An Explanation of RTT – Rapid Transformational Therapy

Millions of people worldwide now realise the benefits of accessing therapy. When it comes to choosing what type of therapy might work for you, there are a lot of different methodologies out there to explore. Understanding ‘what’s what’ can be confusing and clients can be easily misled by grandiose claims, so choosing the right therapist is a very important and personal decision. A therapist displaying an RTT logo on their website will have received personal tuition from Marisa Peer as she is the only person that teaches her innovative approach and is endorsed by the General Hypnotherapy Register, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the National and International Council of Psychotherapists, the American Board of Hypnotherapy, the International Association of Complementary Therapists, the International Institute of Complementary Therapies and many other International bodies.

Who is Marisa Peer?


When it came time to create my own therapy course after thirty years of practising it myself, I really wanted to create something powerful and transformational that reflected all the success I’ve had in my long career. I also wanted to be very clear what it is. It’s true that I’ve been influenced by lots of methodologies including hypnosis, CBT, psychotherapy, psychology, healing and neurolinguistic programming (or NLP). However, it would be incorrect to say my method is simply a summation of these parts. I truly believe my method, Rapid Transformational Therapy, or RTT, is one-of-a-kind and its foundation is guided by the unconventional idea that you don’t need a lifetime to learn, master and then change the processes of the mind, nor weekly sessions. With the right therapist you can become free of problems like depression, anxiety, all addictions, confidence issues, weight issues, fears and phobias very quickly.

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy?

Rapid Transformational Therapy embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients: the use of trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. However RTT goes beyond, diagnosing what works with clients to build a new therapeutic approach. Unlike many hypnotherapists RTT does not rely solely on positive reinforcement. Too often this is the sole focus for hypnotherapists.

While using correct, up-to-date, and relevant language when talking to yourself is certainly a part of any transformation, it serves as more of a reinforcement of breakthroughs, rather than the catalyst of them. RTT therapists are able to reach breakthroughs via hypnosis that would not be possible if they were simply trying to reach their subconscious mind via altered language and self-talk. Your RTT therapist is equipped with an array of techniques and tools that are crucial, not just in teaching you how to communicate with your subconscious mind, but also directly accessing and fixing whatever blockages may be there. Central to that is the ability to transform many clients in a single session.

“My ability to do that doesn’t come from a single methodology; it comes from the unique layering of techniques and beliefs that I created and now teach.” Marisa Peer

How Does it Work?

Marisa identified that regardless of their issue, in sessions clients benefitted from her applying a particular set of techniques in a particular way that almost always brings about phenomenal changes for the clients. These insights provided the foundations for Rapid Transformational Therapy to emerge as a distinctive therapeutic approach.

In diagnosing what works with real clients in real sessions, Marisa has developed a unique therapy and a range of different techniques and tools that your therapist may draw on dependent on a clients presenting challenges. Your therapist has been trained to use these tools in a skillful and exploratory way following extensive training, ongoing support and supervision.

What Should I Expect From a Session?

As the client you will work alongside your therapist uncovering the meaning and interpretation of events and then changing them.

This leads to permanent powerful change because RTT enables the mind to tell the body what to do, for example heal itself using a technique called Command Therapy, easily move away from addictions and turn fear into excitement. RTT can tell the body how to react and how to feel and it can alter and improve the messages the body sends to the mind so things like depression, anxiety and panic attacks can be permanently overcome.

If you are in physical or emotional pain you want rapid results. RTT aims to deliver permanent change in 1 to 3 sessions. By using a technique called Role Function, Purpose, it recognises and values the significance clients attach to their issues/problems and then offers a powerful emotional release for them. They can actually be free from pain.

RTT uses Command Cell therapy as a powerful technique for purposefully healing the body, as opposed to positive conditioning alone. RTT draws out ‘unfinished business’, meaning it is a technique for addressing the trauma that clients have been holding onto for many years. Upgrading the Child offers a fast and incredibly effective way to permanently overcome childhood issues .

Marisa has other unique techniques including:

  • Dialogue with the person that hurt you
  • Getting the praise you have alway wanted
  • Using “Its not me” to emphasise why the client is changing

Marisa Peer is rightly proud of the reputation that she’s earned. She is currently working on an RTT programme that is going into schools and an anti bullying programme.   

The Differences Between NLP & RTT?

When it comes to personal development and therapy, there are a lot of different methodologies out there to explore. It can be confusing for people looking for a therapist to understand what’s what, and it can be easy to be confused by different therapies. When it came time to create my own therapy course after thirty years of practising it myself, I really wanted to create something powerful and transformational that reflected all the influences I’ve had in my long career. I also wanted it to be very clear what it is, and what it is not.

