Brainspotting is a brain based therapy that was discovered by David Grand in 2003. It is based on the idea that where you look affects how you feel. "Brainspotting uses our field of vision to find where we are holding these traumas in our brain." (Brainspotting by David Grand, 2013)
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. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.
What to expect
At the end of the session, you will again rate your level of distress—typically it will be lower than it was when you started. Some people report feeling a sense of release either mentally or even physically, through a mild tingling sensation or mild shaking as though you have the chills.
Following the session, you may feel exhausted or more emotional than usual.
(Adapted from verywellmind.com, 2022)