“ No one can go back and make a brand new start my friend, but anyone can start from here and make a new end. ”
~ Anonymous ~
© Pieter Harris. www.pieterharris.co.za
SO, WHAT IS BWRT?
BWRT is a new, revolutionary, highly effective and ground breaking therapy as well as a dynamic model of psychology that fits with current thinking of neuroscience. It is one of the most exciting developments in psychotherapy since it is a fast-acting and extremely effective way to bring change within the minimum amount of sessions compared to other therapeutic systems. The most important thing is that BWRT is totally unique and bringing other methodologies into it will produce unpredictable results.
BWRT is developed in 2011 by Terence Watts (assisted by his research partner, Rafiq Lockhat), and it operates from the principle that our physical brains respond to events and make decisions even before we are physically aware of them. The brain however, is adaptable and capable of learning in a fast and efficient way.
It is completely different from any form of conventional therapy since it does not ask unnecessary questions. It does not do “analysis paralysis”. It does not waste time. We are working with neurology and we are changing your neurology with neuro-science in a quick, painless and effective methodology.
BWRT also fits in with new thinking in the field of psychology. BWRT, like Mindfulness and Positive Psychology tends to move away from the traditional pathology model of psychology where there is focussed on what is wrong with a person. It rather focuses on where you want to be but just haven’t been able to.
How does BWRT work?
The principle is that we learn something new by practicing it over and over again until it becomes second nature to us. BWRT uses the same idea of learning a new way of reacting and behaving via repetition, rehearsal and reflection of successes. In doing so the brain provides a new neural pathway network. It is about changing an undesired behaviour in favour of a better behaviour. BWRT also uses your own powerful imagination to and thought processes.
BWRT is unique and inspired by the research of the Virtual Nobel prize winner, Benjamin Libet. In 1983, that worthy proved we don’t 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, for which he won the Nobel prize for Psychology, 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’re 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.
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 to try to ‘fire it up’.
This therapy is largely content-free, using the client’s own thought processes to get a release from the symptomatic pattern – and there is a strict protocol which ensures maximum effectiveness and complete safety.
Specific conditions treatable with BWRT
- Any form of trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sexual abuse
- Self-esteem issues
- Issues of rejection
- Trust issues
- Releasing negative emotions
- Stress and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Habits, including smoking, gambling, eating, drinking, shopping etc.
- Fears, including fear of failure
- Self-confidence issues
- OCD (Obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Relationship problems
- Increasing motivation.