Unleash the Power of Your Mind with Rapid Transformational Therapy
Listen to the interview with Tracy Carroll to discover how Rapid Transformational Therapy can help you to quickly overcome health and life issues, such as anxiety, by retraining your mind.
Tracy is a Mum of 2, who, at the age of 40, decided to embark on a whole new career as a Rapid Transformational Therapist.
During her own experience with anxiety, Tracy discovered Rapid Transformational Therapy.
After experiencing amazing results through receiving this therapy, Tracy took the decision to train and become a therapist herself.
Tracy now treats and helps others who are going through a similar situation that she once faced.
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Gillian Duncan 0:00
Hello and welcome to this podcast from Clarity Junction. Today, I am excited to be joined by Tracy Carroll. Tracy is a Rapid Transformational Therapist, and is here today to discuss how Rapid Transformational Therapy can help unleash the power of our mind in order to overcome personal and health issues, such as phobias, low confidence, and anxiety. This is a topic that has always fascinated me and I am delighted to be having this discussion with her. So, keep listening to learn more about Rapid Transformational Therapy, how it can help you and Tracy's top tip for those who suffer from anxiety.
My name is Gillian Duncan, Positive Life and Wellbeing coach, inspiring women to lead the life they want, and I am delighted that you're here with me today.
Hi, Tracy, thanks so much for joining me today. It's so exciting to have you here and I'm really looking forward to hearing an awful lot more about Rapid Transformational Therapy.
Tracy Carroll 1:02
Yeah hey, Gillian, thank you so much for having me. I'm really excited to be here and just share a little bit about what I'm doing and why I'm doing it with you today.
Gillian Duncan 1:10
Oh, that's brilliant. Now, a lot of people probably haven't heard of Rapid Transformational Therapy before, and I was wondering, would you be able to enlighten us a little bit and tell us what is it and what does it involve?
Tracy Carroll 1:24
Yeah, sure. So, Rapid Transformation Therapy was, is a hybrid therapy that was created by Marisa Peer. She's basically taken the best bits of a lot of other techniques that other people may have heard of, for example: NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming, CBT - I know a lot of people would have heard of that, also known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. There's also some techniques from psychotherapy, and some other bits and pieces in there. And there's some new bits that she's actually designed herself, from her experience. She's been doing this for about 30 years now, so she's really pulled together a lot of her knowledge. She likes to say that she learns from her clients, which having done it myself is definitely the way to go. Our clients teach us so much. So, basically, the essence of it is that we want to be able to help people overcome their issues, whether it's something like anxiety, or whether it's fears or phobias, or even any kind of addiction, smoking, drinking, even food is considered an addiction in some senses. So, the idea is to delve in to find out what the root cause of it is. Because quite often, in today's society, we like to put a plaster on things.
Gillian Duncan 2:49
Tracy Carroll 2:50
And we just deal with the presenting symptom. And unfortunately, that doesn't last. So, by getting through to the root cause of something, you can actually eradicate it so that going forward, you don't get triggered by whatever caused it in the first place. So Marisa quite often says, in her training, that if you had a toothache, and you went to the dentist, and they said, 'Oh, this week, we're going to talk about it. And next week, I'll do an X ray, and the week after, I'll have a look. And the week after that I might take out for you. If I need to take the tooth out', most people would run a mile and say, 'Oh, I want a proper dentist!' They don't want to be in pain.
Gillian Duncan 3:35
Tracy Carroll 3:35
They don't want to be suffering any longer than they have to. And, unfortunately, with a lot of traditional therapies, it can involve quite lengthy healing process. I know myself, I had counselling a few years back. And as much as it was beneficial to me, it was an 18 month road. And I still wasn't where I am today when I finished. So, she designed it to be fast, hence the name rapid. And to get to the root cause of it so that the person had permanent relief from whatever they came to us with. So, that's the general idea behind it.
Gillian Duncan 4:14
So, when a client comes to you, what does it involve? Is it talking therapy? Or is it a form of hypnosis? Or is it something else? How do you work with clients?
