BWRT is a relatively new model of behavioral psychology that was conceived and created in 2011 by Terence Watts, a leading psychotherapist, author and educator in the UK and is now used by large numbers of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and therapists around the world, all getting amazing results. BWRT fits comfortably with current thinking on neuroscience and is determinedly solution-focused thus fulfilling the major requirement of modern therapies.
Perhaps the most important thing about BWRT is that it is entirely scientific and works in quite a different way from slower therapies such as CBT, counseling, or even hypnotherapy which is considered a rapid therapy compared to others. It’s been used successfully for a vast number of issues including (but not limited to):
- Mild forms of depression
- Sexual difficulties
- Binge eating
- Addictions of all sorts
BWRT makes it possible, via a simple technique, to create a new response pattern to any stimulus so that the action the brain triggers is one that we want. The therapy is totally content-free, so the client doesn’t have to tell the therapist about deeply sensitive or intimate issues, making therapy far easier to conduct in a great many situations. The other great thing about it is that we don’t need to know how or when the issue began. Only the strongest memory of the symptom is needed and then we work directly with that memory. BWRT doesn’t use reframes, rewind techniques, symptom desensitization, NLP, CBT, EFT, EMDR or anything to do with eye movement or anything else you may have already encountered. It’s unique, effective and fast. Other therapies seek to modify or remove negative emotional responses while BWRT works in such a way that the response simply doesn’t arise in the first place. It differs from all other types of therapy in that it deals with problems before there is a chance of becoming attached to emotions. All one needs to know is what they feel like now and how they would like to feel instead.
The title ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy™’ comes from the recursive looping process that we use, first to focus thoughts, then to cement and strengthen the new behavioral response. Continual testing since 2011 shows that the changes we make appear to be permanent and there is no evidence of symptom substitution. If it has a ‘downside’, it’s that it seems too easy and therefore ‘too good to be true’, as the effectiveness and efficiency reported by therapists and clients are so far unanimously positive.