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We have covered Brainspotting Therapy in a few articles, but we feel that this is a very important topic and want to help traumatized humans and help y’all learn more about this therapy.
Here’s a brief reminder:
Brainspotting Therapy involves the client and therapist finding the brain spot together (the area of the brain that triggers the painful feelings) and focuses there to activate healing, creativity, and mental health.
(And, if you want to read even more in-depth about what Brainspotting Therapy is, please check out our Ultimate Guide to Brainspotting Therapy and our many more articles on trauma and healing. You can do this. Inner Light Counseling in Denver, CO is here to help.)
Trauma Defined (and Un-Defined)
Let’s start off by defining trauma. Most people have been victims of some sort of trauma. It is defined as an emotional (and often physical) response to a terrible event. The most common traumatic events include natural disasters, accidents, rape, war, racism, abandonment and abuse. Yet trauma can also come from repeated, subtle occurrences, or simply from others never understanding you, loneliness, being ostracized, poverty, giving birth, motherhood, and any number of experiences in our lives.
How Does Brainspotting Therapy Help Heal Trauma?
Research has proven that someone’s feelings reflect in the direction people look or gaze.
Brainspotting Therapy is a neurobiological tool that supports the clinical healing relationship. This tool helps therapists locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that we’re maybe not aware of or out of reach from the conscious mind along with its cognitive and language capacity.
It works deep in the brain and body through direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. This physiological tool/treatment has profoundly positive psychological, emotional, and physical consequences.
During a BSP session, the therapist guides people to train their eyes in ways that encourage them to target sources of negative emotion. Brainspots refer to eye positions that activate traumatic memory or painful emotion. Brainspotting activates the ability to heal the body from trauma.
Brainspotting Therapy Also Helps With Everyday Life
Brainspotting Therapy is good for people who have experienced trauma, but also for those who are anxious, have ADHD, anger issues, phobias, substance abuse, chronic pain, impulse control issues, and sports performance issues. These can all be products of trauma as well. This therapy is scientifically, mentally, and physically proven to treat and heal this pain.
About Inner Light Counseling | Brainspotting Therapist in Denver, CO
Inner Light Counseling wants to help you with any negativity that is holding you back from the things you want to do. Brainspotting Therapy is available and we hope you can give it a try! Considering it? Meet Founder, Rachel Moore, LPC and schedule a free consultation today.