“Where you look affects how you feel” ~ David Grand, Ph.D.

Do you feel your mind is being pulled in a hundred different directions at once? Do you have a hard time handling some of your emotions, and does this cause any problems in your relationships?

Brainspotting (BSP) gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

Brainspotting was founded and developed by David Grand Ph.D. At the time, Grand was practicing two different types of therapy, which included eye movements (EMDR) and a physically felt and activated experience (Somatic Experiencing). He noticed that the eyes of his clients would shutter or physically shift while he was watching their eye movements. Out of his curiosity and experimentation came the phenomena of Brainspotting.

A client engages in Brainspotting by finding, with the help of the therapist, a spot in the visual field that activates the healing process. It is believed that trauma is stored in the subcortical parts of the brain, like a capsule, and where a person looks gives access to trauma that is stored in that capsule. The client might be watching the tip of a pointer or staring at a fixed object in space. A main belief of Brainspotting is, “Where you look affects how you feel.”

The client may watch a fixed point for an hour or more, while simultaneously listening to ‘biolateral music.’ Biolateral music is music that alternates playing in the right ear to the left ear with the intent of integrating the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

The power and rapid healing of this technique comes from the combination of the relationship between the therapist and client held in dual-attunement and the strength of the brain-and-body-based modality. This gentle methodology is suitable for anyone, and is very helpful in treating a wide variety of conditions such as:

    • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

    • Grief and Loss

    • Creativity, Sports and Performance Enhancement

    • Preparation and Recovery from Surgery

    • Recovery From Injury & Accident Trauma

    • Depression

    • Physical and Emotional Trauma

    • Phobias

    • Fear of the Dentist

    • Fear of Public Speaking

    • Fear of Flying

    • Performance Anxiety

    • Sexual Abuse and Trauma

    • Chronic Pain Conditions

    • Negative Self Talk

    • And so much more…..

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