Larchmont Therapist Helps Clients Achieve Goals With New British Technique

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Jennifer Battaglino, a Larchmont-based psychotherapist in practice for more than 16 years, said she was always interested in exploring other realms besides just "talk therapy." Which is why, after about 10 years working primarily with hypnosis, she expanded into something that is relatively new in the U.S. 

Jennifer Battaglino is a Larchmont-based psychotherapist in practice for more than 16 years,
Jennifer Battaglino is a Larchmont-based psychotherapist in practice for more than 16 years, Photo Credit: Submitted

BrainWorking Recursive Technique (BWRT), which gets its name from the way the brain works and which originated in the U.K., is all about dealing with uncomfortable emotional or psychological triggers before a client is even aware of them. "Most other therapies work on the response after it has been generated, requiring you to tell the practitioner what you're thinking about but with BWRT, the problem is dealt with 'at source', before it even gets to the conscious mind," explained the New Rochelle mom of three.

This science-based methodology works amazingly fast -- on kid as young as 10 -- and is a complete tool for helping people with a variety of issues including eating disorders, depression, anger, phobic response patterns, school and work problems and social phobias. A lot of the time, she said it will completely alleviate symptoms in a single session.

What happens in a session: The practitioner will ask a few questions about your background and what has brought you to see him/her but will not ask you to reveal any secrets or intimate details of your life. "This is a totally private therapy in which you only have to be able to tell the practitioner how you feel and how you would like to feel instead," she said. "For instance, you might say something like: 'Social situations scare me half to death,' and the practitioner would then ask if you can think how you would like to feel instead."

After using it -- she is one of a handful of those in the area performing this treatment -- she said it's possibly the most effective technique she's ever used. "The ability to experience consistent and significant relief so quickly is what makes BWRT so great," she said. "I love the look on my clients’ faces when they open their eyes and can’t find the negative emotion or old triggers that hindered them in some way. I get to help people achieve their goals and enjoy life."

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