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What is Brainspotting Therapy and How Can it Help Me?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Behavioral Therapy in Towson MD | What is Brainspotting Therapy and How Can it Help Me? | B'Well Counseling Services

The Importance of Finding the Right Therapist and Healing Modality for You

Each of us is uniquely and complexly designed. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the types of therapies that work well for one person may not necessarily work as well for the next. When looking for a counselor that offers modalities such as brainspotting and behavioral therapy in Towson, MD, and the greater Baltimore area, it is important to find someone that offers the type of therapy best suited for your specific needs.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a problem-solving technique that focuses on the present and conscious issues of the client.  CBT is founded on the idea that a person's thoughts and feelings directly influence their behaviors. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can help clients learn to stop repressing their inner feelings so that they can move forward towards a path of acceptance. ACT combines classic behavioral therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)  gives clients a new set of skills to deal with intensely painful feelings. It can also help the client reduce the friction in their relationships by focusing on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  Finally, many people find that brainspotting therapy (BSP) works well for them.  Brainspotting therapy provides a release from painful issues that can hold a person back and keep them from enjoying a full and rich life.

What Is Brainspotting Therapy and How Does It Work?

Before pursuing behavioral therapy and other modalities, which focus more on conscious thoughts and feelings, many people may choose to pursue brainspotting therapy.  Brainspotting therapy identifies, processes, and releases the subconscious sources of profound pain, trauma, and other harmful symptoms. When used as a focused treatment for healing, brainspotting allows clients to identify, process, and release painful experiences and the ensuing symptoms that are usually unattainable by the conscious mind. Brainspotting helps clients locate a space within their field of vision where their emotions and sensations are most intensely felt.  This area is known as the brainspot and is accessed when the client's optic nerve syncs up with a deeply buried past experience within their inner brain. When this connection is made and a focus is placed on the brainspot, the troubling experience can escape the inner brain and move to the conscious part of the mind where it can then be processed.

Benefits of Brainspotting Therapy

In the process of releasing these past experiences from the inner brain, clients are better able to work through the problem in their conscious mind.  Brainspotting allows the client to let go of the long-held feelings that have been holding them back for so long and go on to lead full and enriching lives, where they can work through their past traumas.

B'well Counseling Services: Brainspotting & Behavioral Therapy in Towson, MD

Interested in brainspotting or behavioral therapy in Towson, MD?  Contact us today at B'well Counseling Services for more information about our complete line of therapy services. Our team of professional therapists can help you discover the technique that will work for you.

B'well Counseling Services

B'well Counseling Services is a mental health therapy practice offering a full range of therapeutic services including behavioral therapy in Towson, MD and the Greater Baltimore area. We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression.

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