Brain Working Recursive Therapy® (BWRT®)

BWRT is a revolutionary, cutting edge therapy for the twenty first century which has been created by one of the UK’s leading therapists and trainers, Terence Watts.  BWRT is a relatively new therapeutic model which is achieving wonderful results every bit as fast as the modern need for an ‘instant fix’ requires. There are many different styles of therapy available these days but there is nothing else like this one and it is totally safe, even when working with children. The therapy can also be carried out via the internet, so a lack of confidence, feelings of awkwardness or tight schedules need not be an obstacle to improving your life.

BWRT is a content-free therapy and so that means that therapist does not need to know any private information or personal secrets, only what the client wishes to achieve – this could be something that they wish they could do or do better, or perhaps it is something that they would like to stop doing or change their reaction to. Issues that may have been bothering you for many years can often quickly be solved with just a single session, such is the effectiveness of BWRT®.

A typical BWRT Session


In a BWRT session, the client is guided to use their just their own thoughts – without the therapist even needing to know what those thoughts are – in a special way to create a totally natural change that comes from within the client rather than from something the therapist says or does. All the work is done in a completely ‘awake state’ and doesn’t use hypnosis or any mysterious spiritual or religious ideas of any sort – it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and all it needs to be successful is for the client to want something in their life to be different.

BWRT® has recently achieved the status of ‘British Brain Working Research Society’ and is also registered as an Institute – The British Brainworking Research Society (BBRS).  All practitioners are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and receive full mentoring support provided by the BWRT® Institute.  Further information on BWRT can be found at and a list of registered practitioners can be found at

Such is the power and effectiveness of BWRT, I am very proud to say that I am currently the only practitioner in Cornwall to hold the ‘full set’ of BWRT® qualifications. I am a Level 1, 2 and 3 BWRT® Practitioner and BWRT® Master Coach.

Below are some short introductory videos on BWRT made by its creator, Terence Watts

How Does BWRT Work?

Think of the brain as a massive data input and processing center that works at incredibly fast speeds. We have around 85-100 billion neurons in the brain and each of them is connected to between 1000 and 10,000 other neurons.  They form a complex physical network, a matrix if you like, something like millions of hairnets on top of the other, each layer connecting with every one of the other layers. There are millions of neurons active at any one moment and the connections in that network are constantly changing according to whatever is being or has been experienced.

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Everything that we do or react to now is a response/reaction to data that we have already learned or input into our programming system since the day we were born, and also includes our DNA genetic programming and natural instincts. Every piece of data that was input is stored and taken as a template, or yardstick, against which comparisons will be made in the future. It essentially acts as a pattern matching system.

Our brain works in such a way that its primary motive is survival, and so if a pattern match has kept us alive or free from harm, then the brain would have deemed that as good. Problems can arise though where that data is out of date and so the response it triggers no longer serves us in a positive way. This brain response pattern is a great way of explaining why something that happened many years ago is still able to elicit a powerful emotional response – as far as the physical brain is concerned, if something was dangerous once, it still is now.

It may not make any sense to the conscious mind, but to the subconscious it is a real and serious threat, and the subconscious mind will always win.  It will then start to initiate the fight, flight or freeze response, which is when emotions and physical reactions/symptoms will rapidly increase.

This would help to explain:

  • Why we sometimes can’t stop ourselves doing things.
  • Why we sometimes feel that we just cannot do something we would really like to.
  • Why we so often limit ourselves from getting on with life.
  • Why we sometimes give up on something without even trying properly to do it.
  • Why we sometimes fear something when there’s no real reason to do so.
  • Why some situations ‘trigger’ uncomfortable feelings, even though we have no idea why.
  • Why therapy doesn’t always work as we want it to.

What BWRT enables us to do is catch the data input flow early enough in the neural pathway cycles so that we are able to create a new one, thus over-riding the old response to trigger situation and any emotions that would have been created by it.  Changing one part of an issue also has the effect of re-routing many others that stemmed from that main one.

All other therapies work with emotion that is generated by a stimulus whereas BWRT works to change the stimulus that creates the emotion and that is what makes it so effective.