“Where you look affects how you feel”- Dr. David Grand, Ph.D
What if you could experience emotional release from anger, procrastination, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, depression, physical pain- associated with the mind/body response from trauma?
The brain is very powerful, and each day we are learning how magnificent it really is when guided to heal itself.
Brainspotting can be an effective form of therapy for those individuals who wish to address and heal from the trauma experienced in their life.
Why Brainspotting? Watch this short clip with Dr. David Grand, Ph.D- Developer of Brainspotting
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a new, fast-growing therapy in the field of psychology, developed by Dr. David Grand, Ph.D in 2003. This new therapy has proven to be a powerful and focused treatment, that with guidance from a trained therapist, can identify an individual’s “brain spots”, start the processing of thoughts, feelings held in the Subcortical brain, and allows a person to release sources of emotional/physical pain related to traumatic events.
What is a Brainspot?
A brainspot can be both a spot where the client feels an activation or feels resourced (calm and more grounded) in their body. Brainspots can be located by moving across the field of vision, giving the person a focal point to begin processing. There can be several brainspots, some maybe more activated than others. Where the client feels the most activated, is usually where the client begins processing and releasing sources of emotional/physical pain.
Everything is aimed at activating, locating, and processing the Brainspot.
How does Brainspotting heal Trauma?
Brainspotting helps the client process their trauma and overwhelming feelings that lies within in the body. When the therapist guides the client to access a Brainspot, the client will experience the distress that is associated with that Brainspot, then experiences the physical or emotional pain that presents itself. The person can experience it in a calm, comfortable setting in the presence of the therapist, who is in “dual attunement” with the client. Being able to access this trauma in a safe environment helps the brain to break away and from the trauma.
Psychology professionals have come to realize that when trauma is experienced, whether it be emotional or physical, it stores in the body. Professionals have found that trauma can manifest itself in physical illness, acute and chronic pain. One way to help a person, target and locate that pain, is through Brainspotting.
What areas can Brainspotting help?
Brainspotting has been known to help individuals with the following concerns:
- Trauma (all forms)
- Attention issues
- Sports Performance issues
- Impulse control issues
- Anger issues
- Anxiety/Panic attacks
- Negative emotions
“you have the power within you to heal”
If interested in getting started with Brainspotting, contact our office today for more information