In this article:

  • What are Persistent Physical symptoms and why do they occur?
  • RTT™ offers a groundbreaking approach to treating persistent physical symptoms in teens, focusing on the mind-body connection and addressing the root psychological causes of these symptoms.
  • RTT™ works by helping individuals access their subconscious mind, identify root causes of distress, and replace them with empowering beliefs and behaviors
  • Unlike traditional therapies that often focus on symptom management, RTT™ delves deeper, providing long-term relief by resolving underlying emotional and psychological issues.

Teenagers today face an array of complex health challenges, many of which manifest as perplexing physical symptoms – chronic headaches, unexplained pains, and persistent fatigue, to name a few. Traditional medicine often struggles to provide answers, leaving families in a state of uncertainty. Enter Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) – a transformative approach that promises not just to treat these symptoms but to uncover and resolve their deep-seated psychological causes.

Persistent Physical Symptoms (PPS) in Teens

Overview PPS in Teens and Their Impact

Persistent physical symptoms in teens, such as chronic headaches, stomach aches, or unexplained pains, often go beyond mere discomfort. These symptoms can disrupt daily life, affecting school attendance, social interactions, and overall well-being. The perplexing nature of these symptoms lies in their persistence despite normal medical evaluations, leaving teens and their families in a state of uncertainty and stress.

Introduction to Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) as a Solution

Developed by renowned therapist Marisa Peer, Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) stands apart in the landscape of therapeutic methods. This innovative therapy is a confluence of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Its uniqueness lies in addressing the root psychological causes of physical symptoms, fostering a powerful mind-body connection.


Understanding Persistent Physical Symptoms (PPS)



What is PPS and Why Do They Occur

Persistent physical symptoms (PPS) in teens are ongoing or recurrent bodily sensations that cause discomfort or pain without a clear medical diagnosis. These can include chronic fatigue, headaches, stomach aches, and musculoskeletal pains. Often, PPS are not just physical manifestations but are intertwined with psychological factors. Stress, emotional upheavals, and mental health issues like lack of confidence self esteem, anxiety and depression can manifest physically in teens, leading to these persistent symptoms.


Challenges of Diagnosing and Treating These Symptoms

One of the biggest challenges in addressing PPS in teens is the lack of a clear medical cause. Standard medical tests, including blood work and imaging, often return normal results, leaving healthcare providers and families puzzled. This situation can lead to a cycle of frustration and anxiety, as repeated attempts to find a physical cause come up empty. The absence of a medical diagnosis can also lead to doubts about the legitimacy of the symptoms, further complicating the treatment process and potentially impacting the teen’s emotional well-being.


Using RTT™ to Break Free from Persistent Physical Symptoms

How does RTT™ work

So, how does RTT™ work its magic? In a nutshell, Rapid Transformational Therapy is a pioneering approach that combines elements of hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy. Its core principle is identifying and addressing the subconscious root causes of physical and emotional issues. RTT operates on the understanding that the mind and body are closely interconnected, and emotional well-being significantly impacts physical health. By accessing the subconscious mind through guided therapy, RTT™ aims to uncover and heal the underlying psychological factors contributing to persistent physical symptoms.


The science behind RTT™

The science behind RTT™ is compelling. Neuroscience research shows that our brains are capable of rewiring themselves in response to new experiences, thoughts, and behaviors, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. RTT™ harnesses this capacity of our brain to form new, healthier neural pathways.  It’s like creating a new route to work that’s quicker, individual and self exploratory.  By delving into your subconscious mind, RTT™ encourages the development of these new pathways, facilitating lasting, transformative change. No magic, just science!


How RTT™Differs from Traditional Therapy Methods

Unlike traditional therapy methods that often focus on managing, distraction or alleviating symptoms, RTT™ seeks to resolve the root cause of the problem. Traditional approaches might involve medication or ongoing therapy to cope with the symptoms, but RTT™ provides a more targeted intervention. It uses specific techniques to reframe the individual’s mindset and perception, leading to rapid and lasting changes. This approach is particularly effective for teens, as it addresses both their developing minds and bodies, offering a holistic path to recovery and well-being.



The Mind-Body Connection in RTT™



The Mind-Body Connection in Relation to Persistent Symptoms

The mind-body connection is a fundamental aspect of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), emphasizing how mental and emotional states can manifest as physical symptoms. RTT posits that many persistent physical symptoms in teens, such as chronic pain or fatigue, are often linked to psychological factors. These could include stress, unresolved trauma, or emotional distress. By understanding this connection, RTT aims to treat the psychological root of the physical symptom, rather than just addressing the symptom itself.