It’s true that I’ve been influenced by lots of methodologies including hypnosis, CBT, psychotherapy, healing and neurolinguistic programming (or NLP). However, it would be incorrect to say my method is simply a summation of these parts. I truly believe my method, Rapid Transformational Therapy, or RTT, is one-of-a-kind and its ethos is guided by the unconventional idea that you don’t need a lifetime to learn, master and then change the processes of the mind.

Often, people who have heard about my RTT method—but who have not yet seen an RTT therapist- will say that it sounds very similar to NLP. Some even presume it’s NLP simply packaged differently. To avoid confusion, I wanted to explain the difference between the two therapies.

It’s true that both NLP and RTT can teach you how to better dialogue with your mind, and understand the difference between what your subconscious and conscious mind believe.

But most of the similarities end there. RTT has the added—and crucial—step of not just teaching you how to communicate with your subconscious mind, but also directly accessing and fixing whatever blocks may be there. Using the regression technique that I teach, clients are able to reach breakthroughs via hypnosis that would not be possible if they were simply trying to reach their subconscious mind via altered language and self-talk.

After a long career as a therapist, I am proud of the reputation that I’ve earned. Central to that reputation is my ability to transform many of my patients in a single session. My ability to do that doesn’t come from a single methodology; it comes from the unique layering of techniques and beliefs that I teach on the RTT course. While using correct, up-to-date, and relevant language when talking to yourself is certainly a part of that, it serves as more of a reinforcement of breakthroughs, rather than the catalyst of them.

To be clear, I’m not saying that NLP is not a valid methodology. Many of the people who  I train have formerly studied in NLP. What I am saying is that RTT is far more all-encompassing as a treatment method. While learning how to dialogue with your mind is a part of the method, it is often not enough if you have experienced severe trauma, emotional hurt, or are struggling with addictions or phobias . I am a great believer that you cannot fix what you don’t understand and RTT works by first understanding how you got your issues and then freeing you from them for good using a method I created called Role, Function and Purpose of any issue. It also has a huge healing element that uses command therapy to activate the body's ability to heal and restore itself to wellness. Many Doctors have trained with me and commented that what I do is a form of neuroplasticity as RTT is creating new neural pathways in the mind while simultaneously removing of old unhelpful ones. I am immensely proud of this and always in awe of the powerful transformations brought about through RTT

I hope this has cleared up any confusion around the difference between NLP and RTT, as that is a question I am frequently asked.


Testimonials from happy clients of Marisa:

    I believe RTT™ is the way of the future for mental health...

    "I am Marion, I'm 38 and am a single mum to my gorgeous little boy Zak who's 4 and I live in UK. I was so inspired by Marisa’s work as I spent most of my life in and out different therapy feeling totally confused at a loss with myself/ my life, then I saw Marisa 18 months ago and I had more of a shift in one session then I had, had in the previous 37 years! I believe RTT™ is the way of the future for mental health, and I am spending a lot of time in Gambia, West Africa working with a charity that works with women and children who have suffered abuse. Part of their work is providing Therapy and counselling and my aim after the course is to introduce them to RTT™."

    Marion W

    You have now given me the strength and purpose in life.

    "I will always be eternally grateful to you for helping me with so many aspects of my life. Firstly the Depression. I actually felt a whoosh of the depression and any negativity leaving my head. Since then, I have no negative self-critical voice in my head telling me I'm not good enough.

    Secondly, my Skin Acne. Again, since doing the healing vortex session when you put your hand on my head, my skin is clearing up daily and is looking much better now and continues to clear every day. I use command cell therapy every day to command my skin to look clear and bright whilst looking at the parts of my skin that are clear I say "And THAT is how the rest of my skin is looking too, clear and bright".

    So onwards and upwards, Marisa. I hope my migraines are finished with for good and I need to work on seasonal hayfever when the time comes. Also I am slowly reducing my dose of anti-depressant which I've been trying to come off for the last 13 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marisa. I can not say it enough! I send you Metta (loving kindness) in my daily meditations too to support you and your marvellous, incredible work. You have now given me the strength and purpose in life I needed to take this work forward in helping others too which is the greatest gift there is!"

    Claire C

    Thank you Marisa for curing me today.

    "I felt completely safe and supported by you and the entire group. I would not normally open up but your method helped me to do so and clear all blocks to my health and life in general to enable me to move forward. After 38 years, we cleared it in one session! It's truly life changing."

