Exploring Brainspotting and Consciousness
Brainspotting (BSP) is a talk therapy that reveals a client’s unprocessed traumas through fixed eye positions.
BSP therapy is based largely on modified methods from other therapies:
- Somatic Experiencing (SE)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Acupuncture (but without needles)
Together, these work to diagnose and treat potential roots of your trauma
Brainspotting (BSP) is a powerful therapeutic approach that unveils unprocessed traumas by pinpointing fixed eye positions. These specific eye positions are associated with “brainspots,” which are regions of the mind that harbor thoughts and emotions. By focusing on these troubling brainspots, individuals can delve into their hidden mental challenges.
Drawing from techniques of various therapies, including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and even elements of acupuncture (without needles), BSP therapy delves into the potential roots of trauma. It’s a way to diagnose and treat the sources of your trauma, a journey often best undertaken with guidance and support.
Specific eye positions each link to their own “brainspot,” an area of the mind that retains thoughts and emotions. Clients fixate on troubling brainspots to uncover hidden mental challenges.
Connecting Brainspotting with Consciousness
Our eyes serve as conduits to our consciousness. BSP capitalizes on this natural connection by utilizing relevant eye positions. This aids BSP therapists in locating, focusing, processing, and ultimately releasing a wide spectrum of emotional and bodily conditions.
Who Can Benefit from Brainspotting?
BSP taps into the body’s innate ability to scan and heal itself. Stimulating a brainspot seems to trigger a signal from the deep brain to the therapist, signifying the discovery of the issue’s source. BSP can also amplify natural resources and resilience. This approach can unpack deep traumas that are often linked to the core of conditions like depression, anxiety, blocks, or addictions.
When progress seems stagnant in your journey of healing or manifestation, brainspotting can dig deeper in a way that doesn’t retraumatize. Its role is akin to EMDR or Somatic Experiencing, yet distinctly its own. It empowers clients to navigate their subconscious terrain, starting with the issue they choose.
Differentiating Brainspotting, EMDR, Hypnosis, and SE
While Brainspotting, EMDR, SE, and hypnosis trigger similar brainwave states, they each specialize in catering to unique needs. Brainspotting, with its steady eye positions, offers greater freedom for clients to confront their traumas, making it a valuable tool for those needing a more active role in their therapy journey.
How Brainspotting Works
The process involves:
- Uncovering repressed traumas through guided brainspot exploration.
- Facilitating physical and mental healing by releasing unprocessed trauma.
Additional methods can complement your healing journey, including ongoing therapy sessions and other practices like the Law of Assumption and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).
A Glimpse into a Brainspotting Session
Sessions follow a talk therapy format. The therapist empowers the client to navigate their subconscious and guides them through sifting and healing within the specific brainspot. Sessions are client-led, with their vision focused on the challenging brainspot, enabling them to explore its depths as they see fit.
Duration of Treatment
The length of treatment can vary, ranging from a few sessions to more extensive engagement, depending on the severity of the mental trauma.
Embark on a journey of deep healing and self-discovery with Brainspotting – an avenue to unveil the power of consciousness and reclaim control over your mental well-being.
Skills Learned in Brainspotting
- Overcoming fears of vulnerability
- Overcoming tightness and pain in the body
- Embracing change to thoughts and feelings
- Becoming more self-aware
- increasing self confidence
- Familiarity with the power of emotional release, without the out-of-control feelings of “purging”
- Becoming mindful of how you hold stress in your body, and how to instantly release it