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Psychological trauma can affect your personality, emotions, memory, and even your physical health. Symptoms of psychological trauma can manifest as irritability and mood swings, anxiety and fear, confusion and difficulty concentrating, or even IBS, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. While the effects of psychological trauma are highly individualized, any of these symptoms can impact the quality of your life and relationships.
Brainspotting (BSP) is a technique used in therapy to help heal from emotional trauma. A “Brainspot” is associated with an eye position directly related to the part of the brain holding the experience in memory form. A trained therapist guides the patient by identifying physical cues triggered by an eye position when accessing the negative emotion. When the location of the memory is identified, the therapist helps process the feelings associated with the memory.
Brainspotting was developed through David Grand’s work with the survivors of trauma and is shown to help people access, process, and overcome negative emotions and physical pain caused by emotional trauma. But Brainspotting is also very effective for symptoms unrelated to a specific trauma. BSP therapy can help in any situation where your thinking or emotions are holding you back.
BSP sessions can be in-person or via video conference.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.