"Where you look affects how you feel"                 

- David Grand, PhD

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a powerful and effective method of identifying, processing, and releasing various types of trauma. It can be utilized in combination with talk therapy or as a stand-alone healing method. I have been astonished at the deep level of healing that clients have achieved in a relatively brief amount of time utilizing Brainspotting.

Traumatic events can overwhelm the brain and leave behind unprocessed traumatic impressions that manifest as psychological or emotional problems in a person’s life. Brainspotting allows a trained therapist to utilize a client’s field of vision to discover specific spots in the brain where trauma is being held. Once a ‘brainspot’ is identified, deep processing acts to release and resolve the unprocessed traumatic impression.

Brainspotting does not remove memories of traumatic life events; it safely and effectively diminishes the negative feelings associated with the events. Minor traumas can often be addressed and healed in a couple of sessions, whereas more complex traumas may require numerous sessions to resolve.

Who does Brainspotting work with?

Brainspotting was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D, and is practiced by thousands of therapists all over the world.  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 :

  • Grief and Loss

  • Creativity, Sports and Performance Enhancement

  • Preparation and Recovery from Surgery

  • Recovery From Injury & Accident Trauma

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  • 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

For more information here are some helpful links:

Dr. David Grand

Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute

VA website: Effects of PTSD                    https://www.ptsd.va.gov/family/effects_ptsd.asp

To explore more of what Brainspotting can do for you, contact me for a free 20 minute consultation.

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