One of the key therapies that I offer my clients is BWRT®, which stands for Brain Working Recursive Therapy. In fact although I am a fully trained hypnotherapist, I am increasingly using BWRT® as my "first line" therapy for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, phobias, unwanted habits, traumatic memories, procrastination, depression, addictions, and more. I am getting great feedback from my clients, and what's more it is quick...often getting good results in just a few sessions (and sometimes in just one session!)
It is true that BWRT® is a relatively new therapy but word is spreading! Many people ask me if BWRT is "a bit like....." other therapies they might have heard of, such as CBT, NLP, counselling, or hypnosis. The answer is no, BWRT truly is not like any other form of therapy and has to be experienced for this to be appreciated. Of course saying it is "not like" other things rather begs the question of what exactly it is like!
I totally understand that as a client you would like to know what you are letting yourself in for. The first time I meet a client for a BWRT® session I will spend time explaining exactly how BWRT works so that you have a good understanding of the science behind it. This can be as simple or as detailed as you would like it to be.
The actual therapy part of BWRT is best experienced to fully appreciate it. Essentially it consists of me guiding you through a structured conversation. For the most part I will be doing the talking and you will be following along in your thoughts. I will ask you to close your eyes some of the time but this is purely to enhance concentration. You will be totally wide awake and conscious, all that you will be doing is focussing your attention on the process.
Although I will be asking you to think about or imagine various things, you don't need to worry if you are not particularly imaginative or visual, the vast majority of people are more than capable of working with BWRT®. In fact it might interest you to know that it has been used succesfully with people of all ages and backgrounds, including teenagers and children, and people on the autistic spectrum.
At the end of the session I will ask you to rate how you feel compared to how you felt at the beginning. Most people do notice an immediate difference, but the full benefit is often not noticed until later....for example a client with a fear of heights finds themselves happily going up to the top of a very high building without even thinking about it.
Depending on how the first session goes, we might need to meet again to fine tune the work that has been done, but sometimes this is not even necessary. Once something is "fixed" with BWRT it stays fixed, so there should be no need for follow ups.
BWRT sounds simple but there is a variety of ways it can be used, depending on the problem. It can even be used for issues like procrastination, fear of failure, and worrying about the future. BWRT can also help with Generalised Anxiety Disorder where there are multiple triggers for the anxiety.
For some more complex issues, such as depression, the therapy process is a little more involved and takes place over several sessions. There is also homework in the form of worksheets which you would need to complete between sessions. However essentially the process is that same in that you will be doing the thinking, and I will be guiding you through the steps.
Unlike analytical hypnotherapy, counselling or even CBT, BWRT is a relatively quick therapy. There is no need to commit to a lengthy schedule of sessions, which makes it much more affordable for most people. It can even be done via Skype which makes it great for people who find it difficult to travel or make daytime appointments.
It is probably true to say that BWRT is not necessarily a relaxing process for the client, it does involve a certain amount of concentration and requires your full attention. However most people tell me that they have enjoyed the sessions. There can also be a sense of release, especially when letting go of long standing problems.
It really is as simple as that...no hypnosis, no tapping, nothing mystical or spiritual. You don't have to "believe" in BWRT®, it just is.
It might reassure you to know that as an advanced BWRT® practitioner I have undergone thorough training and must also keep up to date with regular mentoring and further training to maintain my membership of the Institute.
If you are curious about BWRT® and would like to know more, why not contact me to arrange a free, no obligation discussion? If you are local to me I will happily meet you in person, if you are further afield we can talk on the phone or via Skype. All my contact details are on this website or you can visit my main BWRT website which is www.bwrtcotswolds.com.