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.
How does it work?
A trained brainspotting practitioner guides the participant’s eye movements, monitoring which reflective signals may be revealing a brainspot. This can include facial expressions, eye twitch, brow furrow, facial tic, pupil dilation, yawn, cough, and movement. When brainspots are discovered, the therapist will help the individual focus on that spot and work through the negative memory.
Because trauma is stored in the body, psychologists and mental health practitioners view brainspotting as a neurobiological tool that can be used to access, diagnose, and treat emotional and somatic conditions as well as promote the body’s natural healing processes.