You might feel particularly anxious, traumatized, stuck, or like you can’t stop. Unprocessed emotion, unless treated, can create “capsules” within us. These capsules can interfere with the most important areas of our lives. The ways in which unprocessed emotions can affect us vary by person, but often lead to the same result. For example, dissatisfaction with life and the feeling that something is “off”. By helping you “download” those obvious (or not) capsules of emotions, Brainspotting helps decrease depression, anxiety, and phobias.
From time to time, these unprocessed emotions may get in the way of our ability to achieve certain goals. Additionally, It may be impacting self-esteem. It could inhibit the ability to heal from traumatic experiences, relationship quality, or achieving overall peace of mind.
Brainspotting is both a powerfully focused and gentle therapeutic tool based on the most current neuroscientific knowledge of how the mind-body system stores and processes memories, emotions, and trauma.
Brainspotting is designed to help you:
- Access information from a part of the brain beyond the conscious and cognitive level
- Locate, focus, process, and release the emotional charge related to past experiences, faulty self-perceptions, or any other issues that are keeping you emotionally “stuck” much more quickly and effectively than many traditional therapies, including talk therapy.
What is Brainspotting (BSP) and how can it help me?
Brainspotting uses bilateral sounds. Basically, bilateral sounds are recordings that slowly pan back and forth through headphones from one ear to the other. These recordings are designed to support the emotional healing process.
Firstly, with the help and support of your therapist, you will choose the topic that you wish to address. Secondly, your therapist will guide you to check-in with your body’s senses to locate where the emotion is showing up.
Strong negative or trauma-related emotions commonly manifest as physical sensations (e.g., headaches, muscle soreness, digestive issues, chest tightness, and other body sensations). Different issues will be stored in different mind-body storage locations. Everyone is unique and reacts differently, so every issue has its own mind-body storage location. Your therapist will check-in with you several times during each Brainspotting session. However, the Brainspotting process itself requires minimal talk from the therapist.
Brainspotting can be used to:
- Treat all areas of trauma (e.g., survivors of war, natural disasters, and emotional and physical abuse).
- Address certain medical conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injuries, strokes, fibromyalgia, headaches, and preparation and recovery from surgery).
- Enhance performance in various areas (e.g., sports, acting, public speaking, auditions, and other types of performance-related experiences).