DISCLAIMER: The following testimonials are genuine but only express the opinion of the client as to how they viewed the effectiveness of the therapy provided for their symptom. We are not a medical organisation and the testimonials do not constitute any medical evidence but are purely a statement of the individual's personal experience of how BWRT worked for them. There is no implication or assertion here that you will experience the same results though you may rest assured that the therapy you receive will always be totally professional.
"I contacted SFS Therapy regarding my Bruxism(teeth grinding) in the hope that I could get this stopped as I have done this in my sleep since a child. Once I had met with Sue and spoke about a few things, we realised the best way to approach this was to tackle my ongoing anxiety. I hadn’t even linked Bruxism to my anxiety, but as soon as we started getting into it, it was clear that this is what was the cause.
I had only two sessions which were a complete success. I found the therapy process fascinating, effective and empowering. It’s so cool how the brain can heal a situation with the aid of this type of BWRT therapy.
Now I feel calm and free. The constant lingering, anxiety feeling has gone from my stomach and I feel like I can do whatever I set my mind to. That little inner bully telling me I can’t or I’m not good enough has gone and I can’t begin to explain how good that feels."
July 9, 2019
"I have had many issues and demons that I haven’t properly been able to address in my life, which began in childhood, and although I have attended various counselling courses over the years I haven’t found these helpful, in fact it made me even more desperate and angry and I dropped out of most of them.
At 53 years I felt all hope was gone and that I would remain in my emotional rollercoaster world for the rest of my life.
Then I was introduced to Barbara Shead and Brainworking Recursive Therapy and even from the initial consultation I was very hopeful. Barbara has many qualities, but the one thing that struck me first was her sincerity in wanting to help me, she wasn’t there just for the dollar. She was friendly and approachable, took her time with me and is non-judgmental. I felt relaxed and comfortable and most importantly felt total trust in Barbara and the therapy BWRT.
Within a very short amount of time I want to shout to the world that Darren is finally BEATING his demons, I am beginning to like myself and finally as my dear Mother used to say, “Darren its about time you got your act together”. I wish the whole world could speak to Barbara Shead to sort out their troubles."
Mr DW., Southend
May 15, 2019
"I contacted Mary Bowmer on the off chance as I was suffering quite badly with health anxiety, PTSD symptoms, after having breast cancer 7 years ago. Mary replied promptly, assuring me that she had indeed been able to help people with similar issues.
My first appointment was long and very in-depth, but very insightful. I went with an open mind as I have never done anything like this before. The questions were strange but fun, and I felt relaxed enough to give straight honest answers. We then went on to the BWRT part, again I was not sure what to expect, and if I am honest again, it did feel very weird and took me a while to process it all. I had intended to discuss everything I had done with everyone in the world after, but as soon as the session had finished, I told Mary this, yet now, I felt that I wanted to actually keep it to myself to digest for a while, as it's hard to do it justice to start with.
I was given homework to do through the week which helps to keep you focused, and also to analyze things a bit more, Mary goes through this the following week, whilst checking, through questions again, you're wellbeing.
There were times when I thought I am not actually sure how this will help me the next time I have a big anxiety attack, but on the 4th and final session it all came together. I understood its power, the power of visualization and understanding. I always came out very thirsty strangely enough, with a head full of images, yet unable to remember a thing I had done for a while, if that makes sense.
I would highly recommend Mary for anyone who is looking for this kind of therapy. Mary’s manner, approach and knowledge are second to none.
Many thanks Mary, I'm sure I will be contacting you again at some point for a top up!"
6th March 2019
"I've never been able to go and have my blood pressure done or bloods taken without passing out or having anxiety attacks. Last year (2017) I saw Sue Learoyd-Smith for help with this. I had a blood pressure test and blood test booked for that afternoon. I went for my appointment and even went in really calm. They did my bloods and blood pressure and I didn't have any anxiety or pass out. I've since had 4 more tests in the last year and I have been fine on every single one. I do recommend this because I used to get in such a state, or even when I didn't know and they would try to do a test on the spur of the moment it felt like I would stop breathing. But now I go in and am fine."
