Fiona Murphy is a Rapid Transformational Therapist from Oakham in Rutland, which she says, out of interest, is the smallest county in England. She worked in sales and marketing for pharmaceutical companies for over twenty years, before retraining as a Rapid Transformational Therapist.
Fiona says “As I become aware of the scarcity of help available for mental health issues, my desire to find a way of providing help that would bring lasting change to people, grew as I looked at all the different options available. Eventually, on a recommendation from another healthcare professional I found Marisa Peer and Rapid Transformational Therapy.
The brilliance of Rapid Transformational Therapy is that it is powerful and effective, helping with a wide range of issues, which means that you feel a difference inside that is positive and meaningful. It means that you have taken a positive step in the direction of changing your life forever.”
In this inspiring interview, Fiona shares her personal experience of what led her to dramatically transform her own life and how she is now able to help others do the same.
1. Please can you tell us a little about your life before RTT, what were your biggest challenges? What were you struggling to overcome? What was it costing you, what pain was it causing you and how did this impact your life?
I worked in sales and marketing for pharmaceutical companies for over 20 years. Like a lot of corporate jobs, there was a lot of pressure and stress to perform against targets etc.
Whilst on the outside it may have appeared glamorous – well paid, with a shiny new car every 18 months, conferences in exotic locations, staying in luxury hotels and restaurants, and at least 4 holidays abroad a year – the reality was that I lived out of a suitcase. I drove thousands of miles every year, always having to be ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice.
I worked with some of the most amazing and clever doctors in leading hospitals and research centres, who were global opinion leaders, researching cures for diseases such as epilepsy, cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. However, I had little or no home life, as I was really only going home to sleep and change my clothes. I had gardeners, cleaners etc just so I could function, as the little time I did have at home was usually spent getting work ready for the upcoming weeks/months.
Other than my immediate family, I knew no one locally as I was never there or, if I was, I was too exhausted to go out and meet new people – I had lived in my village for over 12 years and I didn’t know anyone! There was a series of consultations for redundancy – 3 times in 2 years! This was even more unsettling and stressful. It added to my desire to find something new that fulfilled me and let me have a better quality of life – or even actually have a life outside work!
Having a relationship was next to impossible. Meeting someone other than through work (dating customers or colleagues was not an option) just didn’t happen. On the odd occasion I did meet someone, they didn’t seem to think it was normal to wait 4/6 weeks between dates because of work commitments!
I was spending a lot of money to maintain a house/life I was rarely there to enjoy.
Even when I was home, I was too tired to appreciate it and there were few people to share it with. It was starting to make me miserable and my motivation was seeping away – I was beginning to dread going to work, when I had previously always enjoyed it.
Then the decision was made for me – the company I was working for was folded and we were all made redundant – the perfect time to take the opportunity to start again.
2. How did you discover RTT? Why did you decide to try it?
I had been looking for a ‘healing’ course for a long time, as I knew I wanted to help people. Through my work in the NHS and with various doctors and charities, I knew there was a need for a better solution for the many people who slip between the cracks in the healthcare system, due to lack of funding and staff shortages etc.
None of the courses I had found resonated with me as there was always something ‘missing’.
I was on a retreat weekend when I met a graduate of Marisa Peer’s training – this lady had been on one of Marisa’s first courses. During our conversations she told me about it and I investigated further.
I just knew I had found what I had been looking for! In so many different ways it met all my needs and expectations.
3. What did you most want to achieve from RTT? If you had a magic wand, what did you wish to change?
I wanted to build a new career for myself which gave me the work/life balance I was looking for (not just paying lip service to), as well as one that actually impacted and changed other people’s lives for the better – one that made a real difference every day.
4. What was your experience of RTT? How many sessions did you have?
I have done many RTT sessions during my training and still do! They have helped me overcome so many different blocks and helped me move my life forward in many different ways. Now if I need help with an issue I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to any of the RTT graduates I know for another session!
5. How did this help? How do you feel now as a result of RTT? How has your life changed? How does this relate to what you most wanted?
My life has changed immeasurably in the 18 months since I started my RTT journey.
I have my own practice which is getting busier by the day, I have a busy and fulfilling life outside of work now as well – I actually know people locally! My practice is based in the middle of town, so I meet people in town and have reconnected with the local community.
6. How is RTT different from other approaches you have tried?
RTT goes deeper than other approaches – it digs up and releases things that you have long -since buried, or even forgotten that you buried! It makes you do some hard and difficult soul searching at times; it can put you through the emotional wringer. However, the release of emotions that you experience as a result of letting go of all that old stuff is truly liberating and life-changing in a way that nothing else I have tried is! It also leaves permanent changes that you aren’t necessarily aware of straight away – small subtle changes happen all the time – for the better!
7. Marisa Peer says that transformation can be immediate, cumulative, or retrospective – when you look back now, what would you say was your experience?
It is definitely all of those things! I can honestly say that I have experienced all of those things and the small subtle changes add up to really big changes! The best thing is that all the change happens without you doing anything other than listening to the recording!
8. Anything else you would like to share?
There is a saying that if you do what you love you will never work again – I can honestly say that is what I do now! Yes, it is still early days for my business – so there is work involved in building it and making it better – none of it is a chore though! Every day is different as is every single client I see.
The best bit is that almost every day I receive messages from clients thanking me for helping them change their lives.
Whether it is the lady who is no longer scared of flying and is in Australia with the grandchildren she had never met, or the client who hasn’t touched alcohol since their session, the clients plagued by anxiety and panic attacks which no longer affect them, the client with depression who after 20+ years feels ‘normal’ again and is now medication free, to the clients I help through redundancy into new jobs or new careers. Every single day there is someone who is changing their life for the better because of me and RTT, which Marisa has shared with me and all her other graduates.
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