Your subconscious brain (the part of your brain in charge of breathing, heart beating, digestion, immune system, etc.) is constantly scanning itself and your external environment for threats to safety. Because of this superpower, your brain is able to scan and solve most of the problems that arise in your life. Mental health symptoms (like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc) come up when your brain cannot solve these problems, which are mostly trauma-based.
What it is, and how it's used
Often, talk-therapy and other approaches take the brain and body of the counseling equation which can lead to long, unfocused, and unproductive treatment. Brainspotting is based on the belief that the body and brain are an integrated unit and that whatever is going on in your brain is going on in your body and vice versa.
Brainspotting works with the hypothesis that where you look affects how you feel. Your visual field is used to help engage the areas of your brain that are specifically in charge of physical and emotional regulation by finding “brainspots” (specific visual areas that are more activating) and processing your experiences while looking at these spots through focused mindfulness.
Stained Glass Counseling believes that the goal of therapy is to not need it anymore. Brandi’s experience is that Brainspotting helps her clients find resolutions to whatever issues brought them to treatment more quickly.
Issues Brainspotting Can Help With:
Trauma & PTSD Symptoms
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Addiction & Substance Cravings
Chronic Pain & Chronic Fatigue
Athletic & Creative Performance
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