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Brainspotting

Updated: Aug 22, 2023


What exactly is brainspotting?


Have you ever heard that trauma is stored in our bodies? Traditional "talk therapy" doesn't always work for everyone. We all manage our emotions, and heal with our traumas differently.


Brainspotting "BSP" was developed by David Grand Ph.D. David explains the method as a way to release the sources of emotional and physical pain, trauma, dissociation as well as many other issues we face throughout our lives. These issues can be directly linked to our eye position and what we are feeling in our bodies.

Brainspotting therapy, or "treatments" can be enhanced with biolateral sound therapy, also called Bi-lateral music.


BioLateral Sound Therapy

Four main effects of BioLateral sound (music)

  • Decreased worry

  • Distancing effects - making problems seem smaller or further away

  • Thoughts become less stuck on what's bothering you

  • Decreased physiological arousal (relaxing effect).

What to expect in a Brainspotting session


Using a pointer, you will slowly move your eyes across your field of vision to find "brain spots" that are linked to the issue. We will work together to find the eye position that correlated to the "felt sense" of an emotional experience, memory, or symptoms. Sometimes the client locates the "brain spot", and sometimes it can be identified by bodily movements such as ticks/twitches, freezes, wobbles, blinks or other body movements. Once the "brain spot" is found you will hold that eye position and focus on the somatic or sensory experience of the symptom or problem. As you are holding this eye position you brain processes and releases the negative energy that is stored deep in the brain.


When listening to Biolateral music it's helpful to use head phones/ear buds to experience the effects. Close your eyes and pay attention to how your body responds.




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