Brainspotting is a brain-based therapy that uses eye position and music/sounds to access the brain's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities. Sources of emotional pain, traumatic experiences and a variety of challenging symptoms are released.
As far as psychotherapies go, Brainspotting is relatively new with its accidental discovery and then further development by Dr. David Grand in 2003. The idea is that we hold our pain in certain parts of our brain which can then be accessed with our eyes. The motto of Brainspotting is, "Where you look affects how you feel."
Let me put this into Layman's terms: Whenever you walk into a room, you orient yourself with your surroundings. You look to see where people are, where the exit is, where you can sit, if there's a dog nearby, if there's something on the ground that would impede you from getting by. Well likewise, your brain is constantly scanning and orienting itself internally, unbeknownst to you, making sure it's safe and free of danger. Unfortunately, when we've experienced traumatic events in life, it's hard for our brains to differentiate harm from safety, so the brain is constantly on alert. The memories from these traumatic events become trapped in certain parts of our brains. Brainspotting works to dislodge these memories from those spots and release the trapped energy that is holding you back from living more fully.
Brainspotting was originally developed for PTSD, but it is also effective and helpful for depression, anxiety, anger control issues, stress, relationship issues, negative self-esteem, compulsive behaviors and so much more.
Brainspotting is a brain-based therapy, which means we're looking at the way the brain is functioning as a complex organ, and we're keeping in mind its ability to change and rewire itself. "Brainspotting allows us to harness the brain's natural ability for self-scanning so we can activate, locate and process the sources of trauma and distress in the body," explains Dr. Grand.
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