BWRT® – A dynamic, rapid results therapy.

There is no other therapy in the world that is the same as BWRT®. Certified BWRT® Practitioners receive thorough training in this modern methodology and are completely conversant with the techniques needed to work effectively with a great number of human problems and difficulties, including:

• Weight management
• Habits
• Relationship problems
• Stress and Anxiety
• Personal Confidence
• Social Phobia
• Fears and Phobias
• Generalised Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.)
• PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
• Depression

‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy 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 https://www.bwrt.org

The Scientific Bit…

The therapy model was inspired by the work of a scientist by the name of Benjamin Libet; in 1983, he made the startling discovery that all decisions are made by the physical brain more than one-third of a second before we are aware of them – 330 milliseconds to be precise. The idea takes some getting used to because it means that we really do not have free will… this is not guesswork, not an assumption but a scientifically proven fact. And if you’re now thinking: “Well, yes, ok, but I can change my mind any time I want to!” you’re quite right, you can. But that decision will be made one third of a second before you are consciously aware of it. The experiments – involving a moving dot on a dial and the test subjects having to report what number it was on when they decided to lift their finger – have been replicated many times by other researchers but never successfully refuted. In fact one such study appeared to indicate that the physical brain was reacting a full ten seconds’ before awareness, though it was not possible to properly replicate that one.

Nothing Spooky…

There’s nothing mysterious or spooky about any of this and no assertion that everything in life is ‘pre-ordained’. The truth is actually far simpler than that. 

The truth is that the physical brain responds to input from the world and from our own senses, and instantly starts to assess previous experience for an associated response pattern. This happens at amazing speed, far below the level of conscious awareness and so it’s likely that what we consider to be the subconscious is actually the physical brain process. There’s no value judgment being made, no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ course of action, just a pattern being matched to a stimulus. It’s no more selective than a computer keyboard – every key is as valid as every other key, and it’s only much later, when what we have typed appears on the screen, that a value judgment occurs as we assess whether what we have typed was what we wanted or not. The brain does not and cannot care, simply activating a pattern – which might be a thought or a motor action – that has been activated before in response to similar stimuli. A stimulus – data input – received by the brain covers around 50 meters of neural pathways in the 1/3 of a second before it reaches awareness, during which time it goes through thousands upon thousands of tests that check for a continued pattern match. Some of the neurons are as small as 1 mm long and the data input, which is travelling at around 350 kph or more, is tested up to 1000 times at each end of the neuron. For reference, the brain has around 85 billion neurons.
Every thought we have has come about from the brain’s continual monitoring process triggering a ‘suitable’ response. Have you ever said something like: “What on earth did I say that for?” or: “I simply cannot believe I did that!” The reason is simple – the non-reasoning brain beat your conscious mind to the punch! Thoughts are slow and have to be considered. The brain has no such restriction or need. It just assesses whether or not an input has a ‘registered response’ and if it has, activates it.

The Therapy

The therapy model is based around the fact that by the time a stimulus has entered awareness, it has travelled approximately 50 meters of neural pathways. It’s tested at every junction, or synapse, and in a manner still not fully understood by brain scientists, is routed to just one of up to 1000 neurones. So the task of a therapist is to help the client make changes to the brain response as early in that 55 yard, 225 mph journey as it is possible to do so. And that’s what ‘BWRT®’ does… it makes it possible, via a simple technique, to create a new response pattern to any stimulus so that the action the brain triggers is one that we want. It’s totally content free, too, so the client doesn’t have to tell the therapist about deeply sensitive or intimate issues, making therapy far easier to conduct in a great many situations. The other great thing about it is we don’t need to discover the cause of a problem, only the worst conscious memory of it. What we do with that memory is unlike any other style of therapy you might have encountered. There’s no NLP, EFT, Hypnosis, no ‘Energy of the Universe’ type of stuff, no CBT or any other method in common use. It’s different and actually uses the reactive state of the client without them having to make any changes to whatever memory they have found… and yet what we do after that renders whatever they have found totally inactive. It’s not covered in detail here but it starts by effectively freezing the brain processes so that the same data is in both brain and awareness. In the ‘normal’ state of affairs the brain is always that 1/3 second ahead of awareness and that situation can play havoc with therapy, introducing ideas and resistance that the therapist is not even aware of.

The name ‘BWRT®’ comes from what we do next, a recursive looping process that cements and reinforces the changes the client – not the therapist – has made.

All registered Practitioners have been highly trained to deliver ‘BWRT®’ and you can find me on the practitioners listing at http://www.bwrt.org