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MysticMag Interview with Leanne

In the realm of healing and transformation, Leanne emerges as a dedicated advocate for the profound impact of love. Firmly rooted in the belief that love possesses the capacity to heal all, she views love not merely as a word but as an energy, a thought, and a feeling that holds transformative potential.

According to Leanne, to truly harness the power of love, one must go beyond mere verbal expressions and actively connect with its energy. She emphasizes the idea that “like attracts like,” asserting that the energy and thoughts one projects into the world are what attract similar energies and experiences.

Leanne brings a diverse and extensive set of skills to her practice. As a licensed Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT) from the esteemed Marisa Peer school, a Clinical Hypnotherapist (Cl. Hyp.), a QHHT practitioner, a Beyond Quantum Healer (BQH), a Reiki Master, and a Miracle Minded Life Coach (trained with Marianne Williamson), she combines various modalities for holistic healing.

Her academic background further enriches her profile, holding degrees in Civil Engineering (B.Sc Civ Eng) and an MBA graduate. Leanne is an active member of professional organizations such as IACT (International Association of Counsellors and Therapists) and the ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training).

In Leanne’s holistic approach to healing, the integration of her engineering background with her diverse therapeutic skills highlights a unique blend of science and spirituality. As she continues her journey, Leanne stands as a beacon of belief in the transformative power of love, energy, and intentional thoughts.

Learn more about her in this MysticMag interview.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, what core principles guide your therapeutic approach? How does clinical hypnotherapy differ from other forms of hypnotherapy, and how do you leverage its efficacy in your practice?

My core principle is a deep understanding of the power of thought. Thought creates. Positive thoughts assist you to expand your life and negative thoughts contract, restrict,  and often hurt you to a large extent. I am not talking about toxic positivity, this process requires brutal truth and honesty about what’s happening,  what the root cause is, and how you are responsible for this, directly or indirectly (so the opposite of a victim mentality) then setting goals, intentions, and action items to change the situation from the inside out. We start with the originating belief that has attracted this situation to you and move outwards to your actual actions and a new way of being in the world. It’s not a band-aid approach to wellness, it’s deep inner work in a safe and quick format. We do not linger with the negative experiences that formed this situation too long. Maybe 3 to 5 minutes tops in a negative situation that may be the cause of your issues. It is an in-and-out approach and then we deal with transformation. Talk therapy often lingers on talking through the pain and the uncomfortable situations and this carries into the person’s everyday life having these matters dredged up endlessly. In hypnotherapy we find the painful situation,  acknowledge it, release the emotions, and then put all our efforts into transforming the emotions, taking the power back, reparenting the inner child, and so on. The focus is on transforming. A critical part of this process is reframing your current thinking in a personal way that is unique to your life experiences and emotional needs because thoughts create. For example, a mindset of intense lack and a lifetime that has been severely constricted and “meager” as one client phrased her situation, plus a history of anorexia,  needs to be reframed as a full life, a life that is dripping in nourishing experiences and how these fulfilling experiences and contributions to society will leave her feeling satisfied and full of meaning and purpose, sustained and supported, and so on. This is not simply a Band-Aid of positivity, as you can see. This is a deep reframing of how she sees herself, what she feels worthy of, and her ability to take on a  “full life“.  Included are also practical steps that need to be taken based on what came out in the hypnotherapy and reassurance she is capable of contributing to the world and having a full life by directly addressing the events that lead her to believe otherwise. We tackle the root cause and so this is deep inner work. It is quite different from the generic recordings one can find online about self-love or abundance or such. This is targeting the unique root cause of the lack of abundance based on her specific lived experiences. The power of words and the power of reframing positively cannot be underestimated. And this is a core principle I work with every day. Words carry energy and energy creates reality so we are creating our reality every day with our thoughts. So if you change your thoughts you change your life. Without a doubt. 

A clinical hypnotherapist is a practicing hypnotherapist who has been licensed to practice, by graduating from a hypnotherapy program. I completed Marissa Peer’s rapid transformation therapy (RTT) certification which takes around a year to complete. You need to have been practicing as a hypnotherapist post-graduation for at least 1-3 years before you can apply to be a clinical hypnotherapist. You also need to accumulate an additional 220 approved continuing education hours for this. Then to become board certified is a further step. You apply through one of the governing boards in the US. I applied through IACT, and you completed their additional training to become board-certified. Continuing education is an integral part of this work and I am definitely a lifelong learner. 

