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Tessa Grazzini

Elevate Your Mind: The Path to Personal Transformation

In this compelling article for Global Woman Magazine, we explore the transformative power of hypnotherapy and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) in personal development. Focusing on boosting confidence and dismantling self-sabotaging habits, these techniques offer a revolutionary approach to accessing and reshaping the subconscious mind. The article covers a range of topics, from practical strategies against procrastination and enhancing motivation to managing children’s anxiety and harnessing neuroscience for emotional control. It also touches upon the profound impact of childhood experiences on adult confidence and the role of self-esteem in personal growth. Through real-life transformation examples and expert insights, this piece is an enlightening journey into personal development and emotional resilience. For more insights or to book a session with Tessa, visit or contact [email protected].


In your practice, how do you use hypnotherapy and RTT to help individuals increase their confidence and overcome self-sabotaging habits that may hinder their self-assurance?

RTT Hypnotherapy works by removing deeply rooted old patterns of behavior and replacing them with new, positive beliefs and behaviours. It provides access to the subconscious mind, where all our experiences are stored, enabling an effective understanding of how, why, and where these beliefs were first formed.

Direct access via hypnosis means that the information required to understand what is going on for you is readily available. This is in contrast to the endless talking and recounting of your story session after session, in the hope that the source of the issue might eventually be found.

This heightened state of self-awareness gives the subconscious more control (bypassing the inner chatter) and accesses beliefs formed years ago. It allows for an understanding of how and why the self-sabotaging beliefs were formed and, therefore, enables their reframing.

Can you share some specific strategies or techniques that people can use to avoid procrastination and boost their motivation, based on your expertise in hypnotherapy and neuroscience?

When there is procrastination, it all goes back to the same thing: a fear of rejection, a fear of failure, or a fear of not being enough. I tell my clients that in order to overcome it, they need to understand the fear of rejection and why they are procrastinating. Recognizing how to dialogue with your mind and applying the 5 mental hacks to end procrastination are essential. These are:

  1. Do what you don’t want to do first to get where you want to be.
  2. Take action every single day in the direction of your goals.
  3. Delay gratification and delay the reward until you have finished your task.
  4. Praise yourself while you are doing the work.
  5. Last but not least, believe you are worthy.

Dealing with anxiety in children can be a sensitive issue. What advice or methods would you recommend for parents or caregivers who are looking to support children in managing and overcoming anxiety effectively?

When children experience anxiety, it is their mind telling them there is danger, leading them into a fear/fright mode which creates the anxiety. As a co-founder of Free Young Minds, our mission is to empower, inspire, and educate children and young adults. My top tips for parents supporting anxious children are the following:

  • Breathe – Breathe together to settle yours and your teen’s nervous systems. Breathe deeply in for 5 counts and out for 5 counts.
  • Connect – Acknowledge your teen’s feelings and emotions – they do matter! Say something like, “I can see that you are feeling anxious/worried right now. It’s okay to feel those feelings.”
  • Acknowledge your feelings – It’s okay for you to feel anxious about your teen. Bringing awareness to your anxiety and creating a space for yourself can be very beneficial for your teen.
  • Understanding – Support your teen in problem-solving together through understanding first and allowing them to do the work with you. Don’t do the work for them.
  • Your Support – Let them know they have options/choices for your support and it’s okay if they need to reach out for help – it’s a sign of strength.

You’ve mentioned your training with Lisa Feldman Barrett in the neuroscience of change. How does understanding the science behind emotions impact your work, and how can individuals use this knowledge to better manage their own emotions?

Knowing that you create your emotions and that you are not just born with them empowers clients. It makes them aware that, although the process is not easy, they are capable of changing their emotions and fears. This is a very inspiring and empowering message supported by decades of research. By understanding that better thoughts lead to better feelings, achievements, and happiness, clients can start making changes. Awareness is the first step to any change.

When working with clients to enhance their confidence and overcome performance-related issues, can you provide an example of a powerful transformation you’ve facilitated and the specific techniques you employed to achieve it?

