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BWRT: Reworking our Emotional Wiring

  • Doug Berry
  • Category Advice Column, Health, Lifestyle, Parenting

A short time ago, I attended a weekend seminar that introduced myself and several notable psychologists and psychiatrists to an emerging therapeutic technique with thus far, amazing results. BWRT is the acronym for Brain-Working Recursive Therapy and I’d like to tell you a little about this potentially life-changing approach to modern therapy.

Brain Working Recursive Therapy® is an innovative new concept of psychotherapy, completely unlike anything that has gone before it. It presents an entirely new view of the subconscious mind – one that is extremely ‘user friendly’ and easy for the client to understand – as well as an elegant way of providing psychotherapy that gets easily beneath the Conscious Critical Faculty. The mind behind this amazing therapy is a man by the name of Terence Watts, who together with his South African counterpart, Rafiq Lockhat, have taken this approach from concept to practice over the years and are now training mental health professionals to utilise it for their client base.

BWRT® has been designed to disconnect emotive responses from memories that are deeply troubling and create new, adaptive neural pathways that do not have the old undesirable emotional responses attached to it. This therapy is largely content-free, which means that it is not always necessary for the client to divulge their troubles in great detail, and of short duration, using the client’s own thought processes to effect a release from the symptomatic pattern – and there is a strict protocol which ensures maximum effectiveness and safety. In essence, we are creating new “emotional memories” that attach to the recorded memory of an event or period or anxiety-provoking situation. The client does not necessarily forget the event, but has altered the emotional response to it to be much less traumatising, allowing them to process the event from a healthier, less disruptive vantage point.

Conducted by qualified, trained and experienced professionals, there is no significant risk to the client. Their wellbeing and emotional needs are paramount. They must be willing to engage on a level that will have them dealing with an emotional event and related trigger. The risk is that the technique doesn’t work for them, although every effort will be made to the contrary! Clients are informed that this is a short duration therapy process and with effective treatment, they shouldn’t have to present for more than 3 sessions with their therapist!

BWRT is proving truly effective with the following concerns: 

  • Commitment Anxiety
  • Phobias, 
  • Panic attacks, 
  • Generalised anxiety disorder, 
  • Exam anxiety, 
  • Social
  • Phobia,  
  • Success Inhibition, 
  • Fear of failure, 
  • All types of Performance Anxiety, 
  • Self-Worth/Self-Confidence Issues,
  • Fear of Authority,
  • Relationship Issues,
  • Grief,
  • PTSD and many more.  

The list of professionals using this type of therapy is growing with every training conference, and the results are proving outstanding! If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact myself for further information!

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