“Where we look affects how we feel.”

“Where we look affects how we feel.” ~David Grand PhD.

Brainspotting is a powerful, trauma treatment modality that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological (brain/body) sources of emotional pain, physical pain, trauma, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and other symptoms that are associated with PTSD. Brainspotting allows the client to access the healthy knowledge they possess and transform their relationship with debilitating traumatic memories and​ the negative beliefs and emotions connected with these trauma memories.

Brainspotting is effective in treating a variety of emotional and somatic conditions including the negative impacts of trauma and PTSD.  Brainspotting is also effective in work with athletes and performers, enhancing creativity and peak performance.

Brainspotting provides the therapist and client access to both brain and body processes, which allows for deeper, subcortical (below the thinking brain) emotional and body-based processing to occur.  Changing our thinking is often not enough; our bodies need to also believe and understand that we are safe from the adverse experiences and trauma(s) of the past.  Brainspotting gives us this tool to neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of reach of the conscious mind. Brainspotting is a physiological treatment which has profound psychological, emotional, and physical effects.