Caroline B (Swindon)
"I went to Mary Bowmer for some BWRT for anxiety at work, and it has worked wonders! I realised through talking to Mary that the way I was feeling going into work wasn't helping me be productive, but I seemed to be stuck in this loop of thought. Mary explained how the brain worked, and we did the BWRT. My brain felt a little 'fuzzy' afterwards and I could tell something was happening. Lo and behold, next time I went into work I was remembering I felt all of those things before, but I couldn't access the feelings any longer. Instead, I was feeling confident and was looking forward to getting stuck in. I really enjoy work now. Thank you Mary!"
Arti Kakkad - Milton Keynes
"I had struggled with a very strong gambling addiction for over 8 years which had also led to strong bouts of depression, social awkwardness and anxiety. I realised I needed help in some form as I had reached a very dark place and although was very sceptical at first, I made an attempt and decision to contact Sue to make an appointment. Sue is a very friendly, understanding and likeable person who made me feel at ease straight away. I found myself being able to open up and be completely honest with her immediately.
I saw Sue for BWRT and I can honestly say it has worked. 3 months down the line and I am a changed person. I have no more thoughts on gambling, am happy in myself and can actually see a future now and am making plans on how I want to live my life without all the previous restrictions I had when gambling controlled my life.
I had a total of four sessions with Sue as well as a final 20 minute catch up session and am amazed at how much I have achieved and changed. It is still early days I guess but can honestly say, my thought process and life has changed for the better. I would recommend Sue without a shadow of a doubt to anyone."
Michael - Swindon
"I visited Karen for my facial blushing anxiety - I have suffered from facial blushing for around 8 years and even tho this has improved throughout the years I still suffer from anxiety in situations where I would usually blush. Karen was so friendly and such a lovely lady but was also very professional and made me feel so at ease. We did the BWRT method and for me it worked wonders - I visited Karen twice altogether and can honestly say my anxiety has improved unbelievably. I cannot thank Karen enough - she's such a lovely lady who is amazing at her profession."
"Went to see Karen to help me with my anxiety around my relationship and an upcoming interview. I was very sceptical at first as I had been dealing with my problems for the past 10 years. All I can say is WOW! Amazing therapy! Karen used BWRT with me on two occasions and I can honestly say it has worked and helped me so much. If you are having issues around anxiety I can highly recommend seeing Karen to help you with your issues, Karen a lovely lady and very easy to talk to. She has truly helped me out and it’s changed my life. Well worth the money! Thanks again Karen!"
"After suffering severe anxiety problems that had stopped me from working, socialising and leading a normal life, I contacted Jennifer Kelly after a recommendation from a work colleague. I had weekly sessions that incorporated BWRT techniques that I found very useful in order to overcome the anxieties I had carried with me for a long time.
The sessions were quite intense yet rewarding and the results were immediate in most cases; things that had caused me worry and stress were usually solved in a session after Jennifer applied her BWRT knowledge. It was unbelievable really! Overall, I had about 4 months worth of sessions and I can honestly say it was life changing. From learning new breathing strategies, in order to alleviate anxiety, to having a professional to talk to and discuss problems that might arise in my life, it was a period that has helped me change the person I am and has given me the confidence to move forward in my life.
Working with Jennifer was always satisfying due to her knowledge, understanding and super- professionalism. I felt relaxed, comfortable and she gave me immediate confidence that I could make the changes that I wanted due to her positive outlook. She was very organised and focused within the sessions so that the time was maximised and always available should I need any help in between the sessions I had. I am now moving forward with my life and feeling very happy and confident with what the future holds and this is thanks to Jennifer and the work she did with me."
RE, Marbella, Spain
"I was hoping that BWRT would be of some help with my anxiety levels but could not have imagined just how effective it would be, nor how quickly it would have an effect. I can honestly say that it feels as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Not only that, with the self-help strategies I now know, I am much better equipped to deal with difficult situations which will no doubt present themselves in the future.
The fact that the therapy is science-based was very appealing, as was the fact that you don’t have to discuss difficult memories unless, or until, you wish to. I would have no hesitation in undergoing the therapy again in the future if I needed to.
I can’t thank you enough, Steve Parker, for helping me to overcome what seemed to be a completely insurmountable problem."
"I have always appeared to my friends, family and colleagues as outgoing and confident. Well it appears not this is not always the case. I was recently appointed as Chairperson for a committee. I was used to speaking at meetings as a member, but all of a sudden this was something different! I had to speak to everybody with some authority.
