Brainspotting is an advanced brain-body therapy that focuses on identifying, processing, and releasing imbalances, trauma, and residual emotional stress. It is based on the premise that ‘where you look affects how you feel’ and finds that eye positions correlate with unconscious, emotional experiences. It reaches parts of the brain that are not generally accessed through traditional talk therapy approaches.
It has roots in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and similarly supports the reprocessing of negative experiences and retains emotional reactions. Brainspotting can be used on its own or in addition to other therapies.
What is the “Brainspot”?
The brainspot is the eye position that connects to the capsule containing the traumatic experience and brings it into explicit awareness where it can be processed and healed. As the brainspot is sustained with focused mindful attention, the information in the capsule is released and the body and mind move towards greater equilibrium. As implicit memories are brought up into explicit awareness they can be dealt with and moved into a part of the brain that allows us to move forward in our lives.
Brainspotting Trauma Therapy Helps
Brainspotting has been proven to be highly effective in a wide range of settings and issues both personally and professionally.
- PTSD and Complex trauma
- Developmental trauma
- Athletic and professional performance
- Public speaking
- Self-sabotage and unhealthy patterns
- Anxiety and depression
- Insomnia and sleep issues
- Habit change
- ADHD and/or ADD
- Substance abuse and addictions
- Chronic pain
- Anger and emotional regulation
- Health issues
- History of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse
- Phobias and fears
- Low self-esteem
Contact us to learn more about how Brainspotting can help you heal, and schedule an appointment today.