Have you been in therapy for years and feel like you haven’t made any progress?
Have you experienced past trauma and have a hard time talking about what happened?
Have you had negative experiences and find it difficult to move through the emotions that resulted from those experiences?
Do you need help working through performance issues with sports and the creative arts?
Are you experiencing challenges in recovering and coming back from a sports injury?
Then Brainspotting could be a helpful resource for you.
What is Brainspotting?:
Brainspotting (BSP) is an innovative brain and body treatment that’s based on the idea that where you look affects how you feel. During a BSP session, the therapist and client use fixed eye positions and body sensations to process unresolved trauma and various psychological issues. Brainspotting is a rapid, highly effective therapy technique that appears to go beyond cognitive thinking processes and connects one to their body’s innate wisdom to heal itself.
In traditional talk therapy, you would likely spend much of your time talking and sharing about your experience. However, Brainspotting doesn’t require you to do a lot of talking. Instead, we use your brain and body to guide you in processing, gaining insight, and in healing. We simply trust that your brain and body will take you where you need to go.
Here's how Brainspotting works:
1. Eye Position: The therapist works with the client to identify specific eye positions or “brainspots” that seem to correlate with the client’s emotional distress and traumatic memories. These positions are typically found through the client’s gaze direction, and they may indicate areas of stored tension or unresolved emotional issues.
2. Dual Attunement: The therapist and client engage in a process of dual attunement, where both are attuned to the client’s internal experiences. The therapist provides support and guidance while also tracking the client’s physiological and emotional responses.
3. Processing: As the client focuses on a brainspot, they are encouraged to let go of their rational thoughts and allow their mind to wander and access deeper emotional material. This can lead to processing and resolution of underlying trauma or emotional blockages.
4. Integration: The goal of Brainspotting is to help the client integrate their emotional experiences and promote healing. This can involve releasing stored trauma, reducing emotional distress, and enhancing overall well-being.
Brainspotting has been used to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional issues, including:
1. Trauma: Brainspotting has been effective in the treatment of trauma-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma.
2. Performance Enhancement: Some athletes, artists, and performers use Brainspotting to improve their performance by addressing performance-related anxiety or mental blocks.
3. Anxiety and Depression: BSP can help individuals with anxiety and depression by accessing and processing the underlying emotions and experiences contributing to these conditions.
4. Phobias: Brainspotting can be used to address specific phobias and irrational fears by uncovering the root causes.
5. Chronic Pain: BSP has been explored as a complementary therapy for individuals experiencing chronic pain, as it may help address the emotional components of pain.
6. Addiction: Brainspotting can be integrated into addiction treatment to address underlying emotional issues that contribute to addictive behaviors.
7. Grief and Loss: BSP can assist individuals in processing grief and loss, facilitating the mourning process.
8. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence: By resolving past emotional wounds and trauma, clients can experience improvements in self-esteem and self-confidence.
I’m a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner, and I would welcome the opportunity to talk further about working together. To schedule your initial session, please contact me at [email protected] or complete the Contact Me form below.