RTT™ & Real Life examples of Persistent Symptoms

Numerous cases demonstrate RTT’s effectiveness in resolving persistent physical symptoms by addressing the mind-body link. For instance, a teenager suffering from chronic stomach pain, which had no identifiable medical cause, found relief after RTT sessions revealed the pain was linked to anxiety and stress. Another example involves a young person experiencing unexplained headaches, which were later understood as a physical response to emotional trauma of their parents separation. Through RTT, these individuals were able to confront and understand the underlying emotional issues, leading to a significant reduction or complete resolution of their physical symptoms.


Practical Steps in RTT™


The RTT™ Process


Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is a therapeutic approach that utilizes the science of neuroplasticity to help individuals heal from past traumas.  It aims to identify the root cause of behaviors and release trapped thoughts, beliefs, and emotions

Here’s how RTT can help with anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma:

  1. Identifying the root cause: RTT helps individuals uncover the underlying causes of their anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma. By understanding the root cause, individuals can gain insight into the origins of their emotional struggles and work towards resolving them
  2. Releasing trapped thoughts, beliefs, and emotions: RTT aims to release and reframe negative thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that are associated with anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma. By addressing and reframing these subconscious patterns, individuals can experience relief and create new empowering beliefs
  3. Addressing childhood trauma: RTT is particularly effective in addressing childhood trauma, which can contribute to anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma in adulthood. By addressing and resolving these past traumas, individuals can reduce hidden stress and experience positive impacts on their well-being
  4. Building confidence and self-esteem: RTT can help individuals overcome feelings of low confidence and self-esteem. By releasing negative beliefs and replacing them with empowering ones, individuals can develop a more positive self-image and increase their self-confidence
  5. Promoting emotional healing: RTT combines various therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, psychotherapy, and neuroscience. This comprehensive approach helps individuals tap into their subconscious mind and facilitate emotional healing from anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma

It’s important to note that while RTT has shown promising results, it may not be suitable for everyone. It’s always recommended to consult with a qualified therapist or healthcare professional to determine the best approach for addressing anxiety, stress, and hidden trauma.

Transforming Teen Health with RTT™

Long Term benefits of  RTT™ 

The long-term benefits of RTT for teens extend beyond the immediate alleviation of physical symptoms. By addressing the root psychological causes, RTT equips teens with tools to manage stress, anxiety, and emotional challenges more effectively. This holistic approach fosters resilience, self-awareness, and a healthier mindset, which are crucial during the formative teenage years. Teens who undergo RTT often report improved academic performance, better relationships, and a more positive outlook on life. These benefits not only contribute to their current wellbeing but also lay a strong foundation for their adult lives.

Is RTT Right for Everyone?

While RTT has proven transformative for many, it’s not a universal remedy. Each teen’s journey is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It’s important to consult with healthcare professionals to determine the most suitable approach for each individual case.

It should be noted the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, recognises hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy. So while hypnotherapy is not considered a primary treatment for medical conditions, it could be advised as a supplement to conventional medical treatments for certain issues after medical causes and medications have been explored.


Tips for Teen’s 


Embracing  RTT™ 

For teens embarking on the RTT journey, it’s crucial to approach therapy with an open mind and willingness to explore deep-seated emotions. Keeping a journal to reflect on thoughts and feelings can be a helpful tool throughout the process. Caregivers should provide a supportive environment, encouraging open communication and patience. It’s important to remember that change doesn’t happen overnight, and being supportive during the therapy process is key. Additionally, practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques taught in RTT can reinforce the therapy’s benefits in daily life.

Maintaining Positive Outlook  

Maintaining a positive outlook is essential for teens undergoing RTT. Celebrating small victories and acknowledging improvements in symptoms can boost morale. It’s also beneficial to set realistic goals and track progress over time. Teens should be encouraged to engage in activities they enjoy and that promote relaxation and happiness. Caregivers and therapists should reinforce the idea that setbacks are a normal part of the process and not a sign of failure. Continuous encouragement and reassurance play a vital role in helping teens stay motivated and optimistic about their journey to better health and wellbeing.


 In Summary


Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) has shown remarkable effectiveness in treating persistent physical symptoms in teens. By addressing the root psychological causes of these symptoms, RTT provides not just temporary relief, but often a long-term solution. The therapy’s holistic approach, which integrates the mind and body, has been instrumental in resolving various symptoms, from chronic pain to fatigue, that previously had no clear medical explanation.

