Brainspotting

"Where you look affects how you feel."

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting was developed by David Grand PhD, a pioneer in the field of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Brainspotting helps to identify, process, and release trauma and pain from distressing experiences.

 

Primarily, the brain and nervous system have the natural capacity to work through experiences to achieve healing and resolution. However, when the experience overwhelms the system it can leave behind pieces of the trauma and leave those experiences in an unprocessed state, causing you to feel stuck. 

 

Brainspotting uses the visual field to unlock and release not only traumas held in the deep part of the brain (subcortex and brain stem) but also relieves a wide range of psychological and physical symptoms.  The visual field is a reflection of the ongoing processes held in the deeper parts of the brain (subcortex) and simultaneously felt in the body.

 

Therefore, Brainspotting is a modality that brings the brain and body into the therapeutic process. 

"Where you look affects how you feel."

In simplistic terms, when something bothers you, you become activated and depending on where you look, you have greater access to that activation or greater access to feeling neutral, grounded, or even calmer. Through the process of Brainspotting, we locate the position in your visual field that correlates with the felt sense of activation in your body. 

Isn't it wonderful to know that this capacity to heal is already within you?  

 

How does Brainspotting Work?

Brainspotting uses the visual field to bypasses the neocortex - the rational, logical, and thinking part of the brain, and tap into the subcortical part of the brain. This process unlocks the trauma capsules that keep you stuck in those experiences, to bring release and relief psychologically and physically because what is in the Brain is also heald in the Body and vice versa.

 

Brainspotting helps your system move from dysregulation to regulation; from chaos to homeostasis, something that your system already knows how to do when it is not overwhelmed and stunted from a traumatic experience. 

 

Brainspotting is a bottom-up modality. In other words, we look for the activation that shows up in the body surrounding the issue that you want to work on, and find the corresponding eye spot in your visual field, called a brain spot, and process from that spot until the symptoms significantly reduce or totally resolve.

 

Brainspotting also uses music. Biolateral music moves slowly and gently, alternating from ear to ear. This auditory response can help deepen and support the Brainspotting process.

Brainspotting is different from talk therapy where you mostly engage the neocortex and do not access the subcortex. Brainspotting does not require talking as you process. Furthermore, everyone will process differently, and with Brainspotting you have the freedom to process naturally, and organically from session to session. 

Click here to listen to David Grand PhD the Founder of Brainspotting, provide insight about how Brainspotting came about, how it works, and how it can help in your healing process. 

Click here to read about my personal healing journey with Brainspotting.

Personally trained by David Grand PhD, I am honored and excited to offer Brainspotting to you. Want to know if you are a good fit for Brainspotting? Click below to schedule your free 15-minute consultation. 

I also offer individual consultation to Brainspotting Practitioners, Group Study Circles, and individual consultation for those seeking to become Certified in Brainspotting.