Brainspotting therapy is a method created by David Grand, Ph.D. in 2003. It uses eye motions to help track and correlate with the associated functions in the brain. Brainspotting is a mindfulness-based, body-oriented, trauma-focused psychotherapy that accesses the brain's natural healing resources. It helps clients heal from a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction, performance anxieties (e.g., public speaking), relationship difficulties, and more.
Brainspotting and Trauma
When we experience trauma, our brain goes into survival mode and starts to store the memories of the event in a way that is not always easily accessible. This can lead to symptoms like flashbacks and nightmares as our brain tries to process the events. Brainspotting therapy is based on the idea that our brains have natural healing resources that can be accessed through specific eye movements.
How Brainspotting Works
Brainspotting therapy aims to help access these "stuck" memories and start the process of integration. The therapist will help guide the client's eyes to different points in their field of vision, based on where they are experiencing symptoms. As the eyes move, the brain is able to access different parts of the memory and start to process it in a more holistic way.
What Are Some of the Benefits of This Type of Therapy?
Some of the benefits of brainspotting therapy include reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Other benefits include improved sleep, increased ability to regulate emotions, improved self-esteem, and an increased sense of well-being. Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the efficacy of brainspotting therapy.
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