The journey of RTT underscores the importance of a holistic approach to health, especially in the complex and dynamic teenage years. Addressing persistent physical symptoms proactively with therapies like RTT can prevent long-term impacts on a teen’s life. It empowers teens with the tools and resilience needed to navigate not only their current challenges but also prepares them for future wellbeing. Embracing this comprehensive approach to health is crucial in fostering a generation of healthier, happier, and more resilient young adults.


 Taking the Next Step


If you’re intrigued by the potential of RTT in transforming teen health, why not explore it further? Whether seeking answers to persistent physical symptoms or looking for a path to emotional resilience, RTT might just be the key to unlocking a healthier, happier life for your teen.

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Author Bio

Victoria has worked within the NHS for over 30 years and completed a MSc programme in Public Health, BSc in Child Health, Health Visiting, School Nursing and specialist roles within Safeguarding and Looked after Children In 2018 she trained as a Rapid transformational therapist (RTT) in London with Marisa Peer. Victoria continues her work driven by her passion for young people in fulfilling their true potential.

Victoria is a practising NHS nurse with extensive experience within the health of young people and families. Within her work she has explored and recognised the issues young people currently experience in everyday life and she is passionate about wellbeing, health responsibility and the healthy transition into adulthood. It has transpired often many young people today has no Physical health or Mental health diagnosis yet are debilitated by physical symptoms with no known cause which often affects their everyday functioning, education, social relationships, self-esteem/confidence and their interaction within their family units.

Victoria is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, National Council for Psychotherapists and is DBS Registered.

Victoria Stephens

MSc BSc RGN RSCN HV SCPHN PG Dip Safeguarding Children


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) really effective for persistent physical symptoms in teens? Absolutely, RTT has been a game-changer for me! It’s not just another therapy; it dives deep into the subconscious to tackle the root causes of these baffling symptoms. I’ve seen teens transform from being constantly bogged down by unexplained pains to leading vibrant, pain-free lives. It’s like uncovering a hidden path to wellness that traditional medicine sometimes explain.

How does RTT compare to traditional therapy methods for physical symptoms? RTT is like the secret sauce missing in traditional therapy. While regular methods often focus on managing symptoms, RTT goes straight to the heart of the issue. It’s like comparing a band-aid solution to a deep healing process. Traditional therapy helped, but RTT was the key to unlocking a level of healing I didn’t know was possible.

Can RTT really address the mind-body connection in teens? Yes, and it’s incredible! The mind-body connection is like a superhighway, and RTT is the perfect vehicle to navigate it. I’ve seen firsthand how emotional issues, when resolved, can miraculously alleviate physical symptoms. It’s like finally understanding the language of your body.

Are there any real-life success stories of teens benefiting from RTT? Oh, absolutely!  One teen who overcame chronic migraines after discovering through RTT that they were linked to stress and a life event where this was initially experienced. Another young person found relief from debilitating fatigue by addressing deep-seated emotional issues linked to their sense of belonging.  These stories aren’t just inspiring; they’re proof of the power of RTT.

What long-term benefits does RTT offer for teen health and wellbeing? The long-term benefits are mind-blowing! RTT doesn’t just stop at symptom relief; it empowers teens with resilience and a healthier mindset. It’s like equipping them with a toolkit for life, ensuring they’re not just surviving but thriving.

How can teens and caregivers embrace RTT effectively? Embracing RTT is all about keeping an open mind and being patient. For me, journaling and practicing mindfulness, as suggested in RTT, were game-changers. Caregivers need to be supportive and understanding – it’s a journey you take together.

In comparison to other platforms, how unique is RTT in treating persistent physical symptoms? RTT stands out like a beacon in a sea of therapies. Unlike other platforms that might offer temporary fixes, RTT provides a lasting solution. It’s like choosing a tailor-made suit over a one-size-fits-all – the difference is just that stark.

Is RTT the ultimate solution for all physical symptoms in teens? While RTT is phenomenal, it’s not a one-size-fits-all. It’s been a miracle for many, but like any therapy, results can vary. It’s about finding the right fit for your unique situation. For me, RTT was the missing piece of the puzzle.

Feeling intrigued by RTT? Want to see if it can be the key to unlocking a healthier, happier life for you or your teen? Why not give it a try and see the transformation for yourself? What have you got to lose, except maybe those persistent, unexplained symptoms?