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What is Brain Working Recursive Therapy?

BWRT stands for Brain Working Recursive Therapy, and is a new type of therapy that was created by therapist Terrence Watts in 2011. Often confused with hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, BWRT doesn’t use these techniques, but rather focuses on logic and practical thinking to deliver extremely fast results whilst you are in a fully awake state.

How does it work?
Inspired by the work of Benjamin Libet, Terence Watts works on the principle that we don’t have ‘free-will’ as we know it, and our brains have in fact made decisions about certain things before we can even think about them. Using this knowledge, BWRT helps people suffering from all sorts of conditions to overcome them by allowing them to communicate with the part of the brain that is usually ahead of conscious thinking.
Completely natural, 100% safe and exceptionally easy, BWRT often resolves clients problems in only one or two sessions, and doesn’t require hours of talking, or the potential embarrassment of revealing private thoughts to a therapist. The process works by ‘freezing’ your distressing thoughts, before employing a technique called the ‘Recursive Loop’ to recondition the brain.

Who can it help?
Thanks to its ease and effectiveness, BWRT is ideal for people suffering from unwanted habits, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, social fears, post traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks and depression, along with weight management issues, learning issues, creative blocks and much more.

BWRT is unlike many other therapies available as it can be carried out over Skype, FaceTime, or telephone, meaning that those who have difficulty in travelling, talking, or interacting face-to-face can benefit from the therapy at any time.

If you would like more information on how BWRT works and how it may could help you then please get in touch with me on: 07870 893226

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Anxiety and Depression at Christmas

It’s no secret that instances of anxiety and depression increase drastically at Christmas time, and no matter whether you have previously suffered bouts of depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or this time of year just gets you down, we can all feel a bit despondent and unmotivated thanks to the drop in temperature, demands on money and increased workload that winter brings. So how do you cope with anxiety and depression at Christmas?

Stay healthy
Eating the right foods, drinking plenty of water, and exercising are all great ways to help combat depression and anxiety at any time of year, but these things are especially helpful when the pressures to eat loads of sweets, drink loads of alcohol and sit around watching re-runs on TV have increased.  Set yourself an achievable goal like taking a 20-minute walk each day, or drinking 2 litres of water by lunchtime, and stick to it.

Manage your money
One of the biggest stressors at this time of year is money, and it can often seem like you’ll just never have enough. Christmas presents, nights out with work, and hefty heating bills can all take their toll, leaving you anxious and panicking about having enough. You don’t have to do without this Christmas, just focus on a little creativity when it comes to buying gifts: organise a Secret Santa with your family so you’re only buying a few small gifts, or ask to just buy the kids in your family as a compromise. When it comes to nights out and Christmas parties with your mates, try a low-cost option like a cosy night in with movies and hot chocolate, or a party where everyone brings a dish to help out.

Talk it out
The months of November and December are busy for everyone, and they often fly by before you know it. So if you’re feeling stressed, depressed or anxious at all, it’s important to take some time for yourself to talk to friends and family, or even a professional. Even sitting down for ten minutes with your friends over a cup of coffee can have a calming effect that makes all the difference.

Help others
Studies have shown that serotonin (known as the ‘happy’ neurotransmitter) is released when we participate in a selfless act of kindness. The serotonin that is released then helps to make you feel happy, hopeful and strong, and can mirror the effects of anti-depressants. For this reason, it’s a great idea to volunteer in your local community, donate any old toys or clothes to charity, or just help someone out for nothing in return at this time of year. Christmas is a time of generosity and giving, so play it forward this year!

No matter what your circumstances, it can often seem unbearable for people at this time of year, so remember that no matter what, there is help out there for you. If you’ve tried the above tips and still feel the effects of anxiety or depression, then don’t hesitate to get the help of a mental health professional as soon as you can.

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Hypnotherapy and childbirth

It may sound odd, but using hypnotherapy is the latest tool for those out there that are afraid of childbirth, and whilst it may seem confusing at first, here we explain exactly what hypnobirthing is, and how it can help.

According to netmums around 20% of pregnant women feel fear during pregnancy, whilst 13% of women delay getting pregnant because they are afraid of giving birth. Childbirth is a real and genuine fear, with pain, exposure, complications and even death being the biggest causes of anxiety in women everywhere. No matter what your fears, hypnotherapy is a useful tool that can help to ease expectant mothers worries both before the birth and during labour itself, and what’s better, literally anyone can learn to use these techniques.

So what exactly is hypnobirthing and how does it work? By using a series of pre-learnt techniques, hypnosis lets you release the fears and anxieties associated with childbirth, resulting in a manageable and even pleasant birthing experience. You will be in a state of deep mental and physical relaxation that allows you to block outside distractions and focus solely on a thought or feeling. Contrary to popular belief, being in a hypnotised state doesn’t mean relinquishing control or being in a trance, in fact you will be fully aware and in control of what is happening around you, you just won’t feel scared about it.

Although it is unlikely that you will experience a completely painless birth, hypo-therapy has been shown to have many benefits such as a reduction in labour time, a less painful birth, reduced fatigue in the mother and an increase in the chances of the new-born baby feeding and sleeping better to name a few. Although the benefits vary from mother to mother, the results from hypno-therapy have been quite positive overall and a recent report found that 23% of women that used hypnobirthing techniques for a natural vaginal birth received an epidural, compared to a national average of 50%. For a relatively new field, the feedback on hypnotherapy for childbirth has been positive, but as always, more research is needed to give us a real idea of the full benefits of a technique like this.

Boasting less painful birth, full control over the situation and a much speedier recovery, the benefits of hypnotherapy for childbirth may seem too good to be true!

An easy to learn, drug-free solution to those who suffer fear of giving birth, hypnotherapy is a great tool to have under your belt. And whether it totally protects you from the perceived horrors of childbirth or not, the benefits of hypnotherapy far outstrip the drawbacks.