In this video we will describe the advanced mind body therapy called Brainspotting. Brainspotting is a powerful therapy for healing from PTSD, trauma, performance anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, and many other psychological issues. It has roots in EMDR and similarly allows for the reprocessing and releasing of negative experiences. It is based on the premise that ‘where you look affects how you feel’. The strategy follows a brief set up with a few key steps including awareness of a stressful issue, focused eye position (Brainspot) and mindful attunement. These steps allow the brain to process and release stressful, traumatic and often stuck experiences.
The brainspot is not just one spot in the brain but an active network. Accessing this active network is similar to opening the information capsule that contains the stored traumatic or stressful information so that it can be released and healed. Brainspotting is different from talk therapy approaches in that it gets at the heart of where trauma and stress are stored in the brain and body. This is typically in the nonverbal, nonlinear and subconscious parts of the brain that talk therapy does not access. Most clients report a profound effect with Brainspotting that continues long after the session ends. Clients also find the flexibility and adaptability of Brainspotting gives them a feeling of being back in control of events or circumstances that previously felt beyond their control. Additionally, they note feeling empowered, calmer and intuitive.
To speak with a counselor about brainspotting trauma therapy call (619) 819-6841. Facetime or Skype sessions available.