    Michelle Deacon

    I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help with the hypnosis for my public speaking phobia. For the first time I actually did a good presentation in Madrid and indeed ended up with an impromptu one on the last day. Some of my peers said “you’re good at presentation you can do the final day” Little did they know it had taken 28 years and many sessions but only your one had worked.

    Jo Waring-Hockley

    About 15 years ago I was determined never to fly again. My fear of flying had become a phobia and nowhere was worth the distress of getting to. But then I was asked to fly to New York on business. I felt I had to go. A friend told me about Marisa and so I went to see her. She was amazing. Under hypnosis the cause of my extreme anxiety was uncovered and  Marisa taught me how to overcome it. I flew to New York with absolutely no problem and have since taken many long-haul flights. I quite often enjoy flying now, even take-off and landing. So, a big thanks to Marisa!

    Judy Groves

    Dear Marisa,

    I am sorry this is a little delayed but things have been quite hectic since Joshua's arrival! Well, I am very pleased that I can tell you that Joshua arrived safely on Friday 21st September. Thank you so much for your help during my pregnancy and I hope to be in touch with you again.
    kind regards,"

    Tracy Nicholson


    Tracy Nicholson's Little Joshua

    Dear Marisa, finding you and RTT made 2017 my best year ever and now 2018 will be just incredible with all the tools you’ve given us. The gratitude I feel for you, the online course, the Live course, my session and all the knowledge and understanding I’ve gained in just a few months is truly life-changing and mind-blowing. Every day I have new insights and release outdated beliefs. Thank you forever, you are a goddess!

    Kasia Weglarz

    Testimonials from happy clients of Marisa's therapists:

    I wanted to say a HUGE thank you from the bottom of my heart, for you & the work you do. You have changed my Mum’s life.

    This year has been horrendous for her. Since New Years Day, she has been admitted to a psychiatric ward twice, had a seizure which put her into intensive care, and has just had to have a hip replacement too.

    As you can imagine, her mental state has not been good at all. She began to fear being at home in her flat, because she lives alone. When I say she feared it, I actually mean she was terrified. Her anxiety was through the roof. She had spoken to counsellors, doctors, and psychiatrists and no-one seemed to be able to help reduce her anxiety.

    With the help of her lithium medication, her depression finally began to lift. But her morning panic attacks each day, remained. The strange thing was, that these attacks didn’t seem to be conscious. She was getting them in the moments between coming out of sleep, before she was fully conscious. She had asked her psychiatrist if this meant the problem was related to her subconscious mind instead.

    His reply was simply “I don’t know”; and she was not given any advice, other than the usual CBT.

    I signed up for your wonderful RTT™ training because you’d said that the root cause of all issues is ‘not feeling enough’, and that RTT™ can cure this. I decided that I wanted to ‘try out’ the RTT™ on my Mum; to help with her anxiety at a subconscious level. She was only the second person I’d worked on, and to be honest it was a bit clumsy. I’d forgotten certain lines, there were long pauses, and so on.

    This took place one month ago, and she has not had an anxiety attack since then! Despite my inexperience, the RTT™ process still worked; which just proves to me, how utterly powerful your process is! You have changed my Mum’s life, Marisa.Doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists, CBT couldn’t help her.

    But YOU did.

    She felt trapped, helpless to this anxiety. She thought she’d have to live with it forever. But YOU have set her free. And we cannot thank you enough. All the love in the world to you

    Faye Hurley

    I am buzzing! My first alcoholic client session. This lovely lady was drinking so much all week - all her life she drank, and recently it has been getting worse....once a week drinking so much she was blacking out and having amnesia the next day. She said it was escalating and she felt so trapped and utterly worthless.

    All her family and friends were so worried about her. I focussed in the session on her feeling enough and loveable.

    Well just over 2 weeks later she has been listening to my recording daily and she keeps contacting me saying how I have changed her life and she has absolutely NO desire to drink at all!!!

    She said all urges to drink had disappeared the day after the session!!!! It is such an amazing feeling to know I have helped this lovely woman by setting her free to be the empowered, beautiful human being she truly is. I love RTT!!!! Setting one person free at a time wahoo!!!!

    This woman's transformation is so profound - she is totally and utterly amazed - she sent me a text today to say she feels so amazing she doesn't think she will ever drink again in her life!!!!! Thank you for bringing your phenomenal RTT to the world Marisa.It feels slightly surreal as I only recently graduated and have only ever done 5 full RTT sessions and 4 of those have been total cures ... makes me know deeply I am meant to be doing this amazing work. I am going to start charging £200 from now on as I am getting such great testimonials.  

