BRAINSPOTTING/EDR

Brainspotting uses a Mind/Body approach to psychotherapy that evolved from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Somatic Experiencing (SE) traditions. It gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes, by bypassing the conscious, thinking part of the brain to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.  Upsetting memories/traumas are stored deep within the brain and body.  Brainspotting helps to release the symptoms of past memories/traumas held in the brain and body.  It can help decrease depression, anxiety, phobias and addictions.  It can be used with all areas of trauma, including survivors of war, natural disaster and abuse.  It can also be used with medical conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, strokes, fibromyalgia, headaches, and preparation for surgery.  The power of Brainspotting is that one does not necessarily have to relive the traumatic event at the same level of intensity as the original trauma.  It makes it possible to resolve trauma in a more contained manner.  Brainspotting helps the client discharge the trauma and calm the nervous system.  Brainspotting is unique from other therapeutic techniques as it can also be used not just for trauma and healing work, but also in areas of peak performance, creativity enhancement, and spiritual consciousness.  It is being used with athletes, actors, writers, musicians, as well as public speaking and assisting the process of healing physical conditions. Meditation can also be enhanced through the use of Brainspotting.