Brainspotting (BSP) is a specific type of therapy which is a bit different from traditional counseling.
BSP uses the neuroscience finding that where you look affects how you feel.
In BSP I help you to find a “spot” that increases the “felt sense” of an experience or a spot that reduces over arousal. You can also wear headphones with soothing bio-lateral sounds during brainspotting. Processing happens as you observe changes in sensations and thoughts. It is a neurobiological tool for accessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of somatic (physical sensations) and emotionally-based conditions, acting as a stimulant to the body’s own natural ability to heal itself from trauma.
BSP sessions are a type of counseling / psychotherapy sessions. You can click HERE for more information on counseling. It is completely up to you if you would like to incorporate BSP into your counseling sessions and if so, how often. I believe you are the driver of your treatment. I am here to provide the space and tools to help you heal.
BSP was discovered by psychotherapist, David Grand, while using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in 2003. BSP accesses the brain-body's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities in the context of a neurobiologically and relationally attuned clinical relationship. A person's brain-body activation around a particular issue is paired with a relevant eye and orienting position, called a brainspot, which access neurophysiological subsystems that hold emotional and/or physical experience in an often wordless but felt form of memory.
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
- C.S. Lewis