What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a therapy that aims to find, process and free emotional stress, and trauma by combining body-based and brain-based approaches.

Where you look is connected to how you feel. Brainspotting proposes that eye position and deep emotional experiences are linked. Therefore, this modality reaches parts of the brain that traditional talk therapy or other types of therapy cannot.

What mental health issues can Brainspotting help with?

Brainspotting is a very effective modality to treat stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger and emotional regulation, history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, addictions, unhealthy habits, low-self-esteem and many other emotional and mental health issues.

How is this possible? Because Brainspotting activates our natural resources to liberate un-resolved sensorial experiences, allowing us to find new insights, regulation and equilibrium, thus improving our overall well-being and mental health.

Why is Brainspotting such a strong tool for healing Trauma and Emotional Stress?

Brainspotting works with the origin of the trauma, it gets you unstuck, helps to uncover and explore issues and deal with the symptoms without the need for talking about them.

How will I feel after a Brainspotting session?

Emotional Release

Brainspotting accesses and releases deep emotions associated with traumatic experiences.People report experiencing a sense of emotional relief (lighter, calmer, and more at peace).

Relaxation and Reduced Stress

Brainspotting helps people to gain insights, a deeper understanding of oneself and the experiences processed. People report gaining new perspectives, and a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Increased Insight and Clarity

Brainspotting helps to release tension and emotional baggage. People report experiencing deep relaxation, improved sleep, and reductions in stress and anxiety levels.

Integration and Reorganization

Brainspotting helps with the integration and reorganization of traumatic memories and experiences. People report noticing a sense of coherence/integration within their thoughts, emotions, and memories.

Increased Resilience

Brainspotting helps to enhance resilience and the ability to cope with difficult emotions and experiences. People report feeling more prepared to handle struggles and have a greater sense of self-empowerment and assertiveness.

Brainspotting FAQ

  1. During a Brainspotting session you will identify an issue/question with your therapist’s help.
  2. While focusing on this issue/question you will notice how it makes you feel, a body sensation, pain, or an emotional release.
  3. Based on your eye position, your therapist will help you to identify your “Brainspot” for the issue you are exploring.
  4. Processing – A Brainspot is the entrance to an active brain network link to the issue/question you are exploring. Through this Brainspot activation you will be able to access deep regions of your verbal and cognitive consciousness, “accessing what is no longer necessary, allowing for increased understanding and healing”.

I’m a certified Brainspotting Practitioner, by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC

To become certified as a Brainspotting Practitioner I went through many months of training, tests, supervision and consultations.