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. You're not crazy or weak and there is hope for you.
Brainspotting is a brain based treatment to primarily address trauma. It can also be used for performance enhancement and addictions. We use 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 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:
Here is a video, from a Veteran (not my client), who experienced their first Brainspotting session and shared what it was like: