Farita Khambatta: From Tragedy To Thriving, How Did She Do It ?


February 13, 2024

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Our dear friend Farita in a candid conversation with the Brainz Magazine

From Tragedy To Thriving, How Did She Do It? – Exclusive Interview With Farita Khambatta

As you get to know Farita Khambatta, you can’t help but be inspired by her stunning transformation that challenges our preconceived notions of what we are truly capable of.

She is brutally honest about living with long-term chronic illness, autoimmune disease, and violent ulcerative colitis flares that nearly took everything away from her. From the shocking moment that changed her life to her dramatic turnaround, her story is nothing short of remarkable.

Brimming with life and enthusiasm, Farita is the founder of Quantum Shift Therapies specialising in Rapid Transformational Therapy, a wellness and mindset speaker, co-author of the Amazon bestseller ‘Victim to Victory’, and contributor to several local and international publications.

Farita is making up for lost time and there seems to be no stopping her.

Her soul-led mission now is to challenge preconceived notions of what we believe we are capable of and shift our awareness towards prioritising emotional health as the crucial starting point that shapes and influences every aspect of our lives.


Farita Khambatta, Rapid Transformational Practitioner & Entrepreneur

Please tell us about you and your life, so we can get to know you better.

You could say I am playing catch-up with life because for years ulcerative colitis (UC) kept me a prisoner in my own body. Suffering for years with a long-term illness like ulcerative colitis / inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) takes a tremendous toll on your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Ulcerative colitis / inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune condition that attacks your large intestine (colon). Imagine the worst bout of food poisoning you’ve ever had and then add painful, bloody, mucus-filled diarrhea that comes constantly, without warning, and with extreme urgency for weeks and months at a time.

Food becomes your enemy, you’re constantly in pain and every day is an endless struggle. The stress and emotional toll of the disease is just as bad as the physical symptoms and ongoing flares can result in further complications. For many years I barely existed, my days filled with loneliness, fear, and pain.

I prayed so long for things to change. Every time I had some level of relief or reprieve, the symptoms always found a way to come back, harder, stronger, and longer. That is why I now try to live each day with gratitude and remind myself on difficult days that I am capable of great things and stronger than my challenges.

Making the most of life is so important, and perhaps given what I have experienced, have a deeper awareness of the value of life and living it.

Last September, I had an incredible holiday in Japan. It was the first holiday for me in a long time and it was a beautiful experience. Being able to trust my body and stroll freely through the busy streets of Tokyo, savour delicious food, visit Mount Fuji and take in all the magnificent sights and sounds without the grip of panic and fear overtaking me was joyful. For such a long time, simple pleasures like eating a meal at a restaurant or going out with family and friends just wasn’t possible. I have missed out on a lot, so to be able to have wonderful experiences with the people I love means everything to me.


I’m a big believer in ongoing self-development and as part of my 2024 vision, I’m working on stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. I’ve added a weekly reformer Pilates session into my exercise routine which has been awesome, and I’ve gone old school this year and invested in a lovely large diary so I can plan things out and get the countless ideas and things I need to do out of my head so I can plan my day productively.

Now more than ever, I’m prioritising having meaningful connections in my life and spending time on what brings me joy. Work will always be there, but people aren’t.

Diet is important to me. I am an avid green tea drinker. If you come to my home, you’ll always find several varieties of organic tea. It has so many healing and anti-aging properties. Almost a year ago I replaced my morning coffee with organic ceremonial-grade cacao and have never looked back. I also love organic kombucha as a treat and my fridge is usually well-stocked because my nephews and niece love it too!

People often ask me what foods I recommend but that’s a hard question to answer because I don’t believe there is one type of diet that works for everyone and so I think listening to your body is very important.

We live in a world of over 8 billion people with access to different foods, cooking methods, cultural influences, as well as agricultural and environmental conditions. Given this diversity, it seems plausible that the composition of your gut microbiome, the family of various bacteria living in your gut, would vary, influencing the types of foods best suited for you. Gut health and optimising health are topics that I’m very interested in.

It’s a no-brainer to avoid heavily processed foods and trans fats that aren’t beneficial for anyone, and I try to avoid them. I love food but I make choices that are right for me. I lean towards eating whole or organic foods whenever possible and try to stay away from empty white-flour carbs and packaged food, but I am okay with eating something that isn’t a usual part of my diet occasionally without worry or guilt. I’m not strict about it, but I try to do a weekly 24-hour fast which is great for rebooting the immune system and enhancing gut health.

