What is Rapid Transformational Therapy®? ( RTT®)

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The RTT® Training School is proud to have been accredited as a training provider by recognized professional organizations across the world. This means we have demonstrated that our programs meet the required standards of educational quality and learning established by these accrediting bodies.

Rapid Transformational Therapy®️ (RTT®️) Training programs are accredited by: General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT) International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) International Hypnosis Federation (IHF) Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH) – RTT® Live In-Person only, New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (NZAPH), International Coaches Register (ICR), International Hypnosis Association (IHA), Dutch Association of Hypnotherapists (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Hypnotherapeuten)

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What is RTT®?

RTT® is a therapeutic approach that uses powerful, evidence-based techniques to provide people with the tools they need to make positive change.

The roots of RTT® are drawn from within areas of traditional psychotherapy such as gestalt, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy and mindfulness.

Its personalized approach works with clients to help them reframe any negative beliefs, values, habits and emotions – many of which they have carried with them since childhood.

Often, these have been so deeply buried in their subconscious that they are unaware of the past issues affecting them.

By giving the client the potential to alter the way they think and put an end to negative self-talk, they can approach life in a positive way and move forward.

How Does It Work?

Unlike traditional hypnotherapy, RTT® does not rely solely on positive reinforcement. RTT® goes beyond this and focuses on identifying how, where and when unhelpful beliefs and behaviors were formed. It then utilizes the leading scientific principles of neuroplasticity to enable the creation of new neural pathways in the mind.

The tools and techniques which form RTT® as a distinctive therapeutic approach are not purely theoretical. They were developed by renowned therapist and bestselling author Marisa Peer over the course of her 30-year career. Through hands-on experience, Marisa was able to establish what created real change, with real clients, in real sessions.

How is RTT®

Different From Other Therapies?

RTTⓇ helps the client uncover the root cause of why they feel the way they do. Unlike other therapies which focus on the issue or challenge, RTTⓇ helps the client discover the origin of the beliefs and behaviors  that have led to their issue. Using a unique set of tools and techniques, RTTⓇ supports the client in transforming their current issue and moving forward with a new set of more beneficial and positive beliefs.

What Should I Expect From a Session?

Your RTT® professional will help you reach a deeply relaxed state to enable you to focus on past events. As the client, you will work alongside your RTT® professional to uncover the meaning and interpretation you created at the time and the beliefs you formed as a result. You can then move on to reframe the way you look at the past from your adult perspective today.

Once that has been achieved, your RTT® professional will help you to create new, positive beliefs. This will be reinforced with a personalized audio for you to listen to for 21-30 days to establish beneficial change going forward.

Frequently Asked Questions About RTT®

Breakthroughs are achieved by understanding the root cause rather than just addressing the symptoms of the presenting issue. This is why RTT® has such a  significant impact; it addresses issues from the core for life-changing benefits.

All RTT® professionals are equipped with an array of techniques and tools that are crucial in communicating with the subconscious mind and accessing and addressing whatever blocks there may be. From there, the mind can be reprogrammed for success.

Because RTT® is a complete, solution-based approach, it can be used in many different ways. RTT® has achieved phenomenal success in helping people overcome all kinds of challenges, including physical health issues, infertility, depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, and weight management. Marisa has personally helped countless celebrities, athletes and business leaders to be at the top of their game.

RTT® embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients. However, the RTT® method goes beyond traditional hypnotherapy by diagnosing what works best with clients to build a new, highly effective therapeutic approach.

Marisa explains that RTT® “…doesn’t come from a single methodology; it comes from the unique layering of techniques and beliefs that I created and now teach.”

RTT® achieves outstanding results far quicker than many other therapeutic modalities, including talk therapies. RTT® is becoming more widely recognized because of its speed and effectiveness.

Unlike many hypnotherapy methods, RTT® does not rely solely on positive reinforcement. RTT® gets to the root cause of an issue, giving clients the most liberating understanding and transformative power to achieve dramatic, long-lasting results.

