Agenda | BWRT® Level 1

Day One

07h30
Registration
08h00
Session One: Welcome & Introduction
  • History of BWRT and the South African contribution to its worldwide development
  • The Very idea: The hypothesis and the inspiration for the process; what is the BWRT model of the subconscious; the experiments of Benjamin Libet; evolution of the brain; the neural journey; the psychological template and learned pattern recognition.
  • The Why and How: recursive feedback; the brain/body connection; examples of neural responses; creating change;
10h00
Tea Break
10h15
Session Two
  • The BWRT model of Psychopathology; the BWRT® therapeutic intervention; how does BWRT® therapy work?
  • Introducing Working Methodologies Part 1: The Wait State – creating and using; Practicing the Wait State; introduction to the Virtual World technique
  • Introducing Working Methodologies Part 2: Introduction to the BWRT Virtual World Protocol; the PAL; some possible difficulties; Practice and supervision of technique up to this stage
12h30
Lunch
13h00
Session Three
  • The Full BWRT Protocol: completion of the Virtual World technique; using intensity; using the recursive loop; the importance of the preferred response; reality check – the essential aspects of the debriefing phase; retrigger attempts; Video: phobia (Terence Watts);Video:PTSD (Rafiq)
  • More Working Methodologies: Interactive Reinforcement , The Rolling Road Technique; Positive Memory Editing
15h15
Tea Break
15h30
Session Four:
  • Practice and supervision of entire Virtual World technique.
  • Review of the day and problem solving
17h30
Finish

Agenda | BWRT® Level 1

Day Two

08h00
Session One: Start

Please note: day 2 does not follow the manual. The course has been customized to deal with specifically South African issues in a South African context.

  • Recap of previous day’s sessions.
  • VIDEO: How learning happens in your brain
  • Practice of full protocol.
10h00
Tea Break
10h15
Session Two

Symptomatic work: working specifically with:
Sexual abuse

  • PTSD
  • Past Trauma
12h30
Lunch
13h15
Session Three
  • Grief
  • BWRT with Children Protocols
  • Phobias
  • Other applications of BWRT
  • Latest developments
  • Practice of entire Virtual World Protocol, now emphasizing speed and intensity.
15h15
Tea Break
15h30
Session Four
  • Ethical Considerations: When not to use BWRT, forensic considerations; working with family and friends;
  • What to do when BWRT does not appear to work.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BWRT LEVEL 2
  • Future peer supervision groups and other housekeeping issues
  • Review and close
17h30
Closing