Hypnotherapy is not my first career. I started as a civil engineer, in South Africa,  and then completed an MBA program and pursued that for some years. When my children were young I took time off and opened an art studio. At the same time, I  started an active meditation practice which grew to become integral to how I saw the world and how I wished to interact with it. This period of quiet time between two more outwardly busy stages of my life was when I raised my children. It’s odd as now they see me as an artist when in fact it was a fleeting transitional period for me, but it was their whole childhoods. As they went off to college I made this transition into hypnotherapy to guide people to the healing states you can also achieve in deep meditation. 

QHHT Level 2 involves exploring consciousness. Can you elaborate on how you integrate QHHT into your practice and how it contributes to the healing and self-discovery process for your clients?

Quantum Healing is a hypnosis technique developed by the late Delores Cannon to explore past lives but, as I see it, the main benefit to the client is to talk to the Higher Self. The past life explorations are a great segway into accessing the Higher Self and this is where the value lies for the client. We ask the Higher self to body scan the client and bring up areas of tightness. These may or may not be areas the client was aware of before the session. When you ask what the root cause of this issue is it will directly tell you the emotional cause without hesitation. It is resentment, anger, fear, etc. Then we dig in and ask “Angry at what?”,  “Can we resolve this anger?”, “ Is it still necessary for the client to be angry?” When did it start?” and so on,  and this process of inquiry helps the client understand the messages the Higher Self is giving them through their body. It helps them see the need to release certain emotions for their good and with the help of the Higher Self this is done.

We also ask ten or so questions to the Higher self such as “What’s the client’s life purpose?”,  “Whom does the client need to forgive in their life?”,  “What does the client need to let go of?” ,  And many more, personal questions that they brought forward to ask. The interesting thing is that the client brought these questions to the session as they deeply desired to know the answers and then their own Higher Self provides the answers, always in unexpected ways, with an unexpected perspective, completely different from the client’s world view or perspective.  Sometimes a Higher Self will even dismiss a question the client has brought in as irrelevant. The perceptive is highly loving and compassionate. The word “should” seems to have no meaning to the Higher Self. It appears you can do whatever you like, some stuff is simply better for you than other stuff, and some choices are probably bad but you have free will, so go ahead if you want to and see what happens. So If a client brings a question such as “Should I change jobs?”, I rephrase that to “Is it in my highest good to change jobs?”, to get an answer,  as it simply doesn’t respond to should.

RTT is known for its rapid results. How do you utilize the principles of RTT in your sessions, and what specific techniques have you found particularly effective in facilitating accelerated healing and transformation?

RTT is essentially an inner child and trauma healing. So for people with addictions, behavioral problems they wish to change like overeating, irrational fears, or emotional problems such as anxiety and depression we regress them to when this first started or the root cause of this situation. This root cause is when their brain forms a conclusion about how the world works that helped, or was an immediate consequence, of that situation but does not help the client deal with life going forward. The brain is amazing. it’s always looking out for ways to protect you and keep you alive, so the conclusions it has drawn are for that purpose. So we thank it for being so on top of things,  but that situation is not happening every day.  Also what is okay for a 3-year-old to be petrified of, is not necessary for a grown 40-year-old to still scared be of. So we need to upgrade the software programming. In order to respond “normally” to everyday life we need to alter the conclusions the brain has drawn from that situation.  We transform it using the award-winning RTT tools. A large part of this is the client making the connections between the root cause originating events, with the emotions created at that time, and the current situation when that emotion is now permeating every life situation or at least many situations when the client doesn’t need it to be there. It’s not appropriate, necessary, or helpful, for the client to feel anxiety about walking into work on a quiet Monday,  coffee in hand.  So we quickly found the root cause of that and transformed it by upgrading the software programming around that issue. 

Once we find the root cause we resolve it using the RTT tools, which include reparenting the wounded inner child, taking its power back, the client giving it the praise it needs, also seeing the situation as in the past, and breaking the need to carry that forward into every life situation, and many more tools and approaches. Also, RFPI is to understand the role, function, purpose, and intention that the wounded part has played in the client’s life. We need to remove all secondary benefits the client may be receiving from being “wounded” before they are truly ready and willing to give that part up and heal. Parts therapy is also a tool in this work and is very transformative. Releasing or repurposing the wounded part is a critical aspect of self-awareness for the client.  The transformation portion of the RTT session is an NLP reprogramming of the beliefs and this recording needs to be listened to for 21 days after the session at the very least as it takes 21 days to create new neural networks so this is how long it takes to hard wire in new beliefs, new words, new thoughts about life and how you are choosing to react to it. So a lot is packed into a small amount of time, and all the big guns are brought out to quickly and effectively blast away at what is no longer serving the client and then bring in the new programming to replace it. This is why RTT is so very quick and transformative. Only one session is needed for each issue. If a situation is layered in with multiple issues, a session will be required for each issue. 

