Developed by David Grand, PhD, Brainspotting is a focused mindful processing that allows individuals to use their field of vision and somatic activation to heal and recover. Brainspotting relies on both your internal and external processes to access blocked neural networks where emotional pain, trauma, or negative experiences are trapped.
Challenging and traumatic personal experiences may be held and stored in our emotion mind (subcortical brain) and limbic system leading to lifelong patterns of thought and behavior in direct conflict with your optimal sense of wellbeing.
Brainspotting can also be a powerful method of improving emotional balance, resilience, energetic quality of life, and relationships.
How is Brainspotting different from traditional talk therapy?
As a bottom up approach, Brainspotting targets body sensations or somatics along with the brain system. During sessions there is a lot less talking and the role of the therapist is to help you process through dual attunement and holding space.
The therapist gazes directly at the client, silently observing, while emotionally and energetically encouraging your process. During sessions therapists help create a frame of support that gives you the space to direct your own healing process and learn to trust your body and mind’s ability to move toward healing.
As a client, why choose Brainspotting?
Areas Addressed through Brainspotting:
(Include but not limited to the following)
- Grief & Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Sports Performance
- Creative Blocks
- Stress Reduction
- Success & Motivation
Who does brainspotting work with?
Ever personal experience is recorded in the midbrain, because our system will always seek survival. Brainspotting helps you access your inner resources and move from a place of surviving to thriving. David Grand, PhD reminds us, “Don’t be afraid to risk healing, be more afraid to waste healing opportunities”.
Brainspotting Used with Other Therapies
Brainspotting has beneficial properties as a stand alone practice. However, it is also highly beneficial in combination with a variety of therapeutic and recovery techniques. Brainspotting can be a complementary treatment in conjunction with other body-based therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, reflexology, and physical therapy.
Call today and schedule a 15 – minute complimentary consultation to discuss how Brainspotting can support you and your family.