Brainspotting Therapy (BSP)
What is Brainspotting?
Discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D., Brainspotting (BSP) is a cutting edge therapy technique that has quickly gained traction due to the relatively fast and powerful effects it has on helping people resolve trauma and many other conditions that inhabit well-being. It is a focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and/or body pain, trauma, dissociation, and a variety of other symptoms. Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain (Southeast Brainspotting Institute)
Who does Brainspotting work with?
Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioral conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain (Brainspotting.com)
How could it help me?
Branspotting is a quick, effective, safe, and very therapeutic tool. If you are looking for a way to change patterns of behavior, BSP can help you resolve the emotional and physical pain that keeps you stuck. If you have been in therapy before but have the sense that your work could go deeper, BSP can take therapy to another level of healing. If you are uncomfortable with talking about your past traumatic experiences, this modality will enable you to heal without having to tell or retell your story. BSP can also be used to enhance performance, creativity as well as to create regulation in your brain and body. Many clients report that they can get to the root cause of their issues and then are able to turn these conflicts into growth opportunities, gaining powerful new perspectives (Southeast Brainspotting Institute).
Applications of Brainspotting include, but are not limited to:
- Physical, emotional, and sexual trauma
- Anxiety, phobias, OCD