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  • Brainspotting (BSP)

    Brainspotting (BSP) is an innovative and relatively new therapeutic modality that was discovered by Dr. David Grand in 2003. It is a form of therapy that is effective for resolving trauma, process grief and loss, decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and other painful experiences. Brainspotting is also an effective therapy for actors, dancers, writers, entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes who are interested in removing barriers, enhanced performance and relieve tension in tasks that seem just too big.

    During a brainspotting session, therapists help their clients find and focus on appropriate visual “brainspots,” which activate certain reactions, body sensations and memories. In a brainspotting session, you can also listen with earphones to bi-lateral music or sounds which help activate the two hemispheres of the brain and help integrate and process information, sensations and thoughts. This therapy modality bypasses the neocortex and allows deep processing in the subcortical parts of the brain.

    The brainspot acts like a doorway, helping release stuck baggage even after the session has ended.

    A brainspotting session does not follow a traditional talk therapy, as verbal communication is not necessary to participate. The process happens seemingly by itself, as your reflexes and the natural healing power of the brain and the body do the work, and “issues” are naturally resolved.

    Demonstration of a brainspotting session

    Brainspotting explained