It is my passion and commitment to provide services and education that inspire creative solutions, promote positive self-care, and encourage healthy life choices. Brainspotting is a technique that can assist in achieving those goals.
In the age of holistic health, people are becoming more open to seeking brain-body approaches for treating both simple and complex issues. Brainspotting is a relatively new brain-body treatment that is showing a lot of promise in its ability to provide relief for trauma, performance blocks, anxiety, depression and daily stressors. Discovered by David Grand, Ph.D., psychotherapist and former EMDR trainer; it’s roots are in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and similarly supports the reprocessing of negative experiences and retrains emotional reactions. It is an advanced brain-body intervention that helps individuals identify, process and release trauma, overcome performance blocks, reduce pain, emotional stress and a range of other psychological and somatic issues. A primary advantage of Brainspotting is that it reaches parts of the brain that are not generally accessed through traditional approaches. It is a relational and neurobiological approach to healing at the deepest level.
Brainspotting is proposed to activate the body’s self-scanning ability to identify, process and release imbalances and residue emotional stress. It is based on the premise that ‘where you look affects how you feel’ and proposes that eye positions correlate with important neural, unconscious, internal, and emotional experiences. As an individual maintains an eye position while focusing on a stressful experience, they connect to a spot in the brain (brainspot) that gives them access to releasing and processing the challenging experience. A brainspot is not just one spot in the brain but rather a network of activation in the brain that leads to a reflexive, somatic reaction in the body. The focused eye position further allows the brain to stop scanning the room and instead internally self-scan to identify and maintain its presence on the deeper unresolved issue.
What can Brainspotting be used for?
- Physical and emotional trauma and PTSD
- Sports Performance Problems and Creativity Enhancement
- Depression and Anxiety
- Relationship Issues
- Recovery from Injury, Accident and Medical Trauma
- Preparation and Recovery from Surgery
- Stress and Trauma-Related Illness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Uncomfortable Life Experiences and Transitions
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss