Our bodies remember the experiences we have been through. When we have strong unwanted emotional reactions to situations in the present, or engage in behaviors we don’t want to participate in, this can be due to unprocessed trauma. Brainspotting harnesses and taps into the body’s natural ability to heal. It is a neurophysiological therapy, meaning that it promotes healing in your brain and body, resulting in positive psychological impacts.
Brainspotting (BSP) locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. This goes deeper than traditional talk therapy because it heals in the more primal "fight or flight" area of your brain which leads to subsequent changes in your neocortex, or"thinking" part of your brain. This helps resolve symptoms and reactions that might feel "automatic" or out of your control. When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found. BSP can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience.
I completed my Brainspotting training (level 1 and 2) with Dr. Pie Frey.