Tracy Carroll 4:26
Okay, so is predominately done under hypnosis. By going into hypnosis we can take people back into the alpha brainwave, which is where we spend the first seven years of our life. And that's usually, not always, but usually, where a lot of our issues come from. So, we take people back under hypnosis, and we literally, it sounds kind of bizarre, but we speak to their subconscious. And we asked the subconscious, why a person is feeling the way they are, why they believe certain things about themselves, why they feel the need to do whatever it is, and from there, it can all be cleaned up. It can be put into a better perspective, because quite often, the way a child perceives something is very different, obviously, to what an adult does. So, it just gives people clarity of what is going on, what caused it, because often it's, the mind is incredibly powerful, and it tries his best to protect us and help us but it's very literal, it doesn't know the difference between right and wrong, and good and bad, and healthy and unhealthy. So it just makes decisions that it thinks are in our best interest. And, they may have been in our best interest when we were a child, but as an adult, they're no longer appropriate. So, by going back, we can clean them all up, we can, basically, reboot the mind into how the adult version of that person wants to be, feel, act, react. And then we use NLP and some other other talking therapies to allow the client to heal from any trauma, if they have any trauma. And we literally just put back all the good stuff that they want. We have to replace any negative beliefs, any negative thought patterns with good stuff. So, the client is very empowered, they actually get to decide how, what they want us to put back in, which is is really quite phenomenal. And I've had some amazing results with my clients from it.
Gillian Duncan 6:28
That's lovely. It sounds like the client gets stripped back to the bare necessities, then rebuilt. And then they get back into control of the situation. They actually have that decision themselves, which is so important, isn't it? When you're moving forwards, and you're trying to rebuild everything around you. It makes you stronger if you feel that you are in control.
Tracy Carroll 6:50
Yes, exactly. exactly that.
Gillian Duncan 6:52
So, you talked about having had an experience before where you went to a counsellor and took 18 months? Is this one of the reasons why you decided to become a therapist yourself?
Tracy Carroll 7:04
Yes, it is. So, about, I've lost count now - five, possibly six years ago, I actually had an emotional breakdown myself. And my whole world was literally shattered. Now I can look back now and I'm actually incredibly grateful for it, which anybody listening probably thinks I'm a bit crazy. But, I now look at it as a gift because I'm 150% sure that this is what I was supposed to be doing, that was supposed to be helping people. And I'm realising that experience led me to what I'm doing today. Because I don't want other people to experience what I experienced. It actually took me six months to be able to walk my dog around the corner, around the block afterwards. And literally everything crumbled, and I had to rebuild it. My counsellor actually said to me, that I was the most determined patient/client they ever had. I know that a lot of people don't have the determination I had.
Gillian Duncan 8:06
No, when you are weak, it gets taken away from you.
Tracy Carroll 8:09
It does, yeah, and and I believe that's the only thing that pulled me back. So, I now do my absolute best to help people who are in that situation, to see the light, to be able to see that there is hope and to take another step forward.
Gillian Duncan 8:26
That's so inspirational, Tracy. To have something really devastating that's happened to you - something that's knocked you completely off of course, to then bring it all the way through, and to make it so positive, and then to go ahead and help other people as well. It is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Tracy Carroll 8:45
Gillian Duncan 8:46
So Tracy, tell us what is the biggest tip that you have for anyone that's listening to our show today? Who may be suffering from episodes of anxiety, perhaps?
Tracy Carroll 8:56
My biggest tip, oh, can I have two?
Gillian Duncan 8:59
Oh you can have two. You can have as many as you like!
Tracy Carroll 9:02
Okay, my number one tip. This can be used for other things as well, not just anxiety, but this is a big one for anxiety. So many people, when they talk about it, they call it 'my' anxiety. So, ' 'my' anxiety causes this, 'my' anxiety is that, 'my' anxiety is really bad today', people say that a lot. And I just want to tell anyone out there who's listening, stop calling it 'mine', okay? It sends a very, very bad signal, very bad message to your mind. Because if we think of things that we refer to as 'mine', so 'my' keys, 'my' car, 'my' child, 'my' house, 'my' life, 'my' health, they're all really, really important things to us, they're all things that we wouldn't want to lose,
Gillian Duncan 9:49
They are quite personal, aren't they?
Tracy Carroll 9:50
They are very personal and we're owning them. We're saying this is important to me. I want to keep that near and dear to me. We don't want - nobody out there that has anxiety, wants to keep it. So, we send a very bad signal to our mind that is important to us. So, that would be my first tip stop calling it 'mine', use 'the', 'it', whatever, just disassociate yourself from it. Don't have it as part of you.
