BWRT and/or the Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy: ‘‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Technique®’, a model for help with personal issues created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific - it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life.
Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org
BWRT® helps reduce or alleviate following issues:
All sorts of Anxiety related issues
Depression (mild to moderate)
Stress response to situations
Fear of Failure
Driving test nerves
Fear of authority/situations
Fear of medical tests/needle phobias/MRI Scans etc
Performance Issues/public speaking
Food Issues e.g. emotional eating/food phobias/overeating
Resolving issues relating to grief/loss
How does BWRT work?
BWRT ® is a one-to-one talking therapy, which is highly effective and fast! In fact it can take just 1 or 2 sessions with simple phobias and fears. Some issues such as stress and anxiety may require 4 or more sessions but this would be discussed at the initial assessment consultation. This means you are not spending countless sessions talking to a therapist.
It differs from other therapies because it can be taken content free. Which means that if you have a problem that you feel uncomfortable or unable to talk about, then you do not need to share this with the practitioner. The therapist guides you through a process, giving you the tools to reprogram your emotional or habitual responses, using the power of your own thoughts. Successful outcome is dependant on you -wanting to make positive changes to the presenting issues or problems and allow yourself to take control of your life.
It's recognised that there is not a form of therapy in the world that works on every single person and so BWRT works on a wide range on people but does not work on everyone.
What is it ?
Why we sometimes can’t stop ourselves doing things
Why we sometimes feel that we just cannot do something we would really like to do
Why we so often limit ourselves from getting on with life
Why sometimes give up on something without even trying
Why we sometimes fear something when there’s no real reason to do so
Why some situations ‘trigger’ uncomfortable feelings, even though we have no idea why! Or perhaps we do know why they make us uncomfortable but don’t know how to change.
BWRT's creator Terence Watt compares the human brain to a computer. This ultra fast computer processes all our experiences, emotions and our senses in a continuous and rapid input while referencing memories. It automatically makes decision based on previously stored patterns of information.
According to Terence, that for many of our thoughts, behaviours and habits, there is a response to a situation or emotion formed BEFORE you consciously realise it or can intervene. In other words the brain has already made a decision.
The automatic responses come from our ‘lizard brain’ as formed from the early evolution of our ancestor brain. It controls things that don’t require conscious thoughts, such as breathing, organ function and hormone system. It also controls your fight-or-flight response, which is the physical and emotional response you feel when confronted with something your brain perceives as stressful or dangerous. This means that some negative, automatic actions or reactions –such as fear of flying or spider phobia – can stem from misinterpreted or outdated information which your brain has stored from a past or current situation.
The lizard brain stores patterns associated with feelings and will automatically continue that reaction each time the issue comes up, without you even stopping to realise that.
In other words we may not have a ‘free will’ with our thought reactions in a typical sense– which is why you’ll find yourself repeatedly getting frustrated with a situation and thinking ‘why did I do that?” after you did it.
The mind/brain constantly ‘pattern matches’, so the more often we do something the more likely that the brain/mind will match with that pattern.
The ‘lizard brain’ does not differentiate between reality and imagination, so the reactions can be ‘recorded over. This is why this therapy is so effective.
Here is an example of how the treatment works. If you have experienced social anxiety when attending a social gathering. You replace this negative thought pattern with a calmness and enjoyment when talking to good friends and so replaced the old response pattern.
The main point to remember is that you cannot replace unwanted response with an implausible response (e.g. you are not able to change your personality or have an outcome that is incongruent with you as a person).
This treatment is natural and practical form of therapy and the best thing is the changes come completely from within you.
What happens in a treatment session ?
During one hour session of BWRT®, The practitioner will ask you questions about your background and what has brought you to seek treatment - if your presenting problem could be caused by a medical or physiological condition, you will need to have had a medical consultation before working with me.
The most important aspect of this therapy involves you wanting to change how you feel to how you would prefer to feel instead.
As a certified BWRT® therapist I act as a catalyst in creating new neural pathways to bypass your old responses. This requires you to visualise images and recall memories of your presenting issue and freeze the response before it goes past your lizard brain- rather than letting the emotion or action form. This technique is empowering yet realistic and replaces those older fears or insecurities of the subconscious mind. It takes the false, scared or limited personality away and trades it with who you really want to be.
Duration of session: 1 hour (more or less)
Fee: £65.00 per session