BrainWorking Recursive Therapy
Our thoughts and beliefs shape our habits and our habits affect how we think, feel and do...
BWRT® - BrainWorking Recursive Therapy
‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’ - Psychology of Identity and Behaviour - working with the core identity aspects of self-identification and associated behaviour. Originally created by Terence Watts, fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, psychotherapist and international author.
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 'freeze, fight or flight' part of our brain. For example if we have a phobia i.e. of spiders, before we even think consciously what we are doing, we simply react. It is the part of our brain where there is no value judgement and our brain simply follows preset-up neural pathways.
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 the data now adds in the judgements etc and finally travels 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. We have around 85 to 100 billion neurons in our brain - all communicating within and around our body. These neural patterns or maps can be unhelpful or outdated so during BWRT you create new neural maps of how you would like to feel, be, react instead. The brain then disconnects the old and engages with the new maps.
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.
Dr Joe Dispenza, Neuroscientist specialising in brain function and chemistry.
Joe is also an international author: Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind; Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One. Below he explains how neurons work in the brain and how we can change our thoughts, behaviours etc.
Our three brains - each with their own sense of time and 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...