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Brainspotting: What is it?

Brainspotting is a new model of psychotherapy created to help people overcome negative and traumatic emotions, physical trauma, as well as psychologically-induced physical pain. Brainspotting was created by David Grand, PhD. in 2003 as a result of his work with people who had experienced traumatic events such as Hurricane Katrina, and the attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as war veterans. Many mental health professionals have found brainspotting to be an effective form of treatment for several mental health problems and physical illnesses.

How Does Brainspotting Cause Change?

Brainspotting aims to release the negative emotions and experiences that have been stored in the brain. For example, a law enforcement officer who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder undergoes brainspotting. During the procedure, I will help you to focus on the brainspot which evokes negative experiences during the traumatic event, such as the moment when gunshots rang out and shattered the window to your patrol car. Once you recall the event, I will support you in processing the negative emotions associated with it and, ultimately, release them. This creates a mental environment for quick healing.

Brainspotting works by tapping directly into the parts of the brain regulating emotions, memories, as well as the neurohormonal network of the brain. This, therefore, means that brainspotting promotes both mental and physical healing by regulating the brain’s control of the body.

Who concerns are Brainspotting good for:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anger Issues

For more information visit Depression Alliance: Brainspotting