So, I had Focussed session with Jo Cook. Not for hypnotherapy as I have done before, she explained how BWRT® worked and worked on my confidence problem. She managed to get deep into my mind and clear out somethings that had always been bothering me. Result! The meeting was a resounding success and I was praised by all for my preparation and control of the meeting.’ Thanks Jo!"
"Like many ladies, I have struggled for years with weight loss issues. Also like many others, I have found it very hard to sustain any loss I achieved. And I wanted to change. So when I discovered that Jo Cook at Bright Butterfly had a hypnotherapy programme tailored to weight loss I was immediately interested.
Drawing on the many skills in her tool box, Jo led me through a programme comprising a combination of hypnosis, NLP, EFT, guided imagery, other techniques and good sound nutritional advice. Jo's knowledge and understanding is extensive and her ability to encourage is second to none. Over a period of a few weeks, she not only gave me the insights and habits needed to approach weight loss on a long term basis but, perhaps most importantly, she also significantly changed the way my brain thought about food. At last I was on the right track.
So when Jo approached me recently to ask if I'd be willing to trial a new BWRT therapy I jumped at the chance. I was, as it happened, going through a depressive blip which was threatening to disrupt my weight loss plan, so the invitation was very timely. The claim that BWRT could rewire my neural pathways in one short session seemed too good to be true, but I was willing to give it a try.
What a therapy! After the first BWRT session, I no longer craved chocolate or even thought about it. After the second, I had eliminated more unhelpful thoughts. By the end of the sixth session, my whole mindset had changed for the good. Jo gently helped me to identify all the underlying emotional blockages which had prevented me from succeeding in the past and one by one, through BWRT, replaced ingrained negative thought patterns with healthier, positive ones. Most significantly, on the final session, BWRT® enabled me to finally let go of some long held grief.
The result? I now have the skills and tools to successfully lose weight. The emotional barriers that held me back in the past have been removed. I have confidence, energy, am mentally at ease and my weight is falling steadily. I am happier in my own skin and know that long term weight loss is now very achievable - all thanks to Jo's amazing BWRT and other therapies."
"A huge thank you Jane Williams for helping with my fear of flying I cannot thank you enough for opening up so many new adventures in my future! You are a star who I will recommend without a doubt!"
C. Lowery, Essex
"Our 11 year old daughter suffered an embarrassing incident whilst in assembly at school. She went from being a very outgoing and happy girl to scared and anxious.
We had a hard time getting her into school most days. We booked her in to see Keith, who was fantastic with her, made her feel comfortable and at ease. After one session of BWRT® and a few days back at school everything was better and we had our outgoing, happy daughter back.
We really couldn't recommend Keith highly enough. Thank you so much."
"I was in a bad way having severe stress with a work related issues. I was in tears most days, not sleeping at night n finding it hard to go into work. I went to see Keith, who with his calming manner helped me to deal with this stress using BWRT®. I found Keith to be very easy to talk to. I didn't feel anxious going to see him.
He talked me through each stage calmly and clearly. Since my session I no longer have the anxiety I felt and can now deal with work with a clearer mind set, without getting upset. I can highly recommend this type of therapy. No hypnosis is involved and it's incredible what a difference it has made to my life."
"I Cannot thank Mary enough for all the help that she has given me. She is an amazing Bwrt practioner as well as a very talented hypnotherapist. The Bwrt sessions that Mary has done with me have been extremely effective in helping me cope better with my Attention Deficit Disorder and associated anxiety. For all of my life I have faced many difficult challenges due to having Attention Deficit Disorder which includes disorganisation, impulsiveness, the inability to focus, procrastination and chronic lateness. I have always had very low self esteem and I often feel like life is just one big hurdle after another. At times I have found juggling my own mental illness as well as being a single mother to a young child to be quite overwhelming.
My chronic lateness and disorganisation meant that on most days trying to get my daughter to school on time was a losing battle and no matter how hard I tried to get her there on time we would always be late. This generated a lot of guilt, anxiety and frustration in me and made me feel like I was failing my child. I finally decided that I needed help with this as I felt too overwhelmed to face the situation alone.
I can honestly say that contacting Mary at Inner Space therapies is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. On our first meeting on Skype Mary made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and I found her very easy to talk to. I felt that I was really able to open up about my problems in complete confidence and without the fear of being judged.
