Els Bosma is a certified Rapid Transformational therapist (RTT) & hypnotherapist who started her working life as a tropical marine biologist, working for the United Nations in central Africa. Returning after 5 years, she started a completely new career in Scientific Publishing in the UK and the US.
Once returning to the Netherlands, Els says that she tried several jobs and interim assignments until she discovered Rapid Transformational Therapy™. She says “The road was clear for me from that moment onwards: what RTT gave me, I can give to others in return: freedom from pain and limiting beliefs.”
Els says “Please know that there is no anxiety that is too great, no phobia that is too strange and no limiting belief about yourself that is too controlling, with RTT the life you want is available for you too!”
In this inspiring interview, Els shares more of her experience of how RTT transformed her life, and now she uses it to help others too…
How has Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™) changed your life and why?
I can’t even begin to describe how RTT has changed my life. Before I discovered RTT, I walked around in life with my ‘soul under my arm’. This is an expression for when you don’t know what to do with yourself. Even though I couldn’t see exactly what was wrong, I knew that something wasn’t quite right.
When I discovered RTT my world did a massive 180 degree turnaround. So much so, that I made RTT the driving force of my working life. I thought, if it benefits me so much, I just have to share it with all who need (and want) it too.
Please can you briefly summarise your life before RTT, what were your biggest challenges?
Before RTT my life was work work work. I was a successful manager in the international corporate world. I worked from 7 to 7 and honestly enjoyed it, until I had a burnout. I recovered quite quickly and was proud to be back at work. However, I strangely never reached that same level of confidence, or that same joy in work. Therefore I lost my joy in life. If you work from 7 till 7 everyday, and you don’t enjoy yourself, you really don’t enjoy life anymore.
I didn’t recognize the woman in the mirror anymore, I didn’t like or understand even my reactions to other people. Everything hurt, all remarks that normally would have made me laugh, now made me cry in pain. I quit my job, found a new one, had to quit that one too within 6 months, found a new one, had to quit that one too (yes, that was the third job I quit in less than 18 months), all due to the fact that I couldn’t be myself anymore, the way I used to be.
How did you discover RTT and why did you decide to do it? How is RTT different from other approaches you have tried?
A friend of mine looked so happy, so satisfied with her life, even though if you looked from the outside, she had quite a few reasons not to be happy. However, she lived the life she wanted and didn’t let outside opinions bother her, she took life in her own hands. That appealed to me and I asked her where this came from. RTT was her answer. She had started the online RTT course.
I looked into RTT and Marisa Peer, and was drawn to the relative simplicity of the approach, while it got such massive results. The more I followed Marisa Peer, the more I noticed I started to look at life differently. What surprised me most was the speed in which this works.
For me, talk therapy had been a long road, with a lot of soul searching, and in the end I never did get the full solution from it. With RTT I discovered the short road with instant understanding where my pain and loss of confidence had come from and once you know, you can never go back! (that is a phrase I use every day with my current customers now, because that’s how it felt to me then!)
What was your experience of training in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)?
The RTT training itself was like the therapy: fast and effective! It gave me an instant link to a supportive community of which I’m so grateful to be part of now. I can’t imagine not having my RTT family anymore. I’m part of the RTT Forum, RTT Alumni, RTT Werkgroep (Dutch RTT FB group) and every month I’m organizing a monthly Zoom session with all the Dutch RTT therapists to discuss our road to becoming a successful RTT therapist.
What did you most want to achieve from RTT?
Very simple (yet also hugely complicated): a new life!
How has your life changed now as a result of RTT?
My confidence is fully back. If I’m in pain or feel a blockage in my life, I now have this amazing tool to discover where it comes from, how to overwrite it, and to overcome it. Thanks to RTT, I lead my life the way I want to, the way I really feel I can have purpose and meaning in my life, (not just purpose and meaning for a multinational company.) Everytime I meet new people (and when I talk to old friends who tell me new pains that they have) I immediately think, I can help you with that. The beauty is, that most do come to me for help, and those who don’t? Well, they will slowly be ready for it too one day, then I’ll be waiting for them with open arms.
What has been your biggest impact with RTT? What are you most proud of? Is there a client story that brings this to life?
Quite a lot of people who know me (either friends from my old life, or friends/colleagues from my new life) do come to me to get RTT therapy. The one I’m most proud of, is the therapy session I had with the son of another RTT therapist. She asked me if I could help him with his panic attacks. This was linked to a history of bullying as a young child at school. It took one session, and he was one of those clients that had an instant result: the moment he got out of the chair he felt that he would never ever have these panic attacks again. His mother (the RTT therapist) called me up crying and said “I have my son back.”
Anything else you would like to share?
I think I can speak for all of us new RTT therapists, when I say that we feel we got something that is going to be life-changing for the future generations. As we spread the good work, get the fast results, people will be drawn more and more to the massive possibilities that RTT is giving human kind. Our mind works in amazing ways. Currently the general thinking is still: first medication then (maybe) therapy. However, I strongly believe that this will change and possibly sooner than we think!