BRAINSPOTTING

Brainspotting Therapy follows a person’s neurobiology and the wisdom of our deep subcortical brain to find homeostasis again – balance and integration of painful memories, feelings, and symptoms.

What to expect in a Brainspotting Session:

In a session, you will first talk about what has brought you in for therapy and what is difficult for you. Together we will find the “Brainspot”, a place in the visual field, where you will gaze during the session, and which harnesses the brain’s ability to find balance again. We find this spot through a variety of easy, natural methods.

 

For example, one way of finding a Brainspot is called Gazespotting – you may have been looking at a certain area to the right, left, or center of your visual field as you’ve been talking about some aspect of the issue. I will ask you to bring your gaze there and hold it for a minute or so and you will just see where you go. I’ll then check in with you to see what you have experienced. The time on that “gazespot” will be lengthened until you are gazing there for most of the session. You may be quiet, or speak if you feel so inclined. You might experience thoughts, feelings, memories, see an image in your mind, have a body sensation – a variety of experiences may occur as your deeper brain finds its way into “the file” of this disturbance or issue you have brought into the session. It is through the time on the visual spot that allows your brain to harness the regulatory networks which connect to our brain’s unique programmed ability to bring itself to a place of balance.

Other ways of finding the Brainspot include what is called Inside Window, Outside Window, Z-Axis, One Eye Brainspotting, and several other very easy and natural ways of find what we call the “relevant eye position” – relevant to the sensations of the difficulty. I will leave the other methods I’ve mentioned for finding the Brainspot for a conversation on the phone or an appointment with you.

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