In addition to my role as a Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) Practitioner and founder of Quantum Shift Therapies, I explore my creative side through my online business, Goddess by Feritta. I also have a food blog, Eat In Style by Feritta, where I share delicious and easy recipes. Currently, I’m working with my Mum to create a cookbook celebrating the delightful and unique delicacies of our Parsi cuisine—an integral part of my heritage. We’re thoroughly enjoying the taste-testing phase of this exciting endeavour!

I am also a part of the VetChip team, an award-winning Aussie start-up developing cutting-edge smart animal monitoring technology that will revolutionise the way we care for and understand our animals. I enjoy my marketing role, and as a doting pet parent, I am excited to see this technology become a reality.

I have a diverse array of interests and I’m excited to see what opportunities lay ahead. My life experiences have taught me that true health, happiness, and success lie in simple joys and finding harmony between your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.


Tell us more about why you created Quantum Shift Therapies. What inspired you to create this platform?

Founding Quantum Shift Therapies is deeply rooted in my healing journey.

I suffered for over 20 years from the brutal effects of active and unrelenting ulcerative colitis. The nights I spent in tears, the years of agonising pain, the panic attacks, the hospital visits, the countless iron infusions and colonoscopies, the times I felt utterly alone and scared, the days I starved myself hoping for relief, that constant feeling that I was being punished, the threat of serious surgery – that horror story was my life. I endured so much for so long – I had tried and failed so many times to get better.

I can never get those 20 years back, but I can absolutely make them count for something. When I began to share my story of healing and what I had done – how I baffled doctors with my unexpected recovery, it soon became clear that what I had done was something others considered unique. My transformation dramatically changed my life, and I felt the right thing to do was to offer that same solution to others who might be suffering in their own personal hell.

We grow up being taught math, English, and science, but nobody teaches us how important it is to manage our emotional health. It’s a critical part of our development that often gets neglected or sidelined. That is why I do what I do. People need access to tools that work and can create meaningful, positive change in someone’s life. Through Quantum Shift Therapies and RTT, I can offer that.

Everything begins in your mind – it actively creates your life and reality! If we all understood how truly profound that is, we would all live life very differently.

Your thoughts, created by your beliefs, have a direct impact on your emotions, influencing the release of chemicals into every cell of your body and affecting its biochemistry. For instance, persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, shame, anger, or resentment can result in a continuous release of stress chemicals, which can have serious adverse effects on your health and biology.

Often with physical illness or even the physical challenges of life, we look for physical solutions and this is why we always stay stuck, and frustrated, and nothing changes. I thought I had tried everything to get better but that wasn’t true. I had never considered that my physical illness was tied to my emotional issue(s). When I found Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and saw what it did for me, it just made sense. I felt a responsibility to share this amazing life-changing experience and so I did the training and gained my certification as a Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner.

It’s common for most of us to have a limiting belief or past trauma that continues to impact our present life and be completely unaware of the connection. That’s my job, to help you uncover the cause, join the dots, eliminate blocks, and set you up for success so you can transform and thrive.

Tell us about a pivotal moment in your life that brought you to where you are today.

When you face a life crisis you have two options, either rally to overcome it or give in and succumb to it.

I still remember that moment of disbelief when the doctor told me that I had developed so much damage and scar tissue along my colon that they couldn’t finish my colonoscopy and that surgery to remove my large intestine was my only option.

That’s when it finally hit me – I had never taken true responsibility for my health, up to this point I had accepted my circumstances and lost my will to fight. But that day, in that moment in time, I made a commitment to myself that I was going to heal and avoid surgery.

For the first time in a long time, I felt a spark within me, I was not going to play the victim anymore and I resolved then and there that I was going to find a way to heal and avoid surgery. Despite the doctor’s reservations he agreed to give me 6 months to try to reverse 20+ years of damage. My mind was resolute – there was only one outcome I was willing to accept.

While searching for the missing piece of my health puzzle, I discovered the fascinating work of inspirational thought leaders like Joe Dispenza, Anita Moorjani, Gregg Braden, Abraham Hicks, and Marisa Peer – the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT).

The more I read, listened, and absorbed, the more it made sense. I felt so empowered as I began to understand the brilliance of the human mind and the science of how healing and huge life shifts are possible through human thought and emotions. It was so fundamentally simple – to heal my body, I had to rebuild my thoughts – I had to build a better brain. RTT was, and continues to be, a big part of that process.