After having just a few sessions of Bwrt with Mary I could start to see amazing results. I couldn't believe it when one morning soon after one of our bwrt sessions I woke up full of energy and managed to do all my morning chores before it was even time for my daughter to wake up for school. By the time my daughter was awake I was already up and dressed and ready to go. That morning we made it to the school not only on time but we were the first ones there. That was about three months ago now and we have not been late since. I have a lot of faith in Mary's work and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. If you are in any doubt as to whether Inner space therapy would help you, I would definitely say go for it and see how it can change your life for the better."
"Hi Alan, Just a quick email to thank you for your help. A few months ago I was really struggling with generalised anxiety; both my work and social life was suffering.
I struggled in meetings and had no confidence in my performance and as a result my performance really suffered. I had a telephone consultation with you, having tried alternative therapies and you suggested BWRT. I had four sessions with you and what can I say.
Right from the first session I noticed significant changes. I have recently changed jobs and am performing well, and am even looking at promotion already.
My personal relationships have also improved. The therapy has literally changed my life for the better and the speed of these changes has been incredible, the changes were virtually instant. I wanted to make contact with you to thank you for your efforts, I feel I have my life back and I can now reach my true potential. Thank you."
"I would like to submit the following testimony for the website please:I have a 17 year old daughter who has suffered with anxiety from about the age of 9. Thanks to a couple of Skype BWRT sessions with Paul Mountford she is now able to deal with situations she used to find difficult without getting anxious and is more positive towards her future now the anxiety no longer has such a huge grip on her. My daughter and I are very grateful to Paul for his help and would recommend him to anyone who has something that's holding them back in life. Thanks Paul!"
"I'd mentioned to Bob Bees about my lifelong fear of spiders, and that it was something I wanted to conquer. We had spoken about hypnotherapy, though I was rather intrigued by what Bob had told me of the relatively new therapy called Brainworking. So I decided to give it a try.
I was somewhat familiar with the knowledge that our brains have a 'plasticity' and can be 'rewired', and therefore keen to listen and learn when Bob explained Brainworking in more depth at the beginning of my appointment, after which he told me of what to expect in the actual 'session'.
What I liked about the session was the seeming simplicity of it all - I liked learning about the science underpinning Brainworking; it made sense, and seemed incredible at the same time. And what I loved about it was the speed of the new rewired response I had to my previous fear (which was no longer) - it was difficult to even imagine the fear that I had held onto for so manyyears! It really seemed a gentle, yet effective way to get to the 'centre' of the matter and change it as quickly as flicking a switch.
I left the session on a high, and I felt as though I was looking forward to having my first meeting with a spider (which seemed a bit of a weird thought, as I never would have wished for this before my session - quite the opposite)!
The Universe works in mysterious ways, it sure does. The very next morning after getting up, I put my dressing gown on ready to go downstairs. As I was walking along the landing, I put my hands in my pockets and felt something in the right hand one. It seemed as though I had two lines of thought simultaneously; one, wondering what was in my pocket and, two, thinking to myself that there was a spider in there. Previously I would have flung the dressing gown off and scarpered quickly, and got my partner to investigate. However on this occasion I actually put my hands back into my pockets and gently pulled out the mysterious object which, as it happens, did turn out to be a black spider - alive and well! She (I decided) plopped to the floor and started walking along the landing. Again, previously, I would have freaked. However I calmly watched as she walked along. I went downstairs to fetch a glass and piece of paper so I could put her outside, though when I got downstairs I was so excited that I told my partner of what I'd just experienced, and just had to send an email to Bob too. Then I sat with a cup of tea, calmly thinking that I'd leave the spider to her own devices (something I wouldn't have dreamed of pre Brainworking).
A few other things became notable; I didn't even like seeing the word 'spider' written - it gave me the creeps, whereas now it just seems a friendly word. Also when I'd decided that this spider was a 'she' it came about because I thought she was pretty - and never would I have put 'pretty' and 'spider' in the same sentence before! And thirdly, when I'd described the experience to my partner, I'd said that she was a medium sized black spider, whereas when I found her again and she was put outside in a glass, I looked at her closely and she was actually quite large.
Over the many years of having a spider phobia I'd often thought about going for some sort of therapy to help me get over it, though then used to imagine that I'd have to experience some sort of therapy involving having to see, touch, and hold, and the thought of that put me right off so I never got any further. I'm so pleased therefore, Bob, that you introduced me to Brainworking. I thoroughly recommend it. What a fabulous way to help someone move on - quickly, efficiently, painlessly, effectively, naturally!"
