Brainspotting therapy is a powerful technique for healing trauma and emotional stress. Brainspotting gets to the root cause and might be ideal if you feel there is more to explore but don’t know how to get there.
Brainspotting is an advanced therapy for helping people overcome negative emotions, recover from traumatic events, and restore balance to the nervous system. The process involves identifying, processing and releasing stored trauma and emotional stress. Brainspotting is one of few methods that addresses the underlying causes of psychological stress and trauma.
Brainspotting is a cutting-edge therapy that helps people overcome negative emotions, recover from traumatic events, and restore balance to their nervous system.
Brainspotting helps to release the negative emotions and experiences that have been stored in the brain. With the assistance of a trained Brainspotting therapist, the procedure entails locating, processing, and releasing emotional stress and stored trauma. It is one of the few methods that successfully deals with the underlying causes of psychological stress and trauma. This is a major factor in the therapy's success in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, addictions, and many other problems with stress and mental health. Brainspotting gives fresh chances for success if you feel that your recovery has stalled or you are not getting relief from traditional methods.
Through Brainspotting, we are able to access, process, release, and heal some of the core neurophysiological sources of emotional pain and other symptoms impacting us. Brainspotting goes beyond what we can accomplish through “talk therapy” helping clients get access to both the brain and body and heal what is distressing or holding them back.
There is increasing evidence that trauma is "stored" in the body, affects brain function, memory, emotions, and physical health.
Brainspotting works by accessing the autonomic and limbic systems through what’s called a Brainspot. We bypass the conscious thinking processes of the neo-cortex and get assess to the deeper, body-based processes from the sub-cortex part of the brain.
During the Brainspotting session, therapists assist clients in positioning their eyes so they may focus on the sources of negative feelings. Trained brainspotting therapists use a pointer to slowly move your eye gaze throughout their range of vision to discover "brainspots," or an eye position that elicits a painful memory or emotion. At the end of the session, your therapist will help you feel grounded and guide to relaxation as needed.
David Grande, PhD