It’s easy for stress, anxiety, and life’s challenges to take a toll on our mental well-being. If you’re looking for a way to manage these issues without extensive talk therapy, this might be the solution you’ve been searching for. In this blog, we’ll explore the transformative power of Brainspotting—a holistic approach to emotional healing and personal growth.
What is Brainspotting?
Imagine a key that unlocks the door to your emotions, allowing you to heal and grow from within. Brainspotting works like that key. It was developed by Dr. David Grand, a seasoned therapist, as an off-shoot of EMDR. Brainspotting is a technique that taps into the brain’s natural ability to heal itself. It doesn’t involve talking about every detail of your past; in fact you don’t even need to tell me anything about what thought, memory, emotion, or event you are focusing on. Brainspotting focuses on your eye gaze and the connections between your visual field and your emotions. The saying often used is “where you look affects how you feel”. We actually do this on our own all the time, but don’t realize it or know how to use it. Those times you find yourself staring off into space while you think about something? That’s a brainspot!
How Does Brainspotting Work?
Brainspotting is surprisingly simple yet incredibly effective. During session I will guide you to find a specific spot to focus your gaze on. This “spot” corresponds to the emotional or physical issue you want to address. By keeping your gaze on this spot, a pathway opens for your brain to process and release deep-seated emotions, trauma, and stress. I work to guide you through the thoughts and feelings that come up. We stay in the spot until you notice that your distress levels have gone down.
Why Brainspotting is Ideal for You:
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I have had clients share that after a Brainspotting session that they notice less distress when they think about what they worked on during session. Brainspotting isn’t about getting rid of a difficult thought, memory, or feeling. It’s about making it feel more manageable.
Brainspotting is a gentle, but effective and transformative approach. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, or unresolved trauma, Brainspotting can help you feel more in control and ready to move forward. If you would like a bit more information before making a decision, you can go to their website here. You can also reach out to me with questions or to set up a free 15 minute consult to get started!
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