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Brainspotting is a powerful, focused brain/body synchronization method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.
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BSP appears to target the right hemisphere, the limbic system, and the brain stem. It seems to bypass the "thinking" cortex of the brain and is thought to directly access the deep parts of your brain involved in emotional regulation. Our trained Brainspotting practitioner will support you to scan your visual field to locate a "brainspot"- an eye position that activates trauma or negative emotion. By identifying a brainspot, you can target an area of focused activation in your brain, directly related to the issue you are working on. While you focus on that brainspot and notice your bodily sensations, you are able to process negative emotions to help you rewire your brain to more positive associations and feelings. This processing may be done using headphone and listening to music that rhythmically goes back and forth from left to right side. Engaging both hemispheres of your brain with music, called auditory bilateral stimulation, can have a very calming effect on your nervous system. BSP attempts to reprocess negative emotions by focusing on your body-based sensations rather than your thoughts, similar to a guided meditation but in a more supportive environment.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of the following diagnosis, brainspotting may be for you.
Brainspotting can be a rapid, effective type of therapy. In contrast to ongoing talk therapy, you can expect BSP to be more short term. Some clients find their issue resolved after just one or two brainspotting sessions. Others find brainspotting to be more adjunctive, and use regular talk therapy to further process and enhance progress made in a brainspotting session.