Lesley Hallows, Sussex
publisher, Wellbeing Magazine
"Hi Laura, since seeing you for BWRT I notice a huge improvement with heights. On balconies, ladders, standing on a stool to change a light, going to the attic, are all now no bother. Some of these would have caused me serious stress & even would have balked at them in the past. The positive thought is now in the front of my mind..."
Sheila, Co. Mayo
"I am pleased to provide you with my testimony to show how pleased and astonished I am with the results I have gained from attending only one session of Brain Work Recursive Therapy (BWRT) with Gillian Sinchlair as a client in Bahrain.
I suffered from PMS, skin picking problems, and uncomfortable feeling prior to prepare any presentation since ages, and decided to sort it out. So, I saw Gillian who explained the BWRT method she is using currently with her clients and achieving positive results after only one session. She conducted the BWRT method for me during the session, immediately after the session I felt amazingly lighter and happier. I wrote back to Gillian after 6 days of therapy, giving her my feedback as I stopped skin picking, PMS was much smoother this time, and preparing for my next presentations comfortably and enthusiastically.
I am completely thrilled and pleased with the outcome and I thank Gillian for helping me out with the issues I had."
Layla Ebrahim, Bahrain
"I have been visiting Barbara Shead for the last few months for Brainworking Recursive Therapy for a few problems I have been suffering with, including heights, grief, anxiety and driving fear. BWRT really does work! I was very sceptical at first as I have had these problems for many years, but after my first session I was amazed my fear of heights had gone. I am more confident driving and I am going to take my first trip abroad on a plane.
This has totally changed my way of thinking and my life. Barbara is very professional at her work and I would definitely recommend Barbara. Thank you Barbara!"
"Laura, just to say thank you so much for your intervention which after 20 years of trying I finally let go and learnt to swim. I had severe anxiety and had tried everything to help me. Holidays will be much more fun now!"
Margaret, Co. Mayo
"I found BWRT therapy to be a highly effective technique which helped me to find strength in situations that once would have caused great anxiety. I felt more in touch with myself after this therapy and I love that I can access the techniques at any time. I also loved how quickly this therapy takes to work. You can go from a situation that once caused great pain, to a place of calm so quickly.
I really loved the speed at which this therapy works. This therapy has given me tools which I will use indefinitely. Evelyne was a fantastic, supportive person to work with and has helped me immeasurably"
"I am a DJ and music producer. I have been making music for the last 10 years and its my absolute passion. I had been living in Ibiza on and off for 5 years enjoying making and playing music, and now I am based in London full time. About 12 months ago my music production started to suffer when I kept deciding i hated every track I started to work on. I’d like it on the day I started but then when I listened to it the next day I’d almost feel ashamed of it and scrap the whole thing. This went on for months. Then it really started to get me down and I considered giving up making music completely. But really this would have meant giving up on my dream, and on doing the one thing that makes me happy! So I kept trying, but got more and more depressed at my negative feelings towards everything I started to work on.
A friend of mine suggested I try BWRT, which I’d never heard of before. I was willing to give anything a go, and the fact that i’d been told it wasn’t like long term therapy or anything like that made it more attractive to me, I wanted to make changes quickly. After just 1 session I wasn’t convinced, but then as the next few days went by I just started to gradually notice things were different….I was liking my work more and more…and more! Until I realised that I was banging out track after track and sending them off to record labels one after the other without any doubts, over thinking or procrastination, the complete opposite to how things had previously been! I have since had 4 tracks released on some big record labels and more due to be released later in the year, whilst making more and more tracks that I love!
I am so grateful I heard about BWRT and went to see Laura McDonald, I hope I never go back to the rut I was in before but if i do I will be straight back to see Laura again to sort me out!"
Mark R., Clapham Junction, London
"Renie - I wanted to write and thank you, for well changing my life. I don’t think you will really ever completely understand what you have done for me.
I have suffered from a needle phobia all my life and simple blood test would reduce me to panic and tears, I would be sobbing like a child and hyper ventilating just with sheer panic over the thought, even driving to the doctors I would start to cry just knowing what was to come.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast cancer the next year would be picc lines chemotherapy blood tests operations and injections, yes ! All I could think about was how many needles and how was I going to cope through the needles the cancer worry was almost secondary.