As a Holy Fire-Karuna Reiki Master, how do you integrate energy healing into your therapeutic practice? Can you share examples of how Holy Fire-Karuna Reiki enhances the healing process and contributes to the overall well-being of your clients?

I create a healing space energetically by setting up the distance reiki before the session, or in my office space if the client is coming in. It is important to clear the space energetically after the previous client as clients drop their negative energy in the space. This is a natural part of the healing process. So like a hairdresser sweeps up the hair clipping after a haircut, I energetically clean the space between clients. I clear my own energy and I connect to the source and call in the angels to protect. While in hypnosis I may bring in reiki to create harmony, relax, and allow a deeper connection to the subconscious. Many of the karuna reiki symbols are great for this. I don’t offer this as an additional stand-alone service but it’s simply part of who I am and how I appear in the world. I find it really helps my clients and they regularly experience deep states of hypnosis. I also clear the energy of clients on an as-needed basis as I become aware of negative energy attachments during the session.  

How do you combine hypnotherapy, QHHT, RTT, and Reiki into an integrative healing approach for your clients? Can you provide insights into how these modalities synergize to address physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of well-being?

Sometimes the client is looking for spiritual self-development in which case I recommend QHHT as chatting to your own  Higher Self is eye-opening and truly deeply transformative.  Sometimes the client is looking for a behavioral change like addiction issues, in which case I recommend RTT. If the root cause of the issue they want to resolve lies in this life then RTT is the best way to go, and if the root cause lies in a past life then that’s where we should look. I do find many of my clients do one and then try the other. They are complementary and I love both equally. I feel they are the most powerful hypnotherapy tools out there.  RTT is targeted to a specific issue you want resolved so the resolution is almost assured in that it is a thorough blasting of tools directly onto the issue. With QHHT, it’s all up to the Higher Self and one has no control of the process. You get surprised by the directions it takes you on and the connections it makes. Those surprises and insights are profound for many clients. 

Every client is unique. How do you tailor your therapeutic techniques to meet the individual needs and preferences of each client? Can you share a case study where you successfully adapted your approach to achieve positive outcomes for a client?

Every client is 100 percent unique. If I had a lineup of ten clients all with self-esteem issues, each session would be so different from the others, as to be unrecognizable.  I start from scratch with my session like making bread with dough made from scratch,  and I build the session around the client. I stay with the client and what the client is feeling right now. To make this work I do a pre-session telephone interview with key questions I ask that really dig in deep into what may be contributing factors, the exact extent of the problem, what the family structure is, what the key issue is in their words, and how that’s exactly impacting their life negatively, with examples, so no vagueness or implied statements,  also what their wants or desires are. I ask them to imagine their life as perfect and how that looks to them. And so on, I then use their own exact words and phrases to build the session because the RTT tools are like a jigsaw puzzle but I can put it together however I like.  Then when in the session even though I think I have a bird eye view of what direction to go in I have to stay with the client and what comes up. We take the next steps based on what comes up for them, so you can’t fully plan for a session or use a script. It is a dynamic process. I use the exact word phrases and emotions from the various regression scenes to take the client to the next scene and then these exact emotions and states of being are what we transform, not what we expected to find in the session,  but what actually comes out. And then the transformation centers on those feelings, words, and states of mind that came up. 

If the client could explain this all to you before the session, if they understood it fully, then there would be no need for the session. The session uncovers connections they haven’t yet made and so you have to be prepared to be surprised as the hypnotherapist and follow the client to where they go. It is critical for a session to be successful that you are feeling and thinking and being with them, that you follow them into the situation they take you into, and that you stay with them. You use what’s coming up, to shape the next step. For this very reason, scripts don’t work and are not part of a successful practice. It’s about connection and helping clients release the emotions they have been protecting and shielding themselves from all these years. They need to feel safe to do that, so you have to stay with them emotionally and think on your feet. This dynamic nature of hypnotherapy is what I love. It is transformative, rapid, and absolutely empowering. 


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