BWRT® – BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®

BWRT® – or BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® – is a new model of psychology and psychopathology that fits with the current thinking on neuroscience. It is solution-focused and evidence-based, and directly interferes with the processes the brain uses in creating what we call the ‘subconscious’.

We tend to call it ‘subconscious’ because somehow, and miraculously, it makes us do things that we don’t really want to do, like eating fatty food when we want to loose weight, or panicking when speaking in public. It’s something we can’t consciously control, because it happens in our subconscious without us being aware or in control of it… just yet.

From a scientific point of view our ‘subconscious’ is actually nothing else than data coming in through our 5 senses and being processed by our brain through a pattern recognition system which filters information according to its pre-programming and triggers responses accordingly, just like a computer. Only that it happens so fast, that our conscious mind can’t catch up with it quick enough and only recognises that something was triggered when it’s already resulted in some form of action, like sweating and speaking with a high-pitched voice when public speaking.

It’s not your fault really, it’s an automatic mechanism that happens in your brain so fast that it’s literally out of your conscious control. Because your brain is getting tremendous amounts of messages for every split second of your life. So what it tirelessly does is look for things and situations that it’s experienced before which are similar to what it’s experiencing right now. 

And if it finds something that worked before, the brain will automatically do the same thing again. And if it didn’t work, the brain will try to avoid it. The problem is that this part of the brain is incredibly fast and not very logical so it doesn’t give you time to think – in fact, all of this happens without you even knowing about it at first. So if it finds something that was once a threat, it will use anxiety to try to steer you right away from that.

For instance, if you once went to a party where something really upset you, it might create uncomfortable feelings every time you try to go to a social gathering. This is called Social Phobia. And you know what? It wouldn’t matter how much you wished you could master it, that speedy process would have you imagining all sorts of uncomfortable things before you get a chance to counter-act it.

Sadly, it often becomes a habit to think that you can’t do a certain thing and stop it altogether because you got it in your head that you’re just not that kind of person who can do such things, which of course is far from true! All it is, is a trigger-response mechanism that happens in your brain.

Now the good news about BWRT® as opposed to most other therapy methods is that we don’t have to find out what the uncomfortable event was which created the mental struggle and it can help with a vast array of mental challenges.

What BWRT can help you with:


  • All Forms of Phobias, Fears & Anxiety
  • Success Inhibition, Fear of Failure, Procrastination
  • Commitment Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Social Anxiety
  • Fear of Public Speaking, Flying etc.
  • Self Worth/Self-Confidence Issues

This media article gives a good example of how and why it worked for someone with a phobia.

What’s also great about this therapy method is that I don’t need to know anything about your story at all, which makes this therapy method perfect for mental conditions created by events that are classified for security reasons, or for those who simply cannot or do not want to talk about what happened to them. All I need to know is what it is we are dealing with, i.e. fear, anxiety, trauma, phobia, addiction … and how it shows up for you. We don’t need to talk about what happened that may have let you to feel the way you do. 

All we have to do is teach the your brain that it’s ok for you to do what you want to do, and I can help you with that. It’s fast, it’s safe, it’s content-free and it works online from the comfort of your home. To learn more about BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® visit the Terence Watts BWRT Institute, or:


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