Brain Working Recursive Therapy

BWRT - What is it?

Brain Working Recursive Therapy is a new and exciting therapy created and developed by Terence Watts, therapist, author, and principal of the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in 2011.  This exciting new protocol is bringing rapid results for many people, often in just one or two sessions.

BWRT® Is a safe therapy and allows you to “reprogram” your life using nothing more than the power of your own thought process.

Free will does not exist

Terence was inspired by the work of Benjamin Libet whose experiments in 1983 appeared to show that human beings don’t actually have free will in the way we usually regard it. In the experiment it was shown that our brain has already taken decisions before they become available to our conscious thoughts.  If you follow this idea a little further you can perhaps understand why we cannot explain the way we feel or react to certain situations.

Ever had a why on earth did I just do that” or “why do I feel like this when it’s not rational” moment?

The brain compares the input from all our senses in a continuous, rapid stream of information, and in doing so often takes decisions based on previously stored patterns of information.  For example, a fear or phobia may be the result of misinterpreted information the brain has stored from the first time you encountered a situation as a child.  Perhaps a relative or older friend reacted badly to seeing a spider, and your brain, which had no previous data relating to spiders classified the data from that situation as a threat.  Every spider seen after that incident is processed by the brain and compared to the stored data, and the outcome is a fear or phobia of spiders.

Creating New Pathways

What if we could simply communicate with the brain directly and change it’s classification of the stored data so that the future output becomes your desired goal?  Brain Working Recursive Therapy allows you to communicate directly with the part of your brain that is normally ahead of your conscious thinking.  The brain can then create new neural pathways that reinforce your new chosen behaviour or outcome.  This new and exciting protocol is bringing rapid results for many people, often in a single session, where other therapies may take much longer.

BWRT - Neural Pathways
BWRT changing neural pathways

What makes BWRT so special?

No need to relive all the previous "stuff"

BWRT is not like many other therapies as it allows you to resolve many past problems without having to drag all the details of the past back up.  During the work you only have to recall the event or issue for a few seconds before we move on to changing the brain’s patterns that are associated with the problem.  We replace the negative parts of the original pattern with how you would like to feel instead.  Of course, you will always remember the events of the past, however they will no longer have the same emotional effect.

To illustrate how this may be possible let’s take a look at a typical  session: –

A client has a severe claustrophobia and is aware that when they were 10 years old a parent locked them in a closet in a fit of temper and caused them terrific stress. They want to solve their claustrophobia but do not want to reveal that their parent acted irresponsibly. On attending for therapy, the client only has to inform the therapist that they are claustrophobic and are able to recall a memory of a time when they experienced a claustrophobia feeling. The therapist can then assist the client to work with their own thoughts and memory in real time. The result is that they change their brain’s processing of that information, creating a new desired outcome, in this case enclosed spaces would no longer cause a phobic reaction.

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And many more… if your problem is not listed above please get in touch with me for a Free Confidential Consultation.


Q - How does BWRT work?

A - Your BWRT therapist will get some brief details from you about the problem you wish to work on.  On commencement of the therapy work you begin to use your brains incredible resources to create the outcome you want.  This is why BWRT is so effective, as you use your own brain’s processes to create the outcome you desire, instead of you having to put up with the old erroneous brain patterns that are giving you problems.

In the process your brain waits for better information that will come from your own mind based on what you want to happen, unlike most other therapies which are often based on what the therapist thinks you should have.

OK – I sort of get that, but how does the BWRT process actually work?

We start by ‘freezing’ the troubling thoughts then we employ a technique called ‘Recursive Looping’ to condition the way the brain responds to triggers.  BWRT is the only therapy (as at July 2016) to work in this manner, making it one of the fastest and most effective therapies around.

Q - Is BWRT like EFT, Hypnosis, EMDR, Havening etc?

A -  Brain Working Recursive Therapy is not like any other therapy you may have tried in the past or have researched if you are contemplating seeking help.  It is not a hybrid or remake  of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),NLP, EFT, TFT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, or any energy therapy.

Q - Is the process difficult to follow?

A - Brain Working Recursive Therapy makes use of your own logical thought process and your practitioner guides you through the process all the way.  All it requires from you is the will to succeed and the ability to focus your mind on what you wish to change.

Q - Isn't it just another type of trance or meditative state?

A - No, BWRT is carried out in an awake state.  During part of the process you will be asked to close your eyes to allow you to fully focus on the memory and personal information you wish to work with, but you are not in hypnosis, trance, meditation, or any other altered state of consciousness.

Q - How long is a session

A - Each session last for around 50 mins, the exception being the first session which takes longer as the BWRT process is fully explained to you before any therapeutic work commences.

Q - How many sessions will I need?

A - Brain Working Recursive Therapy is a rapid treatment protocol.  Some issues may be resolved in just one session, however the average is 2-3 sessions, and in some case where there may be multiple problems to deal with i.e. complex phobias then you may require several more sessions to complete the work.  Compared to traditional therapies BWRT brings rapid results.

About Your Therapist

Alan is qualified as a Level 1 (General Psychopathology) and Level 2 (Psychology of Identity and Behaviour) BWRT Practitioner.  He is one of the ever-growing list of practitioners who have completed the rigorous and comprehensive training in BWRT (Brain Working Recursive Therapy).  To undertake training in this amazing protocol one must be a professional therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist, counsellor or medical practitioner.

If you have contemplated seeking help from a therapist there is no time like the present.  Whether you are young, middle aged or a senior you can use this fast acting and dynamic process to make real changes in your life.

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Alan can now work with you online if you can’t attend the practice in person.  Wherever you are in UK you can now have online BWRT sessions by completing the Contact Form or calling us for a free consultation.

BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any other therapy modalities – it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at