I help clients get in touch with their own ability to enhance confidence and overcome performance-related issues, transforming their lives to achieve what they want through hypnotherapy. The five breakthroughs clients will experience are:

  • Focus on What is Holding Them Back and What They Want – Through coaching conversations, they gain a clear understanding of what is holding them back and envision life unstuck and free to be their true confident self. They gain focus on what is important to them and prioritize accordingly.
  • Understanding the Root of the Issue – Through rapid transformational therapy, clients gain insightful understanding of where, how, and when the issue entered their life.
  • Freedom – Understanding is power. Once they understand where, when, and why the issue came into their life, they are free to let it go. They will be able to liberate themselves from whatever has been holding them back. Once they challenge those beliefs, they can never go back to believing them. It’s somewhat like a child discovering Santa is not real.
  • Gain Closure – Most trauma that we hold onto is rooted in unfinished business, conversations we never had, or never completed, relationships that remained semi-intact. Rapid Transformation gives them a feeling of serenity, relief, and closure.
  • Empowerment & Transformation – By the end of the program, they will have rewired their beliefs, replacing old, unhealthy thinking patterns with new, empowering habits of thought and, somewhat like magic, be creating new neural pathways that will absolutely transform their life, enhancing confidence and performance.

What role does self-esteem play in overcoming procrastination and staying motivated, and how do you help individuals improve their self-esteem through hypnotherapy and RTT?

The lack of self-esteem plays a significant role. Understanding the root of the lack of self-esteem through hypnosis allows access to the subconscious mind, where all our experiences are stored. By effectively understanding how, why, and where these beliefs were first formed, we can remove old sabotaging patterns of behavior. I help my clients transform negative beliefs and ultimately believe in themselves, taking actions to achieve their goals and let their abilities shine.

Could you share some insights on the link between childhood experiences and adult confidence, and how addressing early emotional challenges can lead to greater self-assurance later in life?

Most adults today live their lives with beliefs that were created from birth up to the age of 10, when the mind was a sponge for information and learning. Unfortunately, some of that programming was negative, leaving us as adults with beliefs that sabotage us rather than serve us today. With Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), we can communicate directly with the subconscious mind to understand and change these limiting beliefs and easily install positive new beliefs to transform our lives and be our most confident self.

Can you explain the connection between understanding how emotions are made and the practical tools individuals can use to better manage their emotional responses, especially in high-stress situations?

Emotions are not hard-wired. It might feel like they just happen to you because that’s who you are. However, you are not born with emotional circuits. So, what are emotions really? They are not built in your brain at birth. Your brain works on predictions, using past experiences based on similar situations to try and make meaning. You are basically walking around with a brain loaded with bits and pieces of your past, and your brain uses those bits and pieces to predict your immediate future with concepts, some of which ultimately become your present. Understanding this is the first step to change. Your brain is wired so that if you change the ingredients it uses to make emotions, you change the predictions. By giving yourself better thoughts, you can start changing those predictions.

Working with children and adolescents to address anxiety can be complex. What age-appropriate strategies have you found to be effective in helping young clients cope with anxiety and develop emotional resilience?

Working with children and teens is my passion. Many people ask if hypnotherapy for children and teens is as helpful as with adults. The fact is that using hypnotherapy and hypnosis for kids produces excellent results. Through hypnotherapy and coaching, children and teens are better equipped to relax and take charge of their actions, thoughts, and emotions. I show them how to upgrade their thinking and beliefs and become aware of their emotions.

In your international speaking engagements, do you discuss the role of emotions in personal development and confidence-building? If so, how can a deeper understanding of emotions benefit individuals in their quest for self-improvement and increased confidence?

In my speaking engagements, I always introduce the latest neuroscientific findings and explain how emotions can be changed by giving ourselves better thoughts. Thoughts can physically reshape your brain. We can overcome negative thinking patterns and unlock our full potential by changing our thoughts. We think about 60,000 thoughts a day. How many of those are negative? How many are positive? If most of them are negative, flipping that is the first step toward rewiring your mind so you can achieve increased confidence and success. I share the secrets of how to make your brain work for you and not against you.

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