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Frequently Asked Questions
How does one feel after a Brainspotting session?
- It’s common to feel emotionally drained
- Emotionally raw
- Clearer in the mind
- Focused and resilient
- Your brain will be processing the issues worked on during therapy on its own and with or without your awareness
What are the benefits of doing this type of healing work?
People have reported that Brainspotting Therapy is a “Stress-detox” experience and feels it enhances their coping skills and ability to handle stress. One of the biggest benefits is you don’t need to verbalize the details of the trauma while in a Brainspotting session.
- Clients tend to experience more resilience, joy, and inner peace once the traumas are resolved
- Negative and irrational beliefs caused by trauma change
- Depression symptoms are dissected and processed through childhood events causing the distressing symptoms
- Improvement in sleep
- Concentration is enhanced and clients tend to focus more and seem to be less impulsive
- Somatic symptoms decrease
- Creativity increases
- Improvements in your energy levels
What is the main difference between regular therapy and Brainspotting therapy?
Brainspotting focuses on treating the deeper parts of the brain. In Regular Therapy, your primarily focused on the thinking part of the brain which can cause you to hit a brick wall and stop showing up for sessions due to feeling as if symptoms never left your mind.
Why use Bilateral Sounds?
While using bilateral sounds, the left and right brain hemisphere are stimulated. The sounds allow you to process painful memories without feeling highly aroused. At the same time, you don’t have to talk in detail about what happened during the traumatic event. It makes processing trauma much easier to do.
What if I get too overwhelmed during the process?
You are the leader of the Brainspotting session. The therapist is there to provide you with emotional space and safety. I will focus on helping you find a safe spot in the room before you start processing thoughts. The safe spot is where you can look at when the intensity of the trauma is causing distress in the body.
What’s with the name Brainspotting?
When Trauma is witnessed or personally experienced, the brain holds the traumatic memories in the stem and midbrain. Where the client orients themselves in a room, affects the feelings they experience from their body and the emotions that come up for them.
Problems that Brainspotting Treats:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Trauma
- Emotional Trauma/ childhood emotional neglect
- Car Accidents or injury
- Man-Made or natural disasters
- Medical Treatment or interventions
- Procrastination associated with Trauma
- Emotional Blocks
- Negative Self-Esteem
- Relationship Problems/couples work
- Public Speaking
- Performance anxiety
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain
- Abandonment issues
- Traumas from being incarcerated