Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Over 10,000 therapists from around the globe, including myself, have been trained and certified in BSP. The Brainspotting technique is truly amazing. Please watch the video below and, if interested, contact me for further information!
What is a Brainspot?
A Brainspot is found through the eyes and corresponds with the activation in the brain and body.
Because our eyes connect directly to the subcortical, mid-brain, Brainspotting helps release unpleasant, stored experiences by processing through the visual field. This supports the resolution of painful or traumatic experiences allowing optimal functioning to resume.
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a brain-body based therapy. Talk therapy engages the neocortex – our thinking, conscious brain – while somatic therapies (such as Brainspotting) access the subcortical system where trauma and distress are often stored.
Current research in neuroscience reveals that painful memories can get stuck in the non-verbal, non-cognitive subcortical brain which diminishes our ability to live fully in the here and now. Some people experience anxiety, depression or just the sense of not feeling like themselves.
Brain-body based therapy is the fastest-growing field of trauma treatment because of its proven ability to rapidly address issues that traditional talk therapy takes longer to resolve.
Watch a video where Dr. David Grand explains how Brainspotting works. In this second, longer Brainspotting video, Dr. Grand provides a more detailed explanation of the way unprocessed traumatic experience impacts the brain.
Brainspotting has been shown to be effective in treating performance anxiety in athletes and performers. A Brainspotting session with Dr. Grand and Mackey Stasser, a former catcher for the New York Mets, is available online. This episode was previously available at no cost, but now charges $1.99 for viewing (Amazon Prime, ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts, Episode 9).
How can Brainspotting help me?
Brainspotting can be helpful in reducing symptoms of
- Anxiety, depression & panic
- Creativity and performance blocks
- Addiction, cravings & compulsive behaviors
- Unprocessed grief
- Medical trauma