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BrainSpotting

Unresolved trauma, such as narcissistic abuse, can leave you feeling drained, exhausted, or in a hyper-vigilant state as you stay in the trauma responses of fight, flight, or freeze. This releases the stress hormone cortisol, negatively impacting mood, memory, sleep, focus, digestion, and your immune system.

Unlike traditional talk therapy, BrainSpotting is a trauma therapy that bypasses the thinking brain (neocortex). It accesses the reactive brain (subcortex), allowing you to resolve trauma responses in a comfortable, controlled setting.

What would it feel like to experience or remember these traumatic events that you have experienced but would no longer be bothered by the emotion of the event?

Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered by David Grand, Ph.D., in 2003. Dr. Grand believes that what people see affects how they feel. He realized that people could access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain, where brain activity organizes itself around their eye position.

This process of bilateral stimulation down-regulates the amygdala (our fear center) because the eye position accesses somatic capsules in the subcortical brain where this trapped trauma is stuck. Brainspotting therapy reveals, disrupts, and releases negative thoughts associated with memories and changes them to positive ones. BSP therapy includes somatic work, neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and the polyvagal theory.

During the trauma therapy treatment, you will be guided to look in a certain direction, guided by a pointer. Together, we will find the spots triggering a response in your body.

If a particular spot activates a negative memory, we will have found a brain spot where trauma is stored. The trauma can be processed effectively by working together in a safe and attuned environment. The past can’t be changed, but your continued emotional reaction can be brought back into regulation within your everyday life.

BrainSpotting is an effective treatment with the following:

  • PTSD/Complex PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Flashbacks – Recurring traumatic memories that interrupt your life
  • Relationship Problems and Wounds such as narcissistic abuse
  • Being Stuck in Grief and Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Crippled by Fears and Phobias
  • Fear of Flying
  • Performance Anxiety and Overcoming Blocks
  • Stress, Panic, and Anxiety
  • Sexual Trauma and Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic pain that is not the direct result of a physical injury
  • Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Negative Self-Beliefs and Criticism
  • Depression
  • Nightmares and sleep disorders

BrainSpotting is a powerful and deeply transformative trauma therapy. It allows the brain’s natural healing processes to give you the freedom you want from the triggers that stop you from living the life you deserve. We believe healing is local and personal. If you’re typing trauma therapy near me into your search bar, reach out to us for guidance and care in your area.

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