Marisa’s powerful reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated therapists is based on the results of her 30 years of intensive research and practice. 

“I am a great believer that you cannot fix what you don’t understand, and RTT® works by first understanding how you got your issues and then freeing you from them for good by understanding the Role, Function and Purpose of the issue.” 

– Marisa Peer

People who have heard of the RTT® method but have not experienced it for themselves may think it seems similar to neurolinguistic programming (NLP). It’s true that both NLP and RTT® can teach you how to better dialogue with your mind and understand the difference between what your subconscious and conscious minds believe. However, RTT® has the added—and crucial—step of directly accessing the root cause of the presenting issue. Old, negative thoughts and behaviors are then reframed and blocks removed. Only at that stage is positive reinforcement introduced and a new, positive form of inner dialogue created.

This is how RTT® can achieve results not obtained through other therapies.

The RTT® program accreditation differs from other qualifications as the training is very experiential and provides students access to complete therapy sessions. RTT®  training includes practice sessions to master the method, guided support, regular masterclasses to dive deeper into topics, plus a community of peers and RTT®  graduates on hand for support.

RTT® offers a comprehensive range of transformational techniques, including ways to access the body’s innate ability to heal and restore itself to wellness from a cellular level.

Science has proved that we can rewire our minds through neuroplasticity – this is why the mind has the most powerful potential on the planet. By using RTT® to access the subconscious mind, we can create new neural pathways and replace old limiting beliefs and behaviors with new, empowering ones.

Marisa has been developing, testing and perfecting this method for over three decades with real clients – from royalty to rockstars and Olympic athletes to overeaters – with every type of issue. 

“I am immensely proud of the powerful transformations brought about through RTT®.” 

– Marisa Peer

We offer courses in a range of specialisms, each providing our graduates with a unique skill set to help them make a career change or enhance their existing qualifications.

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Our students come from very diverse backgrounds and have varying degrees of experience and knowledge. Added to which, we encourage our students to learn at a pace that is comfortable for them and fits around their other commitments. As such, the time it takes to complete the course varies from person to person. 

It is possible to complete the course within 6 months, but we advise our students to take their time to ensure they fully understand the tools and techniques. 

The RTT®  program is fully supported for 12 months.

Details about the specific hours allocated to the programs can be found here.

RTT® students starting their training from January 2022 onward will need to complete a specific program in order to gain Clinical Hypnotherapist status. This is to ensure that the necessary standard has been met. We are currently developing the structure and content of the required training.

RTT® is a therapeutic approach that uses hypnotherapy to create long-lasting change for clients.

Unlike other modalities, RTT® gets to the root cause of the client’s issue; it is not just about helping people cope with and manage their issues or challenges.

By investigating when and how the beliefs related to the issue were created, RTT® helps clients bring about change by uncovering what they don’t know rather than working with what they already know. 

The subconscious mind holds the secrets. RTT® helps clients unlock those secrets and empowers them to make real, long-lasting change.

RTT® has been described as ‘practical neuroplasticity’, which means this powerful technique allows the mind to modify, change and adapt in order to bring about a new awareness not previously experienced by the client.

All RTT® Live Online graduates will receive Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapy® Practitioner certifications.

All RTT® Live In-Person graduates will receive Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapy® Therapist certifications.

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The RTT® Training School welcomes people from all walks of life. Whether you are a healthcare or therapy professional looking to add to your skill set or someone ready to make a career change, you’ll find many fellow students and graduates who share your path and ambitions.

You must be over 18 years of age, but there are no upper limits – our students cover a wide range of age groups. It is also a prerequisite that you have intermediate levels of English speaking, writing and listening skills. Without these, you will be unable to complete the program successfully.

All applicants must complete and pass an Admission Questionnaire, which includes checks on mental health, well-being and criminal convictions.

The RTT®️ program consists of 15 modules, which include the final assessment. Each module covers a different aspect of the method or practice, providing you with everything you need to know to become a successful RTT®️ professional. Click here for an overview of what you’ll learn in each module.

