Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspots are identified by the client or therapist by the involuntary reactions when the eyes gaze at certain spots. These Brainspots correlate with specific traumatic events. By utilizing the Brainspots, we can unlock the sensory, affective, cognitive, and somatic trauma which are stored in specific areas of the brain and body. Brainspots are used to access specific aspects of trauma which allows focused and contained processing, less in between-session distress, and more sense of control for the client.
I have received extensive training and Certification in Brainspotting, by the Brainspotting Association USA (BSAUSA). I currently use this technique as an adjunct to my therapy work and have seen true miracles with this approach.
“Brainspotting is based on the profound attunement of the therapist with the patient, finding a somatic cue and extinguishing it by down-regulating the amygdala. It isn’t just PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) activation that is facilitated, it is homeostasis.”
— Robert Scaer, M.D., The Trauma Spectrum