The most common reason I see clients is for PTSD, trauma and anxiety. When you’ve had bad things happen in life, you might be struggling with the why, feelings of guilt, anxiety and anger. I have a lot of people come in wanting to try Brainspotting to get better.
The good news is that your symptoms are treatable and Brainspotting is my favorite treatment approach for trauma. You're not crazy or weak and there is hope for you.
"Where you look affects how you feel." - Dr. Davind Grand (Brainspotting creator)
Have you ever come to after looking off into space for what seemed like 10 minutes but was probably 30 seconds? Maybe you were thinking about something that was bothering you and it didn't feel so bad after. This is a little bit what Brainspotting is like. In Brainspotting, we are using eye position to find the doorway into the brain to process old stuff that no longer serves you and gets in the way of your life. You can tell me as little or as much about your trauma and the approach is still effective. Brainspotting is meant to reduce the activation you experience around your traumas. Things like the racing heart, chest pains, anxiety and feeling paralyzed when thinking about it. This way, you can think about the issue and be less affected by it. Brainpsotting developed from EMDR.
This video from Cherie Lindberg explains beautifully what Brainspotting is and shows you a little bit what a session is like:
Here is a video, from a Veteran (not my client), who just experienced their first Brainspotting session and shared their experience:
I am a Certified Brainspotting Therapist. I have completed Brainpsotting Phases 1-3 and the addictions specialty course. I will be a speaker at the International Brainpsotting Conference in 2021 on the topic of Veterans and First responders.