    Helen Smith

    Testimonials from Marisa's therapists stating the difference they are making and how happy they are:

    Becoming a certified MPM therapist has totally transformed my life into a much more beautiful and meaningful one and I'm constantly in awe of how powerful your method is and how many lives i have touched for the better with the help of it. I’ve helped many kids (including my daughter) become more self-confident and sleep way better during the night. Two amazing ladies got pregnant, each of them trying for years before that. I’ve helped countless single moms to solve their self confidence/lovability/not enough issues and find meaningful, loving relationships. I’ve helped a lady to move from almost losing her baby when 7 months pregnant, to have a healthy full term pregnancy; unfortunately her doctor would not give her the go ahead to give birth naturally even if she was full on convinced that she could do it. Several people have healed from eczema, back pains, migraines. I’ve helped a friend to deal with the loss of two family members within days. Most of all, I have now a tool to help friends in need; I just found out a few days ago that a friend has been diagnosed with leukemia and I instantly made him a healing vortex.  Before meeting you and coming to your course I would have just felt sad, unable to help in such situations. But now everything is different, countless times better and truly heart melting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for transforming my life for the better, I'm forever grateful to you!

    Laurin Marin

    Testimonials from people who have done uncompromised life or any of our other courses stating it has changed their life:

    Hi Marisa:-) I absolutely love your 8 week course. I think it is phenomenal and absolutely life changing - has been for me! Your hypnosis sessions are great, I absolutely adore them and I have listened to a few of your other hypnosis sessions too. One if my favorites is lovability - I have listened to it over and over for several weeks and just love it. I think your method and way of work is all very practical and life changing and easy to use!! Just love your work.

    Hilda Lundquist

    I just finished your 8 week Uncompromised life and listened to your last recording. Something shifted inside and it feels amazing. I started this course very skeptical as I was at a low point in my life after a bad breakup with my boyfriend. The relationship with my best friend was also deteriorating. I used to let both of them treat me poorly because I believed they were doing me a favor by spending their time with me and I let that happen. I was scared to confront it as I thought they would stop being my friend (or boyfriend). Your course and hypnosis shifted something on the last day of the course and now I believe that I am good enough to be treated with respect that I deserve and if not, I don't have time for it nor will I put up with any of it any longer. Thank you so much, you have no idea how much I appreciate your work and really didn't believe anything like that was possible.

    Jelena Kuchar

    I am writing a thank you love letter to you Marisa ...for the blessings of 'The uncompromised Life'.

    Two and a half years ago I lost my husband and the grief process was like nothing I have encountered and I have been on a massive growth curve since. At the beginning of this year I began the Uncompromised Life and did the full program and loved it. I have had things change in my life in perfect and easy ways! I still have 'I am enough' on my mirrors, phone and fridge...

    ...the purpose of this thank you note is that I also did the Loveabliltiy and then lastly the relationship extra and consequently I have met the most amazingly beautiful man and our connection is deep and phenomenal, the love I feel for myself and the love I feel for this new man is so gentle and beautiful I am floored by it, and letting it gracefully in...and so I simply want to say thank you, thank you, thank you..brightest of Blessings beautiful human xxx

    Sara Catena

    Testimonials from clients who have lost weight through RTT and PWF:

    I have been really quiet about my results with PWF because it is still quite hard for me to believe this is real. I have always been chubby (not really always, just since adolescence) and since a few years ago I put a some more extra weight. I never wanted to be skinny, I like curves... but not that much LOL.

    For years I have been trying to lose weight... with no success. I tried dieting, I tried energetic work. Nothing worked and I let go the idea of having a healthier body! Two months ago, I decided to do something about it and to try low carb... and as we say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That's when Claudia shared photos of her amazing results with PWF, in a group. 6 weeks ago I messaged her and a new adventure was going to begin for me. I have been listening to the downloads for 6 weeks and been eating low carb... not strict at all. I am still having a little bread almost every morning and since I am a pizza lover, I managed to find a recipe for a low carb crust to have my pizza from time to time (sorry Marisa, I know pizza is not real food).

    My relation with food has changed, I hear in my head Marisa saying that my stomach is the size of my fist, that I love to leave food on my plate, etc. Some foods I used to like now bother me, just by their smell (I can't smell chocolate now... don't know why)... I don't feel the need for french fries I used to adore.

