WHAT IS A BRAINSPOT?
A Brainspot is found through the eyes, and corresponds with the emotional and physical activation in the brain and body.
Our eyes connect directly to the subcortical mid-brain, Brainspotting helps release unpleasant, stored experiences by processing through the visual field. This supports the resolution of painful or traumatic experiences allowing healthy functioning to resume.
WHAT IS BRAINSPOTTING?
Brainspotting is a brain-body based therapy. Talk therapy engages the neocortex – our thinking, conscious brain – while somatic therapies (such as Brainspotting) access the subcortical system where trauma and distress are often stored.
Current research in neuroscience reveals that painful memories can get stuck in the non-verbal, non-cognitive subcortical brain which diminishes our ability to live fully in the here and now. Some people experience anxiety, depression or just the sense of not feeling like themselves.
Brain-body based therapy is the fastest-growing field of trauma treatment because of its proven ability to rapidly address issues that traditional talk therapy takes longer to resolve.
HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
Brainspotting can be helpful in reducing symptoms of :
- eating disorders
- anxiety, depression & panic
- creativity and performance blocks
- physical pain
- addiction, cravings & compulsive behaviors
- unprocessed grief
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