What is Brainspotting Therapy?

Brainspotting or Brain Spotting is an innovative therapeutic approach that builds upon the principles of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). It involves identifying and targeting specific "brain spots," or eye positions, to access and process unprocessed trauma and emotional distress stored deep within the subcortical regions of the brain. Brainspotting guides the therapeutic journey, facilitating the release of emotional and somatic conditions and offering a unique pathway toward resolution and empowerment.

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How Does Brainspotting Therapy Work?

Brain Spotting Therapy works by tapping into the brain's natural capacity for self-healing. Research highlights its efficacy in addressing trauma-related challenges such as PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. Studies consistently demonstrate Brain Spotting’s ability to access and process deep-seated emotional and somatic distress, significantly improving mental health and well-being. This therapeutic modality offers a powerful avenue for individuals to navigate and overcome past traumas, fostering profound healing at the intersection of mind and body.

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What Does The Brain Spotting Process Look Like?

Brain Spotting Therapy has 4 phases that go down like this:

  1. The Discovery Phase
  2. The Processing Phase
  3. The Releasing & Resolution Phase
  4. The Integration Phase

This therapy process is predicated on the notion that where you look affects how you feel, tapping into the deep brain and body's innate self-scanning, self-healing ability. Below, you will see a breakdown of the brain-spotting process to help anyone whose considering this therapeutic approach:

1. The Discovery Phase:

The therapy begins with the therapist guiding you to recall a specific issue or feeling you're struggling with. As you delve into your thoughts and emotions, the therapist observes your eye movements, looking for a "Brainspot" – a specific eye position where your gaze correlates with the internal emotional experience.

2. The Processing Phase:

Once a Brainspot is identified, the therapist helps you focus on this point. This unique eye position allows you to access the trauma or emotional distress stored in the subcortical brain regions – parts of the brain not easily reached by traditional talk therapy. Maintaining this eye position is believed to tap into the body's natural healing processes.

3. The Release and Resolution Phase:

By focusing on the Brainspot, you may experience various emotions and physical sensations as your brain processes and releases the stored trauma. The therapist supports you through this process, facilitating a safe space for healing. This phase can lead to a reduction in distress and a sense of emotional release.

4. The Integration Phase:

After processing, you and your therapist will discuss the experience, integrating the insights and shifts during the session. This helps you understand the changes and how they impact your feelings and behavior.

How Much Does Brainspotting Cost?

Our therapists offer competitive rates based on their experience and expertise. Visit our Cost page for more information on pricing and payment options.

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