Brainspotting for PTSD and Trauma
Brainspotting (BSP) is a unique, gentle technique based on cutting edge neuroscience to address trauma, such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). BSP is very similar to EMDR in that it addresses the physical manifestations of trauma in the brain and accelerates the healing process. Brainspotting is valuable because it accelerates healing and can release traumatic memory without the client having to “re-live” the memory and risk re-traumatization.
Brainspotting is deep, direct, and powerful, yet more contained than other modalities. It is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment in which we use bilateral sound and eye positioning to neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release traumatic experiences from the brain. Through BSP we can locate and release trauma in areas of the brain not normally accessed through the conscious mind and language. It is theorized that Brainspotting taps into the body’s innate, self-scanning, and healing capacities. Consequently, Brainspotting can result in physical healing and pain reduction as well as providing freedom from emotional suffering.
Brainspotting for Athletes and Artists
Brainspotting can be extraordinarily effective in freeing artists and athletes of performance blocks and slumps, as well as encouraging peak performance. Athletes and artist often suffer from the cumulative effect of “little” traumas (traumas not resulting in PTSD) throughout their lives. Such traumas can be caused by injuries, humiliating experiences, child abuse, poor performance, abusive coaches etc. These traumas can reach a critical mass and suddenly become debilitating and limit performance. Often times, the harder individuals practice to overcome performance blocks, the worse they can become. Because these memories are usually stored in the unconscious mind, and in our bodies, they cannot be addressed through more conventional sports psychology methods like visualization and positive self–talk that rely on cognitions.
Brainspotting addresses the mind/body experience that often lies beyond words. It can clear the brain and body of these negative traumatic memories and permanently restore and enhanced performance.
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