Brainspotting is a relatively new type of therapy that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a form of therapy that helps people to process and release trauma, anxiety, and other negative emotions. Brainspotting works by focusing on a particular spot in the client's field of vision, which is related to the emotional issue they are working on.
I first work with the client to identify the issue or emotion they want to address. I then use a pointer to guide the client's eyes to a particular spot in their field of vision that corresponds to the issue or emotion they want to address. This spot is called a "brainspot." I then guide the client through a process of focusing on the brainspot while also exploring the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise.
The idea behind brainspotting is that trauma and other negative experiences can become stored in the brain and body in ways that are not fully processed or integrated. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, emotional dissregulation and physical pain. By focusing on the brainspot related to the issue, we can access and release these stored emotions and experiences, allowing for greater healing and integration.
Brainspotting is a gentle and non-invasive form of therapy that can be used for a wide range of challenges. It can be used on its own or in combination with other forms of therapy, such as talk therapy or somatic therapy. We are consistently working to regulate the nervous system at the same time. Many people find that brainspotting is a highly effective form of therapy that helps them to feel more grounded, centered, and connected to themselves and their emotions. If you are struggling with trauma, anxiety, or other negative emotions, it may be worth exploring whether brainspotting could be a helpful tool for you.
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