Gillian Duncan 10:14
So, it doesn't need to be a big thing that you're imagining the night before. It just needs to be a small challenge, like you say, just to go out and to walk the dog or to sit outside have a coffee, whatever it is that you're facing. It's just something simple like that, well I say simple, but it's a challenge to other people.
Tracy Carroll 10:14
That would be my first tip. The other one is, and it's quite a hard one. But, when we're having moments of anxiety, we're basically telling a story about the future, which may or may not happen, and most of the time won't happen. So, instead of it - we're kind of programmed, unfortunately, to dwell on the bad side, just in case. because then anything good that happens is a bonus. But, you can retrain your mind to look for the positive. So, my second tip would be: focus on how you want to be. So, if each night when you go to bed, you dread waking up in the morning, because you dread not being able to get out of bed, or you you dread another panic attack, or you dread not being able to speak on the phone, or go out in public, or whatever it is that's really capturing you, just imagine a day where you live the life that you want to live. So, almost tell yourself a story before you go to bed and imagine the perfect day. Imagine and tell yourself; I'm going to wake up in the morning, I'm going to feel incredible, I'm going to go to the shops, I'm going to be able to speak to that person on the phone, I'm going to be able to walk down the road with my dog, in my example. Anything. But literally, just picture how you want it to be rather than how you think it's going to be because, one of the rules of the mind is we get what we expect. And, this has been a really big one for my clients. And it's worked really, really well in all sorts of scenarios for them. So, that would be my, that would be my other big tip for them.
Yeah, just focus on the positive focus on how you want to be, rather than how you expect to be. And that's where it gets difficult, because sometimes you can say, well, I've spent the last 10 years and every day I wake up and I have a panic attack. and every day I feel like this. So, you do have to evoke your imagination, but you'll know as well with the neuroscience, that visualisation is incredibly powerful. It's not just wishful thinking, yeah, it actually does fire neurones within the brain.
Gillian Duncan 12:39
Yes. You have to basically tell your brain to have that positive state in a way, don't you? You have to induce it, and then live it. And the trick is that it sort of brings your mind to believing it as well. So, we've placed that seed to our brain and to our imagination, then we can we can actually live out.
Tracy Carroll 13:00
Gillian Duncan 13:01
Yeah, brilliant. Such a fantastic concept, isn't it? I do love visualisation. Now, apart from anxiety, I guess that Rapid Transformational Therapy helps with a whole load of other issues that we may face in life. Could you maybe just give me a quick summary of other issues that people could get help with?
Tracy Carroll 13:21
Yeah, sure. So, as I said earlier, people with fears and phobias, flying, height, spiders, things like that. A big one that I treated, a lovely lady for, a couple of weeks ago, she's had the most phenomenal results. She had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. And to say that this woman has done a 360 is an understatement. She is, she's literally gone from being all but housebound, unable to do anything, her husband was doing everything for her. And she has just totally turned around her life. She's now getting up at 5am going to the gym. She's going for interviews, she's not worked years. So, health things, health things can be really radically changed. Fertility, depression, the list is absolutely endless. I would suggest that if somebody has an issue, and they can't find a way to get past it, just look it up, because it is more of an all inclusive list. It's unlikely to be something we can't help with.
Gillian Duncan 14:29
That's amazing. So, it covers everything, really.
Tracy Carroll 14:31
Gillian Duncan 14:32
Absolutely everything. That's fascinating, isn't it. Just that one therapy could cover so many different things.
Tracy Carroll 14:40
Gillian Duncan 14:40
Just by, again, peeling it all back, finding the root cause and starting to build the new building blocks from there.
Tracy Carroll 14:48
Yeah, absolutely. It's because everything, everything starts in the mind. And that's what most people don't understand. It all does start the mind, and that's why it's so powerful.
Gillian Duncan 14:59
Well, I'm certainly interested in learning more about Rapid Transformational Therapy, Tracy. It's been great to hear what you've been saying to us today. Now, I know that you are currently running a 5-Dat Self Esteem Challenge. I wondered if you'd be able to tell the listeners a little bit more about this?
