’re engrossed in the movie, you’re in hypnosis. You don’t have to close your eyes to even be in hypnosis.
During hypnosis you will still know that you are in the room with me and you will always have the choice to follow what I am asking you to do. Even if you’re asked to speak you will still remain in hypnosis. The way to get the best out of your session is to follow the instructions as best you can and just let yourself go. Have fun and play in the world of the unconscious.
I'M FINDING THE OUTCOMES OF THE TRTP PROCESS SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
It does sound too good to be true.
Using current mental health practices, extraordinarily positive, quick outcomes are generally rare. The usual outcome is one of slow, incremental change.
We seem to have an entrenched view that if a person has been sick for a long time, it will take a long time for them to become well.
But what if that’s no longer necessary?
It makes sense that if a different outcome is being achieved, a different approach must be being used. It stands to logic that with TRTP we are doing something different. And we are.