There’s a saying that the body weeps tears the eyes cannot shed. I ignored my feelings for so long that eventually my body, in its desperation got my attention by creating a disease I could not ignore. If I had understood this 20 years ago, I don’t think I would have ever had to deal with ulcerative colitis at all. It was a very emotional experience for me when it finally clicked that I had been looking at everything about my health all wrong. I had spent so much of my life selfishly blaming my body for my crappy existence instead of trying to understand why it had happened in the first place.

The day I went in for review and got the all-clear at my follow-up colonoscopy – I was absolutely thrilled, but you know what, I had already told myself that I was going to be okay. 6 months earlier the specialist could not even get a tiny child-sized scope through my colon and told me the damage was irreversible. If I had taken the doctor’s advice and had the surgery, none of the amazing things in my life would be happening today.

By making that decision with absolute certainty that I would find a way to heal and by trusting myself, I went on a journey of self-discovery. I learned to acknowledge my value, my strength, and how to love myself again – something I had neglected to do for a very long time.

Whenever I’m having a challenging day, I remind myself that I looked beyond my fear, defied the odds, and that I am capable of amazing things.

If you could change one thing about your industry, what would it be and why?

It would be great to see a shift in this notion that therapy requires long-term sessions or years of commitment to work and create meaningful change. This perception that therapy is a long-term commitment can make finding support seem inaccessible, expensive, and time-consuming which then prevents the people who need it from getting the support they need. That is why I am so passionate about RTT.

In just a couple of sessions, I achieved significant breakthroughs that initiated the healing process after many years of chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Despite trying various approaches such as traditional medicine, harsh steroids, numerous supplements, Chinese herbs, reiki, drastic diet changes, and drinking strange concoctions, and bed rest, nothing worked effectively until I realised I first had to get my mind on board. Once you are in alignment and you do the inner work, then what you do in your physical, outer world can have tremendous benefits.

RTT revealed the root cause of my illness – a destructive mix of anxiety from a lifetime of self-doubt and insecurity, a belief that I wasn’t good enough and that I didn’t deserve to be happy. I had some startling realisations – the subconscious belief that being sick meant I could blame everything wrong in my life on ulcerative colitis and that part of me believed being sick helped me receive love and attention from my parents. It was confronting and liberating at the same time, to finally understand how I had led myself down this path and how unaware I was of it.

It’s remarkable when you think about it – all that time I was sick my body thought it was doing what it thought I wanted – getting me love and attention while protecting me from feeling like a failure! As I released a lifetime of negative beliefs, that were keeping me in a state of sickness and fear, I was able to begin to finally heal on all levels.

Your mind is always listening to you, and it will always do what you tell it to. Change in your life can be surprisingly fast once you uncover the heart of an issue and can release your limiting subconscious beliefs.


Tell us more about your practice Quantum Shift Therapies and Rapid Transformational Therapy. What unique benefits does it provide compared to traditional therapies available?

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is known for creating positive lasting change without the need for long-term therapy – this is generally unheard of in most traditional forms of therapy.

RTT is powerful because it’s a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating the best elements of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP, CBT, and neuroscience to produce rapid, long-term transformation. By working with your powerful subconscious mind and leveraging the benefits of neuroplasticity, RTT can release, reframe and rewire the brain for genuine change and transformation.

As sessions are conducted safely and conveniently online, Quantum Shift Therapies is an easy, convenient, and time-efficient way to experience the benefits of RTT. Learning more about RTT or booking a session with me is simple because everything is accessible through my website. I’m based in Australia so for international clients I suggest getting in touch with me via email. RTT is highly personalised to the unique needs of each client and is very much a tailored approach.

Clients appreciate the convenience of online sessions due to the time and cost savings they offer, making them both cost-effective and accessible to individuals from anywhere. I am committed to accommodating clients in different time zones and offering payment plans to encourage as many people as possible to seek help and undergo their life-changing transformation.

Quantum Shift Therapies is my way of giving back and creating meaningful, positive change in the world.

Could you outline what issues Quantum Shift Therapies can assist with? How do they cater to the diverse needs of individuals seeking mental health support?

It’s quite normal to grow up to be an adult and have some kind of emotional baggage from your childhood or past, and because it is so normal, that is inherently part of the problem.