Tracy Carroll 15:16
Yeah, ofourse. Yeah. So, at the moment, I'm running this 5-Day Self Esteem Challenge in my facebook group, the Confidence Community. And the sole purpose of it really was to, obviously, help people boost their self esteem, because low self esteem is, sadly, very common. And it lies at the heart of so many problems. There are so many women and men, focusing on women at the moment, who don't feel that they're smart enough, pretty enough, good enough, capable enough, successful enough, popular enough, the list goes on and on. So, I'm running this challenge within the group, just to give ladies, the tools and techniques that they can use now, but also going forward. So, if they have off days, if they have periods where they're feeling really low, that they can just pop back in and check out these techniques just to help them boost themselves. And it's about awareness of giving them a different way of a different perspective of how to look at themselves, and look at others as well. Because we often compare ourselves to others,
Gillian Duncan 16:24
Oh we do, don't we? We always seem to find somebody else that the grass is greener with, and we want to have that don't we? We tend to forget what we actually have ourselves.
Tracy Carroll 16:33
We do. And we also don't understand the time that we're looking at people through filters, whether somebody, if it's on social media, whether they filter around the good, the bad, or the ugly, we still only see what we want to see. And we often put people on pedestals that they actually don't belong on. And if they belong on them, then we belong next to them. So, just about switching people's mindset, to see what difference it makes, because quite often our own self esteem has a real bearing on how other people treat us. So, by working on this, it should really change up people's, not only their own self esteem, but the way they get treated by other people, which is pretty huge.
Gillian Duncan 17:18
I can completely relate to that. Definitely. I know that when you take that smaller-person feeling inside, and you, you act like that as well, you open the doors for other people to, to treat you in that same way - with less respect, that you don't have that same respect for yourself and other people can can certainly pick up on that very quickly. So, by stopping that, it really does help, not only yourself, but to set boundaries, I guess, for other people to say, well, you can treat me like this. I want to be treated like that. And you will respect me. For me, that's one of the things that I like to think, that if I have this self image and self respect then other people should mirror this with me.
Tracy Carroll 18:05
Yeah, they absolutely will. And sometimes it won't even be that you need to tell them, 'Hey, look, I respect myself, so you need to'. It's just an energy that you put out and whatever we put out into the universe, the universe, gives it back to us it experiences and I've had many a client who has come to me with major self loathing, and then complaining to me that, 'Oh, this person treats me like this. And this person treats me like that. And every boyfriend I've ever had has, verbally or physically abused me'. And I'm like, it's because you don't love yourself. And what you put out and you're, you're saying to the universe, I'm not worthy, I'm not worth loving. And it gives it back to you and experiences, sadly. So, just that one shift in your own self esteem can, literally, change your whole life.
Gillian Duncan 18:54
And people can find this challenge on your Facebook group can't they? Remind everybody what the Facebook group is called.
Tracy Carroll 19:01
So, the Facebook group is #TheConfidenceCommunity. And if you are unable to find that you can find the link on my business page, which is, Reset Your Thinking with Tracy Carroll.
Gillian Duncan 19:14
Lovely. And this is a free group that anyone can join?
Tracy Carroll 19:17
It is only women, unfortunately.
Gillian Duncan 19:21
Lovely. Well, I will put all those details on to our website and onto this post, so that everybody can come along and find out a little bit more about what you do and come through to your website, come through to your Facebook group, and definitely sign up for this challenge. It sounds absolutely amazing, this challenge. And I just strongly recommend that other people come along and join in and find out that little bit more about themselves and how they can develop themselves to become that stronger person that they all want to be.
Tracy Carroll 19:53
Gillian Duncan 19:54
Thank you so much for joining me today, Tracy. It's been lovely chatting to you.
Tracy Carroll 19:58
It's been really good. Thanks very much for inviting me.
Gillian Duncan 20:02
That's all for this episode. My sincerest thanks to Tracy Carroll for sharing her story and telling us so much about Rapid Transformational Therapy. To find out how to connect with Tracy and details of her amazing 5-Day Self Esteem Challenge, visit clarityjunction.com/rapidtransformationaltherapy. Thanks for listening and remember to head over to clarityjunction.com and sign up to our free membership. Bye for now and keep being awesome.