Brainspotting® is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting® is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.
Brainspotting® gives us a tool, to neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of reach of the conscious mind and its cognitive and language capacity.
Brainspotting® works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system.
It is theorized that Brainspotting® taps into and harnesses the body’s innate self-scanning capacity to process and release focused areas (systems) which are in a maladaptive status i.e., frozen primitive survival modes. This may also explain the ability of Brainspotting® to often reduce and eliminate body pain and tension associated with physical conditions.
A “Brainspot” is the eye position which is related to the energetic/emotional activation of a traumatic/emotionally charged issue within the brain. Located by eye position, paired with externally observed and internally experienced reflexive responses, a Brainspot is actually a physiological area that is holding emotional experience in memory form.
When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain reflexively signals the therapist that an area of significance has been located. The Brainspot can then be accessed and stimulated by holding the eye position while focused on the somatic/sensory experience of the symptom or problem being addressed in the therapy.
The maintenance of that eye position/Brainspot within the focus on the body’s “felt sense” of that issue or trauma stimulates a deep integrating and healing process within the brain. Brainspotting® appears to stimulate, focus, and activate the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself from trauma.
Brainspotting® processes down to the reflexive core. The reflexive core is in the deep, unconscious body brain. It is as out of our awareness as respiration, circulation, and digestion. Brainspotting® dismantles the trauma, symptom, somatic distress and dysfunctional beliefs at the reflexive core.
Brainspotting® is most powerful and effective when done with the enhancement of BioLateral Sound CDs. Biolateral sound enhances the brain’s processing abilities by alternately stimulating each cerebral hemisphere. The healing sound directly enters the brain through the auditory nerves while the eardrums are vibrated bilaterally.
Brainspotting® is a physiological therapeutic tool which can be integrated into a wide range of healing modalities, including psychological as well as somatic approaches to treatment.
Brainspotting® provides a neurobiological tool for accessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of somatic and emotionally-based conditions. It can be an effective and efficient treatment tool for:
- Physical and emotional trauma
- Recovery from injury and accident trauma
- Trauma resulting from medical interventions and treatment
- Stress and trauma-related medical illness
- Performance issues, including sexual dysfunction
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
- Addictions (especially cravings)
- Environmental Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Preparation and recovery from surgery
- Trauma resulting from war and natural disasters
- Anger and rage problems
- Anxiety and panic
David Grand, Ph.D. is the developer and trainer of Brainspotting®, For more information on Dr. Grand and Brainspotting® visit his website:www.biolateral.com/brainspotting.htm or check out David’s new book that fully explains the process and how it works.
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