Brainspotting is a newer type of therapy using “focused mindfulness” on a single spot in the clients line of vision to process a particular issue. It is hypothesized that Brainspotting accesses the subcortical region of the brain, where trauma is held, to rapidly resolve the issue. Brainspotting was born out of EMDR Therapy mixed with Somatic Experiencing, and it is referred to as a “Brain-body based” therapy. Brainspotting has shown to be extremely effective for a wide variety of presenting concerns, and is notably effective in treating trauma and enhancing performance. In my practice, I integrate Brainspotting with more traditional therapeutic approaches as is clinically appropriate. 

“Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting functions as a neurobiological tool to support the clinical healing relationship. There is no replacement for a mature, nurturing therapeutic presence and the ability to engage another suffering human in a safe and trusting relationship where they feel heard, accepted, and understood.

Brainspotting gives us a tool, within this clinical relationship, to neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of reach of the conscious mind and its cognitive and language capacity.

Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. Brainspotting is accordingly a physiological tool/treatment which has profound psychological, emotional, and physical consequences.”