When you can’t stop thinking about a traumatic event…
It makes you feel hopeless. And hopelessness can riddle you with anxiety.
Imagine you’re “someone” SO anxious that you have heart palpitations every couple of hours!
You try to STOP thinking about it… but that doesn’t work.
You try to IGNORE the thoughts… but that doesn’t work, either.
You try to SIT with the thoughts and PUSH THROUGH it. Again… to no avail.
So, you try something altogether different…
Instead of focusing on surface issues, you go right to the heart of the matter. You explore its deepest roots and your feelings in a safe environment with someone you trust.
Before long, you don’t panic when thinking about the past, don’t suffer random bouts of crying, and you even sleep better.
That anxious “someone” was me… before Brainspotting.
Brainspotting is an innovative therapy developed by psychologist Dr. David Grand in 2003. Psychotherapists now use it to help people heal from difficult experiences, including emotional and psychological trauma.
Brainspotting is based on the understanding that trauma and distressing experiences can become stored in the brain and body, leading to various symptoms and difficulties in daily life.
These unresolved issues can manifest as anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions, and other psychological issues.
During a Brainspotting session…
I’ll help you identify and focus on specific eye positions, or “brainspots,” which are directly related to the source of their distress or trauma.
Specific eye positions each link to their own “brainspot,” an area of the mind that retains thoughts and emotions.
Brainspots are areas in the eye that show distress in the brain. These responses are autonomic through BSP: eye twitch, swallowing, blinking, head movement, and other responses.
These brainspots are accessed by following your eye movements, gaze, or other external and internal cues. Once identified, I’ll help you maintain focus on these spots, allowing the brain to naturally process and release the stored emotions and associated negative experiences.
The process is thought to activate the body’s natural self-healing abilities and promote the integration of traumatic memories or distressing experiences.
It does not require retelling the trauma during the session, but sometimes people are comfortable doing so due to staying in a safe environment that is created during the session.
This might be what you’re looking for!
Less than 7% of psychotherapists are trained in this cutting-edge form of therapy. You deserve to know if this would work for you.
Try out a 15-minute free consultation to learn more about and work on your goals. Call (407) 912-4177. I’m here for you.