I came to see you as you talked me through a technique which you thought might help I was all ears anything to help me get over this I was a 44 year woman crying like a baby something had to be done! I understood the theory BUT after all these years I wasn’t convinced words and one session was ever going to be so life changing. After one session with you where we address the needle phobia I said I have a blood test in 2 days, off I went to the hospital no tears on the journey then I had my tissues ready and nothing…………… no tears, no panic!!!! To be honest after the blood test was done I cried with tears of joy so the tissue did come in handy. Unfortunately the end of last year I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and yes again, here we go with the picc lines, CT and MRI contrast cannulas, blood tests and I am happy to say I face them all without a tear the stress I went through had all vanished the journey to the hospital no tears, I am still having on going treatment but I can say not a tear has been shed no needle panics nothing.
So again I would like to thank you and I truly mean it you have changed my life in such a way I am able to deal with a needle so I am calmer and that’s a huge benefit to me and my medical condition, as they say stress is never good for you. I would say to any one however big or small there phobia or panics are to visit you as you are truly a life changer and I for one will never be able to thank you enough."
"In November 2015 I experienced a traumatic event which saw me without thought reaching for my old ‘crutch’ the cigarette. This was a habit I had broken without looking back, some 7 months previously using hypnotherapy through Dr Sue Learoyd-Smith, Swindon Feelgood Solutions Therapy.
This event brought back memories of a similar event which had happened when I was 18 and left me in a highly emotional state, resurfaced old anxiety issues and led to problems with sleeping and eating and saw my old ‘crutch spiralling out of control within days. I realised very quickly that I did not want to smoke again and immediatley contacted Dr Learoyd-Smith for help and made an appointment. During that first appointment I somehow managed to explain what had recently happened as well as the past event and raised my concern that my old habit had returned and I felt that it was taking control that I did not want it to have.
Dr Learoyd–Smith established that the two events I had were too close in similarity and had triggered past memories which I had not been allowed to discuss leaving me highly emotional and in an over anxious state. She also felt that although she could take me through a ‘top up’ session to break the smoking habit, it may not have the outcome I was hoping for due to my anxiety issues. She suggested that we try and tackle this first and explained she wanted to work on the emotions that I had been left with using a Brain Working Recursive Therapy session. I was very receptive to this.
If I am truly honest, I felt relaxed going into the session as I believed this was going to help me but I don’t remember much about it apart from that I could hear Dr Learoyd-Smith speaking to me very quickly, loudly and every so often I could hear a loud clap which made me jump. The only thing I could say that on being brought out of the session I felt an instant sense of calm, a weight being removed from me. I felt able to talk about the past events without emotion (no tears) and that evening I was able to sleep and eat a small meal. I did go on to visit Dr Learoyd-Smith for 2 further appointments, one to break my smoking habit and another to check how I was feeling. I am pleased to say I am back in the no-smoking zone and this has seen me take on new challenges and look at life in a completely different way. I have no idea how it works but so glad it does, it has my full seal of approval. Highly recommended."
"BWRT has changed my life for the better and I have so much confidence in me I can speak to people now without hesitation. Whenever it does decide to creep back my brain is already doing the exercises we trained it to do. Was in a very unhappy Unconfident lifestyle and state of mind, but with this I have became a new person. I Still can't get over how it worked and made me feel 110% better, confident and happier."
"Fozia - thank you. I walked into your rooms for the first time with limited confidence, extreme anger, hurt, resentment and above everything guilt. Through the Brain work recursive exercises I felt my body lessen with tension. I remember going back to a particular moment in my past, immediately tears fell, I got an intense headache, my body dropped, through repeating the exercises I have learnt to let that hurt and guilt remain in my past.
I have also made peace that my past did happen and it happened for a reason. I accept that those experiences has made me the person I am. I still work on my confidence using the brain work recursive exercises that you have thought me, I am making good progress. Friends and family close to me have commented that I am more confident, I speak my mind more, I am not scared or shy and I have grown. I feel the difference in myself, I am a different person and after all the years I am in a better place and have learnt to leave my past just where it belongs in the past. If I think about my past I no longer hold the anger, guilt, resentment etc.
Thanking you once again, you have changed my life."
J.C. South Africa
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Claire Gaskin for the help I received whist attending therapy. I had previously attended therapy at a few places, but was always left with a feeling of unfinished business. I am glad to say that this wasn't the case with Claire. The BWRT structure & Claire's professionalism put me at ease and will be remembered by myself for many years.
