Irena-Marie Makowska is a mind management coach, practitioner in BWRT® and clinical hypnotherapist.
BWRT® - BrainWorking Recursive Therapy
‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a modern model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It uses a totally logical, practical and down-to-earth working method in which it’s not necessary for you to talk about anything you would rather not discuss – the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead. BWRT® is unlike any other therapy you might have heard of or read about, using the latest discoveries in neuroscience coupled with your own unique brain processes to help you get better. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org
Issues BWRT® works with:
* Binge eating and drinking
* Eating disorders
* Generalised Anxiety Disorder
* Phobic Response Patterns
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* Social Phobia
* Substance Abuse
How does it work?
BWRT® is based on research by neuroscientist Benjamin Libet who in 1983 won the Virtual Nobel Prize for his experiments on free will and consciousness. Since then Terence Watts and his research partner, clinical psychologist Rafiq Lockhat, developed BWRT® into the therapy is it now.
Put simply - information comes in as data into our Reptilian brain, the part of our brain that keeps us functioning, our heart pumping... It is also the 'fight or flight' part of our brain. For example if we have a fear or phobia of spiders, before we even think consciously what we are doing, we go into freeze, flight or flight mode...
This information then travels through our Limbic brain, also known as the paleomammalian brain. This is where value judgements reside - our emotional memory; anxiety etc. So data comes into our Reptilian, then through our Limbic - gathering value judgements - and finally into our Neo-Cortex, or executive part of our brain. Our Neo-Cortex is responsible for our conscious awareness; decision making; working memory...
What is staggering is it takes 1/3 of a second for data entering our Reptilian brain to come into our conscious awareness.
The science behind BWRT® is that we react spontaneously to information already stored within our brain. What is happening is our neurons are simply following the same neural pathways already set up.
We have around 100 billion neurons in our brain - all communicating within and around our body. These neural patterns or pathways can be unhelpful or outdated to us now; although at the time of storage there was a valid reason.
The process of BWRT® is to rewire our neural pathways so we react differently to certain triggers, completely freeing us of past patterns, behaviours and beliefs.
Our three brains - each with their own sense of time & space. Data goes in and it takes 1/3 of a second to reach our conscious awareness.
Neurons 'firing' up with each thought...
With each NEW THOUGHT are neurons REWIRE...