Our Student Services Team is here to support you throughout your learning journey and help with any questions you may have.

You can contact the team by email (Monday – Friday, 09:00 -17:00 UK time), or if you need additional support or have any concerns, you can book a Support Call directly with the Student Services Team. 

Whether you train with us through our Live Online program or Live In-Person program, we aim to provide you with the best learning experience.

The main differences between the two programs are the number of hours you train with us and the qualification you receive.

The Live Online program includes Virtual Classroom training and offers certification as a Rapid Transformational Therapy® Practitioner upon successful completion of the course. 

The Live In-Person program includes the 5-Day Live training and provides certification as a Rapid Transformational Therapy® Therapist upon successful completion of the course. The Live event, which takes place over five days, is led by Dr. Sian Peer. It provides a deep dive into the method with the support of Marisa and her team of experienced trainers.

Both programs also offer certification as a Certified Hypnotherapist.

Every person and situation is unique, but generally, clients should only need between 1-3 sessions per issue.

RTT can be used for a range of issues and challenges find out more at https://rtt.com/method/

Hypnotherapy is carried out under hypnosis, and it can cover a wide range of practices.

Through hypnosis, the therapist gains access to the subconscious mind and then, using suggestion and convincers, the therapist aims to make long-lasting change. Typically, this can take between 6-10 sessions.

RTT® is different from standard hypnotherapy because it uses hypnosis to find the root cause of the client’s issue. Once clients understand how and when negative beliefs and behaviors were formed, they feel empowered to make real change. This awareness and knowledge means that change can happen more quickly than with standard hypnotherapy, as the client does not need convincing that change is possible – they know it. It’s the ultimate empowering experience.

If you would like to find out more about Marisa’s unique method and how to train with us, please visit: http://help.marisapeer.com. If you are looking for an RTT® professional to work with, please visit: https://professionals.rtt.com/.

The RTT® program modules will be delivered through the e-learning portal. You will also need to complete some virtual (online) training via Zoom.

Our minimum hardware and software requirements are:

  • RAM: Minimum 2GB (4-8GB is recommended)

  • Hard drive: Minimum 250GB (500GB is recommended)

  • Operating system: Minimum of Windows 10 or minimum of macOS v10.14

  • A fast broadband internet connection

  • A browser such as Chrome, Safari or Edge

  • Webcam, microphone and headphones

  • Device capability to read PDFs (e.g., via the free Adobe app)

You are responsible for ensuring that you have all the equipment necessary to complete the training effectively.

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Meet Marisa Peer

- founder of RTT®


Hello there!

We’re delighted that you’re interested in training with us – whether it is because of your passion for helping others or your desire to add to your existing therapeutic skill set.

During my 30-year career as a therapist, I discovered a way to help people overcome issues, reframe past experiences, and create a more positive narrative for themselves. I call it Rapid Transformational Therapy because it offers just that – an approach that can have life-changing results for people after just one to three sessions.

Having helped thousands of people, I felt there was more I could do to ensure that support for mental well-being was accessible and affordable, and so, in 2015, I set up the RTT Training School under the directorship of Dr. Sian Peer.

Our training is primarily online to ensure that students worldwide can be part of the School. But there are plenty of opportunities to meet me, our expert trainers, and fellow students through our regular live and virtual events. The RTT® Training School provides a true sense of community. 

I do hope I get to meet you in person and we can continue this important journey together.

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Apply Now to Attend a Live Event Near You

Marisa is more excited than ever to train in person with you. Our 2022 dates are now live! You can apply directly for your city of choice by speaking to our team.

Spots for Marisa’s Live RTT® trainings fill up fast, so select your preferred choice below to claim your space today and become an RTT® therapist.

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If you have a passion for helping people, we have the course for you.

We offer courses in a range of specialisms, each providing our graduates with a unique skill set to help them make a career change or enhance their existing qualifications.

Our aim is to constantly innovate and stay ahead of the needs of our students, graduates and
clients. We will be adding to our existing courses, so there will always be new ways to build on existing skills.