    To summarize: 6 weeks of listening to the mp3s, some cheat meals, no hunger and 5 kilos left me. I am amazed and deeply grateful to have found you Marisa, you are a blessing! I don't want to be skinny but feel better in my body so I think I will try to let go a little 2 more of kilos in the next weeks (target weight: 70 kg, now: 72,4). Thank you Marisa Peer and thank you to this supporting community!

    Sissi Blessings

    I just wanted to thank you for seeing me last night and hopefully changing my eating habits for the rest of my life!  Before I arrived at your house I was thinking what was I going to eat for dinner last night so hence I was shocked to find that I was not in the least bit hungry and having had my last meal at four pm was pleasantly surprised that I couldn’t eat anything.  

    This carried on this morning and I only had a few cashew nuts about ten and then a piece of chicken and some spinach for lunch.  I am amazed that I had no craving for any carbs or  milk.   I feel really positive about the future and am determined to eat healthy and lose my weight forever now. 

    Whatever you indoctrinated my mind with really worked and I can’t wait to lose 14lb.  It was lovely meeting you and thank you once again for changing my body and hopefully my life!!

    Elizabeth Cura

    Just thought I would let you know progress on my weight loss, I have now lost 18lbs since feb 1st. I am so pleased with myself long way to go yet but hey its working thank you so much.

    Sandra Coupland

    Testimonials from clients who have become free of physical ailments through RTT:

    100% feeling like Wonder Woman today. It's hard to believe that only 6 weeks ago my whole life was dominated by pain and managing the Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) and  Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Whilst I was in London studying with Marisa Peer, I gained an understanding of why pain was my life and I also gained freedom from it. For the first couple of weeks I was delighted to be free of pain but that delight was tempered by the fear it would return. Then I moved into confidence. Confidence that my joints would hold. Confidence that the pain really was gone. And now I'm overjoyed to have moved into strength. I feel strong in my body. I am amazed and ecstatic to be exercising and loving it. Last week I swam laps and the water didn't burn my skin. Yesterday I went running with the puppies. Let that sink in peeps. I went RUNNING. And this pain just enthusiasm to do it again. Oh, and did I mention I've also lost 10kgs in the last month. Life is good and Rapid Transformational Therapy is the best.

    Ruby Mitchell

    I had such a profound experience with the Healing Vortex hypnotherapy session. I had been noticing for some time that my energy was very low, and on my daily hike, my legs were feeling like lead, and it was all I could do to get through it. I have been dealing with some insomnia for some time and I thought that the only way my fatigue would end was by solving my sleeping issue. So, last Sunday, I listened to the Healing Vortex for the first time, and on Monday, I noticed on my hike that my legs and my entire body felt much better. And it continued every day. Ordinarily, I would get up in the morning still being tired, but this whole week has been different. My energy has increased dramatically, and the only source must be the Healing Vortex session. THANK YOU Marisa, for your work. I was getting so exasperated, wondering if I was ever going to feel fully rested and alive again, and it happened literally OVERNIGHT!

    James P

    I was born with Cerebral Palsy on the right side of my body caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain because I had the umbilical cord around my neck.

    At the beginning of the session, I felt some pressure on the left side of my brain, followed by a weird/amazing movement on the left side of the brain, I felt my brain expanding outwards, my left ear got extremely hot and tears started to build on the left side.

    At the end of the session, I felt so much lighter and as if something was lifting my body up to be straighter. I remember stepping down from the chair in front of the class, noticing this unknown steady feeling in my right foot straight away and my body posture was also more up right before my body weight was always focused on the stronger left side. That same evening I was testing my strength in my right foot by standing during my journey on the Tube. Before bed, I felt the left side of my brain move some more.

    I recall thinking, “Is Cerebral Palsy really gone now?!”

    One week later I have noticed that my right shoulder is more level with the left and my right arm has felt lighter ever since my session with Marisa last week. The progress continues and I will keep the reports coming…

    I now say this: I do not have Cerebral Palsy anymore. I now just have to teach my left side to give the control back to the right, as it was designed to do.

    RTT™ Cell Command Therapy works in groundbreaking ways that I never thought possible. I am all in, in making the medical world aware of how it can change people’s lives for the better.

    I am forever grateful for what you have done for me, Marisa."

    Angela Dahl

    Marisa Peer, The Your Mind Does What It Thinks You Want It To changed my life. This single Mom was able to drive 5 hrs to welcome my son who is in the Navy back home after a 7 month deployment. The left side of my body is partially paralyzed so driving long distances and going through a tunnel was a real challenge, but I did it. I listen to your healing vortex every night. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

    Constance Kaiser