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4 Weeks - Live Online
Psychology of Trauma & Abuse
This course allows you to work effectively to release the effects of trauma and abuse to restore good emotional health. Its origins are in two separate courses which have been combined to create unified whole.
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This four week comprises 4 x 2-hour lessons and is presented live online on Tuesdays between 7pm - 9pm UK time each week.
Tutor: Terence Watts
Please note: you must be a member of The Terence Watts BWRT Institute to enrol on this course.
Why take this course
Probably the most profound BWRT course yet!
What You Will Learn
This course is comprised of two previous courses combined: Reptilian Magic Expanded and Resistance and Emotional Entropy and provides Psychology of Trauma & Abuse certification.
The Essence of Humanity
The Reptiian Complex contains the very essence of the human condition, created by the forces of nature during the millions of years of evolution of animal life before humans appeared on the planet. By the time the human arrived, the templates underpinning the expectations of subconscious processes had already been passed down, generation to generation, for millions of years, becoming a 'hard wired' part of the Reptilian Complex. It forms the template upon which subconscious expectations of the pattens of life are based.
It lays bare the true origins of many of the therapeutic concepts with which we work and reveals:
- Why so many people blame a parent for their issues - and why they are probably right, but for the wrong reasons
- Why no matter how hard they try, a parent will never be able to meet the reptilian needs
- Why adoption causes such a problem for some people
- How Sexuality and Death have such a profound part to play in life satisfaction
- How 600 million years of evolution have built subconscious expectations that can never be met
- How even a 'normal' childhood can cause a trauma response in many people
But the course doesn't just make sense of these and other concepts - it creates a mind-blowing enlightenment and gives you the tools to unravel the threads and knit them together again in perfect harmony. The work of the Reptilian Complex is dissected as never before and is probably the seat of C.G. Jung's Collective Unconscious - this was never about spirituality, as many believe, but about the common underpinnings of existence, the subconscious expectations that are part of our being from the moment of birth. It is the unfulfilment of these expectations that is at the root of many psychological issues.
Fundamental Conceptual Ideals
Jung's concept was brilliant and innovative in its day but unsuitable for the immediacy required in the modern therapeutic setting. The 'classical' structure of more than 320 archetypes and images rendered it unwieldy and incomprehensible to many, and so in Reptilian Magic Expanded we work with a group of eight fundamental Conceptual Ideals. Each one of them is inescapably relevant to every living person, whether or not they have any psychological difficulties, so much so that students of the course themselves begin to reavaluate part of their own existence!
The lessons include the concept of the Primary and Secondary Reptilian Complex (a new concept for this course) and four new 'Catchall Protocols' (one for each Reptilian Driver type) for the times when there are multiple issues to work on.
Resistance and Emotional Entropy
When an individual has been subected to trauma or percieved abuse (it doesn't need to have actually been present) a highly resistant state identified as the Reptilian Lock can sometimes arise.
It is a form of auto-resistance blocking all efforts at providing help, especially for some of those who really do need it the most. The notion of Emotional Entropy helps to gain a clear understanding of what needs to happen to release the lock.
Entropy is the natural state of the Universe to which all structures eventually return - disintegration into the most minuscule component parts. The human psyche mirrors this process, structured thoughts and processes eventually fading to become part of what we think of as ourself.
Emotional Entropy is the natural state of the psyche during states like meditation or even simple calm relaxation. Thoughts and ideas come fleetingly into existence then dissolve into their minsucule component parts, though we can gather them together to temporarily recreate them via memory if we want to. The same thing happens with most experiences - the psychological processes gradually fade into the 'background noise' of the psyche.
But sometimes, something goes wrong. An upleasant memory fails - or partially fails - to succumb to Entropy and its demands for attention manifest as a symptom! And so the individual submits for therapy and with BWRT® we usually find an impressively fast resolution. But not always. Once in a while, as a result of trauma and/or abuse, the Reptilian Complex locks an unpleasant event or process and deteminedly defends it from any intervention.
There are various evidences of the Lock and the individual might display more than one:
- An active, evident and irresolvable secondary gain or agenda.
- Lack of participation (i.e. interrupting the loops, ‘zoning out’, failure/refusal to find a replacement response or future memory or similar in Level 1 work, failing to complete worksheets in Level 2 work, inability to establish the ‘ideal self’ and similar.)
- Dismissal of therapeutic offerings. (“That wouldn’t work for me…”)
- Moving the goal posts’ – i.e. a sudden change of symptom(s), change of requirements, producing a previously unmentioned contraindicator and similar.
There are two categories:
- 1 - Auto-resistance that the individual can recognise once introduced to the idea but is apparently powerless to explain or address.
- 2 - Auto-resistance that the individual states they cannot recognise or accept. This is a ‘double lock’ and there is usually antipathy or cynicism towards the idea of therapy.
The second of those is familiar to most practitioners and is the most difficult situation to resolve - but this course still gives you a chance, even then!
This second section is designed to successfully and quickly 'pick' that Reptilian Lock and it will allow complex situations to be resolved more quickly than ever before. The entire course arguably provides a precise focus on the exact elements of the client's psyche that will create the most profound and far-reaching change - and gives you the tools to do just that!
Please note: part of one of the classes does examine some radical notions about some esoteric aspects of 'the human condition'. It sails very close to the border between the logical and what many people refer to as 'spiritual'.
Download the pre-reading (the original Reptilian Magic document.)
Is this suitable for me?
Suitable for all registered practitioners from Level 1 up, this course gives you specific tools to work with trauma resulting from deep-seated abuse, be it real or possibly erroneously envisaged.
"This course was brilliant!!!"
Jasmina Nikolic on 03-05-2022
"Must have this training like 100%"
Adelina Pjetra on 21-04-2022