Brainspotting

Brainspotting is a trauma informed technique designed to help people access, process, & overcome issues including:

  • Negative emotions

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Creative blocks

  • Pain (physical/emotional)

  • Addictions

  • Chronic stress

  • Performance issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship issues

  • Attachment wounds

How does Brainspotting work?

There is evidence that trauma is "stored" in the body and can alter the way the brain works which impacts emotions, memory and physical health. Brainspotting is a method that allows clients to identify, process and release core sources of emotional/physical pain. According to therapist and creator, David Grand, the direction in which people look/gaze can affect the way they feel.

 

During brainspotting, a trained therapist helps people position their eyes in ways that enable them to target those core sources. The impact is deepened with use of bilateral stimulation (sounds, sensations or visuals that move back and forth from one side of the body to the other in steady rhythm). When used with brainspotting, it is thought to help the brain replace the painful feelings associated with disturbing memories with more resolved, peaceful feelings. Brainspotting makes use of the natural phenomenon of bilateral stimulation through its use of relevant eye positions and calming sounds. All of this combined seems to activate the body's innate ability to health itself from disturbing events.

One aspect about brainspotting that clients appreciate (especially those new to trauma work) is that you don't have to talk during processing if you do not want to. This can be relieving for people who worry that in order to resolve their trauma they'll have to share their trauma story with a therapist. 

For more information, visit www.brainspotting.com

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