While there is a growing shift towards a more open acceptance of seeking mental wellness support, we still have a long way to go in terms of changing global perceptions to prioritising mental well-being in the same way we prioritise our physical health by going to the doctor for a physical or check-up.

I like to think of Quantum Shift Therapies as a mental well-being check-up and support system.

Often when I talk to people and they get to know what I do, they will straight away start sharing “I know why I am like this (whatever their issue is). It’s because of x, y, z.”

I will never try to push onto anyone what I do but I do think it’s important to highlight that your conscious, thinking, logical mind isn’t where you find the answers to your problems. You need to go deep into the subconscious mind where your beliefs and feelings about yourself, and how you feel you fit into the world reside – because that is where your truth is. It’s the subconscious part of you that we uncover and work on in RTT.

I have seen RTT benefit so many different issues however I commonly see clients for stress and anxiety, autoimmune and health conditions, career and money blocks, fertility issues, confidence issues, and imposter syndrome.

Because it works so well, RTT is popular with professionals, corporations, sports figures, and celebrities who understand the value of that mental mastery advantage. However, the beauty of RTT is that it can greatly benefit anyone – children, students, mums and dads – everyday people who want positive change in their lives in a safe and supported way.

Can you share any upcoming features or developments in the pipeline for yourself and Quantum Shift Therapies?

Moving forward, I’m excited to focus on collaboration and connection so that as a larger community, we can have greater opportunities to impact, learn from, and share experiences with a wider audience.

My vision is to create meaningful, positive change, and I am currently partnering with an Australian-based company with a global presence, headed by thought leader Ray Behan, to develop courses, offerings, and materials in my area of expertise and interest. Like Quantum Shift Therapies, this provides another important way for me to transform years of personal struggle into a source of empowerment.

I am also developing my business and taking steps to create impactful and affordable group sessions, masterclasses, and collaborative live events, embracing the opportunity to speak and lead workshops, as well as building my YouTube channel, Quantum Shift with Farita, which is still in its infancy. It’s vitally important to be open and share our personal stories because when we see others overcome tremendous challenges, it can suddenly make the seemingly impossible, possible – and that’s the shift we need to see in the world.

What message or piece of advice would you like to share with individuals who may be struggling with their own challenges?

By the time you are 35 years old, almost 95% of who you are consists of automated patterns, behaviours, and unconscious habits. Think about that for a minute. You’re basically running on autopilot, blissfully unaware that your subconscious is running your life.

If you’ve ever wondered why life is so hard? Perhaps like many of us, nobody taught you the importance of mastering your emotional health. You might have been told as a child “Don’t be so sensitive,” “Shut up,” or “I don’t want to hear it. Get over it.” Or perhaps you weren’t listened to or acknowledged at all. So through no fault of your own, you grew up learning to bottle up and hide your true emotions.

But your brain is smart. Just pushing a thought out of your mind or distracting yourself won’t work. So, at some point, in some way, your unresolved, unexpressed feelings will begin to express themselves in aspects of your life and can affect your health, relationships, career, or any other number of ways.

The science behind this is fascinating. Your thoughts resonate at certain frequencies and these frequencies resonate with your physical body and with the world around you. Long-term negative feelings (even if you are ignoring or not aware of them) can still release a continuous stream of stress chemicals throughout your body. Your body can handle short-term stress very well, but it is not well-equipped to deal with weeks, months, or years of stress. A long-term state of stress, driven by negative or unexpressed emotions can lead to cell changes that trigger inflammation and illness as well as negative circumstances in your life.

This is powerful knowledge if you know what to do with it.

It’s time to fundamentally change your perception that physical health and emotional health are separate entities. They are intricately connected and have a profound impact on every level and aspect of our lives. If you can master this relationship in your own life, you will be amazed at how much your life changes for the better.

Before I go, I wanted to share one more thing. Sometimes the hardest part of wanting something to change in your life is asking yourself how badly you truly want it. It is surprisingly common to become comfortable with our misery or problems that it becomes the easier choice to live a mediocre life than to do the work required to heal and experience profound positive change. And I get it, it does take courage and commitment to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Even for myself, it took time, but I turned my life around because of one thing – a whole-hearted willingness to do what was needed and trust myself despite the odds.

You are capable of brilliant things, but it takes commitment and unwavering belief in yourself. I encourage you to trust yourself body, mind, and soul and boldly step forward into your journey of self-discovery and transformation.

I know this is possible for you because I am living proof.