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Hypnotherapy is at the root of everything we do and our foundation course introduces how it works with the mind.

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RTT® combines a range of techniques including CBT and mindfulness alongside hypnotherapy to help people make positive change.

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Our unique approach to coaching builds on RTT® to enable people to identify and overcome hurdles both now and in the future.

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When you train with us, you open the door to a world of options and the learning resources to support them.

I can study at my own pace, fitting it around oddball moments of my existing schedule. The RTT® training is thorough and comprehensive. Although the techniques are simple and straightforward, there is a lot of ground to cover. It can be a bit daunting at first, but I have been astounded by the level of direct, individual assistance I have received as an RTT® student.

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How long does the course take to complete?

Foundation Certificate in RTTRTC and Hypnotherapy

If you’re thinking about training in RTT® and RTC® but would like to find out more, these short courses will do just that.

  • Total hours of study for each certificate: 10 – 15

Certificate in Applied Hypnotherapy

This 16 week course is designed to give students the basic skills to work as a hypnotherapist.

  • Total hours of study: 6-10 hours of study a week for approximately 14 weeks

RTT Live Online

Live Online via Zoom, plus self-directed learning and access to virtual classroom sessions. On graduating, you will become a certified RTT® Practitioner.

  • Total hours of study: approx. 442

RTT Live In-Person

RTT® Live In-Person gives students access to all the online, self-directed training plus the unique, 5-day event led by Marisa Peer and her trainers, giving unrivalled insights and hands-on training. On graduating you will become a certified RTT® Therapist.

  • Total hours of study: approx. 488
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What qualifications will I receive on completion of RTT training?

The qualifications* you can receive on successful completion of the RTT training are as follows:

For Foundation Certificate in RTTFoundation Certificate in RTC and Foundation Certificate in Hypnotherapy:

  • Digital certificate upon successful completion

    *(Note: This is a certificate of course completion only and is not a qualification or professional certification)

For Certificate in Applied Hypnotherapy:

  • Certified Hypnotherapist + C.Hyp post-nominal

For RTT Live Online:

  • Certificate in Rapid Transformational Therapy®
  • Certified Hypnotherapist + C.Hyp post-nominals
  • Rapid Transformational Therapy® Practitioner + RTT® post-nominal

For RTT Live In-Person:

  • Certificate in Rapid Transformational Therapy®
  • Certified Hypnotherapist + C.Hyp post-nominals
  • Rapid Transformational Therapy® Therapist + RTT® post-nominal
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Here’s what you’ll discover when you enroll in the RTT® program:


In the opening Getting You Started section, we explain our approach to learning, how to get the most from the RTT® program and navigate its various components, as well as the assessment process.

One of the most important aspects of successful online learning is having a sense of community and knowing that a caring and skillful team are supporting you.

You’ll be thrilled to discover how we can support you, including through virtual events and webinars.


As an RTT® professional, there are certain key communication skills that you will need to master in order to be successful.

These include active listening, reflective listening, and the ability to identify trigger words.

Paraphrasing and summarizing are also essential skills to have in your toolkit for building trust and rapport with clients.

RTT® is an incredibly powerful technique, and by mastering these communication skills, you can help your clients achieve the most outstanding results.


When you become an RTT® professional, it is essential to uphold best practice in order to provide the highest quality of care for your clients.

That’s why, in Module 3, you’ll learn how to carry out the procedures, actions, and processes permitted as an RTT® professional.

Understanding and implementing professional practice standards will ensure the best outcomes for your clients and the most rewarding experience for yourself.

You will also have access to our ‘Essential Training for Safe Practice’ modules, covering Safeguarding, Data Protection, Mental Health Awareness and Equality & Diversity.


RTT® is founded on the philosophy that lasting, positive transformational change can only happen once the root cause of an issue has been identified.

