We believe the brain has the power to heal itself. Much like a stroke victims that can learn to walk/talk again; Brainspotting works to clear stuck emotional feelings locked in the limbic system of your brain. The idea that your eye is the window to those stuck spots is the basis of the work. Once the emotional trauma is released from the limbic system you can now manage your thoughts and emotions better.
Those who have experienced either physical or emotional trauma may benefit from brainspotting. This form of therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing: All forms of trauma Anxiety, Depression Cycles Attention issues (ADHD), Anger issues, Phobias PTSD, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Impulse Control Issues, Self Hate, Performance Stuckness, The Yips, Fear, and More. See Brainspotting.com for research related to this work.
Counseling is a decision you make when: You don't understand why you feel the way you do, You want change, You need help because the problem seems too big, You are tired of banging your head against the wall and not getting the results you want. Brainspotting is one of the tools that I use as a therapist. I am trained in many modalities such as Family Systems, Choice Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman, EFT, CBT, REBT, and Brainspotting. I believe that Brainspotting is the closest thing to natural healing. Your brain has the power to heal and Brainspotting taps you into that power.
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.