Brainspotting

The subconscious mind drives many of our behaviors and holds onto trauma. Gaining access to this area of the brain can help speed up healing and provide faster relief to suffering.

Brainspotting is a body and brain based modality that allows access to the subconscious mind.  It goes much deeper than talk therapy.  In my psychotherapy practice I see many people “stuck” on negative thoughts, specific fears, phobias or anxieties or having experienced trauma that they are seeking relief from.

The subconscious mind drives many of our behaviors and holds onto trauma.  Gaining access to this area of the brain can help speed up healing and provide faster relief to suffering.

Your Session

A brainspotting session will involve you listening to music that bilaterally activates the brain.  You’ll talk a little about your activating issue (the fear, anxiety, worry, trauma or negative thoughts) and I’ll ask you what you are noticing in your body and have you rate your level of activation.  Then I will take a pointer across your field of vision so that we can locate the brainspot affiliated with your activating issue. From there your brain and body will go on a journey. There is often much less talking in a brainspotting session.
This is a very rough description, and there are variations to a Brainspotting session but it gives you a sense of what will happen.

My Training

I began training in Brainspotting in 2020 and received my certification in 2022.

I often use this modality with my own clients and also work on cases where a client has a Primary Therapist and I work on the team as the Brainspotting therapist.

Brainspotting was developed by David Grand PhD. His website is www.brainspotting.com if you wish to read further on this modality.