BWRT® works with a unique part of the brain, which is different from other traditional therapies. BWRT® works with a part of the brain that “fires up” long before the limbic system (the emotion system) even gets started.
In fact, by the time the limbic system is involved, the physical body has already started to react, already commenced whatever action or psychological process that past experience has indicated is needed… even if that experience is out of date and no longer relevant. It’s a kind of “blind obedience.”
BWRT does it’s work in the “hind brain” though it’s sometimes called the “lizard brain” or the “reptilian brain.” It’s the oldest brain structure and it dates back some 650 million years or so to the first sentient creatures that walked the planet, our earliest ancestors. Anatomically, it’s the “brain stem” and includes the primitive part of the limbic system.
The Evolutionary Brain Model
No matter how it’s referred, the important thing is that it was the only brain those early ancestors had… it had to do everything. Every impulse from the world and from the physical body was processed by that early brain before it progressed anywhere else. And here is the thing: nothing has changed, because once evolution has created a fundamental process it’s there for good. So although our brain has greatly evolved from those earliest ancestors of ours, every bit of information is still processed by the reptilian complex before it goes anywhere else.
Please note when a pattern of impulses is recognized, it will start the body responding in familiar and repetitive manner. Since the original response led to survival and must therefore be safe… it becomes an automatic response. In fact, we don’t become aware of the automatic response until that impulse has covered up to fifty meters (54.6 yards) of neural network into the part of the brain where awareness resides. By then, everything is in full flight!
BWRT® does it’s work in that “cognitive gap” between an action starting and conscious recognition of that action. We actually work directly with that reptilian complex, to change the response to patterns of input and we do this by using the same automatic processes by which it learns the patterns it responds to in the first place – but we get it to wait for further information, instead of responding immediately. All we have to do then is ensure the new information is instantaneously preferable and therefore instantaneously accepted.
Currently, there is not another therapy model in the world that works via this very early part of the brain and that is what sets BWRT® apart from any other style of therapy – well, that and the sheer speed at which it does its work, of course!
Watch the videos below for more information from it’s founder Terence Watts.