“Brainspotting was by far one of my favorite experiences of therapy. I was able to creatively process through a relationship I was struggling with. I left the office feeling empowered and with complete trust that my system knows what it needs to heal. Throughout the week, I kept returning to a positive image I had while undergoing Brainspotting and it brought me great comfort. I still use some of the techniques of Brainspotting in my own self practice.” – K
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting (BSP) is a highly effective, brain-based approach.
BSP allows clients to process traumatic memories in a secure, supported environment. It can also uncover and strengthen positive emotions and beliefs that allow new insights to emerge. In this way, past experiences are seen with a fresh perspective.
BSP works with “brainspots”—specific eye positions connected to the area of the brain where memories are stored. During a BSP session, the therapist helps the client find brainspots through exercises that experiment with his/her field of vision. They then engage with brainspots to process and release traumatic experiences from the brain.
What Does Brainspotting Treat?
Brainspotting is used for many issues, including PTSD and general trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, anger management, grief, ADHD, phobias, stress, addiction, sports performance, and creativity enhancement.
What to Expect
You will spend some time in psychotherapy with your therapist before doing Brainspotting work. When you and your therapist agree that you are ready, you will identity “brainspots,” which you experience as specific points of focus. Your therapist will help you process those spots and their related memories.
To learn more, visit the official Brainspotting website.