"I originally came to see Colleen for a custom hypnosis session in hopes that it might alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with my 20+ year battle with anorexia nervosa. Although the hypnosis session was successful in providing me with some short term relaxation and separation from the constantly nagging and abusive eating disorder “voice”, I needed more that what hypnosis could offer me ... I needed BWRT®.
The changes that have occurred within me throughout the past month and a half of weekly BWRT® sessions with Colleen are too great to summarize in a few sentences. That being said, I can say that the most valuable thing I have learned through this process is that I needed to stop searching for “the fix” … I needed to stop searching for the person/thing/technique that held the key that would set me free.
Unlike all the other practitioners and therapists I had worked with, Colleen did not claim to have such a key. Instead, she believed that I alone held the key. She believed that the answers I was so frantically searching for could only be found within myself. And, she believed that through the use of BWRT®, she could help guide me in finding my own truth. This was a novel (and welcome) concept! I wasn’t being TOLD what to think ... how to feel … what “tools” to use in various “triggering” situations!! BWRT® allowed ME to sit in the driver’s seat. It put ME in control of what I wanted for my life. It gave ME a voice. The idea in and of itself was incredibly empowering.
So what does this look like? Because of the complex nature of my eating disorder and associated issues, we decided that working on small, but significant issues each week was the most practical and effective use of our time. Each week, I choose something from the past that is causing me distress in the present … and as Colleen guides me through the process, I am able to create a NEW response to the specific event or situation that originally brought with it the uncomfortable (and often intolerable) reaction. This was incredibly liberating!!! I didn’t HAVE to react, respond, FEEL the way I always had … I could create something NEW and rewire my neuropathways to respond in more tolerable, functional, and manageable ways. The possibilities were endless … and they were MINE … I could create anything I wanted!!!
BWRT® is not a cure or a “quick fix” for anorexia nervosa … but it DOES play a significant role in my overall healing and transformational process. With the correct guidance from a trained BWRT® practitioner like Colleen, I am now able look within, rewrite my past, and create MY desired future. WHAT A GIFT!!! Thank you, Colleen!!"
I'm completely blown away every time I do a BWRT® session with a client! The results are amazing and it is so gratifying to help people reach their goals in this way. Here are some of my clients' stories...(shared with permission, of course!).
"5 months ago my gorgeous puppy was attacked on the street outside our home, he was fortunately ok but my nerves were shattered having pulled the dog off him, just as we rebuilt confidence 5 weeks ago he was taken very ill and there was a risk I would lose him.
I'm sure that the doggy lovers amongst us will empathise with the sleepless nights and worry I experienced for the 7 days he was ill. Whilst he recovered over the coming weeks I grew increasingly anxious on dog walks and then became hyper-vigilant, especially when he was bounding off lead. It culminated in a small panic attack which was a first for me as I have never experienced symptoms like it.
Colleen offered her help and last Saturday completed a BWRT session via Skype with me. I am so pleased to say that over the last 7 days I have been able to walk my boy in peace and calmly, so grateful as I didn't want my worry to rub off on him, a huge thank you to Colleen, it's made such a difference. X X"
'BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Technique™’, a model for help with personal issues created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist and it is carried out in a completely conscious state. It does not use hypnosis or any concepts that might be considered mystical or unscientific - it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and for it to succeed only needs you to know what you want to change in your life. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org