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  • Brainspotting

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    Brainspotting Therapy may be the best option if you have tried standard talk therapy but found it ineffective and frequently find yourself being triggered, or if you’re having physical symptoms without a clear medical cause. Brainspotting can help the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use Brainspotting to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect.

    Brainspotting is a powerful tool that gently heals trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders.

    Brain spotting is a pivotal element to bring your attention deep to the subcortical brain and get access to the brain body’s natural intelligence to heal from traumatic experiences and come back to homeostasis.

    Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional beliefs that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true? Do you sense that your healing process has stalled?

    What to anticipate in a Brainspotting session?

    Below is a breakdown of your expectations during a brainspotting trauma therapy appointment.

    • Before beginning Brainspotting, the therapist will get to know your life experiences and build rapport.
    • The therapist may utilize guided imagery or relaxation exercises to ease you into the difficulties of Brainspotting treatment.
    • You will be asked to talk about something that upsets you in order to focus on the traumatic experience and process it..
    • To help you become aware of how your body reacts to traumatic memories, the therapist will ask you to find and explain the emotions in your body.
    • To assist you in finding your brain spot, the therapist may move a pointer or pencil slowly in front of you while urging you to maintain your gaze fixed on its end, i.e., gaze spotting.
    • We will instruct you to keep your eyes fixed on this location while tuning into the feelings, ideas, and memories that come to mind when you activate it.
    • You will be urged to acknowledge, permit, and notice any emerging ideas and emotions.
    • We will urge you to let your body recover from the trauma experiences.
    • Your therapist will assist you in analyzing the ideas and emotions that surface.

    Brainspotting is a deep-brain, subcortical, quick processing technique; therefore, the individual practicing it could feel emotionally drained afterward.

    Issues addressed by Brainspotting trauma therapy:

    Brainspotting has proved its usefulness in a variety of conditions, such as:

    • Traumatic experiences
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
    • Substance dependency
    • Persistent pain
    • Disordered eating
    • Sexual issues
    • Anger management issues
    • Grief or loss
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Performance anxiety
    • Public speaking

    Want to schedule a Brainspotting session at the Sacred Spaces Counseling Collective?

    To schedule a Brainspotting session, fill out the appointment form on our website and heal from traumatic experiences. You don’t have to live that way any longer!