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Category: BWRT Brain Working Recursive Therapy

  1. Watch a Live Demonstration of BWRT on Skype

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    What happens in a session of BWRT on Skype?

    You may have already read a little about how Brain Working Recursive Therapy works or even watched the video that I did with Terence Watts who created this brand new type of therapy. You can see that video here: http://www.markpowlett.co.uk/myblog/read_132571/what-is-bwrt-.html

    Many people have asked me questions about what actually happens during a session. The best way to demonstrate BWRT in action is to show you.

     

    I teamed up with Jennifer Battaglino who works in New York and like myself is a trained BWRT Practitioner. Both of us use Skype in our therapy, which means that we are able to help many more people than we would otherwise be able to reach. Having both worked with clients and performed BWRT on Skype sessions we decided that a great way to show you would be for me to take the role of a client and for Jennifer to show how the role of therapist works during a session.

    You can watch for yourself below..

    So What happens in a BWRT Session on Skype?

    As you can see for yourself during the video one of the things that may strike you as unusual is that BWRT isn't hypnosis. What this means is that although you may have your eyes closed during the loops that you watched you are still very aware of what is happening. Perhaps you have sometimes wondered about hypnosis because you have seen TV shows of stage hypnotists and felt that it would make you uncomfortable.

    Of course, in reality hypnosis is nothing like you see on stage at all. That is just entertainment and as clinical hypnotherapists being able to use many different methods to help you is what can make all the difference. If you are looking for any therapist for yourself then do make sure that they are fully trained in a variety of methods and techniques and a member of their professional governing body too.

    What does Content Free Mean?

    You may have noticed that we spoke about the fact that a session can be content free. What this means is that if you have something that you find it very hard to talk about then you will not need to disclose this during your session. Of course often once you have got to know your therapist you may well find that talking about the problem helps you even sooner to a resolution, but of course that is something that you must feel comfortable with.

    If you have a problem that you are looking for help with then do feel free to contact me on 07980 233160 or email me on info@markpowlett.co.uk

     

     

     

  2. How can I stop Panic Attacks and Anxiety feelings?

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    How can I stop Panic Attacks and Anxiety feelings?

     

    When you are suffering from anxiety attacks they can seem so scary that it is tempting to rum away from anything that seems to cause them. Once you understand a little more about them, then you can learn to let go and end them

     

    Firstly learn to understand the symptoms and why they are happening.

    The way that your body reacts to a perceived fear is a natural and harmless ‘flight or fight’ response. It’s probably something you have already heard about. We often learn a little about it in school biology lessons without realising quite what it can mean to us. We evolved to release the hormone adrenalin when there is a perception of danger. It can happen in an instant, but not always when it is the right time. That danger, whether real or imagined will produce the same symptoms which we understand as ‘feeling anxious’ You may have felt yourself having a racing heartbeat, a churning stomach, nausea or sickness feeling, dry mouth, shakiness, or other symptoms.

    Start to be more aware of your thoughts

    When you become more mindfully aware of your thoughts and how they are more fleeting than it may at first seem, you can begin to notice how the physical symptoms of anxiety arise from that pattern of thinking and then the fear of that anxious feeling, and worry you will have a panic attack rather than the situation itself.

    You don’t need to run away

    Our natural instinct to counteract anxiety is to flee or try to fight it. That’s where the flight or fight phrase comes from of course. When the fear is unreal and only in our own minds there is nowhere to run. If you do run then you tell it that it was doing the right thing and that adrenaline release was correct.

    Hard as it may at first seem the best action is to stop fighting the feelings. Some people explain it as if it is a tug of war. If you just tug against it and fight then it will go on for longer and feel worse for you.

    Understand that the feelings will subside

    N one enjoys feeling anxious, so the fastest way of taking back control is to learn to accept these feelings as temporary and just allow them to be, until they subside. If you fight then they fight back, but accepting them, and knowing that they will go away, then they can start to leave you sooner and you begin to teach yourself that they are of no benefit. It’s almost like they a young child having a tantrum. It may feel awkward and you don’t have to like them or want them, just let them be, and they will calm.

    You can download a free how to stop a panic attack MP3 from the shop and there is plenty more information that can help you here: How to Stop and Anxiety Attack