Here at Totem, we’re all about bringing out the best in people, including ourselves! Did you know, that being your best self starts with other people? That’s right, your best self is you, when you stop to observe and acknowledge all the good that other people are doing, and show them your appreciation. Kickstart it all - the chain of events. Think of it like a cycle of positivity. You can read more about your best self here, in our post: The Art of Playing to Our Strengths: Totem’s Guide to The Reflected Best Self.
Part of being your best self is helping others shine, something we love to do here at Totem. Totem’s founding team, Jade Tremblay, Tessa Paradis and Carol Rancourt, all harbour lifelong interests in psychology, personal development and positive communication. Each of them have observed in their own lives the powerful impact that can be made just by uplifting people. Today we want to shine our light on a remarkable woman named Marisa Peer. You might already have heard of her. We want to highlight the work she does and how she continues to inspire us in the work we do, here at Totem and at home in our personal lives.
Marisa Peer is a therapist at heart, practicing for over 3 decades now. Peer is also a renowned and captivating speaker, whether in the media or for live audiences on stages worldwide. Additionally, she is an acclaimed author of numerous books, covering topics from nutrition to self-confidence. She has received extensive praise, being described as “the best therapist in the UK,” a “pioneering motivational hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and a winning sports psychologist.”
The most important thing to know about Marisa Peer? Her work is centred around health, wealth and love. Peer wants us to see the world in a new way. So, how do we make this shift? Well, we change our lives from within, of course!
Marisa Peer is also known as the “therapist’s therapist”. Often, she has taken on cases where other therapist’s have been out of their depth, or unsure which path to take. Have you ever had, or considered having therapy? Are you considering having therapy now? Have you considered trying a Rapid Transformational Therapy session (RTT session)? Or choosing an RTT therapist? Therapy is nothing to be scared or ashamed of. It could be said that there is still some stigma surrounding therapy. Sometimes referred to as psychotherapy, or counselling, the definitions for therapy can vary. The words themselves “therapy,” “therapist,” do lead some people to instantly question, “What is it? What’s wrong? What’s the problem?”. Well, what if there isn’t a problem? Perhaps there’s no problem at all. Therapy is just therapy. Nothing more, nothing less.
The aim of therapy is to help the person seeking therapy to learn about themselves, to explore their feelings, their behaviour, their reactions. Do you want to keep behaving and reacting in the same way as you have done on previous occasions? Or do you want to take control, and work towards changing your behaviour patterns and reacting differently? You see, there are so many different ways of approaching your life and the people and events in it. Don’t let common misconceptions about therapy stop you from getting help where you could benefit from it. Millions of people around the world have already found a therapist and type of therapy that works for them.
The dictionary defines therapy as a treatment intended to heal or relieve a disorder, the treatment of mental or psychological disorders, although many people believe you don’t have to wait for a low point in your life to have therapy, when you’ve hit a bump in the road. Therapy can be a preventative measure, it can be a routine form of self care, protecting your mental health. Therapy can cover a whole range of topics, exploring things such as problematic behavioural patterns, thoughts or beliefs, feelings or emotions, issues in a relationship and sometimes even physical discomfort or chronic pain (known as a somatic response).
Therapy can help us along our journey to being the best or healthiest version of ourselves, to live the best life we can despite any adversity we’re facing. Now, who wouldn’t want that? We can use therapy to make adjustments to problematic behaviour or habits, help with painful emotions, or better our relationship with ourselves and those around us. Therapy will usually begin with establishing goals and outlining the steps to achieving these goals. As with most things in life, getting started is usually the hardest part! Just focus on reaching out to a therapist or RTT practitioner that appeals to you, and then take things from there, one day at a time - start working on those negative beliefs.
Marisa Peer’s Rapid Transformational Therapy
Often abbreviated to just RTT, Marisa Peer works primarily with Rapid Transformational Therapy, also sometimes referred to as Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy. Marisa Peer and Rapid Transformational Therapy have been recognized globally for their success and effectiveness.
Just like what we’re doing here at Totem, Marisa Peer seeks to make a difference to ourselves and those around us, by using Rapid Transformational Therapy. Rapid Transformational Therapy is centred around the most effective principles of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for unparalleled results. We’ve already taken a look at the definition of therapy, now let’s take a quick look at these terms.
Hypnotherapy refers to guided hypnosis, a state of heightened focus and concentration - led by a hypnotherapist. This state is often trance-like, and this hypnotic conditioning technique is comparable to the sensation of being deeply absorbed in a book or film, or even being very deep in thought or practicing meditation. In this hypnotic trance, clients are then able to look inward to discover and utilise the natural resources within to help them make changes or take control of areas of their lives, for a transformative effect.
Sometimes described as talk therapy, psychotherapy is a way of helping people with all kinds of mental illness or emotional issues. Psychotherapy aims to help people manage problematic symptoms, unwanted habits or negative patterns for increased well being, healing and better quality of life.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro linguistic programming is an area of psychology centred around analysing strategies used for success and applying them to our own personal goals. It applies thought, language and behaviour patterns from past experience to our specific goals. What is interesting about NLP is that it works on the principle that all human acts are positive. As a result, if something goes awry or the unexpected occurs, it is not a negative experience, there are always some positive aspects, it is just a learning opportunity presenting us with more useful information.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy focusing on how our thoughts, attitude and what we believe can affect our actions and emotions. This therapy aims to teach participants skills for managing problems and challenging situations. CBT combines cognitive therapy (examining what we think) and behaviour therapy (examining what we do).
As you can see, there are so many different types of therapy available. Likewise, there really is a therapist out there for everyone, whether you choose a rapid transformational therapist or not!
More on Rapid Transformational Therapy
Going back to Marisa Peer’s Rapid Transformational Therapy, which takes elements of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and cognitive behaviour therapy and combines them along with Peer’s 30+ years of experience in the industry, what makes this hybrid therapy method any different? Marisa’s neuroscience based therapy differs from other methods in that it focuses on immediate and instant effect.
Any therapist will tell you that therapy is a journey like any other, it takes time and of course has its highs and lows. We certainly don’t disagree with these core beliefs, and know first hand the benefits of continuous therapy sessions. Peer’s RTT therapy is also, of course, suitable for prolonged use, allowing you to take on a deep and multilayered approach to your therapy, but it is world renowned for its powerful results and immediate impact. Many of Peer’s clients are high profile, athletes, celebrities, politicians, she may only have one session with them in their busy schedules, that’s one opportunity to make her mark and achieve rapid results with this pioneering therapy.
Rapid Transformational Therapy delves right to the root cause of the problem, as opposed to beginning with the symptoms like many other methods of traditional therapy. Marisa seeks to immediately rewire our neural pathways in order to cancel out negative behaviour patterns, bad habits, feelings of anxiety, and outdated belief systems.
By taking a leaf out of Marisa’s book (both figuratively and literally, she’s published several), and using other personal development and relationship building tools, anyone truly can work on their own neurological transformation. Start making extraordinary changes and make them permanent changes, with the highly acclaimed Marisa Peer method. These lasting effects and permanent change will help us strengthen empathy and connection in our personal lives and relationships, much like the work we’re doing here at Totem!
Start today - and make a permanent powerful change.