Trauma Work & Brainspotting
We know that trauma emotional physical spiritual psychological trauma has an impact on the brain. When we talk about the brain, we are talking about the entirety of the nervous system as the brain is attached and spreads through the whole body through the thousands of tendrils of the nervous system.
So, if I feel fear, I will experience the fear as a somatic sensation in my body; maybe as a tightening in my chest or a twisting, knotting sensation in my stomach. We know that the emotional traumas of our lives impact the brain, the psyche, our understanding of the world, and our conception of our identity and self.
When trauma impacts us as an overwhelming experience, it lodges itself in the limbic brain (known as the emotional brain) as trauma capsules, it stimulates the fear response in the amygdala and the fight or flight response in the back part of the brain (known as the reptilian Brain).
We know that with Brainspotting (BSP) we can bypass the neocortex talk-and-analyzing brain and get much more quickly to the core of the issue that plagues us. Brainspotting quickly and gently helps us integrate and reprocess traumatic memories and moves us out of traumatic stagnation, freeze, depressive or angry patterns, into calm open relaxed understanding of what happened to us and how to move forward with our lives.
Please explore the below videos to understand more how Brainspotting works.
BSP is a cutting-edge, brain-based therapy that addresses the root of traumatic memory and activation and helps you release it.
I am a trained Brainspotting Therapist and I can help you process those terrible experiences you went through.
“Where you look affects how you feel”
-David Grand, Ph.D., creator of Brainspotting.
Brainspotting is an effective, fast, and brain-based way to support people process traumatic memories.
I am currently pursuing Brainspotting Certification, which includes Phase One and Phase Two training, 50 hours of practice with clients and 5 hours of supervision by a qualified BSP trainer.
As of Summer 2019, I have successfully provided Brainspotting therapy to clients suffering from:
Sexual abuse as children
Neglect from parents and caregivers
War and terrorism trauma
Heartbreak, feeling abandoned and rejected
Affairs, cheating and emotional betrayals
Academic failures and school traumas
Group Brainspotting sessions with 6 men
Death of a loved one, unresolved grief
Having witnessed shootings, bullying and violence
Anger from being abused, hurt, and broken trust
Painful post-surgery recovery