BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®  (BWRT) was developed in 2011 by UK therapist, Terence Watts (assisted by his research partner, Rafiq Lockhat). The model is based on the principle that decisions are made and acted upon by our mental processes (the brain) before we become consciously aware (the mind) of them. BWRT® is consistent with the latest Neuroscience developments, particularly Limbic system functioning. BWRT can be used to explain; Reflex actions, Annoying behaviours, I couldn’t help myself, Why did I behave like that, It was not my intention. It was immediately evident that this process accounted for a huge number of the psychological difficulties which so many people have to put up with.

BWRT® is completely different from conventional therapies. such as; NLP, EFT, TFT, WSN, SD, EMDR, Hypnosis, Reiki, Energy therapies, Noesiology, and Chinosis. 

This therapy is largely content-free, using the client’s own thought processes to effect a release from the symptomatic pattern – and there is a strict protocol which ensures maximum effectiveness and complete safety.


BWRT is unique and inspired by the research of Benjamin Libet. In 1983 Benjamin Libet (2003 winner of the Virtual Nobel Prize in Psychology from University of Klagenfurt), Professor at University of California ran a series of experiments that proved we do not have free will in the way we think of it.  Libet’s experimental research 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 are 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.

Terence Watts developed BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy / BWRT®. He started out as a Computer Engineer and then became one of the leading Psychotherapists in the UK.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Member of the City&Guilds Institute of London (the only Psychotherapist in the world to be awarded such an honour). He is the creator of the popular Hypnosense website and author of several books. He was intrigued by Libet’s work and this led him to start developing BWRT® in 2011.


BWRT® has been designed to remove emotive responses from memories that are deeply troubling and create new, adaptive neural pathways that do not have the old undesirable emotional responses attached to it. The therapy extends the neural pathways so that the client/patient’s brain knows the new patterns to use in future. Every new experience creates a new template. In fact, immediately after the therapy is finished, the client no longer experiences a negative response to the usual trigger, no matter how hard they try to ‘fire it up’.

The therapy is extremely user friendly:

  • It does not require delving into the past and doing an extensive analysis.

  • BWRT is done at a conscious level.

  • A therapy session can be as short as 15-20 minutes and results are permanent.

  • It does not rely on chronological time but on neurological time.


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