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Discover the Power of Brainspotting Therapy

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What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is a cutting-edge therapeutic approach that taps into the brain’s natural ability to heal itself. Developed by Dr. David Grand in 2003, Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that identifies, processes, and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional and physical pain, trauma, dissociation, and other challenging symptoms. It’s based on the premise that where you look affects how you feel, utilizing the visual field to find access points to areas in the brain that store trauma and negative experiences.

How Does Brainspotting Work?
Brainspotting works by using the field of vision to locate “brainspots” — eye positions that correlate with unprocessed trauma or emotional distress. During a session, a therapist trained in brainspotting guides the client’s eye movements across their field of vision while the client focuses on a particular issue. The therapist observes the client’s reflexive eye movements, facial expressions, and other physical responses to identify brainspots. Once located, these brainspots provide direct access to the brain’s emotional and body-based systems, allowing for deep processing and healing.

The Science Behind Brainspotting
Brainspotting is grounded in neuroscience and integrates principles from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and somatic experiencing. It leverages the brain’s ability to rewire itself (neuroplasticity) and aims to activate the body’s innate capacity to heal. By focusing on the client’s visual field, Brainspotting helps access the subcortical brain, which is responsible for processing emotions and memories that are often inaccessible through traditional talk therapy. This deep brain processing allows for the release of stored trauma and facilitates profound healing.

Benefits of Brainspotting
Brainspotting offers a wide range of benefits for various mental health challenges, including:

  • Anxiety: Brainspotting can help reduce the intensity and frequency of anxiety symptoms by processing and releasing the underlying causes.
  • Trauma: Whether stemming from childhood experiences, PTSD, or recent traumatic events, Brainspotting allows clients to access and heal from deep-seated trauma.
  • Depression: By addressing the root causes of depression, Brainspotting can help alleviate persistent sadness, low energy, and other depressive symptoms.
  • Chronic Pain: This therapy can also be effective in addressing chronic pain conditions by targeting the emotional and psychological components of pain.
  • Performance Enhancement: Athletes, artists, and professionals can use Brainspotting to overcome performance blocks and enhance their abilities.How Brainspotting Helps with Anxiety and Trauma
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How Brainspotting Helps with Anxiety and Trauma

For Anxiety: Brainspotting helps individuals identify and process the unresolved emotional experiences that contribute to their anxiety. By focusing on brainspots related to anxiety, clients can experience a reduction in symptoms such as excessive worry, panic attacks, and social anxiety.

For Trauma: Brainspotting is particularly effective for trauma because it allows clients to process traumatic memories at their own pace. The brainspots targeted during therapy sessions help unlock and release the trauma stored in the brain and body, leading to a significant reduction in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms and other trauma-related issues.

What to Expect in a Brainspotting Session
During a Brainspotting session you will be guided by our experienced and compassionate therapists through a process tailored to your specific needs. Sessions typically involve:

  • Assessment: The therapist will discuss your history and current challenges to understand your unique situation.
  • Finding the Brainspot: Using a pointer you will be guided to find the eye position that triggers a response related to your issue.
  • Processing: As you focus on the brainspot, you may experience a range of emotions and physical sensations. The therapist will support you through this process, helping you process and release the distressing memories and emotions.
  • Integration: The session will conclude with techniques to help you integrate the healing experience into your daily life.

Experience Healing with Brainspotting
At A Keen Mind, PLLC, I am dedicated to providing you with the most effective and compassionate care. As a trained therapist with extensive experience in Brainspotting, I am committed to helping you achieve lasting healing and transformation. If you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, or other mental health challenges, Brainspotting may be the solution you need.


Ready to explore the benefits of Brainspotting? Schedule a consultation and take the first step towards healing and wellness.


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