Brain-based therapy is the fastest-growing field in psychological health because of its proven ability to address issues that talk therapy can take years to heal. Brainspotting combines the merits and strengths of both brain-based and more traditional talk therapies, resulting in a powerful technique that allows you to heal faster and more deeply than with talk therapies alone.
Our eyes and brains are intricately woven together, and vision is the primary way that we orient ourselves to our environments (Brainspotting is still effective for those with impaired or no vision). Signals sent from our eyes are deeply processed in the brain, and the brain then subsequently directs where we look, moment to moment. Trauma can overwhelm the brain’s processing ability, leaving behind pieces of the trauma in an unprocessed, “frozen” state. Brainspotting uses our field of vision to find where we are holding these traumas in our brain. Just as the eyes naturally scan the environment for information, they can also be used to scan our inside environments – our brains – for information. By keeping the gaze focused on a specific external spot, we maintain the brain’s focus on the specific internal spot where trauma is stored, in order to promote the deep processing that leads to the trauma’s release and resolution.
Sessions are typically 45-50 minutes and are offered via tele therapy with Jennifer Trainor, M.Ed..