BWRT – Brain Working Recursive Therapy

When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits. Neural pathways are like super highways of nerve cells that transmit messages. You travel over the superhighway many times, and the pathway becomes more and more solid.  The hopeful fact, however, is that the brain is always changing and you can forge new pathways and create new habits. That’s called the neuro plasticity of the brain.

Most therapies work intangible elements of the Conscious, Subconscious and even the Unconscious mind.

BWRT – Brain working recursive therapy is a relatively new therapy. BWRT is different in that it actually uses the physical brain to make changes. When the brain is bombarded with information all the time, there is so much information that is stimulating the brain,  that we find it impossibly at times on a conscious level to keep up.brain Much of our life events processing happens in the background in our subconscious mind. It’s similar to a computer. We use the keypad and observe the screen but don’t get involved with how the information from the screen or our typing is being processed. The brain is a master in processing loads of information.

Although it might seem like the brain is making judgements about how to be and react to situations, logic doesn’t come into it.

For example someone who has a fear for spiders knows that most spiders are harmless but the brain doesn’t accept this logic and results in a person being anxious and sends loads of adrenaline round their body. The brain makes the body respond to a threat by making you anxious and triggering the flight or fight response. With either response your heart beat will rise and you body is preparing to take action.

The brain looks for common features to any stimulus. It does this so it know how it should get the person to react. If it finds similar features from a past situation where you felt vulnerable, in danger, awkward, uncomfortable, embarrassed or threatened, it will make you react in a way to protect you.

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

Using scientific research on the brain’s natural activity, BWRT assists in changing the thought patterns at the instinctual level, when the changes are made at this level -The Reptilian complex and Paleomammalian complex, the instinctual behaviour changes.

Brain Working Recursive Therapy uses the way the brain processes information to change unwanted habits, urges and behaviours into more resourceful and healthier ways of being.

Conventional therapies require that you remember the original event that led to the trauma. With BWRT all that is needed is to know the strongest memory of that unwanted reaction. The strongest memory might be the very first time but equally it might be a more recent repetition of the unwanted response.

Although you are encouraged to close your eyes you are fully conscious during BWRT and are aware of what is happening.

BWRT – Brain working recursive therapy Practitioner

Christel Maritz is an experienced therapist and certified Brain Working Recursive Therapy practitioner. Please feel free to contact me  if you have any questions or for more information about how BWRT will aid you into a world of emotional safety.

Christel Maritz Psychologist


Mentally and emotionally healthy

Emotional Improvement | Being mentally and emotionally healthy does not preclude the experiences of life which we cannot control. As humans we are going to face emotions and events that are a part of life. According to Smith and Segal, “People who are emotionally and mentally healthy have the tools for coping with difficult situations and maintaining a positive outlook in which they also remain focused, flexible, and creative in bad times as well as good”(2011). In addition unemployment has been shown to have a negative impact on an individual’s emotional well-being, self-esteem and more broadly their mental health. Increasing unemployment has been show to have a significant impact on mental health, predominantly depressive disorders. This is an important consideration when reviewing the triggers for mental health disorders in any population survey. In order to improve your emotional mental health, the root of the issue has to be resolved.

“Prevention emphasizes the avoidance of risk factors; promotion aims to enhance an individual’s ability to achieve a positive sense of self-esteem, mastery, well-being, and social inclusion” (Power, 2010).


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Brain Working Recursive Therapy BWRT®

Brain working recursive therapy In the USA and other regions where ‘therapy’ is a restricted term, it is an innovative new concept of working with negative and destructive thought patterns, completely unlike anything that has gone before it. I am a trained Brain working recursive therapist BWRT®. It presents an entirely new view of the subconscious mind – one that is extremely ‘user friendly’ and easy for the client to understand – as well as an elegant way of providing psychotherapy that gets easily beneath the Conscious Critical Faculty.

There is so much in this new methodology that can be used as a ‘stand alone’ to enhance almost every other work methodology!

It’s not hypnosis or a deriviative of hypnotherapy and although it works to release trapContinue Reading

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