“Brainspotting is based on the profound attunement of the therapist with the patient, finding a somatic cue and extinguishing it by down-regulating the amygdala. It isn’t just PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) activation that is facilitated, it is homeostasis.” -- Robert Scaer, MD, “The Trauma Spectrum”
I have been trained by the developer of Brainspotting ( BSP) David Grand.
This is a profound and powerful therapeutic process designed originally to heal those who are suffering severe post traumatic symptoms but now also used to help people heal from issues ranging from anxiety to depression, performance issues, and those with unexplainable physical conditions.
Brainspotting can be incredibly effective in healing symptoms of single event trauma, which can include whiplash from car crashes, in as little as one session.
As a counsellor who has devoted his working life to helping people change and heal I am finding BSP to be highly effective in enabling clients to effortlessly access streams of connected experiences. Through this deep brain connection old blocks and pain are brought to the surface to be released.
Below are some words from the developer of BSP:
"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 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.
It is theorized that Brainspotting taps into and harnesses the body’s innate self-scanning capacity to process and release focused areas (systems) which are in a maladaptive homeostasis (frozen primitive survival modes). This may also explain the ability of Brainspotting to often reduce and eliminate body pain and tension associated with physical conditions."
David Grand PhD