What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Over 13,001 therapists have been trained in BSP (52 internationally), in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa. Dr. Grand discovered that "Where you look affects how you feel." It is the brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain that organizes itself around that eye position.

“Where we look affects how we feel”.

BSP makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions. This helps the BSP therapist locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. BSP is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. We believe that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. BSP can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. BSP is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities. BSP can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. BSP is even more powerful when used with the enhancement of BioLateral Sound CDs.

Who does Brainspotting work with?

Brainspotting therapy works for everyone. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both the brain and body. The goal is to bypass the conscious thinking processes of the neo-cortex to get to the deeper more emotional and body-based processes from the sub-cortex part of the brain. Brainspotting can be the primary mode of treatment or it can be integrated in with the expertise that is already being provided.  

Clients fall into two categories: 1. Those who are seeking therapy for the first time; and 2. People who have been in therapy before and are seeking a new therapist or additional therapy techniques. With focus and precision we can find through the eye positions, the brainspots, where you are holding the trauma, the anxiety, the depression, the relational problems allowing the brain to process the problems, from the inside-out, from the bottom up. See Video

Therapist are continually learning and growing. Brainspotting allows therapist to expand their tool sets. It opens the door for a therapist to be able to upgrade to what they are already doing or make a breakthrough into a whole other way of doing things and understanding things.

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