If I'm honest, I was not in a good place prior to this therapy, the future wasn't something I looked forward to or indeed expected. But with Claire's understanding and guidance I feel that I do have a future and I can make a difference.
BWRT has changed my life!"
"As a doctor, I felt skeptical, even suspicious about the use of complimentary therapies. Unless there was a tablet I could throw at the situation, I wasn't interested. That is, until, I found myself in the unfortunate (though enlightening) position of being the patient, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.I started seeing Renie Price at my local cancer support centre upon the suggestion of a Macmillan nurse. I was highly anxious and felt very bleak at the time.
I had mentioned that I had a particular fear of general anaesthetics and this was making the lead up to my mastectomy even worse. She suggested a session of BWRT in the week before my operation. As i left the session i felt grateful Renie had tried to address the issue, but was not convinced it would help. To my amazement I lay on the operating table 5 days later feeling completely calm!
I am now waxing lyrical to my doctor colleagues about the advantages of this sort of therapy in the holistic treatment of the whole person. I could not have hoped for a better therapist than Renie. She is sensitive, positive, professional and approachable- a calming voice of hope during a very tough time."
"What I liked about working with BWRT is that I did not feel ‘stuck in the therapy’. It is kind of a ‘quick fix’ yet with deep work happening. I physiologically felt my brain participating with rich visuals, imageries and sensations during the sessions. I felt much more confident and I’m looking forward to putting into practice my new knowledge."
"I asked Sue Learoyd-Smith for help with secondary gain. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and the only way I can describe ‘coming through the other end’ is ending up like a shipwreck. Parts were battered and bruised hanging off and barely functioning. I work for a corporate firm who had been exceptional with me during treatment but felt they were finding it frustrating when it was all ‘finished’ and I was not up to par as I once was, and possibly in their opinion, I should be.
Because I was ‘protected’ under the disability act I knew I wouldn’t be sacked for whatever obscure reason in my thoughts, but this also hindered my recovery to leave this horrid part of my life behind and move forward purely because my confidence was knocked sideways inside out upside down – it was all I ever thought about. As a new therapist I knew this couldn’t go on.
Sue was fantastic, she made sense of my jumbled thoughts and after just one session I felt a complete shift in attitude especially towards work. The fire in my belly returned to do something new but more importantly really look forward to the future. I really enjoyed our sessions – I had 4 sessions of BWRT in total the last to mop up any wayward thoughts. Every day it got easier and easier until a couple of weeks after my therapy ended I suddenly realised during a health review that I’d not thought about cancer, I hadn’t even given work a thought especially the usual ‘what I was capable of and I should/shouldn’t be able to do’ . Not one iota thought – simply WOW!"
"I had never had BWRT before but visited Sue of SFS Therapy to help me resolve some issues related to my weight and help me on my weight loss journey. I found Sue totally professional and she explained how BWRT works in a clear and easy to understand way. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to try and verbalise my innermost thoughts but could still benefit from the process. I was really impressed with how quickly it worked and found it very effective and still do. I would definitely have BWRT again and recommend both SFS Therapy and BWRT to friends who were in need of help."
"My story is that January 2013 I had a breakdown. I had lost the passion for work, friends my wife and children and above all life itself. I had not been right for a long time but thought it was the norm for people to feel like this in life and I should just get on with my life. I learnt to mask my mood swings with alcohol and the started smoking heavily. My emotions bounced between very angry and over the top happy. Then it took another level in January 2013 I had, had enough. I was very tired and lost grip of who and what I was. I drank myself to a point that I became convinced this was the right thing to do. I attempted to take my life. My wife intervened and she showed her grit and determination to save the man she knew and loved. “I am not giving up on you”, “I want my old husband back” and “I will try dying to get him back”. That week a doctor’s appointment had been made and I was told that was suffering with major depression and that I had a breakdown. I was in denial, I don’t believe in depression “it’s a western manmade disease”. This is what I told everyone, but the doctor explained in great detail no Depression is very real and I had it.
The next few weeks and months were spent in the care of my doctor medications were prescribed, changed and dosage changed. The medication did help but at a cost, my sleep pattern was out of sync, I was tired and lethargic. When I spoke I sometimes got my words muddled up, I couldn’t read and withhold the information. I just wanted to lay in bed not sleep just lay in bed.
Then came the psychiatrist appointed having told my life story to my GP it was time for me to talk to him, to be fair he was good, but he just listened and empathised with me. He explained what I had gone through in my life nobody should have had to. I had a few more appointments and we talked and talked and then I was referred to see a psychotherapist, this took six months and between these times I had relapse several times the dosage of the medication I was prescribed had gone up to its maximum 200mg of Sertraline.
The psychotherapist again was someone else I had to tell my life story again and open up old wounds I sat talking to her for almost two hours. The conclusion she came to was that I needed help. Wow thank god for that, I thought, this illness is the real deal. But, yes there was a big But; the appointment had a nine month waiting list.
I had already waited six months to see a psychotherapist for her to assess me. Now I had to wait nine months to get the help I desperately needed. I was like “f**k this, you’re taking the p***” I was angry very angry you have just listened to me for two hours and opened up old wounds to tell be can’t see you now for another nine months. I may have worried the lady psychotherapist with my choice of words and slight tint of red I had gone. But I left that office disgusted and disappointed with the NHS.
Mr Chris Bonnett had been mentioned to me several months back by a family member, I listened to them talk very highly of him but I just dismissed the conversation. I have no idea why, but I didn’t think that someone outside of the NHS arena could help me. I know it’s silly but why should I see someone when I’m in the NHS system.
I knew I needed help, I was on the medication, which helped, but my dosage had gone up to the maximum it could, my sleep was dependant on sedation tablets. I had relapsed several times. I called and made an appointment to see Mr Bonnett at his Market Harbour Office. He offered coffee but I declined I was anxious and nervous to see what this man could do to help me I had no time for coffee.
The office was clean and tidy more like a cosy living room then a surgery or therapy room. It was modern and it was going to echo the therapy I was going to have, not that I knew at the time! This was my first free initial consultation. I had gone with an open mind, nothing to lose but everything to gain I thought.
I sat in the chair opposite him and I talked and talked and talked. I spoke about my childhood to me growing into the adult I am, the breakdown and bouts of depression and then the journey through the NHS system. Then Mr Bonnett spoke and I listened. He spoke about his vast experience in his life and his profession and I was taken aback by his ethical and professionalism to the therapy he offered. He spoke about Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Brain Working Recursive Therapy.
Then we worked on me, I did what was required of me. I read about the work we were doing I did research on what we spoke about. Mr Bonnett explained every step we took; he explained the science behind it and the outcome. There is always an outcome with him and it’s always a positive one for you. His passion and commitment to the work he does is amazing he really believes that he can help and he will. The work that he did with me helped me find who I was. The turbulent memories that I had were edited in my director’s chair. He helped guide me to my memories and I chopped and changed the visions of my past with new alternative endings.
The old template I had in my head which distorted my decision making and my moods was replaced with the new template. I felt empowered and strong again almost instantly. The next stage of the work was to find who I really was and to work on these traits so that I could be a more effective person. If you thought the Directors Editing was clever this piece of work was even more effective and clever. I was able to find three of my personality traits and work on these so that they were well balanced giving me more of a level playing field in life. I didn’t have just one trait that I could use to make basic complex decisions with, but now I could call upon the other two.
As I write this I am still working on the above traits. I must admit it is fun and very cleaver the way it works and the science and research behind it. Mr Bonnett may have been around since the age of dinosaurs but wow he really is a forward thinking innovating individual who will do what it takes to Help You, Fix You!!!!!!!! I am now off the Antidepressants and the Sedation medication I have had no relapses and I am able to control my past memories and not let them control me. I have plans……lots of them now, too many to even list…….lol.
This is the first time I have written about someone and he deserves my first letter of thanks and gratitude.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can contact him, Mr Bonnett will help you. He will get you through it or email me if you have any questions from a patient’s point of view.
Asif Hanif AHMED (firstname.lastname@example.org)"
Asif Hanif AHMED
"This is not like any other therapy I have tried. I found Debbie Clover's explanation of how BWRT works really fascinating. It all sounds so simple. I can't believe more people are not having this type of therapy.
I really think this is the way forward as it is amazing how quick it works and the fact that you do not have to share your private thoughts will surely benefit lots of people with problems that they find difficult to discuss. I advise anyone to give this innovative fresh method of therapy a go."