What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting (BSP) is a new psychotherapy approach that hypothesizes that the field of vision can be used to locate eye positions that correlate with relevance to inner neural and emotional experience. After these eye positions, or Brainspots are located, by maintaining eye fixation, it may lead to a healing and resolution of issues that are held deeply in the non-verbal, non-cognitive areas of the neurophysiology.
BSP utilizes both focused activation and focused mindfulness as its mechanisms of operation. It aims at a full, comprehensive discharge of activation held in the brain and body. BSP is a model that incorporates systemic activation and resources applied based on both diagnostic and developmental considerations. The BSP model is developed as both relational as well as technical, with philosophical and physiological underpinnings.
The benefits of Brainspotting are profound, and can include:
- Reduced anxiety and agitation
- Softer reactions to past memories and trauma
- Clarity about bothersome events from the past
- Relief from chronic pain and chronic fatigue
- Reduced impulsivity
- Improved athletic performance
- Recovery from surgery and physical traumas
If you would like more information about Brainspotting Therapy and how it could benefit you or someone you love, then please feel free to contact me.