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"Where you look affects how you feel." -Dr. David Grand

How Does Brainspotting Work?

Brainspotting (BSP) is a wellness practice rooted in focused mindfulness. It locates points in a client’s visual field, to help with unprocessed trauma and distress. BSP makes use of the natural phenomenon of eye positions to help the BSP practitioner locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. It is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship. Therapists who practice this modality tap into and harness the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability. When a Brainspot is stimulated, your brain reflexively signals the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. This intervention can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience. BSP is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities. The Brainspotting process is even more powerful when used with the enhancement of Bilateral sounds (Brainspotting Trainings, 2020).

Who is Brainspotting For?

Many clients have different backgrounds and experiences with therapy. Brainspotting is a newer technique that provides clients with a framework for an approach that is different from traditional talk therapy. It is highly effective in helping clients reach therapeutic goals. Additionally, it serves as a complementary technique to other forms of interventions like EMDR and mindfulness strategies, that help aid in healing deep rooted distress that often goes unresolved. This treatment is effective with children, adolescents, and adults.

What Problems Does Brainspotting Treat?

  • Race-based trauma

  • Reproductive trauma

  • Medical injury, illness & procedures

  • Abuse (emotional, physical, financial, and sexual)

  • Natural disasters

  • Domestic/Intimate partner violence

Other concerns brainspotting is known to be effective with: 

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Dysregulated emotions

  • Behavioral concerns

  • Procrastination

  • ADHD

  • Sports performance & creativity enhancement

  • Anger issues

  • Phobias

  • Chronic fatigue & pain

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-actualization

  • Grief & loss

  • Motivation enhancement

Positive Outcomes of Brainspotting Therapy

  • Feel more relaxed in social settings

  • More confident in areas where you felt stuck

  • Think more clearly

  • Feel more comfortable staying true to yourself

  • Have a better sense of enjoyment in your everyday life

  • Enhanced creativity