What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a therapieteuc strategy that uses processing techniques to overcome trauma and harmful memories that have been engraved in the brain. Brainspotting technique activates the “midbrain” which holds our “flight, fight, freeze, or fawn” responses and helps the brain process through the experience, so that it can get out of survival mode and back into a calm, content state. Activating the “midbrain” while processing the event or emotion allows for the body’s natural healing response to begin.
Brainspotting differs from traditional talk therapy as it primarily does not use language to process and relieve stored trauma and emotions. Instead, the clinician uses a “pointer” to guide the client’s focus to different areas where trauma or an emotion may be more intensely felt to eventually process and release the stored pain. During any brainspotting session the clinician uses a trauma-informed, person-centered, and compassionate therapieteuc approach to allow for complete comfortability, vulnerability, and individuality.
What areas does Brainspotting support with?
Brainspotting has shown to be an appropriate technique for the following areas: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Developmental Trauma, Attachment Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Anger Issues, Impulsive control issues, Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Emotion Regulation, Phobias, Experiences from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and low self esteem.
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