Healing in Relationship

Darleen Gegich, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Imago Relationship Therapist




BRAINSPOTTING


WHAT IS BRAINSPOTTING?

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused therapy approach which works by helping an individual locate, process, and release sources of emotional and physical pain and trauma where it has been suppressed in the brain. This treatment approach is effective for treating patients who have experienced physical or psychological trauma, as well as emotional disturbances, anxiety disorders, and phobias. 


HOW DOES BRAINSPOTTING WORK?

While a therapist may attempt to access both the physical and emotional “locations” of negative emotions, brainspotting therapists use something called “dual attunement,” a process through which the therapist simultaneously attunes to the therapeutic relationship as well as the brain-body response of the person in therapy. There is some evidence that brainspotting works primarily on the limbic system, a collection of brain structures that play a role in emotion, long-term memory, cognition, motivation, impulse control, and several other psychological factors that can affect well-being.


WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BRAINSPOTTING?

Those who have experienced either physical or emotional trauma may benefit from brainspotting. This form of therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing:



To find out more about Brainspotting:  www.brainspotting.com





“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening.”

            

            Peter Levine