What is it?  Brainspotting is a powerful mind/body therapy that promotes rapid effective change.  It is based on the theory that “where we look effects how we feel.” A fixed eye position is found to process and release an emotionally and bodily-based condition such as PTSD, phobia, trauma, relationship issues.  It is also helpful for expanding the body reservoir of vitality and opening to new awareness for enhancing life and improving performance.
In a supported therapeutic setting, the Brainspotting tool is used to allow your body to release the stress that it couldn’t at time of trauma, or that is attached to some restriction.
Effective Results:  Clients find the cause of their conflicts and turn them into growth opportunities. People report Brainspotting to be very effective.
Could it help me?  Brainspotting is a useful technique for you if you have worked on yourself for a while and feel you still can’t shift something that is holding you stuck.
When we go through a trauma in life, we naturally react with fight, flight or freeze.  When we freeze –a connection of the feelings we had at the time of trauma and a feeling in our body occurs.  That stuck-frozen feeling becomes formatted within us and re-occurs when we  encounter similar situations with new challenges.  Often to create a new way of approaching life more harmoniously—we need to complete the movement that did not happen in the original trauma.
Brainspotting allows your body to release the stress that it learned in the past.  This focused attention on a situation seems to trigger deep in our brain the area that contains unprocessed memory and feeling.  It appears to tap into our own body’s innate wisdom to heal. It has the potential tounlock the circular thinking, negative thoughts, self-protective patterns and limited beliefs we continuously act from even when we don’t want to.
Applications of Brainspotting
• Physical and emotional trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Recovery from injury and accident trauma
• Trauma resulting from medical interventions and treatment
• Stress and trauma-related medical illness
• Sports Performance and Creativity Enhancement
• Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
• Addictions (especially cravings)
• Perceptual problems
• Stuttering
• Environmental Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Phobias
• Asthma
• Preparation and recovery from surgery
• Trauma resulting from war and natural disasters