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What is Brainspotting?

By Ian Robertson

March 27, 2024

Brain Spotting for mental health care

The Essence of Brainspotting

“Where you look affects how you feel…” – Dr. David Grand. We’re excited to introduce Brainspotting (BSP) therapy, a cutting-edge approach to trauma treatment now available at our practice. BSP leverages the power of our gaze to unearth and process deep-seated emotional and traumatic experiences.

The Origins of Brainspotting

Developed by Dr. David Grand, Brainspotting emerged from the practices of EMDR, with a pivotal discovery that fixed gazes or “brain spots” could unlock profound therapeutic potential. This method taps into the brain’s innate ability to heal, making it a powerful tool for rapid recovery.

How Brainspotting Works

In a Brainspotting session, therapists use a pointer to guide the client’s gaze across their visual field to locate “brainspots,” areas where trauma is stored. Identifying these spots can trigger emotional responses, providing a gateway to processing and healing.

The Versatility of Brainspotting

Brainspotting is not just for psychological trauma; it’s effective for a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, phobias, and addictions. Its application extends to physical ailments like traumatic brain injuries and chronic pain conditions, showcasing its broad therapeutic potential.

At Ian Robertson Therapy & Counselling, we’re committed to offering innovative treatments like Brainspotting to support your path to wellness.

Be well, Ian

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