Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting makes use of the natural phenomenon of where you look affects how you feel through its use of relevant eye positions. Together the therapist and client pair a fixed eye position and body sensation to an unresolved issue. This rapid, highly effective mind/body centered therapy technique appears to go beyond the cognitive awareness and connects one to their body’s innate wisdom to heal itself.
What if I don’t have trauma?
We all have experienced trauma in some capacity, whether it be from distressing events, adverse childhood experiences, unmet emotional needs, or abuse and neglect.
Could it help me?
Brainspotting is a therapeutic tool for everyone with a variety of issues. If you are new to therapy and are looking for a way to change patterns of behavior, Brainspotting can help resolve the emotional and physical pain that keeps you stuck in those patterns. If you have been in therapy before, but have the sense that your work could go deeper, Brainspotting can take therapy to another level of healing. If you are uncomfortable with talking about your past traumatic experiences, this modality will enable you to heal without having to tell or retell your story. Lastly, Brainspotting can be used to enhance performance, creativity, and create regulation in your brain and body.
How effective are the results?
Clients report they are able to find the cause of their conflicts and turn them into growth opportunities.
Applications of Brainspotting
Issues including but not limited to:
- Physical and emotional trauma
- Anxiety, phobias, OCD
- Recovery from injury and accident
- Trauma resulting from medical interventions and treatment
- Stress and trauma-related medical illness
- Performance and creativity enhancement
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
- Addictions (especially cravings) and relapse prevention
- Environmental Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Preparation and recovery from surgery
- Mass trauma including war and natural disasters
“Where you look affects how you feel.”
– David Grand, PhD Founder & Developer