So next, we’ll discover how our negative experiences and ‘unmet needs’ in childhood can lead to us feeling ‘not good enough.’
When essential needs remain unmet, we can find ourselves continually thinking the same thoughts, which can lead to negative behaviors such as self-sabotage, anxiety and depression.

We’ll also reveal the RTT® techniques and strategies for working with these ‘looping thoughts’ so that we can break free from negative cycles and start living our best life.


RTT® is a powerful therapy that gets to the root cause of people’s issues by addressing the subconscious mind.

Here in Module 5, you’ll learn about the history and key influencers within the field of hypnosis, the myths often associated with it, and how RTT® is used.

We’ll also explain the differences between traditional hypnotherapy and RTT®.


RTT® is divided into four stages, known as the 4 I’s: Investigate, Interpret, Interrupt, Install

At each stage of the 4 I’s, different RTT® tools are used in order to help you identify and release any limiting beliefs or negative patterns that are holding your client back.


RTT® is all about getting to the root cause of issues so that you can finally break free from whatever is holding you back.
The first stage of RTT®, Investigate, is crucial in setting your client up for success.

By taking the time to properly investigate the client’s problems and desired outcome, you will be able to tailor the RTT® session to the individual’s specific needs.

This will, ultimately, lead to better results and a happier, more fulfilled client.


RTT® is about bringing positive change; to deliver that, we need to understand the root cause of the problem at a deeper level.

That’s where Interpret comes in. You will learn how to work with your client to enable them to understand the beliefs they formed as a result of past events and where the presenting issue originates from. This understanding is crucial for your client to be ready for change.

As Marisa says, “I’m a firm believer that you can’t fix what you don’t understand.”


One of the key aspects of RTT® is learning to interrupt unhelpful thought patterns.

This is known as the Interrupt stage, and it uses our specialized tools to help your client recognize and modify the triggers that keep them thinking negatively about themself.

By interrupting negative thoughts, your client can begin to upgrade their self-belief and start seeing themself in a more positive light.


The final stage of RTT® is known as Install, and it uses unique tools to help rewire and recode internal beliefs.
Each RTT® session is tailored to the individual, but it will always include a personalized self-hypnosis Transformation. This module will take you through the purpose of the Transformation and give you the knowledge and understanding to enable you to create and deliver a powerful Transformation for your client.

In this module, you will also learn about other highly effective tools, such as Healing Vortex and Command Cell Therapy, which enable you to help clients manage physical as well as emotional issues.


One of the great benefits of RTT® is its potential to help with a wide range of common issues like confidence and self-esteem, phobias, money blocks, weight loss, relationship issues, as well as relief from symptoms caused by health issues.

In this module, we’ll also be uncovering the common denominator that underlies many of them.


Developing an understanding of how to formulate a complete RTT® session is vital.

That’s why we’ll be teaching you how to prepare yourself and your workspace, how to take your client through the consultation process, how to deliver the RTT® session, and how to follow up with your client afterward.

You will also learn about transitioning between the different RTT® tools and techniques in a way that is fluid and intuitive.
Additionally, you will gain an understanding of how to support clients who have relapsed or present a lack of response.


RTT® is a life-changing modality with the potential to help people overcome a huge number of issues.

As you approach the end of your learning journey, you’ll be thinking about the next steps for how you will use your new skills or establish your own RTT® practice.

This module provides you with a range of resources to help get you started, including a handy checklist of actions to start building and marketing your business, together with useful templates, tips and advice to help set you and your clients up for success.

With these tools at your disposal, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful RTT® professional.


Your RTT® practice is an extension of you, and just as you put time and care into perfecting your craft, you should do the same for your RTT® practice.

In this module, we’ll cover the requirements, regulations and legalities involved in establishing and protecting your RTT® practice.

We’ll also touch on the importance of public liability and professional indemnity insurance, finding the right RTT® practice space, confidentiality, and data protection.


Finally, we’ll assess your theoretical understanding of RTT®, as well as your practical ability to apply the RTT® process.

This is your chance to demonstrate that you have what it takes to become a certified RTT® professional!


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