Dealing with a Breakup & RTT
Suffering after a painful breakup can be emotionally devastating, but there are healthy ways to cope and move on. Additionally, rapid transformational therapy (RTT) may assist you in processing difficult emotions and rebuilding your self-confidence more quickly.
Focus on Yourself
Firstly, try not to dwell on what went wrong in the relationship or assign blame. Rather, see the breakup as an opportunity to rediscover yourself independently. Try then to reconnect with hobbies you had set aside and spend time with friends who lift you up. Also, make self-care a priority by eating well, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. As you nurture yourself, your confidence and outlook will gradually improve.
Allow Yourself to Grieve
Next, understand that experiencing feelings of sadness and loss is normal after a breakup. Crying, feeling anxious or angry are all part of the healing process, so let yourself fully feel these emotions. However, try to implement a time limit on wallowing in the past. For instance, allot yourself one hour a day for a week to mourn the relationship, then gradually reduce the time you spend thinking about it.
Seek Social Support
Additionally, talk to trustworthy friends or family members about your feelings. Their nonjudgmental listening helps process your thoughts and emotions.Consider joining an in-person or online support group where you can share your experience with others navigating breakups. Opening up and finding community can lessen feelings of isolation.
Consider Rapid Transformational Therapy
For a more intensive approach, RTT focuses on quickly resolving distressing thoughts and feelings through techniques like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). An RTT therapist can help you identify unhealthy coping strategies like substance use or overeating that may have developed after the breakup. They can then work with you to change your thoughts about the relationship ending by reframing negative self-beliefs and shifting perspective.
In summary, surviving a breakup requires patience and self-compassion as you heal. While focusing on yourself and spending time with loved ones, implementing strategies like setting boundaries on grieving and seeking social supports can assist your coping. For a more directed approach, rapid transformational therapy may allow you to process painful emotions, gain clarity, and move forward with confidence faster than coping on your own.