How is Rapid Transformational Therapy different from EMDR?
EMDR prevents someone from being able to access a response in the same way they did before where as RTT helps someone change the belief /meaning/interpretation that a person has attached to the events that create a response within them. RTT is an overall way of not only dealing with the events, but also dealing with the individual, their thoughts, their feelings, their beliefs, and their self-esteem all at once. RTT gets the clients subconscious mind to take them back to necessary scenes as opposed to assuming what memories need to be addressed. The memories that someone can consciously recall during EMDR may only be secondary to the events that are the root cause of someone's distress.
RTT works faster and with fewer sessions.
EMDR uses conscious memories. RTT works with the SUBCONSCIOUS and extracts the root cause of the issue. I've had it explained that its the difference between taking a bucket of water to a house fire over and over (EMDR) vs. calling the fire deaprtment to put out the fire completely (RTT) (from someone whose experienced both)
EMDR does not get to the root causes that form guiding beliefs, often called "core beliefs". It targets branches of those beliefs, not the root, so without maintenance the beliefs will sprout back up.
EMDR zeroes in on, deconstructs, and reframes conscious memories. EMDR if done well will unlock repressed memories. EMDR is about ensuring a client can self regulate when a trigger happens. RTT changes the belief at the subconscious level and EMDR is just processing any memories that get stuck and the hippocampus hasn't time stamped to say they are now in the past to desensitising and processing a new belief attached to the trauma. EMDR is for those stuck memories that when someone thinks of them, they get all the somatic memories coming of anxiety, muscle tension as it's like that memory is happening now. They constantly living in their emotional part of the brain and provides temporary results.