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.
It is unique and inspired by the research of Benjamin Libet. In 1983 Benjamin Libet (2003 winner of the Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology from University of Klagenfurt), Professor at University of California ran a series of experiments that proved we do not have free will in the way we think of it, which is precisely why we all encounter so many “Why on earth did I do/say that?” or “Why do I have to feel like this?” moments.
In 1983, Libet’s experimental research, showed that there is a measurable wait (more than 1/3 second!) between the moment the brain commences to act upon any stimulus and our becoming aware of that action – in other words, by the time we know what we are doing, we’re already doing it and it’s old news as far as the physical brain is concerned. Remarkably, even the decision to change your mind about what you are doing is made before conscious awareness of that decision. BWRT® allows us the opportunity to work in that interval between the commencement of an action and conscious awareness; this allows us the opportunity to negate destructive thought patterns so completely it’s as if they were never there.
Terence Watts developed BWRT® in 2012. He started out as a Computer Engineer and then became one of the leading Psychotherapists in the UK. He was intrigued by Libet’s work and this led him to develop BWRT® in 2012.
BWRT® has been designed to remove 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.
The therapy extends the neural pathways so that the client/patient’s brain knows the new patterns to use in future. Every new experience creates a new template. In fact, immediately after the therapy is finished, the client can no longer feel any negative response to the usual trigger for their presenting symptom, no matter how hard they try to ‘fire it up’.
There have been remarkable success rates with the following:
- Commitment Anxiety
- 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
- Post – partum Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Binge eating and drinking
- Sexual obsession/addiction
- Porn addiction
- Masturbation fixation
- Bullying (relationship or school)
- Substance Abuse