What is Brainspotting?

"Where you look affects how you feel"

Discovered in 2003 by the developer of Natural Flow EMDR, Dr. David Grand, Brainspotting is a powerful, precise, laser-like tool that can effectively locate, process and release memories of traumatic experiences.

Trauma affects the nervous system and is harmful to the brain, physical and psychological health. Brainspotting initiates the healing processes, consequently restoring homeostasis which was lost to trauma.

By accessing the deep subcortical brain and engaging structures involved in self-regulation, BSP can quickly release symptoms of trauma and bring a relief from the experience of psychological and often physical pain.

Currently, approximately 16,000 therapists have been trained in Brainspotting therapy in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Robert Scaer, MD

The Trauma Spectrum

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.

How Brainspotting works?

"Processing trauma without words"

Brainspotting works deep in the brain is a way that talk therapy does not.

In a Brainspotting session, you will use a pointer to find the relevant eye position, called a brainspot. This eye position resonates with the client’s activation in the body while recalling a traumatic memory. By gazing on the brainspot, the client will reach a naturally occurring state of focused mindfulness. The processing will continue until the trauma is resolved, and the brainspot can no longer trigger the activation.

The activation initially connected to a brainspot gradually decreases and often transforms into a positive experience, which can become a source of psychological resilience. This process leads not only to the resolution of trauma, but also post-traumatic growth and expansion.

In Brainspotting, the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental. Your empathetic and deeply attuned, witnessing presence as a therapist will allow profound healing to occur.

Who can benefit from Brainspotting?

"You don't have to be sick just to get better"

Brainspotting works directly on the nervous system and the client’s physiology, addressing any issue they come with. The results are fast, and the change achieved is permanent.

Brainpotting helps clients release trauma without talking through it. It is a powerful tool in working on performance enhancement and expansion of positive or desirable states.

Brainspotting is a natural organic process that works with all cultures and populations. Brainspotting has been helping people heal from experiences including, but not limited to; abuse, PTSD, car accidents, chronic fatigue, traumatic brain Injury, anxiety, depression, pain, and addiction.

Paige Roberts

Brainspotting to reach Flow State Sports Performance

The same powerful Neuroscience based psychotherapy Brainspotting technique that removes the blocks mentally-physically with sports performance can be used to significantly enhance and expand on an athletes peak performance, even for the athlete who is performing well.

Therapist are continually learning and growing. Brainspotting allows therapist to expand their tool sets. It opens the door for a therapist to be able to upgrade to what they are already doing or make a breakthrough into a whole other way of doing things and understanding things

Clients fall into two categories:
1) Those who are seeking therapy for the first time; and
2) People who have been in therapy before and are seeking a new therapist or additional therapy techniques.
With focus and precision we can find through the eye positions, the brainspots, where you are holding the trauma, the anxiety, the depression, the relational problems allowing the brain to process the problems, from the inside-out, from the bottom up.