I was discussing this potentially life changing therapy with a client this week, and she was puzzled because she had never heard of it. "What is it again?" she asked, "Brain Washing Therapy?"
Well, I am happy to report that absolutely no brain washing is involved! However, Brain Working Recursive Therapy or BWRT® for short, does have the capacity to be absolutely game changing, because it literally changes the way your brain works.
Have you ever done something and then thought "why did I do that?". Or is there something that you keep doing over and over even when you would prefer to stop? Maybe there is something that you are afraid of, but you don't know why? Or perhaps you have experienced something stressful which just keeps going round and round in your mind afterwards.
Well, in all these cases BWRT® has the potential to make real changes in the way you think, to literally break the recursive loop that keeps these old patterns of behavior repeating themselves again and again. Just imagine how great it could feel to break free from these old habits and ways of thinking?
Part of the problem is that our brains work very quickly. In fact the instinctive part of our brain works so much more quickly than the logical/rational part. So the problem is that no matter how hard we try think about something differently, or how much willpower we try to use, the inner core part of our brain has already taken us off down a different route. BWRT® works within that core part of the brain to replace an old unwanted way of thinking or behaving with a new one.
The change can be so fundamental that you may not even notice, until you find yourself back in the situation which used to cause you a problem. For example a client who had a fear of spiders suddenly finds themselves calmly picking up a spider and putting it out of the window...and only afterwards notices what she did, with a sense of amazement!
One of the most interesting aspects of BWRT® is that if there is something you find difficult to talk about, or would rather keep secret, that is absolutely fine. The therapy can still be carried out "content free". BWRT® can also be carried out via phone or Skype, which means that anyone can access it from anywhere in the world.
BWRT® is not hypnosis, counselling, or CBT. It does not involve any physical contact, tapping, energy work or anything similar. All that you need to know is what you want to change and how you would like things to be different. As your therapist I will guide you through the whole process.
BWRT® is fast becoming my "therapy of choice" for any anxiety based problem. I have also recently completed the advanced level BWRT training which means I can now use BWRT® to help clients with an even wider range of problems, including
Anxiety including Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Fears and Phobias
Addictions (alcohol, gambling, pornography)
Yes, it is true to say that BWRT is a relatively new form of therapy although more and more people are starting to hear of it. It was created in 2011 by Terence Watts, a therapist, author of many books and training courses and principal of the Essex Institute in Essex, UK. Since then a growing number of therapists around the world have been trained in the technique, including me, and it is now being used in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia, Canada, the USA and Australia.
BWRT ® has been approved by the British Psychological Society for Continuous Professional Development, and all BWRT ® therapists must be members of the Institute of BWRT® . To become designated as an "institute" an organisation must meet certain stringent criteria. All of this gives you confidence that BWRT® is scientific, valid, and evidence based.
I'm really excited to be part of this exciting new development in therapy. What's more I am currently the only therapist in the whole of Gloucestershire trained to advanced level.
If you would like to know more, why not take a look at my other website www.bwrtcotswolds.com? You can also link up with me on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course you can also call me on 0772 0887205.