Many people seek out Brainspotting 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, memories of the event, detachment and anger.
Brainspotting is a brain based treatment to address trauma. It is also used for sports psychology, shifting negative beliefs about yourself and addictions. You can tell me as little or as much about your trauma and the approach can still be 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 hopefully be less affected by it. It does not make memories go away but the intent is for these issues to become more tolerable to deal with. Brainpsotting developed from EMDR.
This video, from therapist Cherie Lindberg, explains what Brainspotting is and shows you a little bit what a session is like: