Have you recognized stubborn, recurring patterns that keep resurfacing over your lifetime? Patterns of behaviors, emotional responses that in spite of all reason and logic, still seem to have a hold over you that you can't seem to shake?
Perhaps you're burnt out from talk therapy, or maybe you feel like you've hit a plateau of continued growth.
Brainspotting may be the key to unlock and uncover emotional wounds and unprocessed traumas that lie deep within our subconscious minds.
By accessing the core of these deep-rooted wounds, we can use our brain's and our body's own natural ability to heal from within, resulting in a transformative healing experience.
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting was developed in 2003 by Dr. David Grand, a licensed clinical social worker and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained clinician. He integrated psychoanalysis, EMDR and somatic experiencing in his clinical work and stumbled upon a new technique during one of his sessions with a client where old traumas previously thought to have been resolved re-emerged and were processed to a deeper resolution, resulting in a remarkable improvement. This discovery soon evolved into Brainspotting.
Brainspotting is a relatively new approach that uses the client’s field of vision to locate eye positions that are related to the energetic/emotional activation of a traumatic / emotionally charged issue within the sub cortex of our brain. When a brainspot is identified and the client holds their eye position on it, they are able to experience the distress, physical pain and emotional pain that is accessed through the brainspot.
Brainspotting allows clients to experience trauma in the presence, safety and comfort of the therapist. The ability to access the traumatic experience in a safe environment reduces the emotional and physical impact of the trauma for the client. This allows for healing and resolution of issues that are held deeply in the non-verbal, non-cognitive areas of one’s neurophysiology. Brainspotting engages both focused activation and focused mindfulness and aims at a full, comprehensive release of activation (emotional distress) held in the brain and body.
Who may benefit?
Anyone experiencing the following:
Trauma / PTSD
Clients can look forward to integrating healing on emotional, somatic, psychological, spiritual and even physical levels.
Depending on the issue being worked, a single session may be sufficient to process and release the wound/trauma from your system. In most cases, it may require anywhere between 4-6 sessions to experience complete resolution and healing.
What you can expect during
A safe, contained space with an attuned therapist.
Using a pointer, I will guide you in finding your brainspot.
Biolateral sound/music is often used to enhance the healing process.
Brainspotting sessions are completely lead by You. Your brain and body knows intuitively what to do. All you have to do is to trust in yourself and allow the process to unfold with curiosity.
I will honor your space to process and will check in with you periodically throughout.
Grounding practices to end your session (essential oils, slowed, paced breathing, gentle movement etc).
Session are an hour long. Longer sessions may be arranged upon discussion with me.
What to expect after
Brainspotting is a powerful technique that helps process and unravel stuck and unresolved issues. It can bring up feelings to express, sensations to release and sometimes memories to process. You may experience:
Powerful insights, revelations and new perspectives on old issues.
Feeling calm and relaxed
Mental and Physical Exhaustion
After Brainspotting, the healing process continues during the hours, days and weeks to follow. Expect to continue to feel the unwinding and unfolding of the process as the mind and body integrate the experience. Many people notice key insights coming through in the days following that they bring to the next session for processing.
Brainspotting can be used as a stand-alone therapy without the need to engage in traditional talk therapy. It allows the client to share as much as they want with the therapist without engaging in active conversations about the issue.
As the client, you determine the level of resolution you are satisfied with for a particular issue you'd like to address. Since much processing and healing occurs after each session, I encourage clients to give themselves time to assess and evaluate where they are.
You may participate in continued sessions to work on other issues as they arise.
Visit www.brainspotting.com for more information.
Links to Biolateral Music:
If you have a subscription to Spotify, you can access my Spotify profile here:
My Spotify Playlists - https://open.spotify.com/user/315yddbman5rckptznid565vfsbi?si=62ffda7e1a8945a
Brainspotting: BioLateral Sound Healing - Album by David Grand, Phd
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Apple music subscribers - https://music.apple.com/us/album/brainspoting-biolateral-sound-healing/818636415
YouTube music - https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCRUaZjgShAmEgYslyQ_TIJw?feature=share
Listen to ad-free bilateral music online for free on YouTube by Destined Dynamics.
(permission granted by Destined Dynamics to publicly share in 2023)